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What to Consider When Buying a Sewing Machine

Molly White

Posted on May 28 2021

What to Consider When Buying a Sewing Machine

When it comes to sewing, the most expensive tool you use is your sewing machine! 

A good quality machine will cost you at least $200, while more professional machines can cost $1,000 - $5,000.

There are several different types of sewing machines: mechanical, electronic, computerized, and embroidery and quilting machines. As you can imagine, prices go up as you move from electronic to quilting machines. 

So, if you're thinking of purchasing a new one or upgrading your present machine, here are several factors you should consider:

  • What do you want to accomplish with your sewing machine? 
  • Will you be the only one using the machine, or might little ones also be giving it a try? 
  • What's your budget?
  • What projects will the machine be used for? 
  • Are you a beginner or more advanced? 
  • How often will you use your machine? 
  • Do you need any additional attachments? 

When choosing the best sewing machine for your particular needs, think about which features matters most, such as the type of needle threader, foot pedal style, speed, and sewing machine accessories it can accommodate. 

After narrowing down your selection, you may want to consider these models which we like and are thrilled to have back in stock in our shop: 

Smart-by-Pfaff 260C. This is our least expensive model. Features of this machine include Direct Stitch Selection, Start/Stop function, Needle Up/Down, Information System Display, Presser Foot up Safety, and in our opinion, most importantly, Maximum Speed Limit Adjustment.

Pfaff passport 3.0. This compact/portable sewing machine has the original idt™ system, thread snips, 100 stitches, two LED light sources, speed slide, and external feed dog drop. It's an excellent machine for just a bit more money.

Quilt Ambition™ 630 This is our top-of-the-line machine, unrivaled in precision and commanding innovation. It has an excellent quilting option for all quilters (beginners to experienced). Features include PFAFF® Color Touch Screen, The Original IDT™ System, Large Sewing Space, 201 Stitches, Adjust sewing speed for full control, Free-Motion Sewing, Built-In Needle Threader, and Bobbin Winding from the Needle. Plus many more.

Whichever machine has your interest, we're here to help you. Please call us for help and pricing information. 504-533-9221.

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