Don't get Singer. Post 1965 or so, Singer sold the company and now they
produce crap quality. Janome and White are decent brands that aren't too
expensive. Cream of the crop is bernina, but you'll pay an arm and a leg.
Try asking parents, look into refurbished machines, or go to your local
freecycle yahoo group and post for one.
>From: "Leah Korican" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] sewing machine
>Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 11:42:23 -0800
>I'd like to get one or two inexpensive sewing machines to use in my
>classroom for bookmaking and mixed media, maybe some soft sculpture too.
>aAny recommendations for really easy to use kids machines (these are middle
>schoolers) I don't want to spend atll my time rethreading the machine for
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