Calling all seamstress Dopers.
I sewed a lot 15-20 years ago, but haven’t done much besides mending since.
The last time I tried to mend something I reached final frustration with my machine. I have a then-state-of-the-art Husquevarna which was purchased in 1978 or so. It is/was a great machine but has always been temperamental. I could get it tuned-up, but the last time I did, about 8 years ago, it cost me $80. With inflation figured in, I think I could buy a new mid-level machine for not a whole lot more than what that would cost.
SO…my question is: what do you consider to be the best machine on the market for an intermediate seamstress who wants to do basic mending and construction sewing?
Any opinions would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,