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What is a good sewing machine for a teenager?

Well, I’m 14 and I would like to get a sewing machine for my birthday. There are a lot of projects that I would like to create but most of them call for a sewing machine. I don’t want anything super high-tech, maybe just something with a push pedal thing.

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6 Responses to “What is a good sewing machine for a teenager?”

  1. Sammy and Tiger says:

    I have a singer machine that cost me maybe $ 100, it works great for small projects and is a great learning machine!

  2. LostLover says:

    Nothin like a singer sewing machine

  3. kay says:

    http://www.cet.com/~pennys/faq/smfaq.htm

    What I want for beginners in sewing:

    - a machine that doesn’t scare you
    - a machine that isn’t balky (cheap new machines are often very
    balky or need adjustments often and are rarely repairable –
    just too frustrating to learn on!)
    - very good straight stitch
    - good zigzag (4-5 mm is fine, more than that is gravy)
    - a method of making buttonholes that makes sense to you
    - adjustable presser foot pressure (which helps some fabric
    handling issues)
    - accessory presser feet that don’t cost an arm and a leg
    (machines that use a “short shank foot” typically handle
    generic presser feet pretty well. Some brands of machines use
    proprietary or very expensive presser feet)

    If the budget stretches far enough:

    - blindhem and stretch blindhem stitches
    - triple zigzag (nice for elastic applications)
    - a couple of decorative stitches (you won’t use them nearly as
    much as you think)
    - electronic machine because of the needle position control and
    because the stepper motors give you full “punching force” at
    slow sewing speeds — mechanical machines often will stall at
    slow speeds.

    Please go to the best sewing machine dealers around and ask them
    to show you some machines in your price range, *especially* used
    machines you can afford. You’ll get a far better machine buying
    used than new, and a good dealer is worth their weight in sewing
    machine needles when you get a machine problem — often they can
    talk you through the problem over the phone. While you’re trying
    things out, try a couple of machines (sewing only, not combo
    sewing-embroidery) over your price limit, just so you can see
    what the difference in stitch quality and ease of use might be.
    You may find you want to go for the used Cadillac. Or you might
    want the new basic Chevy. Might as well try both out.

    Suggested reading: John Giordano’s The Sewing Machine Book
    (especially for used machines), Carol Ahles’ Fine Machine Sewing
    (especially the first and last few chapters) and Gale Grigg
    Hazen’s Owner’s Guide to Sewing Machines, Sergers and Knitting
    Machines. All of these are likely to be available at your public
    library.

    Used brands I’d particularly look for: Elna, Bernina,
    Viking/Husqvarna, Pfaff, Singer (pre 1970), Juki, Toyota

    New “bargain brand” I’d probably pick, if new bargain was my choice:
    Janome (who also does Kenmore).

  4. violet says:

    I own this machine and highly recommend it.
    Kenmore Drop-In Bobbin Sewing Machine – 90 Stitch Functions, Built-in 1-Step Buttonhole
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_02016231000P?vName=Appliances&cName=Garment+Care&sName=Electronic

    Its powerful, easy to use, sews heavy fabric (like jeans) beautifully, doesn’t jam up, not computerized, very reliable.

    Can read the reviews to see what others think. I’ve had this sewing machine for 2 years and I love it. I’ve sewed for over 10 years (had a 1980s New Home machine), but I like easy to operate machines, not the type I have to drag out the instructions everytime to figure it out.
    —-

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