*Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, it is not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to purchase. Consultation with a sewing machine specialist is required before purchase.
Suggestions for choosing
Choosing a machine is hard enough, especially for beginners. How to make the right choice so as not to overpay for extra features? How to choose to machine long life, not just one year? It is worth paying attention to the following things:
- Type of machine. There are 7 kinds in total. Electromechanical ones are the most common. They are the easiest and most reliable with a low cost.
- Functionality. Each machine has a different number of operations. It is worth choosing a model to suit your desires. If you plan to perform the simplest work, you can buy a machine with the least amount of functions. If you plan to sew clothes, it is worth choosing a more functional model.
- Reliability. Depends on the material of the casing and internal elements. The higher the quality of assembly, the longer the machine will last.
- Operation. For beginners it is better to choose the simplest models, which are easier to understand. Moreover, that with all the simplicity of operation, the machine works properly and for a long time.
- Thickness of fabric,that the machine can handle. The better the model, the more durable it is. Some machines can stitch even denim, folded several times. If you plan to work with thin materials, like cotton or silk, you can consider any model. Even the simplest machine can handle thin material.
We’ve gathered the most reliable models in this ranking based on real customer reviews. We’ve also gathered the pros and cons of each machine to simplify the process of choosing the right model.
6 of the most reliable sewing machines
|The 6 most reliable sewing machines||1||Janome 419S / 5519||5.0|
|3||Janome My Style 100||4.8|
|4||Chayka New wave 735||4.7|
|5||Leader VS 377A||4.6|
|6||Singer 8280 P||4.5|
Janome 419S / 5519
Multifunctional sewing machine with a swinging vertical hook. Suitable for amateur and professional sewing. Ideal for beginners as it is easy to operate and configure. In the machine built yarn changer, which greatly simplifies the work. It has adjustable foot pressure which allows you to work not only with light but also with heavy fabrics. The machine can even handle knitwear that stretches heavily and leather. Maximum sewing speed 650 stitches per minute.
The sewing machine consumes 60 W, foot can be raised to a maximum of 11 mm. Can perform up to 19 sewing operations and makes stitches of any complexity: countersunk, elastic, connective, dotted, “zigzag” etc.d. Includes protective cover and zipper foot. There is a backlight, but the bulb is rather dim.
- It doesn’t make much noise;
- Suitable for heavy fabrics;
- Soft stitching;
- Easy to use;
- Weak backlight.
- Rating: 4,9
- The budget price;
- Low noise level;
- High sewing speed.
- Can not sew very thick fabrics.
- Score: 4.8
Janome My Style 100
Budget sewing machine, which is ideal for beginners. Electromechanical control. Canoe is horizontal, it is very easy to work with. The weight of the machine is 5.5 kg, it is compact enough and does not take much space. The body is made of plastic. The speed of operation can be adjusted by force of the foot pedal. There is a lighted working area. Total at the machine 15 options stitches. The maximum possible stitch width of 5 mm. Parameters of length and width of the stitch is set by turning the regulator wheels on the body.
It comes with a very simple and clear instructions. Everything is laid out and shown in pictures. Zipper foot included. The machine has an average noise level and has a reverse function. The stitches are neat and smooth. Need to be careful with the operation and not use the machine all day. Otherwise it starts to overheat and there is a smell of heating plastic.
- Soft and smooth running;
- Detailed manual;
- Easy to use;
- Budget price;
- Can’t sew in heavy fabrics.
- Score : 4.8
Chayka New wave 735
Multifunctional sewing machine, can sew up to 19 different stitches, from blindstitch to elastic and overcasting. Electromechanical control. The machine does not tear or pull threads, easy to operate. Works very quietly, almost noiselessly. Semi-automatic buttonhole. Inside all the metal parts. Settings are simple, intuitive. The kit includes detailed instructions. Can work with fabrics of different thickness. Easy to work even with permanently stretched knitwear and thick denim.
Maximum stitch width of 5 mm. Reverse button. The machine weighs only 5.6 kg, which makes it easy to carry. Budget machine, but reliable. Ideal for beginners and professionals alike. The stitches are smooth and beautiful, it is easy to put on the buttonhole. There is a compartment for accessories. Backlighting workstation does not hurt your eyes and illuminates well. Also in the machine is built in a threading machine. Even at full power does not walk on the table, does not overheat.
- Low cost;
- Takes any fabric;
- Quiet operation.
- Not found.
- Rating: 5
Leader VS 377A
Budget sewing machine from Korea, with electromechanical control. Performs 23 different types of operations: from hooping stitches to zigzag. It is possible to make maxi-patterns on 2-3 cm. Machine is easy to operate, stable even at full power. Comes with detailed instructions in Russian and a soft pouch.
The machine is of high quality build: it doesn’t clink, it doesn’t overheat, it doesn’t smell like plastic. The body is sturdy. Works quietly enough. There are buttons for reversing, lighting work surface. Machine weight 6.2 kg, very compact. The stitches are smooth and beautiful. Machine handles fabric gently: does not tear or squeeze. Can barely sew too thick fabrics, but it can sew 4 layers of denim. Price-performance ratio is one of the best on the market. Under this machine is very easy to pick up any necessary accessories.
- Low cost;
- Takes any fabric;
- Works quietly;
- Easy to pick up fittings.
- Not detected.
- Score : 5
Singer 8280 P
Sewing machine with electromechanical control and a swinging hook. Uses 85 watts of power. Can perform 8 operations: from blindstitching to zigzag. The machine is easy to use and intuitive. Included in the kit is a detailed instruction in Russian. Works quietly. It has a convenient carrying handle on the body.
Has a reverse button, 8cm handheld platform and backlight on the work surface. The maximum stitch length of 5 mm. Comes with a soft pouch for storage. The machine itself weighs 5.6 kg, which makes it easy to move it from place to place. Perfect option for beginners in the price-quality ratio. For professional work the number of operations will not be enough. Stitches are smooth and neat, but it is important to pick up sturdy needles, otherwise the machine will bend them. Machine handles thin fabrics great, but not suitable for thick fabrics like jeans.
- Modern design;
- Quietly works;
- Low price;
- High quality build
- Does not take thicker fabrics;
- Bends fine needles.