Originally Posted by Brewguy
I'm hoping to get some advice on a machine for my wife. We currently have a basic older machine that works ok. However as she is progressing in making things a newer model is needed. Some things I think she wants would be a zipper foot, button hole setting, serger foot, maybe double thread. I'm not positive what all those things do. She wants to make clothes, fleece, wool and so on for us and our kids. Also we'll use it for gear, if that matters.
Thanks for any advice.
Wherever you are in Pennsylvania, there must be fabric stores and people who sew. Your wife can find these people and get advice. The fabric stores may have knowledgeable staff, or not, but she can at least ask them. She can also ask the local people who are in sewing clubs and the like. A couple of weeks of asking questions and getting to know people will pay off quite well, I think.