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My Top 5 Tips When Buying A New Sewing Machine

Thinking of investing in a new sewing machine? Make sure you read through my top tips before checking out...

Buying a new sewing machine can be a difficult task. So many options, so many reviews to read, how much should I spend?

I have over 12 years of experience selling sewing machines to customers and have always stuck to my "Right Machine For The Right Person" selling method. Machine selling with integrity! These are my top 5 tips for things to consider when buying a new sewing machine.

I genuinely hope it helps!

1. Try Before You Buy

Find your nearest sewing machine dealer (yes many do still exist!) and go visit them. Try out a range of machines from different brands (if possible) and different price points. You may not know you need a machine that can stitch the alphabet until you try it! Have a look on Google for your local dealer or visit a manufacturer's website as they often have their dealers listed. When you buy from a local dealer, not only are you supporting a local business, but you will often get more after sales support too. Sometimes you'll get training included so definitely ask. Also, many dealers also offer servicing, repairs and trade ins too.

If you don't have a local dealer, see if there are any sewing shows happening near you soon. Or treat yourself to a day trip to a show full of sewing goodies and delights!!! Check the exhibitor list before booking your tickets to check which manufacturers and/or dealers will be there. You can always call in advance to check what models they're planning to take with them.