new to me sewing machine!

or, i should say, new to my home sewing machine. This will be a christmas present for Katie (now 17)....
with college looming next fall, the idea of spending enough money to get her a decent sewing machine was not happening...so i hunkered down and watched ebay. Last week i "won" the acution-a pfaff hobby 1016. it's a very basic machine...straight stitch, zig zag and buttonhole. It arrived this morning...
so nothing left to do but plug her in and take her for a spin! . The machine came packaged really well for shipping...but also in its original box, as well as all the original paperwork minus the reciept and all the things that the manual said it should come with. It appears to have been used VERY little. and overall, it sews rather nicely! i haven't tried the buttonhole yet...but i think Katie will be excited and pleased. she likes sewing a little bit, and this way she has her own. she has told me that "it really is a stress relief mom!".
now, can anyone offer opinons/advice on this new to us machine? how old might it be? (i;m not up on Pfaffs....).
Hope eveyone is having a great day!
betsey
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betsey
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or, i should say, new to my home sewing machine. This will be a
christmas present for Katie (now 17)....
with college looming next fall, the idea of spending enough money to
get her a decent sewing machine was not happening...so i hunkered down
and watched ebay. Last week i "won" the acution-a pfaff hobby 1016.
it's a very basic machine...straight stitch, zig zag and buttonhole.
It arrived this morning...
so nothing left to do but plug her in and take her for a spin!
. The machine came packaged really well for shipping...but also
in its original box, as well as all the original paperwork minus the
reciept and all the things that the manual said it should come with.
It appears to have been used VERY little. and overall, it sews rather
nicely! i haven't tried the buttonhole yet...but i think Katie will
be excited and pleased. she likes sewing a little bit, and this way
she has her own. she has told me that "it really is a stress relief
mom!".
now, can anyone offer opinons/advice on this new to us machine? how
old might it be? (i;m not up on Pfaffs....).
Hope eveyone is having a great day!
betsey
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betsey
On Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:13:20 -0800 (PST), betsey wrote:
The Pfaff Hobby line is actually made by Janome; Janome is probably the largest sewing machine manufacturer in the world today and manufacturer many sewing machines and sergers that are badged by other companies (Necchi, Kenmore, Bernnette, Pfaff [Hobby series and Grand Quilter], Viking [Huskystar and Mega Quilter]), and others.
While they are Janome made - and Janome makes great machines - they are different animals than the 'regular' Pfaff models.
-Irene
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IMS
I've had several Pfaffs in the past, including one Hobby Lock and have been well satisfied with all of them. There is a Pfaff website that has some information, that you might want to read. It's been a while since I looked at it, but I think it is www.pfaff-usa. HTH, Emily
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E Bengston
thank you Irene---
I really don't care who made it...it's a nifty machine. i think it actually sews nicer than my viking 350.
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betsey

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