Singer 1409 Sewing Machine was £179.99 now £89.99 @ Argos
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Singer 1409 Sewing Machine was £179.99 now £89.99 @ Argos

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Found 28th Mar 2015
Has been posted before at this price, now its back on again.

Free £5 voucher too at the mo

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I got this from hobby craft for just under 72. Its worth looking on the hobby craft site

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aasmaramzan

I got this from hobby craft for just under 72. Its worth looking on the … I got this from hobby craft for just under 72. Its worth looking on the hobby craft site



I can see the 1408 model there for £79. Didn't find the 1409

Just checked its the Singer 1408 that is £78 in hobbycraft

and the difference+?

rojih66

and the difference+?



The 1409 has a stitch length dial; it has 2 dials on the side & the stitch length dial is the one on the RHS as shown above; it's missing on the 1408 model.

Brilliant price. As an aside I have a train station near me called SINGER because thousands worked at the sewing machine company. I wonder where they are made now?

MCGONIS

Brilliant price. As an aside I have a train station near me called … Brilliant price. As an aside I have a train station near me called SINGER because thousands worked at the sewing machine company. I wonder where they are made now?


That's Englishness for you, made here, born and bred during the industrial revolution, then brought in cheaper resources from colonies, finally export Englishness globally and import back at even lower prices, buy the stuff using foreign credit and printing money called QE I and II in banking revolution, any pedestrian can rattle on a few English town names as brands that have gone overseas.

my wife is looking for a sewing machine, how does this one compare to the one they use on the sewing bee programme (Janome 525S)?

Banned

These are good machines.
I prefer them and own.s similar one

splender

That's Englishness for you, made here, born and bred during the … That's Englishness for you, made here, born and bred during the industrial revolution, then brought in cheaper resources from colonies, finally export Englishness globally and import back at even lower prices, buy the stuff using foreign credit and printing money called QE I and II in banking revolution, any pedestrian can rattle on a few English town names as brands that have gone overseas.


Singer is in Scotland.....

Bought this sewing machine for the missus around a year ago and she's been using it regularly without any problems...

pumpylustard

Singer is in Scotland.....


You had to ruin the read!

No overlocking function which means you can't do invisible hems take up curtains etc.

is this a good starter machine. I want to teach myself to sew. is it easy to use?

carabif

No overlocking function which means you can't do invisible hems take up … No overlocking function which means you can't do invisible hems take up curtains etc.


for a moment I read overclocking
Edited by: "ichayan" 29th Mar 2015

rimz790

You had to ruin the read!

had to laugh at this. I pass Singer every day and always think of the sewing machine. good deal too

pumpylustard

Singer is in Scotland.....


Singer (brand, HQ) is in America, mate, not in Scotland. The Singer rail stations are in Scotland. It is the act of moving manufacturing that is the critical point. They (Scots) joined this Englishness when they nearly went bankrupt, did you not know this, it is called The Act of Union in 1707.

Edited by: "splender" 29th Mar 2015

rimz790

You had to ruin the read!

The Singer Stations are the name of the stations and the brand name is not home grown Scottish nor English anyway.

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mumtozm

is this a good starter machine. I want to teach myself to sew. is it easy … is this a good starter machine. I want to teach myself to sew. is it easy to use?



The reviews seem to say so. I'm buying it for my wife who has no experience so I'm hoping it is

6ixFoot1

CommentThe reviews seem to say so. I'm buying it for my wife who has no … CommentThe reviews seem to say so. I'm buying it for my wife who has no experience so I'm hoping it is

Thankyou. I may take the plunge.

This or the Brother L14, same price on Amazon??

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I've just bought and collected this and have now noticed the 20% off code for Homeware, would I have been able to use that on this purchase?

Whats the best way of getting that 20% off, now that I have already bought it?


**Just found out the promotion doesn't cover sewing machines. Oh well, happy with the price any way

Thanks

Edited by: "6ixFoot1" 29th Mar 2015

Singer is a pretty rubbish brand these days - check out the reviews of this machine on amazon.com. Personally, based on long experience within the family, I'd avoid any machine with the Singer label on it.

Cheap - possibly. Nasty - almost certainly.

What songs does it sing?

I have had Brother machines previously and had a multitude of problems so now buying different. Look at the reviews for other makes abc you will find plenty for them as well. All personal preference and mine is not with brother who have let me down very badly.

I want a sewing machine to take up jeans. Is it called hem them as I got quite a few that are to long. Would this be any good for that? or could anyone suggest an alternative. Total beginner and a guy, looking to save some money on hemming jeans over long term, as I think they charge about £8 - £10 a pair and then I can buy jeans too long without worrying.

jg213

I want a sewing machine to take up jeans. Is it called hem them as I got … I want a sewing machine to take up jeans. Is it called hem them as I got quite a few that are to long. Would this be any good for that? or could anyone suggest an alternative. Total beginner and a guy, looking to save some money on hemming jeans over long term, as I think they charge about £8 - £10 a pair and then I can buy jeans too long without worrying.



you can quickly and easily do it by hand for free yourself. measure them against an existing pair of jeans and go to a youtube tutorial to show you stage by stage.

its simple.

nice find

goldengirlz

you can quickly and easily do it by hand for free yourself. measure them … you can quickly and easily do it by hand for free yourself. measure them against an existing pair of jeans and go to a youtube tutorial to show you stage by stage.its simple.



Thanks, just looked seems that they mainly have sewing machine tutorials. Time wise what's the difference like.... hand sewing vs machine? or roughly how long to sew jean hems by hand? Do people think a machine like this would be a waste for my usage? one last thing I'm assuming that this machine will hem jeans, won't it?

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