Whether you’ve just taken up sewing as a hobby or if you are discovering the wonderful asset that the skill of sewing can provide, a basic beginner sewing machine is a must.
I learned how to sew at the age of 33 by an advanced seamstress with 30 years of experience. She showed me how to make a simple shirt using a pattern. After I saw the creation I made, I was hooked. I bought my first sewing machine and even splurged on a serger shortly after.
It’s been a few years, but I’m still using my first beginner sewing machine. So that leads me to my first words of advice. You may be tempted to buy a little rinky dink cheapo machine (not to say that there is anything inherently wrong with these), but if you are looking for longevity, you should spend a tad bit more to get a quality, durable machine that will last you for years to come.
To put it in the simplest terms, buy the best machine that you can afford. It will be worth it over time.
Read the reviews and articles below for in-depth descriptions and comparisons of sewing machines that are beginner friendly.