Choosing a sewing machine is a very personal thing.
Everyone is different, however as a beginner I really believe there are a few basic qualities you need in your first sewing machine.
Qualities in to Look for in a
1.) foot pedal (so you can adjust the speed with foot)
2.) straight stitch
3.) reverse stitch
4.) zigzag stitch
5.) buttonhole stitch
6.) zipper foot
and 7.) easy to read manual
You might want to start by borrowing a sewing machine from a friend or neighbor. If you have an older model make sure it is in good working condition before you start. The worst thing to do is start sewing on a machine that doesn’t work properly. You will become frustrated and quit.
(Just like starting to play a new musical instrument you want to learn to play on a good quality instrument.)
You might think the problem is you and it is really the machine.
Here are some helpful Sites!
My personal favorite beginner machine...
This is what I started with and I loved it. It is not expensive, under $100. There are many great inexpensive machines to start on!
Then, I upgraded to this a Brother SE-270D embroidery and sewing machine combo. It was a christmas present from my husband.
He did such a good job! ;)
Finally, over the summer I bought this the Brother PC 420!! I love it!!! It is so sturdy. I guess, I love Brother machines!
What machine(s) do you have?? Please share what model and make and your sewing machine experience.
We would love to hear from you!!!