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From: Bambee
Date: 12-03-2005, 02:25 PM (1 of 2)
I have never used a sewing machine before, but I just bought a EuroPro for about $100. Its all steel construction, 35 stitch functions, and came with a free case. I tried setting it up today and have NO CLUE where to start! I read the manual a few times but Im still confused. I forsee alot of practice time ahead. Im wondering if anyone can tell me anything about this machine...such as its quality or any problems I may run into with it. I plan to use it for clothing alterations, making purses, blankets, and curtains *that is after I learn to use it! This machine claims to be able to sew through several layers of denim, which is another reason I bought it. So in short...did I buy a piece of junk or a good starter machine?
User: Bambee
Member since: 12-03-2005
Total posts: 1
From: DragonLady
Date: 12-03-2005, 04:52 PM (2 of 2)
I have a Euro-Pro, and I love it. It's my first sewing machine, and it took me a bit of time & work to learn to use it.

I had to learn not to pull the fabric out behind the needle...the feed dogs do that for you! And I had to learn to sew in a straight line.... Now, I've got it all figured out, and I can't imagine how I did without it. :wink:

Do you have anyone who can help you? Anyone who's experienced and can guide you through it? If so, that would probably be the best way to begin; as you probably won't make the mistakes I did.

If not...all I can say is, jump in and do it. Learn to thread it right, and wind a bobbin. Put it on "slow" and just start stitching on some old scraps. It took me about a week to get over that fear of pushing the wrong button and making it explode. :nervous:

I think it's a great machine, and it sounds like you got a good deal. There are certainly others that do more & will probably last longer, but I think it's perfect for starting out.
"No more twist! No more twist!"
User: DragonLady
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 152
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