Tips For Choosing a Sewing Machine

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.

The main factor For Choosing A Sewing Machine

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.

The oscillating hook sewing machine

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.

Choose type of sewing hook system

The oscillating hook instead of rotating in a full circle, oscillates back and forth.
The important advantage is price, about 200$.

The metal bobbin case

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

The oscillating hook type is the noisiest part of the sewing machine.

The oscillating hook type modification

The oscillating hooks may have different modification.

The presser feet and tools

Number of presser feet and tools is the second important point for choosing a sewing machine.

The buttonhole presser foot

We find that every modern sewing machine must sew a buttonhole. Be sure that your machine has such presser foot.

The mechanical model of Sewing Machine

Your mechanical model may have such kind of presser foot for the four steps buttonhole.

Sewing machines with automatic buttonhole

Sewing machines with automatic buttonhole have special lever.

The foot pedal

Few pay attention to the foot pedal. Nevertheless you need consider that this part is constantly in motion and the first fails.

Metal case a foot pedal

Metal case of sewing machine foot control pedal is better.

The retractable table

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.

The folding table of the sewing machine

Such a folding table of the sewing machine is a lot better.

Use the plastic bobbins

Use the plastic bobbins. They are better glide into bobbin case and rotate silently.

The computerized sewing machines

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.

The switch a mechanical sewing machine

But such device does not require expensive repair in case breakdown it.

Number of stitches and seams

Number of stitches and seams is the last thing that you need to choose when buying a sewing machine.

Four step buttonhole

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

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

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.
E-mail for sending is on the contact page.

Related Tutorials and Tips:

How to Choice Your First Sewing Machine
How to Choose Your First Sewing Machine

Buying a sewing machine for beginner is an important event. Here are some helpful tips how to choose your first sewing machine.

How Does the Home Sewing Machine Inside
How Does the Home Sewing Machine Inside

Do you want look into the sewing machine? In this post you can see how works this mechanism and to see all its inner parts.

Tips for Using your Sewing Machine
Tips for Using your Sewing Machine

If you need to learn tips from tailor read this post. Here you find top tips and tricks how to use your sewing machine.

How to use the coverstitch machine
How to use the coverstitch machine

The coverstitch machine is most used for sewing the clothing made of knit jersey fabrics. Here you find a tutorial how to use the coverstitch machine.

How to Use an Overlock Sewing Machine
How to Use an Overlock Sewing Machine

What a kind of stitch does an overlock Janome 4057 do? Here is manual how to use a serger. Tips for choosing overlock sewing machine.

Tutorial How to Make a Skirt
Tutorial How to Make a Pencil Skirt

This is easy and detailed tutorial how to sew your pencil skirt or any other models of the straight skirts.

How to Sew Stretch and Knit Fabrics
How to Sew Stretch and Knit Fabrics

If you want to sew t-shirt or kids pants from knitted fabrics here you find tips how to sew stretch and knit fabrics with a regular sewing machine.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist
How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist

Looking for some easy knit pants for your toddler? Try sewing these knit pants with step by step tutorial that has more 20 photos and comments.

Girls Circle Skirt with Elastic Band
Girls Circle Skirt with Elastic Band

Learn how to make the full circle skirt with elastic band. Try sew this simple model a skirt for girls 4-5 years old.

How to Make Reversible Slouchy Beanie Hat
How to Make Reversible Slouchy Beanie Hat

This reversible cotton jersey beanie hat is suitable for boys and girls. Here are steps to sewing on knit slouchy beanie with 20 photos and comments.

My sewing patterns pdf
Patterns and Tutorials PDF

Top