Guide to buying a sewing machine

BY: The News Voice

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Buying the right machine can last for years. Don't get tempted for 'cheap deals'.

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Go to a store, talk to the staff about different deals and choose the best out of all.  A good store also provides services and warranty.

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Don't be persuaded by do it all. Consider your budget and the time you will spend on it.  For the rare alterations, it would be waste to spend too much.

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Don't buy a 'beginners' sewing machine or the one that will overwhelm you with all its options. Buy one that will grow with you.

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Beginners, students into sewing want to buy computerized ones. They are great if you have the budget but it's better to save for other materials.

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Sewing machine features to take into account-

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Stitch options are to be taken into account along with seam allowance. These are the most important features.

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The cheaper ones may not come with buttonhole attachment but bobbin placement makes huge difference to stitching quality.

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Some machines come with only a couple of sewing presser feet. So, if you want to sew invisible zips you need to buy that foot separately.

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Now that you have all the information, go get your sewing machine already!

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