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Sewing machine for basic tasks?

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NumptyNu Wed 26-Feb-14 13:08:54

Hi there, can anyone recommend a decent sewing machine for basic tasks such as taking up hems, basic school costumes, kiddie crafts etc? I used to do a bit of sewing as a teenager, but am otherwise a beginner. I don't need all singing all dancing, but would like something reliable.

Any thoughts comrades?

WillSingForCake Wed 26-Feb-14 13:38:20

I bought a John Lewis own-brand one for £99 and it's great. I'm a beginner and find it easy to use. It's this one.

NumptyNu Wed 26-Feb-14 13:55:53

Hi cake, can you do trouser hems on that one? Looks good.

WillSingForCake Wed 26-Feb-14 21:37:44

Yep. Or at least I'm pretty sure you can - I always use that sticky iron-on stuff to do trouser hems, which I suppose is a bit lazy now I've bought a sewing machine!

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