Recent Reviews for Sewing Machines
I love this item, it is a bit pricey but well worth the money. I do quite a lot of quilting and the size of the item makes this so much easier. It also has plenty of embroidery functions as well. I spent quite sometime looking for the right item to meet my needs and this item definitely ticks all the boxes for me.
I’m making a handmade wardrobe and wanted to upgrade a basic item with one that does buttonholes, bar tacks and utility stitches. After quite a bit of research I decided on the Brother A16 as it seems to be a well built item with functions that I’ll find useful for sewing jeans, jackets, shirts etc. I particularly like that it copes well with heavy fabrics like denim due to the 7 piece feed dog, and that it has a 1 step auto sizing buttonhole function with 3 buttonhole styles. I also like the ease of the automatic needle threader, the start/stop button, the speed slide control, and the jog dial stitch selector. This item has an overcasting function which is really useful when making clothes, although I do have a separate overlocker for finishing seams. So far, I’m …
I have just bought the item, and I am very pleased with it so far. There is quite a lot to learn, but I am working through the book. I liked the way the item dealt with quite heavy fabric, easily.
I got this after a friend had done all the research whilst looking for a more sophisticated item for her daughter’s university course. This model was perfect for me. It’s basic but not too basic and the automatic threader is brilliant. The website was easy to use and my new item was delivered within a couple if days of being ordered on Boxing Day. As I had been to John Lewis and they had absolutely no products in stock I was thrilled to get this.
This is a wonderful item does everything i want including sewing buttons on and lock stitch which my last item didn't have
I’m enjoying using my new item it’s sews perfectly and is so quiet. I like that you can choose different speeds with the slider and also the needle down position for pivoting I’m learning what I can achieve with this item and what it’s capable of.
This item is great, easy to use and comes with excellent instructions. It makes perfect button holes. It does everything that I want from a item. I am an intermediate sewer and make clothes for myself and husband as well as household items such as curtains. I would recommend it.
At this point in time with the sun shining outside I've been spending all my time on the garden but I had a bit of a play with it when it came and I'm very pleased so far. It has lots of features that I'm sure I'll be able to use on future projects. It certainly beats my rather basic 50+ year old ALFA which I inherited from my Mum. If the site permits it, I'll update the review when I've used it properly.
Brought this as a replacement for a item I had had for 14 years. Love it, easy to use and a joy to use.
My review is from the perspective of an avid amature seamster. If your a person who likes to make things at home and wants the flexibility to be creative with a variety of different kinds of projects, like me, then you will love this item. The range of sewing options is enough to keep even the most avid item emboiderer busy for years. The instruction manual is clear and having a quick guide to the instructions to hand on the screen in front of you is very useful - espeically if you are working with sewing techniques that you tend to use only occasionally. The capability of this item to handle quilting, item embroidery, tayloring and home decorating projects is outstanding. The smoothness with which it automatically adjusts to different weights of fabrics is excellent. The only …
I have only had this item recently and it's doing fantastic. I am a beginner but have been able to get to grips with everything very quickly. Beautiful stitch options, great pedal speed control, able to move needle, needle threader works very well and threading is pain free overall.
I have not tested the button function. I have so far found literally no issues with this item and very pleased with the service I received and speedy delivery.
I originally bought a Brother item, and it was very good, but I ideally wanted one that was more robust. I decided on a different brand, but that was front loading bobbing, and that was a nightmare for me. This is the item for me. Top loading easy load bobbin. Automatic back stitch lovely movement and quite quiet. Very good beginner's item.