How long have you been sewing? What sewing projects do you have in mind?
Different people want to learn sewing for various purposes. Mostly, sewing skills could be used for repairing, resizing, and custom-fitting different kinds of clothes. But aside from that, sewing could be useful for various arts and crafts projects too!
Among creative art projects that you could make are costumes, table covers, and guess what? Plushies! These soft, cuddly, and cute stuffed toys are best for keeping for yourself, or a great gift to the people you value too! They are cute, economical, and often easy to make with the right skills and equipment.
- Sewing by hand
Some people could stitch plushies neatly by hand, but it could be quite the challenge. It’s hard to make perfect stitches with the same size and spacing by hand. If you do it wrong the first time, a not-so-neatly sewn plushie could be discouraging. If you love plushies so much and you plan on sewing high quality plushies that could surely brighten up a loved-one’s day, a good sewing machine is worth the investment!
- The perfect sewing machine –for plushies
Each sewing machine has it’s advantages and some drawbacks. High prices don’t always mean that they will always work for your plans, and there surely is a good reason for the ones with low cost. Acquiring the perfect sewing machine requires knowledge in what you’re paying for.
- Some relevant questions to ask before buying a sewing machine are:
What materials are you going to use?
We are talking about plushies here, and most plushies are made from think fabric, but who knows if you’d like to make one out of leather or other thicker materials, right? Most sewing machines for personal use are not designed for sewing in thick and heavy fabrics. So if you fancy using these kinds of fabric, or if you think that aside from plushies, you’d like to use the sewing machine for your denims, then a heavy duty sewing machine (that would cost higher) is worth the investment!
Is noise a big deal for you?
Some sewing machines are priced higher for their quiet mechanisms. Of course, a quiet sewing machine would always be better! But if you’re on a budget, you live alone, and don’t mind the noise, buying a good-quality sewing machine that makes some noise would be fine, right?
Do you need a lot of stitches?
Most of the fancier and more expensive sewing machines are equipped with more stitches, and could save the last stitch you used in its “memory”. You’ll mostly be using the straight and zigzag stitch, but if you’re into arts and crafts and you think more stitches will come in handy, you could go for the ones with more stitches! Stitches could make sewing fun, but take note that switching from one stitch to another might not be the most convenient too –depending on the sewing machine you’ll purchase.
All in all, the best sewing machine is ideally one that has everything you need and fits in your budget. Invest on one that would last you a long time! Most sewing machines could last for many years with proper care. Give it patience, and soon you’ll have the perfect partner for making plushies!