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Day: January 7, 2018

Aprons Needed

There are multiple reasons why people get into sewing. Some are just seeking for a craft that is fun to engage in while others want to create some personal stuff for their loved ones.

Recently, I decided to purchase a sewing machine so that I can sew some matching aprons that my employees will be wearing every time we have a catering event. In this article, I’ll share with you the reliable models that I checked out.

The Brother CS6000i

The Brother CS6000i

If you are a beginner, getting the Brother CS6000i can be a perfect idea and the price tag is also very friendly. It comes with many outstanding features but you will have an easy time using this machine. For a long time, this model has received impressive sewing machine reviews from buyers because it combines functionality, favorable price, and performance.  

To people who aren’t used to machines with multiple choices and settings, this is a good choice because it is straightforward and won’t leave you confused. The simplicity ensures the learning curve isn’t complicated and you can develop your skills quickly. But this shouldn’t lead you into thinking that its incapable of handling advanced projects. In fact, once you are past the beginner stages you’ll realize that the Brother CS6000i has all it takes to deal with projects that require intermediate and advanced skills.

It comes with about 60 built-in stitches a quilting table, and 7 one-step buttonholes. In addition, it has an automatic threader and if you don’t want to use its foot pedal, you can use the start-stop button. The drop in bobbin is jam resistant and it also comes with a variable speed control to make sure you can easily adjust the stitch speed according to your preferences and skill level. The Brother CS6000i comes with a 25-year warranty and customer care is always available for your queries.

Pros

  • It comes with a 25-year warranty
  • It gives beginners an easy learning curve
  • Its price is quite reasonable
  • It has 60 built-in stitches

Cons

  • It’s not suited to handle high-density fabrics

The Singer 7258

The Singer 7258

For both beginner and intermediate sewing enthusiasts, the Singer 7258 is a good choice and it has been awarded the best buy machine for 24 months. It comes with 100 stitches, 7 automatic buttonholes, and 10 presser feet. Most users praise this machine because it comes with the functions similar to those found in advanced machines but the experience is basic and manageable for most beginners. As such, this model can compete with more expensive and advanced models on the market today and it’s among the best sewing machines for beginners.

Since the Singer 7258 is designed and built with a durable solid metal frame makes it ideal for working with high-density fabrics with ease. The auto-pilot feature makes this machine easy to use in the absence of the foot pedal and the automatic threading system is quite useful for starters. However, this machine doesn’t perform very well when you are working on upholstery projects using heavy duty materials. Nevertheless, it’s likely that a beginner will go straight to working with high-density fabrics or other advanced projects.

The fact that this model comes with multiple feet makes it easy to deal with fine work and you don’t have to rely on handiwork. When you are working on bags and garments, the zipper foot ensures that you will add zippers easily and quickly. The buttonhole foot is quite useful when it comes to fitting buttons to your garments and the hem foot ensures the edges will be quickly finished.

When you want to create decorative patterns, the computer system ensures there is something for each project and you only need to push a button to have the beautiful pattern on the garment. If you are going to be working under low-light conditions, the LED lamp attached to the machine will enhance the visibility and you will comfortably finish your projects. This lamp can serve you for more than 100,000 hours before you can think of getting a replacement. The Singer 7258 also comes with a 25-year warranty so you won’t have to worry about the durability of the machine.

Pros

  • It comes with 100 preloaded stitches
  • It has a 25-year warranty
  • It has an onboard LED lamp
  • It has multiple feet to handle fine work
  • It has an automatic threading system

Cons  

  • Foot pressure settings are fixed
  • The customer service isn’t the best