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Advice on Buying a Sewing Machine

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Do you need a sewing machine, but aren't sure what to look for and what to buy? Do you know what you plan on sewing, but aren't sure what kind of machine can best handle your needs? Do you think the term "industrial strength" indicates a good machine? Are you eyeballing an old black Singer that someone told you can "sew through leather?" So much information! It can really be confusing.

I can discuss all of this with you and help you figure out a solution. I'm impartial to brand and I usually favor older machines rather than the new plastic ones - but I can tell you WHICH older machine will really work for you. Not all sewing machines are created equal! Let me sort through the mess and get you sewing.

We can start from scratch and begin tracking down the perfect machine, or if you have some machines you are trying to compare, I can help you examine the pros and cons of each, and give you a no-nonsense review of your shopping ideas. Sellers of sewing machines (especially old ones!) will often be deceptive and pump up their wares to trick unsuspecting buyers into thinking they are getting something they're not. I will stop that baloney in its tracks and save you from wasting your money. I can even help you find sewing machines in your area in places you never thought of!

There is a sewing machine out there for you - let me help you find it! I can also continue to give you advice afterwards, if you find yourself with a good machine that needs some TLC, or need tutoring on sewing. Check my other listings for sewing machine repair and sewing lessons!

Training & Qualifications


I've owned, sewn on, and worked on a wide variety of sewing machines over the years, and consider myself fairly well versed in many of the intricacies and quirks of these fascinating household devices.

Availability & Preferences


I work days, so I usually respond to messages in the evenings or on weekends. I will get back to you as fast as I possibly can, so you can start sewing ASAP! I don't mind long rambling conversations - it can be tedious trying to figure this stuff out, and I want to help.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Jill


Jen received Package of Unschooling Advice and Tips from Jill
Nov 05, 2016
Jill had some great ideas and it was a pleasure to work with her.
Alisha received Session of Appraise Antique Sewing Machine from Jill
Oct 15, 2016
Very sweet and response so quickly highly recommend
Mike received Help with Tiny House Living from Jill
Sep 20, 2016
Jill shared pictures and plans with me of her tiny houses. These are great templates for me to go off of my next place. Thanks so much!
Colleen received Unit of Random Meme from Jill
Sep 11, 2016
Jill delivered awesome memes and quickly! Made me laugh too! Thanks again :)
Victor provided Unit of Private performance! for Jill
Sep 11, 2016
I'm glad I was able to do something special for Jill's son's birthday!
Colleen received Unit of Random Meme from Jill
Sep 09, 2016
Exactly what I wanted! Thanks again!
Lauren provided Unit of Small Friendship Bracelet for Jill
Aug 21, 2016
Jill was very easy to work with and very kind! I would trade with her again.
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About Jill Pariseault

Polyanarchocreatrix extraordinaire, professional seamstress/sewing machine mechanic, neurologically diverse single mom to a 12 year old spectrum boy. I live in a very old, dilapidated house with seven... other people in a quintessential small VT town. I have many colorful, interesting skills and services to share and swap with kindred spirits.show more

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Jill Pariseault is looking for:
  • Just for Fun
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  • Home
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  • Tailoring & Sewing
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