9 of The Best Rated Sewing Machine + Reviews [Comparison Tool].
I guess our efforts will help fulfill your search for a good sewing machine. And our meticulous “NO-COMPROMISE selection criteria” during our analysis will definitely be a great time saver for you too.
When we first ventured out to buy one for myself, it wasn’t that easy to find a good one of-course.
After 100’s of hours of research, product comparison, and analyzing several brands, we did manage to find a good sewing machine.
But it was a hell lot of time spent to find one.
And I think my experience could help others who are going through the same process.
To ease your product hunt I have published a list of the best models from various brands you may consider. I hope, this list will save you some time.
Hand-Picked: Best Sewing Machine – 2017 January List.
- Brother CS6000i (Our Top Pick)
- Singer 7258 Stylist
- SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist
- Janome 2212
- Brother HC1850 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine
- Singer Sewing 4432 Heavy Duty With Metal Frames
- SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty
- Brother XR3774 Full-Featured Sewing and Quilting Machine with 37 Stitches
- Brother XR9500PRW Limited Edition
Still confused with the process? We’ll help you find the right sewing machine?
Initially everything seems to be exciting but as you go on searching for a good machine, picking one becomes a daunting process. I have gone through it, trust me :).
Thanks to the help of a few other sewing friends we have published a list of the best performing beginners sewing machine along with reviews for the year 2016.
|Product||Our Rating||Stitches||No. Presser Feet||Adjust Speed Control||One Step Button hole||Limited Warranty||Adjust Stitch Length||Extension Table||Reviews||All Metal parts|
|100||10||Yes||Yes||25 Years||Yes||No||Metal Frame|
|600||19||Yes||Yes||25 Years||Yes||Included||Heavy Duty Interior Metal Frame|
|32||4||Yes||Yes||25 Years||NO||NO||Heavy Duty Interior Metal Frame|
|23||4||Yes||Yes||25 Years||Yes||NO||Heavy Duty Interior Metal Frame|
The comparison chart will answer your frequently asked questions – Which sewing machine do I need for quilting, what is the right sewing machine for making clothes, to hem jeans or denims?
Tool To Compare The Top Brands.
Drag and drop the images below to compare the specifications side by side.
Reviews & Specs of Popular Sewing Machine brands.
Note: Use the do it yourself comparison chart to compare different brands and their features, warranty, customer support info before you make a choice.
Every sewing machine out there in the market from different brands to different models did confuse me to the core. Only then did I realize that a checklist would have made the job of finding a good sewing machine easier.
Here is a small list of factors that I put together, this may help you out.
How to Choose a Quality Sewing Machine in 2017 ?
Checklist : 7 Important Factors to Consider in 2016.
Guys, make sure you ask yourself these questions and your response decides which sewing machine to buy.
Your purpose of use?
Quilting or embroidery or a regular use ? and
How often do you plan to use the sewing machine.
Many people only sew in the weekends or whenever they get time, but if you plan to use it regularly then there should think of getting a good quality machine. But if you intend to use it once in-awhile then better consider a slightly lower end or an affordable option.
Very important question to answer.
If you are eager to learn and explore creativity with the machine, then get a sewing machine that offers lot of features and options with up-to-date technology.
Note that more the available options = more the price of the unit.
A feature rich sewing machine will encourage you to experiment with your new found love, “the sewing machine” and impress everyone with your sewing skills.
And again, if you aim to learn sophisticated sewing projects, it is recommended that you invest in a good sewing machine that can assist you in all the future projects that you would undertake.
Don’t fumble in this step by choosing a cheap sewing machine (A big mistake – if your expectations are high).
After determining the purpose of use and the expectations, now you should check whether the chosen machine fits within your budget or not?
First decide on a budget, and stick to it. Higher priced sewing machines always grab attention, but you should not cross your budget while buying one.
If you find a quality model that deserves a little extra money, then it is worth every penny to go for it. Conversely, you should not regret over buying cheaply made machine, because too cheaply priced means low lifespan and poor user experience.
Please note that quality plays a vital role here and you might want to spend a little extra cash if you come across a quality machine.
Learn about the features before you shop:
Each individual sewing machine appear similar but they all come with different sets of features and sewing accessories. And it’s vital for you as a user to know about the commonly used features and accessories in a good sewing machine.
How many stitching styles ?
The two most common stitches are the straight stitch and the zig-zag stitch. So, if you deal with sewing projects that involves a variety of stitches then you should opt for a machine that offers more number of stitches.
Professionals work with sewing machines which has 100’s of stitching styles and they rarely use everyone of those. Stitch selection depends on the sewing projects you undertake.
They are just awesome and fun to try. You will definitely enjoy all these stitches, but the question here is do you really want to pay extra for stitches that you are not gonna use.
Stitch length adjustments.
Stitch length adjustment makes sewing much more easier, just love this feature – you gotta check out this feature if you want to increase your work efficiency.
Each of your sewing project might require varied width and length of stitches, for example, small design patterns might require shorter length for a better and tight stitch.
The zig-zag stitches do require varying length and width adjustments for a good finish.
You might want to check with the sewing machine before buying whether the machine has built-in stitch adjustments. And cheaper sewing machines do not usually ship with stitch length adjustments. So please keep this in mind while shopping.
Computerized or Mechanical.
Most of the higher end sewing machines are now completely computerized with state of the art technology. These computerized machines come equipped with pre-programmed and programmable (for custom design) stitching sequences and touch screen. Sewing got easier with these features.
Computerized machines come built with good quality powerful motor which makes sewing heavy fabrics easy and thus eliminating any struggles while sewing. Moreover, the output is tightly controlled and produces superior quality stitches.
But you have to shell out more money for all these high end features and if your budget restricts you, then consider a simple sewing machine which offers only the basic functionality.
Mechanical machines these days are lighter than their older versions which were heavy. And the mechanical sewing machines are a good choice for beginners to start learning.
While they are not as fun to learn as their counterpart computerized machines. But, still they are great for a beginner to abuse, mechanical machines are built to last.
It does matter.
People trust reputed brands, but things have changed lately and just going by the brand name may not sound a good idea anymore. Look for features, customer support, consumer reviews, and warranty instead.
Singer, Brother, and Janome are some of the popular sewing machine brands and you can start searching from here. The basic machine from these brands are mostly used and preferred by home users and are much more affordable.
Other brands like viking, huqsvarna, pfaff, bernina, and juki offer expensive models mostly used by professionals in the field.
Make Informed Decision To Choose The Right Product: Use our comparison chart to pick a good one.
For Beginners: Your first machine.
Our editors choice for starters.
7 Vital Tips to Maintain Your New Machine like a PRO.
A sewing machine is made up of many parts and each part must work correctly. In addition, each part must also work well with all the other components.
This is why you need to know how to clean your sewing machine and you need to do it regularly. Cleaning it is not about making it look better. It’s about being able to maximize its use for as long as possible.
So that leads us to the crucial question: How do you clean a sewing machine?
- Clean it often. If you’re having trouble with your machine, try to clean it first. Some experts recommend cleaning it after every 10 hours of use, while others say you need to clean it after each use. But you get the idea—clean it often!
- Always unplug the machine before cleaning. This may seem obvious to some, but let’s be sure we’re all on the same page here.
- Brush the dust and lid from the machine. It’s a good idea to minimize the dust problem by keeping your sewing machine covered when it’s not in use. For lint, you have several options. One is to use the lint brush that comes with your purchase. Another is to buy one of those anti-static brushes that are used to clean PCs. Or you can use special attachments for your vacuum cleaner.
Don’t use canner air if you can help it, and do NOT blow off the lint. These things can bring moisture to the metal innards of your sewing machine.
- Read the manual. This is perhaps the most important step of them all. That’s because every model has its own little quirks, and the manual will explain in great detail just how you should clean and maintain your particular sewing machine.
- Oil the machine according to the manual instructions. In some cases, the manual may even tell you NOT to oil the machine at all, and you’ve got to follow that because it means the machine is self-lubricating. If you do need to use oil, make sure you don’t use too much. If you use too much oil, runs some scrap fabric through the machine for a while, and use a damp soapy cloth to wipe down the machine. Then let the oil collect and do the same steps again.
- If you have to disassemble the parts, take them apart one at a time. That’s so you won’t get confused when putting them all back.
- Change needles regularly. If you’re starting a new project, use a new needle and replace the old one every time you clean your machine. So it’s a good idea to have a stack of needles ready. Dull needles don’t just damage your fabrics, but they also damage your sewing machine.
Lastly, have a professional or an authorized technician clean and service your machine thoroughly every 2 years. It’s like going to the dentist for your regular teeth cleaning or taking your car to a mechanic. Even if you take good care of your machine, you still need a pro to check and make sure it’s in excellent condition.
Whether you have new or an old machine, irrespective of it’s brand try to clean and lubricate it on a regular basis.
Still Thinking : Which Sewing Machine is Right For YOU?
Well, we have singled out one of the best quality beginner sewing machine for the year 2016. Read the review to know why this is our editor’s top choice.