I am a firm believer that anyone can be a great seamstress as long as they have the right machine. The wrong machine can make you want to pull all your hair out and die a little inside.
And, from time to time, a friend or blog reader will send me a message and ask my recommendations for purchasing their first machine. (Because, unlike me, they’re smart enough to want to buy the right machine the first time.) One that won’t break the bank. One that will be easy to learn on. One that works for experienced sewers but is also good for beginners.
Well. That’s what this post is all about. My best advice for purchasing a sewing machine you won’t want to murder. A few non-negotiable features you should have in your first (or second, or third) machine.
What about a little back-story? Yes? Ok. Here’s the abridged version: