There are some basic tools and supplies you will need to get started. Of course, you will need a sewing machine. There are a few specifics I think you should look for when searching for a machine to purchase. The first thing I would look for is a machine that has the capability of making a buttonhole.
Using the correct needle, thread and bobbin when sewing is very important in producing quality stitches for your projects. In this section I’ll discuss the basics of these three components, which will be used in your machine. I will advise you that using inexpensive low quality needles, thread and bobbins can also have an unfavorable affect on your machine. It may also give you unnecessary headaches. Low quality needles, thread and bobbins can cause a multitude of errors while you sew, including skipped stitches, bad tension, thread breakage, thread wadding in the bobbin and so many more errors I hope you never encounter.
It’s difficult to give a lot of suggestions as to what machine you should buy, but I would recommend that you set your price range. For a beginner spending $100 to $300 is a fair recommendation. There are a few specifics I think you should look for when searching for a machine to purchase. The first thing I would look for is a machine that has the capability of making a buttonhole. Not just any buttonhole, but an “all-in-one” step buttonhole.