Sewing Machine Ratings & Reviews

Sewing Machine Ratings

Welcome to Sewing Machine Ratings.  We provide expert reviews of all brands and types of sewing machines. 

From Singer and Brother to Juki and Bernina, we cover all the major sewing machine brands and provide comprehensive reviews and consumer ratings to help you make an intelligent purchase.  Make an informed decision!


See the latest Sewing Machine Reviews 2015 & 2016 below...

Janome 5812 Mechanical Sewing Machine

87.2 The Janome 5812 is a “no bells & whistles” mechanical sewing machine.  It has 12 stitches and is lightweight, reliable and sturdy.  It is easy to use and is a good fit for purists, but folks who want more features – like an automatic needle threader or needle up/down – may be disappointed. Consumer ratings are good and owners highlight the unit’s ability to successfully sew through very thick fabric as well as its quiet operation.  It is also reasonably priced for a Janome.

Janome Memory Craft 6300P

93.0 The Janome Memory Craft 6300P is a computerized sewing machine that is getting top notch reviews and ratings from owners.  It is well suited for quilting, garments or home decoration and is fairly easy to use.  It’s a good fit for the professional crafter and it can handle both heavy duty and large projects.  This is a sturdy workhorse of a machine that is capable of sewing through multiple layers of heavy material while still producing a high quality stitch.  It does not have a free arm however and this can be a deal breaker for some seamstresses.

Singer 1304 Start Sewing Machine

86.4 The Singer 1304 Start is a basic, simple, and easy-to-use mechanical sewing machine.  It is a good choice for beginners and also for those looking for a lightweight, portable machine.  Consumer ratings are fairly good and most owner like that the unit is affordable, easy to setup and operate, and also that it has a free arm.  However, it does have some issues with the thread jamming and owners sometimes struggle with threading the machine.

Singer S18

86.7 The Singer S18 is a high-end computerized quilting and sewing machine  It is generally well-liked by owners and it comes with an incredible number of features including over 400 built-in stitches and a sewing speed of 1000 stitches per minute.  In addition, a large number of accessories are provided with this sewing machine, including 14 presser feet.  This is a solid, well built sewing machine with intuitive controls, and it has one more particularly interesting characteristic - it is manufactured by Janome!  

Janome Hello Kitty 11706

90.8 Compact, durable and cute.  These three words describe the Janome 11706 ¾ Size Hello Kitty Sewing Machine well.  It is a popular choice with parents or grandparents looking for a beginner machine for their children/grandchildren.  It is also well-liked by adults, and some feel it is good for quick fixes and repairs, and also for travel and classes.  It is lightweight, easy to use and it sews smoothly.  It is not particularly feature rich however and it comes with a limited number of stitches.

Brother XR3774 Sewing Machine

95.5 It’s hard to find anything particularly negative about this sewing machine. It is a mechanical machine that is easy to setup and operate, and ratings are very good. It is also very reasonably priced. It is suitable for beginners and even those with some experience. However folks looking to do more advanced sewing projects may find it a little limiting as it doesn’t have a large number of stitches or features.

Singer 5400 Sew Mate

72.4 The Singer 5400 Sew Mate is an electronic sewing machine that is popular with beginners and those who are rekindling their love for sewing.  It is capable of powering through several layers of thick fabric and many owners report that it runs smoothly and is fairly quiet.  The Sew Mate also has 60 built-in stitches and comes with a generous accessories package. However the machine occasionally has issues with the bobbin tangling and dropped stitches.

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