Recommended sewing machines for beginners to advanced users to tackle any project

Sewing Machines

As a sewing instructor and sewing machine technician, I am frequently asked for recommendations on sewing machines, for both beginner and advanced users. The machines listed below are a few of my favorites based on my experience with how well they perform, reliability, and features.


Beginner & Intermediate
Janome 7330 Magnolia

A great machine for beginners or advanced users, and good for kids too.

Janome 2212

A good machine at an affordable price.

Brother CS6000i

Low-cost machine good for beginners and kids.

Janome HD3000

A robust machine with upgraded components for handling heavier workloads and fabrics.

Intermediate & Advanced
Juki HZL-F600

Janome MC-6300P

Juki TL-2000Qi Straight-Stitch

Janome 1600P-QC Straight-Stitch

Serger & Coverstitch
Janome Cover Pro 1000CPX Coverstitch

Juki MO-654DE Serger

Brother 1034DX Serger

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