After Susan posted on Wednesday about her coverhem machine, there were some follow-up questions and comments that we thought we might as well expand upon in a new post.
We thought we’d answer these questions in two segments. First, we’ll explain what each sewing machine does, then we’ll talk about when it would be appropriate to purchase each one. And this discussion will be done in the most informative way possible, so if you’re looking for a dose of humor, skip along.
So, to answer the first question, “What does each machine do?” let’s go way back to the basics. We’re not trying to insult anyone’s intelligence here, but we do hope that this will be a useful post for people just starting out.
First, a sewing machine.
This one is obvious. It produces a stitch that holds two fabrics together. When you look at the wrong side of the seam though, you’ll see these pesky little leftover bits called seam allowances: