Avoid a Sewing Machine Injury (Simple Tip)
A good and simple way of avoiding a sewing machine injury is to unplug the machine when not in use.
Some machines are easily turned on with a switch or button, which a curious pet or child might touch and turn on.
To be safe, unplug your sewing machine when you’re not sewing.
Avoid sewing over pins in your fabric (injury risk)
Sure, sewing over pins in your fabric is faster and more secure than removing them first, but, it’s dangerous.
Sewing over pins in your fabric is not recommended
Your sewing machine needle could jam against them, causing damage and, possibly, injury.
Stay safe by removing pins before they pass under the needle.
The price of a good sewing machine
For starters, the cost of a bad sewing machine is higher than that of a good one, even if it’s cheaper.
Secondly, try renting or borrowing a sewing machine if you’re not sure that it’s the model you want or need.
Lastly, the average price range of a typical ‘good’ sewing machine is between $150 and $750 depending on your needs, less if used.
The meaning of E1 on a Brother sewing machine
Psst, you likely forgot to lower the presser foot!
According to documentation provided by the manufacturer, E1 is the error code you get when you press the foot controller while the reverse/reinforcement button is also pressed AND the presser foot is still raised.
Solution: Lower the presser foot and the error should be cleared.
Computerized sewing machines are easy to use
Feature rich computerized sewing machines have revolutionized the home sewing industry.
Their complexity and price vary based on how many features they have, but all are relatively easy to use and simple to program.
The introduction of computerized sewing machines has changed sewing forever, just as the first mechanical machines did in the early 1900s.
Different types of home sewing machines
Overlocking or serger machines. Mechanical treadle sewing machines.
Electronic mechanical sewing machines. Mini and portable machines.
Computerized or automated machines. Embroidery machines. Quilting machines and overlocking Machines.
A presser foot holds the fabric while sewing
The presser foot is what holds your fabric while using you sew with your home sewing machine.
It’s important that you remember to lower the presser foot each time you start to sew, or you’ll find that the fabric doesn’t move through your machine as easily as it should.
When I first started sewing, I forgot it ALL THE TIME!
Flatbed sewing machine description (what it is)
A ‘Flatbed’ sewing machine, often simply called a traditional machine, is the most common type of sewing machine with a traditional flat base.
The needle arm extends over a flat base that contains the bobbin and feed dogs. Very common (and popular).
A sewing machine is an appliance (here’s why)
A sewing machine is an appliance, it meets the technical definition applied to all home appliances.
An appliance is best defined as an instrument designed to perform a specific function.
For home appliances, a device simply needs to perform a useful function, which a home sewing machine does well.
Sewing machines are worth fixing, here’s why…
Sewing machines are worth fixing when broken because, in the long run, repairs will save you money.
This is because most sewing machine parts can be replaced fairly cheaply in comparison with the cost of a total machine replacement.
It is not uncommon for a replaced sewing machine part to outlast it’s owner.