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    Sewing machine help

    I'm new to hanging and even newer to the DIY gear thing. I'm looking to get a sewing machine and have found what I believe to be a good deal on Craigslist. It is for a Brother xr-9000. Does anyone have any thoughts/info on either this particular model or Brothers in general? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Check the guidelines post in my sig. Other folks have it helpful in assessing machines.
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    well, my favorite is a Singer 15-91 I found in Goodwill in May of this year. It has a DOM of 14 Apr 1947, came with the cabinet and I picked it up for $75.00. Sixty four years old and it sews MUCH better than my new Singer. I picked up a White Rotary model 77 with a nicer cabinet at another Goodwill for only $25.00! It sews well, but not as nice as the 15-91. The deals are out there if you don't mind used equipment. Start slow and good luck. One word of caution....DIY can be addictive! good luck

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    I picked up a 1960's model 401A Singer just yesterday in a cabinet for $80. Seems to work fine, haven't had a chance to sew anything up, but it makes great stitches. Now if I can find a zipper foot and maybe a few more items, i will be in business

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    Thanks for the help guys. I decided to take a leap of faith and picked up the machine today. I'll see how it goes. At least now I can try this brave new world of DIY gear.

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