Sewing machines advance society and trade
Sewing machines revolutionized the garment industry by significantly increasing production capacity. The benefits to society and to trade were immediately noticeable as production of clothes increased and new design options became more widely available. They continue to allow the home tailor to save money and in many cases generate a viable income.
Bobbin case location on a sewing machine
Front loading bobbin cases are always located on the side of the sewing machine facing the user. Side loading bobbin cases are more rare on newer machines and are located below the needle plate. Note: front loading bobbin cases can be used on side loading machines but side loading bobbin cases, whether removable or inset, cannot be used with front loading sewing machines.
Sewing is a great marketable skill (and rewarding!)
Sewing is a great marketable skill to have. You can use it to repair your clothes, make new clothes or just enjoy it as a fun hobby. You never know when sewing skills might come in handy. Become proficient at sewing can also inspire you to learn other new skills by giving you the confidence to give them a try. Saving money isn’t the only reason to consider learning to sew.
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.
Janome is a well known brand of sewing machine
Janome and Brother are likely the most widely known brands of home sewing machine. Yes, Janome is a good brand, but to determine if it’s the best brand for your needs consider your budget, your experience and what you plan to do with your Janome machine. Each and every sewing machine model has it’s own slight benefits and drawbacks, choose accordingly.
How long you should expect a Janome sewing machine to last
If you buy your Janome sewing machine from an authorized Janome dealer you are guaranteed that it will last as long as it’s warranty. That’s just the minimum life expectancy. There is no reason a Janome machine can’t last for decades if used as instructed and properly maintained, they are durable machines. Tip: When buying a Janome sewing machine on Amazon make sure the seller is an authorized dealer!
You can teach yourself to use a sewing machine
Learning to sew with a sewing maching is not difficult. As with any task, learning how to use a sewing machine can be accomplished by anyone with patience and a little guidance. Sometimes a good manual and practice is enough to become an expert home tailor, eventually. Ask questions, have confidence and give it your best effort, you just might uncover some hidden talent with enough practice.
The best type of sewing machine for home use
Cost aside, the best type of sewing machine for home use is determined by your skill level and what you plan to sew. For light duty sewing by a begginer a machine like the Janome MOD-19 is an excellent choice.
With minimal experience a good even stitcher such as the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 is a good choice. For the more experienced tailor the Janome HD1000 works well, especially with heavier fabrics.
What to do with the bobbin when done sewing
Unless you plan to continue with the same sewing project at a later time it’s best to clean up your workspace when done for the day. You can leave the bobbin in the machine for next time but, my personal preference, is to place it on the bobbin winder. Odds are you”ll be needing a different color of thread for the next project.
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.