In general, machines that are classed as “Advanced” are for those who have been sewing for some time and know exactly the types of specialised features that they know and love. Advanced machines are generally at the higher end of the price range due to features that are quite specialised, such as features for embroidery or monogramming. Advanced machines may also have some features that are borrowed from industrial machines such as features that help you to handle the fabric more easily, or that allow you to automate more functions to speed up your workflow.
It’s good to know that just because a machine is classed as an “Advanced” machine it doesn’t mean that it can’t be used by a sewing beginner. If anything, the more advanced and more expensive a machine is, the more likely it is that the basic features will work smoothly. In general, as machines become more expensive this will often mean that they have been manufactured to a higher quality standard. This will mean that machines marked as “Advanced” will sometimes be harder wearing and will withstand more hours of sewing than machines built for sewers who are only learning and who only require a less expensive model of sewing machine to test out their new hobby.
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