My sewing machine quit last week. Apparently it's not as heavy duty as advertised and is on strike after I made a codura & fleece cart cover. Other than that, I like the machine. It has a bunch of stitches and does lighter stuff well.
My dilemma - I'm generally not a throw away person. I still have my first sewing machine (20 yrs old) that has had regular maintenance that far exceeds its value (Wal-mart special ). The new machine I had in for a tune up this summer, and it was around $100 to fix it + the time to get over there to drop off/pick up. I was greeted this morning with the same machine advertised on a cyber Monday special of $129.99 + $0 shipping.
Somebody tell me it's ok to just junk the non-working one, please.
I don't sew much, so would not spend the $ - my own is over 60 years old -
an old fashioed singer, classic shape, that was converted to electric from being a hand turned one. It is tough as nails and has done horse blankets and picnic chairs and I can still find a man in a sewing machine shop to fix it and replace old bands that have dried out.
Trying to re-fill the spools is a trick in itself.
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I did some digging and the one I found isn't quite like the non-working one - not quite as beefy. I have until midnight to make my mind up. Putting the critter on Craigslist or eBay did cross my mind.
I sew quite a bit and probably should have spent more to begin with than I did. Apparently now I will, one way or the other. What I used to do with older machine was unreal - no problem with horse blankets,etc., but it's just wore out. I've been using it for the last week and it's just tired.