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Sewing machine reviews

We test eight mid-price sewing machines in the CHOICE labs, including models from Janome, Singer, Brother and more.

Last updated: 24th September 2013

Whether you're a dressmaking rookie or a seasoned seamstress (or seamster) there's something on the sewing machine market for you. We've reviewed eight mid-range models from major brands, with an average price of $500. Our tests will help you:

  • decide what to buy
  • check the performance of big brands like Brother, Singer and Janome, and
  • check which sewing machines are the easiest to use.

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