Are sewing and doing embroidery artwork your favorite hobby? If so, then there are over hundreds of entry-level sewing machines in the market to choose from. But if you are considering to capitalize on your cloth-making skills by setting up a small business, you will need a more advanced machine. The best sewing machine can tackle intricate embroidery work, quilting and a wide variety of fabric including tough fabrics like denim and leather.
We understand that it can be quite a difficult task to choose the right sewing machine, even for an experienced seamstress. To ease your job, we scoured the market, had a chat with some of the best tailors in town, picked over a dozen products and tested them individually. Here’s the review of top 10 sewing machines that made the final cut.
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16 x 6.7 x 11.4 inches
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17.8 x 7.6 x 15 inches
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21.2 x 15 x 16 inches
15.2 x 6.2 x 12 inches
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Best sewing machine over dozens of competitive models from different brands listed below:
It’s a common notion that moderately priced sewing machines don’t perform as efficiently as their higher-end counterparts when it comes to complex stitching. The first model on our list is an exception to this. This computerized sewing machine not only fast and efficient but leaves very little room for mistakes. It offers a selection of 60 stitches and lets you adjust the length and width of the stitches using the LCD display. The display will show an error message if you set up the machine improperly, thus preventing you from spoiling a project.
We also loved how the device suggests the best pressure foot to use when you change the stitches. The simple and intuitive design of this sewing machine is what makes this product the best sewing machine for novice sewers. First-time users are going to be highly benefited by the quick-set top drop-in bobbin, a distinct feature that makes accessing the thread a breeze. Another key advantage of this machine is the free-arm design that lets you sew the collars, cuffs, pant hems and sleeves quickly and evenly.
If you are planning on quilting, you will like the extension table which is fairly suitable for large projects. On the downside, this machine is not designed for heavy-duty sewing work on tough fabrics like leather. It also doesn’t have automatic embroidery function. However, if you are experienced enough, you can still perform casual embroidery on various fabrics with this device.
Our second pick allows 1,100 stitches per minute, making it not only the fastest sewing machine in its price range. According to our market survey, it is faster than many of its premium counterparts as well. However, unlike our top pick, it comes with only 23 stitches. Although this might not be adequate for professional sewists, beginners will be content with it. You will have to manually change the length and width of the stitches. That you can accomplish with a simple turn of Length and Width dials.
One of the biggest strengths of this machine is its heavy-duty and ergonomic construction. From casual stitching of curtains, pillow covers to sewing tough fabrics like denim, leather jackets, canvas, vinyl- the stitches are as neat and consistent as they can be. However, one problem kept creeping in while dealing with delicate fabrics like silk, satin, and rayon. We noticed that the stitching tends to pucker the soft fabric. Keeping the minor drawbacks side, this is a great machine to invest in if you only want to get the basics covered.
The Brother XM2701 is a mechanical sewing machine and best suited for day-to-day stitching projects. It offers 27 stitching patterns including the basic stitches, decorative stitches, and quilting stitches. The drop feed comes particularly handy during free motion quilting projects. Although it’s branded as an entry-level machine, it has all the necessary features to get you through a variety of sewing projects. It features 6 sewing feet including buttonhole, blind stitch, zigzag and so on.
This makes sure you always have the right sewing foot for the task at hand. You will also love the free-arm design that lets you stitch and hem the sleeves, cuffs, collars and pant legs with ease. Another indispensable feature included in this model is the automatic needle threader. All you have to do is pull the lever on the side of the machine and the needle is threaded in the blink of an eye. The automatic one-step buttonholer lets you create perfect buttonholes in every attempt.
In the Singer 7258 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine, you can easily shuffle between a plethora of decorative as well as basic sewing patterns. The machine has a built-in needle threader that inserts the thread into the needle,e thus eliminating the stress from the eyes.
It assists in perfect styling and finishes its job with excellent precision. The user can choose from different sewing techniques like piping, topstitching, edge stitching among many others. The people who cannot use machines because of the pressure foot can also easily use the start and stop button to operate the machine.
You will no more need to take the machine to get serviced at the drop of the hat. It has a cover that keeps the machine free from dust for very long. Besides everything, installing this sewing machine is a breeze as well.
Firstly, the Brothers Sewing Machine has a brand reputation of providing top quality features. It has a large 3.7” LCD display touch screen that helps you to see the designs very clearly in color. You can shuffle between the designs, thread color and even stitching patterns by the touch of your hand.
The lengthened needle-to-arm workspace gives a lot of space while sewing. It has a total of 80 designs that the user can choose from. Then it has the automatic needle-threader. But that’s not all. It stitches at a lightning fast speed as soon as you touch the lever. It has an LED lit workspace area that makes it easy to focus the area surrounding the needle.
This sewing machine was primarily made to stitch heavy clothes like denim. For this reason, it has a heavy motor. But this does not affect the efficiency of the machine. It has a high sewing speed that saves a lot of time.
You can personalize your fashion and redecorate your house with its help. The bobbin case is transparent and thus, it helps to keep track of the thread supply. The distance between the stitches can be easily monitored by adjusting the length.
The same applies for the stitch width as well. The best part about it is that it comes with a machine cover that protects it from dust. It comes with 32 built-in stitches which should effectively cover a wide range of sewing needs. This Singer sewing machine is absolutely worth its price.
The Brother HC1850 is one of the best sewing machines for beginners. The machine comes with a host of innovative features designed to help both amateur and expert users. The first notable thing that comes along with the pack is an instructional DVD that helps set up the machine.
The machine comes with an LCD screen which helps select effectively between different form of modes and stitches. Apart from this, the device also packs a host of utility functions like that automatic needle threader which essentially ensures that you do not prick your fingers.
The product also comes with a speed adjustment feature that controls the speed of the needle and can be adjusted in accordance with the design pattern and the material. Apart from this, the machine comes equipped with a wide variety of pre-programmed stitches and a built-in font set for any type of monograms.
The Singer offering lives up to its name of being simple without compromising on the features. In fact, one of the greater highlights of the product is its relatively simplistic designed coupled with a host of features to enhance the user experience. The product features an automatic threader which given its humble price tag is an added bonus.
It can make up to 750 stitches per minute depending on the fabric used. For accommodating thicker fabrics, the foot presser can be adjusted accordingly. Apart from that, the product has 32 built-in stitches one could choose from. The design of the product is, however, its greatest USP.
There are storage compartments within the machine, aptly positioned to store your accessories. The Simple 3232 is not a premium product and neither does it aspire to be one. However, it does pack in a lot of features and sports a durable frame all at an extremely modest price. This makes it one of the most value for money products that you can get your hands on.
Unlike most other electric sewing machines, the Brother CS5055PRW takes portability quite seriously and as a result, the product is extremely light and portable. The product is equipped with all the conventional features like automatic threading. However, where the product triumphs is on the smaller details like the stitch chart.
The stitch chart which basically is a pictorial representation of the different types of stitches helps you decide easily and without any confusion about the kind of stitches that you want.
The CS5055PRW also offers a choice between five custom-sized buttonholes which obviously means you have a wider choice when creating products and allows you to add finer details to your design. Apart from this, the machine also has an extremely capable feed system that helps when stitching tough fabrics like denim or wool.
The same allows for a better finish. The USP of the product is by far the vertical spool pin which allowed us to check string tension and also ensures a comparatively easier feeding for non-traditional threads like metallic variants. A smart product at an extremely affable price, the CS5055PRW is one to invest in if you wish to get creative.
The Singer Quantum 9960 is a heavy-duty sewing machine that packs in the best that the Singer has to offer. In terms of features, the 9960 is loaded with a wide variety of features. The machine comes with a maximum speed of 850 stitches per minute and 600 types of stitch patterns. Apart from conventional features like automatic threader, the product comes with an automatic thread cutter and variable tension control.
The 9960 has a plethora of features that help in designing and creating new fashion. For instance, the product offers 13 different kinds of buttonholes styles aimed at enhancing product finish. It is important to understand that the machine is not intended to be a portable product and therefore, is very sturdily built. The USP of the product is the twin needle which allows you to create a wide variety of hemlines.
The LCD screen of the product is another unique feature. It shows virtually everything that can be customized and displays error messages if the machine is used in an incorrect manner. If you can afford the steep price tag then this is the machine to invest in.
Apart from advanced features like automatic threader, zipper foot, SPM (stitches per minute), feed-dog adjustment and one-step buttonholes, we also considered the ease of use and portability of the products we reviewed. We want you to remember that the best sewing machine for you will depend on your skill level. If you are a newbie and only need a machine for basic stitching, no need to opt for a feature-packed model. Similarly, advanced sewists should look for advanced features that’ll aid complex stitching, quilting, serging seams, and embroidery work.