Recently I’ve been doing hand sewing for some small projects like Barbie appeals or accessories. Slowly I felt sewing is quite fun and I start to love it when I hand sew small projects watching some videos tutorial guide. Write down some notes will be the best, to give yourself some ideas on what to sew.
I am still at beginner stage and I just decided to get a sewing machine with some function that can play around.
Some things you have to know first before you decide to buy or use a sewing machine. Some safety caution and choosing a sewing machine especially for beginners.
For beginners don’t have to use super good ones but with some better featuresand functions. To prevent for regretting, do get advise from the shop sales person. It’s best to have a good relation with the retailer as they will help give you better advise and introduce you to a better sewing machine which suits you and easy to manage that would be your concern.
If you are sewing for long term, I suggest to get a better and with a few features sewing machine. Cause it’s more stable and you won’t have to think of upgrading anytime soon. And most important it’s suits you and great for beginner. Take your time and look for great deal outside stall. Remember don’t rush to get it. 🙂 Cause it’s really quite pricey and have to go within your budget. Ya!
Here are some things need to know before you buy :
Ask yourself what’s your budget. Try to go within the budget. Shop around and look for great deals. Some may come with valuable items like “extension table”. Make sure you get a new and come with warranty ones, well that’s common sense. For most of electronics product. 🙂 Next is the quality, for quality wise just get a new ones and come with features that you will need the most. E.g. like Stitches, Button Foot.
Now mainly retailer shop are selling electronics ones, portable and light weight. (7Kg). Well if you have old machines, it would be great to keep it. It’s also good to try it for practice first before you get a new ones. Get use to it. Advisable for beginners. I recently just start to use electronics ones. I bought mine at $228(SGD), Model: Brother AS2730S. Come with extension table, and come with a few accessories too. even come with a machine covers as well.
Machines Features –
My retailer introduce me with 27 stitches, that come with free extension table, Button foot. For stitches, most machine should have Zig Zag Stitch & Straight Stitch to go along. This 2 are the most common will use for sewing machine.
At first, My mind wouldn’t know what I really want or need with a sewing machine. And I not very sure which kind to get, for beginner. So I did ask for advise from my retailer, before that I did some research which helps me get to know more about sewing machine, their features, functions and best is to help me as I’m still a beginner to sewing machines. Previously I did hand sewing too!
Tips: For starting, you can just try out hand sewing for practicing. Then slowly research on sewing with machines.
I was too tempted to try out machine sewing. I just suddenly have the interest in sewing which I don’t know why. I did seen my granny did since I was young and I regretted that I never learn from her. So when you are young, learn whatever you have. ^.^ That’s like the best gift from the older generation.
Machines Accessories –
Attachment and feet is most important item for a machine. It depend on what product you sew.
If you are sewing a Quilt, you will probably need a Walking foot, Spring action foot & 1/4 inches foot. Mainly for Quilter.
For Garment Sewing, commonly will need Zipper foot, Overcast stitching foot, Buttonhole foot & Button attaching foot.
Expensive machines comes with more selection of feet, No. of stitches while budget ones have lesser selections. Most of the accessories feet cost about $30-$50. Extension table will cost about $60-$80(SGD).
If you are looking for a sewing machine, electronic ones do check out mine post on mine machine. 🙂