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Best Sewing Machines in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the best sewing machines in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

A sewing machine has almost become the need of the hour. The popularity of this product has risen to such an extent now nearly every household has one, be it a regular family or a bachelor. Many people also start their businesses using just the sewing machine as an initial investment. Keeping its importance in mind, we put together a list of 7 best sewing machines in India. Let’s have a look!

UPDATED

11/25/2021

Model

Our Rating

Rating

Type

Stitches

Arm

Pro's & Con's

Weight

Dimension (L x W x H)

Power Source

Thread Tension

Pattern Selector

Automatic Thread

Stitching Speed

Built-in Light

Including Components

1 year or More Warranty

10-days Returnable Policy

Wonder Stitch

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Wonder Stitch

Wonder Stitch

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

11/2020

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Automatic zigzag sew

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21 in-built stitches

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Free arm design with detachable extension bed

It has a drop feed mechanism to assist in freehand embroidery stitching
One-step buttonhole
Thread-cutter available on the faceplate
Sometimes the instruction DVD and warranty card is not included in the box
SPM is comparatively low
7.3 kg
38.1 x 20.5 x 28.8 cm
Electric
Manual control
Dial
860 SPM

1 Instruction Manual

  

Zig-Zag Foot

  

Blind Hem Foot

  

Zipper Foot

  

Sliding Buttonhole Foot

  

Round Hemmer Foot

  

Darning Plate

  

Bobbin

  

Seam Ripper

  

Needle Set

  

Thread Spools

  

Screwdriver

Singer

Talent

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Our Rating

9.4 / 10

11/2020

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Automatic

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21 in-built stitches

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Free arm

Variable needle positions make it easy to work on creative projects
Personalize stitch length and width using the dial
The internal frame is made of metal making the machine very sturdy
Weighs more due to the internal metal frame
12.8 kg
45.72 x 822.352 x 35.56 cm
Electric
Manual control
Dial
1800 SPM

General Presser Foot

  

Zipper Foot

  

  

Buttonhole Foot

  

Button Sewing Foot

  

Seam Ripper/Lint Brush

  

Edge/Quilting Guide,

  

Needles

  

Bobbins

  

Spool Holder

  

Screwdriver

  

Darning Plate

  

Spool Pin

  

Spool Pin Felt, Power Cord/Foot Control

  

Instruction Manual

  

Soft-Sided Dust Cover

USHA

Allure

UASMA

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Our Rating

9.3 / 10

11/2020

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Automatic zigzag sew

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13 in-built stitches

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Free arm

Two dials for pattern and stitch length selection
21 stitching applications
4-step buttonhole sewing
SPM is comparatively low
7.42 kg
38.1 x 20.5 x 28.8 cm
Electric
Manual control
Dial
860 SPM

1 Instruction Manual

  

Zig-Zag Foot

  

Blind Hem Foot

  

Zipper Foot

  

Sliding Buttonhole Foot

  

Round Hemmer Foot

  

Darning Plate

  

Bobbin

  

Seam Ripper

  

Needle Set

  

Thread Spools

  

Screwdriver

  

1 free sewing kitt

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Dream Stitch

Usha Janome Dream Stitch

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Our Rating

9.2 / 10

11/2020

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Automatic zigzag sew

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7 in-built stitches

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Free arm

Auto tripping bobbin system
Prop feed for embroidery
Single touch reverse stitch lever
Low SPM
5.92 kgs
38.4 x 20.7 x 29 cm
Electric
Manual control
Dial
550 SPM

1 Instruction Manual

  

Zig-Zag Foot

  

Blind Hem Foot

  

Zipper Foot

  

Sliding Buttonhole Foot

  

Round Hemmer Foot

  

Darning Plate

  

Bobbin

  

Seam Ripper

  

Needle Set

  

Thread Spools

  

Screwdriver

Singer

Sewing machine

8280

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Our Rating

9.1 / 10

11/2020

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Automatic sew

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7 in-built stitches

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Free arm design with detachable extension bed

Needle position can be customized
Personalize stitch length and width with just a turn of a dial
4 Step Button Hole foot
Free arm design with detachable extension bed
Low SPM
7 kg
38.1 x 18.542 x 27.686 cm
Electric
Manual control
Dial
800 SPM

General Presser Foot

  

Zipper Foot

  

Buttonhole Foot

  

Button Sewing Foot

  

Seam Ripper/Lint Brush

  

Edge/Quilting Guide

  

Needles

  

Bobbins

  

Spool Holder

  

Screwdriver

  

Darning Plate

  

Spool Pin

  

Spool Pin Felt

  

Power Cord/Foot Control

  

Instruction Manual

  

Soft-Sided Dust Cover

Singer

Promise

1412

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Our Rating

9.0 / 10

11/2020

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Automatic sew

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12 in-built stitches

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Free arm

Automatic metal bobbin winder and front-load bobbin
Adjustable stitch length and variable zigzag stitches
Heavy-duty metal frame ensures the durability
Low SPM
6.5 kg
42 x 21 x 34.5 cm
Electric
Manual control
Dial
750 SPM

Accessories Box

  

User Manual

  

Warranty Card

HNESS

Multi Electric

B08CXQZWBB (ASIN)

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Our Rating

8.9 / 10

11/2020

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Automatic sew

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Classic straight line sewing

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Free arm

Two speed control
Thread cutter and cuff slot
It features winding pole and thread spindle for easy rewinding the bobbins
Thick fabrics like denim, velvet cannot be stitched
Provides only a classic straight stitch. No separate patterns available
200 g
10 x 5 x 5 cm
Electric and battery operated
Manual Control
Not mentioned

1 Power Adapter

  

1 Foot Pedal

  

4 Bobbin

  

1 Needle

  

1 Manual

  

1 Needle Threader

USHA

Wonder Stitch


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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

11/2020

Pro's & Con's

It has a drop feed mechanism to assist in freehand embroidery stitching
One-step buttonhole
Thread-cutter available on the faceplate
Sometimes the instruction DVD and warranty card is not included in the box
SPM is comparatively low

Features

Type

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Automatic zigzag sew

Stitches

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21 in-built stitches

Arm

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Free arm design with detachable extension bed

Weight

7.3 kg

Dimension (L x W x H)

38.1 x 20.5 x 28.8 cm

Power Source

Electric

Thread Tension

Manual control

Pattern Selector

Dial

Automatic Thread

Stitching Speed

860 SPM

Built-in Light

Including Components

1 Instruction Manual

  

Zig-Zag Foot

  

Blind Hem Foot

  

Zipper Foot

  

Sliding Buttonhole Foot

  

Round Hemmer Foot

  

Darning Plate

  

Bobbin

  

Seam Ripper

  

Needle Set

  

Thread Spools

  

Screwdriver

1 year or More Warranty

10-days Returnable Policy

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Buyer's Guide - Best Sewing Machines in India

Tailor-made for you!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for a best sewing machines

Some essential pointer to watch!

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Use Cases: The best hand sewing machine for you

Select the one that tailors to your needs!

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FAQs: Learn more about the details

More questions? We have them covered here!

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Our Picks: How we picked the best sewing machines in India

Trace our footsteps that get you the best!

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for a best sewing machines

You should know that there are 4 types of sewing machines:

  1. Mechanical: These are also called manual machines. You can distinguish these by the large metal foot-pedals and large rotational wheels! In this, you would have to set and adjust all the settings manually. There are no special features included in this one.

  2. Electronic: The current Indian market is filled with these, and the demand is crazy. These machines are stacked with a lot of features and are the best option for any DIY sewing activity.

  3. Computerized: These are high-end tech machines that are connected to WiFi. Generally used for industrial purposes, these are big and have a varied spectrum of needles to work with.

  4. Overlocker: These machines are used for seaming the fabric. In simpler words, these machines are used to sew the edge of the fabric together. Professional tailors usually use these to give the final finishing touches.

Note: If you have a mechanical machine, you will have to adjust all of the settings with your hands. But with an electronic machine, working becomes effortless, and you can also work with varied layers of materials.

You should know that there are 4 types of sewing machines:

  1. Mechanical: These are also called manual machines. You can distinguish these by the large metal foot-pedals and large rotational wheels! In this, you would have to set and adjust all the settings manually. There are no special features included in this one.

  2. Electronic: The current Indian market is filled with these, and the demand is crazy. These machines are stacked with a lot of features and are the best option for any DIY sewing activity.

  3. Computerized: These are high-end tech machines that are connected to WiFi. Generally used for industrial purposes, these are big and have a varied spectrum of needles to work with.

  4. Overlocker: These machines are used for seaming the fabric. In simpler words, these machines are used to sew the edge of the fabric together. Professional tailors usually use these to give the final finishing touches.

Note: If you have a mechanical machine, you will have to adjust all of the settings with your hands. But with an electronic machine, working becomes effortless, and you can also work with varied layers of materials.

1.1 Basics

Many professionals recommend these few quick necessary checks.

  • Hook: You will want a machine that has a metal, full rotary hook. This hook goes around in complete circles with the bobbin. It operates at higher speed with very less noise and vibrations and is a bobbin driver design.

  • Easy cleaning: You should be able to open the machine and clean the lint that will get accumulated. You may, however, want professional maintenance done once in a while. But the device should be easy to dismantle for daily or weekly cleaning.

  • Open arm: An arm is the extended part of the machine that has the needle attached to it. Mostly all the modern machines have this so it won’t be tough to find. It will be easier to slide pants and other fabrics over the arm, making it easier to stitch.

  • Pressure: A machine with a universal pressure will adjust itself automatically depending on the material. This comes handy, especially when you are working with thick materials like leather or denim.

  • Automatic threading: This is a unique feature that threads the needle quickly. This feature has proven to be a blessing for the sewist who has eyesight issues.

Many professionals recommend these few quick necessary checks.

  • Hook: You will want a machine that has a metal, full rotary hook. This hook goes around in complete circles with the bobbin. It operates at higher speed with very less noise and vibrations and is a bobbin driver design.

  • Easy cleaning: You should be able to open the machine and clean the lint that will get accumulated. You may, however, want professional maintenance done once in a while. But the device should be easy to dismantle for daily or weekly cleaning.

  • Open arm: An arm is the extended part of the machine that has the needle attached to it. Mostly all the modern machines have this so it won’t be tough to find. It will be easier to slide pants and other fabrics over the arm, making it easier to stitch.

  • Pressure: A machine with a universal pressure will adjust itself automatically depending on the material. This comes handy, especially when you are working with thick materials like leather or denim.

  • Automatic threading: This is a unique feature that threads the needle quickly. This feature has proven to be a blessing for the sewist who has eyesight issues.

1.2 Stitches

This is a list of basic stitches that your machine should be able to sew.

  • Straight stitches: This is also called as a flat stitch in which you do not need to loop the thread. These stands separate on their own.

  • Zig-zag: It is a back-and-forth stitch. You use a zigzag stitch while sewing buttons as well as stitch the edges together.

  • Stretch straight: These are used when you want to supplement the seam stitches on clothes. You can see these on sportswear or on curvy seams that take a lot of strain.

  • Tri-motion stitch: This will also prevent your edges from unruffling and is also called as a Tripple stretch stitch.

  • Blind-hem stitch: As the name suggests, this is used when you don’t want the hem to be visible.

  • Button-hole stitch: It will be beneficial if your machine can sew a single step buttonhole stitch. This will come to aid if you do a lot of cloth stitching work at home.

This is a list of basic stitches that your machine should be able to sew.

  • Straight stitches: This is also called as a flat stitch in which you do not need to loop the thread. These stands separate on their own.

  • Zig-zag: It is a back-and-forth stitch. You use a zigzag stitch while sewing buttons as well as stitch the edges together.

  • Stretch straight: These are used when you want to supplement the seam stitches on clothes. You can see these on sportswear or on curvy seams that take a lot of strain.

  • Tri-motion stitch: This will also prevent your edges from unruffling and is also called as a Tripple stretch stitch.

  • Blind-hem stitch: As the name suggests, this is used when you don’t want the hem to be visible.

  • Button-hole stitch: It will be beneficial if your machine can sew a single step buttonhole stitch. This will come to aid if you do a lot of cloth stitching work at home.

1.3 Design

Normally, all-electric machines have a standard plan which includes an outward extending free-arm, and 4 dials for various adjustments. You will find a hand wheel at the back of the machine which will raise or lower the needle in the presser foot. There is a dial at the front of the arm of the top, which will let you adjust the thread tension and 2 dials that will allow you to set the pattern type and the stitch length. Apart from these, some machines have tried to inculcate a few add-ons like an in-built sewing light and a carrying handle making the design more ergonomic!

Normally, all-electric machines have a standard plan which includes an outward extending free-arm, and 4 dials for various adjustments. You will find a hand wheel at the back of the machine which will raise or lower the needle in the presser foot. There is a dial at the front of the arm of the top, which will let you adjust the thread tension and 2 dials that will allow you to set the pattern type and the stitch length. Apart from these, some machines have tried to inculcate a few add-ons like an in-built sewing light and a carrying handle making the design more ergonomic!

1.4 Weight and Size

It is evident that we need everything easy to store nowadays, so why should a sewing machine be an exception. Pay special attention to the weight and the size of the machine. A compact and lightweight machine would be a bliss. However, if you have a designated space designed for the machine, a heavier one would also be fine.

It is evident that we need everything easy to store nowadays, so why should a sewing machine be an exception. Pay special attention to the weight and the size of the machine. A compact and lightweight machine would be a bliss. However, if you have a designated space designed for the machine, a heavier one would also be fine.

1.5 Budget

Keep in mind the money that you are willing to invest and the features that a particular machine offers. They can be as expensive as 14,000 rupees and as low-priced as 2,000 rupees.

Keep in mind the money that you are willing to invest and the features that a particular machine offers. They can be as expensive as 14,000 rupees and as low-priced as 2,000 rupees.

2. Use Cases: The best hand sewing machine for you

2.1 What should I look for when buying a sewing machine for domestic use?

If you require a machine for simple, low load domestic use, you can choose a small and straightforward electronic or mechanical machine. If you need a lot of features, the electric machine will be the best choice since mechanical machines do not offer a varied spectrum of functions.

If you require a machine for simple, low load domestic use, you can choose a small and straightforward electronic or mechanical machine. If you need a lot of features, the electric machine will be the best choice since mechanical machines do not offer a varied spectrum of functions.

2.2 What should I look for when buying a sewing machine for professional use?

If you are a professional sewist or someone who earns a living through stitching, then your ideal choice will be an electronic or a computerized machine. This will also depend on the size of your business. If you deal with a lot of orders, then a computerized machine will be more helpful since it works with multiple needles and spools. If you work exclusively with embroidery, then you can also opt for embroidery machines.

If you are a professional sewist or someone who earns a living through stitching, then your ideal choice will be an electronic or a computerized machine. This will also depend on the size of your business. If you deal with a lot of orders, then a computerized machine will be more helpful since it works with multiple needles and spools. If you work exclusively with embroidery, then you can also opt for embroidery machines.

3. FAQs: Learn more about the details

3.1 Are sewing machines difficult to use?

Machines are effortless to use. All you have to do is sharpen your stitching skills which can be the hard part!

Machines are effortless to use. All you have to do is sharpen your stitching skills which can be the hard part!

3.2 Can sewing machines sew leather?

Yes, any good quality domestic machine should be able to stitch leather without any difficulty! You may, however, require to change a few settings to get your machine leather-ready!

Yes, any good quality domestic machine should be able to stitch leather without any difficulty! You may, however, require to change a few settings to get your machine leather-ready!

3.3 How do sewing machines work?

If your idea of sewing is limited to only the hand-sewing that you have done, understanding a machine stitch is going to be a challenge. You will surely have apparent questions as to how a stitch forms at all if the needle just keeps going in and out without stopping. The primary reason for this is, sewing machine uses two different threads, unlike us working with a single thread. The needle pushes one thread down the material forming a loop that catches a shuttle hook which then wraps around the thread from the bobbin as needle pulls the next section of the thread upwards.

If your idea of sewing is limited to only the hand-sewing that you have done, understanding a machine stitch is going to be a challenge. You will surely have apparent questions as to how a stitch forms at all if the needle just keeps going in and out without stopping. The primary reason for this is, sewing machine uses two different threads, unlike us working with a single thread. The needle pushes one thread down the material forming a loop that catches a shuttle hook which then wraps around the thread from the bobbin as needle pulls the next section of the thread upwards.

3.4 Can sewing machines be recycled?

It will be tricky to recycle the sewing machine. However, if you can find a professional who can do that, then go right ahead.

It will be tricky to recycle the sewing machine. However, if you can find a professional who can do that, then go right ahead.

3.5 What sewing machines do professionals use?

Check out our use cases for this.

Check out our use cases for this.

3.6 Which is the best sewing machine for beginners?

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Check out our use cases for this.

3.7 Which is the best sewing machine in India?

We have shortlisted these products for you after an extensive amount of research. Read our product descriptions to see our top 7 sewing machines.

We have shortlisted these products for you after an extensive amount of research. Read our product descriptions to see our top 7 sewing machines.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for sewing machines:

4.1 How to thread a sewing machine?

Threading an electronic machine will vary depending upon the brand. Be sure to brush through the user manual to locate various parts. But here are a few things that are standard in setting up the sewing machine during initial use:

  1. Connect the machine with the power cord. Make sure that the switch on the machine is turned off while connecting. Once connected to the power supply, you can switch it on.

  2. All machines come with foot control; this manages the speed of the machine. The higher the pressure, the more the speed.

  3. There is a presser foot lifter which you can use to raise and lower the presser foot.

  4. To adjust the needle, you will have to use the handwheel located at the back of the machine.

  5. There will be 1 or 2 spool spins at the top. You will need these to set up your thread.

  6. Raise the spool-pin and place the thread on it.

  7. Now you need to load your bobbin. Locate the bobbin in your machine using the manual. Usually, it is placed in the front. Once you locate it, raise the needle and using a clip on the case, take out the bobbin case.

  8. Now remove the bobbin.

  9. To wind the bobbin, take the thread that you have placed on the spool pin and run it through the bobbin threader. It looks like a small metal screw. You run the thread around this screw creating a long loop of thread.

  10. Now use this same thread and wove it through a hole in the bobbin.

  11. Place this woven bobbin on to the bobbin winder and lock it in place(check manual).

  12. Pull the open end of the thread and press down on the foot control. You will see the thread winding itself on the bobbin. Once the bobbin is full, stop the machine and cut the thread near the winder.

  13. Now take the bobbin and place it back in the case. Make sure that the loose end comes out in an anti-clockwise direction and loop it around the tension spring and fit it inside the delivery eye [check manual].

  14. Now pull the remaining thread through the thread guide towards the needle and loop it around the guide again in an upward direction.

  15. Loop this thread around a lever at the top on the machine and loop it through the needle guide.

  16. Now using the automatic threader handle, thread the needle. If it is manual, you will have to weave the thread manually.

  17. Now place the bobbin back in the case.

  18. Once the case is locked, lower the needle into the machine while holding needle thread from the loose end and raising it back. This process will entangle both the threads.

  19. Now your machine is threaded and ready to use.

Threading an electronic machine will vary depending upon the brand. Be sure to brush through the user manual to locate various parts. But here are a few things that are standard in setting up the sewing machine during initial use:

  1. Connect the machine with the power cord. Make sure that the switch on the machine is turned off while connecting. Once connected to the power supply, you can switch it on.

  2. All machines come with foot control; this manages the speed of the machine. The higher the pressure, the more the speed.

  3. There is a presser foot lifter which you can use to raise and lower the presser foot.

  4. To adjust the needle, you will have to use the handwheel located at the back of the machine.

  5. There will be 1 or 2 spool spins at the top. You will need these to set up your thread.

  6. Raise the spool-pin and place the thread on it.

  7. Now you need to load your bobbin. Locate the bobbin in your machine using the manual. Usually, it is placed in the front. Once you locate it, raise the needle and using a clip on the case, take out the bobbin case.

  8. Now remove the bobbin.

  9. To wind the bobbin, take the thread that you have placed on the spool pin and run it through the bobbin threader. It looks like a small metal screw. You run the thread around this screw creating a long loop of thread.

  10. Now use this same thread and wove it through a hole in the bobbin.

  11. Place this woven bobbin on to the bobbin winder and lock it in place(check manual).

  12. Pull the open end of the thread and press down on the foot control. You will see the thread winding itself on the bobbin. Once the bobbin is full, stop the machine and cut the thread near the winder.

  13. Now take the bobbin and place it back in the case. Make sure that the loose end comes out in an anti-clockwise direction and loop it around the tension spring and fit it inside the delivery eye [check manual].

  14. Now pull the remaining thread through the thread guide towards the needle and loop it around the guide again in an upward direction.

  15. Loop this thread around a lever at the top on the machine and loop it through the needle guide.

  16. Now using the automatic threader handle, thread the needle. If it is manual, you will have to weave the thread manually.

  17. Now place the bobbin back in the case.

  18. Once the case is locked, lower the needle into the machine while holding needle thread from the loose end and raising it back. This process will entangle both the threads.

  19. Now your machine is threaded and ready to use.

4.2 How to use the automatic threading feature?

Using this feature can get tricky if you are new to it. We have developed this step-by-step guide to making it a little less complicated for you. Don’t forget to check the user manual.

  1. Once you have pulled the thread down to the needle and passed it through the needle guide, you will see a small lever in front of the needle. Make sure the needle is raised upward. Now the sewing machine needles have loops at the lower end, unlike our hand stitching needles.

  2. Pull that lever down. You will see a thread guide lever. Now loop this thread around the guide and pull it upwards.

  3. Pulling the thread outwards, now release the lever. This lever will pull back the thread through the needle loop.

  4. Once the thread is through the loop, pull it out and ta-da! You are done!

If you still find it confusing, refer to the user manual or check out a few YouTube videos!

Using this feature can get tricky if you are new to it. We have developed this step-by-step guide to making it a little less complicated for you. Don’t forget to check the user manual.

  1. Once you have pulled the thread down to the needle and passed it through the needle guide, you will see a small lever in front of the needle. Make sure the needle is raised upward. Now the sewing machine needles have loops at the lower end, unlike our hand stitching needles.

  2. Pull that lever down. You will see a thread guide lever. Now loop this thread around the guide and pull it upwards.

  3. Pulling the thread outwards, now release the lever. This lever will pull back the thread through the needle loop.

  4. Once the thread is through the loop, pull it out and ta-da! You are done!

If you still find it confusing, refer to the user manual or check out a few YouTube videos!

4.3 How to oil the sewing machine?

The areas that will require cleaning and oiling mainly involve the bobbin case and the levers. Needles require a little bit of oiling. You should refer to the user manual to check out which parts you can oil easily and which of them not. If you are a novel user, you would suggest that you get professional maintenance done once and then try a hand on your own.

The areas that will require cleaning and oiling mainly involve the bobbin case and the levers. Needles require a little bit of oiling. You should refer to the user manual to check out which parts you can oil easily and which of them not. If you are a novel user, you would suggest that you get professional maintenance done once and then try a hand on your own.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about sewing machines:

5.1 The first electric sewing machine was invented in 1889.

5.2 President Ronald Regan established a ‘National sewing month’ in 1982 to celebrate sewing globally. Believe it or not, it is still celebrated every year!

5.3 Early sewing needles were designed using bone or ivory.

5.4 Somewhere around the 1860s, women began forming sewing societies where they could sew quilts and other items together.

5.5 Sewing machines aren’t the brainchild of America; there are traces of it being in use in Britain and France as well.

5.6 We all know Elias Howe as the inventor of the sewing machine. However, Walter Hunt had a machine with a needle designed in 1834, but he did not patent it.

5.1 The first electric sewing machine was invented in 1889.

5.2 President Ronald Regan established a ‘National sewing month’ in 1982 to celebrate sewing globally. Believe it or not, it is still celebrated every year!

5.3 Early sewing needles were designed using bone or ivory.

5.4 Somewhere around the 1860s, women began forming sewing societies where they could sew quilts and other items together.

5.5 Sewing machines aren’t the brainchild of America; there are traces of it being in use in Britain and France as well.

5.6 We all know Elias Howe as the inventor of the sewing machine. However, Walter Hunt had a machine with a needle designed in 1834, but he did not patent it.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best sewing machines in India

Having to select a best sewing machine in India can get tricky if you are just a beginner. The technicalities can also be very overwhelming to understand making the job even more robust. But excellent and detailed product reviews can help you sail through just fine, which is why here are our reviews for the top 7 best sewing machines:

Having to select a best sewing machine in India can get tricky if you are just a beginner. The technicalities can also be very overwhelming to understand making the job even more robust. But excellent and detailed product reviews can help you sail through just fine, which is why here are our reviews for the top 7 best sewing machines:

6.1 Usha Wonder Stitch

This is a fully automatic zigzag sewing machine. This means that the motion of the needle is side-to-side rather than forward-backwards. Apart from the 7 fundamental stitches, this machine has 14 additional in-built stitch styles that you can choose from using the pattern dial. The extended arm makes it easy for you to slide in and stitch fabrics. There is also an additional bed potion of this arm that you can remove to make it easy for you to stitch circular patterns. The machine also comes with an automatic needle threader making your life much easy and hassle-free. See how to use it here.

A thread-cutter is cleverly integrated into the faceplate (this is the small curved plate that looks somewhat like a ski at the needle tip) making it easy for you to cut off the remaining thread after you finish stitching.

It has two spool pins that will assist you in linking up the thread. Additional to these features, it has a ‘Feed drop’ feature making it super easy to stitch some fancy embroidery. You can fine-tune the tension on the thread manually using a dial which is just next to the pattern dial. Adjusting the pressure of a thread is critical since if it is too high, the thread will snap and if it is too low, the thread won’t run at all. There are overall four dials used in this machine. Here is what they do

  • Handwheel: There is a back dial which is located at the rear of the machine. This is used for raising and lowering the needle.

  • Thread tension adjuster: It is a small dial located at the front side of the arm to adjust the thread tension. The tension needs to be adjusted according to the type of fabric and stitching. The higher the number, the more the tension.

  • Pattern selector dial: The third dial on the arm is the pattern selector dial that you can rotate to select the desired pattern.

  • Length selector dial: The last dial on the arm is for length. This signifies the length of a single stitch. The bigger this number, the longer the stitch.

The side lever will push the reverse stitch button which allows you to continue reverse stitching till you hold the lever down. A buttonhole stitch is also possible in a single setting. The cost is a little higher, but looking at all the features of this machine, it is a significant investment. This machine also has a carry handle for easy portability and comes with a hard case covering to make storage easy.

This is a fully automatic zigzag sewing machine. This means that the motion of the needle is side-to-side rather than forward-backwards. Apart from the 7 fundamental stitches, this machine has 14 additional in-built stitch styles that you can choose from using the pattern dial. The extended arm makes it easy for you to slide in and stitch fabrics. There is also an additional bed potion of this arm that you can remove to make it easy for you to stitch circular patterns. The machine also comes with an automatic needle threader making your life much easy and hassle-free. See how to use it here.

A thread-cutter is cleverly integrated into the faceplate (this is the small curved plate that looks somewhat like a ski at the needle tip) making it easy for you to cut off the remaining thread after you finish stitching.

It has two spool pins that will assist you in linking up the thread. Additional to these features, it has a ‘Feed drop’ feature making it super easy to stitch some fancy embroidery. You can fine-tune the tension on the thread manually using a dial which is just next to the pattern dial. Adjusting the pressure of a thread is critical since if it is too high, the thread will snap and if it is too low, the thread won’t run at all. There are overall four dials used in this machine. Here is what they do

  • Handwheel: There is a back dial which is located at the rear of the machine. This is used for raising and lowering the needle.

  • Thread tension adjuster: It is a small dial located at the front side of the arm to adjust the thread tension. The tension needs to be adjusted according to the type of fabric and stitching. The higher the number, the more the tension.

  • Pattern selector dial: The third dial on the arm is the pattern selector dial that you can rotate to select the desired pattern.

  • Length selector dial: The last dial on the arm is for length. This signifies the length of a single stitch. The bigger this number, the longer the stitch.

The side lever will push the reverse stitch button which allows you to continue reverse stitching till you hold the lever down. A buttonhole stitch is also possible in a single setting. The cost is a little higher, but looking at all the features of this machine, it is a significant investment. This machine also has a carry handle for easy portability and comes with a hard case covering to make storage easy.

6.2 Singer Talent

This automatic electric sewing machine also comes with 21 built-in stitches to offer you a variety in stitching patterns. The extended arm design is followed in here as well, but this one does not have a detachable extension. However, that won’t come in the way of your stitching, and you will be able to sew circular shapes without any issues. An automatic needle threader is provided for easy. The adjustment dials are similar to the Usha machine with 2 dials for pattern and length selection and one for thread tension. However, the thread tension dial is on the top side of the device, followed by the stitch length and the pattern dial on the side. Additional to these features, it has a unique ‘Top drop in-bobbin’ a feature which makes it more user friendly. The cover is see-through, so you can see the thread supply of the bobbin. All you need to do is drop the filled bobbin and thread it up to get started. Cost-wise, this is still a little expensive, but if you are planning to use this for daily and long-term use, this will be a great choice.

This automatic electric sewing machine also comes with 21 built-in stitches to offer you a variety in stitching patterns. The extended arm design is followed in here as well, but this one does not have a detachable extension. However, that won’t come in the way of your stitching, and you will be able to sew circular shapes without any issues. An automatic needle threader is provided for easy. The adjustment dials are similar to the Usha machine with 2 dials for pattern and length selection and one for thread tension. However, the thread tension dial is on the top side of the device, followed by the stitch length and the pattern dial on the side. Additional to these features, it has a unique ‘Top drop in-bobbin’ a feature which makes it more user friendly. The cover is see-through, so you can see the thread supply of the bobbin. All you need to do is drop the filled bobbin and thread it up to get started. Cost-wise, this is still a little expensive, but if you are planning to use this for daily and long-term use, this will be a great choice.

6.3 Usha Allure

Very similar to Usha Wonder Stitch, there a few things that differ. This machine has 13 in-built stitches instead of 21 in the wonder stitch. The automatic threading function is also not available, which means you will have to thread the needle manually every time. The uniqueness comes in picture in the ‘Auto tripping bobbing system’. The buttonhole stitch can be completed in 4 easy steps with this machine. The dials are the standard Usha style that we saw in detail with the wonder stitch. The cost is less compared to the previous two, but the features are also limited somehow. However, if you do not need a lot of variety in stitch patterns, this can be your ideal choice.

Very similar to Usha Wonder Stitch, there a few things that differ. This machine has 13 in-built stitches instead of 21 in the wonder stitch. The automatic threading function is also not available, which means you will have to thread the needle manually every time. The uniqueness comes in picture in the ‘Auto tripping bobbing system’. The buttonhole stitch can be completed in 4 easy steps with this machine. The dials are the standard Usha style that we saw in detail with the wonder stitch. The cost is less compared to the previous two, but the features are also limited somehow. However, if you do not need a lot of variety in stitch patterns, this can be your ideal choice.

6.4 Usha Dream Stitch

This is the best value product on our list because it provides all the necessary features at a comparatively lower price. With 7 in-built stitches and 4 standard dials for adjustments, this dream stitch is an excellent fit for standard as well as professional use. The design also provides for ‘Auto tripping bobbin system’ and ‘Drop feed’ for embroidery! So these two unique features are also included in this machine which is a great deal! There is no automatic threading available, so that will have to be done manually. The cost is very affordable and is an excellent choice for beginners!

This is the best value product on our list because it provides all the necessary features at a comparatively lower price. With 7 in-built stitches and 4 standard dials for adjustments, this dream stitch is an excellent fit for standard as well as professional use. The design also provides for ‘Auto tripping bobbin system’ and ‘Drop feed’ for embroidery! So these two unique features are also included in this machine which is a great deal! There is no automatic threading available, so that will have to be done manually. The cost is very affordable and is an excellent choice for beginners!

6.5 Singer 8280

It is another great machine with the standard design as well as 7 in-built stitches! This machine is elementary, but it serves your purpose with its reliable performance. The free arm, built-in sewing light and heavy-duty internal metal frame, this machine is one authentic product. The unique feature is the adjustable and variable needle position. You can change the location of the needle to fit the requirements of various projects. This also has a free arm with a detachable bed to make circular stitching easy! The cost is also reasonable, and this will be a good selection for regular and small sewing needs.

It is another great machine with the standard design as well as 7 in-built stitches! This machine is elementary, but it serves your purpose with its reliable performance. The free arm, built-in sewing light and heavy-duty internal metal frame, this machine is one authentic product. The unique feature is the adjustable and variable needle position. You can change the location of the needle to fit the requirements of various projects. This also has a free arm with a detachable bed to make circular stitching easy! The cost is also reasonable, and this will be a good selection for regular and small sewing needs.

6.6 Singer Promise

With 12 in-built stitches, this automatic machine is undoubtedly a promising pick. The design is standard Singer with 4 dials and 1 spool pin. It has a 4 step buttonhole stitch and a free arm design. It is super easy to use for beginners. The model has an automatic bobbin winder and a front-loading bobbin design that makes it easy to change the bobbin. The internal frame is again metal, giving the machine a steady working position. The cost is in the same range when compared with the others.

With 12 in-built stitches, this automatic machine is undoubtedly a promising pick. The design is standard Singer with 4 dials and 1 spool pin. It has a 4 step buttonhole stitch and a free arm design. It is super easy to use for beginners. The model has an automatic bobbin winder and a front-loading bobbin design that makes it easy to change the bobbin. The internal frame is again metal, giving the machine a steady working position. The cost is in the same range when compared with the others.

6.7 HNESS Mini Electric

This is a dual operation machine, meaning that it can run on electric supply as well as battery. If you are searching for a very basic machine, then this will be an ideal choice. It has a classic straight-line stitch making it perfect for small stitching jobs. Built-in light, thread cutter and a free arm design are also available. However, this cannot sew thick fabric like leather and silk. It has an ‘On-Off’ button at the side and a spool fixture at the rear end. There is no dial available for selecting patterns as it stitches in only one pattern. You won’t get a lot of adjustments that are there in our top six sewing machines, but this small machine is capable of undertaking basic sewing job and you get it at a little cost!

This is a dual operation machine, meaning that it can run on electric supply as well as battery. If you are searching for a very basic machine, then this will be an ideal choice. It has a classic straight-line stitch making it perfect for small stitching jobs. Built-in light, thread cutter and a free arm design are also available. However, this cannot sew thick fabric like leather and silk. It has an ‘On-Off’ button at the side and a spool fixture at the rear end. There is no dial available for selecting patterns as it stitches in only one pattern. You won’t get a lot of adjustments that are there in our top six sewing machines, but this small machine is capable of undertaking basic sewing job and you get it at a little cost!