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    • niceguy15
    • By niceguy15 29th Aug 10, 7:31 PM
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    Bush 24 Stitch Sewing Machine,Half Price 69.99 was 139.99 @ Argos
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    • 29th Aug 10, 7:31 PM
    Bush 24 Stitch Sewing Machine,Half Price 69.99 was 139.99 @ Argos 29th Aug 10 at 7:31 PM
    Reserve + Collect

    http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500002451&langId=-1&searchTerms=BUSH+24+STITCH+SEWING+MACHINE

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    • mickey4radish
    • By mickey4radish 29th Aug 10, 9:05 PM
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    • #2
    • 29th Aug 10, 9:05 PM
    Is it any good?
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    • 29th Aug 10, 9:05 PM
    Anyone know if it is any good as my sewing machine literally just packed up half an hour ago and there are no reviews anywhere!?!
    • mickey4radish
    • By mickey4radish 30th Aug 10, 10:46 PM
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    • #3
    • 30th Aug 10, 10:46 PM
    Bush sewing machine
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    • 30th Aug 10, 10:46 PM
    Bought one today from Argos and 2 and a half hours later took it back. Was very tempermental and even on slow speeds the tension would change and it would jam up every 2-3 inches. It was advertised as having an automatic needle threader and it didn't. Even a long plain line of stitches looked very unprofessional and wobbly. What a waste of time :-(
  • PoppyHoppy
    • #4
    • 30th Aug 10, 11:09 PM
    Oh no!
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    • 30th Aug 10, 11:09 PM
    Oh no, I bought one today as a birthday present for my mum. I'm not really an expert with sewing machines, so just thought it was a bargain! Can anyone else provide any feedback?
    Determined to be a thrifty Mama!
    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 30th Aug 10, 11:19 PM
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    • #5
    • 30th Aug 10, 11:19 PM
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    • 30th Aug 10, 11:19 PM


    Lidl have a similiar machine (maybe better) for 60

    It's a short-term offer so you'll need to move fast

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/index_13410.htm
    • niceguy15
    • By niceguy15 31st Aug 10, 2:35 AM
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    • #6
    • 31st Aug 10, 2:35 AM
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    • 31st Aug 10, 2:35 AM


    Lidl have a similiar machine (maybe better) for 60

    It's a short-term offer so you'll need to move fast

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/index_13410.htm
    Originally posted by fatbelly
    already posted:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2694515&highlight=
    • lavenderlady
    • By lavenderlady 31st Aug 10, 9:47 AM
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    • 31st Aug 10, 9:47 AM
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    • 31st Aug 10, 9:47 AM
    If you are looking for a good sewing machine and dont need too many stitches then I recommend looking at an old, all metal one. I have a number of black Singers and you just cant beat these. They do a gorgeous straight stitch and will sew through pretty much anything. The cheapy machines from such as Aldi, Dunelm Mill etc will really struggle with heavy fabric.

    The old black Singers only do straight stitch mostly so if you need decorative then your next best bet is an old metal machine from anywhere between 1960 and 1980. Berninas are very good but also very expensive unless you happen to have a family member with one lazing in the loft!

    I picked up an old Pfaff machine for about 3. It has about 12 different stitches and is incredibly strong, i've sewn a leather bag on it.

    I have machines ranging in price from free to 5000 and often I'll reach for the old Singers because the stitch is fantastic!
  • paolo
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    • 31st Aug 10, 10:13 AM
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    • 31st Aug 10, 10:13 AM
    Your point being? It was useful or someone else to post a link to the Lidl machine.

    Have you been spending too much time on HUKD?
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