Hyundai sewing machines half price, £99 to £49, £49 to £19.99 @ Poundstrecher
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Hyundai sewing machines half price, £99 to £49, £49 to £19.99 @ Poundstrecher

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Found 8th Sep 2011
Poundstretcher are currently selling Hyundai sewing machines for half price or better.

A 60 stitch version was £99, now £49.99.

An 8 stitch version was £49.99 now £19.99.

I was cynical about those pre-sale prices, but the 60 stitch is £89.99 on Amazon.

My girlfriend bought the 60 stitch version today and seems very happy with it. It's got lots of features which she wanted, apparently. *shrugs*

There were several of each machine in the Barnsley store today, and I presume it's a nationwide offer. 28 day money back guarantee too.

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The one reduced to £49.99 is on their website
Link Hyundai Sewing Machine £49.99
Edited by: "giltbrook" 8th Sep 2011

Being of the male gender what is the difference between a 60 stitch and the 8 stitch. I always fancied getting a sewing machine as it would save me asking the sister-in-law to do all the alterations. I have tried one before and they dont seem hard to operate.

Tesco RangerNI

Being of the male gender what is the difference between a 60 stitch and … Being of the male gender what is the difference between a 60 stitch and the 8 stitch. I always fancied getting a sewing machine as it would save me asking the sister-in-law to do all the alterations. I have tried one before and they dont seem hard to operate.


52 stitches ;-)
Just been checking on the £49.99 machine, it seems to have been this price for a long time, and there seems to be a few for sale on various free ad sites. Lidl do one that is highly recommended for about £50, but you have to wait until it makes it's annual appearance. The one with more stitches will be more versatile, doing button holes and fancy embroidery like stitches.

Tesco RangerNI

Being of the male gender what is the difference between a 60 stitch and … Being of the male gender what is the difference between a 60 stitch and the 8 stitch. I always fancied getting a sewing machine as it would save me asking the sister-in-law to do all the alterations. I have tried one before and they dont seem hard to operate.


If you just want to do simple alterations, 8 stitches should be fine - the likelihood is that the other 52 are totally unnecessary, they are usually just fancy emroidery type stitches. All you really need the machine to do is
1. a straight stitch which you can adjust the length of
2. reverse stitch (goes the opposite direction!)
3. zig-zag stitch with adjustable length

Hope this helps

load of rubbish, all plastic, mum had 2 of the eight sitch, first drive broke in a day, the second lasted 4 days before the bobbin housing broke, took it back and the manager of local poundstretcher said was't the first and will be putting in report to HQ, Hyundai stay making cars!!!

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cchallis

load of rubbish, all plastic, mum had 2 of the eight sitch, first drive … load of rubbish, all plastic, mum had 2 of the eight sitch, first drive broke in a day, the second lasted 4 days before the bobbin housing broke, took it back and the manager of local poundstretcher said was't the first and will be putting in report to HQ, Hyundai stay making cars!!!



The 8 stitch version has a plastic chassis, whereas the 60 has a die cast metal chassis. Not sure about the bobbin housing.

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cchallis

load of rubbish, all plastic, mum had 2 of the eight sitch, first drive … load of rubbish, all plastic, mum had 2 of the eight sitch, first drive broke in a day, the second lasted 4 days before the bobbin housing broke, took it back and the manager of local poundstretcher said was't the first and will be putting in report to HQ, Hyundai stay making cars!!!



I know what you mean, my mates mums best mates dogs ex owners wifes boss said the same thing.....

Anyone withg actual hands on experience?

I don't have hands on experience with this particular machine but I know of the type of machine in general and they aren't very good. I buy, renovate/service and sell machines so i've got a bit of experience with whats under the bonnet.
My advice would be to get an old black Singer machine, often these can be found on freecycle. You won't get a better machine. If you want something a bit newer with different stitches then the Bernina's are nice but go for silly money so look at Pfaff or Necchi. Necchi's are a wonderful machine but because they haven't got a big following like Bernina they go for far less money.
New machines are plasticky and are not made to last. They are fine if you are just doing a bit of lightweight fabric but put furnishing fabric or leather near them and they will soon struggle.
My most expensive machine at the moment is £5000 but I would still use an old Singer to sew something challenging.

I sewed myself a new car

Uses the same motor as their cars.

reakt

I sewed myself a new car


Try waiting for the drugs to wear off next time before posting.

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Get off did u pay £5000 for a sewing machine

Flombard

What age Singer machine do you recommend



All the old black ones are good machines. Metal gears, made to last a lifetime. The one that most people tend to favour is the 201k which unfortunately has bumped the price up and recently i've seen them going for near the £100 mark! A 66k can often be found for around £20. I would ask about because often people have them in the loft and are glad to find a new home for them.
If you are just doing alterations then a straight stitch is fine and all you need. However sometimes its good to have a zig zag for mending and decorative purposes and in that case look for a Nechhi from the 60's. They are a dream to look at inside. Every bit of metal is so beautifully engineered that there is only just room for a bit of oil!
The older machines need a little attention, ie oiling every so often or they will seize up but its so worth it.

aberfal

Get off did u pay £5000 for a sewing machine



No I paid £4700 as I got it before the price went up. Its my 'work' machine, not one I would sell.

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Shirl

I don't have hands on experience with this particular machine but I know … I don't have hands on experience with this particular machine but I know of the type of machine in general and they aren't very good. I buy, renovate/service and sell machines so i've got a bit of experience with whats under the bonnet.My advice would be to get an old black Singer machine, often these can be found on freecycle. You won't get a better machine. If you want something a bit newer with different stitches then the Bernina's are nice but go for silly money so look at Pfaff or Necchi. Necchi's are a wonderful machine but because they haven't got a big following like Bernina they go for far less money. New machines are plasticky and are not made to last. They are fine if you are just doing a bit of lightweight fabric but put furnishing fabric or leather near them and they will soon struggle. My most expensive machine at the moment is £5000 but I would still use an old Singer to sew something challenging.



But what would you buy if your budget was £20? Most of us old stich the odd tear or turn up trousers etc, I would use it probably 3-4 times a year but the woman that does it in our billage charges £18 for turning up a pair of trousers, rip off, so thyinking of buying a budget machine for occassional use

Flombard

What age Singer machine do you recommend


The age of the type of macines mentioned are about 50 - 80 years old. This might sound ancient, but these machine will last the test of time. Even if you can only get your hands on manual model - you can get them converted to an electric pedal operated quite easily. The cheap plastic machines are sadly just that. The old black Singers are sturdy work horses - few bells and whistles, but they do a basic stitch with an adjustable length with no frills or frustration of components breaking or not working.

my-planet

Try waiting for the drugs to wear off next time before posting.


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hmmmnice111

But what would you buy if your budget was £20? Most of us old stich the … But what would you buy if your budget was £20? Most of us old stich the odd tear or turn up trousers etc, I would use it probably 3-4 times a year but the woman that does it in our billage charges £18 for turning up a pair of trousers, rip off, so thyinking of buying a budget machine for occassional use


The point i'm making is there is a good chance you can get one for nothing. When people come to my home and see all my machines, they often say they have one in the loft that they would gladly give to someone who would use it. Or on freecycle I see them quite often when people are clearing out houses. Otherwise as a last resort, look on ebay. You will get one for £20 but it may take a little time.
I never take a free machine and sell it, I am a collector too so my house has one or two oldie machines proudly taking place over cheaper new stuff.

hmmmnice111

I know what you mean, my mates mums best mates dogs ex owners wifes boss … I know what you mean, my mates mums best mates dogs ex owners wifes boss said the same thing.....Anyone withg actual hands on experience?





Close family doesn't count as reasonably sound information? Seems a bit harsh to be so mocking..

I used the old treadle Singers at school, many years old and still running beautifully, I have seen them at car boot sales, markets and second hand stores.

I can't see the £19.99 one...
link please

reakt

I sewed myself a new car



LOL had me in stitches....Got my coat!!!

MrAndMrsA

Close family doesn't count as reasonably sound information? Seems a bit … Close family doesn't count as reasonably sound information? Seems a bit harsh to be so mocking..



Why have manners or the ability to type correctly when it's so much easier to just be a ****?

All right. If were saying that this machine is not worth it and your only going to do a few turn ups (Weddings, Baptisms, back to school and maybe do some school projects etc) so we have just to blow the dust off since the last time you used it and you just want to put it away in a cupboard after use and it doesn't ly in the corner with a linen table cloth over it and a vase on top (doesn't take up too much room) and you wer prepared to pay around £50 what machine would anyone suggest?
PS and it isn't to complicated to work.

Great thread.
Good to hear cockroaches and singer machines will be around long after the US blow us all to smithereens.

I have wanted a sewing machine for years, I am a complete beginner & decided to buy the Hyundai 60 stitch machine from Poundstretchers yesterday. After reading the instructions I found it really simple to use & within 30mins I had made an envelope cushion cover from a youtube video I had seen! Next week im off work and have got lots of projects lined up that have needed doing for years like lengthening my curtains & making a few more cushion covers etc.
In my opinion being a complete beginner I find this machine really easy to use, the instructions are clear, its lightweight with a handle so I can store it away easily (I know some might say that its an advantage to have a heavy machine, but not for me). I find this machine brilliant, ok there might be better models that can sew through leather etc etc & maybe when I get better in a year or so I will invest in a better machine & will have a better idea of what im looking for aswell. I think its definately worth the money.
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