SewingMachineMatches.com was born from a suggestion by my friend Julie, a fellow quilter.
She was ready for a new quilting sewing machine but is extremely busy. I had more time to look for/research a machine than she did.
I suggested two models, one somewhat jokingly. Well, that's the one she ended up buying. :-) And here it is... Julie's Janome M7 Continental Professional. Isn't it a beauty!
My friend Julie was certain that other sewers needed information about what sewing machine to buy.
It took me several months to gather the information on 200+ (and counting) sewing machines. Then, SewingMachineMatches.com was born.
Hello, I'm Wanda and I publish SewingMachineMatches.com. My goal is to match you with your best sewing machine, or machines, that match your sewing needs. And let's face it, wants!
I have owned a sewing machine since the age of 13 or 14. My cousin Priscilla showed me how to make a pair of pants (green and white check seersucker fabric) the summer between seventh and eighth grades.
In eighth grade I took home economics and we learned to sew. Yeah, when I learned to sew they still taught it in school. :-)
That year for Christmas my mother bought me a Singer Stylist 553.
I still have it. Yes, it still works!
Through the years I have used it to sew clothes and make baby quilts. Today I use a different machine and primarily for quilting. (Check out my site on quilt blocks if you need ideas for making quilts.)
Currently, I have five sewing machines. Each bought for different reasons.
The machine I purchased is the Baby Lock Jazz II, which I bought for its 12 inch throat (the space from needle to the machine tower). The large space makes quilting a quilt easier!
But back to you... How do I match you with your best sewing machine?
I research sewing machines currently available by sewing machine makers and enter the sewing features data into a database. Next, I assess the needs of specific sewers - beginners, quilters, dress or fashion makers, bag makers, etc. - match the two and produce comparison reports.
Sewists like yourself are then able to compare a number of machines by different manufacturers (brands) and make a buying decision.
Most of your research is done for you! Use the time saved to sew more.
You're welcome. :-)
Happy sewing machine shopping!