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  • Gutermann Sewing Thread Note Book

    42 spools Gutermann creativ 100m Sew-all thread. Easy identification with each spool slot ... more
    £54.99 Free Delivery
  • 4.5 star rating

    Singer Talent 3321

    4.5 star rating
    Mechanical , 21 Stitches
    £113.75 Free Delivery
    Save up to £45*
  • Singer Tradition 2250 Compact Sewing Machine - White

    Lightweight, compact and easy-to-use, the Singer 2250 is ideal for garment construction, m... more
    £129.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Janome Memory Craft 500E Embroidery Machine

    Suitable for those with experience, the Janome Memory Craft 500E is advanced embroidery-on... more
    £1499 Free Delivery
  • Brother LS14 Manual Stitch Sewing Machine - White

    A simple and easy to use sewing machine. The Brother LS14 sewing machine has 14 stitches a... more
    £69.50 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • John Lewis Mini

    Mechanical , 10 Stitches
    £59 Free Delivery
  • Brother LK14 Sewing Machine, White

    Suitable for complete beginners, the LK14 sewing machine is ideal for hobby sewing and lig... more
    £99 Free Delivery
  • Singer - 14SH754 Overlocker

    The Singer 14SH754 overlocker has a differential feed system, moveable upper knife and com... more
    £249.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • 4.5 star rating

    Brother 1034D Home Lock

    4.5 star rating
    Mechanical Overlock Machine
    £189 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Brother DS140 Sewing Machine

    Surprisingly lightweight, the Brother DS-140 computerised sewing machine is equipped with ... more
    £249 Free Delivery
  • Singer 1306 Sewing Machine

    The Singer Start sewing machine gives beginning sewers and hobbyists just enough features ... more
    £99.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • 4.5 star rating

    Singer Talent 3323

    4.5 star rating
    Mechanical , 23 Stitches
    £239 Free Delivery
  • Brother Innovis Nv55fe Sewing Machine

    Now is the time to get more creative with your sewing and this machine is an excellent cho... more
    £439 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine

    This retro-inspired John Lewis Mini sewing machine is perfect for beginners. It has enough... more
    £59 Free Delivery
  • Janome Coverpro 2000CPX Coverstitch Hemmer Machine

    Suitable for those with intermediate skills, the Janome CoverPro 2000CPX coverstitch hemme... more
    £449 Free Delivery
  • Janome DC6030 Sewing Machine

    Simple to use but packed full of features, the Janome DC6030 is perfect for novices to the... more
    £449 Free Delivery
  • 5 star rating

    Singer Confidence 7465

    5 star rating
    Computerized , 50 Stitches
    £219 Free Delivery
  • 4 star rating

    Singer Model 8280

    4 star rating
    Mechanical , 7 Stitches
    £99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • 4.5 star rating

    Brother FS40

    4.5 star rating
    Electronic , 40 Stitches
    £199 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • 4.5 star rating

    Brother RL417

    4.5 star rating
    Mechanical , 17 Stitches
    £99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • 5 star rating

    Brother RH137

    5 star rating
    37 Stitches
    £159 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • 5 star rating

    Brother RL425

    5 star rating
    Mechanical , 25 Stitches
    £129 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Tesco Ej09 Electric Sewing Machine - White

    The middle-of-the-range Tesco EJ09 sewing machine has a front load bobbin 19 stitch option... more
    £60 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Brother Ls14 Sewing Machine, White

    Create small soft furnishings or mend your clothes with the Brother LS14 sewing machine. W... more
    £69.50 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Toyota Eco15cb Sewing Machine - blue

    Ideal for crafty beginners or sewing professionals, the Toyota ECO15CB is an attractive si... more
    £109 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Janome 7025

    Mechanical , 24 Stitches
    £219 Free Delivery
  • Janome Memory Craft 4900 Quilter's Companion

    Electronic Coverlock Machine , 534 Stitches
    £729 Free Delivery
  • Singer Simple 3221 Sewing Machine

    Specially created with beginners in mind, the Singer Simple 3221 makes Learning to sew fun... more
    £180 Free Delivery
  • Janome 5050 Sewing Machine, White

    Ideal for beginners yet bursting with special features, the Janome 5050 is the ideal intro... more
    £299 Free Delivery
  • Janome Memory Craft 9900 Sewing Machine, White

    The Janome Memory Craft 9900 is a combined sewing and embroidery machine that is packed fu... more
    £1999 Free Delivery
  • Brother FS100 Sewing Machine with Wide Table

    Bursting with impressive features, the Brother FS-100 is a lightweight, portable sewing ma... more
    £344.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Brother AE2500 Stitch Sewing Machine - White

    A strong and efficient sewing machine with easy to use drop-in bobbin system. Choose betwe... more
    £149.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Brother XN1700 Sewing Machine

    The Brother XN1700 is a traditional metal chassis sewing machine featuring utility and dec... more
    £119 Free Delivery
  • Brother JK7000 Sewing Machine

    The Brother JK7000 is a full size metal chassis computerised sewing machine, featuring uti... more
    £369 Free Delivery
  • Janome Excel Decor 5024 Sewing Machine

    The solidly built Janome 5024 is suitable for sewing all types of fabrics and gives you a ... more
    £289 Free Delivery
  • Janome 5030 Sewing Machine, White

    The perfect introductory model to computerised sewing, the Janome 5030 is an easy to use s... more
    £249 Free Delivery
  • Janome Memory Craft 5900QC Sewing Machine

    The Janome Memory Craft 5900QC (Quilter’s Companion) is a specialist machine that’s de... more
    £729 Free Delivery
  • Janome DC7100 Sewing Machine

    Packed full of features yet simple to use, the Janome DC7100 is the perfect starter sewing... more
    £499 Free Delivery
  • Janome Memory Craft 14000 Sewing Machine, White

    The Memory Craft 14000 is Janome's latest combined sewing and embroidery model to be launc... more
    £4499 Free Delivery
  • John Lewis JL110 Sewing Machine

    The JL110 is ideal if you use your sewing machine as part of a hobby or regularly mend clo... more
    £99 Free Delivery

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Crowdstorm's sewing machine buyer's guide

Shopping online for a new sewing machine can be a daunting prospect, especially when faced with jargon such as ‘feed dog’, ‘knee lifter’ and ‘free arm’ (take a look at our jargon buster to find out what the heck they are!).

Here at Crowdstorm we love doing all the hard work for you, and that’s exactly what we’ve done; scouring the web we’ve brought you the best that money can buy, from cheap sewing machines for beginners to top of the range designer models for the aficionados amongst you. Whether it's a Brother or a Singer sewing machine you're after, you'll find the best deals here.

We do this by finding the most trusted UK sewing machine sellers, both high street and online, and put all their best deals and special offers in one place for you to compare. But before you start, if you're new to sewing machines (or just need a refresher) check out our guide below.

Types of sewing machine

Before you get into the smaller details, you need to make a basic decision on the type of sewing machines you're going to compare. These are the standard types available:

Mechanical: A mechanical sewing machine is a basic model that requires more work by the user as it has no foot pedal but a wheel that you control by hand. Mechanical models are rarer than other, modern sewing machines and those still in use are usually by companies such as Singer, making them quite a collector’s item.

These models are less powerful, with fewer features, and cheap mechanical sewing machines can often only work with lighter/thinner fabrics. As you’d expect from an earlier machine, the mechanical sewing machine is very basic and only allows you to do very simple sewing.

Electronic: Electronic sewing machines are the most common model on the market and contain a motor that controls the needle. The motor is controlled with a foot pedal allowing you to control the fabric and feed it through with both hands, or change dials.

Speed is controlled by pressing down on the foot pedal; the harder you press down the faster the machine will work.

You can vary the speed and stitch length and style of electronic sewing machines with dials and controls.

Electronic models are the perfect sewing machines for beginners and can vary in price and features.

Computerised: Computerised sewing machines are a step up from electronic models and are best suited to experienced and expert sewers who are looking for a more versatile model. 

Computerised models are advanced machines, using several separate motors to control different areas and functions. 

Computer chips control these machines and they have the correct tension, length and width programmed in for each stitch style. This clever machine can also memorise past projects and download programs when connected to the internet. To operate this sewing machine you need a touchscreen and computer.

Overlocking: Overlocker sewing machines are usually used to finish seams and hems and give a professional finish. They also have decorative stitching settings for something a little fancier.

Overlocker sewing machines work faster than standard machines and have additional attachments and features to make it the best option for finishing and neatening. And not only can it finish off seams and hems, it can cut off the excess fabric in the same way, saving you time and effort.

The downside to overlocker machines is that they’re less versatile than standard models. If you’d like the neat, professional finish given by an overlocker and the versatility of a standard machine you can always use them both alongside each other to get the best of both worlds.

Beginner versus expert sewing machines

Knowing which sewing machine to shop for can seem like a daunting task but a good place to start is by thinking about your level of sewing ability. An inexpensive, simple model with a few basic stitches may be the best sewing machine for beginners. 

For more advanced sewers a reliable machine with lots of features should be the best option. If you’re really after something top of the range, a computerised sewing machine is your best bet. Have a think about what you’ll be using your new sewing machine to do. This will affect the type of model you should be shopping for.

  • Dressmaking, alterations and home furnishings: Even a basic model will do the trick. You shouldn’t need to spend more than around £200 to get a cheap sewing machine, but look for machines with some simple stitching – straight and zig zag of differing length, and an automatic buttonhole. Look for models with several foot attachments for inserting a zip and buttonholes. If you’re likely to be working with delicate fabrics look for a plastic foot. A ‘free arm’ will help make working with sleeves and trouser legs easier. If you think you may advance in future to create more elaborate pieces look for a brand of sewing machine that you can buy extra parts and attachments for to save you having to buy a whole new model in the future.
  • Crafts and quilting: you’ll need a sewing machine with wider range of stitches and will have to spend a little extra to get a sufficient model. Why not try a computerised sewing machine or specialist embroidery model? If you’re likely to be using your machine frequently it’s worth splashing out for a top of the range model. Consider buying a machine with a memory card too to allow you to download further stitch programs.

Other sewing machine features to consider

Also take these things into consideration before you start to compare different models:

  • Weight: Will you be using the sewing machine in a designated area or does it need to be portable?
  • Extra features: Does your chosen model come with a a carry case, or the accessories you require?

Jargon buster

If you're new to sewing machines, here's a quick reference guide to some of the terms you may find listed when comparing sewing machines:

  • Spool: The plastic cylinder that holds the thread
  • Bobbin: The bobbin thread comes up from the bottom of the machine and is the thread you see on the underside of anything you’re sewing. The bobbin is the small spool itself that holds the thread within the machine.
  • Feed dog: The aptly named feed dog is situated under the needle and foot and looks like tiny little metal teeth that help feed the fabric through as you sew by gripping the underside of the material. Some feed dogs can be lowered so that they are not in use whilst you sew – useful for embroidery. 
  • Free arm: A cylinder on the bed of the sewing machine that allows you to sew things like pockets and sleeves.
  • Knee lifter: A knee lifter is a feature on some machines which allows you to life the foot without having to take your hands off your work. This is a great option for large or fiddly work. 

What now?

Hopefully we've armed you with the knowledge you need to continue on and purchase your perfect sewing machine - which thankfully is the easiest part!

If you are still unsure, be sure to click through on some deals and read the sewing machine reviews you'll find on retailer websites: they can be a great way to fine-tune your final choice, as they'll cone from customers just like yourself.

Once you've chosen, simply click through on the deal of your choice. This will take you directly to the correct page on your chosen store's website where you can complete your purchase. Remember, Crowdstorm isn't a shop itself - we simply offer you a place to compare all the best deals. 

And we don't charge any commission - these are the standard prices you'd finds at their websites regardless. We can do this because we make our money from advertising, not from you - so it's win-win! Good luck in your search!

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