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How to choose a sewing machine: things to consider before you buy

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How to choose a sewing machine: things to consider before you buy

“I don’t want to spend a fortune on a sewing machine – which model should I choose?” Instead, it’s your first or an upgrade. Investing in a sewing machine can be an exciting and overwhelming adventure! There are seemingly endless makes and models on the market, making choosing to seem that much harder. I’m a certified trained expert on sewing machines by Bernina and Babylock, and what I can tell you is finding the right sewing machine depends on how you intend to use it.  Once you have a basic idea of what you want to do on the sewing...

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Why Size Shank Matters in my Sewing Machine?

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Why Size Shank Matters in my Sewing Machine?

Some of the most popular specialty feet -Walking Foot and Darning Foot free-motion or ruler foot, for example - are screw-on, which means you need to take off the ankle and fasten these feet on, by screwing them in place. The best way to find out if a particular foot is right for your machine, first you need to understand what sort of sewing machine you’re trying to fit. Most of the presser feet that come with your sewing machine are flat, and they snap-on to the “ankle” thing called foot holder/adapter.  With the screw-on feet, the height of shank...

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