Who has a tabletop-model sewing machine to recommend?
My old-old Sears Kenmore sewing machine (bought used in about 1979) is a great machine, top of the line in its time, but it is also a piece of furniture—a table model. I use it so seldom that I really don’t want a commitment to the furniture space (which just ends up covered with stuff), and it’s so heavy that moving it around to a usable location is a chore I avoid.
I haven’t stitched anything in many years.
I’m ready to go for a new machine, not for major fancy projects such as long dresses with lace bodices, inset panels, and covered buttons, but ordinary things like hems and placemats and throw cushions.
I know the machine needs to be heavy enough to stay in place and move fabric through. I’ll find someone to lift it for me.
I suppose I also have to put up with electronic controls of some sort even though the old-fashioned mechanical stitch templates work just fine.
Can you recommend a solid, practical, moderately priced tabletop (portable) model with a good track record?
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