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The Sewing Machine FAQ

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Q1: What makes a sewing machine?

A sewing machine is an mechanism that uses thread and needle to connect materials together. A human sewer might be described as a sewing machine if they do a lot of sewing. Generally, however, we think of a sewing machine as a mechanical appliance used to sew fabrics together.

Question 2: Are there different types of sewing machines?

There are two basic categories of sewing machines: Those used at home and those used in factories. Home machines will include sergers, quilters, and embroidery machines in addition to the usual home sewing machine. Industrial or Commercial machines include an endless list of rugged, high speed, specialty machines for manufacturing clothing, shoes, saddles, and many other products.

Q3: What are the typical kinds of home sewing machines today?

There are essentially three types of home sewing machines: mechanicals, electronic, and computerized. Mechanical sewing machines utilize mechanical appliances to sew and usually use AC motors to drive the machine. Some older mechanical machines used foot power or hand power. Electronic sewing machines incorporated a variety of electronic controls to manage the power system and stitch selection. Computerized sewing machines used advanced technologies with built in computers and pulse motors to run the machine. While mechanical machines are usually very limited in features and stitch offerings, Electronic and Computerized sewing machine significantly increase the features and stitch offering of the sewing machine.

Question 4: How much does a sewing machine cost?

Sewing machines sell for between $100 and $12,000 dollars. The price clearly reflects a combination of considerations: dependability, durability, features, convenience, and capabilities. The more you pay the less frustration you get. The less you pay the less capability and performance you have. Over $1,000 you find super quality sewing machines some with hundreds of stitches and even embroidery capabilities. Around $500, you find a good solid machine with a limited stitch set. Under $100, you have junk hardly worth taking home.

What do you use a sewing machine for?

The sewing machine is an amazingly versatile appliance that unleashes almost unlimited creative potential. You can use a sewing machine for garment construction, wearable art, embellishment, embroidery, endless home decorating projects, heirloom creations, quilting, crafting, and so much more. When you add all the specialty machine applications common in industry, sewing machines are vital for so many different tasks.

Question 6: What is our right sewing machine?

When you think about getting a new home sewing machine, it is vital to explore your possibilities. What kind of projects would you like to do? What convenience features and machine capabilities do you want? How much can you afford? Two things are important to keep in mind: One, go for quality and save yourself frustration. Two, make sure the machine will do what you want it to do.

Question 7: How do a serger, embroidery machine, and home sewing machine relate?

The home sewing machine is the basic mechanism you will use for most sewing projects where you sew seams. The serger and embroidery machines are far more specialized. The serger is used to seam, overcast the edge, and trim the fabric all in a single pass. This helps speed up many sewing projects. The embroidery machine is a programmable computerized sewing machine that sews finely detailed patterns or designs. It does not seam, it only sews designs.

Q8: Where should I shop for my next sewing machine?

To buy a machine in a box, you can go to the internet, Walmart, Sears, Target or a dozen other stores. Unfortunately, these offer no support, instruction, or service. You actually pay as much to get less. Instead, treat yourself to quality sewing machines from an authorized sewing machine dealer. In addition to the machine, you will get full support, expert instruction, and professional local service.

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