I’m not sure if many realize but today is a holiday that us creatives can all get behind… National Sewing Machine Day that is!
Believe it or not, there is a day devoted to one of our favorite tools, and that just so happens to be June 13.
In honor of Sewing Machine Day, I thought I’d take a moment to appreciate both its history and the best machines on the market today.
The sewing machine was invented in 1829 by Barthélemy Thimonnier and revolutionized the textile industry into what we know it as today.
Below are the top five best machines on the market (for a review on a variety of machines based on skill check out this article):
- Brother Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine. This machine is best for all skill levels and blows its competitors off the charts with the amount of options it provides, including 130 different stitches and 8 different buttonholes. This isn’t the cheapest model, but you get your money’s worth.
- Singer Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Machine. A light weight option for beginning to mid-level skills. Versatile stitch options and non-computerized.
- Michley Desktop Sewing Machine. A machine most definitely for beginners; although it has it’s flaws (like no threading assistance) it is a low priced option for learning the trade.
- Janome Sewing Machine. This straightforward machine is good for both quilting and sewing. A bit on the pricier side, the plethora of stitching options makes the price worth it. Note the built-in stitches are non-adjustable.
- Nex Free-Arm Crafting Mending Machine. Yet another tool for beginners, its durable and compact features make it great for teaching, especially if you’re going to travel. Of course, this causes some minor inconveniences like the knot threading and the foot jamming. Includes 12 different built-in stitches.
Take some time this holiday to not only enjoy your craft, but appreciate the advancements that have made it possible.
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