Sewing Machines have advanced with technology. Most of the painstaking manual work has been replaced with automatic features. Newer sewing machines can aid sewers of all talents, provide a wide array of stitching, and handle a vast majority of tasks. They are essentially tiny sewing factories. Ease of use is a paramount feature and most of them carry strong warranties. Here is a list of the best machines currently on the market. They can handle everything from repair to full embroidery. They are also some of the best sewing machine for quilting.
8. Singer Modern Quilter 8500Q Computerized Portable Sewing and Quilting Machine
The Singer Modern Quilter comes packed with 215 built-in stitches that vary from basic, to buttonhole and allow users to tackle a host of different projects. Anyone can deliver quality work with this machine despite their individual skill level. The machine includes a box fed 7-segment feeding system, knee lifter, automatic stitch for length and width, twin needle control, the up/down for the needle is programmable, and the machine has its own automatic bobbin winder. Additional accessories include: a wide variety of foots, an under plate for buttonholes, bobbins, pack of needles, thread spool nets, thread spool caps, auxiliary spool pin, spool pin felt, seam ripper, screwdrivers, lint brush, and an extension table. Singer warranties most of the machine for a full 25 years.
7. JUKI TL-2000Qi Sewing and Quilting Machine
The JUKI 2000Qi is an industrial grade machine more than capable of heavy lifting. It does require a bit of a learning curve but on the whole is a fantastic machine. Modified with LED lights the JUKI has one pedal operation. It moves at a speed of 1500 SPM which allows it to tackle anything you throw at it. The 2000Qi has a needle threader, uses straight stitch, has die cast arm made of aluminum, and an extension table. The arm creates low vibrations for more accurate work. This is a workhorse machine capable of hemming denim. Definitely designed with more moderate level sewers in mind. It may not have the whizz bangs of some other machines, but it will outlast all of them with its sturdy design. JUKI comes with a two year warranty that covers all its internal workings.
6. Brother Quilting Sewing Machine PQ1500SL
The Brother Sewing Machine is another mini-factory that comes pre-loaded with a wide assortment of whizz-bangs. The PQ1500SL has an automatic push-button thread trimmer, a built in needle threader, and sews an impressive 1,500 stitches a minute. Great for completing any project no matter the skill set. Brother PQ1500SL comes equipped with 4 settings for the feed dog, allowing for max fabric control. It also has an extended bed for use with quilts. Brother backs up its product with a 25 year warranty that includes free over the phone tech support.
5. Brother XR3774 Full-Featured Sewing and Quilting Machine
The little brother of the PQ1500SL the XR3774 is a complete, ease-of-use, versatile sewer for everyday projects. It also happens to be the least expensive brother machine available. The XR3774 has an extended bed, 37 built-in stitches, an additional set of decorative stitches, and an auto-size one-step buttonholer. Finished out with a built-in needle threader, drop in bobbin that is jam-resistant, LED lighting for the work area, and an impressive 800 stitches per minute. It contains the same warranty as Brother’s aforementioned sewer.
4. Singer Heavy Duty 4432 Sewing Machine
The Singer Heavy Duty is literally defined by its heavy duty metal frame. Boasting long-lasting use and stability, as well as Singer’s usual wealth of accessories. The Heavy Duty is a nice machine to use. The accompanying accessories include: various foots, lint brush, seam ripper, edge/quilting guide, needles, screwdrivers, bobbins, spools, and spool accessories. The 4432 also boasts a reverse stitch function so stitching can be reinforced for stability in outgoing product. Complete with Singer’s 25 year warranty.
3. SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 Computerized Portable Sewing Machine
The SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 is all about easy use features. These feature cut out annoying middle man manual tasks. The large selection of stitches includes: basic, decorative, and stretch stitches. The Quantum Stylist even pays more attention to fashion with a selection of fonts. The 9960 has an automatic needle threader, 13 built in buttonholes, 600 different stitches, mirror imaging, an exclusive buttonhole underplate, and stitch elongation. It sews at 850 stitches per minute, has a wide variety of foots, and is very easy to use. Complete with 25 year warranty.
2. Brother SE400 Combination Computerized Sewing and 4×4 Embroidery Machine
Brother’s SE400 is built to do anything you can think of with spool and thread. It can quilt, embroider, and sew. It has a back-lit LCD touch screen with access to 67 unique stitches, 70 embroidery designs, and 5 lettering fonts. What sets Brother Computerized Sewing apart is its connectivity. The machine can be linked with a computer to access thousands of different designs. It has automatic thread cutting, LED lighting, and a 25 year warranty with free phone support. Designs can be found and purchased off iBroidery.com allowing for limitless use and creativity.
1. Brother Sewing and Quilting Machine CS6000i
The CS6000i is designed to be user-friendly. It has a stitch selector that allows each stitch to be seen before its chosen. It cuts out painstaking work with its automatic needle threader, has perform 850 stitches per minute, with an adjustable feature that controls stitch speed, a wide table, and free arm built in. The free arm allows for more intricate work to be performed.