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Review and Giveaway: ( Canada only) Brother Sewing Machines

Monday, August 23, 2010



It arrived! My Brother NS-40 computerized sewing  machine.
My daughter is the big sewer in the family and had these great comments about the machine.


Two words: SEW AMAZING!


I was super excited to try out my new Brother NS-40 sewing machine and it didn't disappoint one bit. I started up my machine and was wowed by the LCD screen and touch controls, automatic bobbin-winder and needle-threader. I tried out a few of the 40 programmed stitches and churned out 3 ferret hammocks in just over an hour! Drop in bobbin-loading, auto back stitch feature and a stylish design make this machine a great pick for anyone looking to upgrade their older model; This is a wonderful machine for the beginner or the seasoned sewer.

At approx $499. ,this machine is a bit costly, but with Brother's limited 25 year warranty this is definitely a great deal and well worth the extra splurge. I have purchased many low-end sewing machines under $200.00 over the years and you really do get what you pay for; and the NS-40 is a sure bet on money well spent.

This machine is easy to use and allows for simple clothing repairs, quilting, 5 types of buttonholes and free motion stitching. It has enough bells and whistles for a person to play around with but not so much that it becomes hard to use or an unnecessary function.

I enjoy making my own clothes (and stuff for my ferrets' cage) and usually repair clothing a few times if I can instead of just throwing anything away. I have been working on cutting the pieces for my third T-shirt quilt and cannot wait to get sewing!
 
 
 
OVERVIEW: NS-40


Whether you're new to sewing or a skilled veteran, you'll love the creative potential the NS-40 brings to your design table. Dream it, then do it with the NS-40's wide array of decorative stitches and convenient machine features. Made by Brother, powered by your imagination!





FEATURES: NS-40



· 40 Stitch Compact Computer Sewing

· Aluminum Chassis

· Stitch Selection via Unique Jog Dial and LCD Window

· 5 One Step Buttonholes

· 7 Point Feed Dogs

· Needle up - needle down

· Variable Speed Control

· Stop/Start Button

· Auto Needle Threader & Bobbin Winder System

· Workspace 160mm x 100mm (6.3"x4")

· Drop-in Bobbin Brother and its logo are trademarks of Brother Industries, Ltd., Japan. All specifications are subject to change without notice. All registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies




Brother is graciously giving away the exact same machine to one lucky winner from Canada.
A random draw will be made by Random.org on September 7,2010 from all entries received.


To Enter:

Tell me why you'd like to win this machine, ( all entries still randomly drawn)


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Good luck to all!

141 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to win this machine because the machine I currently use is a VERY old hand-me-down. This would be a fantastic step up!
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  4. I would like to win because I dont own a sewing machine at all! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  8. I would love to win this machine because I've never owned a sewing machine but have found myself wishing I had one. It would be such a useful tool around the house and would definately save money!

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  20. I would love to win this b/c I am just really getting into sewing and sometimes threading bobbins, and such drive me to drinking! This one sounds so much easier!
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  23. I've never had the pleasure to own a new machine my father has bought me a few thrift store machines to find out they all have their own issues (mostly costly). So I have a lot of heavy paper weights lol. This would be awesome I would love to start sewing again.

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  34. I would love to win as i don't have a sewing machine and i would love to get back in to sewing .
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  36. Wow, super, awesome giveaway.
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  39. I would like to win this machine so that I can do my own altering.

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  44. I have wanted a sewing machine for a long time, just never seem to have the extra $$. I want to make my family home made stockings this year. I already have the patterns, but no machine! This would be awesome!
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  45. I would love to win this for my mom!

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  50. I would love to win this sewing machine but the one I currently have (an old hand-me-down) does not work properly and I love to sew!

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  53. My girlfriend sews everything. She wants to teach me, so this would be perfect. What a blessing this would be. I could make my own dresses to start with.

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  58. I would love this machine to make some gifts with.

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  59. I don't have a sewing machine and have to sew at my mom's.I'd really love this machine.
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  61. I'd love to win this machine as mine is...well, over 25 years old and a little embarrassing when I lug it to sewing classes (everyone looks at it sadly, and seems to take pity on me).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. My sewing machine is from the 60's or so, I think it would be nice to have a modern one for a change! I love sewing, and obviously, I would LOVE to win this sewing machine! :)

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  72. I would love to win this machine because I would like to teach my daughter how to sew as she grows up. I only have a hand me down that doesn't work all that well. I am an email subscriber

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  73. I'd love a new machine as my old 50 year old used machine has seen way better days. I'm thinking it might be way cheaper to win a new Brother sewing machine than to invest getting the old one fixed. Also I recently took a quilting course & would love to try out what I learned.

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  74. I haven't had my own sewing machine and borrowing doesn't encourage me to sew, it actually slows me down.

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  75. I would love this as my last machine broke.

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  76. Wow what an awesome giveaway! I would love to win so I could learn to sew my daughter some pretty clothes.
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  81. I would love to win this sewing machine because the one I have is very old and doesn't work any longer.
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  88. My sewing machine has seen better days. I taught my 2 daughters to sew on it and they were not always as careful with it as I would have been. I am now retired and love to sew for my grandkids and would love a modern machine with all the fancy stitches.

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  92. I'd like to win this machine because my husband and I are unemployed and can't afford to buy my daughter a good machine. We just spent $150 to fix her surger (which is over 30 years old) but she needs something newer to do actual sewing with.

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  101. oooh I have a brother serger and i absolutly love it,even got another one for a friend:)Id love this machine,my sewing machine is older than me lol!

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  104. I would love the sewing machine or my mom, her old one broke and I would love to replace it with this one.

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  105. I'd love to win this machine, because I'm teaching my daughter to sew...and I'd love to give it to her.
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  110. My mom is an expert sewer and I have always admired her skills and patience...I on the other hand need a lot of practice, a new Brother sewing machine would come in handy and hopefully I could become like her.

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  116. Hi Monique, Wonderful Website!
    Just a few words how I got here. About 2 months ago I experience a 3 foot basement flood and lost many things.
    Amongst them was my Brothers sewing machine. I was on line looking for a review on the Brother NS-40 computerized
    machine so that in due time (when finances became available) I would be able to get this machine. One of the reviews
    brought me to your One Income Dollar website. Much to my surprise, it was for a "give away" for exactly what I need.
    I miss mine even more now that (since my workplace plant closure) I have a lot of free time on my hands to use my
    sewing abilities as an income.
    Could you please add my name into the giveaway draw For the Brothers NS-40, I would very much appreciate this.
    Thank you Jo Anne Chaplin , Windsor Ontario e-mail jochaplin2@hotmail.com
    p.s. I had to laugh because I have 3 teenage daughters,one of which made a hammock for her pet rats- (eewww I know
    but they are very sweet and cuddly according to her) Bye now.

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  122. I would love to win this machine because I love to sew and this would be a fun machine to own.
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  124. I would love to have this as my first sewing machine! I am just learning to sew, and currently I have to borrow my mom's machine. My husband and I just got married and this would be a great addition to setting up our new home!
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  131. I was able to test drive a Brother sewing machine recently. It was amazing to sew & quilt with! I posted all about it on my blog.

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  132. Thanks for the great comment and discussions they were helpful to me.

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