Whether you are an experienced sewer, or you are just getting into the craft, the right sewing machine can be one of the most valuable investments you make. However, sewing machines do come with a lot of misinformation and assumptions that are not based on fact at all. Here are a few of those most common misconceptions.
Myth: Machines that are capable of different stitch formations are a lot larger than most.
Fact: While it is true that the first sewing machines that could offer more than a couple types of stitching were a lot bigger, this is actually not the case with modern sewing machines. Many boast integrated computer interfaces that allow for stitch formations to be changed with just the push of a button. The needle housing is designed to adjust accordingly without having to completely be changed out and readjusted.
Myth: At most, you can only expect a modern sewing machine to last a few years.
Fact: If you take a look around at antique stores or secondhand shops, you will not have a difficult time finding a sewing machine still hanging around that was made decades ago. However, when top companies started to transition from the heavier metal machines to less expensive, much more lightweight designs, sewing machines got a bad reputation for breaking down after a few short years. Unfortunately, this myth still hangs around today -- even with high-end models that come with extended warranty plans right from the retailer.
Myth: The more complex the machine, the harder it is to maintain it over time.
Fact: It does not matter if you have a high-tech sewing machine capable of embroidery, surging, and seven-stitch, maintenance to these machines usually involves the same process. In fact, sewing machines that are used in industrial settings are typically maintained only through simple practices achieved by workers on a daily basis, such as lubrication and cleaning. At-home models are much the same in the fact that as long as thy are being used properly, maintenance is not that big of a hassle, regardless of the complexity it boasts.
When it comes down to it, it is always best to consult with the sewing machine manufacturer about questions you have about the model of machine you own. You can get much more out of a machine that you know everything about. Misconceptions can get in the way of everything from buying the right model to taking care of it over time,
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