… Amazon’s doing a Deal of the Day on this Brother XM2701 Lightweight, Full-Featured Sewing Machine for just $74.99 (its lowest price ever). At 4.5 stars with over 300 reviews, you could do a lot worse.
Now: Will it be the perfect sewing machine for a veteran looking to do heavy use? Probably not (though it might surprise you), but it would be a great first machine for a tween/teen or even an occasional-use machine for an adult newbie. When my daughter asked for a sewing machine a few years back, I got her an earlier iteration of this model, and she uses it quite a bit and it’s still working great. (As in, it’s produced numerous projects, from stuffed animals to an entire quilt.)
And here’s the bonus tip, good on this sewing machine or something else, if you qualify: Amazon is offering a promotion for Prime members who also have a linked Discover Cards where you can use code DISC16EVER to save $15 on a qualifying purchase (Amazon must be the seller) when you pay with your available Cashback Bonus. Note: This offer is only valid for customers who have never paid with Cashback before. Why? I have no idea. But I tested it and it took my price on this machine down to just $59.99. (Of course, I don’t need a sewing machine, so now I’m going to go shop for something else. But still….)
Go forth and save. And sew. Or both!