Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic Sewing Machine

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The clip that holds the extension table on my 20-year-old Brother
Electronic Sewing machine broke and I'm holding the extension table on
with a large rubber band.  I've been unable to locate a replacement
extension table anywhere.

I don't do much sewing anymore, except for mending, and have a very
nice serger for projects that need a serger.

Does anyone have a 20-year-old Brother sewing machine gathering dust
and who might be willing to part with their extension table? Otherwise
I'm considering replacing my dinosaur with a more recent model -
reluctantly because it otherwise works great.

Thanks.

Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic Sewing Machine
Linda Smith wrote:
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I bought a custom-made plexiglass/whatever extension table for my 70s or
80s vintage New Home sewing machine from Nancy's Notions.  Search for
"Sew steady" on her web site and you will find them.

Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic Sewing Machine
There are a lot of 20-year old Brother machines out there.  What model
is yours and better yet is there a picture online of the bed?

On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:35:20 -0800, Linda Smith

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Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic Sewing Machine
Thanks for everyone's suggestions.  The machine has no model number -
the front of the machine and the instruction manual call it a "Brother
Electronic Sewing Machine."  I think my husband purchased it for me at
Price Club (now Costco).

After much discussion with my husband we decided that I should
purchase a new machine.  

I will, however, check out Nancy's Notioins.

On Sun, 01 Mar 2009 09:46:12 -0500, No_Spam_Please@No_Spam wrote:

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Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic Sewing Machine
Linda Smith wrote:
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Probably a good idea if you only spent like $200 on it.  You can find a
nice older machine that will sew circles around those cheapie $200-300
machines for that much or less.  I just got a Pfaff Hobby 721 for $50
off of Craigslist, and the local sewing machine stores would sell used
reconditioned ones for $250-300, still an excellent price for a superior
machine.

With low-end sewing machines, newer is generally not better.  A sewing
machine built in the 30s through the 60s or 70s and possibly 80s in some
cases was built as a tool (as in, something that was used in the daily
course of life and needed to be dependable).  After that, it was built
as a toy (as in, something that was only used in the course of a hobby
or to be used occasionally and that could be disposed of if it didn't
work.)  This is my opinion, but I am sure some people will disagree.
They, however, probably did not buy a White Jeans Machine for their
teenager who wanted to use it regularly only to have it start spending
more time at the sewing machine store supposedly getting fixed than it
spent at home after only a few months.

Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine
Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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I got an email yesterday from http://www.jennys-sewing-studio.com/ that
she has a Singer 600 ("Rocketeer") for sale for $99.  It has no
accessories, but it takes standard Singer feet, and I've got boxes of
the cams lying around - they fit machines from the 400 on up to the 600
and are pretty easy to find in thrift stores.  I admit, I was
tempted...but I do have a few extra machines already.   NAYY.
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Joanne
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Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine
Pogonip wrote:
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Correction:  It's a 500, and does have a manual.  She doesn't mention
feet one way or the other, just no cams.  Please stop me before I buy it.
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Joanne
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Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine

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SSSSTTTTOOOOOOPPPPPP!!!!

I would not trade my 401A straight across for five 500s.
The only way another 500 will come to my house is if it
brings along a buttonholer, ALL the cams, and all the feet.
The accessories MIGHT make it worth $99.

Beverly



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On Sun, 1 Mar 2009 18:44:59 -0800, "BEI Design"

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Same here.  I do not like using a 500/503 at all.  The 401 is a much
better 'thought out' machine.  

-Irene

Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine
Pogonip wrote:
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Ahhh.  You can always find the cams on Ebay, and if you want a
buttonholer for it, I will mail you mine.  *BEG*

Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine
Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
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I find cams in thrift stores.  Boxes of them.  I have bought far too
many boxes with mixed assortments.  Never a complete set in a box,
though.  Wonder why that is.  I have some for unknown machines, too.
Not sure why......
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Pogonip wrote:
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Because they were there?

Beverly



Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine
BEI Design wrote:
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Yeah!  That works for mountain climbers, why not for me?
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Pogonip wrote:
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Exactly!

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Not to mention my hobby is a lot safer.  Well, as long as DH doesn't
lose control of his temper.
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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But, you do work with *sharp* and *hot* implements!

Beverly



Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine
BEI Design wrote:
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Please do not talk about my tongue that way!

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Joanne
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Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine
Pogonip wrote:
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Bums.  I really WANT a rocketeer and a decent set of cams...

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Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine
Kate XXXXXX wrote:

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I'd offer you one for free, except I don't think you'd want
to pay the cross-ocean shipping.  :-(

Beverly



Re: Looking for extension table for my 1989 Brother Electronic SewingMachine
BEI Design wrote:
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I'd take you up in a heartbeat , if it wasn't for the shipping!  I KNOW
they are not as good as the 401's, but they just LOOK so cool!  So
1950's futuristic and Dan Dare!

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Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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