Darlene’s Thread: Which Sewing Machine is Right For You?
It’s National Sewing Month! Sew What you say? Sew this! Sew papers, exotic fabrics, light weight metals, flexible plastics, leathers and suede to name just a few! If you have ever embarked on a sewing adventure then you can appreciate the skill and time required to make an item. You can also relate to the tremendous sense of satisfaction that comes from completing your first masterpiece–every three dimensional inch of it! Let’s try to determine which machine is right for you!
If you’re new to the world of fabric arts, there’s a machine for every sewing need. You may want to get your feet wet without breaking the budget with a single straight-stitch battery operated portable. A good “try-me” piece for young sewers and students of all ages: Sew Easy Mini Portable Sewing Machine with Accessories.
If you love to decorate or do alterations we offer a selection of Heavy Duty mechanical “dial-a -titch” machines that are strong, easy, fast and no nonsense. Throw them in the back of your car and you can be on your way to a sewing adventure with a friend. Here are a couple to consider: the Singer® Heavy Duty Professional Sewing Machine and the Brother 35 Stitch Function Sewing Machine.
Maybe you’re trading in your old clunker. Then be sure to check out the electronic machines with dozens of push button stitch patterns, a variety of presser feet and an extension table. These machines offer a comparatively low learning curve to give you a quick start with polished results. A perfect fit for fashion sewing and some quilting are these two: Brother 100+ Stitch Function Sewing Machine or Singer® Fully Electronic 80 Stitch Function Sewing Machine.
All of you proficient sewers have stitched your way to the higher-end computerized models with built-in memory, auto-thread cutting and hundreds of stitches, lettering, icons, feet, bells and whistles. Computerized machines are a class act, and possibly the favorite machine of a lifetime. Take a look at these: the Singer® Quantum Stylist Computerized Sewing Machine, the Brother 294 Stitch Limited Edition Computerized Sewing Machine, and the Singer® Quantum L-500 Premium Sewing Machine with Value Package.
The best news of the day is that ANYONE at ANY level, even a NON-SEWER, can jump into the exciting world of sewing machine embroidery! These amazing machines do all the work with pinpoint accuracy and computerized precision.
If you’re reading this article, chances are that you have the ‘techno’ skills required to use an embroidery machine. Some models are embroidery only and others convert back and forth from sewing to embroidery but either way, it spells fun, fun, fun for the entire family! I recommend the Brother Embroidery and Sewing Machine with USB Port or Singer® Futura CE-250 Embroidery and Sewing Machine,Stock Designs CD and Software.
Here’s the bright side of buying a new machine, your old broken dinosaur can be repurposed as a gloriously poignant garden ornament! Sewing is my life love, and I invite you today to meet the new love of your life on hsn.com, tailored for your complete sewing experience! Shop: ALL sewing machines on hsn.com.
Tune in these dates and times for the September shows:
- Thu 9/2 @ 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. featuring Brother
- Sat 9/2 @ 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. featuring Singer
- Thu 9/9 @ 6 A.M. and 2 P.M. featuring Singer
- Mon 9/13 @ 10 A.M. featuring Singer Iron
- Tue 9/14 @ 1 P.M., 3 P.M. and 8 P.M. featuring Singer
- Sat 9/25 @ 2 P.M. and 7 P.M. featuring Singer
- Mon 9/27 @ 10 A.M. feat. Brother and 2 P.M. feat. Singer
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