You bet, the Pfaffs are great machines. I'd like to add one to my modest collection if I can snag one for the right price and would not hesitate to recommend one to anyone doing projects like I described in my post. Probably the only downside to the Pfaff is the price they tend to command in the marketplace.
Hope I didn't "dis" the Pfaff at all in my writeup. 'Just keeping it simple and inexpensive for those considering an older machine.
I am trying to re-stitch my dinghy cover, made of sunbrela, some multi-layer area. I have an old Singer 201 belt drive, not working when more than 2 layers, also it only takes the smaller home thread.
I started looking at the local small-adds for another machine. I would also like it to be able to repair my dodger, going through the clear vinyl and 2 layers of sunbrella. Would also be nice if it is portable...and cheap !
Here is what I have found: (price in cdn $)
1- PFAFF 130, asking $95, not portable.
2- Brother Heavy Duty, portable, asking $200
3- Morse portable, asking $50
4- White stretch stitches, portable, $95
5- Very vintage 'manual' Seamstress, portable, $200
So what do you think?