Talking about the Best Sewing Machine

Is there really a best sewing machine? After all once you get used to one isn't that the best? Well for you yes it is.

Back in the 1960's my mother had a heavy Bernina machine that had umpteen different sewing stitches. This really served her well, I began sewing using it and it was still in use some 40 years later.  She was really disappointed when it stopped working.

Some people prefer vintage machines that are either hand or treadle powered as they feel they have more control over the sewing speed. Electric or new are not for everyone.

My first machine was a New Home basic model with a few fancy stitches included. I used this one for 30 years and made everything from baby clothes to curtains on it. When it finally gave up, I hadn't given buying another one much thought so I quickly bought a Toyota machine. I was in the middle of a sewing project and needed one quickly and it was on offer, although a cheaper model this worked great as well.

Now I use a Silver Machine with more fancy stitches than my previous machines and ones that I use as well. It has different styles of lettering that can be programmed to words. I have also tried free sewing names but think a little more practise is needed. Although it came with a foot pedal, I never use it as it starts and stops with a button at the front. This took a little time to get used to but now I think it is great. It also has a speed gauge and for really tricky corners or sewing this can be turned down to a very slow speed. I would think that would be great for beginners as controlling the pressure on the foot peddle can seem a bit daunting at first.


There are so many different types of machines to choose from it would be great to get tips and advice from people visiting my site for other visitors. It may even help them to make their choice.

Many shopping outlets both on the high street and on line have a selection of machines such as Create and Craft.

Whether it is a sewing, quilting, basic, embroidery, overlocker or a computerised sewing machine. Why not share why you like it, what attributes it has or what you think it lacks.



What is your best sewing machine.

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