Machines we recommend (links to Amazon)
Entry level sewing machine at a reasonable price
High-speed machine for more experienced sewers.
Sews through heavy materials such as denim, leather, canvas.
Basic electronic machine at a budget price point.
Electronic machine that can handle fabric from knits to denim.
Features include one-step buttonhole function, automatic threader and speed control.
Our favorite sewing supplies
Tailor's chalk--for transferring markings from patterns to fabric
Chalk wheel dispenser--refillable powdered chalk marker is great for making fine lines
Mark-B-Gone pen--disappears with water for marking light-colored fabrics