Sewing machines have come a long way since the horse and buggy days! The complexity and automation of sewing machines today is remarkable.
Over the last few decades, sewing has changed from a necessity into either a hobby or a profession. To meet the needs of hobbyists, manufacturers compete on price. Some manufacturers have replaced precision metal pieces with plastics, sacrificing performance and durability. For the professionals, other manufacturers have added automation, features that enhance productivity.
Inexpensive brands like Singer, Brother, and White can be found at big-box retailers for as low as $100. For even the occasional sewist, those machines have proven to be unreliable, and they will frustrate users who demand performance and durability. For just under $300, hobbyists can purchase brands like Janome, which are still made with quality parts and precision manufacturing.
Janome offers a line of products that also meet the needs of professionals, with automation enabling efficient production of garments, quilts and embroidery.
Sewing machines are complex and need to be adjusted on occasion. Bissonette’s offers full-service repair for all brands of sewing machines. No matter where you purchased your machine, we can keep it running in top condition.
The following article by Craftsy does an excellent job summarizing what to look for in sewing machines here.