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How to choose and purchase a sewing machine

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singer sewing machineI must admit, I am terribly intimidated by all the different sewing machines on the market today. I am just not sure which one to choose. I want to get a new sewing machine so that I can expand my limited sewing capabilities. I'd really like to learn how to make intricate stitches.

Imagine my excitement when I found a tutorial at A Dress A Day: How to choose a sewing machine. My surprise came when Erin said I should not purchase from mass merchandisers, such as Walmart. Too bad, as I was eyeing up the one my local Pamida has on sale.

While it is ultimately up to you to choose the right model sewing machine that fits in your budget and has the features that you need, Erin indicates that the choice should not be too intimidating. Why not call your local sewing supplier and see if they have a used sewing machine that they can teach you how to use? For all the novices out there like me, who can sew enough to get by, your local sewing retailer should offer classes and help you through your purchase, and in no time, you'll be sewing like a pro.


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