A new sewing machine from Brother displays your stitches in glorious high-definition (HD) technicolour on a screen.
Sales of sewing machines have been soaring recently, partly due to the credit crunch – as some people opt for ‘make do and mend’ – and partly due to a vogue for people taking up sewing and knitting, which pre-dates the crunch.
The Brother Quattro T 6000D sewing machine, unveiled at the CES 2009 technology show in Las Vegas, is no machine for beginners.
With a camera mounted above the needle, you’ll be able to watch your stitching. The screen, apparently, is made by Sharp, which is known for its LCD and plasma TVs.
There’s no news yet on the price of this machine, but it’s unlikely to be cheap.
John Lewis Mini JL
For those looking for a more simple sew, Which? has done a first look review of the John Lewis Mini JL sewing machine, and a slightly more advanced sewing machine from Singer – the Singer Confidence 7463 sewing machine.
Our researchers felt that they could be effective little money savers for the occasional jobs, or ideal models to start out on if you’re looking for a new hobby.
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