My mom is looking for a basic sewing machine to have as a backup when hers is in the shop. She just wants to be able to do basic piecing with it (straight and some zig-zag/buttonhole/applique). She found one that is on both Amazon.com and Overstock.com. It is a Brother LX 3125. She also found another Brother on Amazon.
Brother LX 3125 @ amazon
Brother LX 3125 @ Overstock
Brother XL2600I @ amazon
First question: Does anyone have any experience with either machine or Brother's in general? Good? Bad?
Second question: If you don't recommend either machine, what are other(s) you would recommend? She'd like to stay under $100.00 including tax and shipping.
Third question: Has anyone ordered off Overstock? Do you recommend (or not recommend) it? I order off Amazon.com all the time, but have no experience with Overstock.
Fourth question: Anyone have a basic machine they would like to sell (and in the Lex or Cinci area) that would be a good backup?