Buying A New Sewing Machine?
I know buying a good sewing machine can be one of the most frustrating experience especially if you don't know what you want. It can also be an exciting experience, much like buying a new SUV.
Good sewing machines are not cheap, and since you are committing yourself to spending a few hundred dollars, it would be imperative that you spend your money wisely so that you dont end up making a huge mistake.
What plan of action should you follow in deciding which machine is good for you? One of the first things that you need to decide is what you will be using the machine for. Will it be used for light repair work or something more advanced?
Another question to consider is will you be using the machine on light material or heavy fabrics? As you can see, these are some of the things that you need to consider as you plan to purchase your sewing machine.
One of the things that I would want you to think of is what functions or features that you must have on your machine. You can categorize them into 3 categories ie
1. Features that I must have on the machine
2. Features that I would like to have on the machine
3. Bonus features that would compliment the ones that I must have
Once you decide to go ahead and make a purchase, make sure that all the "must have" functions are available on your choice (because these are the ones you need the most). Also make sure that the other features that you would like to see are available.
There are countless choices to go for when buying your machine. Amazon is one great place to start your shopping. You will see sellers offering you various discounts for various models that suit your taste.
Be careful not to be overwhelmed as you do your research because the internet is a place where one can get confused due to the myriad of choices that it offers.
If you decide to go to a brick and motor business to buy your sewing machine, make sure that you test each individual machine that you have narrowed down to. Even if the sales person demonstrates it for you, get to sit down and go through it yourself.
At the end of the day, you are the one spending the money so don't get rushed by sales people who are out to close a sale.
You need to be comfortable and confident with your new machine. I would suggest you go with a piece of fabric to test the sewing machine on. Try the features and ask relevant questions that will help you make a decision.
The last thing I would want to mention is the price. You will be paying a good amount of money for your machine so after you have decided on the make and model of your choice, search the internet even further to compare prices and see if you can get the best deal for the model you are looking for.