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Has anyone tried a john lewis £59 sewing machine?

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LoveBeingAbleToNamechange Wed 29-Jun-11 18:41:55

So am a beginner and wondering if this is a good way to start. Have you tried one?

ThunderboltKid Wed 29-Jun-11 18:45:33

I got one for Christmas. It's purple; I love it! I was a complete beginner and it's been great because it's so simple, but works really well. So far ive only made cushion covers and curtains, but it's handled a wide range of materials, some quite thick, without any problems at all.

TheOriginalFAB Wed 29-Jun-11 18:48:10

Ooooh heck. I want one now grin.

£59 you say?

<plans shopping trip tomorrow>

Blottedcopybook Wed 29-Jun-11 19:11:06

I'm really wary of them, to be honest. I bought one for my sister-in-law and it just felt so flimsy and lightweight that I was seriously worried about it. I don't like that the foot is attached to the machine either. Personally I'd avoid it and get a basic entry-level sewing machine but I'm happy to admit that I am undoubedtly biased as I sell sewing machines for a living!

RachelHRD Wed 29-Jun-11 19:19:50

Ooh have been wanting to get a simple sewing machine for ages and that looks fab. Now red or fuschia hmm....

RunsWithScissors Wed 29-Jun-11 19:55:08

I have one, and it's been surprisingly good. I feared it might be flimsy or not very useful, but I've hemmed things (include jeans), sewed a purse and various curtains. Didn't think it would be very robust (had a "proper" machine but had to leave it with an overseas move).

Not bad for it's price.

JemimaMop Wed 29-Jun-11 20:02:13

I have one and it is great. I don't do major sewing jobs, but it is great for running up clothes for DD, putting zips in etc.

LoveBeingAbleToNamechange Wed 29-Jun-11 20:09:26

Blotted what would you recommend?

Everyone else thanks that's exactly the sort of stuff I'm wanting to do, not sure I'm going to be able to resist grin

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