The world of sewing is attracting more and more people. That of being able to make some arrangements to the clothes or, to get to develop your own designs is always something that convinces. So, there are many who every day decide to buy your first sewing machine. Others need to go a little further and for this, they will also need a machine that adapts to their needs. If you want to find out which one can be your best choice, then don't miss out on what we are going to tell you today. From the cheapest and easiest sewing machines for beginners, sewing machines for beginners, sewing machines for overlock or the more professional and industrial ones. Which one will you choose?

Sewing machines to start with

If you are looking for a sewing machine to startBelow you will find four models that are ideal for beginners or simple jobs:

Model Features Price
Singer Promise 1412

Singer Promise 1412

-Stitch types: 12
-Length and width of stitch: Adjustable
Automatic 4-step buttonhole cutter
-Other features: Compact design, reinforced seams, zig-zag
178,00 €
View offerGrade: 9/10
Singer 2250

Singer 2263 Tradition

-Stitch types: 16
-Stitch length and width: Adjustable up to 4 and 5 mm respectively.
Automatic 4-step buttonholer
-Other features: straight and zig-zag stitching, accessories, presser feet, etc.
179,99 €
View offerGrade: 9/10
Alfa Style 40 machine

Alfa Style 40

-Stitch types: 31
-Length and width of stitch: Adjustable up to 5 mm
Automatic 4-step buttonholer
-Other features: LED, adjustable foot, metal reel seat, metal spool holder
 Price not available
View offerGrade: 10/10
brother cs10s

Brother CS10s

-Stitch types: 40
-Stitch length and width: Adjustable
-5 automatic buttonholes, 1 step
-Other features: Patchwork and quilting functions
212,91 €
View offerGrade: 10/10

sewing machine comparator

Although it's not in the table above, you can't miss out on the Lidl sewing machinea great model to start with but limited in availability to supermarket stock. If this is a problem for you, here are the features of the above models:

Singer Promise 1412

If you're looking for a basic sewing machine but one that has the important functions to get you started, the Singer sewing machine Promise 1412 will be yours. If you plan to make the easier tasks such as hemming or zippersas well as buttons, it will be perfect for you. In addition, it is a quality machine at a good price. It is easy to use and as we say, ideal if you are starting. Although it has 12 different stitches, you have to add decorative festoons.

Its price is usually around 115 euros and can be yours here.

Singer 2250 Tradition

It is one of the best selling sewing machinesso, we already have a good piece of information ahead of us. It has a lot of functions that are essential to start in the world of sewing. And not only that, with a total of 10 stitches, it will also be perfect once you already have basic notions. So, it won't be too short. It's one of the lightest, so you can carry it according to your needs.

The price of this sewing machine for starters is about 138 eurosyou can buy it here

Alfa Style 40

Another must-have machine is the Alfa Style 40. Mostly because it's so simple, for all those who barely know how to sew. And also.., its functions are quite complete, such as automatic threader, 4-step buttonhole. It also has LED light, as well as a blade to cut the thread. Remember that there are 12 stitches plus two decorative scallops. What will be basic for the most common works.

In this case, the price rises to approximately 180 euros. Buy it here.

Brother CS10s

If you would like to encourage you with a first electronic sewing machinethis will be your best model. It's not because it's electronic that it's complicated to use, on the contrary. In addition to the most basic stitches, you can also begin to make your first steps in the world of the patchwork as well as quilting. It is as easy to use as selecting the function we are going to perform, the length and width of each stitch and that's it.

The good thing is that when you know how to work with the simplest things, it also allows you to advance a little more, thanks to how complete it is. All this for a price of about 165 euros. If you like it, you can buy here.

If you want to see more models of Brother sewing machinesenter the link that we have just left you.

Cheap sewing machines

If what you are looking for is the cheapest option of all, here you have the cheapest sewing machines although we have also selected some models with a great value for money:

Model Features Price
Jata MC695

Jata MC695

-Stitch types: 13
-Stitch length and width: Not adjustable
4-stroke buttonholer
-Other features: Double needle
 119,62 €
View offerGrade: 9/10
toyota superj17w

Toyota SuperJ17

-Stitch types: 17
-Stitch length and stitch width: 2 sizes
4-stroke buttonholer
-Other features: automatic winding, lightweight, free arm
 No products found.
View offerGrade: 9/10
Singer Simple 3221

Singer Simple 3221

-Stitch types: 21
-Length and width of stitch: Adjustable up to 5 mm
-Automatic buttonholer 1 time
-Other features: Light, free arm, automatic threader.
168,90 €
View offerGrade: 9/10
alpha next 40

Alfa Next 40

-Stitch types: 25
-Stitch length and width: Adjustable
-Automatic buttonholer 1 step
-Other features: Resistant, easy to thread, easy to thread
208,17 €
View offerGrade: 9/10

Jata MC695

This is one of the cheapest sewing machines. The Jata MC695 has a total of 13 types of stitches. It is very machine very easy to use and light to transport.. It has numerous accessories as well as integrated light. Perfect for beginners but also for those who already want something more. Perhaps the negative point is that the length and width of the stitch is not adjustable. 

Its price is irresistible and it can be yours for 113 eurosDo you love her? Buy it here

Singer Simple 3221

This is one of the best options. Opinions agree that this is a sewing machine to start with, but also for people who need something more in the short term. So, if you can invest a little more, this is your model. It has 21 stitches with length and width adjustment. Also, will give 750 stitches per minutefree arm and integrated light.

In this case, we bet on a great value for money and although it is not as economical as the previous two models, the Singer Simple is a fantastic entry-level model that can be yours for 158 euros and that you can buy here.

Alfa Next 40

Another sewing machine with advanced qualities is this one. A new version of the Alfa sewing machines Next. There are many models in this range that have similar features. But in this case, we will stay with the Alfa Next 45. Ideal for beginners or for those who also want their first sewing machine to last longer. With 25 stitches and 4 decorative scallopswill meet your expectations.

The Alfa Next 45 is a model whose price around 225 euros and that you can buy here. Its availability is limited so if they don't have stock when you buy it, you can buy any of their Next family models as they are very similar in terms of features.

Toyota SPB15

Another of the most economical options is this one. The Toyota sewing machine SPB 15 is one of the great options. It is compact, simple and has 15 types of stitches. Among them, we highlight 4 decorative stitches, hem stitch as well as zig-zag. It also has a very useful reverse lever.

The price of the sewing machine Toyota SPB15 is only 112 euros and you can buy here.

Professional sewing machines

If you are looking for a professional sewing machineHere are some of the most complete models for those who are looking for performance and better quality work:

Model Features Price
Bernett Sew&Go 8

Bernett Sew&Go 8

-Stitch types: 197
-Stitch length and width: Adjustable
-7 buttonholes 1 step
-Other features: Quilting, Patchwork, 15 needle positions
399,99 €
View offerGrade: 9/10
Singer Curvy

Singer Curvy 8770

-Stitch types: 225
-Stitch length and width: Adjustable
-6 buttonholes 1 time
-Other features: Alphabet patterns, intelligent threading
Price not available
View offerGrade: 8/10
Singer Starlet 6699

Singer Starlet 6699

-Stitch types: 100
-Stitch length and width: Adjustable
-6 eyelets 1 step
-Other features: 12 needle positions, metal structure
248,99 €
View offerGrade: 9/10
Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

-Stitch types: 600
-Stitch length and width: Adjustable
-13 buttonholes 1 step
-Other features: 2 LED lights, 26 needle positions
669,00 €
View offerGrade: 10/10
Alpha 2160

Alpha 2160

-Stitch types: 60
-Stitch length and width: Adjustable
-7 buttonholes- -7 buttonholes- -7 buttonholes- -7 buttonholes- -7 buttonholes-
Other features: LCD Display, Double presser foot height
649,00 €
View offerGrade: 9/10

Bernett Sew&Go 8

When we talk about professional sewing machines, it is clear that we are already talking about big terms. More functions for finish jobs just as professionally. In this case, Bernett Sew&Go 8 leaves us with a total of 197 stitches. Of which, 58 are decorative. In addition you will find a total of 15 needle positions and double height of the presser foot. It is very resistant and it has a free arm.

The price for this professional sewing machine is 399 euros and you can buy here.

Singer Curvy 8770

Undoubtedly, we are facing another of the best options. Before a brand that we all know and that always shows us the best options. In this case, are combined with a total of 225 stitches.. Of course, thanks to this you can let your imagination run wild. In addition, it has patterns, with adjustable stitch length and width and automatic winding system. Double needle and seven types of buttonholes...what more can we ask for?

If you are interested, you can buy the Singer Curvy here.

Singer Starlet 6699

We've already started with a total of 100 stitches. So, we can already get an idea that this is another machine that will allow us to advance whenever we want. The length and width of the stitches is adjustable. In addition, it is worth mentioning that it has 12 needle positions as well as free arm and LED light. Even the thickest fabrics won't resist it.

Although it is a professional sewing machine, the Singer Starlet 6699 can be yours for just 295 euros. Do you want it? buy it here.

Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

Of course, if we talk about professional sewing machines, we could not forget the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960. Undoubtedly, it is one of those that everything you have in mind will be put into practice. It has 600 types of stitches, both its length and width can be regulated. We can say that it is one of the most powerful available on the market..

Its price is 699 euros but in return we will receive one of the best sewing machines on the market and that you can buy from here.

Alpha 2160

We are left with a model of Alfa machine that has perfect features, with LCD screen very easy to use. It will also be perfect for thicker fabricsThe automatic needle threader, as well as 60 stitches and seven types of buttonholes. Automatic threader, as well as 60 stitches and seven types of buttonholes. 

The price of this professional sewing machine is 518 euros and you can buy it at buy here.

How to choose my first sewing machine

My first sewing machine

Choosing my first sewing machine may not be an easy task. We all think about a good machine, resistant and with a good finish. But besides this, there are other details to take into account.

What use are we going to make of it?

Although it may be one of the most repetitive questions, it is essential. If you're only going to use it for the most basic jobs, then it's not worth spending a lot on a more professional machine. Mostly because you won't use half of its functions. However, if you like the world of sewing, don't buy a very basic machine. It is best that it is average, that it has several functions and that allow us to advance a little. Otherwise, in a short time it will be somewhat outdated to our needs.

And don't worry if you don't know how to handle it at the beginning, here you can learn to sew in a very simple and clear way.

What features should my first sewing machine have?

Toyota SPB15

  • Types of stitchesOne of the factors to take into account are the stitches. For very basic work, a machine with few stitches will be perfect. Otherwise, choose the ones with more stitches. The stitch length is important when working with thicker fabrics. In this way, we will need longer stitches. The width of the stitches is also important if you are going to make works such as placing elastic bands or overknots.
  • ButtonholerThere are quite a few differences between them. Of course, it is not the same to make a buttonhole in four steps than one. Something to keep in mind because with this detail we can make several buttonholes in the garments.
  • Needle positionsThe more positions the sewing machine has, the more options we will have when choosing different types of stitching.
  • Machine make: In general, it is always better to put our trust in better known brands. Mostly because we know that we are paying for good qualities. In addition, we will have technical service more at hand as well as different parts that we need.
  • Power: Please note that machines with a power of less than 75W are not suitable for sewing thick fabrics.

Remember that a sewing machine has many advantages. One of the main ones is be able to save a few euros on clothes. I'm sure you despair when the kids lose clothes that were brand new or when you go to the store and you can't find anything that meets your needs. Now you can change all that, with a little patience and dedication.  In short:

In these cases, don't let yourself be charmed by the antique sewing machines as they are more complex to handle and nowadays they are used more as a decorative element than anything else. If the budget is a problem for you, you can always resort to buy second hand sewing machines.

Home sewing machine vs. industrial sewing machine

Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

Do you know the main differences between domestic sewing machine and industrial sewing machinel?. Undoubtedly, it is another of the details that you should know before buying one of the two. Here again there are several factors that you need to know.

Domestic sewing machine

As its name suggests, the domestic sewing machine is the one with the basic functions for the most common jobs.. Among them we highlight the sewing work that we all know. Fixing some clothes, sewing tears, seams or zippers.

Industrial sewing machine

They are designed for the heaviest jobs. They guarantee more professional work and much stronger seams. Upholstery or belts are perfect for this type of machine. Something unthinkable in their companions. In addition to all this, it must be said that when we want a machine of this type, it is because we have a big job every day and because we are already more than experienced in the world of sewing. They are intended to work with large volumes of fabrics and not only to be in a factory, but also for home.

They offer a speed of between 1000 and 1500 stitches per minute, of course it also has a somewhat negative side. It will consume more energy than a conventional machine and can make more noise than the others.

Where to buy a sewing machine

Singer Promise 1412

aToday we have several places where we can buy a sewing machine. On the one hand, we have the hypermarkets as well as department stores, hypermarkets as well as the where you can also find other household products. Of course, in addition to this, you also have the official points that represent each of the brands of machines.

But if you don't want to spend hours going from one place to another, online sales are another special option. Sites like Amazon they have all kinds of modelsas well as with its well-detailed features and quite competitive prices. In fact, you can even save a few euros compared to physical stores.

Sewing machine accessories 

All sewing machines come with a lot of accessories. Of course, this may depend on the type of model. Still, spare parts will always be one of the bases of our purchase. When it comes to buying them, you should always look in the specifications of your machine. They will tell you which type you need or if it supports the universal ones.

Next we are going to look at the accessories for sewing machines most common:

Threads

Polyester threads for sewing machines

Even if we think that the yarns we have will be enough, it is never enough. Sometimes, we need more colors, for more original options that we can think of. Remember that it is essential to have polyester thread as well as embroidery thread. In the shop where you buy the machine, they will also have them at your disposal.

Presser foot

Although many machines already have them, it's a good idea to keep them in mind. Thanks to them, you will be able to make different types of seams, you won't be able to do without them!

Needles

If presser feet or threads are basic, what about needles. Some of them come with our machine, but remember that some of them can get lost along the way. So, always have at hand several needles. It is best to opt for needles for various different fabrics and of good quality.

Canillas

Along with the bobbins, the best thing to do is to get a case. That way you won't lose any of them. It's best to have about 12 or 15 of them.

Accessories in pack

Sewing pack

If you find that you don't want to have these accessories individually, you can always buy a so-called pack. In it, you will find the most essential as well as some scissors in different models to suit our work. We also can not miss the cutters and measuring tapes.

If you've come this far, it's because you're still not quite sure.

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  1. Hello happy new year!
    I would love to help me porfi, I have a daughter of 8 years who loves fashion and design clothes from small, is something that comes innate, is his passion, a few days ago I saw the sewing machine lidl about 78 euros more or mens I do not remember well, the issue is that it was the last and I was not convinced to buy it for small details.
    Not that I want to spend a lot of money, but well I do not want to buy something that then cost me find accessories etc, because we live in the Canary Islands and everything goes slower. I have known Singer all my life and there has always been one in my house, and I would like to have one that is good value for money and I am lost whether it is Singer or another that you recommend. We want to use it to learn and to last us a while as we move forward, could you help me and recommend me some porfii.

    Reply
    • Hi Yraya,

      From what you tell me, the model I recommend the most is the Singer Promise, a simple but reliable sewing machine, easy to use and that will allow your daughter to develop her sewing skills.

      As you gain experience, you can make the leap to more complete models but to start, this is the most recommended option without a doubt, plus it is on sale now.

      Greetings!

      Reply
  2. Hello, I have always had a sewing machine, but now I want to sew other things and the one I have does not respond, I have seen many on the internet but I do not decide I need your help I am in dduda on the Brother cx 7o, or a Singer STARLEYT 6699. .thank you very much.
    Which of the two sews the stitch better?

    Greetings

    Reply
    • Hi Remedios,

      Of the models you propose, both are great options, almost professional. The Singer machine is more complete as it has more stitches (100 vs. 70).

      As for the Brother CX70PE, it is a model more oriented to Patchwork and is also about 50 euros cheaper than the Singer, so if you cover your needs with this model, it is another great choice.

      Greetings!

      Reply
  3. Hi,
    I'm looking for a portable sewing machine that is fast because I'm used to sewing with my mother's old professional alpha and refrey machines and the ones I've seen are very slow.
    I need it for normal sewing but also robust enough to sew thick materials such as leatherette. My budget is about 200-400 €. There are so many brands and so many opinions that I don't know where to start. Among which ones do you advise me taking into account that I am looking for speed, robustness, and versatility.

    Reply
    • Hello Pilar,

      From what you tell us, a model that can adapt to what you are looking for is the Singer Heavy Duty 4432. It is a robust machine (its body is made of metal with a steel plate), fast (1100 stitches per minute) and versatile (you can sew all kinds of fabrics and it has 32 stitch types).

      The best thing is that it fits perfectly in your budget.

      Greetings!

      Reply
  4. Good morning, I am interested in buying a new sewing machine, because with the one I have, I lack of pulling power and double height of the presser foot. I mainly sew nylon tape lined with cotton fabric, there are some areas that I have to sew 2 pieces of nylon and cotton thickness. With the machine I have now, a singer, which is working very well, but I lack of pulling power. What machine do you recommend?

    Reply
  5. Hello, I have the singer serenade that I bought second hand and now that I am already involved in this world I wanted something more, especially for more robust fabrics and do more things, what do you advise me, I was watching the alphas that I liked by design the truth, but I would like to know your advice.

    thank you

    Reply
    • Hi Mar,

      Without knowing what your budget is it is difficult to recommend you as the range of options is very wide and almost any model of 150€ is already superior to your current machine. But I would need to know if you want to spend 150€, 200€ or 400€ to be able to give you a selection of the best sewing machine models according to your needs.

      With the info you've given us, the only thing I can think of is to recommend the Singer Heavy Duty for sewing those sturdier fabrics.

      Greetings!

      Reply
  6. Hello!
    I want to give a sewing machine to my girlfriend for her birthday. She has been taking sewing, fashion design and other courses for years, but I have no idea about this world of sewing machines. She needs it to make her own clothes and translate her ideas and sketches into something tangible. I would also like it to be something ecological, that does not represent much in the consumption of electricity. What machine do you recommend?
    Thank you very much for your help!

    Greetings.

    Reply
    • Hello Patricio,

      Without knowing your budget, it is very difficult for us to recommend a sewing machine.

      In terms of ecology, they all spend the same amount of electricity in most cases. In any case, it is too low a figure to be noticed in the electricity bill (we are not talking about an air conditioner or an oven, which consume much more).

      If you give us a range of what you want to spend, we can help you a little better.

      Greetings!

      Reply
      • Hi Nacho!

        Thank you very much for your reply. I completely forgot to write the budget, it goes between 150 to 300 euros.

        Reply
        • Hello Patricio,

          I am writing regarding your question about which sewing machine to buy.

          Since you want it as a gift for someone who already has knowledge of fashion and sewing, it's best to choose a model that offers a wide variety of stitches. For that, the Alfa Pratick 9 is one of the best candidates and it's also on sale. And you'll have plenty of money left over in case you want to give a sewing book, accessories or even the case as a gift.

          If you stretch your budget a little further, you have the Compakt 500E electronic sewing machine which offers even more stitch patterns and is in a different league when it comes to working with it.

          Greetings!

          Reply
  7. Hello, I am interested in buying a sewing machine that embroider logos or letters. Can you tell me which model does it? Best regards

    Reply
    • Hi Yolanda,

      I am writing to you because of the message you left us on our sewing machine website.

      From what you say, the best thing to do is to get a sewing machine for Patchwork, they are the ones that offer more options for embroidering alphabets and different images.

      For example, the Alfa Zart 01 is a great candidate and a great all-rounder. You can do everything with it.

      Greetings!

      Reply
  8. Good morning I would like to give me your opinion on three machines that I have views Alfa practical 9 Elna 240 and Janome 3622 or any that you think I go well thank you I look forward to your answer

    Reply
  9. Hello!
    I love the blog, it helps me a lot. I'm starting to study cutting, sewing and pattern making because I would like to dedicate myself to it. I want to invest in a good machine that will last and serve me especially for dresses. I do not want to skimp on it, ie not the most basic (not the most expensive that I will not need) which do you recommend?
    Thank you very much!!!!

    Reply
    • Hi Natacha,

      Personally, we recommend the Alfa Pratik 9. It's an all-round sewing machine that works great for both inexperienced users and those who already have the necessary knowledge to make the most of all its possibilities.

      Reply

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