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

Forum > Sewing Machines > Babylock BL 9 sale ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Babylock BL 9 sale
SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD  Friend of PR
Intermediate
FL
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2564
Send Message

      



Date: 11/16/12 7:14 PM

I have been debating on a secondary machine for a few weeks now. I want it mechanical and bells & whistles are not important to me.
May take it to sewing get-togethers when I don't need the features of my Ellisimo.
Just want to be able to turn to it and sew a seam.
Want to be able to let my visiting young ones sew on it (ages 6-10).
Want power in the foot pedal to zip through seam layers say on a canvas table cover.
For example, if I have a brown thread in my Ellisimo and it's tweaked to do a tote with batting and I just want to repair a seam on white cotton blouse handed to me will this machine do that without feed dogs eating fabric?
I found the BL9 on sale right now- only one PR review, very positive.
Is it really noisey? Does anyone else own/use it? Any thoughts appreciated.
Sandi
PS
Am still considering the Molly but only because of the needle threader and $250+ more for that seems a bit too high.

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

Steffie
starstar
Steffie
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 11/6/04
Posts: 894
Send Message

      



Date: 11/17/12 11:21 PM

My mom recently purchased the BL-9 as a back-up machine and to take to classes. It is a very basic machine -- she has had no issues with it. The bobbin is not a drop-in bobbin. My mom's main machine is a Bernina so she was okay with the machine not having a drop-in bobbin.

SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD  Friend of PR
Intermediate
FL
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2564
Send Message

      



Date: 11/18/12 8:14 PM

Thanks. I grew up on a Singer 301 and owned a Bernina 430- both rotary and both very good stitching.
Sounds like the BL9 is a good value.

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

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. Sewing Machines >> Babylock BL 9 sale

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Register

Altering Pants
Altering Pants

Register

McCall's 2255

photo
by: piggyflowe...

Review

Pattern

J Stern Designs Ribbon Skirt Pattern

J Stern Designs Ribbon Skirt Pattern

Buy Now
Sewing Workshop Valencia Jacket & Pants Pattern

Sewing Workshop Valencia Jacket & Pants Pattern

Buy Now

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

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.