Hello! My name is Alison and I started Sewing Machine Ratings about 9 years ago. Since then I’ve reviewed scores of sewing machines. I have a background in political science but I actually now work in tech. Tech was not my intended career path but I am grateful for all the learning opportunities the job has provided. Sewing has been a hobby for me since I was a young and I love to make my own clothing. I am hoping that, time permitting, I can become involved in fashion design in the future!
In addition to the reviews I write on sewing-machine-ratings.com (wish I’d used a more friendly domain name but hey I came up with this one 9 years ago!) I also gather owner ratings for each machine from around the Internet and average them to produce a score. In this way you can quickly compare one machine to another and also get a feel for how others feel about their sewing machine. This is my way of presenting reviews and ratings so they are the most helpful possible to potential buyers.
I learned to sew on an old Elna believe it or not. This was my mom’s machine and it actually only just gave up the ghost about 6 months ago.
The Elna was made in Switzerland and lasted some 50 years or so (not sure exactly when my mom bought it but I know it was in the 1960’s). Today I sew on a couple of different machines from Janome
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