Best Automatic Sewing Machine for Beginner 2024 (Top 10)

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These are the Top 10 Best Automatic Sewing Machine for Beginners to learn sewing at home.

This list includes the most trusted, reliable,  premium, and budget friendly / cheap stitching machine brands in India.

The first question in your mind arises, what’s an automatic sewing machine, and why should you get it instead of a manual sewing machine?

A manual sewing machine is a machine, you use to stitch clothes and other materials together with thread, while you operate the machine using your hand or feet’s energy.

In an automatic sewing machine is an electric sewing machine, hence the process of stitching is done using electricity.

You press an electric pedal and fabric easily moves in and out of the machine without inconvenience.

When you use an automatic sewing machine, you don’t have to handle hassles of needles, thimbles and other tools used in hand sewing, neither you have to pressure your hands and feet to keep the machine running, like a manual sewing machine.

Instead, your stitched work is much more fine quality, faster, beautiful and presentable, as compared to the stitching done by a manual sewing machine.

In modern times, most people prefer to buy electric sewing machine rather than a manual machine because of various reasons. Some of these are here, which you can relate to -

  1. It is comfortable to work on an automatic sewing machine.
  2. Work is faster and quality of stitching is better than a manual stitching machine
  3. You spend less energy (an automatic home sewing machine consumes about the same power as your light bulb), and save your time, money, body aches and stress.
  4. Most importantly, an automatic sewing machine makes sewing interesting and engaging. You no longer dread sitting in your sewing room and spending hours to sew a basic dress. Sewing becomes a child’s play.
  5. You can sew and design at the same time, using a single machine. Sewing becomes a fun activity rather than a chore.

Some automatic sewing machines may cost a little more than a basic domestic machine, but gives you many designing and embroidery options.

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My fears and first experience with an automatic sewing machine

When I was a teenager, I was fascinated with sewing. Once I entered a sewing machine showroom and there I saw a huge collection of beautiful toys like machines. They were looking so attention grabbing, but I dreaded touching them.

I had two fears –

1) I didn’t know how to operate it, if anything went wrong how would I fix it, and

2) Would there be some electric shock or some accident, if I operated it wrongly?

With time when I bought and worked on my Usha Janome Stitch Magic, I realized that my fears were baseless. Even when I knew nothing about sewing, these automatic sewing machines are just like a child’s toy. You plug and sew. There is no rocket science you need to master.

And these machines are easy to handle. Though, a sewing machine comes with a warranty for two or three years but I never needed to use it since 2011. It is sewing as good as new and I am happy with it.

That's the reason (on popular demand on Stitching Mall  YouTube Channels) I decided to share the list of most effective, top rated, best sewing machines, and what makes them best for you.

1.Usha Janome Dream Stitch Automatic Zig-Zag Electric Sewing Machine - Sewing Learners' Favorite Choice

Usha Janome Dream Stitch Automatic Sewing Machine

If you never even touched a sewing machine and wish to learn sewing as a beginner now, then this is the best machine for you, because it is simple to operate.

Not only sewing, Usha Janome Dream Stitch has many functions for designing and embroidery.

It is simple plug and sew machine. You don’t need to run around to gather your sewing tools, you get a complete sewing kit with it. In that kit you get  -

  • Thread Spools,
  • Buttons,
  • Scissor,
  • Needles and
  • Measuring Tape.

That means, as soon as you open the box, you can start sewing without searching for basic sewing tools.

After looking at Dream Stitch, it is possible that your grandmother may wonder how can sewing be so easy and beautiful, and then you can show her this automatic zig-zag sewing machine with its designing features.

You can use all the features that Usha Dream Stitch sewing machine has in offer, like four-step buttonholing, so that you can quickly sew buttons on shirts, coats and dresses.  

This compact sewing machine has 7 built in stitches and 14 applications that permit you to explore a variety of functionalities while sewing.  

It's equipped with a sewing light, making sure that you get good visibility while sewing in dimly lit spaces.  Additionally, the thread tension controller makes sure the thread doesn't break while working on the machine.  

Usha Janome Dream Stitch sewing machine is a free-arm version that incorporates zig zag stitching also.  You can use this lightweight sewing machine for stitching and mending very quickly.

There's also a dial choice that you select your preferred pattern.  Auto tripping bobbin makes sure that the thread is properly wrapped around the bobbin when you start sewing.  

It is very convenience to sew and comfortable to go with the rhythmic stitching on this machine. 

The Usha Janome Dream Stitch automatic zig-zag sewing machine has a compact size that easily fits on your cabinet or closet. 

If you're thinking about the features, you get -

  • Manual Thread Tension Control to tighten or loosen the thread as per the fabric
  • Stitch Pattern Selector, that is Dial Type to turn stitch length and width as per your requirements
  • There are 7 built-in stitches including 4-step button holing; Seven applications including lace fixing, quilting, smocking and rolled hemming
  • You get auto tripping bobbin system; drop feed for embroidery manual needle threading; sewing light
  • There is good sewing speed: 550SPM (Stitches Per Minute); Stitch length control; Triple strength stitch
  • And you get warranty for 2 years, which most people never need to use (I never needed it since 2011).

What users say about Usha Janome Dream Stitch -

Excellent Sewing Machine. Good for beginners. I bought it for my Mother as I don't know how to stitch. But even I was able to read the manual and do the threading connections and stitch on a peace of cloth.

Removing and attaching the heads is very easy. I connected Piko head and tried Piko too it was very easy. Stitching on satin cloth was working without issue. Sound of the machine also not too much. It comes with handle and can be lifted with one hand. Light weight.

Best thing I like is the light it's very difficult to old age people if we don't have light. Overall best sewing machine. It's Good for beginners. And useful for house hold normal stitching work. 


  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Simply plug and start sewing.
  • You can even teach your kids to sew on this machine (under your supervision)
  • Lightweight, easy to carry and the sewing machine design is beautiful to show off.
  • Stitching and designing options in one single machine, with a dial-type stitch regulator.


  • You can use it for basic to medium level sewing and designing, but if you are looking for more features, you should choose other advanced models like Usha Stitch Magic.
  • The machine will heat up after sewing for a while, like any other electronic product.
  • You need to clean the bobbin area regularly to remove lint and threads, for smooth and neat stitching.


Usha Janome Dream Stitch is the bestselling sewing machine for home use in India. This machine is best for beginners, who have never stitched before, but they wish to sew and design ontheir  own.

To read full review, check Why Usha Dream Stitch is Most Popular Sewing Machine?

Singer 8280 Sewing Machine

Singer is the pioneer in sewing machines, and that makes it one of the best sewing machine brands. Not only this, Singer has proved that it is a market leader in stitching machines.

My grandmother and mother had a Singer machine, and it was the first sewing machine for me to learn sewing. Later I tried and worked on many machines, but I must say that Singer is one of the most trusted sewing machine brands.

When you consider a beginner level sewing machine for home use, Singer 8280 is one of the top-rated machines.

It is in direct competition with Usha Janome Dream Stitch, in features, quality, durability and providing a good sewing experience.

Let’s check out its features –

Singer 8280 automatic sewing machine gives you the standard convenience of changing presser feet in seconds, in-built thread cutter in presser bar

Accessory storage in extension table;

Sewing Speed: 800 SPM ;

Type: Electric ;

Thread Tension Adjustment: Yes

Oscillating Shuttle Mechanism (Half Shuttle)

  • 7 Built in Stitch Patterns
  • 24 Stitch Functions
  • Free Arm for Circular Stitching
  • Built in Light Attachment
  • Max Stitch Width: 5mm
  • 4 Step Button Hole foot
  • Warranty: 2 years

You get All Purpose/General Presser Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Seam Ripper/Lint Brush, Edge/Quilting Guide, Needles, Bobbins, Spool Holder, Screwdriver, Darning Plate, Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Power Cord/Foot Control, Instruction Manual, Soft-Sided Dust Cover, with this machine.

What the users like about Singer 8280 Sewing Machine -

I bought it for my mom. It’s really easy to use and my mom really loved it. Really good for sewing at home.


  • Needle position can be changed for individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching.
  • Good for beginners. Easy to use if you watch YouTube videos and follow the instructions.
  • Patience is required to learn the threading process but once you get it, the rest is easy.
  • Very user-friendly, lightweight, low noise.
  • Classic white design


  • Sewing company may take longer than needed to give you a sewing machine demo.
  • The machine may get jammed if you don’t clean the bobbin area regularly.
  • You will need a little patience while starting it for the first time.


Singer 8280 is a direct competitor to Usha Dream Stitch sewing machine. If you like a classic design and a sturdy body, go for Singer 8280, but if you want more features, durable body and attractive design, then Usha Dream Stitch is best for you.

Read More : Tips to Buy a Sewing Machine Smartly

Singer Promise 1408 Sewing Machine

The Singer Promise Sewing Machine is the cheapest (most cost effective) automatic sewing machine. includes all the basic features you will need to create just about any project. 

Fundamental and decorative stitches include an automatic buttonhole, easy stitch selection and the included darning plate allows your creativity to become reality. 

Easy threading and an automatic bobbin winder make setup a breeze.  Four comprised presser feet (all-purpose, buttonhole, button zipper and stitching) are readily accessible from the accessory storage drawer which may be removed to make a free arm for stitching in hard-to-reach places. 

There is this easy push down reverse operation function in the front.

You’ll love its features -

  • 8 built-in stitches - Includes 6 basic, 1 decorative and 1 automatic 4-step buttonhole. This Model has 24 stitch functions
  • Automatic 4-step buttonhole - Guides you through every step to professional looking results
  • Easy threading easy - Straight forward threading path saves time
  • Heavy duty metal frame - Machine remains still for skip-free sewing
  • Snap-on presser feet - Expand your sewing possibilities. Quick release for easy on and off-change presser feet in a snap

Accessories Included: All-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, edge/quilting guide, pack of needles, bobbins, large thread spool cap, spool pin felt, darning plate, L-screwdriver, seam ripper / lint brush and soft-sided dust cover.

What users say about Singer Promise 1408 Sewing Machine –

I have bought this for hobby sewing and small alterations that I can do at home rather running around for tailors. I found the machine ease to use. The instructions on the manual are clear.

The quality of stitch is very good, and it has variety of stitches built in, which you can select for hobby work and designing.

The bobbin changing is very easy, the mechanism provided to thread the bobbin is also easy to use, and helps stitch things faster.

The quality of the build is good, and it is heavy enough to stay stable on the table. The electric pedal is responsive and smooth.


  • Most budget-friendly machine. If you are buying a manual sewing machine, then better go for this.
  • Best machine for beginners and gifting to a loved one.
  • Easy to use, good for stitching as well as for designing.


  • You need to keep the bobbin area clean to avoid the common sewing machine troubles.
  • It is advisable that you familiarize yourself with basic cleaning and maintenance of a sewing machine.
  • This sewing machine is for beginners and hobby sewists.


Singer sewing machines have the best machine body and parts, which is sturdy and trusted for quality. Though, some features may be basic compared to Usha Janome.

Singer 1408 is similar to Singer 1409, which was also one of the best, budget friendly sewing machiine for beginners. 

Read More : Which Sewing is Better for a Beginner - Singer 1409 or Usha Dream Stitch?

Usha Janome Wonder Stitch Automatic Zig-Zag Electric Sewing Machine

You can create wonderful, free hand embroidery designs with the fall feed mechanism of this Usha Janome Wonder Stitch sewing machine, and transform your simple clothes into beautiful dresses. 

Usha Janome Wonder Stitch allow you to customize your favorite decorative stitches with its elastic diameter dial. 

Use the blind hem foot to complete the ends of garments like saree falls, kurti slits, skirt hemlines and a whole lot more.  

Usha Janome Wonder Stitch sewing machine's innovative features like one-step buttonhole and thread cutter on face-plate, make your sewing experience hassle free.

Why you’ll love this Wonder Stitch automatic sewing machine

  • Automatic zig-zag sewing machine with free arm for circular stitch,
  • In-built motor; built-in needle threader and light with change;
  • Button Hole Sewing: Four Measure;
  • Thread Tension Control: Guide Fall feed for embroidery; double strength stitch,
  • Automobile tripping bobbin system;
  • Sewing rate: 860 SPM;
  • Dial type stitch selector,

13 built-in stitches including button holing;

21 stitch functions including stretch stitching, button fixing, rolled hemming, smocking, blind stitch hemming and zip fixing

In the sewing machine package, it includes: 1 sewing machine, instruction manual, warranty card and accessories.

There is a limited period "With KIT" offer to receive free Sewing KIT with Usha Sewing Machines.

Though, Usha brand has stopped giving demo DVD with sewing machines, but the demo video is available online. And of course, you also get a warranty on this machine for two years, which I wonder if anybody ever uses.

What users say about Usha Janome Wonder Stitch –

Machine has no noise, very smooth flow and it cames with built-in designs for a newbie like me. The main reason I bought this machine was because of its auto-needle threading mechanism which is very useful for me. I no more need my glasses while stitching.


  • Good to learn basic sewing on this machine, and later on a good number of stitches for designing and embroidery.
  • Easy to operate, simply plug, and start the machine.
  • The auto needle threader is helpful for those who find it difficult to thread a needle manually.


  • Slightly higher price for sewing beginners and hobby learners.
  • Basic to medium sewing skill machine, good for home use and beginners; not suitable for professionals.


Usha Janome Wonder Stitch is better than Usha Dream Stitch because it has an auto threader. You can thread the sewing machine needle automatically. 

Singer Start 1306 Sewing Machine

Singer Start 1306 is an automatic sewing machine that is ideal for beginners, who want to design and sew dresses in their own comfort.

 Getting started with this sewing machine is simple. You can enjoy exploring your imagination with its built-in stitch patterns: 4 fundamental, 1 decorative and one buttonhole.

The machine includes an LED lighting, which illuminates the entire area as you sew your dress handily.

You can enjoy easier sewing and better professional results if you're new to sewing, the Singer Start 1306 Sewing Machine is a fantastic machine to learn sewing with.

This machine from the home of Singer has following features –

  • It allows your creativity to become reality.
  • It includes 6 built-in stitches -- straight, lace, zigzag, blind hem, scallop and 4-step buttonhole to make life simple for you.
  • There are fast and simple threading diagrams printed on the machine so that you may be set-up very quickly. With the 4-step automatic buttonhole, it is possible to make beautiful buttonholes automatically in 4 simple steps.
  • The dual spool pins for twin needle stitching enables parallel rows of stitching that are fantastic for hemming or adding a decorative touch.
  • With this automatic sewing machine, you get skip-free sewing and general durability as the machine includes heavy-duty metal frame. 

Why you’ll love Singer Start 1306 Sewing Machine -

It has three pressure feet such as buttonhole foot, zipper foot and all-purpose foot. While the all-purpose foot is for most of your sewing projects, the buttonhole foot is for incorporating buttonholes, slots for decoration, etc. and the zipper foot is for adding zippers, piping, cording etc.

  • 6 built-in stitches: 4 Fundamental, 1 decorative and 1 buttonhole
  • Free arm,
  • heavy duty metal frame,
  • snap on pressure feet and Additional high-pressure foot lifter

What users say about Singer Start 1306 Sewing Machine –

I have purchased it for my mom who wants it for long time. Gifted to her and she loved it. Its easy to use once you understand.


  • Easy to use and simple to learn on your own.
  • Good for straight stitching and designing your dresses and home decor items.
  • Classic yet modern design.


  • Threading and stitching may be a little difficult for first-time beginners.
  • You may feel overwhelmed to start this machine.
  • Need to keep bobbin race and shuttle lint-free at regular intervals.


Singer 1306 is a heavy duty metal frame sewing machine. Stitching quality is good and it is easy to operate. Good for home use and sewing beginners.

Usha Janome Allure Automatic Zig-Zag Electric Sewing Machine

If you are tired of going to the tailor each time you have to fix something in your clothes, then get the Usha Janome Allure Automatic Zig-Zag Sewing Machine.

Whether you wish to fix buttons and zippers or change a recently purchased dress, this sewing machine is likely to make the task super easy for you.

This Usha sewing machine comes with two dials that you can use to select among the 13 inbuilt stitch functions.

This automatic zig-zag sewing machine also allows you to choose the stitch length and with the free arm of this machine, you can sew in circular movement like pants and sleeves bottom folds conveniently.

Features you’ll love in your automatic sewing machine -

This Usha sewing machine has 21 applications that include -

  • stretch stitching,
  • button fixing,
  • rolled hemming,
  • satin stitch,
  • zip fixing and
  • smocking amongst others and is ideal if you're looking to enhance your sewing skills.

Featuring two dials, this sewing machine lets you pick from 13 inbuilt stitching functions, such as

zig zag,

tricot stitch,

blind hem stitch,

shell tuck stitch,

satin stitch and many others.

The dials also let you pick the stitch length as per your cloth.

Check out"With KIT" offer to get Free Sewing KIT worth Rs 500 with Sewing Machine

Sewing Speed: 860 SPM (Stitches Per Minute);

Stitch Width: 5 mm

Bundle contains: Sewing machine main unit, accessories, instruction manual and warranty card.

What user say about Usha Janome Allure Automatic Sewing Machine –

I had it in my mom's place and it worked great, so i ordered the same for great..made a fitted bedsheet. All the accessories are well placed in the inner compartment of the extendable stand near the needle.


  • You get more features for the higher price that you pay.
  • Though the price is a little more than other sewing machine models you can very well transition from a beginner to a pro-level designer on your own.
  • Beautiful design and easy to use the machine for self and gifting.


  • For a complete beginner and a sewing hobby starter, it is an expensive machine, with premium features.
  • Though it is a good machine for a sewing beginner to intermediate level, it is good for home use.
  • Not for professional-level sewing.


If you have a fashion designer craving to create, then this is the best machine for you in a budget. You may be a beginner sewing learner today, but if you are planning for a long designing journey, go for Usha Janome Allure.

Bernette Sew & Go 8-197 Stitch Designs Computerised Sewing Machine

The bernette Sew & Go 8 is a Computerised Sewing Machine and is the top model in this sequence. It gives everything a creative sewer may need, in a really attractive price/performance ratio.

The bernette Sew & Go 8 boasts of and provides 197 stitch patterns in total, including 1 alphabet, 7 buttonholes, and one eyelet stitch.

Using a Maximum sewing width of 7 MM and a Maximum stitch length of 5 MM, a gorgeous LCD screen, a complete rotation drop - in hook system, this beautiful automatic sewing machine provides -

  • high sewing speeds of upto 850 SPM, 
  • manual thread tension adjustment,
  • start / stop switch that enables sewing without the assistance of the foot controller, 
  • auto needle threader,
  • double needle capacity,
  • speed regulator,
  • feed dog fall for beautiful free hand embroidery in addition to quilting,
  • Memory to unite stitch patterns in addition to alphabets for stitching, and
  • Automatic bobbin winder and procuring function.

Comes standard with 8 Presser feet soles including the Pico foot ( Roll hem foot ) and a Soft cover to shield your device from dust.

Features, you’ll love about Bernette Sew & Go –

This is the best Computerised Sewing Machine for sewing beginners with 197 built - in stitch patterns, such as - Alphabets,

Evidence and Characters

LCD screen for best view of Configurations and Choice,

LED Lighting,

Auto Threader

Direct stitch selection via buttons,

Combination of patterns through memory,

Feed dog drop facility

Enables Superb free motion quilting and embroidery,

Sew without foot control with start / stop switch and control through the speed regulator

Complete rotation drop - in hook system that provides 7 millimeter zig zag sewing width and 5 millimeter stitch length.

What users say about Bernette Sew & Go –

Ultra smooth working. Neat stitches. Extra neat and clear patterns and letters. Simultaneous use of foot pedal and on/off swich gives extra ease for works. Simple and easily readable interface. Really fell in love with this model and started enjoying the easiness.
It has lot of built-in stitch patterns. Threading Superb, it is made very very easy, easy to even those have vision problems. So smooth. You will feel very happy to work with this Sewing Machine.
Free hand manual embroidery can be done with this machine. It has lot of built-in features. Also it comes with lot of Accessories, including necessary presser foots, it had feed dog drop option at backside. It has superb and attractive storage unit, which has easy accessibility. Very Nice Sewing Machine with lot of features.


  • This Bernette Sew & Go 8 Sewing Machine is SUPERB. Even for beginners, it is very easy to work with this machine.
  • Very easy to understand the functions of buttons in this machine.
  • It has 3 Stitching Speed that can be easily controlled with a slider in it.It has a button to keep the needle up or down. 
  • Just one touch of the button moves the needle to UP or DOWN.
  • It has a button for Auto Stop, this will be useful while using the Memory button.


  • Remember to clear the patterns in memory.
  • if Auto stop is not enabled, it will stitch continuously the pattern which is stored/ saved in the memory.
  • Twin or double-needle can be used. But remember to set the width as the needle will not get broken.
  • Most expensive for sewing beginners, but if you wish to pursue sewing and fashion designing in the long run, this is the best sewing machine for you.


The Bernette Sew & Go 8 Sewing Machine is for you, if you love the technology and latest gadgets do not scare you. This is a computerized sewing machine, which makes your work super simple by suggest and automating most of the designing things.

Usha Janome Automatic Stitch Magic

I have this machine and I am using it for about a decade now. It's simply wonderful and I love it. You can know my true feelings for this beautiful machine here.

This machine is an automatic straight stitch/ zig zag sewing machines with automatic threading in needle, automatic thread cutter, triple strength stitch for heavy/ thick cloth like jeans, free arm for circular stitching, 1 step button holing and numerous sewing patterns. 

It has an aluminum die cast body, that is durable and sturdy.  

You’ll love Usha Janome Stitch Magic for it’s wonderful features –

  • Two dials for pattern and stitch length selection, 
  • 860 SPM Sewing Speed
  • Lightweight and comes with a carrying handle;
  • Twenty three built-in-stitches including button hole stitch;
  • Thread Tension Control: Manual;
  • Triple Strength Stitch: Yes;
  • Stitch Pattern Selector: Dial type
  • Free arm for ease of circular stitching
  • Thirteen Constructed --in-stitches including button hole stitchNine applications like stretch stitching, button fixing, rolled hemming, satin stitch, zip Adjusting and smocking
  • Warranty: 2 years on product

What users say about Usha Janome Stitch Magic –

Electronic sewing machine. When I thought of buying one sewing machine, I thought of the pioneer..USHA.
Now it has gone a way up with technology implemented.
So I purchased one for my wife. She had no knowledge about sewing.
Reading and watching Usha's users guide and watching U tube tutorials she started sewing. Its only because of the easy to use feature of this machine she is able to do stitching.


  • Easy to use, simple to start, just plug in and sew.
  • I can make more than 54 types of stitching and embroidery designs using my Usha Janome Stitch Magic.
  • This is a good machine for beginners, willing to upgrade their sewing skills in the future.


  • A little more priced than some basic sewing machine models in this segment.
  • You need to keep the bobbin, shuttle race area clean and lint-free to enjoy a smooth sewing experience.
  • It may be overwhelming for complete sewing beginners. You’ll need time to explore all features.


I bought my Usha Janome Stitch Magic Sewing Machine when I  knew nothing about it. I read no review, no recommendations and no suggestions. I got no demo till one week but I could learn it myself and shared my experience with others also. I am happy with my Stich Magic.

Read More : Why I Love My Usha Janome Stitch Magic

Qualimate Portable Mini Sewing Machine

Qualimate Portable Mini Sewing Machine is good for kids, very basic sewing learners, home tailoring and occasional repairing of clothes. It has a cute, mini-size design that is easy to carry around

Not only a beautiful design but the features are awesome for first time sewing enthusiast.

It provides focus light for better visual, Inbuild thread cutter, speed control, automatic padded and special feature is dual power.

it works on AC and DC. Portable, light in weight, fit in small size so anyone can carry it where we want with all required tools that are provided in its box.

This machine looks like a small toy but it is packed with some cool features -

  • Compact size design for easy to carry
  • Built-in lamp, thread cutter and cuff slot
  • Easy to rewind the bobbins on the winding pole
  • Classic Straight-Line stitch type for primary sewing

5 Built-in Patterns | Stitch Length Adjustment: Provides 3 Stitch Length | Stitch with Double Lines and Double Needles with 2 Bobbins

1* Sewing Machine

1* Power Adapter

1* Foot Pedal

4* Bobbin

1* Needle

1* Needle Threader

1* Manual

What users say about Qualimate Portable Mini Sewing Machine –

Easy installation, just plug and play, within a minute it will be ready to use and start Sewing. I purchased it for my mom and she is very happy while using it because it really simple to use. Fit in very small place and having all functionality which required for sewing.


  • Quickly mends slipcovers, sews in zippers, fast alterations, and is ideal for all fabrics, providing double threaded sewing creating firm stitches.
  • With classic straight line sewing, it is perfect for some small stuff sewing, such as apron/purse/child's pants/shopping bags/curtains.
  • It will be the best gift for girls or Moms, they'll love its cute design and practical function.  
  • Kids must use a sewing machine under adult supervision.
  • This is the cheapest sewing machine, and it serves the purpose of an automatic sewing machine very well.


  • This machine is good for mending and repairing of clothes, sewing basic simple things, but this is not your go-to sewing machine if you want to sew some elaborate dresses or complex sewing projects like a coat or jeans.
  • It makes a nice gift but a sewing machine should be used by a kid only under adult supervision.
  • If you are planning to gift it to a child, explain it well to her caregivers.


Mini Sewing Machine is the best sewing machine if you do not have sewing and designing interests but you need a handy tool to fix your dresses, whenever needed.

If you have kids at home, you are surely going to need this machine because there is so much mending and repairing work with kids around.

Find Out : Is a Mini Sewing Machine Useful?

Raawan Handy Sewing Machine Electric Sewing Machine Mini Handy Stitch

This is a cool Raawan Handy Sewing Machine for your emergency sewing and repairing needs. While I referred to the Qualimate Portable Mini as a toy machine, this handy machine is your life saver when your dress shows a tear all of a sudden.

I remember my mom used to carry a needle and thread in her purse, because life is so much uncertain with six kids around. When I first saw this mini sewing machine, I thought, if my mom would’ve been alive, she loved it.

In short, this sewing machine is small and portable, it is a perfect space saving option, you can carry it with ease anywhere.

The handy sewing machine can sew for silks, denim, wool, leather, jeans, hanging curtain and crafts and much more. It can repair the drapes without taking them down, with ease repair clothing.

A perfect solution for all your sewing needs, but on the flip side, this palm size sewing machine may be used for emergency use; not for regular sewing.

Features you may love about this mini sewing machine –

  • Mini size and lightweight
  • Ideal for home use and carry in purse
  • Convenient to use for a short while
  • This hand held sewing machine is compact and portable; excellent for on-the-spot repairs and is lightweight and powerful.
  • Perfect for mending silks, Jeans, denim, wool, hem pants, drapes, holes rips etc.
  • Small, handy, lightweight, easy to carry around piece.
  • Repair drapes without taking them down; repair clothing without taking it off; repair bedding without stripping the bed and so much more.
  • Make sewing repairs everywhere, repair cloth or curtains, holes and cracks Make sewing repairs everywhere, repair cloth or curtains, holes and cracks

How to Use Mini Portable Sewing Machine -

  • Install batteries in the right position.
  • Hold the base with your hands which offers smooth grip and easy working.
  • Place the threading
  • Place the cloth Raise the pressure plate with your right index finger, place the fabric ready for sewing flat under the pressure plate, gently put back the pressure plate and press the fabric.
  • Hold the fabric with the left hand, gently press the right thumb gently, and the feeding mechanism will automatically send the object to the left.

What users are saying about Raawan Handy Sewing Machine –

I was super excited to receive this order, as it was something new i came across. I finally gave it a try, used it for first time and it worked just like that big tailoring machines. This is portable and user friendly especially for first timers. I found it weightless, small. I felt quality is better than expected. Its helping alter things on spot. Satisfied with it.


  • The product is really a handy one as promised. Super useful while traveling. 
  • It saves from some awkward wardrobe malfunction moments.
  • The best part, it has a thread already in the machine, that guides you how to put it yourself next time.
  • Best for gifting and the price will make you jump with joy; it is the lowest cost sewing machine.


  • This machine is operated by cells, it's not an electric sewing machine as advertised by sellers.
  • Good for emergency mending but not for long stitching projects, and it'll be time consuming to learn sewing to make your clothes with it.
  • Too hard or too big fabrics can't be sewed. The maximum sewing thickness permissible is 1.8MM.


A Stapler Sewing Machine is not a proper sewing machine to make your clothes, but if you keep a lot of safety pins and needle with thread in your purse; this sewing machine is your saviour. 

Buyers' Guide - How to Choose Best Automatic Zig Zag Sewing Machine

A best sewing machine for you depends on your interest to pursue sewing as a hobby, regular activity or leading to professional ventures. 

It is right that today you are learning sewing and you consider yourself a complete beginner, but you'll learn faster  and soon enough, you'll be interested to do more designing while sewing. 

You'd like to explore fun ways to beautify your creations and then an appropriate basic to medium level sewing machine will inspire you to achieve your best sewing capabilities.

Usha is a leading brand in India for sewing machines, but Singer is not very far behind. Both these sewing machine brands are trusted and reliable.

I have used their machines myself (still using), therefore I am giving a comparison below, which will help you decide on a sewing machine. 

Comparison between Most Popular Usha Janome Automatic Sewing Machines


Dream Stitch


Wonder Stitch

Japanese Technology




Built In Stitch Functions




Construction Material

Skeleton Type

Skeleton Type

Skeleton Type

Bed Type

Free Arm

Free Arm

Free Arm

Built-In Needle Threader




Embroidery Switch








Extra High Presser Foot Lift




Auto Trip Bobbin Winder




Thread Cutter




Sewing Light




Cloth Presure Adjuster




Spool Pin

Plastic / detachable

Plastic / Collapsable

Plastic / Collapsable

Easy Selection Of Patterns

Color Coded Front Plate

Color Coded Front Plate

Color Coded Front Plate

Detachable Top Cover




Detachable Front & Rear Panel




Detachable Face Plate




Easy To Clean Shuttle Race

Open type

Open type

Open type

Thread Tension Adjustor




Drop Feed Dog




One Touch Reverse Stitch




Graduated Needle Plate




Twin Needle Compatability




Machine Cover

Soft Cover

Soft Cover


Off On Switch




Stitch Width

5 mm

5 mm

5 mm

Stitch Length

4 mm

4 mm

4 mm





Zig Zag Machine Embroidery

Which Is The Best Singer Sewing Machine, 1306, 8280, Or 2250?

Singer has some top rated sewing machines for beginners. I have already explained the features, usage, pros and cons about Singer Automatic Sewing Machines 1306 and 8280 models above.

While both the above mentioned machines are popular, there is one more Singer Machine 2250, which is also one of the best machine, followed by the 8280, with the 1306 coming in last.

The Singer 2250 Sewing Machine has 85w of power, with 10 stitch types and adjustable stitch length, which can really make a difference in the strength and functionality of stitching on different fabric weights and types.

Singer Tradition FM 2250 Sewing Machine

Singer Tradition FM 2250 Sewing Machine

The 8280 also has 85w of power, but only about 5 stitch types and does not allow the adjustment of stitch length.

The 1306 is like the 8280 with a weaker 70w motor. Most other specifications and features are about the same.

The 2250 is a good basic machine that has a full set of usable features that will cover the needs of basic garment making, alterations, mending, home decorations and quilting using a moderate range of fabric weights.

It could easily be the only machine most people would ever need. It would also serve as a good machine to learn on and find your own direction and limits.

It would also serve as a good backup machine to a more complex and/or more powerful machine, within the same price range.

Why to buy an automatic Zig Zag sewing machine?

Do you allow me to tell you a story?


Thanks, here it goes…

Once upon a time, people used to sew using a needle and thread by their hands. This process used to create unique dresses, but the sewing process took days, weeks and months.  Not everybody had the luxury to buy expensive clothes made by using the long sewing process.

At the same time, everybody couldn’t afford to sit at home to spend all the time sewing and not to earn money and take care of their families.

When sewing machine was invented in 1790 by Thomas Saint (Notice that he was named  “Saint” and he relieved people from the misery of sewing a simple thing for hours or days. He made it easier to sew beautiful clothes within hours using a sewing machine.

But soon enough, people realized that a manual sewing machine consumed so much physical energy, time and stitching was not very fine.

Moreover, a manual sewing machine could do simple straight stitch. That means, they needed another machine for embroidery and designing.

Thus, in the year 1810, Balthasar Krems invented an automatic sewing machine, which has gone different modifications ever since and you have some of the best sewing machines for beginners and professional, easily available in low prices.

What is a semi automatic sewing machine?

This invention of a semi automatic sewing machine is in the field of industrial sewing machines, and relates to a control system adapting for semi-automatic operation in an industrial sewing machine having basic manual controls.

For a beginner sewing learner, it may not be relevant but still if you have the curiosity to learn about it, check out google here.

Conclusion - To wrap it up

Your decision to buy a sewing machine should be dependent on your sewing requirement, budget, usability and your preferences. I am sure the above sewing machine buyers' guide would help you in choosing the best machine.

To know the tips to buy a sewing machine based on your requirements, read the extensive and ultimate stitching machine buyer's guide here.

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