Do you love stitching and are planning to invest in a sewing machine. You could have gotten tired of using a borrowed machine and would want to finally own one. Or it could be that you plan to upgrade the one that you have. It could be hard to know where to begin in the search for a sewing machine. What then is the best sewing machine? Below is a guide to help in buying one.
Sewing machine buying
Establish your budget
To begin with, one needs to determine how much they intend to spend on the machine. It is essential to know what one can actually afford. Machines will range in cost and performance. One needs to decide on their budget and recognize that they will always be a machine that will offer more if they spend a little bit more. There is no need in searching for a high-end machine and one has a limited budget.
This is the kind of stitches that one needs the machine to perform. One needs to note that the two most often used stitches are the straight stitch and the zigzag stitch. It is important for one to consider how they intend to use the machine and what kind of stitches they want the machine to perform. This will guide them in buying the machine that will best suit them.
The machines attachments
It is important that one considers the selection of presser feet attachments that they need as they saw. This all depends on what one intends to be sawing. For people making clothes, they need a zipper foot, a blind hem foot and buttonhole foot as a standard attachment. If the machine one plans to buy does not come with the attachment, then ensure that they can be purchased separately.
Size of the motor
The heavier the motor is the stronger the machine will be and the heavier the machine will be. A motor that is strong and heavy will be able to perform tasks better on heavier fabrics and withstand frequent use. If one will be transporting their machine frequently, they need to consider the weight of the sawing machine and whether it is practical for them to use.
Kind of machine
It is important to be aware of the kind of machines that are available in the market. These are either mechanical or computerized. The computerized sewing machines are considered high-end machines and come with touch screen and programmable stitch sequences to help in sawing. One also needs to consider the brand of machine they intend to buy. Read reviews to know what people are saying about the machine. Finally, consider your skill and choose the right model for your skill set.