Are you looking for an outlet for your creativity? Why not find a sewing machine for sale? With a sewing machine you can make your own clothes or sew clothes for friends. With plenty of reliable brands available in South Africa it is easy to find second hand sewing machines at affordable prices.
Singer sewing machines and Elna sewing machines are well-known in South Africa. Manufacturing both industrial and domestic machines, Singer sewing machines are usually known for their high quality. Ranging from cast iron flatbed machines to free arm aluminium machines, Singer also offers a range of overlockers and embroidery machines to choose from.
Elna sewing machines are another popular option for South African sewing enthusiasts. Offering a range of sewing machines, the Elna brand made its debut back in 1940 with the Elna #1 – a portable machine featuring an electronic motor and free-arm. Today, the brand is active on more than sixty countries.
Brother, Bernina and Empisal machines also offer a reliable performance. Here is an overview of some of the models that are offered by top brands.
Brother Sewing Machines
Brother sewing machines deliver a trustworthy performance. Fast and reliable, the Innov-V3 completes 1050 stitches in a minute. Another advantage to owning an Innov-V3 is that it offers a 180x300mm embroidery area. When you are using this machine you can choose between 227 built-in designs. There are also 14 fonts available.
If you want to get creative and embroider your own designs, you can use the USB port to transfer your images. The Innov-V3 Brother has a 1023KB memory capacity. A highlight of this model is its 7 inch colour LCD display. The automatic needle threader adds to the convenience of the Innov-V3. It also features a clock as well as sleep mode. If you are doing embroidery work, this is the machine for you.
Bernina Sewing Machines
With Bernina sewing machines you can let your imagination soar. Not only can you buy capable sewing machines from Bernina, there are also accessories and useful software available. Bernina has an international reputation for excellence. The Swiss machines combine tradition with innovation. Their attractive design adds to their appeal. Bernina sewing machines deliver a precise performance.
If you are looking for quality, finding a Bernina sewing machine for sale is a good choice. The Bernina 880 is a popular option. This sewing machine boasts fully automatic features. The pressure foot adjusts itself automatically. For added convenience, the B880 cuts the thread when a seam is completed. All you need to do is push a button and the needle will automatically be threaded. Sewing is made easy with the 880 model. The 880 boasts 1764 built-in stitches so that you can find the stitch that meets your requirements exactly.
When it comes to embroidery this machine offers 400 designs. To customise your design you can choose between 12 fonts. A highlight of this model is its state-of-the-art colour touchscreen. The Stitch Designer allows you to design your own stitches. An alarm clock and eco mode are two features of this model.
Empisal Sewing Machine
When it comes to finding a quality sewing machine for sale, Empisal is a great choice. An Empisal sewing machine will help you to unlock your creativity. The electronic EES10 offers 40 built in stitches.
Other highlights of this model are its thread cutter, digital display screen and needle threader. The soft machine cover offers your machine protection when it is not in use. Its carry handle makes it easy to move from one room to another. The EES10 has a deep feed lever, horizontal spool pin and top load bobbin case.
Sewing Tips for the Beginner
To get you started here are some handy sewing tips for beginners. Once you have everything that you need, you will need to learn how to sew a straight line. You can start by practicing with a piece of material that is folded in half.
Thread your sewing machine and bobbin. Your machine should be set to average sized stitches. Put your material below the presser foot. Make sure that the material edge is lined up with the presser foot edge. Now you are ready to lower the presser foot and needle so that they touch the fabric.
Put some pressure on the pedal to start sewing. Stitch 2 cms forward before selecting the reverse button to sew backwards over the stitching. This process helps to secure your stitching.
Next you will carry on sewing forward until you come to the end of the material. A handy tip is to use some tape to make sure that you sew in a straight line.
To finish up, release the pedal, lift up the presser foot and take out your material. All you need to do now is to cut the thread and you have learnt the very basics of sewing. If you don’t want to lose your place while turning corners you can leave the needle in the material while rotating the material at the same time.
From Brother and Elna sewing machines, to Empisal and Elna sewing machines, Junk Mail is a great place to shop. If you are just starting out in this hobby, be on the lookout for second hand sewing machines before investing in a more expensive model.