7 Frustration Free Sewing Machine Gifts For Christmas 2015

If you plan to gift a sewing machine this Christmas, you can go through this list to find out the best quality sewing machines out there.



Gifting your friends and family during Christmas is a custom. I do it all the time. But what kind of gift do you buy? Being an experienced sewer, I prefer to gift sewing machines (but the only issue is that, I can’t afford many). If I decide to gift a sewing machine, I am giving a fair chance for myself to pick up a quality product, as I have some decent experience with sewing machines. If I was asked to pick up a laptop as a gift, I will be as confused as a baby in a topless bar.

morldMy theory is, if you are gifting something, it should be a quality product which the person would love to use it without any trouble. I don’t want the gifted person to curse me over the frustration caused by the product. 2015 Christmas has arrived and it is a good time to buy gifts. If you have decided to buy a sewing machine as gift, this article might help you. I have tried my level best to compile a list of 7 Frustration Free Sewing Machines, that you can gift your loved ones. In my experience, these are the ones that will give you complete peace of mind.

I am not going too technical in this post, you can go through the technical details and performance in the full review. Here I am just picking machines based on quality and there will be some basic information about the machine.

1. Brother XR9500PRW

If you ask me which is the best sewing machine under $200, I would say XR9500PRW even in my sleep. It is a quality computerized sewing machine with

  • 100 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Sewing start/stop and speed control slider
  • Programmable needle up/down
  • Top drop-in bobbin

It may not be the most feature packed sewing machine in the under $200 price segment, but it gives you complete peace of ownership, which is why this is the most ‘gifted’ sewing machine in its price category.

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2. Brother CS6000i

CS6000i has been on the stage since 2007. It has been ruling the beginners’ sewing machine category for a whopping 8 years. If a sewing machine keeps its top position even after 8 years, it must be good (real good). CS6000i is a computerized sewing machine with

  • 60 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Sewing start/stop and speed control slider
  • Programmable needle up/down
  • Top drop-in bobbin

However, its popularity has gone down slightly with the coming of XR9500PRW, which we already discussed.

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3. Singer 9960

If you are looking to gift a premium built, feature packed sewing machine, look no further. This Singer machine has so so many features that you may not even use it during the entire life cycle of the machine. 9960 is slightly on the expensive side for a beginner. Consider Singer 9960 only if you are gifting it to a serious sewer. The machine comes with

  • 600 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Sewing start/stop and speed control slider
  • Programmable needle up/down
  • Top drop-in bobbin

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4. Janome HD3000

There are sewers who don’t want a plethora of features. They just want their machines to sew quality stitches. Janome HD3000 will suit those kind of sewers. It is the best heavy duty sewing machine you can get for home use. HD3000 is a heavy duty mechanical sewing machine with exceptional stitch quality over thick fabrics. It will suit sewers of the old generation.

  • 18 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Top drop-in bobbin

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5. Singer 7258

If you are a Singer fan and you want a quality machine in the under $200 price segment, 7258 is the best you can get. In fact, Singe 7258 is the best offering from Singer in the beginners’ category. It is a computerized sewing machine with

  • 100 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Sewing start/stop and speed control slider
  • Programmable needle up/down
  • Top drop-in bobbin

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6. Brother XM2701

Brother XM2701 is just a year old and it made quite an admirable progress, thanks to its quality, features and affordability. 2,3 years down the line, I reckon it will become the best selling sewing machine in the under $100 category. However, the price crosses the $100 mark at times. So watch out for the price. XM2701 has

  • 27 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Top drop-in bobbin

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7. Brother SE400 (Special Mention)

This machine is just a special mention. If I were to rank SE400, it will certainly be on the top. If you are interested in embroidery in addition to regular sewing, there is none better than Brother SE400. It is simply the best sewing and embroidery combo machine you can get in US.

Sewing Features include

  • 67 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Automatic thread cutter
  • Sewing start/stop and speed control slider
  • Programmable needle up/down
  • Top drop-in bobbin

Embroidery features include

  • 70 built-in designs
  • 4″x4″ embroidery area
  • USB Connectivity

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