Deciding on the right sewing machine to purchase can seem like a difficult task, but it is really much easier than it seems. Instead of putting the task off because it seems overwhelming, get out there and purchase one so you can start those projects that have been hanging over your head!
If you search the internet to read sewing machine reviews, you will find that almost any sewing machine can handle basic stitches, that different machines offer diverse stitch types, and that different machines are better for different tasks (embroidery, quilting, basic sewing, etc.). The reviews can help you decide which machines to begin looking at.
There are mechanical machines, which are somewhat cheaper, and electronic machines. Most times, retailers will allow you to try their machines out in the store to make sure that it is a good fit for you, and that it will be easy for you to use. Many times, retailers will also offer sewing lessons as part of the purchase package, so choosing a retailer is an important factor as well.
Decide what features you need, look into different retailers, read up on sewing machine reviews, and get that list of projects ready. Soon you will be driving away with the right machine for you!