Product Type: Brother irons & sewing machines
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simple and easy to use, great for basic starter machine
Member Name: ellesmellycat
Advantages: easy to set up and store away
Disadvantages: instruction book can be a bit hard to find what you want in
I bought this to see if I could make my own clothes, I didn't want to spend too much money in case I didn't like it so got this for £70. It same in a huge box but once all the packing is out of the way, really is quite light and easy to move around.
Setting it up for the first time took me a while (mainly because I didn't read the instructions properly) but once you've waded through the rather long manual and found the right section (each page has lots of different languages on it so looks very busy and confusing) the instructions are easy to follow and have very clear pictures. Once I had it threaded up properly I put the book down, got out some material and had made my first top 10 minutes later!
This had loads of different stitches that are easily selected for by the big dial, the foot pedal isn't too hard to push and slowly increases the speed giving you lots of control, all the cords are long (from plug to sewing machine and from foot pedal to sewing machine), all the little bits that come with it (bobbins; screw driver etc) can be stored away in t compartment at the front so they don't get lost. Its not very loud, has a very smooth action and it easy to control the movement of the fabric. Looks like a very robust item but I'm not sure the needles would cope with sewing curtains etc.
Since I'm still not sure how much sewing I'll be doing and patterns can be quite expensive (£5-£20) so a tip I picked up from my mum was to get some of your clothes turn them inside out and draw around them-making your own patterns! Next I'm making a cloud bag with a silver lining :)
Stuff you'll want to know...
-14 automatic stitches.
-4 step automatic buttonhole.
-Twin needle sewing.
-Clip on presser feet.
-Auto bobbin winding.
-Manual tension setting.
-Zig zag foot.
-zipper insertion foot.
-button sewing foot.
-Size (H)29, (W)39, (D)17cm.
Summary: great machine for making clothes and having fun
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