You can take it with you: Print out this free, two-page sewing machine shopping checklist (link below) with space for notes. This checklist is one part of the comprehensive buying guide detailed by Rachael Gilbert-Burns in “Sewing Machine Buying Checklist,” Threads #218, Summer 2022.
Rachael says she uses this systematic approach before investing in a machine. It “provides confidence in choosing a sewing machine,” she says. If you’re evaluating several machines, bring extra copies of the list so you can compare features between models. As the list provides a method for testing machines, you’ll know you’re making an informed choice when you finally decide to make a purchase.
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