Each of us has purchased our machine for our own reasons; taking into account what projects we hope to work on most. Every machine sold by Bonny and Frank comes with an accessory tray that can be removed to expose a free arm, making sewing small round areas, such as sleeves, a little easier. We are all able to sew with the machine the way it comes; with the accessory tray and the free arm, but we may want to add something else that can give us more sewing space. A way to extend the area around the needle is very important to almost every type of sewing I know. Having the ability to support your project’s fabric so it does not pull or distort as it leaves the needle gives a much more professional look to the finished project. I have three different types of extensions that I use on my machines. If you have not used an extension before, I hope this helps you decide if this optional purchase may be just what you need to give your sewing that extra bit of ease, enjoyment and professional appearance.
The three types of extensions available as an aftermarket purchase are the extension table made by the machine company, an extension table made by a third party or a sewing machine cabinet. Over the years, I happen to have acquired one of each of these (says the “just in case” instead of the “just in time” buyer!), so let’s give you something to think about if you have none.