Any reviews on the Singer Pixie yet?

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Posted 11/29/2008 by Just Lizzy in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 11/29/2008 1:43:26 AM
Oops... forgot the rest of the post.

I saw this today at Wal*Mart for $49 and was wondering if it's worth getting? I just want something I can use for small sewing/craft projects, and for scrapbooking.



I have been contemplating this one at Sears:

but it's really more machine than I need.

Any peas with the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding the Singer Pixie?


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Posted: 11/29/2008 9:03:12 PM
Dh bought me the little purple machine like last week at Walmart, but I can't open it until Christmas. I was also wondering about any reviews on it


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Posted: 11/29/2008 9:12:36 PM
The only thing I've been able to find on this machine review wise is that you cannot get replacement parts for it as Singer doesn't make any. One review said that Singer told her she would have to mail the machine to them and they would replace it since parts are unavailable.

While I do think it is "scrapbook cute" I'm not sure I would purchase one because for a little bit more money you can get a decent machine for papercrafting with parts that are actually replaceable.


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Posted: 11/29/2008 9:18:35 PM

for a little bit more money you can get a decent machine for papercrafting
MmamaLlama, can you give me some other recommendations? I'm not familiar with anything else that doesn't cost a lot more.

Thanks!


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Posted: 11/29/2008 9:23:09 PM
They had these up front near the lines yesterday at our WM. My DH picked it up and offered to buy it for me because it had scrapbooking on the front of the box & it was *cute*, LOL. I almost said yes (well, it *is* cute) but I have a great machine at home that works perfectly fine if I need to sew on my pages.




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Posted: 12/12/2008 7:50:46 PM
I saw this at WM today, too, and am wondering about the quality.

Are there any other brands/models that are better quality and similar in price? I've heard that the Janome Magnolia is nice, but it is $100 more than the Pixie...



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Posted: 12/12/2008 9:54:54 PM
I love, love my Janome Sew mini!! Same basic stitches, Outstanding reviews- google it- and 49$ at hancock fabric. Hope that helps!!



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Posted: 12/12/2008 10:04:22 PM
I would love any reviews on this as well. I saw it at WM a few weeks ago and HAD to call my DH to see if it could be my Christmas present. It is now at home, but I can't open it until the 25th. If anyone has gotten to use theirs, please letus know what you think.


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Posted: 12/14/2008 10:07:19 PM
I must have missed the original posts about this machine. I just bought one at WM tonight but will not be able to check it out 'til tomorrow. I have a Viking that I would prefer not to use for scrapbooking. Did the QVC/HSN model from a few years ago have decorative stitches on it?

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Posted: 12/15/2008 7:39:28 AM
Hey ladies! I Googled this machine and found this YouTube video from HSN. It looks awesome....now I want one!!


YouTube Video on Singer Pixie

It's not the purple version, but that might be a WM version. They look exactly the same, other than color. It does have a zigzag stich!!!

I saw the J's one yesterday at the store and almost grabbed it for the price, but it seemed a little too cheap and I was afraid it might break. Anyhooo...I'm grabbing this a WM and putting it under the tree for myself! Merry Christmas to me


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Posted: 12/17/2008 1:11:41 AM
Hi all, I've never posted a message on the boards here before so please bear with me.

I purchased the Singer Pixie at Wal Mart last week for 49.00, it is a cute little machine. But it is going back tomorrow. I'm very disappointed in it. Other than it being cute and compact I really don't have much positive to say about it, oh it does have metal bobbins - not plastic.

Here's my rants:

1)The foot pedal is very light weight and did not stay upright so I always had to flip it back over which got to be very annoying in the short time I tried it.
2)The light is very dim so I had to use another lamp to be able to see. 3)My main problem with it is the stitching, I bought it because I wanted to do zig zag stitching. The stitches did not come out even when I used lightweight paper on top of textured cardstock.
4)You can only use the smaller size thread spools, the large spools will not fit
5)Presser foot lever seemed to be awkward for me, but that may because I'm used to my old machine

For 49.00 I did not expect a high quality sewing machine, but I did expect it to stitch evenly.

I've got an old Singer Featherweight machine that was made in 1962 that I have used for sewing and scrapbooking. My mom told me she has a zigzag attachment for it so I'm excited to try that and see if that'll work for me.

Good luck and Happy Holidays all


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Posted: 1/19/2009 9:12:36 AM
I was so excited when I saw this little machine on the shelf. I took it home, opened it up and went to work . . . for 10 minutes. Then the foot pedal broke. The machine just kept running even after I unplugged the pedal ! So my darling son took it back and picked me up a new one. Again I opened it up so ready to get back to work. . .the bobbin will not pick up. I'M DONE !

It was a great idea they just really need to step it up a notch or two.
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