Hello! My name is Alison and I started Sewing Machine Ratings about 10 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 10 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 an idea how owners feel about their sewing machine. This is my way of presenting reviews and ratings so they are as helpful as 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
I hope you find my website helpful and feel free to share it with friends or family! You can also see me on Facebook