Hey hey! There is nothing like the day that you decide that you’re ready to upgrade your sewing machine… You might be a little sad to see your current machine go, but that doesn’t mean that you can be super excited for all that your new machine can do for you! Today I am going to share with you the best sewing machine deals on Amazon!
First of all… why Amazon?
I don’t think I’ve made any attempt to make it a secret that I absolutely LOVE Amazon. I will shout it from the rooftop if you like because I really do love it.
It is a busy mom’s sanity saver. And if you aren’t a Prime member, I highly suggest looking into it because um hello? Free shipping! Woohoo!
But I digress… because that is a topic for another coffee date between us And that is not what we’re here to talk about today!
We’re looking at a new sewing machine for you!
The reason I highly recommend Amazon for starting your new sewing machine shopping is simple… Do it for the reviews! thousands of people just like you, not experts, freely giving their opinions and sharing their grievances openly for you to read.
For example, this is the sewing machine that I use: The Janome 3160QDC
It has a rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. That is a pretty high rating. (and that price is a steal if you were wondering…)
People love my machine because it is super easy to use and the instruction manual is really simple to understand. I’ve never had one issue that couldn’t be solved in a matter of about 10 minutes.
Also, it sews beautifully and quilts like a dream 😉 I may be a little biased but I’ve never sewn on anything I loved more than my own Janome machine. *honest*
Let’s look at some more really great deals!
The Best Sewing Machine Deals On Amazon For You!
Today’s list is based on the most bang for your buck when it comes to machines that have a user review of at least 4 stars. Plus – Free Shipping!
Here is a link to all of the machines that fit these parameters, but I’m going to share my favorite choices below!
Beginner/Budget Level Machine Choices
These machines are great for beginners just dipping their toes into quilting with the big kids. I like that they come with everything that you need to get started including the extension table. For this price/level, you’re looking at a machine that can handle quilting through layers of fabric and even a few decorative stitches too. Also, these machines are simple to understand and work with.
Intermediate Level Quilting
These machines are a little more money upfront, but will allow you further options in exploring more complicated and challenging quilting as you progress.
I really love my model Janome and feel that it is a wonderful machine, but I put it in this category because it isn’t their newest model and therefore it is lower in price 😉 yay!
My advice on leaning on other people’s opinions is this, however… Some people’s opinions should be taken with a grain of salt because some people will never be 100% happy. – no matter how many jewels they hold! – just my two cents!
But what about sewing machine shops?
If you are looking for specific answers to questions you have… no amount of internet searching in the world can replace the knowledge and advice of a sewing machine repair shop!
These talented men and women have seen the insides of thousands of machines and can tell you what they see the most, what their preference is on lasting machines and may even have a few used machines in house that they can sell to you at a good price.
You never know until you ask!
Good luck machine shopping. I’m so excited for you… even if you’re only thinking about looking at a new machine, it is still a super exciting possibility on the horizon for you with lots of creative adventures to come!
Tell me in the comments below what your favorite sewing machine purchase has been?
Laurie J Aaron says
Hey, Christen! You’re an inspiration! I grew up with a designing mama who taught me how to sew, but I have always been enthralled with quilts. I made my first real attempt 13 years ago and only revisited doing more in early 2018. I bought a very basic Janome “Jem Gold” thru Amazon and have been very happy learning on it, but now I realize that I can really use something that has more options. I need more than 3 stitch lengths, a more secure bobbin holder, a more dependable bobbin winder, and a larger space to the right of the presser foot to feed my quilts through. On the plus side, it’s much quieter and simpler to thread than my 1975 Singer Genie, and its light weight and portable size make it terrific for taking to and from class. I’ll be checking out your recommendations and reading reviews so that’s when I am ready to take the next machine plunge, I’ll be quite informed!! Thank you for all your amazing tips, tricks and support!!
I See Stars Quilting says
You’re so welcome Laurie! I can’t recommend my little Janome 3160QDC enough. I love Janome machines for sewing and quilting but I own a Brother Innovis for embroidery and I really like it too. 2 different machines for different purposes 🙂 Good luck! Let me know what you decide on when you get a new machine!
Patti Davis says
Christen, your Janome sewing machine looks absolutely drool worthy! I upgraded from my basic Singer to the Singer Patchwork this spring when I started quilting. I knew NOTHING about which machine to get. All I knew was that what I had wasn’t getting the job done. And, yes, I just started quilting this spring. I love it! I started as a form of therapy after my mom passed away, along with several other things. I’ve dedicated a corner of my kitchen/dinner room for quilting, unless my daughter and family come over to eat and the table needs utilized for actual eating, lol! I love it!! Thank you for all your wonderful suggestions! You rock! I have a special file I keep all your email/blogs in!! Very inspirational!
I See Stars Quilting says
Thank you Patti! That is so sweet! I’m glad you’re loving your new machine! It certainly does make quilting easier when you have the right tools!
Barbara Newman says
Hi Christine thank you for suggesting Amazon to me. How do I get free shipping? I haven’t yet received my straight stitching guide. I do hope that it comes soon, I can’t wait. I do love the quilt that you made for your mother so lovely and what a gift.
Regards Barbara Newman.
I See Stars Quilting says
Hi Barbara! I just checked and you should be receiving your straight stitch guide sometime this week. It takes about 3 weeks for it to travel from the US to AU and you ordered on the 15th of May. Should be soon! Yay!