Here's the best cheap new sewing machines for beginners! Whether you want to learn to sew or buy this for someone as a Christmas gift, this is the ultimate guide on sewing machines under $100.
There's nothing worse than getting a new sewing machine and finding out it just isn't what you thought it would be. Well, I'm here to help! I've spent my own money and tested a ton of sewing machines so you don't have to. Keep in mind that the best sewing machine is the one you'll use, but let's see if we can at least get you one that works well.
Best Deals on Beginner Sewing Machines!
Here are the ones I've tested.
1. Kylinton Mini Sewing Machine - $48 on Amazon
Pros: Has hand control, blind hem stitch, and button hole
Cons: The thread is hard to pull out and it can't sew through anything thicker than 2 layers of denim.
Specs: 12 stitches, bobbin winding, backstitch, uses metal bobbins, thread cutter on side
2. Singer M1000 Mending Machine - $90 on Amazon
Pros: Better quality, has blind hem stitch, sews 4 layers of denim
Cons: Only sews one speed, doesn't have hand control
Specs: 32 stitches (kind of), bobbin winding, backstitch, comes with guard
Pros: stitches looked so good, comes in 8 colors, sews 8 layers of denim
Cons: no light, no hand control
Specs: 10 stitches, bobbin winding, backstitch, comes with safety guard
4. Varmax Mini Sewing Machine with Table - $40 on Amazon
Pros: Has hand control, can use batteries, sews 4 layers of denim, can use batteries
Cons: Only one stitch, no backstitch, thread is hard to pull out
Specs: Straight stitch, bobbin winder
5. Electric Portable Sewing Machine - $63 on Amazon
Pros: Has buttonhole, has hand control, sews 8 layers of denim, can use batteries
Specs: 12 stitches, backstitch, thread cutter on side
6. Brother LX3817 - $76 at Walmart
Pros: Has good buttonhole, full size, sews 8 layers of denim
Specs: 17 stitches, backstitch, thread cutter on side
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