Oct 28, 2011 at 8:42 am #1281223
Fry's has the Brother LS2125i on sale for $60: http://www.frys.com/product/6142519
I think it's a great deal if you have a store nearby and don't need to pay shipping. Here's the Amazon link for some reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Brother-LS2125I-Lightweight-10-Stitch-Machine/dp/B000EOX28E/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1319815876&sr=1-1
I got this machine the last time it was on sale, and have seen one or two other people in the forum mention it as well, so thought I'd throw this out there. I'm far from a seamster, but here are my pros/cons after using it over about 5 months for some household and UL projects on everything from silnylon to Ikea window blinds:
-Good stitch selection (including buttonholer)
-Free arm mode
-No presser foot pressure adjustment
-Sensitive foot pedalOct 28, 2011 at 9:37 am #1795953
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
That's cheaper than paying to service my machine : )Oct 28, 2011 at 11:24 am #1796002
I orderd one.
I've been using my wife's Bernina for about 40 years. If something breaks I'll have to pay more than $60 to have them look at it. If this little Brother machine meets my needs I might be able to dodge the "broken Bernina" bullet.
Thanks for the tip.
DarylOct 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm #1796089
>> Bender <<Participant
This was an eBay daily deal but they are still in stock.Oct 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm #1796149
Bender, nice find. Looks like a good deal more features for $10 if you don't mind it being refurbished.Nov 7, 2011 at 8:30 am #1799354
Mine arrived and I have experimented with scrap pieces. It was easy to set up and does everyting I want a sewing machine to do. My wife's Bernina is going back into the box.
The only remaining question for me is durability. It has a good warranty, however, and for $60 I can't complain even if it does eventually bite the dust.
Thanks for the tip.
DarylNov 7, 2011 at 10:43 am #1799386
No problem, and very glad it's working for you. Now the crux for me is making time to finish some projects!Nov 20, 2011 at 11:27 am #1803677
I just ordered a walking foot for this machine. For $14 it was worth a try.Jan 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm #1821066
I finally got around to trying this walking foot.
Installed easily (less than a minute) and seems to work well.
I believe a similar attachment for my Bernina would have cost over $100.
PS-Just checked out the link. Price has been reduced to $10.Jan 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm #1821135
Cool Daryl thanks for following up. What fabrics were you using the walking foot with?Jan 7, 2012 at 8:15 am #1821242
I tried it with scrap pieces of 1.9 ounce nylon and some very sleazy nylon that is about 1 ounce per square yard.
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