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  • Janome DC3050

    Computerized Embroidery Machine, 83 Stitches
    £319 Free Delivery
  • 4.5 star rating

    Singer Talent 3323

    4.5 star rating
    Mechanical , 23 Stitches
    £239 Free Delivery
  • 4 star rating

    Singer Tradition 2273

    4 star rating
    Mechanical , 45 Stitches
    £169 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Singer Starlet 6660 Computerised Sewing Machine

    60 stitch patterns with automatic setting of optimal width and length, displays stitch sel... more
    £281.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Jaguar Ezee Lock 468d Overlocker

    The Jaguar Ezee Lock 468D overlocker is superbly engineered 2,3 or 4 thread overlocker inc... more
    £329 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Brother FS40 Sewing Machine with Extension Table - White

    Bursting with impressive features, the Brother FS-40 is a lightweight, portable sewing mac... more
    £229.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Jaguar Supa Lock 486 Overlocker

    The Jaguar Supa Lock 486 overlocker is an excellent choice if you are looking for features... more
    £259 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • 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
  • Millepunti By Necchi Df4 4 Thread Overlocker

    The DF4 overlocker is one of the most advanced domestic overlockers available today. It ha... more
    £399 (+ £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
  • Necchi Sofia 300 Sewing Machine

    The super user friendly Necchi Sofia is supplied with an Extension Table & Hard Cover as s... more
    £299 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Silver 25-3 Sewing Machine

    This simple to use 32 Stitch machine has everything the sewer needs. Autothreader & 4 step... more
    £122.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Brother Innovis Nv27se Sewing Machine

    The Brother Innovis NV27SE Sewing Machine offers an endless amount of flexibility for modi... more
    £339 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Singer 3321 Talent Sewing Machine - White

    Give this robust sewing machine all your heavy-duty projects to obtain optimal results. Th... more
    £158.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Brother FS70 Sewing Machine with Wide Table

    Bursting with impressive features, the Brother FS-70 is a lightweight, portable sewing mac... more
    £279 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Janome Memory Craft 9900 Sewing Machine, White

    Suitable for those with experience, the Janome Memory Craft 9900 is a combined sewing and ... more
    £1999 Free Delivery
  • Novum Craft 590

    Electronic , 36 Stitches
    £259 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Brother XR37NT

    Electronic , 37 Stitches
    £199 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Novum Supalock 087D

    Mechanical Overlock Machine
    £249 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Jaguar Dqs 377 Sewing Machine

    The Jaguar 377 offers the perfect sewing partner for precision sewing, offering you the ab... more
    £459 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Jaguar 492 Sewing Machine

    With the Jaguar 492 Sewing Machine it is so easy to get creative. The Jaguar 492 Sewing ma... more
    £199 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Jaguar 487 Overlocker

    The Jaguar 487 overlocker is superbly engineered 2,3 or 4 thread overlocker with different... more
    £379 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • Janome DC 7100

    Computerized , 100 Stitches
    £499 Free Delivery
  • Janome FM725

    Electronic Embroidery Machine
    £289 Free Delivery
  • Janome 5030

    Computerized Embroidery Machine, 30 Stitches
    £249 Free Delivery
  • Brother WT5 Table Extension

    Extend the working area on your sewing machine with this wide table. Ideal for quilting or... more
    £69.99 Free Delivery
  • Janome Memory Craft 14000 Sewing Machine, White

    Suitable for those with experience, the Janome Memory Craft 14000 is a fully computerised ... more
    £4499 Free Delivery
  • Janome Coverpro 2000CPX Overlocker Machine

    Sew hems and join seams neatly and efficiently with the Janome CoverPro 2000CPX overlocker... more
    £449 Free Delivery
  • Silver 25-1 Sewing Machine

    This full sized starter machine comes with the 8 stitch patterns to get you started. It wi... more
    £98.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • The Sewing Machine

    £6.60 Free Delivery
  • Janome Decor Excel 30 Sewing Machine

    This computerised sewing machine has lots of great features to make sewing easy and fun. I... more
    £299 Free Delivery
  • Brother AE1700 Manual Stitch Sewing Machine - White

    Including a wide range of stitches, this traditional metal chassis sewing machine is ideal... more
    £119.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Singer XL400 Sewing Machine

    An affordable sewing machine that comes with a separate embroidery unit. The machine and t... more
    £799 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Singer Model One Sewing Machine - White

    Modern interpretation of classic Singer shape, loaded with many useful features. The Singe... more
    £349.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Brother 734D Overlocker

    The Brother 734D Overlocker can be used as a 3 or 4 thread machine and will trim, edge and... more
    £229.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Singer Talent 3323 Sewing Machine

    The compact Singer Talent 3323 is an easy-to-use sewing machine with a good choice of stit... more
    £239 Free Delivery
  • Janome DC3050 Sewing Machine

    A great introduction to computerised sewing, the Janome DC3050 is an impressive first leve... more
    £319 Free Delivery
  • Janome Decor Excel 25 Sewing Machine

    The Janome Decor Excel 25 sewing machine features 24 stitches and 1-step automatic buttonh... more
    £199 Free Delivery
  • Janome Decor Excel 20 Sewing Machine

    Perfect for everyday crafting, this classic Janome Decor Excel 20 sewing machine boasts 15... more
    £149 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 Memory Craft 500E Embroidery Machine

    The Janome Memory Craft 500E machine is an advanced embroidery-only machine that makes it ... more
    £1499 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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