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Sewing Machines Brother LS14S

Brother LS14S

Brother Sewing Machine, Mechanical, 14 Stitches



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Three tips before buying a sewing machine

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 mechanical sewing machine is set manually. Turn dials to select stitches and set stitch length and width. It is a good sewing machine for beginners, as it is easy to use.
  • An electronic sewing machine sets everything up by itself – at the touch of a button. It is also a good choice for beginners. It tends to have more functions than a mechanical machine, which means that it is often more expensive.
  • A computerised machine is more advanced. On a display, you program how it should sew, and it is suitable for those of you who are experienced sewers who want to be able to design your own clothes and the like.
  • An overlock machine gives hems and seams on clothes and curtains a stylish finish. On the other hand, it is more of a complement to the other types of 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.

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