If you put together elaborate stitches, it's also very easy to modify the needle inside of this model. The presser foot can certainly stitch bulky fabrics. With lots of stitch alterations, you are able to sew easier.

Gain great control using the flexible length and width in the final stitch size. Like various other modern day sewing machines, this one runs quiet and requires significantly less routine maintenance than older style machines.

The free arm on the Viking 230 enables you to sew things like pant leg holes. When you need to make this happen, little else comes close to being as useful as a free arm. Like to make complicated designs? Then having the ability to switch the needle up and down setting will make life easier. You do not have to use this feature though.

Good Things Other People Say About This Model

Most love this machine and the end result. Online reviews like that the free arm motion works well. Many seamsters think the feed dog works well.

Shopping For The Viking 230

Items available on eBay. Prices are last bid amounts.
STOPPER, BOBBIN CASE #4123655-01 fits VIKING 1140, S205, 210, 230, 250, $7.09
ON-OFF Light Switch Kenmore158 Series, Pfaff 230-1212, Viking S431 S435 Brother $12.50
SWITCH ON-OFF BROTHER KENMORE 158 Srs. PFAFF 1222,230,360 Viking S431,S435,S440 $10.95
SLIDE PLATE #412361601 fits VIKING 205 (NS) 210, 230, 350, 400, 1140 $7.09
BOBBIN CASE No Backlash Husqvarna Viking HuskyStar 214 215 220 230 350 400 1140 $12.95
Viking Sewing Machine Manual 210, 230, 250 on cd $8.94