I’m new to this whole thing and am actually trying to find the right machine for me. I found the chart made by thread magazine, and found it very usefull.. but.. being new at this there’s a few things that I don’t really get.. so I’ll write down my questions and maybe some wiser people than me can answer those they have an answer to ok ?
1- Buttonhole.. some machine have a 1 step automatic.. others a 4 steps manual.. and some 4 steps automatics.. I’m a clueless sort of person when it comes to figuring out mechanical-electronic stuff.. so if I want the easiest which one would it be ? do I loose on the quality of the button hole ?
2- presser feet… I’m gonna work on clothes.. and simple home stuff (light curtains.. maybe one day bedsheets table clothes and the like) They have presser feet in there that almost do the laundry and fold it.. if I have buttonholes.. and zipper stuff.. is that enough? the blin hem and satin stiches and stuff is it necessary ? I’m gonna work with silk when I get good enough.. (I luv silk pyjamas and boxers) so does that make a difference ?
3- Adjustable feed dog… what’s that ? is it necessary ?
4- stitches, I wanna be able to work with regular clothe fabric, with denim, with stretch and with silk.. what stitches do I look for ?
I won’t work with all of that right at first, but I want my machine to last me as long as possible as I’m living in California.. so free money isn’t raining.. *rolls eyes* nothing’s cheap in good old Bay area..
Thanks for any answers given.. I really greatly appreciate any help in my search for knowledge and wisdom.. heheheh seriously, any help is mucho appreciated..