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After kids and adults sew at Sew Studio, they often go home and want a sewing machine of their own! We are so happy we are inspiring creativity and fostering a love for the art of sewing.


Below is some information to help you set up a sewing room of your own.

This is the machine that we use at Sew Studio. 

Brother SQ9185 and SQ9285.


If you are looking to buy a new machine, here is a list of features we feel are good for kids and beginners:

1) Presser Foot Sensor 

If you forget to lower your presser foot before you sew, it will beep and will not sew until you lower it. This is great because sewing without your presser foot down can cause jams in your machine.

2) Drop in Bobbin

It is easier to insert this kind of bobbin than the traditional bobbin. You can also see if your bobbin thread is low before you start to sew.

3) Needle Up, Needle Down Button

It can be difficult to remember which way to turn the hand wheel to move the needle up or down. This button eliminates the need to turn the hand wheel completely.

4) Needle Position

This machine always finishes the stitch it is sewing so the needle ends in the fabric. This helps with holding your place when you take your foot off of the pedal and also helps with turning corners.

5) Speed Control Slide

The slow speed is helpful for very beginners, the middle is appropriate for all levels, the fast is great for comfortable sewers.

6) Reverse Button

The reverse stitch is important and it is very easy with this button. It eliminates the need to hold a lever and press the pedal at the same time.

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Everyone loves our robotic iron! 

Here it is if anyone is interested.

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Oliso Smart Iron

(5 varieties!)

It seems our machine is getting harder to find! Here are some others with some of the features that you might like.

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Sewing Accessory Ideas

-Cutting Scissors

-Thread snipping Scissors

-Pins and/or Sewing Clips

-Pin Cushion or Magnet

-Fun Fabrics (fat quarters are quick and easy to pick up and are great for crafts!)

-Rotary Mat and Rotary Cutter


-Thread (Coats & Clark or Dual Duty)

-Extra universal machine needles

-Hand sewing needles

-Seam Ripper (mistakes happen!)

-Ruler/Tape Measure

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Once you purchase your new machine, contact us to set up a

Get Your Machine Out of the Box class!

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