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Sewing Machine Review 2/28/15 2:21 PM
Kenmore - 353.1210
Kenmore 385\-1210 made in Taiwan by Janome its your basic 2 stitch machine, straight and zigzag with adjustable length and width. Free arm with a plate for darning and/or embroidery. It has an adjustable needle position, R, C, L with markings on the metal plate with varying seam widths on either ... more...
Sewing Machine Review 1/9/15 6:28 AM
Other - Dressmaker SS2402
Dressmaker SS2402 all steel made in Japan. Sold by World Marketing Assoc. out of Irving Texas. No address, just a box number. I believe that it was considered top of the line in its day, the price listed on the manual is $339.95. Lady gave it to me because (a) it wouldn't sew right anymore and (b)... more...
photo Sewing Machine Review 12/23/14 6:07 PM
Pfaff - Hobby 4240
Pfaff Hobby 4240 made in Taiwan, all steel inside. .6 amp motor. Adjustable stitch length with 5 single needle stitches and 5 double needle stitches. Has a 3 step button hole and is a free arm. The presser foot pressure is adjustable. The spool holders push into the machine and they are metal. The m... more...
Sewing Machine Review 11/14/14 11:37 AM
Singer - 5817
Singer 5705 C made in Brazil. Mostly steel inside (1 plastic or nylon gear) with a 1 amp motor. Uses standard bobbins, bobbin winder in usual place, easy to thread, tension knob with spring and plates inside machine. Has 5 stitches, straight, zz, blind hem & 2 decorative. 4 step buttonhole. Adjus... more...
photo Sewing Machine Review 11/14/14 11:02 AM
Brother - LS 2125i
My first new machine in 50 years. I have had the LS 2125 pass through my hands in the past. I thought I would see if this new one was any better and it was a good deal. The spool holder can be pushed into the machine when not in use. The presser foot lever is plastic and off to the right. It doe... more...

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