Sewing for Beginners
It's true that sewing is enjoying a resurgence. I think a new generation is being introduced to the sewing world. And they desire to create items that are unique and express who they are. They are able to express themselves through sewing by taking the mundane ordinary everyday things and turn them into one of a kind pieces. And you can too once you get familiar with a sewing machine and develop some basic skills.
But first things first....what kind of machine is suited to the beginner?
Well, it depends. We have to ask and answer a question or two.
Question one: What kind of projects are you planning to do?
Are your planned projects geared for home decor? Do you plan to sew clothes? Or maybe craft items?
Question two: How often do you see yourself sewing? A couple of times a year? A project a month? Daily?
If you answer the above questions honestly, then you'll realize that you really don't have to spend a lot of money to get the right machine to complete your projects.
Most beginners would do quite well in starting out with a mechanical sewing machine. What's a mechanical sewing machine? It's your basic sewing machine. No on-board computer. No digitized patterns. What a good mechanical sewing machine does have is your standard stitches that are needed to get your project done. These days some of your basic machines have many more features than the ones from 20-30 years when I was first starting out.
Singer Sewing Machines
Singer sewing machines are likely to be what the majority of us buy as our first machine. One because it is easily found in most big box stores, like Target, Walmart and JoAnn Fabrics. It's reasonably priced and an easy to use sewing machine. You can get a basic model for under $100. The Singer 3221 Simple Sewing Machine is a great machine for a beginner. It has a few more features than you basic model, but you'll be glad to have these features once you start sewing. It has 21 built-in stitches, an automatic one touch buttonhole, an auto needle threader, plus a few more. And depending if you shop around, you can find this model under $100 as well. I think it's well worth shopping around if you are interested in this model.
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Janome Sewing Machines for Beginners
Janome New Home is a innovative line of sewing machines. A Tokyo Japan based company that was one of the first to produce computerized sewing machines. Their line of beginner machines are quite impressive because the features they come with are beyond what most machines for beginners are quipped with. You would probably have this machine for quite some time before considering upgrading to an advanced machine, if at all.
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So, browse our site, get a feel for what machines would work for your needs. Once you select a machine and become familiar with the workings of it, then its time to address your first beginner project. Need some suggestions on projects? Browse through our section on sewing projects for beginners. We try to collect easy to intermediate level projects that would interest the new beginner sewer. Also check out our suggestions for sewing books for beginners. From inspiring projects to learning more advanced sewing techniques we at That's Sew Live like to showcase books that will take you further along on your sewing journey.