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Best Sewing Machines for Beginners

Get ready to be thrilled by a curated collection of sewing machines that won't break the bank. These fantastic machines are here to make your sewing journey a breeze and your creative spirit soar.

We've scoured the sewing machine landscape to find options that are not only budget-friendly but also packed with exciting features. Whether you're a sewing newbie or a seasoned pro, there's a sewing machine waiting just for you. From crafting your dream wardrobe to stitching up unique home decor, these machines are your ticket to a world of creativity. I've personally tested numerous budget-friendly sewing machines and even crafted several of my own. It's important to note that they aren't all of the same quality.

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26th October 2023 in hobbies & interests
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Mini Sewing Machine

Mini Sewing Machine

  • Kylinton
  • Spool
  • Needle
  • Bobbin
  • Buttonhole Presserfoot
  • Measuring Tape
  • Power Adapter
  • Threader
video - Mini Sewing Machine

This machine offers 12 sewing stitches, similar to other mini machines I've tried. The stitches are preset, and there isn't a stitch length dial. You simply roll the dial to select the stitch you want to use. It's a manual process, and the buttons are there to guide you on which stitch corresponds to which number on the dial.

The machine has features like a backstitch function, which I found to be strong and reliable. It also has a free arm for more convenient sewing. I was pleased to find that the machine came pre-threaded, even though I prefer to re-thread it myself. The setup seems to be aimed at getting you sewing quickly, as they include a piece of fabric already stitched to show you how it works.



  • Singer
  • Needle
  • Spool
  • Buttonhole Presserfoot
  • Manual Threader
video - M1000

This little machine is designed for portability and mending garments. It's compact and fits perfectly in the Singer travel bag, making it a potential travel sewing setup. In this review, I'll share my first impressions of this machine and see if it's suitable for my needs. The package comes with an instruction book, which is a nice touch since sewing machines often lack printed manuals nowadays. It also includes accessories like bobbins, needles, a needle threader, and more.

The Singer M1000 boasts 32 stitch applications, but it's important to note that these are combinations of stitch types, not individual stitches. The dial presents 11 stitch choices, with various straight and zigzag stitches, as well as a blind hem stitch. The machine features a backstitch knob, a clear bobbin container, and a finger guard, enhancing its ease of use and safety. Unlike many portable machines, this one requires a power cord, and it's worth mentioning that it sews at a single speed.

Easy To Use Derby

Easy To Use Derby

  • Janome
  • Bobbin
  • Needle
  • Threader
  • Foot Control
  • Power Adapter
video - Easy To Use Derby

These machines are designed for beginners and travelers. The Janome Lightning Pink is lightweight and offers 10 stitches, handling lightweight and medium-weight fabrics. It's recommended for beginners and travelers, but not for heavy-duty work or buttonholes. The Janome Arctic Crystal, slightly heavier due to its metal frame, offers 14 stitches and is also beginner-friendly and suitable for travel. It's not ideal for quilters due to feed dog control limitations. Both machines performed surprisingly well with various fabrics. Overall, these Janome sewing machines offer quality stitching, ease of use, and versatility, making them great options for beginners and those seeking portable sewing solutions.

Straight Stitch

Straight Stitch

  • Varmax
  • Power Adapter
  • Extension Table
  • Bobbin
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Threader
  • Thimble
  • Seam Ripper
  • Foot Control
video - Straight Stitch

It boasts an extension table with measurements, an automatic sewing function, a foot pedal, and a built-in light. Alongside this, the package includes pre-threaded bobbins, extra needles, scissors, a seam ripper, a thimble, a needle threader, and a tape measure.

Electric Portable

Electric Portable

  • Neala
  • LED Lamp
  • Foot Pedal
  • Threader
  • Thread Cutter
video - Electric Portable

What's special about it is its variety of stitches. Unlike many sewing machines that usually offer just one stitch, this one can even do a zigzag and more. I'm going to unbox it and give it a try. This video won't be a complete review, but it'll focus on the unboxing and initial use.

In summary, considering its price, this machine is a good deal. For personal use, I might opt for something more advanced, but as a learning tool or for those on a tight budget, it's definitely worth it. Keep in mind that it's great for getting started with sewing and upcycling projects. Remember, you can check out other reviews for similar options and balance the pros and cons before deciding.



  • Brother
  • Manual Threader
  • LED Lamp
  • Accessory Pouch
  • Bobbin
  • Seam Ripper
  • Needle Set
  • Twin Needle
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Eyelet Punch
  • Screwdriver
  • Spool Caps
video - Lx3817

Here are its specs: it offers 17 stitches, a back stitch, and a side thread cutter. The advantages include its buttonhole capability, full-size nature (though this could be a pro or con depending on your preference), and a manageable weight of 10 pounds, making it portable. Additionally, it has a standard foot plug design shared with other Brother machines, allowing for easy interchangeability.

The machine impressively sews through eight layers of denim. On the downside, it lacks hand control, which could be a downside for some users. The design might not be to everyone's taste, as the Paisley pattern on the side might not appeal to those who prefer a more neutral appearance. It's also worth noting that a prior experience with the machine showed that one unit was faulty, but a replacement worked fine. This could be attributed to production inconsistencies.

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