I wonder if anyone out there has tried either of these little machines? I say little, because they are compact and so cute. Sophia actually can do a 4" square area of embroidery which is impressive for her size and price.
Audrey has a very small throat, but is only 12 pounds and would be so perfect for taking to classes. I also love that when I think of their name I envision Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn-- classic beauties in their own right.
So I am taking suggestions on a new machine to replace my Elna. I have been told to look at the Janome Jem, the low end Berninas (nice but pricier than I was hoping for), and I will have to check out the Elna's on the Market too. I really have loved mine. I am pretty open to any good brand.
This just like the Classic Elna I just bought, but mine has not arrived yet so I couldn't take my own photo. This one is being sold on Ebay for parts.
As an FYI, I already own a 1957 Singer Featherweight, a 1951 Singer Centennial 15-91, a 1926 White Rotary, we bought my oldest daughter a 1931 Singer 66 in a cabinet, and recently acquired an early 50's Elna Supermatic AKA- the Grasshopper. I pretty well have my classics covered-- I use these but am not looking to take them to classes that I teach. It might be time for me to stop collecting the classics though!