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Old 09.06.2012, 12:01
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Re: Buy sewing machine

Just bought this from Ikea for Chf 89.95....
http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/90211499/



Love it...love it...love it! Good quality too :-D
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Re: Buy sewing machine

Thanks in which section in Ikea I could find sewing machine? Because i went to ikea aubonne and never saw it.
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Re: Buy sewing machine

You should see it in the textiles section near the rugs/carpets, etc. Look for the patterns section. We have it at the Lyssach location (close to Bern).

Not sure about other stores. If you go to ikea.ch.... look up:

nähmaschine

Then click on the machine... you should get to this one:

http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/90211499/

Then look for this:

Kaufe diese Artikel in deinem IKEA Einrichtungshaus

Next, choose your store from the drop down menu and it should show you how many there are in the store.
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Old 11.06.2012, 12:54
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*Of course I should say that it's an excellent machine. Nothing against the machines itself. I personally just don't like the way it stitches/sounds. Probably because I'm just use to my old. But my favorite was my grandmothers' black singer. It make the most perfect stitches.
I have heard many times that the old Singers were great. Unfortunately I have never used any. I have used the professional ones at the course I did and although they didn't have fancy stitches, electronic screen, etc. they were also great and the stitch was just perfect.
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Re: Buy sewing machine

In this weeks Fust flyer, there's sewing machine advertised for 62% discount with a 3 year guarantee. I don't know how it is, but perhaps would be worth a look as there there are two stores in Vevey.

Here's the info:
Machine a coudre performante

TOYOTA Jeans 15
Convient pour des tissus epais - function boutonniere. No art. 366412.

In the ad, it lists price now 149.90 from 399.90
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Old 11.06.2012, 18:31
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In this weeks Fust flyer, there's sewing machine advertised for 62% discount with a 3 year guarantee. I don't know how it is, but perhaps would be worth a look as there there are two stores in Vevey.

Here's the info:
Machine a coudre performante

TOYOTA Jeans 15
Convient pour des tissus epais - function boutonniere. No art. 366412.

In the ad, it lists price now 149.90 from 399.90
I saw that one too. Much better option than the Ikea one. They have another one also on sale for CHf117. But I'd probably go with the one you list.
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Old 11.06.2012, 18:36
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Re: Buy sewing machine

I have had my Migros sewing machine for years now. I don't do fancy stuff; I mainly bought it to sew curtains for our then new house. Now I just use it for smaller patchwork and appliqué projects. It has not disappointed me so far.
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Toys 'R Us? My first sewing machine?
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Just bought this from Ikea for Chf 89.95....
http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/90211499/


Love it...love it...love it! Good quality too :-D
This thread introduced me to the Ikea sewing machine, and after reading some more reviews on the internet, I decided to buy it. (By the way, it is called Sy)

Must say, it is a great little machine - much better than expected! Simple and sturdy, with a clear instruction manual. I have already finished various projects, and Sy did really well. Since I only need it for practical use, and not because sewing is a hobby of mine, this machine is just what I need. I like the fact that it is small, so easy to store.

I agree that it looks a bit daft, but I can totally recommend it, for both adults and kids. Thanks Maria!
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Toys 'R Us? My first sewing machine?
Well...it does what a sewing maching is supposed to Look what I stitched
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Re: Buy sewing machine

There is Singer available on Lidl..A promo going on
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Re: Buy sewing machine

We have an old foot powered one, it's big but you can have it if you want it..PM me
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Well...it does what a sewing maching is supposed to Look what I stitched
Very good traditional design - far more comfortable and practical than baby sized designer tight jeans. Well done.

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Re: Buy sewing machine

Hello guys
If i buy an ikea sewing machine,will i be able to buy the accesories for it .?for eg the needles,and other parts incase the needles gets damaged?kindly let me know guys.
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If i buy an ikea sewing machine,will i be able to buy the accesories for it .?for eg the needles,and other parts incase the needles gets damaged?kindly let me know guys.
Most probably. The mechanism is probably a clone of some other inexpensive model, and there is a fair degree of standardisation for needles and bobbins. The feet and such don't exactly look like NASA engineering, but then again, you can only expect so much for 65 CHF.
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If i buy an ikea sewing machine,will i be able to buy the accesories for it .?for eg the needles,and other parts incase the needles gets damaged?kindly let me know guys.
Needles are standards. Just make you you use the appropriate needle to the fabric you are using.
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Re: Buy sewing machine

Bringing this old thread back up, as I am looking for a new machine for the first time in about 15-20 years… and my head’s spinning at how much machines have changed.

So I'm looking for current (ish) recommendations, for and against, especially experience with newer generation machines. And those who replied 4 years ago - are you still happy with your machines?

What I'm looking for:

I used to sew a lot, everything from tailored clothing to household decorations. In the last decade, though, I haven’t sewn much, mostly the occasional hem. The impetus for a new machine now is curtains - that is, simple sewing. I expect that I’ll mostly do curtains, furniture covers, duvet covers, and the like - so really looking for a simple heavy duty workhorse of a machine.

I have no need for a thousand fancy stitches; forward, backwards, zig zag is pretty much all I need. I’d like a mostly mechanical machine, I would prefer to stay away from one that is overly-computerized as I see that as useless, one more thing to break down. I do want a fully automatic buttonholer, though, just in case I ever get back to clothing.

I’ve always used Singers, from my grandmother’s old pedal-powered to my mom’s 50s iron beast to models from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and don’t know much about other brands. The reason I stopped sewing much here is that my current machine developed a bottom tension fault and the Singer repair service in Switzerland proved absolutely useless. (If any of you have had a good experience with Singer repair here, please let me know.) Durability and ‘repair-ability’ are key issues for me.

So…. given the above, what brands and models would you recommend today?

Many thanks.
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Re: Buy sewing machine

I'm about to buy myself a new machine. After researching, I came to the conclusion that this is the best fit for me.

Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

http://www.toptenreviews.com/home/cr...wing-machines/
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Re: Buy sewing machine

If you are willing to forgo the automatic buttonhole, then I would recommend the Pfaff Select line. I grew up on Singer myself, but have had 2 Pfaffs from the Select line and am really happy. It's a good mechanical machine, and has made it through some thick layers nicely.

I think you'd be fine with a 2.0 or a 3.0 version since you don't need many stitches.

The bottonhole function on these is honestly really easy and is divided into 3 stitches, a left and a right for the long stitches, and the short stitch to close off the ends (no need to turn the fabric). I'd never made a buttonhole before, and had absolutely no problems figuring it out on the machine.
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