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Old 25-02-2010, 5:53 PM
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My mum has very kindly offered to buy me this sewing machine

http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/l...index_8384.htm

Does anyone know if it is any good? I think it appeals to her because it has a 3 year warranty (and I blew up the mini sewing machine I bought!) but I would rather she didnt waste her money if the machine isnt very good.

Thanks
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Old 25-02-2010, 10:28 PM
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Hi nuttybabe

it looks ok (very sim to mine) I would go for it and hope to catch up with you again on the sewing thread with more great things you have made

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Old 25-02-2010, 10:35 PM
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thanks, i think i will get it! and thanks for the confidence in my ability! i just need to learn how to use it! and the first thing i want to make is the bag organiser!!! :P
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Old 26-02-2010, 8:33 AM
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Hi All

My mum has very kindly offered to buy me this sewing machine

http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/l...index_8384.htm

Does anyone know if it is any good? I think it appeals to her because it has a 3 year warranty (and I blew up the mini sewing machine I bought!) but I would rather she didnt waste her money if the machine isnt very good.

Thanks
hi
just had a quick look and its got everything you need including free arm
i say go for it, unless you find one cheaper
you need a free arm, button holer,
will look at argos and see what they have, i use a brother got it for about 60 a couple of years ago, it replaced my singer 20years old and passed that on to friends daughter.

just found it for 68 at tesco

here is the one i got tesco and dunelm do them or did

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...NES.htm#tabrev

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thanks, i think i will get it! and thanks for the confidence in my ability! i just need to learn how to use it! and the first thing i want to make is the bag organiser!!! :P

Im very much a beginner and only got my machine at the beginning of Feb, I last did any real sewing when I was at school (very long time ago ).

I have picked up loads of tips and idea's from the sewing thread

I love the bag organiser and its something on my ''to do'' list.

Have fun with the machine
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Old 27-02-2010, 3:33 PM
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Thanks Hart44.

Well, i got one!! My local store didnt have any so I phoned customer services and they tracked one down!!! yay!!! Dh then got me the sewing box and 2 sets as well as he said i never get anything so now i have a hobby i can have stuff!! I am going to go through all my sewing stuff this afternoon and hopefully try the machine out later (although I do want to put the kids to bed now and have a go!! :P)

I will see you on the sewing thread, no doubt!!
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Old 27-02-2010, 4:25 PM
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Am I being thick, or is it impossible to look at anything on that Lidl store?!

I wanna see the sewing machine as have been after one!! lol
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oh I figured it! looks quite good.

Nuttybabe - does it come with good instructions, as I'm a complete novice and would need instructions for dummies about how to thread it and stuff.

Appreciate your opinion on the machine

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Thanks Hart44.

Well, i got one!! My local store didnt have any so I phoned customer services and they tracked one down!!! yay!!! Dh then got me the sewing box and 2 sets as well as he said i never get anything so now i have a hobby i can have stuff!! I am going to go through all my sewing stuff this afternoon and hopefully try the machine out later (although I do want to put the kids to bed now and have a go!! :P)

I will see you on the sewing thread, no doubt!!
Im so pleased you managed to get the machine and it is nice of your DH to buy you some stuff to get you going .

If I had my way I would put my 2 to bed earlier too and I can then get on with the fun bits (sewing )
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oh I figured it! looks quite good.

Nuttybabe - does it come with good instructions, as I'm a complete novice and would need instructions for dummies about how to thread it and stuff.

Appreciate your opinion on the machine

Em
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Im new to sewing machines too and mine came with easy to read instructions (something I need ) so you can be sewing a straight line (or like me a slightly wobbled line ) as soon as its set up.

I think most machines will have good set up instructions
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oh I figured it! looks quite good.

Nuttybabe - does it come with good instructions, as I'm a complete novice and would need instructions for dummies about how to thread it and stuff.

Appreciate your opinion on the machine

Em

It is really easy to use! I put the kids to bed and set it up and have done 2 sock monkeys (just the legs, arms and tail straight lines!!!). Although setting it up I did sort of remember using my mums about 20 years ago!!

I would highly recommend it for a beginner!

I cant wait to make my bag organiser. Will have to find my old jeans tomorrow to make it out of!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi guys,

Just thought I'd let you know that this machine is back in store from 30 August 2010

(I was looking for reviews of it and happened upon this thread, so sorry for bumping an old thread up, but it is the same machine!)
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Hi guys,

Just thought I'd let you know that this machine is back in store from 30 August 2010

(I was looking for reviews of it and happened upon this thread, so sorry for bumping an old thread up, but it is the same machine!)

Same as Kyresa - just thought I would bump this thread again, to tell you all that this machine is back in to Lidl on Monday 26th September! Also sweet little sewing accessories sets.

I am really interested in buying this machine, it's had some wonderful user reviews, but was just wondering if anyone could tell me if it has retractable feed teeth?! I'm wanting to do some freehand sewing too!

Thanks all x
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...or just if it has a darning plate that comes with it, that would do!
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Same as Kyresa - just thought I would bump this thread again, to tell you all that this machine is back in to Lidl on Monday 26th September! Also sweet little sewing accessories sets.
Thanks all x
Don't want anyone who is interested to miss this therefore I thought I had better post to let you know that acccording to my Lidl email this sewing machine is in store on Thursday 22nd, maybe it's different dates in each area, hence why you have to put in your postcode.
http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/SID-3078E8FC-DD222515/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/offerdate.htm?offerdate=24380

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i just bought this second hand but have seen it in lidls today and they also have a good deal on the sets of sewing accessories
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I bought it when it was last on, as my 23 year old Toyota had just given up the ghost! I am very impressed with it. Does just what it says, and it has a free arm (which my old one didn't have)
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Old 22-09-2011, 4:56 PM
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I bought this today, although Lidl customer service had to ring around a few stores to see if they had any. Quite a few stores had sold out as, apparently, people had been queuing from 8.00 am this morning for them. I saw that it had a 3 year guarantee so was impressed with that. I'd been toying for a couple of years now whether or not to take up sewing again, after many redundant years, and was trying to get the Mr T machine, but no joy there. So I figured if people were queuing up, it must be good and at 60, it's a good buy, although not as good as the Mr T one but I'm sure I'll be happy with it.
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Woohoo, I went late last night and they had one sitting out and I got it . The women in my craft group recommended it and I can't wait to try it, but I have a meeting tonight so will have to wait until the kids go to bed tomorrow night so another 26 hrs for me.

The crafty women were saying that having an overlocker was good, but I've no idea what that means.

The instruction booklet is very clear showing pictures of everything.

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Did anyone buy the Lidl/Silvercrest overlocker? Last time I went to buy one they'd sold out but saw them back in stock today so will probably go straight after work tomorrow to pick one up before they disappear!

Can't find any reviews online though... I've wanted one for years but will only use it occasionally. Don't want to waste my money on a rubbish one
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