After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best beginner sewing machines for 2019 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.
Brother XM2701 Lightweight
The XM2701 comes with 27 built-in stitches, and there’s a little bit of everything in this mix. You have the typical basic stitches, which are great for most sewing projects, and you have decorative and quilting stitches for other projects.
We had no issues threading the machine at… all, although there may still be a learning curve for some users. All you have to do is touch the lever located on the side of the machine. The XM2701 does all of the work for you by automatically pushing the thread through the needle.
With that said, the XM2701 can take on just about any other project with ease. It sews smoothly and quietly, and we never experienced any issues with tension or bunching. It’s lightweight enough to be transported through the house, and you’ll find that the controls are so easy to use, children could easily make this sewing machine their own. Whether you’re a beginner or just looking for an affordable, simple sewing machine, the Brother XM2701 is an excellent choice.
SINGER | Start 1304 Sewing Machine
The Singer 1304 is lauded for its light weight and portability (it even has a fold-down carry handle). It’s a great machine for taking to classes or for travel. It is also popular with many beginners and younger sewists.
The Singer 1304 Start Sewing Machine is great for… beginning sewists and hobbyists. It makes sewing easy and fun, with its six built-in stitches: straight, satin, zig zag, blind hem, scallop, 4-step buttonhole, and other friendly features such as easy stitch selection, automatic tension, preset stitch length and width and more.
You will also find easy threading diagrams printed right on this machine so you can be set-up in no time. This sewing machine for beginners also comes with a host of accessories, including an all-purpose foot, zipper foot, darning plate, needles, bobbins, seam ripper and more.
Janome Graceful Gray Basic
Janome has been an instrumental name for quality sewing machines since 1950. While there have been countless models to come and go since then, they have always managed to stay true to their commitment to offer affordable machines for people that didn’t skimp out on the quality.
There are few machines that are actually as… lightweight and portable as this Janome Sewing machine is. While there are many easy to transport options out there on the market, this is one that isn’t going to be difficult to keep with you for on the fly alterations or repairs.
All in all, this is a powerful and light machine for even the most hardcore of sewing machine users. It does have some drawbacks in that it is fairly devoid of bells and whistles common to more expensive brands.
SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
The Singer 4411 sewing machine is designed with a metal frame to allow it to handle all kinds of sewing jobs. It was also designed to have an extra-high sewing speed of 1,100 stitches per minute. This machine is designed to sew most things that the home sewist would want with the correct needle and thread.
It also includes a quilting guide. You attach it so you can sew… seams a consistent distance away from a prior seam. This can be useful when making other decorative stitches on home decoration projects or duffel bags. The foot pedal has a cord to connect to the machine. So you will need to find a good sewing area where you can plug the machine in and have the pedal on the floor.
It is super fast, and you will need to practice using the foot pedal so gain the confidence in driving your machine. The Singer 4411 is also a great sewing machine for someone returning to sewing. You’ll be able to sew a wide variety of projects easily. You won’t outgrow it quickly if you’re focused on just sewing rather than embellishments.
Michley Lil’ Sew & Sew LSS-202 Combo
Cute would be the perfect word to describe a mini sewing machine like the Michley LSS-202. Michley has been traditionally known to produce highly affordable and easy to use sewing machines in a market that is dominated by versatile and advanced sewing machines.
The Michley Lil’ Sew & Sew LSS-202,… as it’s officially known, is a pretty useful sewing machine for small projects and fix jobs. The sewing machine has been received well by users as it is possibly one of the most affordable models available in the market today. That being said, industry experts and professional level users still have their concerns over whether Michley has what it takes to compete with the big names in the industry.
The Michley LSS-202 mini sewing machine is probably the most lightweight and compact sewing machine available today in the market. It weighs just 1 pound and 3 pounds with the shipping weight, and has measurements at 7.1 x 10.2 x 8.3 inches. This r makes it a very small sewing machine, which automatically eliminates any expectations of the LSS-202 being practical with even moderate stitching jobs.
SINGER 3223G Handy Sewing Machine
If you’re just starting out in the world of sewing, this machine will make learning much easier plus you’ll have room to advance your skills. Not only will beginners find this sewing machine easy to operate, they’ll also find it easy to thread. And with four snap-on presser feet, setting up for different sewing tasks will be a breeze as well.
Essential, decorative, buttonhole… and stretch stitches will be at your fingertips. We would recommend this machine to beginning sewers who want to have all the basic options while they’re learning how to sew.
With its built-in features, good operation and reasonable price tag, this sewing machine brings a good amount of value to the table. Most of the people who reviewed it thought it offered a lot for the money. So do we and that’s why it gets an excellent score.
Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW
Brother has a successful Project Runway Sewing Machines line, appealing to anyone who’s watched the show and thought about trying their hand at sewing as well. Knowing full well that every craft has beginners and more advanced practitioners, this company has made sure that everyone can find a perfect fit with them.
With a respectable variety of stitches,… Brother’s computerized features, and their patented drop-in bobbin system, getting started with this sewing machine is a far cry from hard. Taking it out of the box and getting started right afterward is a guarantee, and thanks to its slight stature and stability, you can easily take it to classes or show off to a more experienced friend.
The CS5055PRW is no different; the white casing bears the Project Runway logo with pride, and the blue stitch chart is easy to read on the right side. With its small dimensions, it’ll fit into any sewing room next to a bigger Brother or on its own. With a good carrying bag – provided by some suppliers – it’s a cinch to move to a cupboard if you need some extra space.
SINGER 2277 Tradition Sewing Machine
This Singer tradition sewing machine model falls into the category of full-size machine. It’s wider than compact machines and gives you more space to work with fabric so that beginners can get an easier sewing experience.
It will fit on a desk or spare… corner that you have at home. It’s not heavy either. At approximately 16.3 lbs, it’s portable enough, so you can move it around easily. The dimension of this machine makes it perfect for those who need to carry their machine to the sewing classes. And despite the portability, the machine does not move during the sewing process.
This machine comes with a free arm. In order to work with difficult to reach tiny circular pieces of fabric, you need to snap off the area below the needle to access the free arm. When you are done you can snap it back on, and work on other pieces of fabric. While the free arm is useless if you are sewing long, straight pieces of fabric, it’s very useful to handle curved pieces like collars, cuffs, and other small pieces.