I've made ginger jeans from Closet Core, with it. Yep you need a sharp needle and possibly some extra foot type I can't remember (I got loads of extra feet cheap on amazon).
I got this last year and have made loads of things now. I hadn't done any sewing since a bit at school a long time ago.... I think this is a great deal if you're coming in cold, perhaps just watched some sewing bee and not sure whether you'll use it I think this is a great entry option, as you get the magazines too. Now I've been sewing for a year I'd consider a new sewing machine with "gadgets" e.g. a bobbin sensor. But I don't really need one... I did also buy an overlocker which wasn't necessary but does speed the whole sewing process up.
Thanks for your advice. Appreciate it. Are there any deals going on the Viking ones?
'Budget' machine at 4 times the cost (confused) Do you mean a secondhand one?
No it is cheap for a reason , I bought this when I started , I sold it on eBay , the best budget machines are , Viking emeralds , great for beginners ....
may be worthwhile having a look in ASDA if you're there. my local has a range of sewing items. there's this on the website too https://groceries.asda.com/product/sewing-accessories/haber-compact-sewing-kit-30-pieces/910000455035
I like the case :)
Thid looked like a foldable iPhone at first glance lol.
I have to disagree. I have owned this set for at least a year and it has been incredibly useful. Whilst I do machine sew and use different threads, this set has been great for patching up holes, buttons, etc. In fact I’ve used it just this week for hole in DHs jumper, swimming costume seam, hole in my cardi and DDs joggers.
Can see this sewing machine was last mentioned on Christmas Eve at this price - maybe Oban store either got stock later or found them hard to shift? From the Aldi webpage : …
Oops, I'm usually good at Expiring my threads, must've forgotten about this one. Doubt it'll be in store a month later XD Not sure about Necchi but Aldi's warranty is usually very generous and trouble-free, as far as I know?
It is a good price … the only problem I had is with the warranty company … they make the 3 year warranty useless because of their lack of knowledge or customer service.
Wow, great price!
Posted 22nd MarPosted 22nd Mar
Travel Sewing Kit - £5.94 Dispatches from Amazon Sold by Auervo-UK£5.94 Free P&P FreeAmazon Deals
Really handy travel sewing kit for £5.94 on Amazon. It is a quite complete little set with everything you need in one compact kits as includes: Stainless steel scissors, measuring tape, 18…
Your link is danish butter lol Can someone please recommend a handheld battery operated small machine ? So many on Amazon no idea which is good It’s for T-shirt sleeves & sides to make them a better fit. That would be much appreciated
I keep seeing this deal and think it's a Star Trek prop deal ;( Heat added for the sewing kit though (y)
Better than travel-sewing with biscuits, try this for £4 (y) : https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/korbond-sewing-kit/741717-569334-569335
When I saw the thumbnail I thought this was a tricorder from Star Trek
-Doctor doctor, my ear hurts every time I make a phone call! -Put the sewing kit away and buy some Danish biscuits.
Posted 2nd MarPosted 2nd Mar
Brother FS40 40-Stitch Electronic Sewing Machine with Instructional DVD £164.10 @ Amazon£164.10Amazon Deals
SAVE 29% .......An Electronic Sewing Machine perfect for basic alterations and home sewing projectsThe Brother FS40 is an electronic sewing machine featuring 40 stitches, perfect for dress m…
First thing, what do you intend to do with the machine? Is it learning to sew or doing alterations or do you want to sew heavy fabrics like denim, leather and upholstery? If it's the latter, then it's better to go for a heavy duty machine. Sewing machines are like cars … basic models = less power and slower stitch speeds, but they are easier to fix at home as the parts are mechanical. It gets harder with computerised machines, and do you really need 200 or more stitches? Heavy duty machines are mechanical, but they have a more powerful motor and have a higher stitches per minute speed. There are loads of sewing videos on YouTube … do a bit of research so you find the best machine for you and your money (don't buy cheap, and buy twice). A good YouTube to watch … as well as this one.
Absolutely my friend, solid build, good quality action too. Simple to use and a great price.
Good for complete noob? Looking for one.
Might be what's happened with me, the only stock picture from the company is quite low res and you can't see the detailing well, maybe others have assumed the very similar white/blue machine is the same one! It's easy to be fooled with a quick glance! Weird that the wrong image is all over the internet, though.
Ahh good info, thankyou. If the S1 isn't on the top selection dial then it does indeed only have 9 stitches. Very confusing indeed as the model they show does have the two sets of stitches. In that case I feel a bit bad for saying the person hasn't read the instructions properly but I was only going on the model they show and the dual function on ours.
We have a industrial sewing machine thats about 12 years old. They are expensive to buy and most people wouldnt need anything like it. If you look in Lidl, Aldi when they have this type of item on sale, you can usually get a Singer Branded one for about £100. They also do a Singer Overlocker for about £110-120, it depends on what type of materiels you intend to use the machine for. Modern Singer machines are ideal for most home users. Plus Lid and Aldi have 3 Year Warrantys .
Ouch!! It even left it till after you’d lugged it all the way home! That SUCKS. :(
Main thing is that the bag is strong enough for the weight i guess. Years ago, the first machine ever i bought for myself (second hand), got it home and as i was taking it upstairs it fell out of it's case down the stairs and never recovered. heartbroken!
Just go check it out … you might find it suitable … or maybe you could make a tote-type bag with a zip that could hold your machine … but the ice cooler bag is a good idea!
Posted 8th JanPosted 8th Jan
Prym Non-sew Press Fasteners Jersey Brass Pearl Cap 12 mm £3.35 Prime + £4.49 Non Prime @ Amazon£3.35Amazon Deals
SAVE 50% The Prym “Jersey” press fasteners are characterised by their easy to medium fastening strength and are especially intended for thin and stretch fabrics, as are often used in baby’…
Ordered one for occasional light repairs and younger one to learn
For all budding machinists, this is on tonight, with part two on 30/12 at 9pm
Did you manage to manage to grab one? just that John Lewis has hiked the price back up to £135 (shock)
This info is a great help as looking to buy for a 10 year old child
OK, I’m not going to bad mouth the Aldi machines, they seem to do 2 in their middle aisle at Xmas. One is the basic one that I bought for £29.99 and the other is a far more superior offering which I think is £129.99 (from memory). The more expensive one has all the bells and whistles including embroidery and overlocking which is for the more experienced and ambitious machinists. I bought the little one just to get back into making a few bits and pieces, mending seams and turning up hems of lightweight cotton trousers etc, for this sort of basic machining, the machine is ok, but having said that, the cotton gets caught in the machine casing (near the arm that goes up and down), and that causes the cotton to break. It happens quite a lot and can be detrimental to working with the machine, especially if you’re tackling something already quite difficult. It’s plus’s are the price, being lightweight and small, the con is that it is a basic entry level machine and because of the cotton breaking - I wouldn’t give it to a child/teenager as they’ll lose interest in a new hobby if the machine’s not pleasing to use. Aldi Machine You can buy similar unbranded machines from eBay from £19.99
Posted 5th Dec 2021Posted 5th Dec 2021
Silver 302 Sewing Machine - £89.40 @ John Lewis & Partners£89.40£14940% off Free P&P FreeJohn Lewis Deals
John Lewis has reduced to clear 3 of the Silver sewing machine lines that it sells, which seems to be the best price for them around at the moment. Looks like a decent starter machine and i…
Glad it's helped out! I spent ages looking for a good deal, since the summer, and I ended up getting the 303 as well. It's a Christmas present for my wife as shes wanting to start learning to sew and make clothes etc. but I will have to have a play on it too!
Thanks OP - I was actually looking for a reduced sewing machine in John Lewis last weekend. This fits the bill perfectly. Actually went for the 303 in the end - cheap as chips! Heat added.
You deserve some needle for those puns.
So far, sew good.
My head is bobbin from laughter!
Posted 5th Dec 2021Posted 5th Dec 2021
Silver 303 Sewing Machine - £107.40 @ John Lewis & Partners£107.40£17940% off Free P&P FreeJohn Lewis Deals
John Lewis has reduced to clear 3 of the Silver sewing machine lines that it sells, which seems to be the best price for them around at the moment. Looks like a decent starter machine and …
Thank you! I've been wanting a sewing machine! Silver is a British based company that make decent knitting machines by their description. I'm guessing this machine is Chinese produced though? Dunno. Cheap enough to be worth a punt I think. Thanks.