Monday, 27 October 2014

Hoe kies 'n mens?

Ek sit met 'n raaisel - watter masjien om te kies? Ek het onlangs die gier gekry om 'n nuwe naaldwerkmasjien te koop. Lank het ek gespaar vir die Bernina Aurora 440 QE, maar toe ek nou genoeg geld tot my beskikking het, word ek ingelig die masjien word nie meer vervaardig nie en is vervang met die Bernina Aurora 550 QE. Ek het ook besluit om te kyk na die Elna eXcellence 760 en die Elna 7100 Professional.

I am sitting with a conundrum - which machine to choose? Recently I got the itch to buy a new sewing machine. I saved for a long while to buy the Bernina Aurora 440 QE, but when I had the money available, I was informed that the machine is no longer produced and is replaced by the Bernina Aurora 550 QE. I decided to have a look at the Elna eXcellence 760 and the Elna 7100 Professional as well.

Nou is my probleem dat ek nie kan besluit watter masjien vir my meer nuttig gaan wees nie, of watter een ek meer gaan geniet nie. As ek suiwer van die punt gaan dat my masjien gediens moet word, kies ek die Bernina want hier is 'n diens sentrum daarvoor. Maar my hart is meer op die Elna masjiene - hulle lyk net vir my meer verwelkomend.

Now my problem is that I can't decide which machine will be more useful or which one I will enjoy more. If solely looking from the point that the machine needs to be serviced, I will choose the Bernina since there is a service center here. But my heart is set on the Elna machines - they look more homely to me.

Aangesien hierdie 'n langtermyn aankope is en dit gaan my eerste nuwe naaldwerkmasjien wees wat ek gaan koop, waarna moet ek kyk, waaraan moet ek alles dink, watter vrae moet ek vra? Julle raad sal regtig waardeer word op hierdie een.

Since this is a long term purchase and it will be my first purchase of a new sewing machine, what should I look at, what should I keep in mind and which questions should I ask? Your insights will be most welcome on this one.


2 comments:

  1. Vra Louise-hulle by Thimbles: hulle werk tog daagliks met die masjiene. As ek moes kies sou dit die Elna wees. Sterkte met jou keuse!! xxxx

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  2. I love my 440QE. When I bought it, I thought I was going to use the decorative stitches, but I have not used them at all. If I was going to buy a new machine today, I think it had been one without the decorative stitches.... Lots of possibilities with decorative stitches though, but I'm not there yet, I think.. :)

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