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Welcome to day 20 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win the HUSQVARNA VIKING® HICLASS™ E20 from HUSQVARNA VIKING®! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 27th (that’s a full week) to be entered to win!

The HUSQVARNA VIKING® HICLASS™ E20 offers great features such as simple threading and an easy one-step buttonhole.

Thirty-two fun and practical stitches include utility stitches, decorative stitches, and stretch stitches. This is a great machine for someone who wants to make creative projects for the home, family and friends!

Comment to Win: How much money would you consider spending on a sewing machine?

Congratulations to etchedinthread who won the Fiskars Fabric Scissor Set!!

and Congratulations to norasgranddaughter who won a Singer Sewing Machine and Dress Form!!


This giveaway is sponsored by HUSQVARNA VIKING®


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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.33 PMby lunabob

    I would have to say right about $600 – quality, sturdy, manual, nothing too fancy.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.33 PMby eurydizy

    I probably spent $300 on mine but it is pretty basic. Right now I dont have much to spend but I’d consider $500-$600 on a very reliable, specialized machine if I decided to sew for profit.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.30 PMby rachelhead

    my machine was given to me by my mother, and there would be no reason to spend money on another one. I love it. However, it’s not a serger. I spend lots of time lining things and trying to make my seams inside look decent. I would buy a used serger, and I’ve seen those for $300. I couldn’t spend more than that. Thanks for offering this. It would be awesome!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.30 PMby tamalicious16

    I believe my current sewing machine cost around $200, but it was a gift, so I’m not sure. I think I’d be willing to pay $300-$400 for a better one, maybe once I make more than a student stipend. I can only dream of having an awesome sewing machine like this one, but maybe I’ll win!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.29 PMby may-chu

    well, right now I have a sewing machine that I got from my aunt, and it’s older then me and still works… when I beg :P if it’ll break completely, I would buy a machine that will be able to do more then zigzag and straight line, and I’ll pay whatever needed (though, being a student, it’ll probably be around $500-$700, not $1000+)

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.29 PMby scottiejo

    I’m about to spend 100$ to fix up a 1960 Singer, but when it"s time for new… 500-700$

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.27 PMby alexinwonderland

    Sewing is something I wish to do more of and enjoy, so therefore, I would consider dishing out around $200-$300 AUS for a good quality machine. I would definitely use the machine frequently, so I would be wary of purchasing a machine that cost $100 AUS or under, incase it was bad quality. :)

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.27 PMby danny5280

    It’s hard to put a price on a sewing machine that does everything you want and more! My last one was $750 and it was used. I feel like it was a good deal.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.26 PMby lnmrom

    It dosen’t matter how expensive it is, as long it is a good sewing machine with a lot of techniques..

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.26 PMby tievoli

    If I had it I would spend up to $1000.00. My mom bought a Bernina 20 years ago and spent about $600- expensive at the time- and it has made hundreds of projects- sufffered through 3 children learning to sew and has never had a problem. I had a cheap Singer and used it a few frustrating times before it started breaking down. the Bernina is mine now and i don’t see the need to purchase a new one any time soon, but if I did I would spend as much as possible. I think you get what you pay for. Although i do not feel it necessary to get a machine that has a million differnet features- just the basics- less to go wrong.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.25 PMby cam557

    About $500

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.25 PMby kricka

    If I had lots of money I would spend a big pile of it on a new sewing machine! In reality I’m using an old machine with only straight and zig zag stitch, but would consider spending about $800 on a new one if I knew it was really good and reliable.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.25 PMby dondiedon

    I spent 150€ on my actual sewing machine. After a few years of sewing I think I would spend something about 300€.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.24 PMby mmcallister

    I spent around $400 on my current machine, but I’d probably be willing to spend around $700 now that I’m sewing so much more. I am dying to get a serger too, but that’s a different ballgame altogether!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.23 PMby kimromanosf

    $400 for a machine that could handle a range of fabrics/ materials, including leather. However, I just bought a simple Singer Confidence Stylist for less thatn $250 and I have a feeling it’s going to serve all of my sewing needs—I just make clothes, no embroidery.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.23 PMby ladyshape

    I’m hoping to buy a industrial ex-showroom machine next year and expect to pay about £600.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.23 PMby milkshake80

    I just purchased a sewing machine for $500.00 My first sewing machine was under 200 and had all the basic functions…I almost cried when I found out it was not repairable. But now I am in love with my new one!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.22 PMby mccit

    i spent about 800 doallars on my machine, which i baught new, and i love it. it was one of those things that i decided i was going to invest in and it was totally worht it.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.22 PMby thejam

    The machine that I want cost around $600.00. So that is how much I would spend.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.21 PMby Robin Janz

    Maybe up to about $700. I’d love a new machine.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.19 PMby windspiel

    It would depend on my current money situation. generally speaking, I can imagine paying about 700$ for a new one that fulfills all/most of my needs. However, I can imagine spending more if it was the one. Of course, less expensive while still working great with the functions I need is always the preferred option.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.18 PMby wzrdreams

    That is a great question. I inherited my sewing machine from my mother and whatever it’s original retail value was, it has paid for itself many times over. As a result of this sturdy machine I think an exceptional quality machine is worth a lot. My funds are limited, but I would be willing to pay as much as I can afford for a good machine with a warrantee, and also reliably available repair options. $500 +

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.18 PMby michpitts

    Sewing is only a hobby for me, so I’d like to spend under $100. I make it go a long way though, by buying used.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.18 PMby la inglesita

    I think that a 300$ sewing machine would be perfect for me

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.17 PMby Abigail Smith

    I’d probably limit my budget to $400-500. I’m a big fan of buying quality used items, though, so I’d like to think I could stretch that to buy a good machine.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.16 PMby nishavinod2009

    The perfect sewing machine for me would be one which has all and more features which i could use. cost will be secondary. Everybody loves their brand new sewing machine, but If even after 3 to 4 years my sewing machine will help me learn some new technique, i would b in love with it all over again. My sewing machine does that to me -everytime i play around with it and create something beautiful-I cant say how thankful i am for having it.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.16 PMby krokojo

    That really depends on what kind of sewing machine I am looking for. I have an industrial machine and my budget was around 1000 €. If I was looking for a normal sewing machine I would propably not want to spend more then 300€ but for an embroidery machine I would maybe spend around 1000€. BUT I would be very happy to find the features that I am looking for in a machine that costs less :)

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.16 PMby seventy7sunflowers

    I would probably spend about $500. I’ve been having some problems with the machine I’ve had since high school so I guess I’m really going to have to think about how much I would spend!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.16 PMby abiah88

    I have been working on my mom’’s old bernina from ages and ages ago, but i just got a bernina three series (330) for christmas! if i hadn’t, however, and because i am moving soon so would have no access to her machine, i would have saved up and bought the three series for myself im sure.

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    Dec 20, 2010, 03.15 PMby ravenztarot

    i have spent up 250.00 for amachine but the one i want is a featherweight and I am saving up for it 300.00 and the treadle which is 150.00 but if i had the money i want a quilting machine with frame from bernina and that would cost a pretty penny…..

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