Sewing at home is not as popular today as it was in previous decades, but many households across the US and the world still find a use for a sewing machine on a regular basis. From mending your favorite pieces, through decorating home items like pillowcases and tablecloths, to sewing your original clothes, you can tackle any project when you have a reliable model. Sewing machines are no longer considered a luxury, and nearly everyone can buy one.
The main problem most people come across is choosing the right model for themselves. The sewing machine market is vast and saturated. You can find all kinds of different models, from simple and affordable, to feature-rich and quite expensive.
It’s not easy to navigate the abundant marketplace, and even professional tailors can get confused by the numerous manufacturers, and the ever-developing features and specifications. That’s where we step in. At Sewing Mag, our goal is to deliver the most comprehensive and unbiased sewing machine intel. We do that because of customers like you: people who are passionate about creating, decorating and expressing their unique personalities through a craft almost as old as mankind.
Getting started with sewing is exciting, but it can also be intimidating. This rings especially true for people who wish to invest in their first sewing machine. Our tip for first-timers is to analyze and assess your own needs first and choose from the models that come equipped with the features you consider a priority. At Sewing Mag, we have tested and written down our impressions of over 40 different models, from simple beginner ones without the bells and whistles, through advanced-level and computerized machines, to specialized models for quilting, serging and embroidering.
Naturally, your final pick depends on your budget as well. To help you find the ideal model that won’t put a dent in your wallet, we presented a wide array of machines ranging from ordinary, low-priced models by lesser-known manufacturers, to luxurious, intricate ones by renown brands.
With decades of experience in dressmaking and fashion design, we hope to be an authority in the sewing market. We aspire to become the number one resource for both first-timers and customers with years of experience in sewing. Because of that, we made sure to create top-notch, comprehensive articles that are easy to understand and navigate. Unlike many of our competitors, we make sure to provide you with entirely unbiased information about the models we tested.
We invite you to browse the different sewing machine categories we’ve covered. If you want to learn a bit more about the various machines, features and how they differ, you can refer to our buying guides. We also included frequently (and less frequently) asked questions for common, uncategorized issues and queries. After all, the more you know about the matter, the faster you’ll get to the point where you can create your own clothes and home décor!
In the meantime, we are always here to help – Happy sewing!