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5 Tips on Buying and Using Your First Sewing Machine

A sewing machine is a must-have for a housewife or some love-to-DIY girls. There are a lot of choices for sewing machine purchase but you should think about something before you buy one. Aiming at helping you buy a user-friendly sewing machine that can save you both money and frustration, we’ve listed five most important tips for the first-time buyers. Read these suggestions first, hear what your mind says, and then decide which one to buy.

1.Where should you buy it?

Our suggestion is you should buy it from a reliable source, for example, from Amazon.com or Brother (Brother is famous for its sewing machine, serger, etc). However, you may have change to get extra service from dealerships, for example, trade-in and trade-off. Searching on google with “sewing machine dealer” and your local information, you may find something useful. Buying from dealership sometimes means you will be able to get more assistance and useful experience/advice or even an owner class in which they can teach you all the machine features and how you are going to operate and maintain your machine.

 

Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine with 67 Built-in Stitches, 70 Decorative Designs

An example of sewing machines, which have basic functions and can complete your daily task.

2.Know your need and skill level

. This is important because you will set up your budget according to this. We know there are expensive and fancy machines with a lot of functions—but we’ll never need that. So you should know what you are going to do with this sewing machine and if you are a skilled operator. If you are a starter and are just doing seam on/off work, then forget about fantastic ones and just focus on the basic. (less stitches, needle, buttonhole,speed). If needed in the future, you can always upgrade your machine to one with more stitch, needle, buttonhole and speed choices. And at that time, you will be skilled enough to do that!

3.Set up a budget first, and then narrow down the choices.

By doing this, you’ll save a lot of time because you’re not going to waste time on those you’ll never buy. Only focus on the sewing machine that matches what you plan to spend on.

4.Begin to use it as soon as you get it

. After you get the machine, start to operate your first project immediately. You’ll like it and become familiar with the way it works rally soon. You can start from some easy project, and don’t be afraid to mess it up.

Brother SE400 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine with 67 Built-in Stitches, 70 Decorative Designs

 5.Gradually increase the level and difficulty of projects.

When you have successfully made several projects, you are suggested to step up for harder ones. Practice your skill and finally you’ll become a sewing master! If the machine can is no longer capable of fulfilling all your needs, then you can consider upgrading to those that have fancy machines, for example, a computerized embroidery and sewing machine.

Hope you all like these tips. Enjoy your happy sewing time!

 

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