Best Sewing Machines Reviews – 2019 Buying Guide


The best sewing machines nowadays.

The first information about the invention of sewing machines came back to the days of the great Leonardo da Vinci. He developed the design of such a device to facilitate the work of the tailor. There were many attempts in this field in England, Germany and France. The first prototype of the shuttle and modern needle came in 1834. In 1845 an American Elias Howe perfected previous inventions and received a patent for the first sewing machine that makes 300 stitches per minute and replaced 5 people. Since 1851 Isaac Singer had founded the first large-scale industrial production in Europe, Japan and Russia. Construction of machines was improved. Since 1900 Singer machines were produced in large quantities in Podolsk. They are still working in many homes, easily coping with the thin and thick fabrics, without repair and replacement of parts. Since the invention their capabilities expanded greatly, iron and wood frame gave way to plastic, foot belt drive and handle on the flywheel were replaced by the engine. The only available in old cars straight seam of the two strands – the top and bottom, mutated to a variety of decorative and finishing stitches when the zigzag was invented.

Electromechanical sewing machines with a different set of features were designed for different categories of customers. 2-5 operations chore enough for ordinary household: straight seam, hem, zigzag edges for overcasting, sometimes you have to buttonhole button holes. An experienced buyer selects more complex models with 10-25 operations to sew clothes with different decorative stitches. The machine must be stable, it must have a heavy frame, as well as a sufficiently broad platform for big things. Class “lux” machine with lots of operations – from 15 to 37, fits for semi – professional work, having a wide range of lines, with the automatically treatment of several types of loops and different types of fabrics. It is nice to have extras: an automatic selection of sewing programs, needle threader, adjustable needle position, etc.

High-class sewing machines are computerized. They are designed for the most interesting fabric processes. To do this, they use a specially administered programs on various media and have a direct connection to a PC. Many of these machines are equipped with informative displays with information about the operation, they also use a “sewing advisor.” For example, silk and cotton fabrics must be processed differently, the parameters of the lines do not match, and handy sewing advisor tells you the optimum size of the seams. Some models have an automatic thread trimming, a bobbin winding while sewing. A variety of programs with embroidery elements takes a high-class machine closer to the first-class special sewing machine.

The universal sewing and embroidery machines are modern masters with rich arsenal of programs. They can play any pattern, embroidery or monogram. Most configurations are done automatically during provisioning. It will take you one day to learn how the sewing machine works. A seamstress can easily manage the process of embroidery with greater comfort. These machines are for professionals of small sewing workshops, workshops for repairing, etc. Sewing and embroidery machines are designed for sewing operations and embroidery. They are equipped with built-in or optional embroidery unit. Embroidery machines have color display, which displays the selected pattern, they are connected directly to the PC or compatible with it. The embroidery machine needle can move in 20 different directions, so the number of operations grow up to 1500. The price of these machines is quite high because of their complexity.

Electromechanical sewing machines are cheap and easy to use. They are driven by an electric drive, but the basic operations are performed mechanically. With the help of mechanical switches and controls, located on the machine, one can change the stitch length, stitch width, strength, thread tension and presser foot pressure on the fabric. Such models perform about 10-20 operations, including decorative stitches and special lines for knitwear.

Electromechanical sewing machines are the most simple, but comfortable, allowing to learn sewing without hassle.

It’s very simple: all seams, that machine can perform, are printed on the front panel. Turning the wheel you choose seam and install the necessary adjustments (stitch length and width , thread tension) and sew.

They are not designed for daily work as they have a lightweight mechanism. For example, instead of smooth adjustment of stitch length and width they have only few fixed positions.

Each family constantly needs to repair clothes and customize its size. A unit with a standard set of operations (usually from 2 to 20 types of joints, including one or more decorative stitches) is enough.

We recommend to pay attention to the sewing machine with horizontal hook type, as the quality in such a straight stitch sewing machine will be higher. In addition, this type of machine sews much quieter.

When choosing an electromechanical machine, please, pay primarily attention to its functionality, but do not deny yourself the pleasure to focus on design, because you should like it.

All the tips you’ll find on the panel, the instruction is needed only in difficult cases.

If you purchase a sewing machine only “for the home, for the family”, and intend to use it rarely, pay attention to the following features (sewing operations):

 – overcasting of stitches for tissue section processing;

 – knitted seam availability;

 – the possibility of mending;

 – blind stitch hem for processing of finished products (pants, skirts, sleeveless jacket, etc.)

These are the cheapest sewing machines. All management is performed manually by mechanical switchings.

Such a machine will be indispensable assistant in any home. If you need something more than the possibilities of an electromechanical sewing machines, then pay attention to computerized sewing machines.

Computerized sewing machines are equipped with microprocessor`s control. It can be independent or compatible with PC. Computer`s connector can be purchased separately to connect the device to the computer. This class sewing machines easily perform decorative and finishing lines with elements of embroidery, along with the usual working lines, which can be combined to create your own songs. All operations are incorporated in a chip, and their number varies from 20 to 1000.

The microprocessor controls the movement of the needle relative to the tissue. This principle of governance removes restrictions from the complexity and number of running stitches. All sewing operations are stored in the machine’s memory, one can select and configure the desired sewing operation by using the electronic board. Background information and prompts are displayed. Some parameters sewing electronics are adjusted automatically, and all seams are usually programmed for optimal parameters (which, however, you can always easily change) .

Typically, there is an extended set of types of loops, special stitch knitwear, many decorative stitches in such models. Machines of this class are more functional in comparison with the best  electromechanical machines. Built-in computer board allows you to control the unit by simply pressing a key. Besides normal business lines, there is a large variety of finishing decorative stitches with embroidery. They can be combined and create your own compositions to decorate clothes. Memory cells in these machines are quite large: 30-60 characters per line. The program remembers and reproduces them on your demand. Usually alphabet and numbers are presented in this class of machines. As a rule, several kinds of loops are performed automatically.

Almost all computerized sewing machines have a display. It may be small information display, which displays only the number (or the number and basic parameters) of the selected sewing operation.

The next option is a display that shows additional basic background information, such as recommendations regarding the needle and stitch settings for the type of fabric. All directions are for a standard type of fabric.

The professional computerized sewing machines are equipped with High resolution grade touch LCD which completely manages the sewing machine. You can create and remember not only the sequence of performed operations, but also their own lines. You can also read the detailed advices about the implementation of a particular sewing operation. There are certainly a few “hot” keys on the panel, such as thread trimming, reverse, automatic back tack and most commonly used operations.

There are two options for loop handling: a semi-automatic and automatic mode. And in fact, in both cases, you do not have to deploy the fabric on the needle. The buttonhole process itself is simple and convenient in modern sewing machines. It is argued that the professional semi-automatic mode is more profitable, as the number of stitches can be controlled, whereas in an automatic mode the amount is fixed. On the other hand, automatic loop runs faster and easier than a semi-automatic. Choosing a sewing machine with a particular type of loop processing, first select your priorities.

If you are not only a sewing professional, but also want to invent your own unique stitch and embroidery patterns, then you must pay attention to the sewing and embroidery machines.

Sewing and embroidery machines have been developed due to the rapid development of microprocessor technology. They are fully compatible with the PC.  The possibilities of this technology are virtually unlimited. There are more than 500 utility and decorative operations, about 10 kinds of loops, automatic tension adjustment, top and bottom strands, several kinds of alphabets and numbers, the needle works in more than 20 directions, processes and training settings are automated! Such a machine can automatically stitch embroidery and cross, it makes hemstitch and cutwork as well. It can also play the invented embroidery pattern which is created on your computer.

In addition, they offer professional automatic embroidery in the hoop. This machine operates in two modes: as a sewing machine and like embroidery machine. If you block off the embroidery, the sewing machine offers the highest class.

A large number of sewing programs are incorporated in the memory of the machine, including the basic stitch, elastic stitch knitwear, overcasting, decorative stitches. Different kinds of loops are performed in automatic and semi-automatic modes. Besides usual business operations and decorative features, there are maxi – patterns that can be sewn without connecting of the embroidery unit. The touch screen can edit all parameters of embroideries (a size, a position, an alignment. They can be downloaded from the embroidery memory card, from the computer and from the web.

Sewing and embroidery machine is equipped with an automatic adjustment of the tension of the upper and lower threads. It has several types of alphabets and digits. The needle can work in several ways, many of the processes (such as configuration and provisioning) are automated. To work at such a machine is surprisingly simple and comfortable. More detailed acquaintance with the unit will pleasantly surprise you by so many nuances that turn sewing in a true pleasure. But the main advantage of these machines is that they can automatically stitch embroidery, make cross stitch, fagot, cutwork, quilting.

Using a personal computer, you can create compositions of fragments manufacturers already presented, as well as to invent your own stories for embroidery.

To do this you will need to purchase an additional software.

Such a machine can easily fulfill your every fantasy.

Every buyer ask himself: WHERE THE SEWING MACHINE WAS MADE?

 SINGER, BROTHER & TOYOTA are made ​​in China.

Only JANOME machines are made ​​in Taiwan.

Japanese manufacturers, like BROTHER, TOYOTA and JANOME (the story some of them lasts for almost a hundred years of the successful release of sewing equipment) build their own manufactures in Asia (China, Taiwan, Thailand) for further development of their production capacity, as Japan production capacity can not meet the demands for their products. SINGER has all their production facilities in China, Taiwan and Brazil.

The modern factories have become the main production facilities of these companies. They use all the latest technologies and innovations in the design and manufacturing of sewing techniques. The quality is under the full control of the company and is the same for any product, no matter if it is produced in Japan, China or Taiwan.

Janome Sewing machines (Japanese company) take one of the leading places among household sewing machines. Janome J3-24 Sewing Machine with a front loading bobbin case and a convertible free arm for circular sewing can choose from 24 stitch options. It has a fully automatic one step buttonhole and comes fitted with an auto needle threader.

Janome 525S Sewing Machine is a lightweight machine with a top loading jam proof bobbin system and convertible free-arm for circular sewing. The 525S features 24 stitches plus a fully automatic one step buttonhole and a built in needle threader. It offers both stitch width and length adjustment and a drop feed facility for freehand embroidery and free motion quilting. The 525S also has an auto-declutch bobbin winder and is supplied with a two speed foot controller and a hard cover.

Singer Talent 3321 Sewing machine is the perfect one for beginners. It comes with automatic needle threader, quick and easy threading and a top drop-in bobbin system, set-up is simple and frustration free. It also has 21 stitch patterns, an automatic 4-step buttonhole, adjustable stitch length and width and variable needle positions. An accessory assortment includes 4 presser feet (all-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot) for all your basic sewing needs.

Singer 7470 Confidence Sewing Machine, White is advanced computerized and fully automatic. It comes with one-step, push button, drop & sew bobbin system. It is a highly specified but very simple machine to express your style creatively, completely and confidently.

One of the most popular model is Brother LS-2125 and its analogues. It has 14 stitches, 4 step automatic buttonhole, free arm conversion, front loading bobbin, automatic bobbin winder, forward & reverse sewing.

Brother LX17 Sewing Machine has 17 built-in stitches, LED Light, free arm conversion, top load drop in bobbin. The instructional DVD is included.

Brother L14 differs in design from LX17 Sewing Machine but has all above mentioned features.

TOYOTA JEANS series are designed for comfortable sewing for those who are just beginning to learn the wisdom of sewing. They are simple, reliable and versatile machine with an optimal set of features to cope with the cloth of any type and thickness ranging from chiffon to jeans.

Toyota 15B Super Jeans Sewing Machine, Black has been designed with ergonomic features. When using the machine the key controls are very convenient to use. Its easy to set up. It has improved sewing efficiency and superior sewing performance.

Toyota ECO15CG Ergonomic Sewing Machine has a set of functions: to provide professional quality sewing there are 15 built-in stitches, including loops processing, and the maximum foot lift (not less than 8 mm) allows to work with any combination of fabrics.

Sewing Machine 404 Electronic has 170 Stitches with Alphabet + £150.00 worth of FREE accessories including large Quilting Extension Table + quilting foot, walking foot, hard case, 13 feet, box of different color coats Moon Thread, 5 pairs of scissors, German quilting and regular needles, travel kit, thread snips, bobbins etc…Have I missed anything?


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