I'd like to start sewing some. I sewed *years* ago (as in, going on 20) with 4-H. I am not predicting I will become a super sewer or anything.
I'd like to be able to do the following:
basic quilts (like the kit ones from a craft store)
small projects (think lunch bags, etc..)
basic repairs--- seams, things like that
let the kids do very easy things (think basic aprons, pillowcases)
I'd like the machine to be rather intuitive and non-frustrating. I'm perfectly willing to pay a little more for a better, easier experience. Ideally, the machine could handle denim (for repairs) and fleece as well as more standard (cotton) materials.
I'm drawn to just getting this machine:
Why? Well, I trust Costco. It has good reviews.
But I was at Joann's and they seem to have several on sale.
Then I look here and it seems like they have lots on sale and so many options:
Meanwhile, those don't seem to be the brand that is suggested in this forum. (Kenmore, maybe?)
Any and ALL advice is appreciated. This comes out of my "allowance" (yeah, I know, it's just a name, though) and I've been saving for a couple years but considering I won't probably use it *that* much I'd rather spend less if possible. I'd be totally open to getting on on Craig's List (I'm on the Eastside of Seattle) but I would have no idea how to tell if a machine was in good condition or not, so that kind of scares me, kwim.
Thanks in advance for your input!