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Things to Consider while purchasing a Sewing Machine

Anything you purchase online, it is very important that you do a thorough research so that you wouldn’t feel bad later. However, while you do your research about any particular product, you need to be careful as there is a handful of fake reviews about every single product. So don’t get caught by those fake reviews. Talking about Sewing Machine specifically, check out multiple websites to make sure the sewing machine which you are going to purchase is good as per your requirement or not.

However, considering there is a lot of misleading information about sewing machines, in this post I’ll help the readers of this article with a few important factors that they need to keep in mind while purchasing the best sewing machine for themselves.

Although it is not a tedious job but sometimes because of the lack of knowledge, you aren’t able to understand certain terms. Read this post till the end, I’ve listed down the key factors to consider before you make a purchase. Let’s go ahead.

Important factors to be considered


First of all, you need to understand the purchase of buying a sewing machine. It is very important because there is a hell lot of sewing machines out there developed to serve different purposes. Whether you want a General sewing machine or the quilting machine or even the embroidery machine or need a combined sewing machine which will do both things, Sewing as well as quilting. Though there are serger sewing machines as well, but they are used for a different purpose altogether, so don’t get confused with them.

Whether you will be using your sewing machine more often or just once a while. If you foresee a  heavy use of your sewing machine, you must go for the heavy duty sewing machines, however, if you don’t go for the low-end sewing machines, they are comparatively less costly.

Ease of use

This is very important. While the latest models are becoming advanced, they are becoming very complex to operate. Some of the sewing machines need days of practice before you use them. Threading such such sewing machines are very difficult. Hence, look for the sewing machine which is easy to operate and setup.

No. of Stitches.

Irrespective of which sewing machine you are going to purchase, take a look at the number of built-in stitches. The more is the number of built-in stitches, more choices of stitch patterns will be there. The number of built-in stitches in a sewing machine go from 10 to 800 and even more.

Automatic features

Today the world is becoming technologically advanced and the latest models of sewing machines come with a lot of great features. Such features are important as they help you do the tasks with ease. Look for the sewing machines which come with features like automatic buttonholes, automatic needle threader, automatic thread cutter, automatic needle up/down and automatic bobbin winding.

Stitching speed.

One of the important features of a sewing machine is the stitching speed. The sewing machines can sew at up to 1,100 stitches per minute and the industrial sewing machine can do even faster. The heavy duty sewing machine from the SINGER company, SINGER 4423 is able to sew at speed of 1,100 stitches per minute without any problem. Faster is the stitching speed, earlier you will be able to finish the project.

Single or Dual Purpose

Make up your mind if you need a single purpose sewing machine or the one that will serve dual purposes such as regular sewing as well as quilting or the sewing as well as embroidery. I wouldn’t recommend going for a combined embroidery machine. However, getting a sewing cum quilting machine is a smart idea for those who do not expect heavy use of their sewing machine.

Mechanical or Computerized?

There are several types of sewing machines but the most common ones are either mechanical or the computerized ones. The mechanical sewing machines are those sewing machine which has the manual controls such as the sliders, or the dials for changing stitches. They aren’t advanced sewing machines and everything in such type of sewing machines is done manually.

However, the computerized sewing machine is futuristic. They have controls on the LCD screen and can be connected to the computer. Just tap the buttons on the LCD screens and you will be able to change stitch patterns, change length and width of the stitches and the speed.

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Written by Maria Smith

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