Sewing machines have come a long way over the years. They are now more versatile than ever and offer many benefits to their users. Here are 25 benefits of using a sewing machine:
1. Saves money
The sewing machine has many advantages compared to other methods of sewing. First, it is not expensive. It can also sew different materials, such as cotton or satin. Another advantage is that you can use it anywhere there is electricity. For example, you can take the sewing machine with you when visiting family and friends who live in other cities.
Secondly, it is very convenient to use a sewing machine because this equipment requires no special skills or knowledge, which means anyone (young or old) can use it at any time. You do not need to make an appointment for specific times like tailoring centers; instead, you only need an hour to learn how to operate this device through various books and manuals available on the market nowadays.
3. Easy and fast
Sewing the clothes with a sewing machine is very easy and takes little time than hand-sewn clothes. For example, you do not need to thread the needle by yourself; instead, it has a built-in rotating hook that can pull the thread through each hole in one move. Besides, you only need to make two stitches (forward and backward) to complete each sewing step on your clothes. This saves much time for you.
4. Save Time
A good pair of jeans takes about an hour or so from start to finish when using a machine vs. several hours for hand stitching all the seems and finishing touches. That time can be spent on other things, such as working and making extra money to pay for the sewing machine you just saved yourself hours of work!
5. Easy to operate
Sewing machines are easy to use and control compared to other methods such as tailoring centers. Because there is no need for manual stitching, it saves much effort when sewing clothes. To sew a straight line only requires the adjustment of two knobs at the top of the device. As long as you move them in the corresponding direction, your clothes will come out perfectly sewn with straight lines without any mistakes made by human hands.
6. Eliminating mistakes in hand-sewing
There are many reasons people love sewing machines compared to other hand-sewing methods. First, it eliminates the opportunity for errors in manual sewing since this device does most of the work for you. For example, when using a sewing machine to sew clothes, you only need to place the pieces of fabric under the presser foot and push on the pedal. The device will do everything else!
7. Saves electricity
Another reason why people love using sewing machines is that it saves electricity compared with other methods such as tailoring centers that require electric fans or irons during hot summer days. It does not even take an hour to complete one round of sewn clothes because this equipment provides good ventilation through the metal body (which can be opened to allow air to pass).
8. Good ventilation
An advantage of using sewing machines is that it provides good ventilation. When working with other equipment such as tailoring centers, there are no spaces for air circulation inside the machine because human hands are directly involved in stitching clothes. However, this equipment allows unrestricted airflow between the upper and lower parts of the device through slots at the bottom. This feature does not increase electricity costs by operating fans or electric irons, making this device more environmentally friendly than other sewing methods.
9. Easy to store
Sewing machines are small devices that can be easily stored after finishing your work, unlike tailoring centers which include many tools/items needed for manual sewing. You only need a precise place to set the device, and you can free up working space for other jobs.
10. Enhances creative thinking
Sewing machines enhance creative thinking because it involves many steps such as planning, designing clothes on paper, cutting them based on the design, and finally stitching seams by using this equipment. Therefore, people can develop original clothing patterns using this machine compared to tailoring centers that involve manual stitching without any creativity needed from human minds.
11. Long life span
A new sewing machine has a long life span because its major components (i.e., motor and body) are made from metal instead of plastic/wood like those in tailoring centers. This metal allows the device to work continuously for many years without any repairs.
12. Easy to clean
Sewing machines are easy to clean because they have metal bodies that can be opened easily. Clothes will never stick or remain attached to any part of this equipment due to smooth surfaces that prevent fibers, dust, and dirt from catching during sewn clothes. There are no worn-out parts inside this equipment since all components are made from highly durable materials compared with tailoring centers built with plastic/wooden features that require replacement over time, mainly when used every day for long hours.
13. It Fits perfectly
When using a sewing machine, you only need to place the pieces of fabric under the presser foot and push on the pedal. The device will do everything else!
14. High speed during sewing
You can make handmade clothes faster with a sewing machine than manual sewing (i.e., using tailoring centers and hand-sewing). Sewing more quickly is an advantage because it allows you to finish your work earlier than expected, which gives you more time for other tasks such as planning, designing, cutting, and stitching clothes.
15. Uses thread clips
Sewing machines use thread clips instead of pins used in tailoring centers or hand-sewing processes, which require human hands to hold thread firmly while stitching clothes with needles repeatedly. Thread clips can be adjusted depending on the type and thickness of the thread.
16. Has a threader
This equipment has a threader to ease your work during sewing, mainly when you use thick or thin threads. The device automatically pulls the rope through eyelets which prevents broken lines because the machine pulls out an entirely threaded needle before starting its function, and it speeds up stitching!
17. Uses automatic needle threader
Sewing machines use automatic needle threaders instead of manual threading, which requires human hands to pull the thread through eyelets. This machine does that automatically for you! It saves time and prevents broken cables because the machine pulls out an entirely threaded needle before starting its function, and it speeds up stitching!
18. Has a speed controller
A maximum sewing speed can be adjusted on this equipment depending on your preference/need because there is no specific speed since each person has different clothes designs. You can sew clothes fast if needed without damaging fabric pieces during cutting or stitch sewn parts together by using low-speed controls available in most models of this device.
20. Easy to see tools
Sewing machines have large flat surfaces which allow you to easily view tools on the left or right of this machine. These are used for different purposes: needle threader, rethreading button, presser foot lifter, bobbin winding handle, etc.
21. Comes with a manual
A user’s guide is included when you buy this equipment, making it easy to understand how it works and its functions/features since sewing machines are relatively complicated compared with cloth cutting scissors or hand-sewing needles!
22. Low noise
This equipment is relatively quiet compared with manual sewing (i.e., using tailoring centers and hand-sewing), which produces loud sounds while stitching clothes due to vibrations caused by the needle moving up and down rapidly or while cutting pieces of fabric. With sharp scissors!
23. No back pain
Sewing machines are designed in a way that your hands, especially your thumb, wrist, and forefinger, will not feel tired during continuous use because this device allows you to select the right speed depending on the type of material used for clothes like light materials that require low rates or thick materials that need quick stitches to prevent tearing apart!
24. Uses high-quality thread
Sewing machines use high-quality cable, which is more resistant than un-waxed cotton threads used in tailoring centers and by hand sewers. The high-quality cable can be found in most stores where sewing machines are sold, so you do not need to worry when your device runs out of regular thread!
25. Has a puller
This equipment has a puller to ease your work during sewing, mainly when you use thick or thin threads. The device automatically pulls the thread through eyelets which prevents broken lines because the machine pulls out an entirely threaded needle before starting its function, and it speeds up stitching!