So, who wants a sewing machine? I'm giving one away … This Singer Stylist 834 was the first machine I bought for myself, with my own money (actually, with the first real paycheck I ever got!) … I'm trying not to be sentimental about this (because I really need to get rid of some STUFF) but I *would* like it to go to a good home. So instead of Freecycling or Craigslisting it, I thought I'd try here first.
It's FREE, but there are a few caveats:
— the timing's off, so it needs a visit to the repair shop before you'll be able to use it. Luckily, the sticker on the machine will tell you where to go. Last time I took it in, the tuneup cost $80.
— you have to be able to pick it up, here in Chicago … I won't ship it. This sucker's HEAVY. It does, however, have a carrying case. You have to pick it up before July 15 — I've given myself two weeks to give this away.
— I think I have the manual. Somewhere. I'll try to dig it up. I also have some extra feet for it, but heaven only knows WHICH feet, and WHERE. They will also be the target of some sewing-room archaeology.
I made a lot of clothes with this machine, and I think it's still good for a couple years' more sewing, if you don't do anything rough (like making jeans or canvas bags). It's simple to use (even without the manual) and friendly for beginners.
If you want this machine, email me (the email address is over there, on the right, towards the bottom of this page) and we'll work out the details.
In addition: I am . (I really don't use it, and I'd rather use that space for more fabric or as a spot for the Singer Red-Eye machine, instead.) Serger status: sold. Also: does anyone do any crafting with circuit boards? I just came across a stash of old etherlink cards … if you want 'em, email me. Those are really light, so I'm happy to ship them. .