How should I shop for a sewing machine?

Determine your needs. What are you going to be doing with the sewing machine? Write down the primary reason you are purchasing the machine. Under the primary reason, write down all of the functions the machine must have to accomplish your goal. Once you have developed the above list make a secondary list of "like to haves". These are functions that you would like to have but are not essential to achieving your ultimate goal. It is easy to walk into a store and become switched to machines that have many bells and whistles. If you know your goals before

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