12 Best Inexpensive Sewing Machines

Updated on: July 2021

Best Inexpensive Sewing Machines in 2021


Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine, White

Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine, White
BESTSELLER NO. 1 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 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. 2 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

ZXMOTO Cobbler Sewing Machine Manual Leather Cobbler Shoe Repair Machine Dual Cotton Nylon Line Sewing Machine

ZXMOTO Cobbler Sewing Machine Manual Leather Cobbler Shoe Repair Machine Dual Cotton Nylon Line Sewing Machine
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • ①Cobbler sewing machine can be used with nylon line and cotton line,can be used with prince line and other lines.Max. sewing thickness is 5mm.
  • ②Regulated distance between needles,the Max. width is about 6mm.
  • ③Can sewing different material shoe by nylon or cotton wire.Such as cloth shoes,rubber shoes,leather shoes,sneakers,high heels,as well as raincoats,leather bags,cloth,trousers,or other leather products.
  • ④Mending shoes machine parts need to go once a day,can guarantee the machine running light,no noise, especially the shuttle tank must be in a bobbin,add oil,lest produce pist and wear and tear,improve work efficiency,prolong service life.
  • ⑤Need to set it up by yourself,the assembly is straightforward and simple.

Brother ST371HD Strong and Tough Sewing Machine with 37 Stitches

Brother ST371HD Strong and Tough Sewing Machine with 37 Stitches
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Included Components: Instructional DVD?Bilingual user manual?6 Sewing feet?Accessories
  • Voltage: 110

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. 5 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

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

Janome Lady Lilac Basic, Easy-to-Use, 10-Stitch Portable, Compact Sewing Machine with Free Arm only 5 pounds
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Portable, Compact Sewing Machine Perfect for beginners, alterations and sewing on the go
  • 12 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

Brother RST531HD Refurbished Strong and Tough 53 Stitch Sewing Machine with Finger Guard, White

Brother RST531HD Refurbished Strong and Tough 53 Stitch Sewing Machine with Finger Guard, White
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Durable Metal Frame-Prevents skipped stitches and allows for easy handling of everything from silk to denim.
  • Sews Up To 6 Layers Of Denim-Sew on thicker fabrics even multiple layers of denim with great stitch quality.
  • Metal Needle Plate-For smoother fabric feeding even with tougher materials.
  • Heavy Duty Needles And Finger Guard-Comes complete with #11, #14 and #16 needles and finger guard to help fingers from accidentally touching the needle even when sewing at a fast speed.
  • 53 Unique Built-In Stitches-Including blind hem, overcasting, zigzag and decorative stitches.
  • 25 year limited along with free phone support for life of the machine

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. 8 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

Tutto 2XL Purple Sewing Machine Case on Wheels,

Tutto 2XL Purple Sewing Machine Case on Wheels,
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Light easy and functional case
  • Removable telescopic puller bar
  • Fits sewing machines or sergers

Portable Sewing Machine WADEO Mini Sewing Machine with Adjustable 2-Speed Double Thread Electric Crafting Mending Machine with Cutter and Foot Pedal for Household, Travel, Double Use for Power

Portable Sewing Machine WADEO Mini Sewing Machine with Adjustable 2-Speed Double Thread Electric Crafting Mending Machine with Cutter and Foot Pedal for Household, Travel, Double Use for Power
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • ❤Portable Compact Mini Size: WADEO sewing machine was designed with mini size and one stitching type which match the basic home sewing demand. It is portable and suitable for sewing multiple light and thin fabrics.
  • ❤Double switch and Two-Line Design: This unique sewing machine features a pedal switch and a push button switch. It’s up to you which one you want to use. The featured two-line design (bottom line and surface line) gives you high-quality sewing for all projects.
  • ❤Provide a Bright Environment and a Thread Cutter: It helps you see more clearly and reducing damage to your eyes. It is more convenient to use the sewing machine at night. With an auto thread cutter, you can easily cut the line.
  • ❤Double Threads and Two Speeds: Two mode speed with options, can be adjusted the speed to slow or fast. Great for beginner, for making alterations to clothing and home decorate items children and novice with low speed to use.
  • ❤Foot Pedal Operation: Electrical sewing machine with foot pedal. Concentrated your sewing with both hands and control the speed with Foot Pedal. It supports use for power supply or battery.

SINGER | Tradition 2259 Portable Sewing Machine including 19 Built-In Stitches, 4 Snap-On Presser Feet, Built-in Bobbin Winding and Easy Stitch Selection, Best Sewing Machine for Beginners

SINGER | Tradition 2259 Portable Sewing Machine including 19 Built-In Stitches, 4 Snap-On Presser Feet, Built-in Bobbin Winding and Easy Stitch Selection, Best Sewing Machine for Beginners
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • SINGER SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Tradition 2259 portable sewing machine features 19 built-in stitches, a built-in 4-step buttonhole and a heavy-duty metal frame making sewing creative projects fun and easy
  • HIGH PRESSER FOOT LIFTER: The SINGER Tradition 2259 sews several layers of thick fabric. The presser foot can be raised to a higher position for easy positioning of your project
  • BEST SEWING MACHINE: Best sewing machine with quick-and-easy threading, adjustable stitch length and width, free arm, and on-board accessory storage.
  • FREE ARM SEWING MACHINE: The free arm provides easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other difficult-to-reach areas. The on-board storage provides easy access to the included accessories
  • SEWING MACHINE ACCESSORIES: A variety of accessories are included with all-Purpose Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Zipper Foot, Thread Spool Caps (2), Screwdriver, Edge / Quilting Guide, Bobbins (Class 15), Needles, Seam Ripper/ Lint Brush, Foot Pedal, Power Cord, Instruction Manual, Machine Intro DVD
  • This sewing machine is warranted for use in the US and Canada at 110 volts only.

COSTWAY Sewing Machine Portable Multifunctional 2 Needle 4 Thread Capability Serger Over Lock with Differential Feed

COSTWAY Sewing Machine Portable Multifunctional 2 Needle 4 Thread Capability Serger Over Lock with Differential Feed
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Costway serger overlock machine intended for household use will provide you with excellent performance in sewing from light to heavy material (lawn to denim). It is most suit for shirring sleeves, yokes, front and back bodices, skirt hems, etc. In stretch fabrics such as knits and jersey before assembling into garment.
  • Easy to thread, easy to learn and use; with printed manual, 2-3-4 stitch capability-provides more stitch variety.
  • Costway serger overlock machine is capable of producing various types of stitches according to the combination of needle positions, threading methods, tension adjustment and the use of convertible right looper/spreader. Differential feed prevents wavy seams in knitted fabrics and movement between the layers of fabric. It also ensures pucker-free seams on light weight fabrics.
  • Comes complete with serger overlock machine, foot controller, soft cover, needles, accessories and more. Uses standard sewing machine needles.
  • Please note: Keep foot controller and needles away from children’s reach.Don’t tough the machine with wet hand, wet cloth or with anything wet.

How to Sew a French Seam

Whether you're sewing a sheer curtain panel or a silk blouse you don't want raw edges ruining the look of the finished project.

Another example is a silk blouse. Some fabric are very wispy and seams can easily be seen while the garment is worn. For this reason, it's important to learn a seam that will hide the raw edges and give a more professional look to the finished project.

Some people use the french seam on just about everything they sew, simply because it makes them feel better about their finished project. Even if no one will see the seam, the french seam can also keep fabrics from unraveling on the inside. When seams unravel it's then necessary to trim long, tangled threads from inside the garment, each and every time you wear it.

The french seam is very easy to accomplish. Whether you're making curtains or a dress, the technique is the same. Place the two pieces that will be seamed, wrong sides together, and pin. Sew the seam, with a 3/8ths inch allowance. Unpin and open the seam. Press with a warm iron. If the fabric is delicate, use a hand towel or another piece of cloth to lay over the seam before ironing.

After pressing well, fold the fabric with right sides together, placing the seam at the edge. Now stitch once again, making sure to stay a fraction of an inch away from the edges of the original seam. When you've finished the seam, and you open the cloth, you should see absolutely none of the original seam, on the right side of the garment piece. If you do, you need to take a deeper seam.

After you've finished the second seam, turn the garment pieces to the wrong side. You'll see the seam, but no raw edges. Press the seam flat, to one side. The seam is now finished and no raw edges can be seen.

Try this technique on blouses, skirts, dresses, curtains and other projects that will have a seam that could be seen. It's easy and will make every project look very professional.

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