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Last updated: 16 March 2018

Our sewing machine testers review and compare the market to help you find the best buy for your budget and the best fit for your needs.

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In our testing labs, we give every sewing machine a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • are best performing
  • are easy to use
  • have the lowest noise rating

We also give you good and bad points for each model. And our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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The presser foot holds the two pieces of fabric together for sewing. One that can be adjusted allows for different thicknesses of fabric to feed through evenly.

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  • Overall Score
  • Sewing performance score
  • Ease of use score
  • Noise (dBA)
  • Bobbin fitting type
  • Presser foot pressure control
  • Needle threader
  • White background
  • Operation without foot control
  • Protective cover
  • Number of stitches
  • Max stitch length (mm)
  • Max stitch width (mm)
  • Weight (kg)
  • Claimed dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
  • Fabric feed cavity (mm, H x W)
  • Length of power cord (m)
  • Length of controller cord (m)
  • Warranty (yrs)
  • Origin
  • Contact
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