The Best Sewing Machines: Reviews of the Ones I’ve Tried

Whether you are purchasing a sewing machine for the first time, or you are purchasing a new sewing machine because your current one is getting old, purchasing a sewing machine can be stressful. With an abundance of different features, sizes, and brands, on the market it can be extremely difficult to narrow your search down to the perfect sewing machine. If you find yourself feeling confused and stressed at the thought of purchasing a new sewing machine, you’re not alone. I was in your position once. I’ve owned four sewing machines so far, and each one has been perfect in its own aspect.

1.) Brother C6000i

Brother C6000i

The first sewing machine I bought was the Brother C6000i. Between the low price ($145) and easy to use advanced features, this sewing machine is perfect for people who have little to no experience sewing. There are 60 built-in sewing stitches, 7 styles of one-step buttonholes, 9 presser feet, and a detachable oversized table. Threading is extremely easy, as there is a numbered diagram that is directly printed on the machine! Other features include; an automatic needle threader, an adjustable sewing speed control, a backlit LCD display, and even a starting guide. Finally, this sewing machine is medium-sized and comes with a hard carry case, so it can be easily stored anywhere or even taken to a friend’s house or to class.

2.) Brother Project Runway CE7070PRW

Every fashion-obsessed person has seen Project Runway, especially if you like to sew. About a year after I bought the Brother C6000i, I had gotten the hang of sewing and decided it was time for an upgrade. After binge watching too many marathons of Project Runway, I caved in and decided to purchase the Brother Project Runway CE7070PRW sewing machine. Priced at $154, this sewing machine proved to me more advanced than the Brother C6000i at less than a $10 difference! Don’t get me wrong, it still has the fundamental features that the Brother C6000i does, but it also includes; 70 stitches that include customized style stitching as well as heirloom and quilt stitching, an accessory pouch, and a wide table with ruler markings.

3.) Singer 7258

Singer 7258

Although I love Project Runway more than I could describe, the Brother Project Runway CE7070PRW just wasn’t cutting it. After a while, my sewing skills become more advanced, and the sewing machine became duller. But, there wasn’t room in my budget to purchase a professional sewing machine more than $200. That’s when I found the Singer 7258. I like to call the Singer 7258 the perfect professional sewing machine on a budget. Priced at $161, the Singer 7258 uses advanced and intricate technology that makes it seem like you bought a $400 sewing machine instead of one less than $200. This sewing machine comes with 100 stitches and 10 presser feet. The threading and automatic needle system is extremely efficient to use. Not only does this sewing machine come with an advanced LED display screen, but it also comes with an automatic stitch length and width. Finally, the best feature of the Singer 7258 is the electronic auto pilot mode, which allows you to put the foot pedal away, and sit back and watch the sewing machine do all the work at an adjustable speed.

4.) Juki HZL-F600

A few years after I purchased the Singer 7258, I decided it was time to bid adieu to that sewing machine and purchase another one. This time, the price of the sewing machine didn’t matter. So, I searched long and hard for the best advanced sewing machine on the market and finally found the Juki HZL-F600. Priced at $925, this computerized sewing machine is crafted with a box feed technology that has a wide sewing space perfect for free motion sewing. The large LCD display showcases the 255 sewing patterns and 16 button hole types you can choose from. Also, the work surface is four times larger than the average work surface a sewing machine has. Thus, no project is too large for the Juki HZL-F600. I’ve had this sewing machine for a few years now, and I wouldn’t trade it for any other.


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