June 13 is National Sewing Machine Day, which should remind people of the joy of DIY sewing projects. If you spend a little time searching, you can find tons of sewing projects to help you while away the time. Sewing is not just a hobby, though. Some people earn their livelihood doing their thing behind the sewing machine. Speaking of, everyone interested in taking up the hobby or making a living out of it needs to have his or her own sewing machine. Below are ten of the best and most affordable sewing machines that may tickle your fancy.
Husqvarna Viking H|CLASS E10 Sewing Machine
Looking to start a hobby while the pandemic is still making life difficult? Look no further than sewing. Of course, that’s why you’re here reading this in the first place. You’ll need an easy-to-use sewing machine to start with.
The Husqvarna Viking H|CLASS E10 Sewing Machine lets you enjoy the process of learning how to sew without encountering that much difficulty. It comes with 21 stitching patterns including decorative and stretch ones. You also get a four-step buttonhole. The stitch length is adjustable to 4 mm though the width is fixed.
Some of the accessories included in every purchase are the standard foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, blindhem foot, and sati stitch foot. You also get an L-screwdriver, seam ripper, oil bottle, needles, bobbins, and other items.
Husqvarna Viking H|CLASS E10 Sewing Machine is already affordable at $199 on regular days. Since it’s National Sewing Machine Day, this machine is available for only $169.
Singer 3116 Simple 18 Sewing Machine
Newbies to sewing will appreciate the Singer 3116 Simple 18 Sewing Machine. As the name implies, it’s quite easy to use allowing beginners to fully enjoy their new hobby. The best part is that you can do lots of different DIY projects at home with just this simple sewing machine.
The Singer 3116 Simple features 18 built-in stitches including basic, stretch, and decorative ones. All you need to do is turn the knob on the side and you can use any of the 18 stitches. There’s even a small window to show you what stitch you are in. For buttons, you just need to place it in the foot and let the fully automatic 1-step buttonhole feature do its job.
There are arrows to show you how to load the thread leading to the automatic needle threader, which will help people with poor eyesight and little patience. The on-board storage to keep your accessories organized. It also gives you access to the free arm, which allows easier access to hard-to-reach areas such as the cuffs and pant hems. Some of the accessories that come with the Singer Simple are a darning plate, thread spool cap holders, all-purpose foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, and a zipper foot.
The Singer 3116 Simple 18 Sewing Machine usually sells for $299 but is currently $100 cheaper. This is the perfect time to get a sewing machine and learn some new skills.
Juki HZL-27Z Deluxe Compact Sewing Machine
Small but terrible. That is perhaps the best way to describe the Juki HZL-27Z Deluxe Compact Sewing Machine. The portable sewing machine measures 388W x 280H x 198D mm and weighs only 5.9 kilos or 13 pounds. If you like to take your sewing projects anywhere you go, this is the perfect machine for you.
Despite its small stature, this sewing machine packs some impressive features. It boasts of 22 stitch patterns including a four-step buttonhole, which you can choose using the large stitch selection dial. The HZL-27Z also has an automatic needle threader, reverse feed lever, and a white LED light that can brighten the needle area for extended period without heating up. The drop in bobbin is easy to use while the transparent cover lets you see the remaining bobbin thread.
The 27Z can handle different fabrics, even heavy denim, thanks to the 7-point feed dog while free arm sewing is possible by simply removing the accessory box. The presser foot can be adjusted by simply pressing the black button. This will make the presser foot parallel at the throat plate for easier sewing of numerous or overlapped layers of fabric.
Other features include a built-in bobbin winder, changeable needle positions, extended sewing surface, longer throat distance, and horizontal thread delivery. The Juki HZL-27Z Deluxe Compact Sewing Machine is currently available for only $199 from a high of $849. That’s a whopping $650 off for a 77% discount.
Necchi K132A Sewing Machine – 100 Years Anniversary Edition
Necchi has been around since 1926 so you should expect a high quality machine from this Italian company. With loads of impressive features, that’s exactly what you’re getting with the Necchi K132A Sewing Machine, the first in their K series collection.
One of the K132A’s claim to fame is its 32 utility and decorative stitching patterns including honeycomb stitches, multiple zigzag, blind hemming, overlock, and a one-step automatic buttonhole. That’s a lot compared to other sewing machines. It also has an automatic needle threader, automatic bobbin winder clutch system, LED light, and a built-in tension with accurate setting.
The front-load bobbin system with the help of the removable sewing bed allows easier access when loading the spool. The sewing bed also acts as storage space for your small accessories. Other features are adjustable stitch length (4mm) and width (5mm), pull down reverse lever for reverse sewing, snap-on feet, twin needle facility, and a free arm.
The Necchi K132A Sewing Machine is available now for only $334, down by $115 (26%) from its original retail price of $449.
Brother JX3135F Sewing Machine
Most sewing machines come in simple and sometimes boring look. Not that it’s bad but people with colorful personalities would likely prefer a little more color on their sewing machines. That’s exactly what Brother JX3135F Sewing Machine brings to the table.
The Brother JX3135F comes in three interchangeable Fashion Faces plates with different designs. You can change your machine’s look depending on your mood. The changing looks may also inspire you to keep sewing every time you hit the proverbial brick wall.
The portable JX3135F boasts of 38 stitch functions ranging from simple sewing and mending tasks to decorative stitches and even an automatic four-step buttonhole. It has a total of 17 stitching patterns. The lightweight sewing machine also has an automatic winding system, jam-resistant drop in top bobbin, quick change presser foot, and an energy-saving LED light. Like most sewing machines, the thread path has been marked out so there shouldn’t be any problem with threading.
The list price of the Brother JX3135F Sewing Machine is only $289 over at Sewing Machine Plus. Since we recently celebrated National Sewing Machine Day, you can get it for $90 less at a shade under $200. Brother sewing machines are also under warranty for up to 25 years depending on the issue.
Baby Lock Vibrant Serger Machine
Once you graduate from being a sewing noob, you’ll want your DIY projects to be as flawless as possible. You’ll find a serger sewing machine pretty handy.
A serger machine helps in finishing the edges of your work. It is mainly used to make overcast stitches, which are necessary to keep fabrics from unravelling. But what sets a serger apart from other sewing machines is that it also cuts the extra fabric. The machine leaves you with a smooth, quality finis. Plus it saves you time and effort so you can do more.
The Baby Lock Vibrant Serger Machine is part of the Genuine Collection. It is capable of 4/3/2 thread serging particularly 4-thread seaming, 3-thread narrow or wide overlock, narrow rolled hemming, flatlock stitching, and blind hemming. The Vibrant also features color-coded thread system, differential feed with a ratio of 0.7 to 2.0, adjustable lay-in tension settings, dial adjustable stitch width, electronic foot control, presser foot pressure adjustment, and a retractable thread cutter with push lever, among others.
The Baby Lock Vibrant usually retails for $799.99 but is currently on sale at only $349.99 for a $450 (56%) saving. Plus, it ships for free. That’s definitely a great way to celebrate National Sewing Machine Day.
Juki HZL-K65 Sewing and Quilting Machine
Thing are getting a tad serious, isn’t it? If you think you’re sewing skills are fine, you may want to try something new. Quilting is, of course, similar to sewing but it provides a different level of difficulty and accomplishment.
The Juki HZL-K65 Sewing and Quilting Machine will be right there with you as you try this new hobby and possibly moneymaking exploit. The HZL-K65 features 20 stitching patterns that you can select just by pressing a button. It also has 3 sensor buttonholes – box, keyhole, and rounded.
The Juki HZL-K65 also features adjustable stitch patterns size and 15 different needle positions. It also sports a start/stop button which lights green when sewing or ready to sew, red if not yet ready, and orange if in bobbin winding condition. Speaking of lights, this machine also has an LED light along the needle area.
Other features include drop-in bobbin, automatic lock stitches, and free arm that can be used one the accessory tray is removed. The 15.6-pound sewing and quilting machine also has a drop feed that allows free motion quilting.
The Juki HZL-K65 Sewing and Quilting Machine can be yours for only $299, an impressive $200.99 off the original price. That’s a 40% discount you should definitely take advantage of now that we’re still celebrating National Sewing Machine Day.
Singer CG-590 Commercial Grade Sewing Machine
Singer is one of the most popular and reliable names when it comes to sewing machines. It’s no wonder then that the Singer CG-590 Commercial Grade Sewing Machine is a must-have for businesses and professionals.
The best-selling Singer CG-590 can do up to 1,100 stitches per minute thanks to its high quality commercial grade motor, which is 60% stronger than other machines. The CG-590 is capable of 18 different stitching patterns and an automatic four-step buttonhole.
The drop-in bobbin allows the user to see the thread supply without a hitch. The horizontal thread delivery, meanwhile, prevents twits and tangles. You also get an automatic needle threader, stitch balance control, stitch width lever, and a thread tension dial.
Since the Singer CG-590 is made for professional work, it needs to withstand the abuse. Aside from the strong motor, it is also equipped with a stainless steel bed plate. The base of the machine has suction cups to keep it from slipping or sliding while at work. The free arm lets you work on hard-to-reach areas like pant hems, and collars. Finally, the exclusive electronic foot control prevents jump starts and makes sure the speed remains consistent.
You can get the Singer CG-590 Sewing Machine for only $399 right now. It usually retails for $649.
Brother SE1900 Sewing and Embroidery Machine
If you’re looking for an embroidery machine, the Brother SE1900 Sewing and Embroidery Machine should be on top of your list. The SE1900 will let you create different embroidery designs thanks to its 240 stitches and embroidery area measuring 5 x 7 inches. Of course, you can’t discount the 7 embroidery fonts and 138 embroidery designs built into the machine. If that’s still not enough, you can use the USB port to import more designs even your own.
The Brother SE1900 is equipped with a 3.2 inch Sew Smart color LCD touch screen where you can see your designs in all its colored glory. The drop feed feature allows free-motion sewing helping you to be more creative with your work. The built-in LED light lets you see your masterpiece as clear as possible.
The Brother SE1900 Sewing and Embroidery Machine is already worth it at its listed price of $1,299. The on-going 23% discount slashes $300 off the price leaving you with a $999 price tag to get your hands on the machine.
Janome Memory Craft 400E Embroidery Machine
The Janome Memory Craft 400E Embroidery Machine is a dream come true for those serious about their craft. The embroidery machine boasts of 160 built-in embroidery designs and 6 fonts for monogramming that you can use on your clothes, garments, accessories, and decors. There’s even a built-in USB port where you can access more designs. Your choices will be endless.
The MC400E can complete 400 to 860 stitches in a minute, which is an impressive feat indeed. It can work on a maximum embroidery size of 7.9 x 7.9 inches. The full color LCD touchscreen can be used for on-screen editing tasks such as enlarging and reducing, zoom, rotating, flipping, single color sewing, and other functions.
Other features of the MC400E include a top loading full rotary hook bobbin, bobbin winding plate with cutter, bobbin thread sensor, and programmable jump thread trimming. Also present are built-in advanced needle threader, automatic thread cutter, and auto return post thread break.
The most expensive in this list, the Janome Memory Craft 400E Embroidery Machine costs a rather pricey $1,349 as of this writing. Still, it is $1,050 (44%) less than the listed price of $2,399. With such a hefty price, you can at least be sure that you’re getting a quality product you can use to make a living.
You don’t need National Sewing Machine Day to fully appreciate and celebrate this amazing piece of technology and craftsmanship. Reward yourself with a brand new machine so you can start or continue making art. A sewing machine also makes for a great Father’s Day gift. Check out Gentleman Pirate Club for more useful information on sewing and sewing machines.