Chennai, NFAPost: Consumer Durables Company Usha International has added four new sewing machines for sewing, embroidery, and quilting – Skyline S-9, Memory Craft 9850, 6700 P, and Memory Craft 550E – to its already popular Usha Janome Memory Craft range.
These machines cater to the needs of growing numbers of hobbyists as well as smaller commercial establishments across the country. Offering a wide range of technologically superior features to up the ante for serious sewists who want both precision control and perfection, these machine are extremely user friendly and enable them to take their creativity to the next level, Usha said.
Speaking on the launch, Parveen Sahni, Senior Vice-President Sewing Machines Business, said, “Sewing as a hobby is an evolving market in India, led by the South and West regions. The offerings underscore our commitment to bring to the market innovative products that deliver superior creativity and enhanced experience as desired by customers.”
He added, “We have heard what our customers want and promise that there are many more exciting products that will hit the markets in the near future and will cater to what each of you want across categories – home sewing, domestic industrial, and industrial garment sewing machines.”
While both the sewing-cum-embroidery machines – Usha Memory CraftSkyline S-9 and Memory Craft 9850 – have a USB port for inserting customised designs, the Skyline S-9 is also Wi-Fi enabled allowing one to export embroidery designs from any Windows PC or an i-Pad straight to the machine. Additionally, they come with the Artistic Digitizer – a user-friendly embroidery designing software (compatible with both Windows and iOS) that simplifies digitization of images and enables specialised embroidery like Stipple fill, Net fill, Array fill, and Monogramming.
Besides, these machines also allow free-motion embroidery for all textile arts, quilting, dressmaking, home furnishings, and more. Other features include an LED touch screen for design selection, large embroidery area, onboard editing and a stitch speed of 1,000 stitches per minute (SPM) and embroidery speeds of 800 SPM.
A quilter’s dream machine, the Usha Memory Craft 6700P is a high precision machine that is equipped with specialised quilting features including needle setting from left to right in up to 91 different positions, dials for stitch length and stitch width with a maximum stitch width of 9 mm, a 7 piece feed-dog system for better feeding of the layered fabric leading to better stitch formation, knee lift for lifting the pressor foot and and accu-feed flex system for precision in multi-layer stitching for quilting. The machine can stitch at a speed of 1200 SPM and has 200 in-built stitch patterns allowing for a multitude of effects and textures.
The Usha Memory Craft 550E, an exclusive embroidery machine offers a larger embroidery area comprising 200mm X 360mm and an extra-wide table to handle large projects catering to boutique owners. The machine comes with an Artistic Digitizer Jr editing software which is compatible with both Windows and iOS.
The Usha Memory Craft (MC) Skyline S-9 sewing machine is priced at Rs 2,40,000, the MC 9850 at Rs 2,05,000, the MC 6700P at Rs 1,35,000, and the MC 550E at Rs 1,65,000.
The newly launched sewing machines come with a free Sewing Kit and are available in select stores in AP, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, as well as the Hab stores in Mumbai and Ernakulam.