Mechanical Sewing Machines
Mechanical Sewing Machines are Machines that are not operated by electricity and are seen as being the more basic original sewing machine. These machines are not for the weak and need a lot of muscle power to keep them going. The wheel on he side of the machine is used to make the needle and bobbin move. These machines are not really manufactured anymore and are actually quite rare. The machines are perfectly fine for the average sewer working on a simple basic project.
Electronic Sewing Machines
Unlike the mechanical sewing machines these are powered by electricity (as the name suggests) the electricity is used to power a motor that moves the needle and bobbin. These machines are controlled using a foot pedal the same way you would accelerate in a car, The more pressure you put on the pedal the faster the machine will sew.
These are seen as the best sewing machines on the market as they are good for beginners and the more advanced sewers. These machines will have you up and running stitching patters in minutes and have you creating some beautiful work.
Computerised Sewing Machines
Computerised sewing machines are often used by the more advanced sewers. These machines come packed with a number of different features that are just not needed for everyday use. Computerised machines are often used in large production clothing that need advanced embroidery on the garments.
Overlockers are finishing machines, meaning that the everyday sewer will not really need one but they are recommended fr anyone who wants to make professional looking garments. These machines give a neat and very professional finish to the stitching and can sew a seam, finish an edge and trim excess fabric all in one go.