Sewing is not just a hobby, it’s a passion
If you are new to the world of sewing, let me be the first to welcome you! Sewing is a great hobby and one that you will truly enjoy. If you want to develop your new sewing hobby, then chances are you are going to want to purchase a sewing machine.Before you head out to purchase a machine.
However, allow me to give you a little background knowledge and history about the different types of sewing machines that are available.
Mechanical Sewing Machines. Mechanical sewing machines were the first type of machines on the market. These machines are operated with a spring loaded cam, which is pushed and pulled by the user to create stitches. These types of machines came in a variety of styles, including simple straight stitches to zigzag stitches. While mechanical sewing machines are not as common as they once were, they can still be used today and are ideal for simply sewing tasks, such as sewing rips, creating hems and for creating basic stitches in garments.
Electronic Sewing Machines. The electronic sewing machine followed the mechanical version. These sewing machines made the task of sewing much simpler, as they use electricity, rather than physical power, to operate the machine. Electronic sewing machines not only made the task of sewing easier, but it also made it much more accurate, as the user would be able to tell with greater accuracy where the needle would go through the fabric. These sewing machines are better suited for tougher sewing jobs, like piping and topstitiching. These machines are still popular are often used today.
Computer Sewing Machines. With the advent of the computer, just as virtually everything else has become computerized, so too, has the sewing machines. Computer sewing machines are very similar to the electronic version, except they are outfitted with computer memory. Computer sewing machines have the ability to accept new information, such as different types of stitches, because they are outfitted with the ability to read computer language.
That is, computer sewing machines can read memory cards that contain sewing information on them and process the information to create new stitches, etc. These machines are certainly much more easy to use, as they are extremely accurate and boast LCD or LED screens that enable you to view the type of design you are going to create; however, they also tend to be far more expensive than the mechanical and electric sewing machines.
Sergers. Of course, I can’t discuss the different types of machines that are out there without touching base on the serger. A serger is a machine that help to touch up your sewing projects, giving them a finished look. Sergers cut the edges of the material you have sewn, given the project a much more professional look.
There are basic sergers that can handle basic, sturdy fabrics like cotton, and there are more complex surgers that are intended for use with more delicate materials, like lace and satin. You can either purchase a separate surger, or, to save space and make the process of sewing all the more easier, you can purchase a sewing machine that is outfitted with a serger. Again, when shopping for this type of tool, keep your needs and your budget in mind.
With this knowledge in mind, you can make the process of shopping for a sewing machine less daunting and more successful. With the right sewing machine, you will be on your want to creating clothing, draperies, crafts and many other types of garments with ease. I do hope that you find this information helpful! Happy sewing!