Singer Sewing Machine, Mechanical, 69 Stitches: Decorative Stitch
Singer Sewing Machine, Mechanical, 70 Stitches: Decorative Stitch
Singer Sewing Machine, Overlock Machine, 6 Stitches: Decorative Stitch, Stretch Stitch
If you want to patch, mend, and put up a few curtains sometimes, a simple sewing machine with basic functions, such as straight stitching and zigzag, is probably good enough. If, on the other hand, you want to be able to sew your own clothes, you should choose a machine with more functions.
Here are some different types of sewing machines:
A lot of sewing machines are really heavy, and if you don't have your own sewing room where it can stand permanently, it can be difficult to get it out every time you need it. That’s why we recommend choosing a lightweight sewing machine that’s easy to carry and store.
What the sewing machine can do differs from model to model. For example, a more advanced machine has more options for stitching. If you want to sew buttonholes on clothes, double-check that your machine has such a function. Also check which technology it uses. And if you’re going to sew on sleeves and around the neckline, it’s a good idea to choose a sewing machine with a free arm.
If you know that you will sew thick fabrics, your machine should be able to do this too. Therefore, choose a type that allows you to adjust the presser foot pressure according to the thickness of the fabric.
If you’re keen to start sewing, but the memories from school’s sewing lessons have begun to fade, reading through the beginners lessons at The Stitch sisters is perhaps your way forward.