It seems that there has been a renaissance in home sewing. Maybe it's because of the craziness of the crafts that are so popular and maybe it's because there is a greater interest in producing the garments themselves for any reason. So we have decided to get a sewing machine. Where do we start? What is the best sewing machine to buy?
The choice these days is huge as there are many sewing machines on the market and many brands to choose from. However, the choice is easier in a way and that is when we buy a modern machine, we know that it will do everything we need and more. Modern sewing machines have a multitude of built-in features and most of them will probably never be used. Unless, of course, we are expert sewers, then we would know exactly what to buy.
How do others decide? How do we know which is the best machine for us? I guess it depends a bit on what we want a sewing machine for and what we are going to do with it. If we're just going to use it for a bit of manual work and maybe to put together an occasional piece for the kids, then a good general machine, in general, will do the job and it will not cost a fortune. In fact, the latest sewing machines have a very good price now, although they do much more than they used to.
Do you remember the old type of pedal that our grandparents had? They are still in use in some parts of the world. We were once in a Chinese New Year exhibition in the Philippines and had some rolls of beautiful silk fabrics for sale in beautiful colors. My wife bought a few meters and we went to see one of her neighbors to make a couple of dresses.
The lady of the sewing business worked in a small room behind her house and used one of those old pedal machines. It only cost a few dollars for the two dresses, but it only shows how reliable those old machines were. That machine goes several hours a day and has been for years. I'm not sure if the modern machine will do that for you, but they're pretty good.
If you feel more creative, imagine the dresses and the things you could get for you. It will cost you a fraction of what you bought in the store and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that it was done correctly. Many moms now make clothes for their children, since they seem to have become so expensive and only last a little while children grow up so fast.
Another good reason to have a good machine in the house is to encourage your own children to learn how to use it. If you can interest them, will equip them for life so they can do all those little sewing jobs that always seem to arise. When our daughter was a teenager in high school, she worked a couple of hours after school sewing T-shirts at a local factory.
He gave him some good skills and some pocket money. Teenagers need a lot of clothes, so we made a deal. She could have any clothes she wanted whenever she did them herself on our domestic machine. That worked well.
Anyway, there are many reasons to have a sewing machine in the house, so, how can we find the best sewing machine to buy? Fortunately, that is not very difficult now. First, you need a reliable provider so you have access to any after-sales service you may need. You can do all this online now and it probably will be easier that way. Check your star ratings and find a machine with at least four stars. Look to see how many already bought that particular machine and read some of their comments. If you can find a good complete machine that has a good price and does everything you need, I want to say that some of these machines have 60 odd built-in points now, go for it.
What would you do with all those points? If you do not know anything about sewing machines, go with the ones you already bought. The popularity of a machine is usually a good guide. It is a brand that recognizes, does everything you need and generally more, and has a price of around $ 150. Then you have it. Go for it and start sewing.. You will find it a relaxing pastime.