12 The Best Starter Sewing Machine

Updated on: May 2021

The Best Starter Sewing Machine in 2021


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. 1 in 2021

Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine, White

Brother XM2701 Lightweight Sewing Machine, White
BESTSELLER NO. 2 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

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. 3 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

SINGER 01661 Sew Essentials Storage System, 166 Pieces

SINGER 01661 Sew Essentials Storage System, 166 Pieces
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Robust sewing kit perfect for beginner and hobby sewers
  • 166 essential sewing notions
  • Includes 40 polyester thread spools: 20 mini-spools of hand-sewing thread, 20 standard size spools of all-purpose thread
  • Basic notions include thimble, needle threader, scissors, tape measure, seam ripper, straight pins, assorted hand needles and pin cushion
  • Case includes convenient pockets and handle

Luby Sewing Machine for Beginners with 12 Stitches & Free Arm, Portable & Lightweight, Battery Supply Available, Purple

Luby Sewing Machine for Beginners with 12 Stitches & Free Arm, Portable & Lightweight, Battery Supply Available, Purple
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Beginner Sewing Machine 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). It is a great choice as kids sewing machine.
  • Battery-powered Design You can choose to plug in the wire to work, you can also choose battery-powered work, increase the portable ability.
  • Small & Portable Compared with the traditional sewing machines, Lucy mini sewing machine does not occupy a large space and easy to carry and works anytime, anywhere.
  • 12 Built-In Stitches Gently turn the knob to select the stitch, simply stitch out the style you like. It has a 4-step buttonhole presser foot for virtually perfect buttonholes sewing.
  • Sewing Sleeves & Trousers Take out the storage box, Lube sewing machine is perfect for sewing sleeves and trousers. It is also fit for a wide range of everyday sewing projects, and users from beginners to advanced.

EverSewn Ultimate Sewing Starter Kit

EverSewn Ultimate Sewing Starter Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Bundle with 14 most popular high quality sewing and crafting tools
  • 9-1/2Inch titanium Black Tailor scissor
  • Scratch resistant cutting mat and 45mm rotary cutter with ergonomic handle
  • Everything you need to start sewing in one compact Kit

NEX 60 Piece Sewing Thread Kit for Sewing Machine, Mixed Colors

NEX 60 Piece Sewing Thread Kit for Sewing Machine, Mixed Colors
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Material: High-quality cotton and polyester
  • 32 assorted thread spools with different colors and 28 metal bobbins
  • Package included more than 46 different colors
  • Perfect gift for grandma, mom, dads, brides, girls, boys, beginners, college students, adults
  • Bobbin size: Size a, class 15, can use for most sewing machine like brother, baby lock, etc.

Brother RLX3817A 17-Stitch Sewing Machine, Blue (Renewed)

Brother RLX3817A 17-Stitch Sewing Machine, Blue (Renewed)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • 17 unique built-in stitches, including one 4-step auto-size buttonhole
  • 4 included sewing feet: zigzag foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot
  • Free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves
  • Jam-resistant, Quick-set drop-in top bobbin system. Upper thread tension control dial help you avoid too loose or puckered stitches. Clear-view bobbin cover and bobbin allow you to see when you’re low on thread
  • Included instructional CD gets you started and shows how to use your machine

Varmax Mini Sewing Machine with Extension Table

Varmax Mini Sewing Machine with Extension Table
BESTSELLER NO. 9 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.

My First Sewing Machine Book: 35 fun and easy projects for children aged 7 years +

My First Sewing Machine Book: 35 fun and easy projects for children aged 7 years +
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
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New brothread 40 Brother Colors Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread Kit 500M (550Y) Each Spool for Brother Babylock Janome Singer Pfaff Husqvarna Bernina Embroidery and Sewing Machines

New brothread 40 Brother Colors Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread Kit 500M (550Y) Each Spool for Brother Babylock Janome Singer Pfaff Husqvarna Bernina Embroidery and Sewing Machines
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • ★ 40 SPOOLS PER KIT + COLOR CHART - 40 spools great assorted bright and beautiful colors Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread to brighten and beautify all sort of your embroidery projects. Using Color Chart to find similar Brother Color No. and name, Conversion Chart of Madeira is also available.
  • ★ PERFECT WEIGHT & LENGTH - Each spool has 40 WT and 500M(550Y) length, which makes these spools of Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread ideal for all sort of your embroidery projects.
  • ★ EXCELLENT TENSILE STRENGTH - Lower risks of breaking or fraying, Elasticity and Tenacity of polyester also reduces risks of looping and puckering of Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread.
  • ★ SUPER COLOR FASTNESS - Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread holds up colors even when subjected to commercial laundering, bleaching and other harsh chemicals, desirable features for workwears, uniforms and linens which are often subjected to commercial laundering.
  • ★★ New Brothread Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread always think what you think, do what you do, love what you love. ▶【NOTE: This kit DOES NOT come with wood rack!!!】▶▶【MAKE SURE BUYING THROUGH "New Brothread" (Sold by) for original WARRANTY!!!】

Large Sewing Basket with Accessories Sewing Kit Storage and Organizer with Complete Sewing Tools - Wooden Sewing Box with Removable Tray and Tomato Pincushion for Sewing Mending - Purple

Large Sewing Basket with Accessories Sewing Kit Storage and Organizer with Complete Sewing Tools - Wooden Sewing Box with Removable Tray and Tomato Pincushion for Sewing Mending - Purple
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • COMPLETE SEWING ACCESSORIES - You'll get sewing box with set of 20 bobbin sewing thread, fabric scissors, buttons, measuring tape, needle threader, pin cushion for sewing, needles, seam ripper, pins, thimble, and white marking pencil! BONUS: tomato pin cushion with strawberry emery
  • LONG LASTING PREMIUM BASKET - This sewing organizer measures at 12" x 9.1" x 6.3", made of durable wood material and featured with ergonomic handle, removable tray and a magnetic snap for a safe lock. The outer part of this large sewing baskets is lined with soft polyester fabric which makes it smooth to touch.
  • STYLISH DESIGN - The purple dotted pattern on the outside is super attractive & eye-catching, while the spacious wooden sewing box compartment underneath the removable plastic tray on the inside can store all of your sewing notions for everyday crafting, quilting, or mending.
  • GREAT UNFORGETTABLE GIFT - Our storage for sewing can be an unforgettable gift for your loved one. Perfect sewing kits for girls, beginner sewer, housewives, mother or grandma. Delightful gift idea for birthday, Christmas, Mother's day, Valentines, anniversary, baby shower, or retirement presents.
  • HAVE A GREAT QUALITY SEWING TIME - Strengthen your bond with your beloved daughter, wife, mother or grandmother. Surprise them with this sewing wood box as a gift. Basic beginner sewing or professional definitely need this wood sewing box. ORDER NOW for your best sewing experience!

Beginner Sewing Projects: Easy Quilts, Rugs and Throws

You've learned the basic sewing techniques now you're ready for a large project that's easy but will surely impress your friends and family!

When you're creating a sewn project the stitching isn't the only thing of concern. It's always imperative that you make each cut exactly as specified. With fabric pieces that are cut wrong you'll end up with anything from off-center buttons to a sleeve that's longer than the other. Measuring and cutting are very important. Once you think you have that down pat, and you've learned the basics of sewing, you're ready to move on to huge quilt and rug projects! Don't think so? Read more and you'll see that you have just what it takes to make the easy decor items.

Surely you've seen quilting blocks, finished quilts and shows about quilting that display gorgeous works of art that others have made. Most of these are done by skilled seamstresses who have years of experience. You can make similar items, with just the skills you have now, and give any room in your home an instant make-over. Using quilt block techniques you'll easily create rugs for the kids' rooms or for stepping out of the tub; quilts for your bed or a throw for the couch. Just make sure each block is cut to perfection and you're well on your way to creating gifts and decor.

A quick lesson about quilting blocks: small ones are more tedious and will take a longer time to assemble; large blocks go together much more quickly. No matter if you're making a rug or a quilt you'll decide how large you want the squares to be, and how large you want the finished item to be, then you'll cut the appropriate amount of squares. Although there are techniques for creating a quilt that ends with blocks which aren't the same size as the others, for now, you'll keep everything simple. So, choose a rug or quilt size that is easily divisible by other numbers. For example, make a rug that is 4'x 12' rather than one that is 3'x11'. With a 4x12' rug you can make squares that are one foot by one foot or six inches by six inches. With these dimensions everything will work out evenly. If you're not that great at math it can be helpful to draw a rectangular diagram, section it off into blocks, then count how many you will need.

After cutting all the blocks to the proper size, and deciding on your pattern, you will then begin to assemble the rug, throw or quilt. The materials you use will depend on the item you are making. For instance, if you're making a rug you might want to choose heavy felt. For a throw velour is a good choice. Make each block from the same fabric or use alternating colors and designs to make a more interesting arrangement.

To start, lay one square on top of the other making sure the right sides are together. Stitch down the right side. Open these squares up and lay the third square on top of the second one, with right sides together. Stitch down the right side. Continue doing this until you have stitched all the squares you need to make the width of the item. Now make another row, and another, just as you did with the first row. When each row is as long as you need it to be you will then stitch the rows together.

To stitch the rows together lay one row on top of the other and make sure the right sides are together. Stitch all the way down the length of the row aligning the squares so that they line up perfectly. After the second row is stitched to the first you'll continue adding each row until you have the entire length finished. Cut off many loose threads and trim away excess fabric where you've sewn the squares together. Trim it so that there is a mere quarter-inch of excess fabric at each stitch line.

Although a felt rug doesn't need hemmed a quilt from blocks might. If needed, hem all the way around the perimeter. It can be helpful to make the top hem a little larger than the sides and bottom. This will make it easier to see which way is up when you're making the bed. If you want the hem in place, but you don't want the rows to be smaller squares because of the hem, you'll have to cut top, bottom and side squares larger than the others. If you do this, keep the larger blocks in a separate stack, then select one when needed.

You'll love showing off the new rugs, throws and quilts you've made for your home. And, you'll love seeing the look on a recipient's face when you give him or her one of your beautiful gifts. They'll cherish it forever and think of you every time they see it. Learning to sew can be somewhat challenging but don't be intimidated! You'll easily be able to make new decor pieces yourself then move on to even harder projects!

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