Finding Your New Sewing Machine

 The invention that freed women of drudgery and empowered a world of creativity is the sewing machine. Millions of people treasure the sewing machine as a loving, innovative companion.

The change of sewing has touched every part of this innovative expression. The sewing machine has changed from a cast iron single stitch workhorse, to an elegant computerized imaginative appliance enabling users to express themselves freely with fabrics and thread.

When Elias Howe and Isaac Singer launched the early sewing machines, the goal was making the work of sewing faster and better. They could not have imagined the magnificence of creative potential and convenient use of the modern sewing machine.

There is a big challenge when you want to choose a brand new sewing machine. In the last few years, there have been some amazing advancements. There is no single perfect machine. Each person has their personal dreams and hopes, and a new sewing machine should match those individual priorities.

Before you go shopping for your new sewing machine, think about three questions.

One: what type of sewing do you do now?

Set your minimum standards for your new sewing machine. You do not have to settle for less than you need, but it is important to define what you need. Ask yourself, what do you need as a minimum?

Two: What kinds of sewing would you like to do?

When it comes to buying a new sewing machine, you have to look beyond the limitations of your old machine. If you forget about the price altogether and you forget about having to learn a new machine or new techniques; what kinds of things could you imagine doing?

Whatever sewing projects you can imagine, you can do. Clothing, embellishing, embroidery, applique, heirloom, home decor, quilting, computerized cross stitch, crafting, alterations - there are virtually endless possibilities. Sewing machine

Explore all the different features available to you today. Open your mind to ease, convenience, dependability, and possibilities. Check out automatic tensions, threading, and thread trimming. Consider the possibility of over a dozen automatic buttonholes. Thanks of the fabulous embroidery capabilities.

Three: what can you afford?

Sewing machines cost between $70 and $12,0000. If you buy solely on price, you will probably be very disappointed. Quality, reliability, and features always cost more.

You can buy a throwaway machine for under $100. You exchange features and performance for price with low-end models. Under $300, you find good mechanical sewing machines with fifteen to twenty stitches.

You gain a feature or two plus increased performance capabilities as the increment price increases. A good mid-range sewing machine with electronic power control, twenty-five to fifty stitches, and good performance can be purchased for around $500. At the thousand dollar range, you can expect computerized dependability, a stitch set of about two hundred stitches, and several convenience features. Around $2,000 you will have a solid sewing machine with many convenience features and more than two hundred stitches. Computerized Sewing Machines

The third group of sewing machines is high-end sewing machines offering hundreds of stitches, multi-directional sewing, automatic tensions, automatic trimming, and loads of other convenience features. Their dependability is far superior, and they are far easier and smoother to operate. This group, however, includes fully computerized embroidery capabilities. Some are stand alone embroidery machines, but there are far more combination sewing and embroidery machines.

Once you have answered or at least started considering these three questions, visit your local independent sewing machine store and ask the experts to demonstrate the possibilities for you. Then do some sewing yourself on their demonstration machines. This experience will be fun and invaluable.