This is the general home sewing machine available for hobby sewing. This type of sewing machine is fairly simple to use and can do many things and almost all the things you need for sewing clothes, accessories and home furnishing. Some may sew only straight seams but better ones will have zig-zag stitches, other decorative stitches, buttonhole stitching.
If you are passionate about sewing, you may have a home sewing machine with some extra bells and whistles, other than the basic sewing stitches. You might even have a serger.
But as you get more involved you realize the inadequacies of your simple sewing machine. You want to buy bigger, better. Or maybe you want to turn your hobby into a profession. Now it is another ballgame – you definitely need more. Maybe an industrial sewing machine and a computerized embroidery machine.
But many are surprised to learn that there are many different sewing machines than these obvious ones. Some of these categories overlap and some you may never even consider buying – but you can never say never.