buying a sewing machine &comp/elec/mech?
I am returning my Brother PE 400D now because I have much more fun sewing than embroidering; I am going to buy a nice sewing machine instead (under $400). Does anyone have any suggestions for someone who wants to buy a machine that has:
1. speed level adjuster- so you don’t need a foot pedal (most important)
—by the way, if you can sew without using the foot pedal, does that mean the machine has “electronic spped control” or “electronic foot control”-?
2. automatic needle threader
3. a few decorative stitches, and 20 or less utility stitches
4. drop- in bobbin
5. bobbin winder
Also, Does anyone know what the difference between mechanical, electronic, and computerized sewing machines is? Does it mean the sewing machine has certain features?
I would appreciate any input or ideas!
Edited 5/7/2003 2:01:14 AM ET by Buddy