Buying a sewing machine can be a monotonous task for you, especially if you don’t know what things to look for. Even if you are a professional, you might miss out a thing or two in this regard. Therefore, this guide is intended to support you out before you go and make that purchase of a sewing machine.
Why you need to buy a sewing machine
The most important question to contemplate in this regard is that why you need a sewing machine. Is it for the regular sewing and stitching or do you want to create art? Do you aim to make a craft or clean up your home and recreate things? Or do you want to make clothes to wear? Firstly, think about it. Why you actually need it. Then you will know how much worth this all is.
How much time you will put to it
The next thing you want to know is how much you will give to it. Will you use it regularly or once in a week? Or do you plan to use it monthly? Or maybe you are not sure how frequently you will use it. Be honest with yourself.
How much you can spend
The next thing to ponder upon is how much money you can put to it. You obviously don’t want to spend a fortune on a thing that you won’t be using regularly. So chalk it out. How much you can spend on the sewing machine.
After having checked and contemplated your budget, it is time to visit some online stores. See what all they offer in that price range. Check out the models and the features in that range. Know the offers and deals.
Variations in design and features
Now that you have an inkling of the budget and what all you get in that, you can look out for the variations that you will get in that budget. See where you can cut and which feature you can add in the price range.
Narrow down your preferences to two or three
After having looked around so much and hunted for sewing machines all over, it is time to choose the best among all of them. The more you see, the more you like them. But you need to decide and shortlist two or three which ones you will buy.
Now that you are sure what you want and what you have, it is time to walk down the aisle, oops, no no, walk down to your local store and ask them to show you those models. Because no matter how many evaluations you read and how much description you see, it is never going to replace the thing about getting a feel of it. Check the features and try them out. See which one is the best. If you don’t know what things you need to verify, read on. There is a section dedicated to that.
Back to an e-commerce
Now, you know which the best choice is for you. So get online. Shop for the lowest prices. Compare different websites and make the purchase.
And that’s how it is done.
Now let us see what things you need to check when you are out in your local store.
You need to see how many stitches the machine provides. Most models today allow for various types of stitches. Don’t get overwhelmed by them. Decide very carefully. You are going to get too many stitches. But don’t buy the model if you don’t need all of them. It is rarely that you will be using all of the stitches on a regular basis. So don’t spend more just because it has more stitches.
Now let’s move on to the body of the sewing machine. Preferably, go for a metallic body. It is stronger, more durable and will last much longer. Although it is heavier, but it is going to last much longer. However, if you are someone who is on a run always, you can compromise for a plastic body. They are lighter and will be hence easier to carry around. But they won’t last long. So choose wisely.
Make a note of what accessories you will be getting with the sewing machine. You do not want such things that you are not going to need. And you do not want to buy things separately that you do need. So before sealing the deal, see what all you are getting.
Check for the parts that you get with the sewing machine. See the size of the motor. If it is bigger and heavier, your machine will better. The high-speed motor and heavy duty metal frame can drastically improve your performance.
You will rarely find this information online. So better check it when you have time. You will be sewing most probably in the evening or at times when people are sleeping. So you want to be quietest and not make any noise. Therefore, try to pick one that is very quiet and creates very less amount of noise.
Mechanical or computerised
The next thing to consider is if you need a computerised one. These have touch screens, and the stitches are programmed in advance. So you don’t need to do much. But these obviously come with a price. They are quite expensive and may cross your budget. Therefore, if you can afford, go for it. And if you cannot, go for a mechanical one.
So this was all about what things you need to know before buying a sewing machine the plethora and huge range is going to and will definitely confuse you. but you need to stay firm and make a decision that stands best for you.
Lastly, sewing is a passion. Give wings to your dreams and creativity. Let it flow. And for that, a good sewing machine is your best friend. So choose wisely. Keep calm and love the stitching.