Tips For Choosing a Sewing Machine
Before buying sewing machine you have to answer a few questions. How often do you intend to use a sewing machine, and for what purpose? And second important question - how much money you want to spend on buying a sewing machine?
If you're just getting started sewing better to choose the inexpensive models of sewing machines. Firstly, you will save much money. Secondly, all mechanical models are made simply and reliably that is important characteristic to beginners.
In this article will be examined some technical aspects of buying a home sewing machine. If you want know another professional type of sewing machine you need read here: Characteristics of Industrial Sewing Machines.
Consider the main factor when comparing machines.
Firstly, you need to choose type of sewing hook systems. There are rotary hook sewing machines and oscillating hook sewing machines. The differences of them determine many characteristics and functionality between machines.
Sewing machines having vertical rotary shuttle hook system work softly and sew stitches more qualitative.
Sewing machines with vertical oscillating shuttle hook is more suitable for beginners. It works noisier on the other hand all such models are made simply and reliably.
The oscillating hook instead of rotating in a full circle, oscillates back and forth.
The important advantage is price, about 200$.
One feature of oscillating hook type is metal bobbin case. Into it you need to insert plastic bobbin. Then bobbin case you must to insert into the oscillating hook device.
The oscillating hook type is the noisiest part of the sewing machine.
The oscillating hooks may have different modification.
Number of presser feet and tools is the second important point for choosing a sewing machine.
We find that every modern sewing machine must sew a buttonhole. Be sure that your machine has such presser foot.
Your mechanical model may have such kind of presser foot for the four steps buttonhole.
Sewing machines with automatic buttonhole have special lever.
Few pay attention to the foot pedal. Nevertheless you need consider that this part is constantly in motion and the first fails.
Metal case of sewing machine foot control pedal is better.
Many little things subsequently cause a lot of inconvenience such as a retractable table.
The pins and needles, presser feet, buttons are inside this compartment during removal it often fall to the floor.
Such a folding table of the sewing machine is a lot better.
Use the plastic bobbins. They are better glide into bobbin case and rotate silently.
The computerized sewing machines control is performed using the buttons. It is enough to gently touch a button and the computer program chooses and installs the desired options automatically. No need to switch the handle like mechanical sewing machines.
But such device does not require expensive repair in case breakdown it.
Number of stitches and seams is the last thing that you need to choose when buying a sewing machine.
Most often are used: straight stitch, zigzag stitch and the buttonhole feature. Note: Four step buttonhole is the best option for beginners.
The heavy weight of the machine is another option that helps you to choose sewing machine. It means that all details and gears made of metal - the most reliable material for the mechanisms.
The metal parts of needle and hook device an old sewing machine Singer.
There are my tips for choosing a sewing machine. And remember that sewing machine cannot sew the clothes without a person. Learn sewing and with time any even old model of a sewing machine will be for you best.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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