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

Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Forum > Sewing Machines > kenmore no more? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
kenmore no more?
Calendria
Calendria  Friend of PR
Alaska USA
Member since 7/4/05
Posts: 621
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 11/20/12 9:56 PM

is it true that kenmore sewing machines are going to be no more?

do you know who will take their place?

are their any other good "work horses" that give you that bang for the buck?

thanx
RipStitcher
star
RipStitcher
Member since 5/28/12
Posts: 3094
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 11/20/12 10:03 PM

I think the most recent Kenmores in the last decade or two were just Janome's in Kenmore clothing.

You might wanna start your search there.

------
Video of how the Bionic Gear Bag works is here: www.BionicGearBag.com
Share pics with me on Instagram: RipStitcher
More pics are in my facebook group: Sew Much Nicer Community
Bernina 880 Sterling Edition, Bernina 550qe, Bernina 570qe
Babylock Ovation Serger & Babylock Sashiko
Pfaff Passport

Granddaughter: Bernina 560

Calendria
Calendria  Friend of PR
Alaska USA
Member since 7/4/05
Posts: 621
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



Date: 11/20/12 10:54 PM

thanx so much
ShantiSeamstressing
star
ShantiSeamstressing
Member since 6/11/10
Posts: 2216
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 11/21/12 12:11 PM

It is true. I was sad about that, too. I agree with the previous poster, that since Janome was making those wonderful Kenmore's anyway, that is a good starting point. I actually bought my daughter a Magnolia 7318 and she's been very happy with it. As far as "heavy duty," I have been reading a lot about the Janome HD1000 and 3000. The reviews on Amazon's site for them are positive. So they might be a possible consideration for you. I've also read about the Singer Heavy Duty 4411 and 4423, but I'm not as sure, as the reviews don't seem as consistently positive.
tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys
Wisconsin USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 8502
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to Calendria

Date: 11/21/12 4:25 PM

Overstock.com has the Janome 3000 & Sewist 500 both right at the moment. The prices are higher than Kenmore's were but both of these are suppose to be very good machines. .....

------
The Girls... The Baby & Mittee girl >^,,^

The sewing machine workers:
Hello Kitty Kate (green), Hello Kitty Valerie (computerized), Bubba Kenmore the traveler,he has case & he travels. An occasional appearance by Martha Singer .

Lord I believe, Please help my unbelief. +

Calendria
Calendria  Friend of PR
Alaska USA
Member since 7/4/05
Posts: 621
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

                                                     1 Replies



Date: 11/21/12 5:23 PM

I was wanting a reliable back up sewing machine for when my one isn't available or getting serviced. just need straight stich, zig zag and maybe a handful of functional stitches.
tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys
Wisconsin USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 8502
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to Calendria

Date: 11/21/12 9:25 PM

Oh ...what about the Janome 2212? I have one & I really like it. Very nice stitch, sturdy too, handles fabrics well.

------
The Girls... The Baby & Mittee girl >^,,^

The sewing machine workers:
Hello Kitty Kate (green), Hello Kitty Valerie (computerized), Bubba Kenmore the traveler,he has case & he travels. An occasional appearance by Martha Singer .

Lord I believe, Please help my unbelief. +

Calendria
Calendria  Friend of PR
Alaska USA
Member since 7/4/05
Posts: 621
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 11/22/12 1:57 PM

will look into it thanx
Nurse Jane
Nurse Jane  Friend of PR
Member since 2/2/08
Posts: 174
online now
Send Message

      



Date: 11/22/12 6:30 PM

My local paper is carrying an ad for Tuesday Morning holiday treasure hunt beginning Nov 23 at 8 a.m featuring a Kenmore model 19106 for $59.99. Any takers? Has this machine received good reviews here on PR? Ad states you save 60%.
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 >> kenmore no more?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Class Details

Online Class
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

Class Details

Burda 15-1984-603

photo
by: arianamani...

Review
Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Long & Short Caftans

Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Long & Short Caftans

Pattern Details
Christine Jonson Shirred Top & Princess Wrap

Christine Jonson Shirred Top & Princess Wrap

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.