I’d always enjoyed making clothes for my kids and the old Singer sewing machine that had been passed down from my Mother to me had always performed flawlessly, until the day that it simply stopped. I took it in to the dealership for repairs and was sadly told that due to its age the spare parts were simply not available any more. The time had come for me to look for a new sewing machine. The challenge was that I wasn’t familiar with what was in the market and I needed to be sure that the machine that I bought was within budget and would provide years of solid performance.
So I was on the lookout for where I could find the best sewing machine reviews. I wasn’t going to spend a cent until I was sure I was buying quality and reliability. As a first step I went and bought the latest edition of the sewing magazine that I read to get patterns and other information. That had a couple of great reviews in it, however I wanted more information – preferably from ordinary people who were using their sewing machines on a regular basis.
I eventually found what I needed on the Internet, from two different sources. One was a sewing and home crafts focused forum and chat room where I could speak to other people in real time and get their ideas of what machine would best suit my needs and the other was on Amazon.com. I like browsing through the Amazon product pics because you can usually find great reviews from average people who use the products on a daily basis. Using the Internet also allowed me to visit other specialist websites where I could get more information about the various choices that were available to me and also do direct price comparisons between the various alternatives.