If you are buying a sewing machine for the first time, or an experienced tailor, you must consider the potential projects you want to take in with the machine. The other considerations should be the budget. As a beginner you may want an inexpensive machine which is durable, does not have a lot of plastic parts and some specialized feature, but not something overly complicated. Whereas as an experienced buyer you should look into the ease of embroidery, serging seams and whether it is tailored for quilting or not. The best sewing machine have a lot to offer.
- Choose the right brand
Some of the best brands like Singer, Kenmore and Brother have been in the technology for a long time and have some of the best machines of the line. An independent shop or, non-name brand sewing machine might come cheaper and offer many functionalities at an affordable price. Do not make a choice based on that. A sewing machine is going to be in your life for a long time, and you want the best service, instructional classes and least hassle.
Depending on what you are planning to use it for, do you like a simple dial stitch selector, automatic needle threader, top-loading bobbin? Would you rather have a 27 stitch option for all the basic clothes stitches? Do you want stretch stitches and other decorative and designer stitch? Or maybe an LED display. Go through the whole catalog to see what the machines have to offer and select the right one for you.
- Check for Warranty
A sewing machine will be in your life for a very long time. Check what kind of warranty the manufacture is providing. Bring some fabric samples to test out the settings. Get to know the machine before you buy it, and know what the warranty covers and excludes.