Sewing for Fun – Find the Best Machine
Sewing for fun is making a comeback and not everyone still has Grandma’s machine. There are many sewing machines out on the market today, so someone who is new to the field can have a hard time finding just the right fit. It can also take a lot of time to weed through what’s out there. Here are a few of the better sewing machines out there and their amenities.
The Brother CS6000i sewing machine has all the necessary qualifications and more to make it a must-have machine. It boasts 60 built-in stitches and up to 7 styles of automatic buttonholes. It comes with a hard carry case and an oversize quilting table. Not only does it have all that, it has more features! It has an LCD display, a large, well-lit work area, a start/stop button (which can eliminate the foot pedal), adjustable sewing speed and all of its accessories are kept within the arm of the unit. It has a jam resistant drop in bobbin and is adaptable for any quilting project. It comes with 9 presser feet and has an automatic needle threader. This sewing unit comes with a user manual written in English and Spanish, a 25-year limited warranty and lifetime customer support. The CS6000i sewing machine from Brother is a great machine for any project.
Singer carries a sewing machine, model 7258, that boasts 100 computerized stitches. It has 6 automatic buttonholes and is equipped with an automatic needle threader. A drop-in bobbin system makes for easy bobbin thread retrieval. The needle is also programmable for up/down and the machine can be programmed to automatic stitch length and width. This machine comes with an auto pilot, allowing for discontinued use of the foot pedal. It is accompanied by 10 presser feet and has a brightly lit LED light over the work area. Some extra accessories include seam puller/lint brush, spool caps/pin/felts, and screwdriver. All accessories are stored on board in the arm. The unit comes with an instruction manual and instructional DVD. The heavy-duty metal frame will ensure that the machine stays in one place while in use. The machine comes with a 25-year limited warranty. Singer’s 7258 is a good value.
The model 2212 by Janome offers a four-step buttonhole as well as 12 automatic stitches. The machine allows for stitch width and length adjustment. For free motion sewing and quilting there is a drop feed. There is easy turn dial pattern selection and lighted work area included to make your work easier. This unit has a front-loading bobbin and an automatic bobbin winding system for quicker sew. It can work at speeds up to 1000 stitches per minute. It comes with an instruction book as well as a seam ripper, screwdriver, zipper foot and needle set. This sewing machine does not measure up to other models because it does not have an automatic needle threading system, a full range of automatic stitch options, and no automatic buttonhole options. It is, however, lightweight and easy to store with the included vinyl dust cover. This machine would be great for a beginner.
These three popular sewing machines vary by options and design. A lightweight, more basic model, Janome’s 2212, includes all the essential functions needed, such as a lighted work area and an automatic bobbin winding. Another lightweight machine by Brother, model CS6000i, has many more features on board like multiple styles of buttonholes and 60 automatic stitches, and it comes with various presser feet. Singer’s 7258 is heavier, so not as portable, but comes with many more options plus an instructional DVD.