Are you a meticulous buyer? Are you planning to buy a sewing machine? If this is your first time to buy one, allow me to share you some tips on the things you need to consider before purchasing your very own sewing machine.
The Ins and Outs of Buying Your Own Sewing Machine
To learn how to sew is great and exciting. You can use your creativity and have fun. You can even make some DIY gifts for your friends out of sewing projects. Recreating or repair from your old garments will be possible and enjoyable. But for you to get started doing all these, you will need to have a sewing machine. And how do we buy the right machine? Allow us to share here the seven things you need to know when looking to buy one.
1. Check Out The Shops
There are many shops in your local area that can cater you all the sewing requirements you will be needing. Check if they sell sewing accessories and it's availability. You can also visit other stores for price and quality differences.
2. Enthusiasm Of The Staff
Once you walk into that particular shop, you'll know and feel the comfort when friendly staff gives you a smile and politely assist you. Consider things when sitting down and given a demo on how to properly use your new sewing machine.
Note that it is important for you to test it before purchase.
3. Availability And Variety Of Other Sewing Products
Another thing you need to consider before buying a sewing machine is the things that the shop is selling. Are their interesting sewing gadgets? Are they selling different brands, models, and designs? These things indicate that the shop is capable of catering a good quality and you can learn a lot more about sewing machines in general and how to improve your sewing experience.
Before making that purchase, the first thing we consider is the amount we want to spend on it. Since it can be a little expensive to some of us, make sure that the one we choose will suit our needs and fits the budget we have available.
Check what are the things you are planning to sew, or why are you planning to buy a sewing machine? What are the things you will be using when sewing? You would want to consider a machine you can use just for fun that has few fancy stitches. Or, a machine with few stretch stitches if you want to sew knit fabrics. Check as well for machines that there is an automatic needle threader if you do not have a good eye sight. Also, is the machine light to carry? Or does it have covers that will protect your machine from dust?
You have to know if the brand of the sewing machine is a trusted supplier or company. Check it if it is easy to operate and run smoothly. Check also if it's free from strange noises and vibrations and if bobbins are easy to place and remove. Make sure to ask a demo so you'll have the confidence that you're buying the right one.
7. Manual, Warranty and Servicing
Remember NOT to purchase a sewing machine without a manual. It is very important that you have this information guide. Also, don't forget to ask questions such as the warranty and services for their product. Other stores sell cheaper machines but offer a short warranty without services and parts available. Never purchase one of these sewing machines or you might regret in the end. Just remember all the things you need to consider before deciding to buy a new sewing machine.
You can also watch this video to find out what is the best sewing machine for beginners. Another helpful guide that will make you decide what to buy.
Do you know other tips when buying a sewing machine? Let us know in the comments section below!
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In #6, I think Bobby pins is an error. I use bobby pins to hold my hair and bobbins in my sewing machine.
Linda Baker says
Loved your demo. however, couldn’t find the link to enter to win the Janome.
Love it,,… I need another and cannot decide!!! Thank you,,,!!
Nina Di Trapani says
I like the Janome