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Please come and recommend a sewing machine around the £200 mark that won't be fecked by sewing heavy fabrics!

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duchesse Mon 23-Sep-13 11:00:23

My old Toyota machine is driving me up the wall by its general refusal to actually do any actual sewing. I'm very seriously thinking of getting rid of it and getting a machine that actually works. Does anybody have any recommendations for machines that could cope with say thick curtains?

duchesse Mon 23-Sep-13 11:23:34

I just bought a Janome 525S on a 30 day free trial. <gulp>

RavenRose Mon 23-Sep-13 15:23:14

I have a brother innovis 10, originally bought as a back up but it's now the machine I use most of the time. It's handled every fabric I've chucked at it, from fine silk and chiffon to thick coating and upholstery fabric. I paid about 190 for mine. It doesn't have a lot of stitches, only 16 including buttonholes but I'm mainly a dressmaker so for me it's not an issue.

There's quite a lot out there in this price range so I'd see if there are any local shops which would let you have a play? For 200 you could even find a really good second hand one. Singer do a heavyweight machine designed for heavy fabrics which may be what you need?

RavenRose Mon 23-Sep-13 15:26:15

Ah sorry, just seen you bought the janome! Have fun!

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