Here is the list of some of the best rated sewing machines you can get in the U.S. The list is strictly based on user feedback.
Today we decided to compile a list of 10 Top Rated Sewing Machines 2020 that you can buy affordable prices in U.S. Feedback from the users who used the machine for long periods is the best thing you could ask for, before buying a sewing machine.
Reviews of the Best Rated Sewing Machines 2020 – (Editors’ Choice)
So for your convenience, we have compiled a list of 10 top-rated sewing machines that users believe will go a long way in growing your creativity.
1. Brother CS6000i – Best Selling Sewing Machine
Whenever you look for a beginner’s sewing machine, you will come across CS6000i for sure; you can’t ignore it because it is that good. It has been the best seller ever since it was released.
It has been sitting on top for years now. To get to the top and stay, there is something that only individual ones can achieve. Brother CS6000i has achieved that and is still going strong.
It is a computerized sewing machine with 60 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader, speed control slider, etc. It is well priced for the features.
You will have a hard time finding a limitation of this machine. Probably you can say that it is an old machine, as nothing much has changed ever since it was released in 2007.
2. Brother SE400 – Best Computerized Sewing Machine
You can’t quite say that SE400 is a beginner’s machine. However, it is very different from other sewing machines in this list because it is a sewing & embroidery machine all rolled into one. Brother SE400 is the most affordable sewing & embroidery combo machine you can get in the U.S.
Apart from regular sewing, if you have some taste for embroidery, this is the best choice (probably the only option).
If you take the sewing features of SE400, you will see that its features relate to a regular sewing machine. The remaining amount is what you pay for the embroidery features.
SE400 has quite a lot of features onboard, 67 sewing stitches, 70 embroidery designs, 5 built-in fonts, 4″x4″ embroidery area, LCD touch screen with on-screen help, automatic needle threader, automatic thread cutter are some of them.
A unique feature of SE400 is computer connectivity, which lets you import designs from the internet. It is a premium feature that allows you to experiment with your creativity.
Not much to talk about. Probably a larger embroidery area would have been perfect.
3. Brother XR9500PRW – Best Sewing Machine for Buttonholes
I love this sewing machine. It is feature-rich, and at the same time, it comes with an affordable price tag. It was under the shadow of CS6000i in the beginning; now, it seems to have emerged out of that.
It has the features to outclass CS6000i. It comes with 100 built-in stitches, a sewing lettering font for basic monogramming, programmable needle up/down, automatic needle threader, speed control slider, etc.
You need a couple of attempts to get used to the automatic needle threader.
4. Singer 9960 – Best Electronic Sewing Machine
Ever thought of getting an advanced sewing machine at a reasonable price? Consider Singer 9960. It is feature-rich, yes, but it is not what users love about this machine.
It is the quality and performance of this machine that they like the most. 9960 has a large 600 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader, programmable needle up/down, automatic thread cutter, speed control slider, etc.
Design-wise, this has to be the most elegant looking sewing machine on this list ( even though the aesthetics don’t count when you buy a sewing machine).
Older machines had some bobbin jamming issues, but a recent product upgrade seems to have fixed it.
5. Brother HC1850 – Best Quilting Machine
You need to be careful while choosing this machine. It is not because it has problems, but because of its inconsistent price tag, which oscillates quite a bit. Feature-wise it is much more advanced than Brother Cs6000i and XR9500PRW, which we listed above, but the oscillating price throws in a lot of confusion among buyers.
It has 130 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader, one built-in font for monogramming, programmable needle up/down, speed control slider, etc.
No, reinforce the stitch option. Monogramming is not perfect with lightweight fabrics. Not ideal for quilters. The price oscillates, sometimes it is an excellent deal, and sometimes it is a deal blower.
6. Brother DZ2400 – Best Sewing Machines for Beginners
DZ2400 is slightly more advanced than the previous machine on this list. Unlike HC1850, this one seems to have a reasonable and consistent price tag. This machine has all the features required by an intermediate sewer.
It has 185 built-in stitches, which include 55 alphanumeric stitches, automatic needle threader, 1 built-in font for monogramming, programmable needle up/down, speed control slider, etc.
The best part is that DZ2400 is a design series machine, which means you will get a full set of designer accessories, including an extra-wide table. For the price, it is a great deal.
Fragile thread holder.
7. Janome Magnolia 7318 – Best Janome Sewing Machine
Magnolia 7318 is for those who love mechanical sewing machines. This is a machine designed to last long but with lesser features when compared to the modern computerized sewing machines.
But the demand for this machine suggests that there are still people who love mechanical sewing machines in the current era of technology. Magnolia 7318 has a very simple design and comes with 18 built-in stitches. This is a highly stable sewing machine.
8. Janome HD3000 – Best Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
If you are looking for a sewing machine to sew heavy-duty fabrics, look no further than HD3000. The ease with which HD3000 sews through multiple layers of denim is something you need to experience by yourself.
You won’t believe it until you see it. It comes with 18 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader, etc. The operation is smooth and quiet.
It is one of the heaviest sewing machines in the price category. A real workhorse for sure. It is sturdy, durable and user-friendly.
Work light is very dim.
9. Singer 7258 – Editors’ Favourite Sewing Machine
This has to be the best beginner’s sewing machine from Singer. It is a combination of useful features and the high price that made Singer 7258 popular among beginners.
As far as Singer machines are concerned, no other device comes even close to 7258 in sales volume. It has 100 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader, programmable needle up/down, speed control slider, etc.
The performance of this machine is right up there with the best, a reason why it is one of the best rated sewing machines in the U.S.
No drop feed dog lever for free-motion quilting.
10. Brother XM2701 – Best Lightweight Sewing Machine
This is a new kid on the block. Just released in 2014 and has already started to make inroads in the sewing machine market. This is the least expensive sewing machine on this list. It is a quality, low-cost sewing machine.
It comes with 27 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader, 1-step buttonhole, drop-in bobbin, etc. For the price, it is a great bargain. The user feedback is also excellent. It is a portable sewing machine, as well.
Sewing light is very dim, to be honest.
Best Rated Sewing Machines Comparison Chart
|Model||Stitches||Drop-in Bobbin||Auto Needle threader||Stitches|
|Brother CS6000||60||Yes||Yes||850||16 x 6.7 x 11.4 inches|
| Brother SE400||185||Yes||Yes||710||20.28 x 14.96 x 15.16 inches
|Brother XR9500PRW||100||Yes||Yes||800||11.45 x 6.69 x 16.02 inches|
|Singer 9960||600||Yes||Yes||850||17.2 x 8.2 x 12 inches|
|Brother HC1850||130||Yes||Yes||850||12.5 x 19.25 x 15.25 inches|
|Brother DZ2400||185||Yes||Yes||850||11.48 x 6.69 x 16.02 inches|
|Janome Magnolia 7318||18||Yes||Yes||830||16 x 11.7 x 7.1 inches|
|Janome HD3000||18||Yes||Yes||860||16 x 7.2 x 11.3 inches|
|Singer 7258||100||Yes||Yes||750||14.5 x 7.5 x 12 inches|
|Brother XM2701||27||Yes||Yes||800||15.3 x 5.9 x 12.1 inches|