A Good First Sewing Machine
The Pfaff Hobby 1142 and Pfaff Hobby sewing machines are sturdy and reliable, easy to use for beginners, and would be appropriate as a first sewing machine for your children or grandchildren.
One example in the series, the Pfaff Hobby 1142, is a sewing machine with more features than you would expect on an entry level machine, making it a good choice for people who are seriously interested in sewing.
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While it’s important that a beginning sewing machine be simple enough to learn on, sewists who enjoy sewing, quickly outgrow a very basic machine.
The Pfaff Hobby 1142, a bit higher in cost than some of the more basic sewing machines, is worth the extra investment if you think you might just get excited about sewing!
Pfaff Hobby 1142 Sewing Machine
The Pfaff 1142 is built on the same body as the entry level Pfaff 1122, but it is just a little more advanced.
The 1142 has a one-step buttonhole (great if you plan on doing buttonholes), 23 stitches (up to 5mm width), a pressure foot adjustment (to insure even feeding) and an integrated needle threader. This makes the model 1142 very easy to thread, a real plus for serious sewers!
The only negative is that this sewing machine will go FAST! Beginners will have to control their own speed, and, at least in the very beginning, they should take it easy and go slowly.
The Hobby series includes the more basic models, Pfaff 1122 and Pfaff 1132.
All of the machines in this group offer oil free maintenance—a nice feature! No more oil stained fabrics or worrying that you oiled every single little oil hole!
If you’re looking for you’re an entry level sewing machine, don’t overlook this Pfaff sewing machine series. You’ll be buying quality at an affordable price, and these sewing machines are good value for the dollar!
Here are some other high quality entry level sewing machines: