12 Best Basic Sewing Machine Reviews

Updated on: July 2021

Best Basic Sewing Machine Reviews in 2021


SINGER | Heavy Duty 4423 Sewing Machine with 23 Built-In Stitches -12 Decorative Stitches, 60% Stronger Motor & Automatic Needle Threader, Perfect for Sewing all Types of Fabrics with Ease

SINGER | Heavy Duty 4423 Sewing Machine with 23 Built-In Stitches -12 Decorative Stitches, 60% Stronger Motor & Automatic Needle Threader, Perfect for Sewing all Types of Fabrics with Ease
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

SINGER Start 1304 6 Built-in Stitches, Free Arm Best Sewing Machine for Beginners

SINGER Start 1304 6 Built-in Stitches, Free Arm Best Sewing Machine for Beginners
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Heavy duty metal frame ensures that the machine remains Still for skip-free sewing
  • Stainless steel bedplate provides smooth fabric feed for even sewing
  • Made in China
  • Amps:0.6. Volts - 110

Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine, White

Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine, White
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • 27 UNIQUE BUILT-IN STITCHES: The XM2701 includes 27 built-in stitches including decorative, blind hem, zigzag, and stretch stitches and an auto-size buttonhole
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER AND DROP-IN TOP BOBBIN: This sewing machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes thread through the needle and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: The XM2701 comes with 6 sewing feet, 3-piece needle set, twin needle, 4 bobbins, instructional DVD, manual and more
  • VERSATILE FREE ARM: This free arm sewing machine is perfect for a wide range of everyday sewing projects, and users from beginners to advanced
  • AT YOUR SIDE SUPPORT The XM2701 comes with Brother At Your Side support offering free technical support via online live chat or phone for the life of your machine

Brother Quilting Machine, CS7000i, 70 Built-in Stitches 2.0" LCD Display, Wide Table, 10 Included Sewing Feet

Brother Quilting Machine, CS7000i, 70 Built-in Stitches 2.0
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • 70 UNIQUE BUILT-IN STITCHES: The Brother CS7000i comes with 70 built-in sewing stitches including utility, quilting, decorative, heirloom stitches, and 7 auto-size buttonholes
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER AND DROP-IN TOP BOBBIN: This sewing and quilting machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes thread through the needle and a convenient, jam resistant drop-in top bobbin
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: The CS7000i includes a protective hard case, wide table, 10 sewing feet, instruction manual and more
  • LCD SCREEN: The backlit LCD display allows you to easily make and view your stitch selections
  • AT YOUR SIDE SUPPORT The CS7000i comes with Brother At Your Side support offering free technical support via online live chat or phone for the life of your machine

Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Electric Sewing Machine - 50 Built-In Stitches - Automatic Threading

Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW Electric Sewing Machine - 50 Built-In Stitches - Automatic Threading
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Brother Project Runway model delivers couture-level, consistent stitch quality
  • 50 stitches – customize in style with built-in clothing, decorative, heirloom and quilting stitches. Free Arm for Sewing Cuffs and Sleeves. Maximum Sewing Speed (Stitches Per Minute)850
  • Includes complete designer sewing and finishing solutions, with 6 specialty feet, accompanying stitches, and specialty needles. Enjoy designer features for blind hems, zippers, overcasting edges, sewing on buttons, knits and stretch fabrics, twin needle top stitching, and more
  • Professional, elegant buttonholes – 5 one-step buttonholes automatically sized to fit your specific buttons, for truly custom results
  • Reliable, easy threading of both top thread and bobbin – for consistent, high quality stitching. Please note: this machine is recommended for use in countries that do not support 120V AC, even if a voltage adapter is in use

Sewing Machine Mini Portable Electric Portable Household with Foot Pedal Overlock 12 Built-in Stitches for Amateurs Beginners Embroidery Pink Safety

Sewing Machine Mini Portable Electric Portable Household with Foot Pedal Overlock 12 Built-in Stitches for Amateurs Beginners Embroidery Pink Safety
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • 🎈Portable & Simple: Lightweight, only 5.39 pounds, small in size: 10.6 x 4.7 x 9 inches, and easy to store. The portable sewing machine is equipped with LED lamp, the foot pedal, metal threader and thread cutter, locking metal presser foot. Even beginners can easily use it meet the needs of household sewing according to the instructions.

  • 🎈Safety & Convenient: Designed with a non-slip bottom pad and made of environmentally friendly materials, including UL-certified cables and 3C-certified power supplies(standards for export to Europe and America). Features practical, DIY creation can be done at any time: quilts, prom dresses, pet clothing, dolls, crafts, curtains, home decoration, etc.

  • 🎈MUITI-FUNCTION: Dual-threaded, 2-speed, double power supply design makes it easier for you to choose the mode that suits you most. With 12 built-in stitches, you only need to turn the gears to switch the stitches you need to your own fabric. You can use this machine to sew zippers and buttons; you can easily reverse stitching with one button. Choose different metal presser foot for replacement according to you needs.

  • 🎈IDEAL GIFT: Mini sewing machine is very suitable for children, women, beginners and sewing lovers, elegant and cute appearance makes it a best choice for you as a great gift to daughters, sisters, girlfriends, friends, mothers and grandmothers on Birthday, New Year, Valentine’s Day, International Children’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

  • 🎈100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Each sewing machine is equipped with a detailed manual. Read the instructions or watch the instructional videos to make it easier and safer to use this mini sewing machine. If you have any questions about our products or have any dissatisfaction with our products, please contact us, we will provide you with a satisfactory solution, including returned and refund.

Janome Fastlane Fuschia Basic, Easy-to-Use, 10-Stitch Portable, Compact Sewing Machine with Free Arm only 5 pounds

Janome Fastlane Fuschia Basic, Easy-to-Use, 10-Stitch Portable, Compact Sewing Machine with Free Arm only 5 pounds
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Portable, Compact Sewing Machine Perfect for beginners, alterations and sewing on the go
  • 10 Built-In Stitches including straight, zigzag, crescent with two needle positions
  • Free Arm, Accessory Storage, Easy Reverse and only five pounds
  • Threading Diagrams & Top Drop-In Bobbin with clear cover makes for easy set-up
  • Presser Foot with Finger Guard protects little fingers

SINGER Heavy Duty 4452 Accessories, 32 Built, 60% Stronger Motor, Stainless Steel Bedplate, 48% Faster Stitching Speed & Automatic Nee Sewing Machine, Grey

SINGER Heavy Duty 4452 Accessories, 32 Built, 60% Stronger Motor, Stainless Steel Bedplate, 48% Faster Stitching Speed & Automatic Nee Sewing Machine, Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • SINGER HEAVY DUTY SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Heavy Duty 4452 sewing machine boasts an array of features that make creating elegant garments and gifts for yourself and others fun and exciting. The Sewing machine with 32 built-in stitches includes 6 Basic, 7 Stretch, 18 Decorative Stitches and 1 Fully Automatic 1-step Buttonholes. A large variety of stitches for all types of sewing and perfect for crafts, home decor, clothing construction and much more
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER SEWING MACHINE: After following the threading path printed right on the machine, this built-in feature helps you to effortlessly thread the eye of the needle without eye strain or frustration, Machine Size - 15.5 x 6.25 x 12 inches
  • HIGH-SPEED SEWING MACHINE: The Singer 4452 sewing machine has a maximum sewing speed of 1,100 stitches-per-minute, so projects can be sewn quickly. The 60% Stronger Motor than standard sewing machines allows it to sew through heavyweight fabrics with ease.
  • SEWING MACHINE ACCESSORIES: Four bonus Heavy Duty optimized accessories included: Even Feed / Walking Foot for layers of fabric, Non-Stick Foot for leather and vinyl, a 5-pack of Size 16 needles and a Clearance Plate for thick seams. Plus a variety of must-have accessories are included with all-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, seam ripper / lint brush, quilting guide, needles, bobbins, screwdriver, auxiliary spool pin, spool pin felt are all conveniently located and stored in the accessory tray. A soft-sided dust cover is also included in the packaging
  • BEST SELLING SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Heavy Duty 4452 sewing machine is a true workhorse. The stainless steel bedplate enables smooth fabric flow and the heavy duty interior metal frame ensures skip-free sewing. Top drop-in bobbin is easy to insert, remove and monitor thread supply
  • This sewing machine is warranted for use in the US and Canada at 110 volts only
  • Amps (0.7) / Watts (84) / Volts (120V) / Hertz (60)

Varmax Sewing Machine with Zigzag Stitches

Varmax Sewing Machine with Zigzag Stitches
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • 【Household Sewing Machine】It is a compact sewing machine for domestic use. Equipped with built-in light and thread cutter, it is easy to finish sewing at home. And it is a great space saver compared to a full-size sewing machine.
  • 【12 Stitches & Back Stitch】It features 12 Stitching types which supports it to finish Zigzag sewing, Buttonholing, Zipper Sewing, Seaming, Hemming and so on. It is also equipped with Reverse function.
  • 【5 layers sewing】Stronger stitching power than small sewing machine. Adapter(includes)power supply or batteries power supply for selecting. Please find applicable fabric on the following description.
  • 【Replaceable Presser Feet】The default of presser feet is a universal presser foot. It can also be changed to a professional presser foot, such as zigzag foot and zipper foot, which will boost your efficiency during sewing.
  • 【Guarantee】We promise a three-month guarantee for this item, and please feel free to contact us if you encounter any problem.

Janome Blue Couture Easy-to-Use Sewing Machine with Interior Metal Frame, Bobbin Diagram, Tutorial Videos, Made with Beginners in Mind!

Janome Blue Couture Easy-to-Use Sewing Machine with Interior Metal Frame, Bobbin Diagram, Tutorial Videos, Made with Beginners in Mind!
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Overview Features: 15 Built-In Stitches, 4-Step Buttonhole, Front-Loading Bobbin System, Heavy Duty Interior Metal Frame
  • Customizable Features: Adjustable Stitch Length & ZigZag Width, Reverse Lever, Darning Plate
  • Convenience Features: 3-Piece Feed Dog System, Removable Free Arm, Dual Retractable Spool Pins
  • Easy to Use: Tutorial Videos, Built-In Bobbin Diagram, Quick Start Guide Included
  • Included: 4 Presser Feet, Beginner Accessories, easy-to-follow Instructional Manual, 25-Year Limited Warranty

Magicfly Mini Sewing Machine for Beginner, Dual Speed Portable Sewing Machine Machine with Extension Table, Light, Sewing Kit for Household, Travel

Magicfly Mini Sewing Machine for Beginner, Dual Speed Portable Sewing Machine Machine with Extension Table, Light, Sewing Kit for Household, Travel
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • 【Electrical Sewing Machine]】Support AC/DC power supply or Batteries power supply, easy to turn on with button or Foot Pedal (included). Easy to start the sewing jobs.
  • 【High or Low Control】Double Threads design make the stitching stronger and ends sewing without tying the thread. There is a Speed button on the product to turn the speed in “high” or “slow” according to your demand.
  • 【Extension Table & Light】Extension table make the sewing machine more stable and works better on large project. Additionally, it was equipped with built-in light and thread cutter, which provide enough light source and straight cutting on sewing.
  • 【Mini-size and Domestic Product】 This item was designed with mini size and one stitching type which match the basic home sewing demand. It is portable and suitable for kids; but not only for kids, a considerable amount of our customers are adults, even elders.
  • 【Great Gift】The mini sewing machine is suitable for both beginners and children. Also a great gift for Christmas, birthdays.

Varmax Mini Sewing Machine with Extension Table

Varmax Mini Sewing Machine with Extension Table
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • 【Mini-size & Compact】As a space saver, this sewing machine is an elaborate and mini-size sewing machine, The advanced and high-cost machines are more elaborate on manufacturing.
  • 【Large Extension Table】It is equipped with a large extension table, which makes it more convenient to work on large projects, and also keep the mini machine more stable during sewing.
  • 【Sewing Sleeves & Trousers】Special cuff slot is designed for sleeves and trouser legs sewing. Furthermore, it is equipped with built-in Light to provide adequate light source during sewing.
  • 【Double Threads and Two Speed Control】Double thread stitching make it easy to finish sewing without knotting. Low/high speed button is equipped for selection to keep safe and powerful. Good for beginners to make craft, home sewing (e.g. lunch bag, apron).
  • 【One-year Warranty and After-sales Service】Equipped AC/DC adapter with ETL mark certification, this product is user-friendly. Please 🌸Contact Us by EMAIL🌸if there is any issue during operation. We are always here and happy to assist every customer.

How to Sew a Reversible Flannel Baby Blanket Using a Sewing Machine

Sewing reversible flannel blankets is easy. These blankets may be sewn as baby blankets and make very nice gifts for new mothers. This is a great sewing project for beginning sewers.

You will not need a commercial sewing pattern to create this blanket. If you are sewing a baby blanket, use one yard of flannel fabric for each side of the blanket. Because the seams will be enclosed, there is no need to finish the raw edges before sewing.Be aware that flannel does shrink so it is best to wash and dry it before using it in a sewing project. . Make sure that you press the washed fabric well before sewing the blanket.

Place the fabric right sides together and pin, matching raw edges. Make sure that you leave a large space for turning the fabric right side out when the blanket has been sewn. Seam allowances for this sewing project that tend to work well are either a 3/8 inch or ½ inch seam allowance. Begin sewing the seams, removing pins as you sew. When you come to the corner, leave the needle down in the fabric, pivot to turn the corner, making sure that you are still sewing an accurate seam allowance, and continue sewing down the other side. Continue sewing in this manner until you are close to the area where you started sewing. Stop a few inches from your beginning stitches, so that you will have a large enough space to turn the blanket right side out.

After the blanket has been sewn, press the seams as they have been stitched, and then clip all the corners diagonally. This allows you to get a nice sharp corner after the blanket has been turned right side out. Although not completely necessary, pressing the seams open creates a nice look to the finished blanket. Pressing the seams open is accomplished by putting the blanket down on the ironing board and running the tip of the iron in the seam on all four sides of the blanket.

Turn the blanket right side out and use a point turner to create nice sharp corners. Press the blanket well again, focusing on the seams. You will have an open space on one side of the blanket that can be closed in several ways. If you like hand sewing, you could slip stitch the opening closed. A very easy way to close the opening is to top stitch or edge stitch, using an edge stitch presser foot, all the way around the blanket. This gives the edges of the blanket a nice look and also encloses the opening. When the blanket has been completed, be sure to press it well so that your sewing project will have a professional look.

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