My old one(well its like 6-7 years) only has a few different stitches and just doesnt work quite right anymore. I was quoted 75$ just for a overhaul, additional parts and labor not included. So i am looking atleast at 120$+. The machine only cost 129$. So i might as well invest a few bucks more and buy a new one. What are you guys use. Any particular brand or model that you like?. I mainly want to use it for making clothes for the kids and little stuff around the house, like kitchen curtains, pillows..etc. I dont really spend more than 250$.