silvercrest sewing machine £59.99 @ Lidl
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silvercrest sewing machine £59.99 @ Lidl

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Found 21st Sep 2013
another offer from lidl .need your comments and experience please. I have been looking for a sewing machine to buy but don't know about it . it has overlock stitch that most of the sewing machines don't.
what about aldi sewing machines, heard a lot about it but don't know as well. happy sewing

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Good reviews on the forums in moneysavingexpert - if you are able to get one!

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iv got singer from tesco for £60-£80ish 3 years ago, i had aldi one too but my sister in law nackard it up hence they have 3 years warranty too so Aldi gave me the money back so happy days, Aldi was selling it for £45 at the time, same size
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I LOVE the premise of this post. Interested to hear what people have to say on this.

interesting post...hope there are a few reviews to read

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thanks
i don't thinks so nowadays someone have the time and patients to sew as professional.
and overlock does mean ( stop the fabric to fray )
i like to hear from someone who has this sewing machine. i am sure its not the first time offer.

Wife got one from Lidl a couple of years ago and its still like new, mainly because its been used twice!!!

I was told these were good. My mom wanted one but she couldn't wait and we got the Singer that was in Lidl recently. Go for it if you really need a sewing machine. You won't find better value for money anywhere.

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thanks alot legemd474 and every one. my mom is a designer dress maker,for special ocations for nearly 38yrs.am her student.she has singer brand machines.lots of brands there but not at this price,as you said. thx

If you have any old inner tubes lying aroujd you can use this to make a wallet. You can get them looking pretty good if you follow the right design and have good technique.

To do basic maintenance on thin cotton then this will be ok, just. For a machine that will give you the flexibility of buying extra feet for doing varied work and having the strength to go through jeans, curtains etc then I would look at a lead in Janome, Elna(Janome owned) or a Brother but expect to pay £90 upward. Like someone has said really depends on the use and frequency you need out of it.

sagman76

To do basic maintenance on thin cotton then this will be ok, just. For a … To do basic maintenance on thin cotton then this will be ok, just. For a machine that will give you the flexibility of buying extra feet for doing varied work and having the strength to go through jeans, curtains etc then I would look at a lead in Janome, Elna(Janome owned) or a Brother but expect to pay £90 upward. Like someone has said really depends on the use and frequency you need out of it.



Thanks for your post, I'd been looking at some Brother sewing machines recently, Littlewoods do an extended credit scheme sort of thing and they have a few on there, but what would you say constitutes a 'lead' machine? Or is it genuinely, the greater the price the more the machine can do?

I bought this machine about 5 years ago,I just use it for turning up hems etc.I would recommend it for this type of job.

Also, does anyone know if modern Singers are worth getting or are they just trading on a good name now?

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where ever i searched are made in china.they dont have the quality that they had before.sometimes miss good products because they are not big brands.

Original Poster

thanks alot every one.
really appreciate, waiting to get one at 8 morning and be ready if you want too.coz every one is after it.happy sewing

ceres

Yes, but the overlock stitch that most normal machines have will stop the … Yes, but the overlock stitch that most normal machines have will stop the edge from fraying. I'm not sure what you mean by having the time and patients (sic) to sew as professional. I'm not a professional in that I don't sew for a living but I make all my own curtains, soft furnishings, bedding, outdoor covers, pretty much anything that needs sewing.This is an overlocker sewing machine. I can promise you that the Lidl machine does not do what this machine does. At best the Lidl one will do an overcasting stitch.I've just had a closer look at the image on the Lidl website - it's a basic machine. I'd assumed it was electronic but it's not. It's manual with dial selection for stitches and functions. Nothing wrong with that, just depends how you're going to use the machine.



I'm included to agree, if it doesn't have a blade to cut the fabric as you sew it's not overlocking, it's just a zip zag stitch. I can't see anywhere for the blade to go. You can probably make the same kind of stitch as an overlocker with a double needle, but it won't cut the edge of the fabric, which stops is fraying because it's cut and sewn and the same time.

Got a sewing machine albeit not a silvercrest one it was unbranded from Lidi about 8 years ago maybe? Works fine and it still going strong. Only downside it is is very loud compared to some more expensive ones.

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Also, does anyone know if modern Singers are worth getting or are they … Also, does anyone know if modern Singers are worth getting or are they just trading on a good name now?



No they are terrible, steer well clear. In Singer name only.

ceres

I wouldn't necessarily agree that you need to pay more money to get more. … I wouldn't necessarily agree that you need to pay more money to get more. There's no point in getting more if you will never use the more and that's a common mistake with sewing machine purchases! This machine has 33 stitches and comes with the basic tools and accessories. If you're an occasional sewer, it will be absolutely fine. It will do straight stitching, zip insertion, buttonholes, basic embroidery, applique etc etc. It will handle fine and thick materials and everything inbetween. It doesn't have an electronic display or electronic selection of stitches and functions - these are selected with dial buttons. What doesn't it do that you think a pricier machine will? You should consider what you need a michine for and how often you will use it. I disagree with the poster that says you will not be able to sew jeans or curtains - this is a fully functional sewing machine.



I used to sell & service machines and the amount of these type of machines(supermarket brands) we used to get in was ridiculous. They are not easy to match spares to and for and every part is built at the lowest cost so the important parts like the motor are really poor. By the time you had factored labour etc in you could have bought a better machine from a manufacturer that has decades of history at producing machines that is likely to last a lot longer. Its a false economy. With a known manufacturer there are plenty of spare parts in case of issues down the line and if you feel its the right thing for you then you can get extras to match even the cheapest machines that work throughout a lot of the range.
People will advise to buy a cheap machine like this if you only bring it out the cupboard once in a blue moon. If so make sure you oil the bobbin case etc as if its not used for a period of time it has a good chance of seizing, This goes for all machines. I would look at the 2200xt Janome or if you can afford it the J3 series. Any of the low end Elnas are fine as are the Pfaff Element's. All of these types of machines will come with most the feet you're going to need for standard stitching, overclock foot, manual button holes etc.

Can anyone suggest a cheap sewing machine for hemming jeans and pants? Just want to learn to use one if its cheap so I don't have to pay £6 and wait a week for alterations each time.

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my mom has singer brand machines, but she bought them years ago. singer used to be excellent , it has only the name now.
another offer from aldi soon or very soon, but don't know which brand is it. will let you know

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i saw Delta at aldi but few 2-3yrs ago and couple of brands dont remember.

Original Poster

i saw Delta at aldi but few 2-3yrs ago and couple of brands dont remember.heard bad reviews about it.lets see whats this time !

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after one year , its delta mini sewing machine 14.99 from aldi . is that it ? [img][/img]Your text here

I bought the same one a year ago. great machine, loads of stitches to chose from, good price - can't fault it. There is no proper overlock - its just button overlocking as previous comments mention.

Heat from me. Getting one for my daughter. Good reviews on line.

Hi, does anyone know or those that got one, will it sew through denim? It states on the website that its suitable for thick fabric, just wondering if its any good for turning up jeans, will it sew through the seam>

Thanks in advance

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Yes
It does sew.bought one its goood
It does worth for the price.

I know this is an old now, but just incase anyone needs the info, I managed to pick one up today (lucky or what =D) and must say it is a very good machine. Smooth and quiet compared to a cheap Argos one I borrowed off a friend. Will certainly be powerful enough to use to turn up jeans etc. Loads of stitched, a real bargin for the price indeed =)

If you want a GOOD machine, then look for a bernina... My mum got one second hand when my sister was 8 months old... she was 50 this year and the machine is going strong - I got one when my daughter was 2 and mine is also still going strong with some major use on both machines
BUT as with anything you get what you pay for and they are not cheap - though they do do basic machines these days which you can pick up for less than £100

I have one of these machines and find it easy to use and robust enough to make both clothes for my children and curtains (my next project is loose covers for my sofa) the instructions in the handbook are clear and concise including all the settings for all the stitches (33 of them) and the foot pedal/ mains plug has a reasonably long lead. It has lots of accessories with it too including a zipper foot, button hole plate and button foot as well as a blind hem foot the foot is easy to change with a quick release lever. In my opinion for £60 you cannot go far wrong with one of these machines

can any one help , inherited this machine , only thing there was no foot pedal that came with it as it was lost . Went on ebay average price is around 30.00, do believe it only cosy 59.99 at the time for the sewing machine. Any one know were I can get a used pedal or to buy cheaper.

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