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If you need to fix a hole in your clothes but you balk at spending money on an expensive tailor, getting a sewing machine may save your wallet in the long term while helping your wardrobe in the short term. By purchasing a device, you can also save many hours of manual labor. However, before you can sew patches onto your broken garments or embroider designs on outerwear, be prepared to learn some of the terms that will allow you to pick an appliance which will last you many years. Here are three terms to review before you buy from a dealer.

  • Needle - Different from your standard needles by putting the eye closer to the point, the sewing machine needle is designed to quickly stitch together pieces of fabric together. Different needles are useful for different jobs- a needle that is thin and sharp, which makes it perfect to repair rips in garments or to join cloth swatches together. Crewel needles have larger eyes to hold thicker thread to embroider with.
  • Bobbin - A small accessory which holds fibers to be used in sewing. The bobbin dispenses the thread while the appliance is running and is usually held in a reservoir under the needle. Many appliances have spindles to fix the bobbin to before spinning filaments onto it for use.
  • Pedal - A foot-controlled mechanism which varies the speed at which the appliance runs. Due to the connected nature of the pedal, applied light pressure results in slower speeds and vice versa. If your pedal is malfunctioning, it may adversely affect your ability to sew, so it is important that your dealer can repair it.
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    Tops Vacuum & Sewing Inc
    30135 Us Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33761
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    (727) 787-7043
     
    User Review: "I stopped in to get bags for my vacuum (you can't buy them in the big stores anymore) and was surprised how clean it was..." - Kim (FL)
    Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore
    9605 South Us Hwy. 17-92, Maitland, FL 32751
    The Sewing Studio Fabric Superstore is proud to offer a full line of Babylock and Brother sewing machines and sergers. Whether you are looking to start your own embroidery business or need a machine
    (407) 831-6488
    Bernina Sewing Centre Inc
    3593 Lake Emma Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746
    Bernina Sewing Centre has been serving our friends and neighbors in Central Florida for over 16 years. We carry the finest sewing machines on the market with prices to meet all budgets.
    (407) 805-9300
    Sewing Machine & Vacuum Sales & Service
    2316 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803
    (863) 666-2116
    Fabric Warehouse
    3030 N Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805
    (863) 680-1325
    Heartfelt Quilting & Sewing
    365 5th St Sw, Winter Haven, FL 33880
    (863) 299-3080
    Tampa Bay Sewing Center
    11215 Causeway Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
    (813) 651-0495
    Bernina Pfaff Sewing Center
    768 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL 33511
    (813) 655-8909
    Viking Sewing Gallery
    4801 W Irlo Bronson Memorial H, Kissimmee, FL 34746
    (407) 396-1899
    Clermont Sewing & Quilting
    741 W Montrose St, Clermont, FL 34711
    (352) 243-4568
    Cypress Vac & Sew
    3830 Sun City Center Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573
    (813) 634-8793
    Keep Me In Stitches
    14833 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
    (813) 908-3889
    Blossom Industrial Sewing Machine Inc
    10706 Gardenwood Rd, Orlando, FL 32837
    (407) 896-3052
    Keep Me In Stitches
    4237 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
    (813) 282-1526
    Tampa Bay Sewing Center
    12635 Citrus Plaza Dr, Tampa, FL 33625
    (813) 792-1855


    One of the first sewing machines was patented in 1790 but wasn't as functional as modern machines. A more functional and working sewing machine was later invented in 1830 to better assist tailors with faster machines to work with in their garment factories. In 1905, electric sewing machines were used more often and much later in the late 1970s, the first fully programmable computerized sewing machine appeared. Sewing machine dealers sell everything from small portable machines to industrial size equipment machines. Some companies may specialize in home machines, others in the larger sizes. Dealers may sell to craft shops, companies or the general public. They also act as suppliers of parts and thread. Some dealers sell used machines as well as, or instead of, new ones. Used machines include antique machines, some of which are manually operated by foot pedals instead of being electronic. Others may sell specialized machines for embroidery or quilting purposes. The most modern sewing machines are computerized and may be programmed with special stitches or even entire embroidery patterns. This includes almost all industrial and commercial machines. Suppliers of thread are likely to also sell needles, patterns and other parts. These dealers may also sell machines, or they may be specialized accessory dealers. Buying directly from a dealer may get a better price than going to a craft shop or retail outlet. Antique sewing machines are seldom sold for use, although some folk crafters prefer them. They are also sometimes converted to furniture. It can sometimes be hard to find parts for very old machines.
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