The best sewing machines in 2022 (2023)

The best sewing machines can save you money, unlock creativity and open a new avenue of crafting to you – these machines enable you to create professional projects to sell online or at craft markets. Whether you're buying the best sewing machine for clothes or the best cheap sewing machine my list has you covered.

If you're new to sewing machines it can be daunting, as there are specialist machines and accessories as well as excellent entry level sewing machines. While some are expensive, my guide below shows how a good starter machine or all-round top sewing machine isn't as expensive as you'd think. And as mentioned, you can earn from your sewing – read our guide to how to sell on Etsy for more.

A good sewing machine is a much-needed companion to the best Cricut machines, as you can cut your cloth accurately and speedily and then begin stitching. Brother not only make great sewing machines (there a some in my list below) but the company also manufacturers one of the best craft machines, read our Brother ScanNCut review.

I've gathered these sewing machines together under budget constraints. I begin with the budget sewing machines, move onto mid-price sewing machines and then finish on the expensive sewing machines. Jump to the sewing machines thats suit you and your needs; generally if you're new to sewing the budget machines are a good place to start. If you need more info read our guide to how we test craft and sewing machines.

A top sewing machine can be mechanical, electronic or computerised, and as you would expect the better the technology the greater the price. When choosing one of our best sewing machines are right for you ask yourself these questions:

The best sewing machines: what to look for

1. What do you ultimately need the sewing machine to do?
There’s no point splashing out on a computerised machine with a hundred embroidery stitch options if you are predominantly going to sew curtains.

2. What fabrics will you be sewing with?
If you sew with heavyweight fabrics on a regular basis a £100 machine just isn’t going to cut it. If you’re going to sew sports and swimwear, you’ll need a machine with suitable stitches for dealing with stretch fabrics. The finest sewing machines are great, but you do need to consider how you will use one.

3. What will the sewing machine be used for?
Someone sewing once in a while doesn’t need to be spending as much on a sewing machine as the person sewing every day. Establish your needs and budget and let our guide to the best sewing machines help you find the best machine in your price range.

If you need more info jump to our frequent questions section. If you'd like to read more about how our reviewers work and test each sewing machine then take look at our How we test craft and sewing machines explainer, where we outline the process. Generally our reviewers will use a sewing machine for up to four weeks and create projects to test the key features.

Now you've had a chance to get your ideas together – the why and how you will use a sewing machine – let's get stuck into our list. We've divided these sewing machines into price ranges – budget, mid-priced and expensive – and within each we suggest what they're best used for. As prices increase the machines will move from mechanical, to electronic, and finally high-end computerised systems.

The best sewing machines: budget

01. JL110 Sewing Machine

This best own brand sewing machine

Specifications

Size: 33 x 22 x 44 cm

Weight: 6kg

Machine type: Electronic

Warranty: Two years

Reasons to buy

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Fantastic for beginners

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An electronic machine under £150

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Ideal for everyday mends

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks a zipper foot

If you're looking for a good sewing machine for beginners or simply a decent sewing machine for the home, then the JL110 Sewing Machine is an excellent choice. This sewing machine retails for under £150 (usually £125) and represents superb value for money.

The JL110 is an own-brand machine from UK retailer John Lewis and is excellent for clothing repairs and general fixes. It features 14 stitches, a four-step buttonhole feature and even a darning plate. Its size, weight and simplicity means the JL110 can be put away and set up quickly and easily.

The motor feels powerful and solid in use and the machine overall is very capable, but as you'd expect from a cheap sewing machine there are some limitations to the JL110 – such as the lack of a zipper foot and the bobbin is a little fiddly to access and thread. But, overall, for the money and ability, the JL110 is excellent value.

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02. Janome 2200XT

This best sewing machine for new starters

Specifications

Size: 39 x 15 x 28 cm

Weight: 6kg

Machine type: Manual

Warranty: Two years

Reasons to buy

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Ideal for beginners

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Features a twin needle option

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Easy to take to classes

Reasons to avoid

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Lacks some automatic features

The Janome 2200XT is a simple manual sewing machine at a reasonable price ($299 / £169), which makes it ideal for beginners as well as occasional sewists. What our reviewer loved about this machine is its compact and light design, making it a perfect sewing machine to take to classes.

In our Janome 2200XT review our writer found this machine has enough functions to perform a range of different sewing tasks, so while basic it can actually do a lot. Best of all you can use this machine for a variety of projects and not feel overwhelmed by buttons, lights and switches.

The Janome 2200XT is easy to set up and use straight out of the box, and you can be up and running in no time at all. This is thanks in part to a straightforward front-loading bobbin that makes using this machine very easy. As the price suggests, this is a starter machine so seasoned sewists may want to scroll down this list. As you sew more you may also outlive the Janome 2200XT quickly, but as a beginner, for this price, it's easily one of the best sewing machines you can buy.

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03. Brother L14S

This simple sewing machine is good for beginners

Specifications

Size: 44.1 x 19.1 x 35.6cm

Weight: 5.74kg

Machine type: Mechanical

Warranty: Three years

Reasons to buy

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Easy to use and understand

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Good build quality

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Three year warranty

Reasons to avoid

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It is very basic

The Brother L14S is a great beginner's sewing machine. Brother has been manufacturing competitively priced sewing machines since 1908, when the company was called Yasui Sewing Machine Co. With over 100 years experience in the sewing machine business, the electrical equipment giants certainly know what they are doing.

The brand is known for the number of features it includes on its most basic machines. The Brother L14S is an impressively priced basic mechanical machine with 14 stitch options, making it the ideal machine for beginners or the occasional sewer. It’s great to see a three year warranty included for this price, too.

The top loading bobbin and included instructional DVD will help you to have the machine up and running in no time. For the price, and as a starter machine, the Brother L14S has solid features and is very approachable.

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04. Janome 219S

A great beginner sewing machine for making clothes

Reasons to buy

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Good quality and after sales service

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All the functions you need for starting to make your own clothes

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Sew with bulky fabrics

Reasons to avoid

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Limited features for pros

The Janome 219S is a great machine for newcomers who want to make their own clothes. Janome machines are considered quiet and easy-to-use, combine this with the fact that the company provides an excellent after-sales service and you’ll feel in safe hands with a Janome for your first machine. While most machines come with five-year warranties, this can stretch to 25 years for parts.

The Janome 219S is an affordable quality starter machine that has all the built-in features required for a beginner or occasional sewer. The 14 stitch options include an easy four-step buttonhole and a stretch and overlock stitch. The stitch length and width can be adjusted and you can sew with bulky fabric thanks to the extra height foot lifter. Everything is here to start you sewing the clothes of your choice.

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05. Singer Heavy Duty 4423

The best all-round sewing machine for beginners

Specifications

Size: 39.4 x 15.9 x 30.5 cm

Weight: 6.5 kg

Machine type: Mechanical

Warranty: 2 years

Reasons to buy

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Powerful motor can tackle all fabrics, including denim and stretch

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Metal support means its sturdy

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32 stitch options

Reasons to avoid

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Only operated on a foot pedal

For the price, the Singer 4432 is at the top-end for a mechanical machine but not without good reason. With an integrated motor 60% stronger than standard sewing machines, It is a heavy-duty sewing machine that can tackle a wide range of fabrics, including stretch and denim.

In our Singer 4423 review we loved that this sewing machine has over 32 stitch options, including a one-step buttonhole function, it has everything you need to complete all dressmaking tasks. Not only is this machine robust, it's also fast; the metal frame has rigid support to hold all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for skip-free sewing and it includes an extra high sewing speed. You’ll be stitching up a new pair of jeans in a flash.

The best sewing machines: mid-price

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06. Janome 5270QDC

A great universal sewing machine with good creative features

Specifications

Size: 40.6 x 30 x D 17.5 cm

Weight: 6.9 kg

Machine type: Computerised

Warranty: 2 years

Reasons to buy

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A solid, quality build

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A wide extension table

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Good set of features

Reasons to avoid

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Awkward needle threader

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The Janome 5270QDC (known as the Janome 5300QDC-T in the US) is a good and compact sewing machine with enough features – 270 built-in stitches, auto-thread cutter, 1/4" Foot and automatic buttonhole feet – to ensure you can tackle most projects. The price, size and functions mean this is a sewing machine for experienced sewists and beginners looking to expand their creative capabilities.

In our Janome 5270QDC review, our writer comments on how she found this to be a solid and dependable machine. It's easy to use but has enough features and accessories to tackle complex projects, including garment patterns and quilting.

In fact, if you're not a quilter you may find it over-delivers – whether you’ll use half the 270 stitches or need the 11x16 inch extension table is debatable. But the level of functionality offered ensures you've always got something new it can do, for example being able to stitch so many types of buttonhole automatically will ensure most dressmakers are happy with a Janome 5270QDC.

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07. Brother FS70WTX

The best all-round sewing machine for intermediate crafters

Specifications

Size: 49 x 31.8 x 40.4 cm

Weight: 6.7 kg

Machine type: Electronic

Warranty: 3 years

Reasons to buy

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70 stitch presets

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Extra wide table and free motion embroidery foot included

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Start/ Stop button and speed control

Reasons to avoid

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The LED could be more powerful

If you are looking for a machine that does it all at an affordable price, the Brother FS70WTX has you covered. With 70 in-built stitches and seven feet included, the model has everything you need for dressmaking, quilting, embroidery and home furnishings projects.

The Brother FS70WTX also a great choice for anyone who wants to do free motion embroidery, as it comes with an extra wide table and one of the included feet is a free motion embroidery foot.

This feature packed sewing machine has time saving elements too, such as a needle threader and a quick set drop-in bobbin and bobbin winder. The inclusion of an LED light, which won’t need replacing, avoids thread discolouration from a bulb. The Brother FS70WTX is a great machine whether you are new to sewing or a more advanced sewer.

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08. Brother FS100WT

The best mid-price sewing machine for free motion embroidery

Reasons to buy

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100 stitch presets, including one lettering style

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Useful LCD screen for stitch selection

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Comes with an extra wide table and a motion embroidery foot

Reasons to avoid

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Is still quite small for quilters

The Brother FS100WT electronic sewing and quilting machine has all the features of the Brother FS70WTX (above) as well as an extra 30 stitches. These extra stitches include more decorative stitches for embellishing, including one lettering style to personalise your projects.

The 100 stitches and their length and width are easy to select on the LCD display, which also helpfully indicates which foot you should use for the stitch. This additional screen is great for anyone new to sewing machines.

Another useful feature, particularly for new sewers, is the semi-automatic needle threader which saves needle threading frustration. Whilst there’s enough here for the advanced sewer, the Brother FS100WT is also a great choice for a beginner looking for a model that’s easy to navigate and won’t need upgrading in the near future.

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09. Singer Patchwork 7285Q

The best mid-priced sewing machine for quilters

Specifications

Size: 34 x 44 x 35 cm

Weight: 9 kg

Machine type: Electronic

Warranty: 10 years

Reasons to buy

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Has enough features to last beyond beginner level

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100 built-in stitches includes those for quilting

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Comes with a large tray for quliters

Reasons to avoid

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Can feel be technical

Whilst the Singer Patchwork 7285Q would still be a great machine for dressmakers (the model has six fully automatic one-step buttonholes), the inclusion of four quilting presser feet and a good sized extension table to manage large projects make this machine ideal for quilters.

Further features that make the Singer Patchwork 7285Q appealing to the quilter are the 15 quilting stitches included in the 100 built-in stitches, providing plenty of opportunities for creative topstitching and quilting for the advanced sewer. Solidly built and easy to operate, the Singer Patchwork 7285Q would also be an ideal machine for a new sewer. You won’t outgrow this model.

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10. Janome Continental M7 Professional

The best quilting and all-round sewing machine

Specifications

Size: W660 x H380 x D280 mm

Weight: 17.3 kg

Machine type: Computerised

Warranty: 3 years

Reasons to buy

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Big and bright LCD touch screen

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Large extension table and height

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Incredible versatility and features

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Free tutorial app

Reasons to avoid

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Price aside, nothing

The Janome Continental M7 Professional is expensive but it's also a beautifully designed and well-built sewing machine that will last a long, long time. It's been designed for quilters with height to see the material clearly, and a large extension table enables you to work on big projects with ease. The Continental M7 has plenty of customisable stitches (400) and alphabets (5) to give any quilter options.

But, in our Janome Continental M7 Professional review our tester discovered a machine that can be turned to near enough any sewing project. It's a large and complex computerised machine but comes with an LCD screen and menu system that is approachable and easy to use. The free QR code-enabled app takes you directly to tutorials, too.

This is an expensive sewing machine but it can do everything and anything, meaning it will last you through your sewing journey. The real ace in Janome's deck is the Continental M7 is so easy to use; you can be up and running in minutes and the app and LCD screen and computer inside enables a constant and elegant learning curve. If you can afford it, and if you're quilting every day professionally, then this is one of the best sewing machines on the market.

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11. Brother Innovis NV1800Q

The best quilting and all-round sewing machine for its price

Specifications

Size: 48 x 36 cm

Weight: 11.5 kg

Machine type: Computerised

Warranty: 3 years

Reasons to buy

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Bright LCD touchscreen

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Sideways sewing

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Lots of accessories

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Quiet and consistent

Reasons to avoid

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Could be too large for some sewists

The Brother Innovis NV1800Q can do just about everything you'd ask of it, and comes with some eye-catching features you'd not usually find on a machine in this price range ($1,799 / £1,499), such as sideways sewing.

In our Brother Innovis NV1800Q review, our writer loved the sideways sewing feature that enables you to stitch continuously without needing to raise the sewing foot and move your material 90 degrees. Obviously, this is great for quilting large, heavy material but also handy for sewing patches and badges.

This is a sewing machine crammed with features and an accessible LCD touchscreen to help you get around. It's also a machine that can grow with you, its My Custom Stitch function enables you to design and program your own stitches.

If you're not a quilter then you may find much of what this machine does surplus, and you could also find it too large and heavy for everyday clothes alterations. But if you do quilt and sew large projects, you'll find the Brother Innovis NV1800Q excellent value for money.

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12. Pfaff Quilt Ambition 630

The best sewing machine for tech-lovers

Specifications

Size: 59.5 x 43.5 x 29.5 cm

Weight: 12.2 kg

Machine type: Computerised

Warranty: 5 years

Reasons to buy

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Features a crisp HD touch screen

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A massive 201 preset stitches

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Stylish and simple design

Reasons to avoid

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A little pricey

The sleek appearance of the Pfaff Quilt Ambition 630 may lead you to think that this machine has minimal features. However, we all know looks can be deceiving, this model boasts an impressive selection of 201 stitches. All these stitches, along with all the sewing information you need, can be found on the easy-to-use high-resolution colour touch screen.

The automatic thread cutter is a useful addition and dressmakers will appreciate the button sewing feature. Quilters will benefit from the 200mm sewing area to the right of the needle but this is also beneficial for anyone working on large sewing projects such as coats and curtains. Pfaff Quilt Ambition 630 is a stylish and feature-packed machine for pro sewers, but it comes at a price.

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13. Husqvarna Opal 650

Specifications

Size: 45 x 20 x 30 cm

Weight: 12 kg

Machine type: Computerised

Warranty: 10 years

Reasons to buy

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Programmable sewing

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The 'sewing advisor' will recommend stitches and more

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Preset with 160 utility and decorative stitches

Reasons to avoid

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The control panel contrast can't be adjusted

The computerised Husqvarna Opal 650 features a large graphic display, plenty of memory for stored projects, programming functions, and best of all the 'sewing advisor'. Not only will the built-in sewing advisor recommend the best stitch, stitch width and length and needle size for your selected fabric but also which presser foot. With more than 160 utility and decorative stitches to choose from, this advice could certainly be useful.

All the stitches can be mirrored and are displayed in real-size settings on the graphic display. With 29 needle positions you can be sure to achieve precise positioning for edge stitching, topstitching and quilting. Dressmakers needn’t fear projects with buttonholes as there’s an impressive choice of seven one-step button styles and a sew on button program. Patterns with multiple buttons will never be overlooked again.

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14. Janome 5270QDC

The best sewing machine for custom stitching

Specifications

Size: ‎65 x 45 x 30 cm

Weight: 10.74 kg

Machine type: Computerised

Warranty: 25 years

Reasons to buy

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240 preset stitches

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Stitch composer for complete control

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Programmable needle work

Reasons to avoid

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It could be considered heavy

The Janome 5270QDC is one of the more complete machines around, but it comes at a price. So, what do you get once you start spending over $1,000 / £1,000 on a sewing machine? Let’s start with your own stitch composer to design your own stitches, should the 240 built-in stitches not cover exactly what you need.In our Janome 5270QDC review we found this to be a fantastic all-round sewing machine.

You can make pivoting around corners and applique work super quick and easy by programming the machine to keep the needle down and lift the presser foot automatically when you stop sewing. You can even use the knee lift – a V-shaped leaver that plugs into the front of the machine – to raise and lower the presser foot with your knee or thigh. If seven buttonhole styles isn’t enough for you, the Atelier 7 can provide you with eleven.

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15. Brother Innovis V3

The best sewing machine for embroidery

Specifications

Size: 9 x 18 x 30 cm

Weight: 27 kg

Machine type: Computerised

Warranty: 3 years

Reasons to buy

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Can create 1,050 stitches per minute

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Preview your projects on the full colour LCD touch screen

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200 built-in embroidery designs

Reasons to avoid

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It's very expensive

If you’re seriously into your embroidery, the Brother Innovis V3 might just tempt you to part with over £2,000 / £2,000. Here’s why: you can preview your projects on the full colour LCD touch screen display where you can select from over 200 built-in embroidery designs, add lettering from 17 fonts, edit patterns and adjust stitches all at the touch of a button.

The Brother Innovis V3's on-screen editing system allows you to drag and drop patterns into various positions, enlarge, reduce, rotate and create mirror images and create customised designs. You can also import designs using the built-in USB port.

Having decided on your design after all those customisation options, the included thread charts can display thread colour match options from leading thread brands on the touch screen. At its highest speed the Innovis V3 can then create your design at 1,050 stitches per minute. This specialist embroidery machine has everything to keep the dedicated embroiderer creating limitless designs with speed and ease.

Best sewing machines: frequent questions

How long can I expect a sewing machine to last?

If you buy the right machine for your needs, treat it well and get it serviced, your machine will serve you for a very long time.

What do I do if I have problems with my machine?

Most brands offer an after-sales service which you can call for replacement parts and problem shooting.

I want to sew clothes, how many stitch options does my sewing machine need?

Really not very many. A straight stitch, buttonhole and a zigzag stitch will get you through most projects.

Do I need a coverstitch machine?

Only if you are going to be sewing lots of sportswear and t-shirts that require a professional hemmed finish.

What does an overlocker do differently to a sewing machine?

Where can I buy a sewing machine?

You can buy sewing machines from Amazon and leading stores in your country, for example John Lewis in the UK and Walmart in the US. We would also advice you find your local Brother or Janome dealer as they can offer good advice and unique repair deals.

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FAQs

Who makes the most reliable sewing machines? ›

The Best Sewing Machine Brands (Ranked by Pros)
  • Babylock.
  • Bernina.
  • Brother.
  • Elna.
  • Husqvarna Viking.
  • Jaguar.
  • Janome.
  • Juki.
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Which sewing machine has the least problems? ›

10 Highly Reliable Home Sewing Machines
  • #1 - Brother XR9500PRW. This is one of the most reliable computerized sewing machines in US. ...
  • #2 - Brother CS6000i. ...
  • #3 - Singer 9960. ...
  • #4 - Brother SE400. ...
  • #5 - Brother HC1850. ...
  • #6 - Singer 7258. ...
  • #7 - Janome HD3000. ...
  • #8 - Singer 4423.

What machines do they use on sewing bee 2022? ›

This years Great British Sewing Bee (GBSB) features the Janome 5060 QDC Sewing Machine and the Janome AT2000d Overlocker.

Is brother or singer better? ›

Singer sewing machines are stronger, more durable and overall better quality. On the other hand, Brother sewing machines are a bit cheaper, but come with more advanced feature, setting and functions like computerized LCD screens.

Is Janome better than brother? ›

Janome is a heavy lightweight machine, and Janome also gives better stitches quality, and Brother does not give good stitches quality. Janome is a long-lasting product, and the brother is not a long-lasting product. Janome is a bit expensive, and Brother is probably the best value for your money.

How much does a good sewing machine cost? ›

Mechanical sewing machines start at around $60 while computerized models start at around $160. A good quality sewing machine will cost you at least $150 while more professional, industrial or specialized quilting and embroidery models can easily reach $1000 to $5000.

What is the average lifespan of a sewing machine? ›

In general, sewing machines are known to last well over five years and sometimes as long as 25 years. However, the conditions that the sewing machine is exposed to will make a huge difference in its lifespan.

What sewing machine is the easiest to thread? ›

Singer 4423 is the easiest sewing machine to thread. Also, it has a heavy-duty metal frame that makes a durable sewing machine.

Which is better Bernina or Juki? ›

Newer Bernina's have larger throat space and are faster, but they are also thousands more than the Juki. My Mom has a Bernina 750 and it sews like a dream…but it also has way more functions than I would ever use.

What is the best sewing machine for heavy fabrics? ›

Singer | Heavy Duty 4452

Singer has developed many sewing machines since 1851, but the 4452 is arguably the best heavy-duty machine they've ever made. Even the needles are heavy duty with a size of 100/14. To begin with, it's a mechanical device with an all-metal chassis.

What sewing machines does great British sewing bee? ›

If you find yourself watching the 2021 Great British Sewing Bee on BBC One, you may be asking this question: Which sewing machine is used in the 2021 Great British Sewing Bee? The answer is: the Janome Sewist 780DC.

What machines do the sewing bee use? ›

The contestants are actually using sewing machines that we have at Sew Confident! Both the Janome 725-S and the Janome Overlocker 6234XL have made an appearance in the show.

What happened to Lauren from Sewing Bee? ›

Several years after her appearance she now has her own sewing studio in London where she runs regular workshops, a successful range of sewing patterns plus she has written two sewing books. Lauren is another contestant who has built a successful business off the back of her appearance in The Great British Sewing Bee.

Which Singer machine is best for home use? ›

If you're completely new to sewing and want to buy your first machine, our pros recommend the Singer Start 1304. It's a simple machine with easy-to-use controls that won't overwhelm a novice sewer. Its small size (and lightweight) makes it perfect to bring to sewing classes while the metal frame ensures it'll last.

What is the most versatile sewing machine? ›

The Singer 7258 is an extremely versatile sewing machine that's available for a reasonable price. Although it's a computerized model, it's straightforward enough for beginners to use. Features include more than 200 stitches, including basic and decorative, stretch stitches, and six one-step buttonholes.

Which is best Janome or Singer? ›

Janome is known for being a very innovative brand. Even though Janome and Singer produce high-quality machines, Janome models tend to be a little more advanced. On average, Janome sewing machines cost more than Singer. But Janome and Singer are still two of the most affordable sewing machine brands.

Are computerized sewing machines better than mechanical? ›

An electronic machine is essentially a cross between a mechanical and an automatic sewing machine. Electronic models cost less and are faster and more precise than mechanical machines but lack many automatic features and stitch options.

Who owns Janome? ›

Yosaku Ose

Is Janome and Juki the same company? ›

Janome: Janome is a Japanese company with a long and rich history. For many years their machines were branded New Home in the U.S. market. You will also find Janome built machines branded under the Necchi, Elna, and Juki nameplates.

Who makes Bernina? ›

Bernina International AG

Is singer a good sewing machine? ›

Yes, Singer sewing machines are very good. They come with several features that make them easy to use and long lasting. Singer sewing machines are known for their ease of use, durability, and affordability.

What makes a good sewing machine? ›

The machine should be responsive to pressure on the foot pedal, and not stall or growl when sewing thick fabric or multiple layers. The controls should be easy to reach and manipulate, and the symbols on the machine or LED display should be easy to read.

Which Singer sewing machine is best for beginners? ›

Best for beginners: SINGER | Start 1304 Sewing Machine

The Singer Start 1304 offers basic features with enough variable options to facilitate creativity and versatility in sewing projects.

Is it worth fixing an old sewing machine? ›

Is It Worth It? Definitely! A well-maintained sewing machine will last longer and will save you a lot more money than buying a new one. There are plenty of things to look out for during a sewing machine repair.

How often should sewing machine be serviced? ›

Simply put, if you use your machine a lot (several times a week) you will create lint build up, wear out the lubricants used to keep your machine running smoothly, and wear out the parts of your machine that can need replacing. In this case getting your machine serviced once a year is probably a good idea.

How do I prolong the life of my sewing machine? ›

How to Properly Take Care of Your Sewing Machine
  1. Keep Your Sewing Machine Covered. ...
  2. Change Needles Regularly. ...
  3. Used Compressed Air to Remove Lint. ...
  4. Annual Servicing. ...
  5. Oiling the Machine. ...
  6. Find an Experienced Professional to Repair Your Machine. ...
  7. Clean One Part of the Machine at a Time. ...
  8. Wipe Down the Machine After Each Use.
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Which type of sewing machine is the most basic and durable? ›

Some common sewing machine types include: Mechanical: Modern mechanical sewing machines run on electricity, and their settings are adjusted with dials or switches on the machine. Mechanical sewing machines tend to be the best beginner sewing machine option because they are less complex and more affordable.

Why are BERNINA sewing machines so expensive? ›

The average price for most of the Bernina models lies around the $1,000 range. The company charges high prices because of the quality design and durable parts used in their machines.

Is BERNINA made by Juki? ›

Bernina sergers are made by Juki, as are all of these Bernina serger accessories.

Which Heavy Duty SInger is best? ›

The Singer 4452 is the most feature-rich mechanical SInger Heavy Duty machine. It comes with all the features of the 4432 (and 44S, 4411, 4423) along with a set of bonus accessories for heavy sewing projects. The 4452 includes an even feed/walking foot, a non-stick foot, clearance plate and a pack of size 16 needles.

What is difference between heavy duty and normal sewing machine? ›

While a regular machine does well with most jobs, some textiles and projects require more robust sewing power. Heavy-duty machines have no problem stitching through heavy fabrics like leather and denim and are well equipped to handle thick layers of fabric.

What is a heavy duty sewing machine used for? ›

Typically found in industry, a heavy duty sewing machine is designed for long-lasting durability and dependability. Heavy fabrics such as denim and leather are well-suited for a heavy duty sewing machine. Monograms, quilting, blind hems, and buttonholes are tasks the heavy duty sewing machine can perform.

How much does a good sewing machine cost? ›

Mechanical sewing machines start at around $60 while computerized models start at around $160. A good quality sewing machine will cost you at least $150 while more professional, industrial or specialized quilting and embroidery models can easily reach $1000 to $5000.

Which Singer sewing machine is best for beginners? ›

Best for beginners: SINGER | Start 1304 Sewing Machine

The Singer Start 1304 offers basic features with enough variable options to facilitate creativity and versatility in sewing projects.

Which type of sewing machine is the most basic and durable? ›

Some common sewing machine types include: Mechanical: Modern mechanical sewing machines run on electricity, and their settings are adjusted with dials or switches on the machine. Mechanical sewing machines tend to be the best beginner sewing machine option because they are less complex and more affordable.

What is modern sewing machine? ›

In a modern sewing machine, the process of stitching has been automated so that the fabric easily glides in and out of the machine without the inconvenience of needles, thimbles and other tools used in hand sewing.

What stitch is used for clothing? ›

Class-300 (Lock Stitch):

Class-300 (Lock Stitch) has enough strength and the same appearance on both sides. Class-300 (Lock Stitch) has four types- 301. 304, 308, and 309. These types of stitch are used for stitching underwear, most types, and apparel, and decorative purposes.

How much should a beginner spend on a sewing machine? ›

A beginner may need to spend $150-$350 for a good sewing machine. Some beginners need a device with all the bells and whistles, but some want to learn how to sew and see if they enjoy it. If you are one of them, it doesn't mean that you don't have any other choice than to buy the cheapest one.

How long should a sewing machine last? ›

Typical Life Expectancy of a Sewing Machine

In general, sewing machines are known to last well over five years and sometimes as long as 25 years. However, the conditions that the sewing machine is exposed to will make a huge difference in its lifespan.

Are computerized sewing machines better than mechanical? ›

An electronic machine is essentially a cross between a mechanical and an automatic sewing machine. Electronic models cost less and are faster and more precise than mechanical machines but lack many automatic features and stitch options.

Which is best Janome or singer? ›

Janome is known for being a very innovative brand. Even though Janome and Singer produce high-quality machines, Janome models tend to be a little more advanced. On average, Janome sewing machines cost more than Singer. But Janome and Singer are still two of the most affordable sewing machine brands.

Which Heavy Duty singer is best? ›

Singer | Heavy Duty 4452

Singer has developed many sewing machines since 1851, but the 4452 is arguably the best heavy-duty machine they've ever made. Even the needles are heavy duty with a size of 100/14. To begin with, it's a mechanical device with an all-metal chassis.

Is singer a good sewing machine? ›

Yes, Singer sewing machines are very good. They come with several features that make them easy to use and long lasting. Singer sewing machines are known for their ease of use, durability, and affordability.

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