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10 Best Sewing Machines Summer 2017

10 Best Sewing Machines Summer 2017

Owning a reliable sewing machine helps you to unlock your creative potential whilst ensuring that you can complete projects in safe hands. It turns an arduous task into one brimming with excitement and enjoyment, enabling you to achieve results you never thought you could. Sewing machines aren’t just craft items; they’re cherished companions that help you to create your own clothing, make quilts, and do up your home decor. That’s why it’s essential that you find your perfect match – a machine that can withstand your creative talents. To help you find your ideal partner, here are 10 of the best sewing machines on the market this summer.

Do you need a vast selection of stitch patterns? How about monogramming to personalise projects with names? Then there are the technical specifications; a drop feed, speed control, reverse stitching, an automatic needle threader, bobbin winding, automatic stitch width and length, needle positions… and the list goes on! Every sewing machine includes its own individual set of features that makes it unique; that’s why it’s important to do your research before buying. If you’ve got the right sewing machine, what could stop you creating?

1. Brother FS210 Sewing Machine

Since its launch at the end of last year, the Brother FS210 Sewing Machine has been an immensely popular machine amongst Create and Craft shoppers. With an incredible 4.9-star rating, the Brother FS210 is a sewing machine for the serious stitcher. Featuring an abundance of professional features encased within its user-friendly exterior, this machine is incredible value for money and is well-suited to beginners and more advanced sewers alike.

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Computerised sewing
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: 210
  • Alphabet Styles: 2
  • Buttonholes: 8 Styles of 1-step automatic buttonholes
  • Illumination: Extra bright LED light
  • Automatic Needle Threader? Yes
  • Drop Feed? Yes – 7-point feed for smooth fabric feeding
  • Free Arm Sewing? Yes
  • Speed Control: Slide type speed control
  • Reverse Sewing? Yes – forward and reverse sewing
  • Bobbin Winding: F.A.S.T bobbin winding system
  • Extras: 13 Sewing feet, machine accessories, wide extension table & hard case

2. Singer 9985 Quantum Stylist Touch Computerised Machine

The Singer Quantum Stylist series makes beautiful results easier than ever to achieve. The Singer 9985 Quantum Stylist Touch Computerised Sewing Machine certainly continues the tradition, providing the speed, simplicity and durability needed to complete practically any project. Create and Craft shoppers definitely agree with this claim, giving the Singer 9985 an amazing 5-star rating. Could this machine be your most trusted friend, too?

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Computerised sewing
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: Over 960 – including 10 essential, 21 stretch, 919 decorative & 6 styles of alphabets & numerals
  • Buttonholes: 13 One-step automatic buttonholes
  • Screen: Extra-large colour touch LCD
  • Stitch Memory: Programme up to 60 characters for retrieval
  • Sewing Speed: Full control via speed control lever
  • Automatic Needle Threader? Yes – threads machine in 6 seconds!
  • Thread Breakage Sensor? Yes – for upper thread
  • Thread Trimmer? Yes – via the thread cutter button
  • Automatic Stitch Length & Width? Yes – but can be overridden. Width can be set to a maximum of 7mm
  • Loading Bobbin: Top drop & sew bobbin system
  • Needle Positions: 25 – Includes inserting zippers, cording & topstitching
  • Drop Feed? Yes – with box feed motion for free-motion embroidery, monograms and sewing buttons
  • Sewer Assistance? Yes
  • Extras: 13 Sewing feet, machine accessories, soft dust cover & Singer 9.26 steam iron

3. Simplicity Silk 403 Sewing and Embroidery Machine

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The Simplicity Silk 403 is an intuitive sewing and embroidery machine that’s a great choice for stitchers looking to expand their sewing skills. This machine has all the features of a top-of-the-range sewing machine, all set within a crisp white machine body with contemporary motifs. From fashion and home furnishings to innovative sewn and embroidered garments, if you’re looking to combine embroidery with sewing, the Simplicity Silk 403 is perfect for you.

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Computerised sewing & embroidery
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: 403 stitches and 2 styles of alphabet
  • Buttonholes: 10 styles of 1 step buttonholes
  • Built-in Embroidery Designs: 40 resizable designs
  • Screen: Large LCD screen
  • Variable Stitch Length & Width? Yes
  • Automatic Needle Threader? Yes
  • Extras: 8 Sewing feet, embroidery frame, machine accessories & 5 Simplicity patterns

4. Brother FS130QC 130 Stitch Computerised Sewing Machine

Great for dressmaking, home furnishing and quilting, the 4.8-star rated Brother FS130QC 130 Stitch Computerised Sewing Machine is tried and tested for both the beginner sewer and the advanced quilter. This innovative sewing machine boasts a wide range of features and the necessary accessories to produce a full-sized quilt, enabling you to effortlessly stitch through even the thickest fabrics. Brother has truly outdone themselves with the FS130QC.

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Computerised sewing
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: 130 Decorative stitches, including 1 alphabet style
  • Buttonholes: 8 One-step automatic buttonhole styles
  • Screen? Bright LCD display screen with digital stitch selection buttons
  • Sewing Speed: Full control via sliding speed controller
  • Automatic Needle Threader? Yes
  • Loading Bobbin: Top-loading with F.A.S.T bobbin winding system
  • Drop Feed? Yes – 7-point feed system for smooth fabric feeding
  • Sewing Lights? Extra bright LED light
  • Extras: 10 Sewing feet, built-in sewing font, wide extension table & machine accessories

5. Singer One Plus Sewing Machine

The Singer One Plus Sewing Machine is all about personalisation, allowing you to customise your projects with ease. This 4.9-star rated machine is packed full of features to help you get the most from your hobby, including time-saving one-touch threading, a long arm for a spacious work area (374mm), and the ability to edit and save stitch combinations. The Singer One Plus‘ curves pay tribute to classic machine designs, complete with lovely filigree designs.

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Computerised sewing
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: 7 essential, 5 stretch and 212 decorative, plus alphabet & numeric
  • Buttonholes: 6 Fully automatic 1-step buttonholes
  • Screen: LCD screen with stitch selection dial
  • Illumination: 3 STAYBRIGHT LED Lights
  • Automatic Needle Threader? Yes – with SWIFTSMART threading system
  • Programmable Needle/Up Down? Yes
  • Speed Control? Yes – maximum speed of 750 stitches-per-minute
  • Start/Stop Button? Yes
  • Stitch Memory with Editing? Yes – pattern elongation on stitch selections
  • Twin Needle Mode? Yes
  • Bobbin System: DROP & SEW
  • Presser Foot: Sensor with extra-high presser foot lift
  • Feed Dog Control? Yes
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame? Yes – 14.7” long arm
  • Extras: 5 Sewing feet, soft-sided dust cover & machine accessories

6. Singer Futura XL580 Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Enjoy limitless creativity with the Singer Futura XL580 Sewing and Embroidery Machine, enabling you to sew, quilt and embroider all on one stunning machine. This exciting 5-star machine includes a range of innovative features that allow you to do more than ever before in your stitching. From an endless hoop and knee lifter for hands-free presser foot lifting, to an extra-large sewing space for quilting, the Futura XL580 really is an impressive all-rounder.

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Sewing & Embroidery Machine
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: 215 – Including 10 basic, 6 stretch and 192 decorative, plus 20 fonts for monogramming, each of which can be sized, rotated & shaped
  • Buttonholes: 7 – 6 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes & 1 endless buttonhole. Comes with exclusive buttonhole foot to sandwich the fabric between a lower plate
  • Embroidery Designs: 250 new embroidery designs – including small hoop, large hoop & 50 endless designs. Easily create free-motion quilting effects with embroidery
  • Embroidery Hoops: New endless hoop (6.75″ x 4″) – allowing you to create beautiful borders & edging designs – as well as a large 10″ x 6″ hoop & a small 4″ x 4″ hoop
  • Lights: 6 StayBright LED lights on either side of the needle area & over the large surface
  • Threading: Automatic thread cutter cuts the top & bottom threads instantly with the touch of a button. SWIFTSMART threading system guides thread directly from the spool to the needle area through a single groove. Thread the needle by pressing the lever
  • Bobbin System: Drop & Sew bobbin system – no need to thread the bobbin manually! Just insert the bobbin, then place thread in the channel & you’re good to go
  • Extra Features: Programmable needle up/down, drop feed for free-motion embroidery, extra-high presser foot lifter, automatic tension & speed control lever
  • USB Key: Yes – allows you to design in embroidery software on your PC without it connecting to your machine, then send the designs to your machine with just one click
  • Software: Comes with AutoPunch to convert images to embroidery, HyperFont to convert fonts into embroidery & Advanced Editing software to customise sections of designs or stitches. Live software updates are available to stay up to date
  • Extras: 6 Sewing feet, embroidery unit, embroidery hoops, USB & machine accessories

7. Brother Innov-is 1250 Sewing and Embroidery Machine

The Brother Innov-is 1250 Sewing and Embroidery Machine provides a range of incredible features to cater for sewing, quilting, dressmaking and embroidery. Built for its precision, it boasts top-of-the-range specifications that prove its competence among machines of its price range. Not only does the Innov-is 1250 provide creativity, but its performance is phenomenal. Create and Craft shoppers must agree – they’ve given it an awesome 4.6-star rating!

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Computerised sewing and embroidery
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: 143 Utility, decorative & alphabet stitches
  • Built-in Embroidery: 136 Patterns, 10 frames, 12 borders & 6 fonts
  • Screen: LCD touch screen with on-screen editing, sizing, rotating & mirroring
  • Automatic Buttonholes: 10 Styles
  • Sewing Speed: 850 Stitches-per-minute
  • Embroidery Speed: 650 Stitches-per-minute
  • Automatic Needle Threader? Yes
  • Loading Bobbin: Quickset drop in with F.A.S.T bobbin winding system
  • Thread Trimmer? Yes – upper and lower
  • Sewing Area: 104mm x 190mm Flat table
  • Embroidery Area: 130mm x 180mm
  • USB Port? Yes
  • Extras: 14 Sewing feet, hard case, machine accessories & embroidery sets

8. Singer Legacy SE300 Sewing and Embroidery Machine

The Singer Legacy SE300 Sewing and Embroidery Machine isn’t just a machine… it’s a new era of sewing! This sleek machine is bursting with features that are ready to help you transform your fabric into masterpieces. Find the precision and accuracy that you crave; the 4.6-star rated Singer Legacy SE300 provides hundreds of stitches, embroidery designs and alphabet options. At 800 sewing stitches per minute, you’ll finish your projects much quicker!

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Computerised sewing and embroidery
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: 250 – Includes 10 ONETOUCH basic stitches, 8 basic, 7 stretch, 118 decorative, 18 satin, 23 elongation, 22 quilting & 30 heirloom stitches
  • Buttonholes: 14 Fully-automatic buttonholes
  • Embroidery Designs: 200 Embroidery designs & 6 alphabet options, expanding your creative & monogramming possibilities
  • Screen: Easily adjust sewing & embroidery settings with a large LCD touch screen
  • Sewing & Embroidery Speeds: 800 Sewing stitches-per-minute & 700 embroidery spm
  • Bobbin Winding: Wind the bobbin whilst embroidering!
  • Work Area: Wider needle-to-tower area makes it easier to manage hoops & projects. Extra-large embroidery area has 10.25″ x 6″ hoop to accommodate large embroidery
  • Needle Threader? Yes – sewing’s biggest timesaver!
  • Automatic Thread Tension? Yes – automatically keeps stitches balanced & even
  • Upper Thread Sensor? Yes – no more running out of thread without warning
  • Thread Cutter? Yes – cuts the top & bobbin thread with the touch of a button
  • Start/Stop Button? Yes – easily operate the machine with the foot pedal
  • Drop Feed? Yes – free-motion sewing for creative top stitching
  • Embroidery Hoops: Supports multiple hoop sizes. In addition to the large & small, you’ll also be able to use the 7″ x 4″ endless embroidery hoop & 5″ x 7″ embroidery hoop
  • Downloadable Software: Enhance your options with additional software available for download. Learn & grow with your machine as technology advances!
  • USB Compatible? Yes – USB stick embroidery allows you to design, store & save
  • Optional Software: PSW intro software allows you to use designs beyond those included; AutoPunch, HyperFont & Editing modules are available together
  • Extras: 11 Sewing feet, embroidery hoops, USB embroidery stick & machine accessories

9. Bernette Chicago 7 Sewing and Embroidery Machine

The Bernette Chicago 7 is a computerised combo-machine, offering the features and functionality of a machine twice its size. Switch between sewing and embroidering at the flick of a button; this machine is the portable answer to high-end functionality. Whilst the 4.4-star rated Chicago 7 comes with hundreds of stitches (all easily accessed and adjusted through the LCD display), you’re also at liberty to add your own, simply by plugging in your USB.

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Computerised combi sewing & embroidery
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: Over 150 decorative, 20 quilting, 2 alphabets, satin & stretch
  • Buttonholes: 1 Automatic one-step buttonhole
  • Embroidery: 100 designs
  • Direct Stitch Selection: Buttons allow for quick access to basic stitches
  • Screen: Clear & easy LCD stitch display
  • Lights: LED lit sewing area
  • Needle Positions: 5 – 2 x Left, 1 x centre & 2 x right
  • Needle Threader? Yes – built into the machine
  • Loading Bobbin: Top-loading drop-in bobbin & hook system with quick bobbin winding
  • Stitch Speed: 800 Stitches-per-minute
  • Maximum Stitch Sizes: 4.5mm Maximum stitch length & 7mm maximum stitch width. Variable stitch length & width provides a smooth transition & adjustment
  • Stitch Editing Functions: Length, width, mirroring, elongation & twin needle limiting
  • Automatic Securing: For selected stitch categories, the machine will sew three securing stitches at the beginning & end of a pattern, when auto-lock is engaged
  • Presser Foot: Two-level presser foot lifter for thicker fabrics & presser foot adjustment
  • Power: As an alternative to the foot control, the machine can be powered using the start/stop button, with the speed regulated using the sliding speed control
  • Machine Motor: A strong motor provides quiet & precise power
  • Machine Memory: Long-term memory of stitch combinations
  • Extras: 9 Sewing feet, embroidery hoop, dust cover & machine accessories

10. Singer Starlet 6699 Computerised Sewing Machine

Discover a variety of easy-to-use features that’ll inspire you to create more stitching projects than ever before. The Singer Starlet 6699 Computerised Sewing Machine has a sleek, feminine design and provides incredible benefits to inspire your creativity. From home décor to fashions, you’ll sew faster with a maximum speed of 750 stitches-per-minute. The 4.4-star rated Singer Starlet 6699 truly is a brilliant entry-level computerised sewing machine.

Specifications:

  • Machine Type: Computerised sewing
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Built-in Stitches: 100 – Includes 9 basic, 76 decorative and 8 stretch
  • Buttonholes: 7 – 6 Fully automatic 1-step buttonholes and 1 endless buttonhole
  • Automatic Needle Threader? Yes
  • Push Button Stitch Selection? Yes – easily select your stitches with a button
  • Automatic Stitch Width & Length? Yes – automatic settings for width and length may be overridden to personalise stitch size, up to a maximum 6.5mm stitch width
  • Automatic Tension? Yes
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame? Yes
  • Automatic Presser Foot Pressure: Easily sew the lightest weight tricots to the heaviest denim without the need for presser foot pressure adjustments
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter: Offers more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot
  • Needle Positions: 13 – needle position can be changed for individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and top stitching
  • Automatic Reverse? Yes
  • Sewing Speed: Maximum sewing speed of 750 stitches-per-minute
  • Free Arm? Yes
  • Extras: 8 Snap-on presser feet, hard-sided dust cover, extension table & accessories

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