Heavy Duty Sewing Machine Buying Guide

After you discover your passion for sewing, it can be hard to find tools that truly work best for your projects and skill level. To help you out, we've broken down the four things to consider when shopping for a machine.  

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Our 3 Favorite Machines for Beginner Stitchers

Price: $135 - $170

Stitches: 23 built-in stitches

Universal Tools: Yes, accepts universal tools

Computerized or Mechanical: Mechanical

Best for: Klum House students who have learned on this machine, stitchers who want a powerful motor to sew heavy duty fabric, affordability and simplicity.

Price: $165 - $189

Stitches: 12 built-in stitches

Universal Tools: Yes, accepts universal tools

Computerized or Mechanical: Mechanical

Best for: Beginner or younger stitchers who want to keep it simple and learn the basics, as well as not have to shop around for additional tools like bobbins. 

Price: $429 - $499

Stitches: 80 built-in stitches

Universal Tools: No, does not accept universal tools

Computerized or Mechanical: Computerized

Best for: intermediate to advanced stitchers who want to add personal details and work on a range of products, plus have money to spend on Bernina's additional tools.


Now that you have your very own sewing machine, bring it to one of our beginner classes and get sewing!

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