All of you in the sewing world, I need your help! I have 2 sewing machines that were (so graciously) given to me. One is my Mother-in-laws (a Singer Stylist 543) and the other was my Grandmother’s (a Pfaff). Both models are older, between 10 and 25+ years old.
What I’m struggling with is should I use one of the older models or should I purchase a new one? Is there any huge difference in the way they operate now vs these older models? In it’s day the Pfaff was one heck of a machine and it even has a serger, but it’s still at least 25 years old. I know the newer machines have electronic components and I’m guessing they probably do a lot more for you and are simpler to use. Being new to sewing, I’m all about easier and simpler. But I’m wondering if those differences are really that significant or would it just make more sense to stick with what I’ve got.
I’m not trying to spend a ton of money and I don’t need some crazy fancy machine since I’m new to this. I just want to make drapes, pillows, table runners, mend some clothes, etc. I know I want a machine that isn’t super wimpy though since it will need to sew through many different types of fabrics. Super easy to use is a huge plus since I’m new at this. And so is available at Walmart since I have a gift card that I can use.
What machine do you have? What do you like/dislike about it? Have you used a new model or an older one? Differences? And what on Earth do you think I should do??
I would love your feedback on this one!