When is it time for a new sewing machine?

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When is it time for a new sewing machine?

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How many sewing machines have you gone through and when is the time to get a new one?

I've had my current one for over 25 years now...possibly 30 years! I can't remember when my parents bought it for me. For years I had it in a closet and only recently got it out again and have been using it weekly. It's a Kenmore and seems to be working okay.

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I have 2 singer sewing machines.. one that is simple one and another is a more complicated.. sometimes i have a hard time trying to figure out how to use the machine with the ins and outs of the thread... but i like the simplier one thats a 1-2 - 3 process

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yvonne219 wrote: September 7th, 2020, 4:14 pm I have 2 singer sewing machines.. one that is simple one and another is a more complicated.. sometimes i have a hard time trying to figure out how to use the machine with the ins and outs of the thread... but i like the simplier one thats a 1-2 - 3 process
Mine is definitely a low end student type one but it's really hanging in there. I don't know if I have the patience to use one with multiple threads and all those settings. I rarely change my settings on mine :D

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Re: When is it time for a new sewing machine?

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I think modern chinese builds get damaged pretty quickly. So getting one after every 4 or so year is necessity lately. But if you do get the german or japanese builds or local builds, they tend to stay for years like decades.

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Re: When is it time for a new sewing machine?

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It depends on whether or not you want a new one. If you don't, then you don't need a new one!

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I think If your sewing machine is ruining projects, then it's time to consider your options. Now, if a sewing machine ruins one project, it might be time for a repair rather than a replacement. If the same [spam link removed] is ruining project after project, then it is likely beyond repair.

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Re: When is it time for a new sewing machine?

Post: # 1419Post ZandraJoi »

My parents still have their old one from when I was a kid. It still runs, however not that well lol We did buy a sewing machine years ago but since we rarely used it, we ended up giving it to my dad. He loves tinkering with things & is always sewing something.
To answer the question, best time to buy is when 1- it no longer works or 2- you want an upgrade. Some of the newer models make it easier to do sewing.

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