How we test craft and sewing machines

A photo of a Cricut cutting machine on a table with materials
(Image credit: Cricut)

When we test craft and sewing machines here at Creative Bloq we not only examine what a product can do, but also the value it represents. There are many different types of craft machines available, from sewing machines to mechanical or laser cutters, and so we like to review them in the context of how they may be used, the cost, as well as the tech they offer.

Our writers are crafters, some professional, and so they know what's needed from a new craft machine. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, our reviewers test each machine on the basis of how it's intended to be used. This can mean a sewing machine or craft cutter will be used to make a project, or even multiple projects, from start to finish.

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The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.