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What Is the Best Sewing Machine Brand?

By Jessica Strohlson

So, you want to learn how to sew and you’re looking for the best sewing machine to get your started. Before beginning your research for the best sewing machines, first consider what you want to use your sewing machine for.

For example, are you looking to decorate fabrics with fancy stitches? Maybe sew with stretchy knit fabrics? Finish the edges of fabric in seams? Are you looking to be creative and design? Or, are you simply looking to learn the basics of putting layers of fabric together to make your own clothing line perhaps?

Once you’ve narrowed down your answers you can begin asking the question: what are the two best sewing machines out there and what makes them so great? Let’s go ahead and get started on some research on the two best brands in sewing:n Singer and Brother.

SINGER Sewing Machines

The History of SINGER

Singer introduced the world’s first practical sewing machine back in 1850 not to mention the world’s first zig-zag machine and electronic machines. The brand now produces the world’s most advanced home sewing and embroidery machines.

Singer is not only budget-friendly but also rich in quality. Each machine is durable and long-lasting making it a reliable and classic machine for beginner and expert sewers alike. To get a better understanding on the different models and from SINGER, let’s take a look at the top 4 best and easy to use machines.

The Best Models

If you’re looking for the best value sewing machine, look no further than the 2277 Tradition Essential Sewing Machine. This machine sits at an affordable $129.99 brand new or less than $110 used (but in great condition). This model includes the classic Singer features and is perfect for beginner sewers as it is known to be great for simple projects such as hemming and mastering the basics of sewing. This machine offers 23 stitches including straight, scallop, zig zag, and twin needle sewing. Not to mention the convenient size making it easy to use and easy to carry.

Heavy Duty 4452 Sewing Machine

This SINGER model is one of the most popular heavy duty sewing machines out there. While beginner sewers can still easily learn this incredible machine, it is best used for tougher fabrics such as leather and denim.

Quantum Stylist™ 9960 Sewing Machine

This computerized model is one of the more expensive models SINGER has to offer at a $599.99 brand new. This has to due with its 600+ stitch applications, LED screen, large extension table, built-in needle threader and more. This machine has all the features a sewer (and fashion designer) can dream of.

Singer Mechanical MX60 Sewing Machine

The last sewing machine on this list is a little bit different from the others because while this model is great for beginners, it is also specifically suited for kids! Consider the Mechanical MX60 model as your very first sewing machine as it is easy to use, light and extremely sturdy at the same time – great for first time sewers of all ages, truly!

BROTHER Sewing Machines

The second brand on this list is none other than the famous BROTHERS.

The History of Brother Sewing Machines

Brother offers a wide selection of sewing machines from beginners to experts. The brand is known for its cutting-edge technology and features allowing their machines to be powerful yet easy to use. Brother sewing machines have been around for over 100 years with their first sewing machine model dating all the way back to 1908! This model was originally built with the intention of producing straw hats. The brand’s first domestic sewing machine was later released in 1932.

Consider Your Options

Nowadays, Brother sewing machines are faster, more powerful and easier to use than ever. Brother sewing machines focus on speed control, automatic functions and built-in stitches to help make your sewing experience easier, faster and more efficient. With so many models to choose from, finding your best match has never been more attainable. 

First, there’s the question between mechanical vs. computerized machines. Mechanical sewing machines are much simpler and have no computer parts, many experienced sewers tend to lean towards this more old-fashioned model. However, computerized machines have more built-in stiches as well as more accessories such as LCD screens to help troubleshoot or adjust speed. Computerized models also have stitch selections done via button rather a dial as is done on the mechanical sewing machine. For these reasons, however, computerized machines are typically the more expensive option.

Most sewing machines made by Brother, including computerized machines, feature an automatic needle threader. They also offer optional foot pedals, unless you’re looking for a mechanical machine as all mechanical sewing machines require a foot pedal to sew.

The Best Models

The best overall sewing machine has to be the BROTHER Innov-is-NS8oE Sewing Machine. This model is under the computerized sewing machine category and is extremely popular in the world of sewing due its many exciting features while being an easy to use machine – perfect for beginners and experts! This particular model offers 80 built in stitches, free arm capability when sewing sleeves, a large LCD screen, five different presser feet and wide table for larger projects. On top of all of this, it’s one of the most affordable options sitting at a comfortable $189.99 all while having so many unique and easy to use features!

HC1850 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine

The best sewing machine for beginners! Another computerized model which is a bit more on the pricier side sitting at $378.00 retail price. This machine is definitely worth the investment for all beginner sewers as it is easier to thread than most models out there – trust me when I say threading your machine is one of the most frustrating parts of the sewing process- good thing BROTHER is aware of this and has got us covered! With its top drop in bobbin, a button to stop suddenly if you make a mistake, adjustable speed to help you control your garment making process, 130 built-in stitches, and tension settings, this machine has got you covered for your basic sewing needs and advanced projects once you get the hang of sewing (made easy with this model).

SE625 Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine

The best sewing machine for embroidery. Remember to refer back to our previous question: what do you want to use your sewing machine for? If you want to learn more than just your basic sewing techniques, this BROTHER model offers 8- build in designs with a USB port to import your own designs as well. So, if you dp decide you want to learn to sew and embroider, you can use this machine to go the extra mile and personalize your clothes further.

Both SINGER and BROTHER machines are great choices for any sewer, beginner or expert, and have plenty of machines ready to use for any project big or small. Not to mention, each of these unique machine models will help you bring your sewing skills to the next level. Keep in mind that all sewing machines are unique and have slightly different use and care instructions therefore each experience may be different to everyone. Here’s to easy learning and happy creating!


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