Sewing Machine Quest
Hello, I am new to the Gatherings forum. I am on the hunt for a new machine. Just went to look at the Pfaff 2020. I would like some feedback on Pfaff in general and the 2020 specifically. This is the first machine I have looked at only because the dealer is nearby. My current machine, “Old Paint”, is a Kenmore circa 1972. I want to be able to sew clothing, costumes, thinner leather, jean material and decorationg materials including tapestry. I like sewing on specialty fabrics, too. I have a 4 thread Serger that is about 12 years old, also. I would appreciate any hints or suggestions.
Did you check out the comparison chart on the Threads site? Go to the home page and scroll down--you'll find a link. Although these machines are called "basic", there are many levels of "basic" represented in the comparison, including some nice computerized machines with a lot of useful features.
There are two places to start when you're shopping for a machine: your budget, and your needs. You'll eventually need to find something that will satisfy both, but it's up to you to decide where to begin your search. If your budget it strictly limited, don't spend a lot of time playing around with machines that are much too expensive--and don't let anyone talk you into something that you really don't think you'll need. Most of what you describe sewing can be done on a pretty basic model, actually, but you might want to take test swatches and see how well your specialty fabrics feed. Fabric feed can make quite a difference in how easily you can handle some materials.
Etc. etc.--you'll get lots of suggestions from other folks, I'm sure. Have fun--sewing machine shopping can be a blast!
Thank you for your comments. You are correct it is fun to search out the right machine.
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