Do you love sewing machines?
It does not matter, because almost every American household used to have a domestic sewing machine for sewing and quilting and other similar tasks.
If you’ve been reluctant to buy because you didn’t know which one to choose (since there are a handful of great brands), read this review of 10 best sewing machines that you can find in market or on Amazon.
Sewing Machine Blog intends to help you with finding best sewing machines, needles and equipment – so keep reading us.
And, without further ado, here is the review.
Brands and Features of Best Sewing Machines
1. Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine
I know that most of the sewing enthusiasts know this brand: Brother, but for those who only know Singer, Brother is actually a big brand that you will find in every list of sewing machine brands.
Here are the pros and cons of this specific machine.
. Technical Glitches
There are glitches. Even after trying three different presser feet, the knit fabric gets stuck in the machine, get jammed and thus gets destroyed. Other problem is constant E6 message and malfunction.
. Not a Backlit Display
Considering how often people work in a poor lighting situation, the display must have been a backlit one, but it is not a backlit display.
And here is the detail about pros.
. 60Built-in Stitches to Choose From
Yes, from a panel on right side of display, you can choose 1 out of 60 different styles of stitches. These built-in stitches represent different styles and you can pick one to go with.
. 7 Styles of 1 Step Auto-size Button Holes
With this machine you can make more than 1 type of button hole. Not only there is variety and you can choose from 7 styles, but the button holes are auto-size, and with 1 step you will make just as much same size button holes as you want.
. Adjustable Stitching Speed
You can go from normal to fast to faster speed, because this machine has adjustable stitching speed. The maximum speed that you can get is 850 stitches per minute.
. Automatic Needle Threader
The biggest worry of people who sew! You would have not to thread the needle by yourself; use the automatic needle threader to thread the needle with ease.
2. Juki TL-2010Q Sewing Machine
Juki is not a big brand like Brothers or Singer, but judging by the response to this machine, we can say that it has got potential.
Here are pros and cons.
The cons here are some need a little bit of explanation. Let us explain the cons first.
. Ineffective on Heavyweight Fabric
This is machine is good only for lightweight to medium weight fabric and it ends up breaking needles or having other issues, if you try thicker and heavier fabric like denim.
. Not Good for Free Motion Quilting
In case you want a machine for free motion quilting, do know that this machine might not be fit for that delicate quilting. Although reported by one customer, but it has its own glitches.
Done with the cons, here is out take on pros.
. Sliding Speed Control and One Pedal Foot Control
To stop the speed or control it, with this machine you get options like sliding speed control and one pedal foot control. Foot control helps you in a busier and professional sewing environment.
. LED-lit Workspace
Well: You cannot overlook the important of an LED-lit workspace when you know how big it is a pain to sew in poor lighting situation.
. 1500 Stitches per Minute
Yes: Not only you have a sliding speed control, you can have a maximum of 1500 stitches per minute. That is real good speed and makes it a machine that can be used for professional purposes.
. Good for Quilting & Stitching
With professional sewing machine like features, it is a machine that is considered good for two main jobs that are expected from a sewing machine: quilting and stitching.
3. Singer Quantum 9960 Sewing Machine
Despite the fact that Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 can not count number most of the small machines available, nonetheless it does appearance very strong and especially successful system with the aid of its very first look. This device seems very expert also this sewing machine with so many salient features. Take a look at pros and cons.
. Quilting Bar and Walking Foot
For quilting, every machine has a separate bar and in case of this machine the problem is that quilting bar will work with every other foot, except walking foot.
. Technical Glitches
There are many technical glitches like not being able to do reverse sewing and having problem while quilting.
. 600 Built-in Stitches
That’s huge! This machine has a big number of stitches built into it – as many as 600.
. 13 Built-in 1 Step Buttonholes
Having this machine with you, you can choose 1 of 13 buttonholes and use it with 1 step.
. 800 Stitches per Minute Maximum Speed
You can opt from slow to normal to fast or faster speed, but the maximum sewing speed of this machine is 800 stitches/minute.
. Big Variety of Presser Feet Included
This machine has a really considerable variety of presser feet. From all-purpose, to zipper foot to walking foot etc.
4. Singer 4423 Sewing Machine
Our Singer 4423 sewing system review well-known shows it sews at 1,100 stitches in step with minute. For a mid-range version, that is a high-quality rapid velocity. most others in this range do 500-600 stitches consistent with mins.This marvel from Singer has got over 3,000 customers and an Amazon’s Choice tag.
Let us take a look at the cons first.
. Tangling of Bobbin Thread
The thread on bobbin gets tangled so badly that it looks more like a bird’s nest – however it was reported by only one customer.
. No Display
There is no display on this machine – let alone a backlit one.
Here is all the detail about the pros.
. 23 Built-in Stitches
Including basic and stretch there are 23 built-in stitches that you can apply with this machine.
. Maximum Sewing Speed 1,100 Stitches per Minute
Just like other machines, this one also comes with speed adjustment function, but the maximum speed that you get is 1,100 stitches/minute.
. Straight & Reverse Stitching
There are many type of stitching options available, and among them is one of the most important one – straight and reverse stitching.
5. Juki HZL-F600 Sewing Machine
How’d you like a computerized sewing machine? I know, very much!
Here’s the pros and cons of this product.
Here’s our analysis of the cons.
. Clunking Noise
A few customers have complained of a clunking noise. That mostly comes from take-up lever at the time of threading.
. Not a Backlit Display
This machine does not have one. Although a backlit display can be great help in a poorly-lit place.
And here’s what we think of the pros.
. Box Feed Technology
Box feed technology is having feed dogs move in a square. Why is it good? Because this type of movement helps them establish longer contact with the fabric.
. Free Motion Sewing
It is kind of sewing where stitching is only done on surface of fabric and in any direction. This machine has this facility.
. Extended Sewing Space
If you disliked your sewing machine for too less sewing space, this machine is for you. It has a wife sewing space and extended table.
. 255 Sewing Patterns
This sewing machine from Juki has 255 sewing patterns, 4 fonts and many other features to provide you the easiest sewing experience.
6. Brother SE600 Sewing Machine
This machine is a special gift for those who are interested in embroidery.
Here are the pros and cons of this machine.
Let us first take a look at the cons.
. Poor Quality Monograms
This machine is quite good for stitching or embroidering different designs, but when it comes to monograms it only creates poor quality ones.
. Constant Error Codes
Check and rethread machine – is one of the few error codes that you get while machine is not working. However, it is already threaded and there is no problem with the mentioned parts. It just stops working.
While we’re done with the cons, let us check the pros that got this machine 2,500+ customers and an Amazon’s Choice tag.
. Large Color Touch Screen
A 3.2” color and touch display gives you the preview of a design that you have chosen or uploaded to be embroidered on the fabric.
. 4” x 4” Embroidery Area
It takes a lot of time and constant moving of fabric to embroider a big design. However, a 4” x 4” embroidery area gives you quite a big field to embroider.
. Advanced Embroidery Features
There are many advanced embroidery features like change and preview thread colors, placing lettering on the object and import designs.
. 80 Embroidery Designs & 103 Stitches
With machine you get to use 80 built-in embroidery designs and 103 stitches.
7. Brother XR3774 Sewing Machine
How about a machine that is made especially for quilting and has an Amazon’s Choice tag.
Here’s the list of pros and cons.
Let us first understand the problems with this device.
. Skipped Stitches
This problem has been reported by a customer; the machine skips stitches in my styles, especially while trying reverse stitches.
. No Display
There is no display, even one that is not backlit, on this sewing machine. Here is everything that you’d love to know about this machine.
. 37 Built-in Stitches and 74 Total Stitch Functions
In total, in this machine, there are 74 stitch functions, 37 out of them are basic built-in stitches.
. 1 Step Auto-size Buttonholer
Like all quality machines from Brother, this one also has a 1 step auto-size buttonholer. With one move, you make even sized buttonholes.
. 800 Stitches/minute Sewing Speed
While this machine lets you control the speed, the maximum sewing speed is 800 stitches per minute.
. Ease of Use Features
There are many ease of use features in this machine e.g. built-in needle threader, top drop-in bobbin and LED-lit workspace.
8. Brother 1034D Thread Serger
This is yet another Brother product with 3,000+ purchases and an Amazon’s Choice tag.
Here are the pros and cons.
I know, these cons need explanation. Here you go.
. Hard to Find Replacement Parts
This machine is all good and nice, but it has been reported by a few customers that it is pretty hard to find replacement parts, except you go to nearby Brother service center.
. Jamming on Heavy Stuff
Although it has been noticed only once or twice, but while working on heavy stuff i.e. leather, this serger jams.
Here are all the pros that you must know.
. 3/4 Thread Finishing
You can use either 3 or all 4 threads for professional edge finishing that people expect from such a serger.
. Works with Wide Range of Fabrics
This serger works with a wide range of fabrics like linens, formal wear, knits and other lightweight fabric.
. 22 Built-in Functions
In total there are 22 built-in functions with 4 thread or 3 thread overlock, and all kind of overlock stitches etc.
. Differential Feed
This machine has the capacity to offer differential feed while overlocking, which is something everyone into edging business needs.
9. Janome 8077 Computerized Sewing Machine
Janome 8077 is personification of a good computerized sewing.
Here is all the detail about the pros and cons.
Let us examine the cons first.
. Problem with Straight Stitches
It’s not that this problem is with every other unit, but two customers complained that they cannot have straight stitches.
. No LED Light at Workspace
Considering how most of the quality sewing machines have it, this machine should have had a LED-lit workspace.
Here is our take on pros.
. Automatic Needle Threader
Just like all high quality machines, this one also has an automatic needle threader that takes a swift move and that’s all.
. 30 Built-in Stitches
This machine as 30 built-in stitches that you can choose from the panel on the right hand.
. 2 Digit Backlit Display
Unlike a few machines, not only this one has a display, but it is a backlit one. Although it’s an old school 2 digit display.
. Ease of Use Features
There are many ease of use features in this machine such as start-stop button that rids you of foot control, auto-declutch bobbin and easy reverse stitch etc.
10. Janome Magnolia 7318
Magnolia is a class apart in terms of style and ease. Take a look at the pros and cons of this product.
Let us take find out more about cons.
. No Display
Back-lit or not, two digit or more advanced, but most of the good sewing machines have a display – this one totally missed out on it.
. Louse Noise
For some reason, this machine makes louder than normal noise while stitching.
Here’s our opinions about pros.
. Top Loading Jam Proof Bobbin System
There is a top loading jam proof bobbin system in this machine that makes sure that bobbin does not jam and you have tangle free sewing.
. Built-in Stitches & Button Hole
This machine comes with 18 built-in stitches and a button holer to automatically make button holes.
. Carrying Handle
There is an easy to use carrying handle that makes carrying this machine super easy.
. 7-Piece Feed Dog
With as many as 7 pieces feed dog, you have laser targeted control on fabric.
Here is my verdict about which of them are the best sewing machines in 2020.