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Is Euro Pro Sewing Mahchine a Good Sewing Machine ?

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Mike Koperski

Apr 8, 2001, 3:35:24 PM4/8/01
Hi I would love to know if anyone has any information good or bad about the
Euro Pro Sewing Machine Line?
Sould I buy it ?
What about Buying a machine on line
thanks Mike


Apr 8, 2001, 6:43:47 PM4/8/01
Hi Mike: As a repair person I am going to jump right in here. I am not
overly impressed with the Euro Pro. They seem to be rather crudely made and
I am seeing more and more of them within a year of purchase. I also have
trouble with parts and currently keep on hand a couple of machines to get
parts from. Tension seems to be a problem and the feeding system is not
You would probably be better to go with one of the major brands (Pfaff,
Janome, Brother, and even Singer) in the price range of the Euro Pro.
Singer has a new line out that seems to be quite good. Kinda space ship
looking but well built. and Pfaff has a Hobby line comparable to the Janome
mid price line.
I know others are going to reply that the EP is great, but you asked for
info and this is mine.

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Apr 8, 2001, 10:18:41 PM4/8/01
>Kinda space ship
>looking but well built. and Pfaff has a Hobby line comparable to the Janome

I saw some "Home"? machines at Hancock Fabrics yesterday. Are those the ones
that are now known as Janome?

(take "Fabric" out of the AOL email address for use)

Apr 9, 2001, 10:17:38 AM4/9/01
No used to be New Home, but maybe they want you to think they are
associated! Christina


Apr 10, 2001, 1:25:02 AM4/10/01
Some of the machines are still named "New Home" so that is probably what it
is. I have seen the "New Home/Janome" advertised through Hancocks.


Mike Koperski

Apr 10, 2001, 3:28:45 AM4/10/01
I am starting to believe you I did want to buy a Euro Pro I discovered it
on the net the Euro Pro9025D Led Display or Euro Pro 6130 it looked so good
and sounded so nice. . but I wanted Really buy locally from a Sewing machine
dealer and get the service and support..
So I thought why not call the Company?
I found the numbers for Euro pro I used on the net
1-800-798-7395 for Product Infomation
1-800-798-7398 Repair and Customer Service
I have tried calling Euro Pro Phone Number Over 30 times a day over
several hours last Friday and Monday ..and I always get a busy signal then
after 5 PM it voice Mail Box Hell

one local dealer lead me to believe that like the 929D Brother Serger is
also Cheap and nasty I got it a Wal- mart for $223.00 and that I would
regret it told me I would have to spend $700.00 to get something that will
work well

All I realy all I want is a Simple machine

Full Rotary Bobbin
One step button Hole maker
A good assortment of attachments
a group of utility stitches

built in needle threder
a long basting stich
needle up / down ( would take it if offered)
well thanks for your time
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Kate Dicey

Apr 10, 2001, 7:00:01 AM4/10/01
Hi, Mike,

Let me jump in with both feet! (You can always kick me out if I

It sounds like you need to take a serious look at some of the mid price
Husqvarna and Bernina machines. I don't know so much about the
Berninas, but they have a good reputation. All the ones I've used have
been excellent. When I replaced my old machines, Berninas were top of
my list, right along beside the Husqvarnas. The Husqvarna machines are
ALL made in Sweden. They have most of the features on both your lists,
except automatic needle threaders. I have only ever found these a pest,
and prefer to thread by hand even when one is available. You can always
buy easy-thread needles!

They have drop in bobbins, with a see through cover, so you can tell
when the thread is getting low. My own machine (Lily 550) does 10
different one step button holes, and I have 29 feet for it and am still
collecting... It also has an excellent range of utility stitches among
the 240 it has on 6 menus. It doesn't do a long basting stitch: the
thinking seems to be much the same as mine (a conclusion I came to long
before owning this machine, I might add): if it holds together for
machine basting, you might as well just sew it straight off! Stopping
with the needle up or down is controlled in two ways: if it is set
needle up, bang the foot peddle to drop it, or set it to stop needle

I find my machine extremely easy to use, and frequently teach complete
beginners on it as well as kids. If you want to spend less than the
list price for a machine like mine (£1099), look round for special
offers: I bought two machines on special offer the day I bought the
first one of these, and paid £1200 for both. And I was so pleased with
the Lily that when it was nicked, I went out and replaced it with one
exactly the same!

Yes, OK, I am favouring the Husqvarnas here, but this is from
experience. I have an ancient (1928) Singer, which I still use: it is
wonderful, and I will NEVER sell it! I had a Singer in the 70's (my
21st birthday prezzie from Ma & Pa) which was a complete lemon. I part
exchanged it when I was getting married and bought a Frister & Rossman
Cub 8. This was a wonderful little machine, but 14 years hard labour
and its sintered bearing seized! I couldn't afford what I really wanted
just then, so I bought an old Viscount machine that did almost exactly
the same set of stitches. It is still great, but has retired to my
mother's house. We gave it to her as a Christmas prezzie after I bought
the new machines.

In the intervening years, I had used Ma's ancient Singer (cobbled
together out of the case and motor of her original 1950's job and an old
crock when hers was dropped on the move to Malta in 1964), a truly dire
experience! I also used my little sister's new Singer (wedding prezzie
in late 80's) which is a great little machine, but not built for my
manic levels of sewing, and my big sister's Husqvarna Viking (bought in
Harrod's sale! A true bargain, as they had lost the box!). I had also
used my friends Pfaff, which I didn't like (lots of stitches, but a lot
of faffing about! Nothing intuitive!), and several Berninas of varying
vintages. I tried several Janome machines at the NEB Knitting and
Stitching Show the year I bought my new machines, and they put me off
for life: nasty, lightweight plasticy things, with crunchy gearing! I
tried all the machines at the show, I think, and came back to the
Berninas and the Husqvarnas: on buying day, the Husqvarnas won by half a
mile (nothing to do with the offer: I'd have bought them at full price,
even if the Berninas were on offer!).

So there you go! I have been sewing my own clothes for over 30 years,
and for customers for 5 years, and this Husqvarna is the best machine
I've used, by quite a way! It is FUN to use! I have no connection with
the company other than as a customer, but have no hesitation in
recommending them. But DO buy from a reputable local dealer: all
companies occasionally produce a Friday afternoon job, and you may need
good service. My overlocker was just out of guarantee when I broke the
stitch plate needles: they had come loose, and I snapped them off trying
to push them back! Husqvarna replaced the stitch plate without charging

Take your list of MUST HAVE's and a price range, and go shopping! Try
all the machines, and if the sales person tries to sell you only top of
the range machines, walk out! They don't wan to sell you a sewing
machine: they want to sell you something that costs a lot so they make
the commission!

Have fun!

Kate XXX


Apr 10, 2001, 11:35:07 PM4/10/01
One of the machine you might want to look at is the Pfaff 6091. It is
assembled in Germany and does have the dual feed, drop feed dogs & a rotary
hook. The next one up (6122) has the one step buttonholer, needle threader,
and 15 needle positions plus all of the features of the 6091. I have seen
the 6091 for as low as $400.00 and the 6122 at about 600.00.
While TOL HV machines are assembled in Sweden most below the $700.00 mark
are also made off shore. None of the machine companies can afford to wholly
make all of their machines. When you get the covers off you can tell who
made them. Especially with sergers. There are only 3 companies who make
sergers and none are owned by the Sewing Machine companies.
Mama Seiki is one, Hosei another, and the 3rd I can never remember, but they
do the Singer,Brother Euro Pro, Omega and a few others. Both Pfaff and HV
use the first two, as do Elna,& Bernina.


Apr 10, 2001, 11:39:53 PM4/10/01
I forgot to mention that I also really like the Janome RX-18S. It is a
wonderful basic machine. One step buttonhole, drop feed dogs, rotary hook,
a very good stitch function selection. Stitch length can be adjusted from 0
to 4mm in length . It is the same machine as the Pfaff 300 series (309 in
particular) and a great little machine. I have sold dozens and had no


Apr 13, 2001, 8:30:18 AM4/13/01
What's your opinion on the New Home SW-2018? Do you consider this a
fairly good machine?


Apr 13, 2001, 11:22:08 AM4/13/01
>What's your opinion on the New Home SW-2018? Do you consider this a
>fairly good machine?

You might want to drop by and check out what users have to say
there too.

May 8, 2017, 7:01:42 PM5/8/17
I will jump in here too. My Europro is now 15 yeas old, replacing a Singer 1620, the last series before they computerized. I still have that Singer.

I have enjoyed my Europro. I sew my clothes, home Econ items, etc. I have made pageant costumes professionally on this machine. I love the automatic threader.

That said, I think it has died and I am about to look for a replacement, probably either Husqvarna, Janome, or Bernini. At 74, I don't need all the bells and whistles but I do appreciate having the best tools for a job.

BEI Design

May 8, 2017, 7:47:20 PM5/8/17
Do be careful, you are jumping into a 16-year-old thread (originally
posted in 2001).


Beverly, happy owner of several 56+-year-old Singer 401As

Kay Lancaster

May 9, 2017, 5:42:05 AM5/9/17
Europro is notorious for not having repair parts available. :-(

That said, what sort of things do you sew, and what do you want a new machine to do for you?
I'm mostly a garment maker, so when I bought my last new machine, a Juki F600, I actually bought it
based on the quality of the buttonholes it did without fuss. It's been a very good machine for me --
I really appreciate the precision stitching the box feed affords me.

One of the reasons that machine produces very good buttonholes is because of the design of the
buttonhole foot: there is a clamping plate on the bottom that sandwiches your fabric between the foot
and this plate, and allows buttonholes to be made easily in places that are otherwise difficult, like the
neck button on a shirt. There are now other manufacturers with some variation on that clamping plate,
usually called a stabilizer plate -- if you make a lot of buttonholes, I'd be looking for a machine
that will take such a foot.

The other thing I'll caution you on: many of the new machines don't have adjustable presser foot pressure,
something I consider non-negotiable.

If you haven't found the site, there are a lot of reviews of sewing machines there,
some much more informative than others. But you may find it helpful. Right now, I think Juki and
Janome are my pick for good machines at decent prices, but some of the new Singers, like the S18,
are getting very good reports.



Jul 3, 2018, 11:04:34 AM7/3/18
So glad that I had an opportunity to read the replies. I was considering buying a used one that was selling for $25. From just the name and the picture, I thought that it was high end but checked for reviews. I think that I'll pass.

Apr 24, 2019, 8:13:40 PM4/24/19
I have used my Euro Pro X for 20+ years. I love my machine. It is easy to use and does a great job on my quilting projects. I take the bobbin housing and feeder plate apart after each quilt is finished and blow all the lint out. I have it professionally serviced about every 3 years.

I am stumped by the negative comments.

Feb 16, 2020, 8:38:39 PM2/16/20
I have lost my foot pedal how to replace one

Feb 16, 2020, 10:13:21 PM2/16/20
On Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:38:37 -0800 (PST),

>I have lost my foot pedal how to replace one

OK ... start by telling us where you have looked ..

.. it must be right there next to the machine ?

.. or next to your foot ?

Slowly expand the search area ..

If you find youself looking in the microwave oven
or in the garden shed - your foot pedal is
the least of your problems ...

John T.


Feb 16, 2020, 10:14:19 PM2/16/20
On Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 9:13:21 PM UTC-6, wrote:
> If you find youself looking in the microwave oven
> or in the garden shed - your foot pedal is
> the least of your problems ...
> John T.

Kay Lancaster

Feb 17, 2020, 5:42:05 PM2/17/20
On Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:38:37 -0800 (PST), <> wrote:
> I have lost my foot pedal how to replace one

Not terrific, because they don't make repair
parts available. The good news is you can
likely pick up a generic pedal and cord set
that will fit, e.g.:

Your local sewing machine repair shop
might even have one salvaged from a
junk machine that will work.


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Abdul Basit

Jan 25, 2023, 7:41:14 AM1/25/23