Advice on Buying a Sewing Machine
Do you need a sewing machine, but aren't sure what to look for and what to buy? Do you know what you plan on sewing, but aren't sure what kind of machine can best handle your needs? Do you think the term "industrial strength" indicates a good machine? Are you eyeballing an old black Singer that someone told you can "sew through leather?" So much information! It can really be confusing.
I can discuss all of this with you and help you figure out a solution. I'm impartial to brand and I usually favor older machines rather than the new plastic ones - but I can tell you WHICH older machine will really work for you. Not all sewing machines are created equal! Let me sort through the mess and get you sewing.
We can start from scratch and begin tracking down the perfect machine, or if you have some machines you are trying to compare, I can help you examine the pros and cons of each, and give you a no-nonsense review of your shopping ideas. Sellers of sewing machines (especially old ones!) will often be deceptive and pump up their wares to trick unsuspecting buyers into thinking they are getting something they're not. I will stop that baloney in its tracks and save you from wasting your money. I can even help you find sewing machines in your area in places you never thought of!
There is a sewing machine out there for you - let me help you find it! I can also continue to give you advice afterwards, if you find yourself with a good machine that needs some TLC, or need tutoring on sewing. Check my other listings for sewing machine repair and sewing lessons!
Training & Qualifications
I've owned, sewn on, and worked on a wide variety of sewing machines over the years, and consider myself fairly well versed in many of the intricacies and quirks of these fascinating household devices.
Availability & Preferences
I work days, so I usually respond to messages in the evenings or on weekends. I will get back to you as fast as I possibly can, so you can start sewing ASAP! I don't mind long rambling conversations - it can be tedious trying to figure this stuff out, and I want to help.