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  • cm wilson

    I have an old Kenmore [1983] that takes oil in places and it is still going strong. Work horse. My sister gave me an old viking [Husqvarna motor- but younger I believe than the Kenmore] with tons different stitches on switchable touch plates- no places to put oil- It is locked up tight. There is no LOCAL place that services the latter…. All that said- if you have any advice for those particular machines 🙂 What I would appreciate on a tutorial is NEEDLES- what to use when- how long do they last – how can I tell visually? Sewing is expensive enough- but the thought of it getting more with needle replacement too –

  • Janet White

    I am an upjholsterer. For the past 30 years i have used my Pfaff commercial machine. I recently have gotten into crafts and broke down and got a cheap little Singer (new) that i immediately regretted. I was expecting a smoothe, quiet stitch and it is clangy and rattley. I hear metal on metal. I can’t believe this could be right. Anyhow, i will be taking it to my repair guy soon. To the point, do you (or can you) recommend a not-alot-of-frills machine? I just watched your tutorials on timing, tension and cleaning. Thanks for the information. Your energy is just perfection!

  • Lois

    I have been sewing in various capacities for 60 years probably. I learned on a treadle machine. I recently got a Brother for Christmas that I love. It is one of the cheaper models but I sew a lot, have made several quilts and other articles with it. My daughter has one too and we think it does a great job. it has digital stitching that I use periodically especially on Christmas presents, but it pretty basic for the most part. You can get them at Wal -Mart and it is probably one of the better machines I have had down through the years of which there have been many both cheap and expensive.