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From: drgrl21
Date: 03-08-2006, 05:22 PM (1 of 2)
Hello, I am new to sewing. I want to start making childrens' clothing. I also want to make appliques on jeans ect. What is a good machine that does it all for a beginner. I also need a simple serger.

I actually want something that is easy to thread, maybe self threader ect. Computerized also. Please help. I want to spend less than 300$. I was thinking of the Brothers Disney machine. Any thoughts? Thanks,

User: drgrl21
Member since: 03-08-2006
Total posts: 40
From: paroper
Date: 03-08-2006, 09:22 PM (2 of 2)
As far as I know the low end Disney machine is an embroidery only machine. You do not have to have an embroidery machine to do applique. It can be done on a regular machine with patience and a satin or thick zig zag stitch.

I'm sure that someone will be along to help you with some good suggestions here in just a few. I'm a little out of touch with the best sewing machine for your needs in that price range. You could probably find a good used sewing machine at a garage sale (non computerized) sometimes you can find fantasic buys with excellent older machines which would give you a little more to spend on an embroidery machine if you wanted or apply it toward supplies or your serger.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
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