The correct choice of sewing sewing machines (maquinas de coser) is determined by several factors, among them, the type of sewing work that we are going to carry out, the time of use we are going to give it, the quality, the price, and others. We want to help you choose a machine that perfectly suits your needs.
First of all, you should know that there are two basic types of sewing machines (maquinas de coser): mechanical and electronic. Both works with an electric motor but in the first, the functions are adjusted manually through wheels and buttons, while the second has an electronic panel that allows programming.
The mechanics are ideal for people with little experience in sewing because they are easy to use, they are also cheaper. The electronic ones are more appropriate for experienced people because they have more functions, they are very precise and the quality of the sewing is greater.
The most important technical characteristics to take into account have to do with the type of stitch, the length, and width of the stitch and the positions of the needle. If you are doing simple sewing jobs, a basic sewing machine with a few stitches can work very well for you.
If, on the other hand, you devote a lot of time to sewing and carry out more ambitious projects, an electronic sewing machines (maquinas de coser) is more appropriate. They offer up to 225 types of stitches, lengths of up to 5mm and widths of 4mm, single-step eyelets, and up to 24 needle positions, greater versatility for more professional jobs.
As far as brands are concerned, the best known for their quality are Singer and Alfa, which offer different designs with different functions. Its popularity makes it very easy to buy and repair them when necessary.
Other characteristics to take into account are its weight, which should always be higher than 6kg because the opposite is an indicator of poor quality; and the engine power, which should not be less than 75w.