What kind of sewing machine for me?
I have been sewing since high school. Am now sixty +. Majored in Home Economics in College, taught home ec before my children came along (many years ago). I have used my basic Singer which I received when I graduated from college (over 40 years ago), plus a serger, and a cheapie Necchi machine I purchased about ten years ago. I love to make clothes for my two little grand-daughters (1 year old and 3 months old) and for my grandson (7 years old). Also have made many window treatments for my home and for my childrens’ homes. Have made many Christmas tree skirts, bed skirts, etc. I love sewing. Now I have decided I would like to purchase a new sewing machine, and I have looked at a lot of models (computerized models) at many dealers. The dealers can not or will not give me any comparisons of their models to competitive models. I am very familiar with the old mechanical type sewing machine, but these new computerized models frighten me, but I think that they have some very impressive features. I have downloaded the Sewing Machine chart from Threads (on this website), but I am looking for some expert advice from users of Pfaff, Elna, Viking, Janome, you name it to perhaps get a better understanding of a good starting point to decide the best way to go. I am not into embroidering, so I assume I don’t need a sewing/embroidering machine (or should I consider one?). Any suggestions would be appreciated.