I have a Viking sewing machine that has served me well, but it’s very old and it tends to miss stitches and the tension is inconsistent and the plug for the foot pedal is held together with tape because I can no longer buy a replacement. It was rebuilt several years ago, but I fear it’s now on borrowed time.
So, I want to get a new sewing machine. What I need is a basic machine - adjustable stitches, straight and zig-zag - and I’d like the capability to sew several thicknesses of denim. I don’t need fancy stitches or bells and whistles. And since it’s been forever since I bought a machine, I would appreciate any input from fellow sewing-type people.
Recommendations of good machines or manufacturers to avoid are equally welcome. I live in the middle of nowhere, so I’m going to have to travel to civilization to shop - it’d be nice to have a plan when I finally do it. So please, share you experiences and suggestions.