Always Knitting and Sewing frequently receive questions from customers new to sewing, for advice on which sewing machine to buy. The choice of machines is vast and can make the search for the right one daunting for the new sewer. The price range is varied from a basic machine to a machine with a wider range of features. Particularly for the new sewer, the question must be asked; Will all the extra features on an expensive ‘all singing all dancing’ sewing machine be used ? Maybe not ? The following sewing machines are within a reasonable price range and provide the user with more than enough features for; Sewing projects such as cushions, bunting, dressmaking, skirts, blouses and patchwork to name a few, and save money from an unnecessary expensive purchase
The Janome 2200XT is an all round machine with a good selection of stitches and features. It is user friendly and simple to use, Linda and Jan at our shop both have this machine. The machine features 22 stitch functions, an auto four step buttonhole, convertible free arm for hems and cuffs and is compact and easy to store.
This sewing machine was produced by Singer with novice sewers in mind. This machine gives you all of the features you need for most sewing projects, and more than enough features as you develop your projects further.
This machine has an uncomplicated presentation with ergonomic features to assist user comfort. The threading system is easy to practice and is backed up with clear diagrams on the machine. Features include ; Top loading bobbin with see through cover. Needle threader for quick and easy threading and stitch length control. There are many more features which make this sewing machine a good purchase. 26 stitch settings, 3 needle positions, zipper insertion and more.
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The machine has 25 stitch settings, the foot pedal is a good size which makes control much easier underfoot.
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