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photo Sewing Machine Review 7/3/10 3:35 PM
Bernina - 1630
My first impression of this machine is "It kicks ***!" I have so many machines but this machine really excites me. -The directional sewing!- in a tight space, don't turn the fabric- adjust the direction. -Nice long even stitches even though lots of layers. All the other machines will sew through th... more...
photo Sewing Machine Review 3/16/06 9:31 AM
Viking - Platinum 750
This is a upgrade for me from the Freesia 425 which I really liked but wanted more buttonhole options. I got this machine on ebay, usually they are areound $1500.00 MSRP. This machine is very well made, much sturdier than the 425. ( they both have the same great stitch quality) I choose the 750... more...
photo Sewing Machine Review 1/26/06 10:49 PM
Pfaff - 130
I got it off ebay for $150.00 and took it to my trusty mechanic. For another $100.00 I got it re wired, new light and overhauled. This is a gem of a machine. You can convert it to for industrial or hand crank use. Making it a winner with Sail Makers Straight stitch & Zig Zag, this machine does ... more...
Notion Review 10/20/05 8:40 AM
Other - Stronger reading glasses
I recently got some rimless reading glasses at Nordstrom in 2.0 strength. I had some rimmed ones in 1.0 & 1.5 but I did not like seeing the rims in my view. Wow! What a epiphany! I thought I had just burned out on sewing. A causalty of working in the garment industry for so long. I would get c... more...
Sewing Machine Review 3/30/05 1:28 PM
Viking - 425
You can sew without much thinking. Great for top stitching for the needle position adjusts easily. It has just enough decorative & utility stitches. A nice satin stitch & button hole. Light weight to carry around and get out for a quick project. I love that you can easily adjust the pressure foot te... more...

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