Embroidering on a computerized sewing machine – fun
Yes, you can embroider on a computerized sewing machine and it’s fun. The biggest benefit is being able to connect to the internet and have your machine download embroidery patters to try. If connecting your computerized sewing machine to the internet directly isn’t possible you can take advantage of a built-in USB port to collect and store embroidery patterns.
What a computerized sewing machine can do
The benefits of upgrading to a computerized sewing machine from a traditional machine are the numerous built-in automations it has. Built-in stitching patterns, precise repetitions, controlled speeds and a wealth of patterns available from the internet are a few of the things a computerized sewing machine can do.
Fun facts about sewing that are worth knowing
Cotton lasts for 100 years. Women’s buttons are not on the right side. Zippers were invented in 1893. The print Calico comes from the word Calcutta. Buttons on sleeves were Napoleon Bonaparte’s idea. Early sewing needles were not made of metal, they were made of wood and/or bone.
Sewing machines have improved over time
Sewing machines revolutionized the sewing industry when they first became commercially viable, and they continue to change. The two biggest changes to were the introduction of electric sewing machines and, more recently, the addition of electronic models capabale of performing automated sewing tasks. Perhaps computers will be able to help sew entire pieces of clothing at home in the near future.
What makes a sewing machine computerized – Definition
The definition of a computerized sewing machine is that it automates and performs many tasks through computer instead of mechanical means. Computerized sewing makes some adjustments obsolete, reduces the need for dials and knobs and offers a more repeatable sewing experience in terms of quality and result.
How long computerized sewing machines can last
Typically, a sewing machine can last 25 years or longer. However, care and sewing conditions can drastically shorten the life of any sewing machine, not just a computerized sewing machine. After some years it’s likely that vibration, hummidity, heat and other environmental factors affect the chips and wires in a computerized sewing machine more than a mechanical one, but, these can be replaced fairly cheaply.
Difference between a computerized and a regular sewing machine
A computerized sewing machine is programmable for repetitive tasks and a regular sewing machine is not. Computerized machines typically have more options and settings to fine tune results. Mechanical machines, on the other hand, require manual user input to perform the same tasks. Many digital machines don’t even require a foot pedal to control speed.
The sewing machine belt shifter – what it does
A sewing machine’s belt shifter is located on the lower part of the sewing machine and its function is to help remove the drive belt. Not all models have a drive belt, or a belt shifter, but for sewing machine models with a belt drive the shifter is needed for belt adjustment and removal.
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.
The sewing machines used for Project Runway
The Brother LB6770 PRW sewing machine was the first for Project Runway to feature embroidery. The CS8800PRW is also a Project Runway™ Limited Edition computerized sewing machine with many useful features that can be put to good use.