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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 23, 2010, 10.51 PMby northernharper

    Wow, an all in one step button hole would be fantastic. My mother has this wierd attachment for her old machine that actually does eyelet holes as well. I would love a machine that could do a variety of buttonholes for a medieval costume that I am planning. What fun!!!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.41 PMby nanalye

    It would depend on my current money situation. I think about 300€

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.30 PMby ordlax

    When I win the California Lottery I’m buying the H-V Diamond…so whatever that costs I"m willing to spend. Till then I’ll plug along with my $3k Janome 1000. Oh what we won’t do for creative entertainment.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.28 PMby peagreen255

    I have spent about $300 on each of my two machines; both were used ones, and I did a lot of research before buying. I don’t think I’d spend more, since I’m not interested in computerized embroidery or whatever it is that makes machines cost over $1,000. On the other hand, I’d love a serger that had a cover stitch and was easy to thread.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 09.16 PMby brn2sew

    I think it all depends on what features I am looking for, such as basic and decorative stitches. I think the best feature in any machine is the capability of making button holes. The most a good and reliable machine should cost shouldno more then $800.00.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.40 PMby nericec

    I’d go second hand…so maybe $300. But up until this point, I’ve always used my mum’s sewing machine and then when my ex and I broke up, his machine was conveniently at my house… I dread the day that he asks me to give it back.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.16 PMby jenniferinlongbeach

    I bought my Bernina for $600 and love it but I covet some of the more advanced models so I am saving my pennies and drooling from afar.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 08.11 PMby maribelmade

    It really depends on what I’ll be using the sewing machine for, but for what I do now I don’t need to spend more than $150. I move quite a bit so I buy a new sewing machine every now and then. I’ve owed some basic Brother machines and a Viking Huskystar I really liked.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.49 PMby portionforfoxes

    Well, being the poor college student that I am, the $79 Brother sewing machine at my local supermarket is as high as I’d go.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 07.01 PMby ggexpansive

    if money were no object i would spend as much as needed to get the best machine for me.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.55 PMby Jolene Fagerstrom

    I would pay about $200.00 for a basic machine with the “Basic standard options.” If I were buying a top of the line machine, I would expect to pay $600.00 or more. At that price it better do everything but sew on its own.The maintenance should be tip top as well. I live where there is little opportunity to get things serviced so I really need a solid dependable machine. I have three sewing machines – my mother’s top of the line Singer from 1965-ish, my mother’s “old” straight stitch singer from the ’40’s with a gorgeous cabinet, and my own basic portable Singer with built-in zigzag and other stitches from 1970. That was my graduation from high school present. :0) I would love to win a serger – I’ve never used one before. December 27th is my birthday. :0)

    Best of luck to everyone. I have enjoyed reading the comments. Happy Holidays!!!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.22 PMby magdamagda

    I like things well done and affordable – doesn’t everyone?:D Fortunately that’s what you get in India, maybe more than in other places – there are lots of tailoring small businesses and to cut the expenses and adapt to frequent long powercuts – treadle sewing machines and sergers are widely spread… My serger also is a treadle machine to which I attached a motor – all metal, local made, doing a fine job… I must say I was very much surprised at the shop, I wasn’t expecting a treadle serger but it’s fun and useful to have both options now! The prices are not comparable with those in US, but for me as an European it seems rather cheap.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.04 PMby v3g4n

    No more than 500 CAD (at least until I win the lottery)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 06.00 PMby yurimari715

    Depending on the quality and functionality of the machine, I am willing to pay up to the retail price, given that no one else is willing to sale his or her good condition used one. My mom always thought that having a sewing machine at home was dangerous for children, so I started out with just threads and a needle. She hides all the sharp objects in the house, so I had to buy my own when I was old enough to work. I got my first sewing machine at $150. I was so excited. I remember having to hide it and use it at a friend’s house. Regardless of how much I paid for it, that machine was like gold to me. Anyways, I think looking at the market today, you will most like have to fork up at least $300-500 for a decent home sewing machine.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.49 PMby Fini Kania

    I used to use my mom’s sewing machine… but now I want to use my own. I’m hoping to buy my first sewing machine for $250. thank you

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.44 PMby keekee7

    Well, when i got my sewing machine it was on sell of $99 but it’s usually $199. Do to my budget crisis of course if I could I would spend more maybe $300-$400. What really won’t now is a serger now for this machine I would spend $500 or more if I had it.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.23 PMby terianz

    I have not bought a new sewing machine in many years, but I expect that a new, top-of-the-line sewing machine would cost in excess of $1000. I am considering buying a serger, but hope to pay under $500 for it.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.22 PMby barb09

    I have a brother project runway sewing machine that I got as a Christmas gift. I think i would spend $400

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.17 PMby lwood

    A sewing machine that gets used the most is the best bargain. If you get a machine with all the bells and whistles but don’t use it, it doesn’t matter what you paid for it, it wasn’t worth it. Any machine that gets used the most is worth more than a machine that sits. I would pay $300-$800 for a good basic machine, and if I were to purchase another embroidery machine I would go the commercial route and spend more than for a home embroidery machine. My embroidery machine gets used more for embroidery than for sewing so all those fancy stitches don’t get used so much, but my basic machine gets used a lot. I wold love to win a machine to give to my DIL so she could make clothes for my new granddaughter.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.13 PMby Ken Welshons

    $1000 is what I don’t mind spending.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.11 PMby joycec

    I think I would pay about $1200 for a sewing machine to be able to sew all the different kinds of things I would like to sew!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 05.05 PMby jean-sews

    3o years ago I spent $400 on a new machine which was 1/2 priced due to end of year clearance. I could use a machine that actually works with all the features. But my budget is now limited to about $200. With cautious price comparism and shopping, perhaps I could find a machine on say within that price range with the features neede and which I would use. The one being given away has the features needed. Wish me luck!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.37 PMby splendarose

    I have a Singer Futura embroidery machine that I spent $799.00 on and a Brother Serger that I spent $199.00 on. I would probably spend about a thousand dollars on a good quality machine that did embroidery, regular sewing and had a seam finisher/overlocker built into it. It would be wonderful to have a “One Size Fits All” sewing machine. I would spend about $1,500.00 on that machine.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.33 PMby xiala

    The last one I bought cost about 300 dollars but that’s because I’m on a tight budget right now. But when I have the money I will most likely buy a more expensive and hopefully better one.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.33 PMby emiliacabeza-de-baca

    My current sewing machine cost about $200 and it gets the job done. But I would invest majorly in a quality sewing machine, upwards of $800 if necessary. I would live off of ramen and spam.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.31 PMby Felicity Lowinger

    I have a very old machine about 40 years old and it cost around $300 in it’s day – it’s definitely getting a little long in the tooth. If I could afford to replace it i would probably be looking at $1500+.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.24 PMby audie2002

    I got mine second hand and I love it, so for a sewing machine it is hard to say. If I wear out my machine I would probably consider spending $500 on one if I was sewing all the time.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 04.03 PMby gobepu

    Price is only one factor in deciding what machine to buy. But winning a free machine would be the best!!!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.54 PMby karahman78

    I would spend $800 on a sewing machine.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.53 PMby scguevara

    I spent $50 on my antique treadle sewing machine in a garage sale last year. I will consider on buying a new one with a lot of features for next year. Around $300 is probably my limit at the moment to buy a new sewing machine.

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