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Tips on Buying a Sewing Machine

RESEARCH:
Purchasing a sewing machineInvestigate the new machines. Today’s technology has brought major advancements to the types and styles available. Just the size and weight of today’s machines have changed dramatically. Computerized features offer ease and precision.

WHERE:
Get to know your local independent dealers. Specialization in product knowledge makes these dealers the most competent experts on the features that could be most valuable to you. Attend local sewing expos and fairs that will afford you the ability to view all of the different brands available under one roof. You will also see current trends and techniques in the sewing field.

WHO:
Purchase a machine locally. The independent dealer in your area can provide personal assistance in helping you choose the best machine for your needs. They will offer you the ability to “test drive” many new machines to help you make an informed decision. The majority of these dealers will provide expert instructions via personal lessons on your new purchase. They will also provide after the sale service and support should problems arise and for regular maintenance.

REQUIREMENTS:
Analyze your own needs for a new sewing machine before you start shopping. Determine how you want to use the machine, both now and in the future. Many people use a sewing machine minimally but would like to increase their sewing skills in the future. Plan to purchase a machine that will offer features that will grow with you.