Searching for a new sewing machine? There are so many to choose from today, that it can make your head spin. Deciding on the right sewing machine for you is a personal decision. It depends on your sewing expertise, as well as what you need a sewing machine for. If you are a novice who wants to sew simple seams and do a little repair work, a lower-end model might be right for you. However, if you sew a lot and are more creative, you’ll want to invest in a good quality sewing machine. My recommendation is a Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine.
The Husqvarna Sewing Machine has many good qualities:
- This machine is built tough. I sew through eight layers of corduroy with no problems at all. When you come down off a seam, the machine adjusts the presser foot and keeps right on sewing. It’s no surprise that Husqvarna has been making sewing machines for over 130 years.
- Bobbin winding is a breeze. If your bobbin runs out during sewing, never fear! You can easily wind a new bobbin without unthreading the machine. Simply take the thread coming out of the needle and wind away. An added bonus is that the bobbins have a small “H” embossed on one side. If you always have the “H” toward you, you know you’re are winding the bobbin correctly, and placing it in the bobbin holder the right way. The machine also has automatic bobbin thread pick up, so you don’t need to bring the bobbin thread up manually.
- Speed control. I like to sew fast, so I always have the speed on high. If you are a novice, or sewing something special, you can adjust the speed down to a lower setting.
- Computerized settings. There are two separate memories on most Viking models, with a wide variety of stitches to choose from. Monogramming and one-step buttonholes are a cinch. When you choose a setting, the machine will tell you what presser foot to use, and what tension you need for the stitch you are using. Very user-friendly.
- Permanent lubrication. You never have to oil your Husqvarna Sewing Machine or worry about getting oil on your fabric.
- Built-in accessory box that slides on and off. This is very handy for storing bobbins, extra presser feet, a cleaning brush, and screwdriver.
- The Husqvarna Sewing Machine also has a free arm, carrying case, and built-in needle threader included with the machine.
I have had my Husqvarna for three years, and I sew an average of two hours a day. I have never had the machine serviced, and it’s still running like a charm. I highly recommend a Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine.