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|Brother:Duetta 2 4750D (Sewing Machine)|
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|Member since: 9/26/10 |
|Reviews written: 3|
|sewing machines reviewed: 3|
|Posted on:||10/6/13 5:40 PM|
|Approx price paid:||$4300|
|Had this machine for:||1 month|
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I decided to look at Brother machines, although I have not owned one for many years. Having just sold my Ellageo that took floppies, I was looking to update. Essentially I was comparing prices with comparable Babylock machines. I was skeptical on this model but the price and the extras were too tempting. It comes with a hard cover, carrying case, straight needle plate, and a variety of feet and other extras.
So far I am quite happy with the machine, although I wish it had a light for needle placement in embroidery, or that the embroidery foot had lines to show the center. I have used both the embroidery and sewing function. The machine has performed quite well. I just finished piercing a quilting top and the stitch quality is very good. So far I have been successful with the automatic needle threader that some have had issues with. I have not tried bobbin work.
I like that I can sew with the embroidery module on the machine as well. This makes it easy if you need to do a quick stitch or two. I also like the feature of the foot being able to raise automatically when you stop sewing. This makes pivoting easy.
Unlike some machines that keep beeping when the bobbin thread is low but it still has quite of bit of thread, when this machine beeps you had better stop because there is almost no thread left on that bobbin.
UPDATE: I am amazed at how this model handles thick fabric. I recently finished a purse and had to sew through two layers of batting and two fold of fabric for the handles and it went through it with ease. I thought I would have to turn to my Bernina but was wrong. It also is a great help having buttons to raise and lower the foot. It seems with the foot lift, thread cutter it makes sewing so much easier. I have not touched my Bernina 165 for at least 3 months.
I wish it had a light to help with placement of a the embroidery design. I also find threading the machine manually somewhat confusing but have been able to do so while following the directions in the manual. A slightly larger harp would be nice, as well as just a few more decorative stitches.
However overall I am happy with the machine and it saved me 2,000 dollars at least over the Unity.
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