The best sewing machines for beginners

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Best sewing machines for beginners; a group of three sewing machines

(Image credit: Singer / Janome / Brother)

The list in brief ↴
1. Best overall: Singer 4423
2. Best price: Singer M1000
3. Computerised: Brother CP2160R
4. Best for improvers: Singer 5560
5. High end: Janome 14412-P
How to choose
How we test

Choosing the best sewing machine for beginners is the first step in starting a fun and rewarding hobby. Whether you're looking to make clothes, style home furnishings or create textile art a sewing machine is an investment that you want to consider carefully.

Why you can trust Creative Bloq Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

Michelle Rowley
Freelance craft writer

Michelle is a sewing teacher, writer and maker based in the Peak District. As a dressmaking tutor and freelance craft feature writer Michelle regularly writes for Love Sewing magazine as well as Woman's Weekly & Woman & HomeAs a sewing tutor and avid dressmaker she has extensive knowledge of sewing machines and overlockers, and the know-how of how to match different dressmakers' needs and budgets to the right machine for them.

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