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Posted in Sewing Machines on Aug 13,2013 | Written by Staff

We’ve had some parents stop by asking us questions about sewing machines for their children or relatives who are taking up the art of sewing.

One mother in particular had a daughter in a craft camp for the summer where the girl was learning woodworking, horticulture, painting and sewing/fabric crafts.Her daughter really enjoyed all the sew classes more than the other crafts. Long story short Mom wanted to get her a sewing machine.

The first question to answer is “When purchasing something like a sewing machine is the person you’re buying for going to use it for a month and then put it in the back of the closet and take it out two years later or are they the type of person who sticks with sewing and would really make use of the machine”.

If they will definitely use the machine then you can make a purchase based on quality of the machine, variety of stitch selection and longevity of the machine. If they are “fad” driven and will lose interest relatively quickly, a basic entry level machine is what you should look for.Something to get them from point A to point B and hope that they stick with sewing. Later on if they show actual interest in sewing they may warrant a better machine, but for the mean time don’t spend $300.00 on a door-stop, let them prove themselves. This mother bought her daughter a mid-priced sewing machine, an ELNA.

Weeks after the purchase the mom and daughter stopped back in our store. The daughter, using the ELNA machine started an on-line shoulder bag business, she has 4 other girls from the camp WORKING FOR HER. She gets $50.00 up to $100.00 for her bags and she now has her own COLLEGE FUND started. I told the mother what a great job she has done raising her daughter, she taught her responsibility, how to handle money, how to work with people, work ethics and self confidence.

The daughter is 12 YEARS OLD!!! How great is that!!! The daughter said the ELNA sewing machine her mother bought her, made making the bags “…a breeze, the ELNA never jams and the stitch is tight and beautiful…”. She went on to say “When I use the decorative stitches it dresses up the plainest bag and makes it look expensive”.

If you’re contemplating a new sewing machine, stop in and sew on the ELNA line of sewing machines, there are none better, or, if you’re thinking of having your old sewing machine repaired stop by any of Modern Vac and Sew’s 3 location: In the Great Northeast, on Grant Avenue, in The Grant I Plaza In Dreshertown, on Limekiln Pike, in The Dreshertown Plaza In Roxborough, on Henry at Ridge Avenue, in The Andorra Shopping Center

Remember if you don’t buy from us, WE BOTH lose money.

Written by Steve Bekoff, Modern Vac and Sew Team

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