Economical Sewing Machines For Learning The Basics
Your Children want to sew. You know from past experience that this may be a passing whim or you are leery about letting them man handle the machine of your dreams. Here you'll find some economical solutions so the kids have their own machine to learn on and you can both sew at the same time.
A basic straight stitch machine will give the beginner and opportunity to experiment and learn all the basics of sewing. Pinking shears and straight edged Basic Seam Finishes can be achieved on a straight stitch machine. Zig zag and buttonhole stitches are a wonderful extra if they are a viable but not absolutely necessary.
Be sure to Read Sewing Machine Buying Tips for pointers on things to look for before shopping at any source.
If you have found an economical machine without a manual, refer to Locating A Sewing Machine Manual for on and off line sources.
Newspapers and Classified Ad Papers
Many times you can find a basic sewing machine with a cabinet even for $25. The older machines are usually more durable and a child can even learn about what makes the machine work, more so then on todays electronic machines.
Good Will and Salvation Army Stores
As homes and attics are cleaned out many times machine will be donated to these sources. You may even find sewing baskets, boxes of patterns, notions and more.
Here you will have an opportunity to meet the owner of the machine that may be a real bargain or a real lemon. Talk to the person selling the machine. Try the machine out.