Computerization has been a boon to modern life. While everything looks and feels the same as a half century ago –houses, clothing, even cars—the digital world is so different. The way we spend our time with laptops, tablets, smart phones, etc. is a transformation of great proportion. Kids no longer play in the street or the park due to the draw of video games. Women buy their fashions online and men their athletic equipment. Watches, clocks, recording devices, kitchen appliances, TVs, shavers, sewing machines, etc. are all state-of-the-art wonders. Your toaster has an LED display and your refrigerator is programmable. It makes for a good life and everything seems to be easier and more fun. Smart boards in school start kids off early and once hooked, you can never go back to manual anything.
Right now I am looking at the newer next-generation of the best computerized sewing machines. The old words don’t mean the same thing. It is no longer a simple matter of pressing the foot peddle, turning on the little light, and setting the stitch dial. You need to be a high-tech whiz to make a simple garment. But it is so worth it. The computerized models do everything, saving you time and money, especially if you have a large family.
Women, for the most part, have the unenviable task of clothing themselves and the kids on a budget. The investment in a sewing machine is minimal considering the return. Costs are dropping as the technology evolves. Since growing children change sizes within months, learning the ropes of the new units is a good expenditure of time. A novice can become a pro in no time. They wouldn’t sell so many if this weren’t the case! DYI is big. Watch the Home and Garden network and see for yourself. Men are busy mending the roof, upgrading plumbing, and rewiring the house. Ladies, you have your role to play.
Brother and Singer are still top brands and the most popular. They consistently get good reviews for design and functionality. The options computerization enables are legion. Hundreds of stitches and embroidery patterns within easy reach. From $300 on special to over a thousand dollars, take your pick. You will have so much fun that the sewing machine will find a permanent place on a den table. You will love the couture-level workmanship you can produce, the professional buttonholes, and the perfect seams. Easy automatic threading is a boon. You don’t have to have an eagle eye anymore and super stable fingers. Plus, speed control is a breeze and bobbin making no longer a chore.
Which machine is a difficult decision as there are so many fine models from basic to professional grade. Read the features of the highest rated bestsellers. There is a reason why they are recommended. Buy for average usage unless you plan on opening a store. Often, there are bells and whistles you just don’t need. All in all, however, computerized sewing will change your life. Remember, software is included!