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Sewing Machine Reviews

Reviews of sewing machines on the market giving you the most important information about the machines so you can decide what you need to complete your sewing projects.

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Sewing Machine Guides

Machine guides answer your questions on all types of sewing machines. We include their uses, features, advantages, benefits and problems and of course we review the top machines for each type so you can start short listing your choices.

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4 Easy Steps to Buy Your Sewing Machine

Knowing exactly what to look for and what is important to you will make buying your machine so much easier! We look at the types of machines and the features available and what they do.

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Let’s buy a sewing machine

The process of selecting the right sewing machine doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

We make your buying decisions easier by giving you the information you need.

We make sense of what’s on offer and compare the best and most popular sewing machines so you can easily choose the one that suits you.


4 easy steps to buying the sewing machine to suit your needs

If you’re not sure what you need, follow these 4 easy steps to make buying your new sewing machine easy and enjoyable!

There are many sewing machines on the market and we can help you choose the best one for you.

1.  Learn what type of sewing machine do you need?

2.  Decide on the features you will need in your sewing machine

3.  Compare the different brands and models available that match your needs

4.  Buy with confidence because you have done all the research

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The 4 Steps

What type of sewing machine do you need?

Our Buyers Guides will give you the information you need to know.

We list machines for different types of sewing including embroidery, quilting, general sewing and serger machines.

How much will I pay for a sewing machine?

What’s the average price for a sewing machine?

You can pay anywhere from less than $100 to more than $12,000!  Having an idea of the different features and their price ranges will save you a possible headache – and some heartache as well!

Here’s what you need to know:

The basics; $100 – $400:  Today you can get many features on budget machines which is great for us sewers. Remember the saying you get what you pay for so buying too cheap may not serve you well.

The in-betweens; $400 – $1000 range:  This range suits intermediate sewers and tend to have more features which may not be utilized by beginning sewers.

The everything that opens and shuts; $1000 – and beyond:  Let’s face it you can generally spend as much as you want in this category you have specialist machines and industrial machines.

Your expectations of a sewing machine, along with your budget and skill level will influence your selection. If you’re excited about trying out a fashion trend that brings out your artistic nature, a machine with advanced specs might be your best investment. On the other hand, if you are starting out with a limited budget and want to get into sewing a little more slowly, you may be happy with a quality entrance level machine.

No matter your skill level, you need a machine that solves your sewing problems. Remember, you don’t need to know sewing to buy a sewing machine but it helps to know what you want to sew!

When you have thought about the points below you’ll be on your way.

  1. What do you expect your sewing machine to do?
  2. Consider your budget and get the best you can afford but don’t overspend on features you will never use
  3. Are you only after a particular brand? Then you will need to compare models within the brand. Sometimes, a brand may not give you all the features you need so you may have to compare different brands
  4. Go for the features that will give you maximum benefits
  5. Check the durability and weight of the machine, and the warranty
  6. Consider the noise level, it should be low
  7. Think about buying a machine just a level higher than you need so you can extend your skills.

Choose by knowing what you want from your machine right from the start.

Happy stitching!


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