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From: koshibunni
Date: 02-21-2007, 06:13 PM (1 of 4)
I'm looking at a singer 7468 as the model I want, I've been sewing things by hand for years now, and I'm about to get a machine but I haven't heard anything about this machine is there any tips or advice, I'll be making clothing on this machine
User: koshibunni
Member since: 02-20-2007
Total posts: 1
From: esrun3
Date: 02-21-2007, 10:12 PM (2 of 4)
Hi and Welcome! Asking for advise on a sewing machine will get you a zillion answers-all different around here! We all love our machines. I do not know the machine you are looking at but I can tell you that I love my Singer 9940! My only complaint with the machine isn't the machine-it's the dealer, not as helpful as they could be but since I've been sewing for many years I manage to get by.

Be sure that you like the dealer you are buying from too-you almost shop for a dealer more than a machine these days so that you can get the support you need.

My advise, go into a dealer and test drive the machine, be sure it does what you need it to do for you and be sure YOU try the machine-don't just let them show it to you.

Let us know how you like the machine if you get it!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: IsabelleB
Date: 02-22-2007, 08:18 AM (3 of 4)
Welcome, Koshibunni! :bluesmile
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
From: Tom Land
Date: 02-22-2007, 11:35 PM (4 of 4)
Lyn hit it all right on the head. Make sure you like the dealer. If he promises anything more than the warranty get it in writing.(extended warranty etc.) You should test drive any machine before buying. Then try others. This is especially true of the 7400 class. Try other brands. If the dealer only sells Singer try the 9900 class. You will feel the difference immediately. If a machine runs rough and loud it is not going to perform well for long. Singer now allows the dealers to give a refund and take machines back for 30 days but not all honor this (the dealer can then return the machine to Singer for credit). Make sure yours does. If you are looking at it online or catalog order be aware that eventhough most will allow you to return it you may be charged for shipping and handling for both directions. This could be so high that you would decide not to return it.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
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