Sewing Machine Reviews

Here are over 600 sewing machine reviews. They cover the major features and highlights of each sewing machine. All are organized by manufacturer and then by model number.

Just Starting Out?

Before even starting your search for a suitable sewing machine there are many things that need to be purchased beforehand. These utensils include; Bent handled shears which normally costs about $24, Sewing scissors costing approximately $8, Pinking shears again $8, Thread clipper priced at $5, Retractable tape measure which start from $2.50, 30cm ruler which cost about $1.60, 2x Tailor’s chalk pencils totally $2.60, Pins roughly $3.80, Pincushion which will you $4, 7x spools of thread ranging from $13.80, Seam ripper which start at $2.50, 3x spare bobbins purchasable from $3.25, 5x universal machine needles which are typically cost around $3.25. All of this already totals up to around $82.30, which is a minimum price that can be expected to be paid for the just the starting items. Sewing machines and their accessories and necessities are not cheap, in fact normally and stereotypically sewing machines will cost a large sum of money. So even before any of the items mentioned above are purchased you must allow yourself a realistic budget and have the money set aside in preparation.

Sewing machine needles are very important; therefore you need to ensure that you invest in the right kind of needle. Firstly the size, sewing machine needles come in different sizes. Confusingly, there are two systems of naming the sizes; imperial sizes which go from 9 to 18 and the metric sizing system which ranges from 65 to 110. It is probably the best idea to find that a packet of needles that is marked with both the imperial and metric sizes. You need to choose the right size needle for your fabric. Use a large needle on rougher or thicker fabrics so the needle can easily pierce the fabric, and smaller needles on more delicate fabrics so no visible holes are made. The type of needles available include; universal, denim, ballpoint and the twin needle. Each is used for a variety of purposes so you may need to research each to discover which would fulfill your needs most sufficiently.

If you are new to sewing and have no clue about how to sew, and if instruction manuals or other leaflets provided with the sewing machine fail to be of any assistance there are multiple solutions to this dilemma. There are numerous sewing courses available to take which provide an excellent service tailored to your individual needs. There are also various videos, tips, advice and tutorials online which are clear and very helpful. Additionally hundreds of books are on offer to purchase; these can be found in pretty much any bookstore and provide a detailed and precise set of instructions to help all beginners learn how to sew.

Finally, the last thing any beginner to sewing needs to know is what type of sewing machine they should purchase. Well before thinking about that you should consider what type of sewing you would be using it for, as well as what kind of sewer you are. There are several different types of sewing machines available including; computerized sewing machine, electronic sewing machine, overlock sewing machine and more. Research should be carried out on all prior to the transaction. This will enable you to find the ideal sewing machine for you.

Do I Need An Electric Sewing Machine?

A basic version of an electronic sewing machine is one which contains a motor, found in the body of the machine. This drives the needle in the top part of the sewing machine and controls a bobbin and feed dogs in the lower part. This can be located under the needle plate. The motor is driven by a foot pedal which usually offers a selection of speeds, depending on the model. The harder you put your foot down, the faster you sew. The feed dogs automatically feed material to the machine under the needle. They are much faster and more accurate than old-fashioned manual models. These are fantastic for quick and able sewers. They are very simple and easy to manage so would also be ideal for a first time sewer. This is a basic overview of how exactly electronic sewing machines work and what goes on inside the machine when the foot pedal is pushed. They can be rather separate to other types of sewing machines so often require a fair amount of time to get used to this new concept and method of sewing. The stitch style, length and width are simply selected by using a very user-friendly dial. Electronic sewing machines allow for more decorative stitching with a higher amount of precision than manual models.

Due to the astonishing amount the electronic sewing machine has to offer there is an overwhelming array of electric sewing machines that are available to purchase, particularly on the internet. It seems evident that the most popular model of electric sewing machine amongst buyers is the Singer 7470. This model has a simple push button control panel and a drop in bobbin which means customers do not have to worry about or spend time with all the fiddly bits of sewing. A common misconception of non-sewers is that sewing revolves around delicate handy work and a large proportion of time wasted on getting annoyed over the fiddly bits required to set up the machine. It also has an automatic needle threader which has proven to be especially useful for those who have impaired vision. The stitches are pre-set so all that needs to be done is for the machine to be plugged in and you are ready to begin sewing. It is also programmed to automatically adjust the tension which can sometimes take hours to get just right. As well as all of these time-saving features the Singer 7470 also comes equipped with a long lasting LED light to enable perfectly straight stitching. Surprisingly there are tones more features found on this remarkable electronic sewing machine. These can be easily accessed through an online search. This machine has proven to be very popular because it is suitable for experience sewers as well as amateur sewers due to the unique features the Singer 7470 has.

If browsing through the ranges of electronic sewing machines which have been put on offer by the many sellers, it is possible to purchase an electronic sewing machine at about $80. However this will be a very basic model and come equipped with minimal features. The best type of electric sewing machines can be bought for somewhere around $3300. Some people may be shocked at this price but on the other hand experienced sewers may feel this to be a completely worthwhile investment.