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The best sewing machines between Singer and Brother

The best sewing machines between Singer and Brother

For starters, Brother and Singer sewing machine brands offer a comparable model for almost all sewing related needs. It doesn’t matter which price-range, which type of material or the level of features you need, both Brother and Singer(and others) have a model best suited for any specific need. The trick is to determine what you need because both companies have similar solutions.


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Singer sewing machine manufacturers of today

The Singer Corporation based in the state of Tennessee, USA, continues to manufacture Singer sewing machines. SVP Worldwide currently owns the Singer Corporation and, also based in Tennessee, they manufature other brands of sewing machines including Husqvarna Viking, and Pfaff.

Janome is a well known brand of sewing machine

Janome and Brother are likely the most widely known brands of home sewing machine. Yes, Janome is a good brand, but to determine if it’s the best brand for your needs consider your budget, your experience and what you plan to do with your Janome machine. Each and every sewing machine model has it’s own slight benefits and drawbacks, choose accordingly.

The best type of sewing machine for home use

Cost aside, the best type of sewing machine for home use is determined by your skill level and what you plan to sew. For light duty sewing by a begginer a machine like the Janome MOD-19 is an excellent choice.

With minimal experience a good even stitcher such as the Singer Heavy Duty 4423 is a good choice. For the more experienced tailor the Janome HD1000 works well, especially with heavier fabrics.

The most reliable brand of sewing machine is…

When used as directed by the manufacturer most new sewing machines are reliable. Current research of Amazon reviews suggests the most reliable machines are the Juki MO654DE portable thread serger, the Brother 1034D serger, the Brother 2340CV coverstitch serger, the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 computerized portable and the Singer Stylist 7258 100-Stitch computerized sewing machine.

Choosing a new sewing machine – Important considerations

The most important step in choosing a new sewing machine, besides model research, is to honestly evaluate your sewing needs, both current and future. What kind of sewing you do, which types of fabrics you prefer, your budget and sewing skill level will help you choose the sewing machine perfect for your needs.

Computerized vs mechanical sewing machines (the winner is..)

Neither, and both. One is not better than the other, they are different, each good at different sewing tasks. They typically exist in different price ranges too. It’s all about your sewing needs, if you don’t need three dozen fancy features a mechanical sewing machine is better for you but if you think you need extra features a computerized sewing machine is the way to go.

How much to spend on a sewing machine

Never spend more than you can afford. With that in mind, first figure out exactly how many features and what kind of sewing you need to complete the projects you’ve planned. Additionaly, consider future-proofing your purchanse by considering features you think you might eventually need. You can start sewing for as little as $150, how much more is needed depends on your personal goals.

The most popular sewing machine brand is…

Several sewing machine brands compete for the title of most popular sewing machine. There is some fluctuation based on which country the data comes from but, that being said, Brother is currently the most popular brand with a market share of 29% of all home sewing machines. Singer, Janome and Kenmore are almost as popular overall and, in many places, more popular. It’s a very competitive market!

The sewing machines used for Project Runway

The Brother LB6770 PRW sewing machine was the first for Project Runway to feature embroidery. The CS8800PRW is also a Project Runway™ Limited Edition computerized sewing machine with many useful features that can be put to good use.

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