With hundreds of sewing machines out there (or sergers if you’re in the U.S ) it can be a real minefield knowing which one to choose (and an expensive one at that), but our top five should give you a helping hand.
Whether you’ve tried and tested multiple machines and can’t seem to find your perfect match, or whether it’s your first purchase our guide will help point you in the right direction.
We’ve painstakingly gone through Amazon customer reviews of some of the most established and best-loved brands out there to bring you what the team at Kozzii (and the users) dub to be the best.
Our aim is to be as fair as possible, so we’ve focused on the most highly rated sewing machine for each of the most popular brands, taking into account different price brackets.
So if you’ve got a big budget and are willing to invest, or need a machine to start you off, we think there’s something for everyone on our list:
This simple number by Singer is a great one to start off with and a great one for beginners or those who just need an easy all-rounder that does what it says on the tin.
It’s received great reviews for ease of use and as it is lightweight, it means it can be transported and carried relatively stress-free- very useful if you are working on location!
And at the lower end of the price scale for these types of machines, means it has been deemed great value for money.
This is another great multitasker, ideal for garment making across a variety of fabrics. It features a ‘jam-poof’ plastic bobbin and LED lights to aid accuracy and not distort thread colours.
This machine could be classed as another solid ‘basic’, as it has 14 different stitches, with users praising its ‘quality’, ‘sturdiness’, ‘neat stitching’ and great value for money.
The tension and foot controls have also been hailed ‘fool-proof’, making this another ideal choice for a first-timer or those who just want a reliable workroom basic.
This model from Japanese brand Janome is great for upping your game and would suit an intermediate sewer or for a project requiring a wider range of stitch options.
It comes with 24 stitch types, a free-arm for circular sewing, an automatic needle threader and a one-step buttonhole maker.
Users have given it a lot of love for its smooth sewing abilities, variety of stitches, reliability and the hard case it comes with, making it easy to transport. It has also been described as surprisingly lightweight despite its added features, which is a bonus for those on the move.
These are one of the oldest Swedish sewing machine makers out there and clearly they’re still going for a very good reason- they do the job and they do it well!
This particular model could satisfy beginners through to advanced sewers with its selection of 32 stitch types from practical, decorative and stretch stitches.
Users describe it as ‘solid’, ‘robust’, ‘easy to control’ and ‘durable’ with 7 presser foot options coming in handy for chunky and tricky fabrics.
This one is a real classic and one you might remember from school/college days as it often a firm favourite in classrooms worldwide due to its robust, long-lasting nature.
It doesn’t come cheap, but its quality seems to be reflected in the price and as a result this heavy duty model has been a bestseller for decades and is now the only completely mechanical machine in the BERNINA range.
It has a loyal following of users who sing its praises for its durability, sturdy design and ability to carry out free embroidery with ease.
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