What is the best sewing machine to learn beginner sewing and fashion design on?
I've been researching machines and can't find the right one. I am fairly new at sewing and don't quite know what to look for. I want it to be inexpensive, durable, and portable but it's hard to find one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I am starting to learn sewing now to help me create actual items.
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at 10050 W Bell Rd, Sun City, AZ, or any other sewing machine store. Most stores will offer advice about the machine for your specific needs and allow you to sew on one. It's best to use a machine before you buy one. I see from their web page that The Sewin' Asylum has a reasonably priced class that will introduce you to the sewing machine, how to use it and especially how to maintain it. Sewing machines are somewhat complicated machines and it's best to learn the basics from someone who's used one for a while. I highly recommend taking a sewing class. In-person instruction is invaluable. If your local high school or college has a Theater Department they most likely have a Costumer on staff. Give this person a call and ask them for advice about machines and local shops that sell them. You might offer to be an intern and learn while doing. I know of no better place to learn the fabric arts than a Costume Shop. Also check out sewing machine repair shops in your area. They often have good deals on used machines. Your greatest asset will be patience and perseverance. I have a Heavy Duty Singer 4423. It's simple and serviceable. Best of Luck.
No one mentioned it, so I'll recommend a machine I bought about 4 years ago, and I love it.... Husqvarna Viking H Class E20 is the model name. There are some models that are lower priced and a lot that are priced higher. Mine was about $250, I think.
I like my machine; it has a few fancy stitches besides the basics, and it's easy to learn on. I've given my 9-year old granddaughter several lessons using it. Her favorite thing so far is threading the bobbin... :-)