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7 Affordable and Great Sewing Machines for Beginners ...

By Meream

There are many affordable sewing machines for beginners to choose from. They come from different brands and have different sets of features. We have here a list that will cost you around the $100 mark. These sewing machines great for beginners make for wonderful gifts for a young girl who'd love to learn to sew. Some of these are lovely for carrying to trade shows and/or craft events, too. Let's check them out, shall we?

1 Brother XL2600I

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This wonderfully affordable sewing machine comes with 25 stitches. They are useful for learning how to construct garments and various items for the home. Other additional features that you will find great include the thread cutter, needle threader, and 1-step buttonholer. Just like every other beginner sewing machine, this is great for working with fabrics that are not too thick. Denim may be out of the question, especially if you want to stitch though several layers.

2 Janome 11706 3/4 Size Hello Kitty

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This is so insanely cute. The color is lovely, too. I am THIS close to buying it and simply displaying it in my studio. If you wish to purchase a sewing machine for a little girl, this is your best option. It has 11 stitches and is wonderfully portable. It will fit right in the little girl's wee sewing desk.

3 SINGER 2259 Tradition

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My sewing machine is a little bit similar to this Singer beauty. This particular model has 19 stitches, more than enough for any beginner to construct beautiful dresses. Since this has a free arm, it will be useful for sewing bags as well. It has snap-on feet that are easy to replace. If you need to buy specialty feet, there are snap-on options aplenty.

4 Brother LS2125i

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This gorgeous Brother sewing machine is easy to use, lightweight, and is perfect for a good number of sewing projects. From making dresses and accessories to items for the home, this 10-stitch wonder will be of great help. Since it's lightweight, it will also be perfect for using in trade shows. You can easily carry it to your best friend's house for a fun craft night.

5 Janome Sew Mini

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This looks a lot like a toy, doesn't it? It's far from being useless, though. This is from Janome and they make some of the long-lasting machines out there. While it looks quite tiny and weighs only 8 pounds, you will get a lot of mileage from this machine. If you're a beginner who is looking to build up your skills, this Janome Mini model can be your trusty assistant.

6 SINGER 2277 Tradition

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This is another affordable sewing machine from Singer perfect for a beginner. It has an automatic needle threader, stitch lengths that are adjustable, and 23 stitches. These stitches cover the basics but there are also some that are great for decorative touches. Several will work on stretch fabrics, too.

7 Janome 3128

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As I mentioned, Janome makes heavy-duty machines. This particular model has only 8 stitches but it's sure to be a workhorse. It can help you make buttonholes easily, too. Other wonderful features that you are sure to love include the stitch adjustment, free arm for easy maneuvering of fabric, and a drop feed for lesser thread jamming.

I am sure you'll find your (or your kid's) first sewing machine from this list. Now go get one of these sewing machines for beginners and start your journey into the wonderful world of sewing!

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