Seattle Area...Pawn Shop...Babylock Audrey waits in ignominious depression on the bottom shelf out of the way in a shelf unit facing away from view. She's lonely. She hasn't been there very long. In comes a woman looking for...you guessed it...a sewing machine. This was the scenario last month when I was on vacation out West. I had not much hope of finding a machine that I wanted, but I wanted a computerized machine to use on my trip to family, and I knew from the past that the pawn shop was a possibility. I had bought a lovely mechanical Elna 2110 five years ago, and I wanted to see if a computerized machine was in the realm of possibility. First pawn shop - first weekend of the trip. There she was, flanked by a Kenmore 16221 and a Kenmore 16126, both looking pretty good as well, but there - in the middle - a Babylock Audrey?? I was amazed. She looked pretty good, so I picked her up and took her to the counter.
Babylock Audrey website.
Just quickly comparing the Singer Featherweight 75 with the Audrey, listing features on Audrey that are not on the Singer: Different body and harp configuration, Audrey has 8 solid light up selection buttons for stitches commonly used or making it easier to go up to the higher numbered stitches, better button construction, metal not plastic presser foot, different table, different stitches in some cases - Audrey has 8 buttonhole styles while the Singer has 5. The Audrey is, overall a very nice machine. The only drawback is the small harp size and the curvature of the harp as well. But this is a machine packed with features, and made small for traveling and classes. I like her very much!