SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Forum > NEW to PatternReview? > Newby ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Newby
sewing machines
sunshinnes
sunshinnes
Member since 5/8/12
Posts: 1
Send Message

      



Date: 5/8/12 6:15 PM

Hi my name is Shawn and I found this site by trying to find a sewing machines and reading reviews.. I am ready to become a sewer!!! so many people I know are sewing .. I have a yorkie named CoCo and I am wanting to make her some clothes.. I am 50 years old and do not know how to sew .... If someone can help me find the right sewing machine that would be great, even though I am a beginner I would like a machine I can grow into.. I saw this one Brother PC-420 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway ..also one that sews and embrod...
paloverde
paloverde  Friend of PR
Arizona USA
Member since 10/17/07
Posts: 162
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 5/9/12 5:09 PM

Welcome, Shawn.

I suggest you start by going to the beginner's forum. There, near the top, you'll find a pinned topic about beginner's looking for a machine. It has lots of advice. You can also post questions on the sewing machine board. Also, feel free to ask questions in the beginner's section.
MagnoliaHoney
MagnoliaHoney
Kansas USA
Member since 8/16/10
Posts: 245
Skill: Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 5/9/12 7:29 PM

I would go to a dealer and look at used/vintage machines. I would probably start with a regular zig zag machine...not a embroidery machine but that's just me.

Pet clothes can be really simple. And for embroidery you could hand embroider some little designs on them, fairly fast....

------
Visit my blog http://www.heathersprairie.blogspot.com

heathergwo
heathergwo
California USA
Member since 11/14/11
Posts: 958
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 5/9/12 10:26 PM

I wouldn't start out with a combo machine... personally I spent about $200 on a basic, but new computerized machine. That way if I didn't end up liking sewing as much as I thought I would, I would only be out $200... and if I really liked it, then I could upgrade fairly soon and keep the other other as a good backup.

It turned out to be a great investment! I ended up loving sewing and about 10 mos after I started, I upgraded, but still LOVE my original machine and keep it for all kinds of things.

That's just MY opinion though :-)

BTW - I bought a Singer curvy 8763

------
Brother Innovis 1250D
Babylock Enlighten
Singer Curvy 8763
Brother 1034D
Janome 385.19606
Brother 2340CV

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. NEW to PatternReview? >> Newby

Merchants on PR

Fitography Patterns


Perfect fit from photos!
Deals!

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Home Sewing Depot


Home Dec Sewing Supplies
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Class Details

Online Class
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Class Details

Vogue Patterns 8214

photo
by: Passion4Se...

Review
New Look 6049

photo
by: Natasha Jo...

Review
Sewing Workshop Odette and Ivy Tops

Sewing Workshop Odette and Ivy Tops

Pattern Details
Petite Plus Patterns Swing Coat

Petite Plus Patterns Swing Coat

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.