Computerized sewing machines are one step up from electronic sewing machines. They have small step motors and a microprocessor. The least expensive computerized machines can embroider letters and some decorative motifs. The more expensive machines have more complex embroidery features and can download embroidery designs from the Internet. This is done by either downloading designs onto a memory card and inserting it into the machine, or by a direct connection between the machine and your computer. Another good point is that they require very little maintenance.
The following are some of our recommendations for computerized sewing machines in the $125 – $400 range.
The Brother CS-6000i Sew Advance Sew Affordable Computerized Sewing Machine. Don’t let the low price fool you! The Brother CS-6000i has a lot more features for an inexpensive computerized sewing machine. Not only does it have a one-step buttonhole (a very important feature, in our opinion), there are seven styles of buttonholes to choose from, including a keyhole style buttonhole.
“Simply insert a regular sized button right into the back of the buttonhole foot and the machine will then utilize the button as a guide to make a perfectly fitted buttonhole in any one of seven styles you can choose.”
It has easy to use buttons, and a small LCD screen. The CS-6000i also includes a plastic fitted wide table to support your larger projects such as quilts. This machine rates higher than any other sewing machine on Amazon.com, with over 680 5-star reviews.
The Singer 8770 Curvy 225-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine is loaded with features and accessories. It comes with SwiftSmart threading system featuring one-touch threading. It has 227 stitch functions, including alphanumeric stitches and a one-step buttonholer with seven buttonhole styles to choose from. It has twin-needle sewing capability and adjustable stitch length and width. Block and script alphabet stitches allow you to personalize any project with a monogram. The list goes on.
The Singer 7470 Confidence 225-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine. This machine has so many electronic features to simplify your creative process. Drop & Sew Bobbin System quickly places the bobbin thread exactly where you need it. A built-in needle threader makes quick work of threading the eye of the needle. 150 stitch programs include four types of one-step buttonholes, an alphabet with upper & lower case, numbers, a hand-look quilt stitch, lots of decorative stitches, and all the construction stitches you could need. Each stitch has its optimal settings pre-programmed, but you can adjust the settings as you need whenever you want. You also have a temporary memory for up to 20 characters; capability to mirror image, edit and elongate stitches; a continuous design sew option; and electronic twin needle control. Six of the most frequent stitches have a one-touch selector button, drop feed, 13 needle positions, a long lasting LCD screen and a free arm with accessory storage that includes five snap-on presser feet are all also featured on this machine.
The Brother PC-420 PRW Project Runway Limited
Edition Computerized Sewing Machine. The Brother PC-420 computerized sewing machine has 294 utility and decorative stitches, including 10 styles of one-step automatic buttonholes and 3 lettering styles, each with 55 alphanumeric characters. It also includes a knee lift, which definitely comes in handy when you want to keep both hands on your work while you lift the presser foot. It is also easy to go over thick seams, such as denim jeans. You can also create and save custom decorative stitches.
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