Hi All, Ihave just finished reading about the machines you have and love.
I have had a Singer 337 for more than fifty years. I have recently had it cleaned,
repaired and unfortunately it is acting just like me. ( I am 77 and all my
parts could use replacing. Today it stopped and just sat and stared.
I spent 100 for the repair and more money for taxis.
OKay, the second machine is a Janome 4618le . I bought it on recommenation
of my friend and it was purchased by her daughter who works for the
company, Needless to say I got it for about $150.
BUT, iT IS SO IRRITATINGLY DESIGNED. It has a clear plastic bobbin cover, right in front of the needle
which totally interferes with seeing the seam allowance.
It is annoying to thread, and you need the instruction manual for everything.
I should " I " need the manual. I don't like the way it is designed, built, it feels
And today it too jammed. So I am bringing this to you all for guidance.
I live in New York City, not many sewing machine places. But there is a
quilting shop and I think they sell machines. So I am going to go to all the stores
and try out your numbers.
I totally love the simplicity of my old singer, but I think it's resurrecting days are
over. So I'd, appreciate ideas for a basic, beginner machine. I really hate machines that are smarter than I am.