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Advice for Choosing and Shopping for a Sewing Machine

Three experienced sewers offer their advice for choosing and shopping for a sewing machine.  Stephanie covers machines for quilting, Erica discusses basic home sewing machines, and Melanie Ham reviews machines under $200 for the beginner!  Good information here.  Bookmark this page!

Troubleshooting Bobbin Problems in Your Sewing Machine


EverSewn Sparrow 30 – 310 Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine


Erica Arndt from Confessions of a Homeschooler gives her take on choosing a sewing machine.  Erica shares with you her favorite sewing machine features that she thinks will be helpful in your search for a machine that will be best for basic home sewing and quilting. Erica also shares some tips on choosing a good sewing machine for beginners too!


Juki HZL-DX Series Sewing Machine HZL-DX7


This video with Melanie Ham shares the things she likes to look for while searching for a new sewing machine.  This list features sewing machines that are under $200. Hopefully this helps you to narrow your list and gives you some good information to use to compare. Subscribe to Melanie Ham’s Youtube channel here.

More at Sew What’s New:

  1. Understanding the Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

  2. Sewing Machine Maintenance & 3 Free Tutorials for Timing, Tension and Cleaning

  3. Basic Beginner Sewing Tools, Machine Feet, and Notions

  4. The Brother DZ3000 + DZ3400 Sewing & Quilting Machines

  5. The Difference Between Mechanical Sewing Machines and Electronic Sewing Machines

  6. Sewing Machine Troubleshooting: Upper Thread Breaking

  7. Troubleshooting Bobbin Problems in Your Sewing Machine

  8. How to Identify and Use 11 Most Common Sewing Machine Feet

  9. How to Replace Your Bobbin Case – Laura Iglesias + Brother Sewing Machines

  10. How to Choose and Change Your Sewing Machine Needles

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