Do you need a guilt-free excuse for upgrading your sewing machine? No one will be able to argue against these 10 excuses.
Most of us ladies will tell you “my sewing machine is just fine”. You don’t know what you are missing until you experience it. Could you up your game today and start enjoying your sewing experience sooner? Here are some great guilt-free excuses you can use.
Life is meant to be lived, not just survived. Be bold, go on an adventure today—with a sewing machine!💪
Your Sewing Machine Has an Exposed Belt
If you are sewing on an older sewing machine that you can see and change out your own sewing machine belt when it gets too stretched out…it’s time to buy a new sewing machine. These machines are from an era that has long been outlived by newer sewing machines. Back in the day, these were cutting-edge sewing machines. Today, these sewing machines usually are not worth plopping $100+ into them for cleaning. It would be better to put those same dollars toward a new machine.
You Have to “Help” it Get Started
If you find yourself sewing with your right hand on your sewing machine’s hand wheel to “help” it get started each time you step on the foot control, your machine is very tired. Tired machines need to be retired.
You Only Have Two Bobbins For Your Sewing Machines
If your bobbins are so unique you only have 2 bobbins left that you carefully rotate bobbin thread on to them…it’s time to buy a new sewing machine.
You Got Your Sewing Machine as a Graduation Present
If you are reading this, you might have received your sewing machine as a graduation present. Yes, depending on when you graduated 😉 your sewing machine could be way past its prime. It’s time to say goodbye to these sewing machines. They’ve been working hard, but they’re ready for a break. It’s time to start exploring new sewing machines today.
Your Sewing Machine Weighs a TON
If you groan every time you need to take your sewing machine somewhere because it is so heavy, you will find newer sewing machines are designed to be on the go. Treat yourself to a sewing class or a day sewing with friends when your new sewing machine is designed to be portable.
This is your day to find something more fun and creative than you’ve done before.
If You Haven’t Had it Serviced in 20+ Years
If you have not taken the time to service your sewing machine in a long time you might as well just treat yourself to a new sewing machine. Eliminate all the headaches of a neglected sewing machine, but jump into a new one sooner than later. Don’t spend any extra money on trying to revive an old sewing machine, it just will not be worth it in the long run. Take that amount you would have spent on a service and apply it to your new sewing machine.
Your Son or Daughter Refers to Your Sewing Machine as “Vintage”
If your own son or daughter is not drawn to wanting to sew on your sewing machine, it is time for an upgrade. Even youngsters know that using more up-to-date equipment is both more enjoyable and enticing. Anything with a screen, touchpad, or electronic buttons is going to call out to them “try me”! A new machine could be a benefit for something you both can do together.
The sewing Machine is Attached to its Original Cabinet
If you currently need to detach the sewing machine and all of its cords and foot control from a sewing cabinet, it’s time for an upgrade. New sewing machines are so much easier to move in and out of new sewing cabinets with ease. No more struggles with plugs, cords, and screws. When you upgrade to your new sewing machine upgrade your sewing machine cabinet too!
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
It Has a Card/Floppy Disk Slot
My first embroidery machine used the original embroidery cards that fit into the side of the machines…that was back in 1990!
Please note that there is not one sewing machine manufacturer that still supports embroidery machines with embroidery cards or better yet, floppy disks! If your embroidery machine has either one of these, it’s time to start thinking about upgrading your sewing machine/embroidery machine.
The embroidery hoop is only 4″ x 4″
That first embroidery machine of mine also only had an embroidery stitching field size of 4” x 4”. Again, most newer embroidery designs are larger than 4” square. These machines are very limited due to most embroidery designs being larger than 4” x 4”.
Upgrading Your Sewing Machine Today Could Be a Dream Come True
If you starting to feel your sewing machine is holding you back, you probably are long past due for a new sewing machine. It’s ok to replace that older sewing machine so you start enjoying sewing again. If your older sewing machine has sentimental value, it is also ok to keep it. You don’t need to just throw it out.
We highly recommend setting time aside to visit your local sewing machine retail stores and explore all the new options you might not have even known existed.
Don’t underestimate the power of a new sewing machine. Explore your options at your local store to find something that is just right for you.