What sewing machine should I get?
December 6, 2012 10:01 AM Subscribe
What sewing machine would you recommend for a photographer?
posted by StimulatingPixels to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've decided to see if I can make better (or at least more customized) camera bags, lens holders and light modifiers than are available in the mass market. So, I need a sewing machine.
I took a two hour sewing class at the local fabric store. I'm now relatively confident that I won't sew my hand to the machine. This has given me the confidence to jump in and see what I can do, but I really don't know what I'm looking for.
I won't be do anything fancy, but apparently need one that's relatively powerful in order to punch through heavier canvas fabrics I'll be using. I'd rather not spend a fortune, but I'm a big fan of quality tools. I have no problem spending a little more money if that saves me from the frustration of using a poor tool. Any guidance and recommendations you can offer would be greatly appreciated.