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    Dh asked me what I want for Christmas. I was thinking about asking for a sewing maching. But I know nothing about them. Are there things I need on it? things that are helpful. Things I should stear clear of?

    My DH is a shopper that I have to tell him where it is, how much it is etc.

    Please Help me find the right one!

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    that is what i want for chrirstmas as well!! i also have n o idea, will be watching for other posts! Good luck!

    I want something that is really easy to use but is a great sewing machine, but not too much $$$
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    [QUOTE=bensmommy;660137]that is what i want for chrirstmas as well!! i also have n o idea, will be watching for other posts! Good luck!

    I want something that is really easy to use but is a great sewing machine, but not too much $$$[/QUOTE]

    Exactly!!!

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    That's what I want to I have been looking on kijiji for one.

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    i know walmart has some, but im not sure what they are like?
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    There are a few stores you could look in. I personally would not go with the cheapest machine. If you are new to sewing it will be very frustrating to work with a machine that is tempermental.

    I looked online at sears and this looks like a good basic machine and is on sale until Nov 1. I have had my 22-stitch Kenmore for 15 years now and it still runs as good as it did new. The Sewing Superstore carries a large selection of used and new. Both these stores will let you sit down and try various machines in store. These stores I believe include a free lesson on how to use the machine (ie. threading, etc.) with purchase.

    I don't know what the machines are like at Walmart.

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    oh that kenmore looks like a nice machine!
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    I purchase mine from Walmart 8 years ago..... It does a few simple stitches..... I have not used button holes etc. but I have sewn a few cutain, roman blinds, hemmed a few pairs of pants, fixed shorts, and sewn a few kids books... I think I paid $99 or $119 - white with red writing...

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    Mine is a Kenmore and I've had several problems with it. It came with a tune-up after 1 year or something but I never wanted to part with it long enough to have it done. Probably something to do with the fact that Sears had a truck stolen with our air cleaner in it that was in for service and we were given somebodies else's used one to replace it.
    I like the functions, pretty basic but a buttonhole template and stretch stiches, now if they would just work properly. I was thinking that it wasn't that old but I got it when my friends kids were born and they are in grade 10 and 11 now so 15 to 16 years. Wow, I wonder if they'll still do that service?

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