After testing a lot of products, we have selected the 8 best sewing machines under $100 for 2019 which are mentioned below. In our experiments, we have found these products most consistent in performance and true value for the money.
Amado Portable Sewing Double Speed Mini Sewing Machine
This mini machine weighs less than 2 pounds so it is definitely tiny. It is the smallest and cheapest of the machines reviewed here and definitely the most simple.
Owners of this machine were pleasantly surprised at… the quality of the Amado and said it does a very good job when sewing even a few layers of fabric. Some Classical Features: Can be run on batteries of plugged into a way, There is a foot pedal so you can control it manually, Variable speed options – high and low speed, Comes with an easy-to-read and well laid out manual.
Overall this little machine is a great option if you truly want something small and portable yet strong enough to actually do some real sewing. You’re getting a simple machine that does a simple straight stitch.
Singer 1304 Start Free ArmHandy Sewing Machine
The Singer 1304 Start is a basic, simple, and easy-to-use mechanical sewing machine. It is a good choice for beginners and also for those looking for a lightweight, portable machine. Consumer ratings are fairly good and most owner like that the unit is affordable, easy to setup and operate, and also that it has a free arm. However, it does have some issues with the thread jamming and owners sometimes struggle with threading the machine.
The most common issue with this machine is… the thread jamming. Quite a few owners report being frustrated by this. Some so frustrated that the machine was returned. Also, several folks have had difficulty threading the 1304, even after checking the instructions (threading diagrams are actually printed right on the machine but this still doesn’t seem to help much). However once you get it then it seems fairly straightforward.
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.
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 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.
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 1234 Portable Sewing Machine
This machine is light and compact. Fantastic for transporting to and from sewing class and super easy to put away after use. With dimensions of 13 x 7 x 11.5 inches and weighing less then 10 lbs it’s a fantastic size for kids. Singer have done a great good with the design of the 1234. It is simple but really attractive. I love the mint green stitch selector and reverse switch. They contrast the white frame really well, as does the red Singer logo. Something that is defiantly not standard are the decals that come with the machine. They are a great way to customize the machine.
Since the Singer 1234 is an affordable machine aimed at… beginners it is not packed with features but the features that it does have are implemented well. Most machines come with some kind instructional material but the Singer 1234 comes with a fantastic online machine owners guide. Taking you through every aspect of its setup and functions. This is a real standout feature. Perfect for beginners that have no previous experience.
To conclude this review: The Singer 1234 is a great example of a simple machine aimed at beginners. Its ease of use and simple setup allow for anyone to get going straight away. The online tutorials offer unmatched assistance that you will not get with any other sewing machine. For those that have kids that are interested in learning to sew the Singer 1234 is a great choice,
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 | Simple 3232 Portable Sewing Machine
From its 32 different stitching patterns to the machine’s multiple accessory storage compartments, it is apparent that careful thought and consideration has gone into the design and execution of this product. The Singer 3232 has enjoyed favorable professional and consumer written reviews.
Designed for those who are new to… the wonderful world of sewing, the Singer 3232 Sewing Machine packs a wallop in terms of features – all at an affordable price. For example, the machine’s needle features an automatic threader, which significantly reduces the amount of time required to sew. The automatic, one-step process for creating buttonholes will produce professional results with the simple touch of a button.
The straightforward design of this sewing machine offers an adjustable feature for stitch length and width, which eliminates fabric bunching and creates smooth, strong seams. Stitch length and width are both adjusted via a dial. This sewing machine features a metal frame that was designed for longevity. The durability of the machine’s frame is matched only by its 25 year, limited warranty from the manufacturer.