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Sewing with Cuddle®: Side-By-Side Sewing Machine Comparison

Sewing with Cuddle®: Side-By-Side Sewing Machine Comparison

As we’ve shown for the past five seasons of Sew Together Tuesday, we’re firm believers that anyone — regardless of experience — can enjoy sewing with Cuddle®!

While small tools like stilettos, pins and clips (and practice, of course) can make the experience a bit easier, sewing with minky fabric doesn’t take a complete overhaul of your sewing room — your existing set up will likely work just fine!

See Related: A Beginner’s Guide to Cuddle® Minky Fabric

This week our National Educator Teresa Coates breaks down the biggest variable, the sewing machine, and how machines at most price points can (and do!) sew Cuddle® without issue.

She’s gathered four sewing machines from her studio, ranging from a vintage Singer Featherweight to a top-tier Baby Lock, to compare their capabilities and features side-by-side — straight stitch versus zig zag stitch, how many layers it can sew through, portability, etc. She discusses the benefits of a walking foot, and the correct thread and needle to use, as well. 

No matter if you have an affordable machine, vintage machine or a state-of-the-art machine, once you catch the Cuddle® bug, there’s no turning back!

Featured Sewing Machines

Singer Featherweight

Walking foot not included
Zig zag foot not included
Straight stitch only
Lower end of the price range

Bittersweet Quilt Shop

The Featherweight Shop 

Janome Sewist 780DC

Walking foot not included (approx. MSRP: $60)
Straight, zig zag and serpentine stitches included
Mid-range

Learn more about Janome machines, here.

BERNINA 535

Walking foot not included (approx. MSRP: $200)
Straight, zig zag and serpentine stitches included
Higher end of the mid-range

Learn more about Bernina machines, here.

Baby Lock Crescendo

Digital Dual Feed included
Straight, zig zag and serpentine stitches included
Higher end of the price range

Learn more about Baby Lock machines, here.

Video: A Sewing Machine Guide to Sewing with Cuddle® Minky Fabric

Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on June 8 to share her side-by-side sewing machine comparison.

Can't make it? Check back here at 12 pm pacific after her live video concludes for the embedded on-demand video.

 

If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.

Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.

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Written by Michael Nystrom
Michael Nystrom is the Inbound Digital Content Manager at Shannon Fabrics. He is a two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher, USC Trojan and self-proclaimed breakfast burrito connoisseur. When not swimming, cycling or running (or writing about all things fabric), he’s out catching some waves or chasing his dog, Dingo.
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