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Old 05-23-2006, 12:45 PM   #1  
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Default Do any of those mini sewing machines actually work well?

Anyone have one that they can recommend?
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:12 PM   #2  
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Nope....never heard of one that works!
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sewing machine...and I LOVE IT!!! Much easier than dragging out my big one and it really works well - once I got the hang of it and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!! Just my l'il ole' opinion!! Deb
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Ugh! I hate mine.
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I have the ProvoCraft one and haven't had a great experience with it. On plain printer paper it works fine. On anything heavier (like any cardstock) it jams or stitches unevenly, no matter the tension setting. It's about to bless my garbage can because I can't even give it away!
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I hated my mini-sewing machine. It was the worst. I don't remember what kind it was, but it was around $10 at Hobby Lobby. Now, QVC had a Euro-Pro last week that they were promoting for beginning sewers and scrapbooking. It was $100. I think depending on how much you would use it, and your budget, that would be the way to go. If I had the cash, I would have had one. I hope that you find something that works for you.
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I hated my mini-sewing machine. It was the worst. I don't remember what kind it was, but it was around $10 at Hobby Lobby. Now, QVC had a Euro-Pro last week that they were promoting for beginning sewers and scrapbooking. It was $100. I think depending on how much you would use it, and your budget, that would be the way to go. If I had the cash, I would have had one. I hope that you find something that works for you.
You don't happen to have the item number of the QVC sewing machine do you? I just did a search but didn't find anything. It sounds interesting! Thanks!
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I believe it's hsn.com that carries the Euro Pro brand. Just type euro pro sewing machine in the search and it will pull them up. HTH
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I have a Sew Crafty that a friend gave me. It's at Michaels and not too expensive. It does its job on small projects. I am still learning how to use it but did a swap with it and liked the way they turned out!
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About 2 weeks ago Cosco had good - real sewing machines on for $89.00. They sew demin so they will sew cardstock. Thats really what I bought it for. I wouldn't buy a cheap one - not worth it. My daughter found a machine at a sewing shop that was 200.00 regular - she got it for 100.00 on sale. I think thats a good deal. You should look for deals like that not these cheap ones that don't work and just frustrate you.
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