Top 5 Best Sewing Machines

Sewing is one of the oldest and most proficient hobbies in the world. Even though most of the world’s clothing is factory-made, sometimes it is just so enjoyable to do it yourself. However it is not efficient to work on this with a needle and thread, because it would take you an eternity to make even a simple item. For the purpose of making the process quicker, easier and less tedious, people invented the sewing machine.

Sewing machines, like everything else in the world, come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. There are devices capable of thousands of stitch types and many other features, and then there are the beginner, basic machines, which offer a few simple stitches at a low price. The type you pick depends not on your wallet, but mostly on your experience level. A beginner will not really be able to make use of a pro-level machine. Therefore, start choosing only after evaluating your level.

But even then you will have hundreds of options. To aid you in selecting your best buy, we have put together a list of five models with the best ratio of price to quality.

Place#
Product
Editors’ Rating
Editors’ Opinion
Autopilot Mode
#1
Brother CS6000i
9.9
/
10
Editors’ Pick
#2
SINGER Heavy Duty 4423
9.7
/
10
Editors’ Pick
#3
SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960
9.5
/
10
Customers' Choice
#4
Brother XM2701
9.3
/
10
Best Budget
#5
SINGER Start 1304
9.1
/
10
Cheap Beginner Choice
Brother CS6000i
#1
Editors’ Pick
Editors’ Rating:
9.9
/
10

This is a simplified, user-friendly machine, which will be easy to use even for an inexperienced tailor. There is a switch for selecting stitches, which has an illustrated scheme nearby for selecting the right kind of stitch.

The adjustable stitching speed is very controllable and gives you more control over the sewing work.

This machine is designed for any kind of works, but it is especially geared towards making quilts therefore it has a wide table, where you can work with large volumes of cloth.

The machine is able to do up to 850 stitches per minute. The free arm assists the user in working with round or cylinder-shaped objects, like pants or shirt-sleeves.

Even though the manufacturer said it is computerized, it does not mean the machine is capable of autopilot. It simply means your settings and choices are shown on an LCD screen.

Pros:

  • Excellent machine for starters – affordable, simple and robust
  • Adjustable speed is great not only for starters, but also for advanced users

Cons:

  • Very many people find that it is nearly impossible to get the tension right. This is the only real problem with this machine

SINGER Heavy Duty 4423
#2
Editors’ Pick
Editors’ Rating:
9.7
/
10

This model has 23 different stitching styles, amongst which are decorative and button types.  The product, like all quality models, has a thread inserter for convenience’s sake, which saves a lot of time.

The best feature of this one is its powerful driver motor. It gives a force that is 60% greater than that of a conventional motor. This is very important for people who work with thick seams or tough cloth. The model ships with extra needles, which are thick and strong – just the type for working with tough materials.

Another benefit of the strong motor is the speed – at 1100 seams per minute this is one of the fastest machines.  The device comes with an assortment of interesting additions, such as a foot speed regulator, many replacement parts, spool pins and brushes. All of these useful trinkets are stored inside a box in the arm’s interior. The manufacturer provides a long warranty for 25 years.

Pros:

  • Extremely powerful – the strength of the motor is enough to push the needle through thick leather and continue sowing at a high speed.
  • Overall robust construction – reliable and durable

Cons:

Some small parts like the spool holder are made from breakable plastic

SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960
#3
Customers' Choice
Editors’ Rating:
9.5
/
10

This is a very complicated professional device with a load of exquisite features. This is a universal device, and it will be fit for quilting and fashion projects alike. Among the endless variety of stitch styles there are a number of number-letter fonts, which allow you to label ready projects.

Even though it is a professional machine, it is still very easy to set up – you can thread the entire thing in a few moments. The automatic threader helps here.

There are 13 styles for buttonholes and the possibility of Mirror Imaging. This gives you endless variety in creative sewing.

The powerful motor gives you the ability to make 850 stitches in one minute. This is not the fastest speed, but it is assuredly among the quickest.

Pros:

  • A great variety of styles and abilities at a price that is still affordable for a determined buyer. Other professional devices of this type come at twice the price.
  • The size and weight make this machine rather portable.

Cons:

The only real con is that many things can go wrong because of how complicated the machine is. However that is a problem with all hi-tech machines and should not be seen as a problem of this one in particular

Brother XM2701
#4
Best Budget
Editors’ Rating:
9.3
/
10

This machine has 27 unique sewing styles. It too has a needle-threader that makes the work much easier.  There is also a bobbin, which is resistant to jamming.

The overall build of this machine is lightweight, basic and simple. It as a number of user-friendly features, like the chart for stitch types. Statistics show it is surprisingly popular with people new to sewing, and over 90 percent of reviews are positive. Even though it does not offer any pro features, it is versatile and reliable.

The machine comes with a set of six sewing feet, a DVD and a guide.

The machine has a universally-shaped arm, which helps you work on rounded projects, like a sleeve. However, the arm’s shape is good for everything.

There is a 25-year warranty, which proves that the manufacturer intended this machine to work for a long time.

Pros:

  • The most basic sowing machine on the market – simple, practical and inexpensive
  • User- friendly – very easy to get used to, even if you have never sewed in your life.

Cons:

The lighting is very dim and virtually useless

SINGER Start 1304
#5
Cheap Beginner Choice
Editors’ Rating:
9.1
/
10

This is another great choice for beginners, because of its simplicity, ease of repair and setup and affordability.  It is nonetheless a good sewing machine – aside from being reliable and sturdy it has a number of convenient features, like the easy stitch selector and thread inserter. The width of the stitches is preset and cannot be edited.

The machine is light and mobile with a weight of only 11.5 pounds. However it still is sturdy and robust. Its dimensions also make it better for mobility – 13 by 7 by 11 inches.

The free arm of the machine has an automatic system that lets you wind bobbins. The switches for reverse and stitch selection are also located there. The tension is also adjusted on the arm. The speed is regulated through the foot lifter. The speed varies from 300 to 400 stitches per minute.

Pros:

  • Very easy to use and learn sewing – extremely simplified design
  • Most affordable option on this list
  • Reliable – that is even surprising at such a price.

Cons:

Fits only beginners, because a professional or even an intermediate will need more than six stitches. With a maximum speed of 400 stitches per minute it cannot be considered anything but a beginner’s machine

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