Sewing Machine For Beginners
You need to buy a sewing machine and don't know where to start? Buying a sewing machine for beginner is an important event. Here are some helpful tips how to do the right choice your first sewing machine.
All sewing machines do the same thing but each has any original features. If you are beginner think ahead to the kinds of models that have standard set of sewing stitches. Doing the first steps you might be interested learn basic sewing techniques only. Some special options and many stitches will you need only in the future when you will have the experience.
Note: For rare using of the sewing machine is enough a little quantity of sewing stitches.
The most important feature is method of performing the buttonhole.
First tip for beginner: Buy first sewing machine with four step buttonhole. This way of making a buttonhole you can easily control that is important for beginners. And in addition, such models of sewing machines are much cheaper.
The tread tension assemble is one of the important devices. His discs should be securely clamping a thread. Adjusting the thread tension should be comfortable and easy.
Before buying a sewing machine try insert top thread. Threading should be simple.
Second tip for beginner: For beginners is better to choose a sewing machine with mechanical control. Such sewing machines are more simple and reliable than electronic models and especially computerized sewing machines.
In addition, such machines with mechanical control are much cheaper.
In this photo you can see an example of such a sewing machine. On the left is a lever for choosing of kind stitches. Using the right knob you can change the stitches length. This model sewing machine has simple and easy management.
This model is ideal for beginners or those who rarely sew.
This lever designed for performing the buttonhole automatic. Choosing a sewing machine, make sure that it has a one-step buttonhole. The one step can make buttonholes easy and without mistakes that especially is important for new users.
When you first started sewing and decided to buy a new sewing machine you must know main feature of each sewing machine. This main feature is the shuttle hook system.
Sewing machines of the initial price have oscillating hook. More expensive models of sewing machines are equipped with rotary hook.
Vertical oscillating shuttle hook machines have disadvantages (increased noise and slow speed) but at the same time they also have advantages. The firstly they are very reliable, second they have a small price.
Oscillating shuttle machines mount their bobbin into the metal bobbin case which is inserted into the shuttle. Oscillating shuttle reciprocate the hook through a short arc.
Rotary hook machines hold their bobbin stationary, and shutlle hook continuously is rotated around it.
The third tip for beginner: For beginners is better to purchase sewing machines having oscillating hook system when the hook oscillates back and forth.
On this photo you see an example of such a shuttle device.
Removable table of the sewing machine is very useful detail on which you need to pay attention to when buying a sewing machine.
This photo shows a not very convenient option. It is better when the table can be folded down like this model Juki sewing machine.
I advise you to use only plastic bobbins. They are easy to rotate into the bobbin case, and do not make noise during rotation.
Tips: Buying a new sewing machine you can immediately buy a pack of plastic bobbins.
Each sewing machine has a few presser foots and other tools. Learn the purpose and function of each of them.
At the store you can find the variety of sewing tools, but for beginners need only some basic sewing tools and equipment.
Tips: If you need you can to buy the additional presser foots and tools simultaneously with the purchase of a sewing machine.
On this photo you see the step buttonhole presser foot. Before buying it, you need to make sure that your sewing machine can perform this operation. In addition, you should know that the sewing machines are able to do this operation have such presser foot in the kit.
Do not forget periodically oil and clean the sewing machine.
Once a year, you can remove the bottom cover and to lubricate the internal mechanisms.
Very rarely is necessary to check the tension of the belt. Press your finger into the place shown by the arrows. Well tensioned belt should deflect about 1 cm.
Adjustment is made by screws securing the motor to the housing of the sewing machine.
Your first sewing machine: what to look for?
When you first started sewing doesn't choose and don't buy the best sewing machine. The computerized models would do everything very good but they must be handled with care. When you first started sewing you do not have yet the necessary knowledge and skills.
Moreover the most of the functions of the sophisticated electronic sewing machines not used at all. Therefore, I recommend for beginners to buy a simple sewing machine with a few options and 4-5 presser foots.
The reality is, quality sewing machines are not cheap and I'd recommend you answer the main question: You will sew on a sewing machine constantly? The money spent on the purchase of a sewing machine will benefit you?
The entry-level sewing machines will cost from $300-$600.
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