Time to Buy a Sewing Machine!
If it's even close to the time for you to buy a new sewing machine, now is
the time to get down to the LA Country Fair
5-28, 2008, Wed-Sunday.
This annual event is at the Fairplex. (If you don't live anywhere near Los
Angles, hit your local county fair for the same great deal!)
What??? Go out the way out to the LA County Fair to buy a sewing machine??? Why???
Basically, YES!!!!! Why? Because...
|Almost every sewing machine manufacture will be gathered together in one
place just waiting to give you a personal demo.... and they'll all be right
next to each other... so talk about comparison shopping|
|They will have all their models there, from low to high end... so there's
something for whatever your need is.|
|The people they have doing demos on these sewing machines really know what they're doing.
They'll be ready to show you how it sews through paint sticks!!!!|
|And, most important reason of all, because they will have the best prices
you're going to be able to get anywhere on their 'fair specials'.|
What you want to do:
|Wear comfortable shoes.|
|Plan to go first thing in the morning. Not too many
people are around yet. (That's rather relative at the fair.) You can go later
in the day. You just may have to wait in some areas to try the machines
yourself if it's in the middle of the day.
|The sewing machine vendors are normally in the south end of one of the
product buildings. Check the maps.|
|Tell them you're a 'costumer'. If you get a totally blank look, try 'do ren
fairs and things like that, that you sometimes need to sew though a 1/2 inch
worth of fabric putting an outfit together. They will show you the workhorse
machines.... not necessarily the fanciest ones there... but ones with the
multi-speed motors and other things like that. (Singer will probably just
smile at you nicely and if they're really nice, point you over to some of the
|Regardless of how much you fall in love with the first demo.... catch a
number of demos from different vendors. Each will have their own special features.|
|Walk away and go catch the rest of the show. The Creative Expressions
building always has great crafts and art-to-wear items.
|Take time to think about what you really need.|
|You have to walk away
to give you brain a chance to choose. These guys (and gals) are very, very
good sales people. Only you can decided how many of the bells and whistles you
need with a sturdy machine.|
|Buy your machine. (Each vendor will have a slightly different way to get
the machine. Some have you pick them up there on another day, some have them
at a local shop.)|
After you have your new machine:
|Almost all vendors will have some 'free' lessons set up at local sewing
|Take the classes, even if it's a drive. There you'll learn to use the new
features on your machine.
|If you bought a new computer, you wouldn't turn down free classes, same
|The classes will try to sell you something -- sewing feet. While most
generic home sewers hardly ever need more than the feet that come with the
machine, as a costumer you will find many of the extra feet a life saver.
|If you can't afford to buy the sewing feet right now, write down what the
feet do, their manufacturing number and order then later. You will save
yourself so much grief later... and time. Piping, blind hems, walking
feet... all these work better when you have the manufacture's feet instead
of generic feet.|
Check out all the information on line at www.lacountyfair.com
prices are a max of $17. Weekday evenings are normally $5 and there are plenty of other deals to get reduced admission.
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