Sewing Machine Day 2020 is on Saturday, June 13, 2020: good housekeeper sewing machine?
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Sewing equipments were when typical house objects, utilized for fixing worn and broken garments, along with for making brand-new items from textiles and material-- recently, nevertheless, they've greatly faded away from the average house.
Sewing Machine Day urges you to take advantage of a stitching equipment-- dig yours from your attic or cupboard, or take into consideration picking a new or used sewing equipment from a charity establishment or second hand shop. Repair, modify and make clothes, curtains, textiles and designs for the day!
A Good Houskeeper sewing machine is an adequate, less than expensive machine often sold at discount houses, hotel/motel sales, and promotional sales. It is not one of the best machines on the market, but can be used for most of your home sewing projects. Many, including yours, come with built-in cams which govern the motion of the needle to give you varying patterns in the stitch.
I have worked on many Good Housekeeper machines in my career as a sewing machine mechanic over the past 35 or so years, and I'm sure I can help you with whatever you would like to know about your machine...maintenance, operation, etc. Respond to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to assist you. Have a nice day
Singer Sewing Machines?
No, but maybe we should give the new ones a chance.
Nothing is the same as it was in the sixties, when Singer was the leader.
Singer is now owned by the same group as Viking and Pfaff.
If you are looking for a sewing machine, don't.
Look for a dealer that is helpful and not pushy; who will demo the machines & let you test them; who will help you select the model that will best do the type of sewing you want to do.
Dealers sell the better models of all the major brands and not what you see in the discount stores.
Which Brother sewing machine?
There's actually plenty in between if you consider used instead of new machines.... and even some well under your starting price...
What I want for beginners in sewing:
- a machine that doesn't scare you
- a machine that isn't balky (cheap new machines are often very
balky or need adjustments often and are rarely repairable --
just too frustrating to learn on!)
- very good straight stitch
- good zigzag (4-5 mm is fine, more than that is gravy)
- a method of making buttonholes that makes sense to you
- adjustable presser foot pressure (which helps some fabric
- accessory presser feet that don't cost an arm and a leg
(machines that use a "short shank foot" typically handle
generic presser feet pretty well. Some brands of machines use
proprietary or very expensive presser feet)
If the budget stretches far enough:
- blindhem and stretch blindhem stitches
- triple zigzag (nice for elastic applications)
- a couple of decorative stitches (you won't use them nearly as
much as you think)
- electronic machine because of the needle position control and
because the stepper motors give you full "punching force" at
slow sewing speeds -- mechanical machines often will stall at
Please go to the best sewing machine dealers around and ask them
to show you some machines in your price range, *especially* used
machines you can afford. You'll get a far better machine buying
used than new, and a good dealer is worth their weight in sewing
machine needles when you get a machine problem -- often they can
talk you through the problem over the phone. While you're trying
things out, try a couple of machines (sewing only, not combo
sewing-embroidery) over your price limit, just so you can see
what the difference in stitch quality and ease of use might be.
You may find you want to go for the used Cadillac. Or you might
want the new basic Chevy. Might as well try both out.
Suggested reading: John Giordano's The Sewing Machine Book
(especially for used machines), Carol Ahles' Fine Machine Sewing
(especially the first and last few chapters) and Gale Grigg
Hazen's Owner's Guide to Sewing Machines, Sergers and Knitting
Machines. All of these are likely to be available at your public
Used brands I'd particularly look for: Elna, Bernina,
Viking/Husqvarna, Pfaff, Singer (pre 1970), Juki, Toyota
New "bargain brand" I'd probably pick: Janome (who also does