Get a mechanical model
First, it is affordable. This type is way affordable as compared to electronic and computerized sewing machines.
Second, a mechanical model is simple to use. What it lacks in terms of the advanced features found in electronic and computerized machines, makes up for it by being less complex and less complicated to use.
Thirdly, as you advance and upgrade to a more sophisticated machine, later on, it is important to have this first mechanical unit as a backup, especially for times when your newer unit is under repair or is just acting up.
- Also see: How to Use Sewing Machine for Beginners
Ensure it has at least these features
A beginner sewing machine should have at least these three features.