Sewing machines are one of those items that can be a you-get-what-you-pay-for type of purchase. Most machines that are worth buying, even for beginners, come at over $100. You can easily find ones that fall under this $100 mark, but you would be greatly sacrificing quality. Even for beginners, the higher-end models are more effective. They are less prone to skipping and make it easier to work on projects, which is just what you need when you’re new to the scene. When it comes to affordable, durable sewing machines, Brother and Singer tend to dominate the market. The following are a list of the best sewing machines for both beginners and advanced users.
- Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine
Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine is a bestseller for several reasons. It is built for a variety of sewing and quilting projects and is one of the best sewing machines currently on the market. The machine itself doesn’t feature too many buttons and has an easy-to-use LCD display. Threading itself is easy especially since the machine pushes the thread right through the needle for you. This machine really is easy to use with multiple diagrams, easy-to-read sewing speed options, and a light that keeps your work area nicely illuminated. Furthermore, it is designed with an oversized table in case you need to work on those larger projects. Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine is a value buy and, despite its lower price point, is one of the best sewing machines you will find.
- Singer 4423 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
Singer 4423 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine is another great value sewing machine. This machine features 23 built-in stitches, so you can expect to get multiple projects done with this machine. What makes this sewing machine “heavy duty” is its extra-high sewing speed of 1,100 stitches per minute. Furthermore, it has a metal frame that is meant to ensure the machine itself stays still, avoiding any possibility of skipping during sewing. Like the previous sewing machine by Brother, this one also features an automatic threader, making it easy for beginners and less of a nuisance for advanced users. This machine also features an automatic 1-step buttonhole feature that allows you to sew on buttons in one easy step. What could be better for beginners? If that weren’t enough, the price point on this model is currently right alongside Brother CS6000i.
- Singer 7258 Computerized Sewing Machine
Singer’s 7275 Computerized Sewing Machine is a two-time Consumer’s Digest award winning sewing machine and will be your best friend when trying to complete projects of any magnitude. Singer’s LED display is easy to use and allows for automatic adjustment of stitch length and width. What makes this machine especially unique is its electronic auto pilot which allows you to sew without the need of the foot pedal. As such, you can also adjust the speed and complete projects in a matter of no time. Some of its more advanced features are its programmable needle, allowing you to program to stop it at its highest position. Additionally, you can opt to have the needle stop at its lowest position for any pivoting needs. This machine has 100 built-in stitches which means you can get any crafting project done. Though this machine is certainly pricier than any of the previous ones, it is well worth it for any beginner or advanced user who enjoys crafting home pieces.
- Brother XL2600I Sew Advance Sewing Machine
Brother XL2600I Sew Advance Sewing Machine is an ideal machine for beginners. It features 23 built-in stitches, an easy stitch selector, a jam-resistant bobbin, auto-sized buttonholes, an easy automatic threading system. The beauty of this machine is that it is easy to setup and easy to use. From the box, you’ll have it set up and in use in under thirty minutes. However, keep in mind that this is not a heavy-duty machine and won’t do as well as the others when it comes to heavier fabrics and multiple layers. Despite this, for its 25 year warranty, you are definitely getting a machine worth its price value.