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Sewing machines and their characteristics.
What is a sewing machine?
A sewing machine is a machine that allows sewing or joining textile material with thread.
The parts of the machine that allow it to perform its function are the motor, the spinning system, and one or more needles.
With these three components, you have almost infinite possibilities to create, ranging from simple arrangements to making your clothing designs.
That features do the sewing machines at Creator Studio have?
We assure you that at Creator Studio you will find the perfect machine that suits all your needs, we offer both Brother sewing and embroidery machines. Brother is a very reliable brand and has a variety of options, both in models and accessories; all with the best features and the best quality.
Why buy a Brother sewing or embroidery machine?
It is a brand with a very good position in the market for the quality of all products and accessories. It has a wide variety of mechanical, computerized, and embroidery machines that complement each other.
Creator Studio offers sewing courses with Brother professionals, who besides knowing perfectly all the machines, they are trained in the best and newest techniques.
Types of sewing machines
There are two types of sewing machines: mechanical and electronic, which differ in whether or not they have an electronic panel instead of analog buttons.
Both machines have one or several motors that allow them to operate. No human energy is required, unlike the first machines that existed and used electric energy.
They include an electric motor that is in charge of moving the whole mechanism of the machine, replacing the human energy of classic machines.
To use the functions of each machine, such as thread tensioning, stitch length setting, threading, it is selected utilizing knobs or mechanical wheels, all manually.
This is a simpler type of machine. Ideal for those who want a sewing machine for beginners and people who want to start doing simple sewing work.
The main difference between electronic mechanical machines is that they have an electronic panel, which regulates all the functions of the machine. They are much more precise than mechanical machines and have more functions.
Pros and cons
Ideal for beginners
Cheaper to buy
Relatively easier to use
Better sewing quality, due to the electronic system.
More functions: designs, types of stitches, and types of buttonholes.
They have more technology
Sewing quality may be perceived as lower.
Without being obsolete, they fall short to meet the needs of more experienced sewers.
Can be difficult for beginners to operate.
They are more expensive
Their use may require a little more practice.
And now, which machine should I choose?
First, whether it is for simple use for only small arrangements, or to give life to your textile creations, always keep in mind that you are making a good investment, because whatever your needs are, no matter if you end up choosing a mechanical or electrical machine, it will not become obsolete.
Now, we suggest you consider the following points:
The use you will give to the machine.
This is the most important point to consider, and you shouldn’t think only about the present, but also about the future.
Are you going to use it constantly? Do you know or are you looking to learn more techniques? Do you only want it to make basic alterations or to modify your garments?
Having clear the use you would give to your machine, you can decide which machine you should buy or by which one you could update the one you already have.
If the decision is only to make alterations, you should choose a simple mechanical machine. On the other hand, if you want to enter the world of sewing, even if you do not have much knowledge, we suggest that you invest in a mechanical sewing machine with many functions or an electronic one. Having more options is always better, and if you have already decided to exploit your creativity in this way, is better to start with an extra set of functions, that little by little you will learn how to use as an expert.
Now that you know the use you are going to give to your new machine, the next important part to consider for your choice is:
Some machines have more stitch types than others, the simple ones have up to 8 stitches and the most complete ones up to 200 or more.
At this point, is important to know the use you will give to your machine; the machines with few stitches are enough if you only want to make simple repairs; otherwise, opt for one with a greater number of stitches, as you advance and get to know your new machine, you will see that it will cover all your needs and it will motivate you to learn new ways for using each stitch type.
Stitch length and width
You can change the distance between each stitch (stitch length) and the width of the stitches, these options are available on both mechanical and electronic machines.
The stitch length is to be changed, for example, according to the material we use, if it is a thick material we must use a longer stitch, if it is a thin material, a shorter stitch is required.
When it comes to sewing techniques, a stitch width serves in many ways, from a satin stitch which is a closed zig-zag, to a decorative stitch. It varies according to the intended use given to the stitch, such as sewing a bias stitch, reinforcing a zipper, or for free embroidery purposes.
This point is important if you plan to make several garments that require buttonholes. The buttonholer function is included in the machines, it consists of creating buttonholes and fit the size of the button you plan to place.
There are machines that by changing the presser foot, make the buttonhole to the size of the button, but require certain movements of the fabric that you must control, usually the electronic ones make the buttonholes in one step.
Remember that, to leave an open space for the button to pass through, you must cut the fabric after sewing the button.
The basic needle positions for home machines are left, center, and right hand and they vary depending on which stitch type is to be used. The needle positions define everything, from sewing a zipper, button, to quilting and doing patchwork.
Brother Machines are worth it
If you buy a Brother sewing machine, you have the certainty of acquiring a quality product, which is backed by the brand name and have the support of having a warranty. It is always better to invest when the product is of a recognized quality brand.
In case of breakdown or loss of any of the machine’s parts, you can always count on the support of Creator Studio and Brother itself.
Weight and quality
The weight can be related to the quality, because the lighter it is, the more likely it is that the internal components are of poor quality, or not as durable as you may expect.
This is an important point, especially if you have already defined the use you are going to give to your machine. For instance, if it has low power, it will not allow you to sew thick materials. The machines that you find in Creator Studio have enough engine power to sew thick fabrics, even those that we recommend for basic repairs.
Accessories in Brother sewing and embroidery machines
From the basic Brother models, we always count on the following fabric pressers:
- J: universal
- N: for buttons
- I: for buttonhole fasteners
- R: invisible hems
- We also have overlockers, quilting pressers, and Teflon pressers.
In the embroidery machines, the embroidery foot and the hoops will always be present according to the different models.
- For sewing machines:
- Feet for invisible zipper
- Over foot with blade
- Ruffle foot
- Foot for saddle stitches
- Flatbed embroidery machines.
- Hoops of different sizes
- In embroidery machines model PRS:
- Cap hoops
- Continuous embroidery hoops
- Quilting hoops
- Hoops for tennis and tie
- Tubular hoop
- Jumbo hoop
- Border hoop
- Small hoops.
In Creator Studio you can find the right sewing machine that meets your needs and exploit your creativity. Always hand in hand with us.