Recently as more people are sewing for their first time, one of the frequently asked questions is – “What is the best sewing machine that is available for purchase?”
Veteran sewers, as well as beginners, do have the undying need of acquiring a perfect sewing machine for their sewing needs. One problem they face is that there is no such thing as the perfect sewing machine. You can only get close, based on your requirements and needs at that time of purchase, but after a period you will find that there is one in the market that is k=giving you the chills. Actually, anyone that has been in the art of sewing for some time has more than more sewing machine.
Just the way your skills are developed over time, similar is the case for your needs; given some time, you will observe that you have outgrown a sewing machine that you once thought was the most ideal for your needs. Just so you can have a machine that is best at meeting your needs, it is important that you invest time in researching. In this case, there is not a case of one-size fits all. When you intend on acquiring a sewing machine, your selection depends on what you think you will grow into or what you think you need. It is important you have in our mind that as long as you improve your skills there is the possibility that things will change.
Regardless of the brand you have in mind: Janome, Brother, Bernina or Singer, there is actually no substitute for having a trial run, which is getting the feel of any machine of your choice
The 5-step process I adopt in selecting the best sewing machine for my needs are as follows:
- Determine why you want or why you are in need of a sewing machine
- Decide the benefit and the features you feel suit your needs
- Have few consumer sites reviewed, like Consumer Digest or Consumer reports for some tested information
- Those results that are close to your needs have them matched.
Visit or call those manufacturers whose machine are ideal to meet your needs for a test drive and for negotiating the price.