There is some difference between Brother SE400 and PE500 in basic functioning. So the choice depends on the price and whether you already own a sewing...
Brother CP-7500 is a highly rated beginners sewing machine. But you will have to find some alternatives, if new machines are not available.
Janome 18750 is a lightweight sewing machine with some nice features. But it is not a machine without limitations. There are some shortcomings.
If you don't love fancy stitches, then you would definitely love Janome Jem Gold Plus. The 4-step buttonhole is still a bummer though.
Here is a list of 10 best sewing machines for cosplay. The price range is $70 - $500. Honestly, you don't need a high-end machine for cosplay construc...
A honest comparison between Brother PE770 and SE400. There is a huge difference in price and features between these two wonderful machines.
Janome MC 7700QCP is a wonderful high-end sewing and quilting machine. The plastic bobbin holder is a slight weak point though.
A honest comparison between Juki and Janome. Let us find out which brand offers more value in different sewing machine categories.
Singer Vivo 1004 looks a good beginners machine. But it needs to fix some common issues reported by the users.
Honest list of sewing machines you can buy under different price categories. 9 best of the best sewing machines are listed here.