There’s just nothing more exciting than getting your very first sewing machine so it’s hugely important to choose the right one for you.
My advice would always be - buy the best machine you can afford. The reason being you want to choose a machine that will keep you interested for longer than just a few months and produce a great finish. A lot of people say that they only want to do straight stitching but realistically you will soon realise how much more you want to try once you get into the addictive passion of sewing or patchwork. Like mobile phones technology in sewing machines has moved forward dramatically and even more so with Brother Machines which benefit from the engineering and technological skills of a large company with huge expertise.
The Brother Innov-is 15 is a perfect starting point and has a some great features. The ‘jog dial’ makes it very simple to select stitches and there is an easy to use built-in needle threader. With the LCD screen you can see at a glance information about the stitch width and length. Features are 16 stitches to choose from, including 3 different buttonholes, all to give a professional finish.
The Brother Innov-is 20 is a favourite of ours as this is a real little workhorse with a great selection of stitches, with an easy display to alter stitch length and width. It benefits from a needle threader – you definitely don’t want to be without one of these – and it is light enough to carry to your class. You can also buy a wide table and other attachments for this machine, which helps you take your skills to a new level.
At the moment the 20’s bigger Brother, the Brother Innov-is 27SE is on special offer and at only £20 more and including a Quilting kit worth a genuine £149- it’s a no brainer. This machine has loads of stitches and a needle threader, LCD display for showing stitch length and width and stitch design. The quilting kit comprises a wide table (great for when you are quilting or making curtains), a walking foot (essential when quilting layers), a quarter inch foot (for seam accuracy in patchwork), a free motion quilting foot and a free motion grip ( a superb bit of kit to make free motion quilting easy and pleasurable). All in all a superb offer!
When I sew, I like everything at my finger tips and with all the machines that is what I get – what do I mean, well I never use the foot peddle I only use the stop/start button built into all of these machines and this makes sewing so easy and is the answer for someone suffering from restricted leg movements. I have talked to people who have been robbed of the joy of sewing because their machine is not up to the job. Being able to easily change the stitch pattern or size by the touch of a button or dial adds to the ease and pleasure of your machine. There is no one, no matter what age who doesn’t like to achieve and sewing with a great machine will help you find your crafting Mojo.
Not only that! All machines come with a full 3 year warranty and as a Christmas special we are also offering a specially selected gift with each machine to help you on your new crafting journey. On top of all that, we also offer free tuition, at a time of your choosing at Karelia House, with every purchase of Brother Sewing Machines