sewing machines http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/17329/all en-US The 5 Best Sewing Machines http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-sewing-machines <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-sewing-machines" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000014640679Small.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are a number of reasons why someone would be interested in owning a sewing machine at home. Perhaps you're a serious sewer who has been stitching your own clothes and fabrics for years, maybe you're a curious amateur who is interested in <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-your-own-curtains">do-it-yourself design projects</a>, or maybe you just want to save money on tailoring costs. Regardless of whether you're a beginner or an expert, buying a new sewing machine can be a daunting task. Here to simplify your life is our top choice of sewing machines. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Shopping Calendar: The Best Time to Buy Anything</a>)</p> <h2>What Is a Sewing Machine?</h2> <p>A sewing machine is a machine that is used to stitch together fabric and other materials. There are many factors to think about when shopping for a new sewing machine. Among the most important is to consider your skill level and needs. You'll want a machine that can handle everything that you plan to throw at it, and maybe a little more &mdash; considering your skills will likely improve with practice. However, you don't want to blow several thousand dollars on features that you don't ever plan to use.</p> <h2>Best 5 Sewing Machines</h2> <h3>Singer 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VWXZKG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003VWXZKG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20"><img width="200" height="171" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/Singer4411.jpg" /></a>A recommended beginner's sewing machine from Good Housekeeping, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VWXZKG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003VWXZKG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20">Singer 4411</a> comes in a heavy-duty metal frame with a powerful motor that can sew 1,100 stitches a minute. This particular model is recognized for its ease-of-use and can handle most basic tasks with little to no issues. Simple and straightforward, the Singer is perfect for those looking to do basic sewing. Currently $119.99 on Amazon.</p> <h3>Brother XL2600I Sewing Machine</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F7DPEQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000F7DPEQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidewid-20"><img width="180" height="175" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/BrotherXL2600I.jpg" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F7DPEQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000F7DPEQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidewid-20">Brother XL2600I</a> is considered one of the best affordable sewing machines on the market by hundreds of user reviews. With 25 built-in stitches, each with multiple stitching functions, most agree that this machine performs admirably for most simple sewing and decorating projects. Currently $85.00 on Amazon.</p> <h3>Brother CS6000I Computerized Sewing Machine</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JQM1DE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000JQM1DE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20"><img width="230" height="182" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/BrotherCS6000I.jpg" /></a>A computerized, upgraded version of the previous Brother model, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JQM1DE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000JQM1DE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20">Brother CS6000I</a> is another user favorite that is lauded by most as the best computerized sewing machine available. With a selection of 60 built-in stitches, LCD display, stitch speed slider, automatic needle threader and oversized table, the CS600I is known for its accessibility and ease-of-use. Currently $154.97 on Amazon.</p> <h3>Singer 8770 Curvy Computerized Sewing Machine</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0027DP0QC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0027DP0QC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20"><img width="230" height="169" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/Singer8770Curvy.jpg" /></a>A more advanced model recommended by Good Housekeeping, the most prominent feature of the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0027DP0QC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0027DP0QC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20">Singer 8770 Curvy</a> is the SwiftSmart Threading System, which allows sewers to spend less time threading and more time actually sewing. This machine also has 225 built-in stitches, including 207 decorative stitches for creative projects. Currently $299.99 on Amazon.</p> <h3>Brother SQ9000 Computerized Sewing Machine</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047B8YQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0047B8YQU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20"><img width="230" height="171" align="right" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/BrotherSQ9000.jpg" /></a>Another advanced sewing machine recommended by Good Housekeeping, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0047B8YQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0047B8YQU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20">Brother SQ9000</a> comes with 80 built-in stitches for a total of 120 total stitch functions. The machine also comes with a backlit LCD screen for computerized stitch selection and an oversized table to handle larger projects. Finally, users state that it can handle materials of any thickness and through multiple layers. Currently $212.00 on the Amazon Marketplace.</p> <p>These are our recommendations for the top 5 sewing machines. Remember, there are a number of factors to consider when purchasing a new sewing machine, so be sure to do your homework before buying. Also, if possible, try to test out the machine that you're looking at before making a final decision. Hopefully, you'll be stitching your own clothes and designs in no time! Be sure to check out the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jeffrey-pu">Jeffrey Pu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-sewing-machines">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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