Given the wide variety of models available, it can be quite difficult to find a reliable sewing machine that is both easy to use and affordable at the same time. Fortunately, the brands that actually make good sewing machines are well-established and it’s mostly a matter of what model to buy rather than looking for a specific manufacturer.
Even so, each machine comes with its own particularities, which is why you must have a good idea of what exactly you’re looking for in a sewing machine. To give you a better understanding of what the market has to offer at this point in time, we put together a list of the ten best sewing machines money can buy.
10Brother Designio Series DZ2400
This computerized sewing & quilting machine from Brother includes 12 sewing and quilting settings to choose from, settings aimed at providing you with a great deal of creative flexibility. It is also capable of performing 185 stitches and stylish buttonholes, some being sized to fit specific standards that you can choose from. At the same time, it comes with a complete set of designer accessories which includes an extra wide table that enlarges your total workspace considerably.
9Brother LB6800PRW Project Runway
This versatile sewing machine from Brother comes packing creative embroidery design options with 70 built-in designs, 120 frame combinations, and 5 lettering fonts. Interestingly enough, it also features computer connectivity to allow you to download designs from the internet. On a related note, it comes complete with a 4×4-inch embroidery hoop, seven specialty sewing feet, a designer rolling bag, a USB cable, a soft cover, and a lot more.
8Brother Project Runway PC420PRW
Brother’s PC420RPW is capable of performing 850 stitches per minute, which is really impressive by all standards. This professional grade sewing machine comes with 11 presser feet, a hard case, and a full set of useful accessories. At the same time, it uses a state of the art fabric feeding system, presser foot pressure adjustment, a next-generation threading system, and a fast bobbin system to top it off.
What makes this sewing machine stand out is the fact that although it comes with 100 built-in utility, decorative, and heirloom stitches along with a multitude of other useful features, it costs almost half what a similar sewing machine usually costs. This machine also has a built-in sewing font for basic monogramming, an oversized wide table for quilting, and an included cover to protect the machine when you’re not using it.
6SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty High Speed Sewing Machine
This impressive sewing machine can sew 1,100 stitches per minute, which needless to say, is quite a lot for a sewing machine in this price range. It also benefits from a heavy duty interior metal frame that ensures the machine remains still for skip-free sewing. Not only that but it also has a stainless steel bed plate to provide a smooth fabric feed for every sewing along with 11 built-in stitches to choose from.
5Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing Machine
Brother’s SE400 sewing machine can sew, quilt, embroider almost any pattern at tremendous speed. Thanks to its visible back-lit touch screen LCD display, you will have full control over its capabilities in a very user-friendly fashion. Speaking of its capabilities, this machine has 67 unique sewing stitches and 70 built-in embroidery designs to choose from, along with 5 lettering fonts for good measure.
4SINGER 7256 Fashion Mate Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine
The use of a free-arm makes this sewing machine perfect for crafting, sewing, and quilting procedures of any kind. It also benefits from an easy threading system with an automatic needle threader to make things even easier. At the same time, it features a LED display screen with automatic stitch length and width settings to choose from, along with an easy-to-load top drop-in bobbin system with a clear cover.
3Brother CS6000i Feature-Rich Sewing Machine
This is one of Brother’s most popular sewing machines and it’s easy to see why. This versatile, value-packed, yet surprisingly affordable sewing machine is one of the most reliable and versatile sewing machines on the market today. It features an LCD display for better user interfacing, a jam-resistant quick-set top drop-in bobbin, 60 built-in stitches to choose from, 1-step auto-size buttonholes, a quilting table, a hard cover, and a lot more.
2SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist Computerized Sewing Machine
This truly impressive sewing machine features no less than 600 stitches to choose from, 13 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes, an automatic thread cutter with an automatic needle threader, needle up/down capabilities, and a multitude of equally useful features. At the same time, it comes with an extension table, 19 presser feet, the capacity to perform 5 different fonts, and a full host of accessories to choose from.
1Brother XL2600I Sew Advance Free-Arm Sewing Machine
While not as technologically advanced as the Singer we just talked about, this particular sewing machine is definitely more affordable. As a matter of fact, it is perhaps its affordability that made it such a best-selling sewing machine in the first place. Still, you can expect this reliable sewing machine to get the job done just as efficiently as most high-end sewing machines out there.
It features a needle threader, a thread cutter, drop-in bobbin loading, auto bobbin winding, a 1-step auto-size buttonholer, and 25 built-in stitches to choose from. Overall it is one of the most capable, yet at the same time affordable sewing machines on the market today.