How To: Buy and Use Your First Sewing Machine

Hands down, the most popular question that ManMade readers email me (other than: I wanna make my boyfriend/husband/partner/brother/son something for X holiday. What should I do?) is from guys interested in buying and learning to use their first sewing machine. Usually, I have a little spiel I do about buying old metal machines with simple stitches. And now, I’ll throw a link to this helpful little article.

“If you’ve never owned one, sewing machines can seem daunting.Don’t let uncertainty keep you from getting started on all those sewing projects you’ve thought about. These days, you can easily find a user-friendly machine in a reasonable price range. Using it is a matter of pacing yourself, reading directions, and knowing when to get help.”

Tips for Buying & Using Your First Sewing Machine