Additional Craft Information:
Sewing is a fun hobby, with a purpose, that not only has been around forever, but always will be. And just as technology has made it easier to do other things we enjoy, so it is with sewing. To think of it as just a hobby is doing it an injustice, as many people make their living using these machines, both male and female. Anyone who thinks that sewing machines are just for the female of the species is way off the mark.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
The improvements in sewing machines over the last few years has been tremendous. Nowadays it is possible to find excellent machines that will, for example, make buttonholes at the press of a button. Computerization has made machine embroidery a dream. And these are only two of the areas that have improved so much. There are machines that will set the tension for you, tell you what length of stitch to use, and so much more. There are even machines now which do not require the foot pedal for control, ideal for those of us who find getting the right pressure on the foot pedal difficult, for whatever reason!
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Even the size of the machine has improved immensely. At one time they were big heavy machines, which one thought twice about moving, and often if someone did a lot of sewing they would set up a room, or area in their home and just leave machine in situ.
Nowadays, even the most complex of machines is light and maneuverable, making it much easier to consider taking your machine out of the cupboard for that small job, knowing it will be no trouble to put away again.
The range of machines available now is extensive. You should consider exactly what the machine is going to be used for in order to purchase the right machine for you. Even so, opting to purchase a machine with some additional capabilities which your sewing practices could well develop into should be considered and is very much an option. Sewing machines are still a very much in demand piece of equipment for the home, which has kept the price of machines today very reasonable, especially with their vastly increased capabilities.