Top 7 Sewing Machine Brands

List of prominent brand names of sewing machines

This post lists the most popular brand names of sewing machines.

For me Sewing is an expression of my creativity; this is so for countless men and women all over the world.

For correct execution of our creative ideas, we need a sewing machine that will give a seamless experience when sewing; a machine that will give precision in the stitches;a machine with impressive features ( needed or not needed, that is another question); a machine that will lead to accurate results without too many glitches.

And down the years, the various sewing machine brands available all around the world have kept up with these needs, in one way or the other.

The first sewing machine that just attached two pieces of fabric together with simple locking stitches has changed so much from what it was when it was first invented.

Related post : 20 different types of Sewing Machines.

For more details on who invented the sewing machine and other details check out the post on sewing machine history.

If you are on the lookout for buying a sewing machine you will come across some prominent sewing machine brands and then some not so famous ones you may not have heard the name of.

You will have to wade through many of these names and their products till you find your ideal machine

These top 7 sewing machine brands listed here have proved their mettle with their innovations and exciting and intelligent features/offerings. 

1. Singer Sewing Machines

Isaac Merritt Singer the American inventor who founded the Singer Sewing company was  a visionary. He was one of the first to make sewing machines for the home use. And that company has grown so much in innovations and  today it is one of the leading sewing machine manufacturers, not only in the USA, but all over the world.

A Singer machine is a true work horse.

Some popular models are Singer S18, Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, Singer 1304 , Singer 1304 Start, Singer 5400 Sew Mate, Singer Curvy 8770

2. Janome Sewing Machines

Another leading Japanese sewing machine manufacturer they have many first’s in innovations in sewing machine product manufacturing to their credit.

 Janome was the first to develop a computerized machine for home use, the first to offer professional style embroidery to the home market and the first to offer a long-arm quilting machine for home use ( Wikipedia). Janome sewing machines are sold all over the world

Their machines are all very user friendly and so best for a sewing beginner.

Some  popular models are Janome 2212 , Janome JW7630 , Janome 1600P-QC ,Janome 5812 , Janome Memory Craft 6300P , Janome Hello Kitty 11706, Janome MB-4N

Find more at their website

3. Brother Sewing Machines

Brother Industries have a wide range of sewing machines from the simple models to the high-end computerized sewing machines and I see them recommended highly among many of my sewing friends.

Sewing machines are just one part of their repertoire; their parent company Brother International Corporation is already established in the manufacturing of computers, printers, fax machines etc.

Brother Industries started their foray into sewing machines by providing repair services for sewing machines and has now become one of the most popular sewing machine brands around the world.

Some popular models are Brother PE770 ( Embroidery machine), Brother JK4000 (Intermediate skill level machine) For more details on brother sewing machines:

4. Viking Sewing Machines (Husqvarna)

Previously known as Husqvarna sewing machines, Viking brand is reputed for their  high-quality computerized sewing machines.

It is owned by the same company, SVP Group, that owns other sewing machine brands like Singer,  and Pfaff.

5. Bernina Sewing Machines

Bernina is a Switzerland based sewing machine brand. They are selling in countries like Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA ( source : Wikipedia).

This is a high-end brand with great quality in its production standards and hence a little more expensive than other brands. Most of their sewing machine products are computerized, though they also have electronic sewing machines.

6. Pfaff Sewing Machines

Pfaff is a premium brand ; Originally founded in Germany (in 1862), it has since been acquired by the SVP worldwide group.

Their sewing machines are world class and the high-end ones even have connectivity that will give you  machine updates, real-time alerts, and status updates on your projects

Check out more details on the Pfaff website

7. Juki Sewing Machines

Juki sewing machines belong to a Japanese company, Juki Corporation. They have home sewing machines (electronic, mechanical and computerized) but they are more reputed for their high-quality industrial sewing machines.

The people who love Juki swear by it and recommend it for its superior feeding systems, which is especially important when sewing many layers of fabric together.

Learn more about Juki here –

Other brands in the sewing machine market include

  • Baby lock sewing Machines,
  • Kenmore sewing Machines,
  • Jaguar (Japan),
  • Kaulin (Taiwan),
  • Merrow (USA)
  • Stitchlines,
  • Ernette,
  • Elna,
  • Happylock,
  • Mammylock,
  • Necchi,
  • New Home,
  • Penney,
  • Riccarlock,
  • Simplicity,
  • Supreme (Nelco),
  • Toyota,
  • White Sewing Machines( Now defunct);
  • Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. (Japan) ,
  • Million Special Industries (Taiwan),
  • Pegasus Sewing Machines (Japan),
  • Jack Sewing Machine (China)
  • Seiko Sewing Machines (Japan)
  • Sun Star (Korea)
  • Rimoldi & CF (Italy)
  • Usha (India)

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Author: Sarina Tariq

Hi, I love sewing, fabric, fashion, embroidery, doing easy DIY projects and then writing about them. Hope you have fun learning from sewguide as much as I do. If you find any mistakes here, please point it out in the comments.

11 thoughts on “Top 7 Sewing Machine Brands”

  1. One thing that you may want to add to the Bernina category is the Bernette sewing machines that are made by Bernina and are great machines but don’t cost as much as Bernina. They have several great machines made for beginners at good price points. I have a Bernette B38 and I am very happy with it.
    Thank you for sharing such detailed sewing information.

  2. I own 2 Janomes, and have worked with a Babylock overlocker, a Bernina machine, and an industrial Juki. Janomes are a handful, and can be quite hard to handle, especially for beginners. Bernina machines are easier to handle, and are high quality. Juki machines are VERY docile and easy to handle. I was doing work experience at Opera Australia, and I was designated to the Juki for that very reason. Babylock machines I don’t have a lot to say about, but they do work well.

  3. My name is Frank and I wanted to check if you have a “single head digital embroidery machine” let me know if you have a website so I can have a look.

  4. I need a special page on my singer 9960 on all the buttons w/no explanation as to what they are used for, even w/videos I cannot remember what button to push on?? should be a page w/readiable information CLEAR on each button???? Any help here would sure be Appreciated, I have dementia, so I’m trying to learn it & I so LoVE This machine if I could read instructions big & CLEAR???? PLEASE help! Thank You so much!



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