Buying a Sewing Machine

Sewing is among the things we should all learn to do. You can either learn hand sewing or using a machine. In this article, we are going to concentrate on machine sewing. So first of all, you need to buy a sewing machine to learn. If you are doing this for the first time, below are things you must know when buying a sewing machine.

Shop Around

Window shopping and comparison during any purchase is essential. Look out for shops in your area which sell sewing machines. Since there are different types of sewing machines, you should identify the sellers with the machines which meet your requirements. Also, find out if they sell sewing accessories like needles, threads, buttons, zips, and scissors. Note that, to get the best machine, you should buy it from a shop which specializes in sewing machines only.

Customer Service

If you are buying the machine for the first time, you might need help here and there. So this brings us to how the assistants in the shop treat you. Do you feel welcome? Do they answer all your questions correctly? Also, look for shops which allow you to try the machine as opposed to those with big stickers saying “do not touch.”


How much are you planning to spend on the machine? Buying a sewing machine is a large investment, and you must get value for your money. If you make the right selection, it will be a one-time investment which will benefit even your grandchildren. It is therefore important to take time and buy a machine that meets all your needs and gives you the value of your money.


Is the brand of the machine known? There are many brands in the market, and you must be careful to buy the best brands. Some of the qualities of a good sewing machine include, easy to operate, quiet, no vibrations and easy to insert and remove the bobbin. Do not be afraid to ask for demonstrations and a chance to try the machine before taking it home.


Do not buy a sewing machine without the manual. A manual acts as a guide and you need this with the new machine. And anytime you are not sure of what to do; please refer to the manual. It is as well essential to buy machines with a warranty. Do not be tempted by low prices because it might cost you a lot in the future. Always have it at the back of your mind that you get what you pay for.…

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