When I'm not sitting on the computer being very busy of course, another thing I enjoy doing is making things. My mum really got me into sewing and making clothes when I was little. She was taught by her mum, so wanted it to be the same with me. We have always had a sewing machine in our house and after our last Brother gave up the go (It has lasted more than 8 years of hard labour!) so it was time to get a new one. Of course I resorted to the internet which most of us do now a days. We decided to stay with Brother as we knew the brand well and was very happy with our last eowing machine. However times had really changed since we bought out last machine. After doing a lot of comparison on the Brother website
What Is It
The Brother BC2100 is one of the most popular domestic use sewing machines. It is designed for beginners who are just starting out and those who have done this for a long time. Because of this, you can get going straight away or at least learn how to get started. Because this is a much newer model, it has many 'fancy' features which I will discuss, compared to plain sowing machines. Basically this is a COMPUTERISED machine which means less work for you, and able to do much more that you can usually do with a sewing machine. This can also be used for making items such as clothes or furnishings, to repair jobs, or even just adding that extra touch!
Prices/Where To Get It
After deciding this was the model to buy for us, we did some price hunting. This was what I found quite difficult, so hopefully by reading this review it will save you some time. Prices ranged from a good £189 to an incredible £308. However what I noticed was that the average price seemed to be the £199 mark but you usually would get some very good freebies.
Brother Direct - I felt it was a complete rip off at an incredible £308
which we felt was not a good price at all. You would expect it from the manufactorer to be cheaper than anywhere else but I was highly wrong. I would avoid as you just get the machine and have to pay extra for the accessory kits.
Argos - I didn't realise until after some research that Argos sell this product. This was highly convient for us as the nearest Argos is only 6 miles away. There price was a reasonable £196
with a FREE wide table to go with it. This is basically an add on to the machine and comes in very handy.
But we bought ours from:http://www.sewingmachines.co.uk/brotherbc2100_info.htm
Now their price is £199
however it was the stuff you got with it which interested us. It came with a 'free' thread pack (which is lots of different colors of threads), 5 pairs of scissors, a sewing kits, a carry case (which I have never used) and an wide table. Argos offered the wide table but didn't offer us the rest. Because of the extras, this seemed the most appealing so ended up buying from there. Also the price included postage and packaging so that was a little added bonus. I would recommend new comers to buy from that site or if you already have lots of sowing equipment then Argos is your best option.