Best sewing machine for small business

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You’re starting a small business and need a sewing machine to help you create and sell your craft and sewing projects, or you’re an established sewing business ready to upgrade to a better sewing machine. You need the best sewing machine for small business, and in this blog post I share my tips and advice for the best brands on the market.

When buying a sewing machine for a small business, there’s a few things to consider before you open your wallet!

If your business is fairly new, then cash flow will be an issue. Finding the money to buy equipment such as sewing machines, embroidery machines and accessories such as thread and needles can be challenging.

So I’ve taken this into consideration and I recommend machines at different budget levels. You might be a small business that’s a bit more established and can afford to upgrade your existing sewing machine, and so your budget may be higher than someone just starting a brand new sewing and craft business.

Best Sewing Machine For Small Business

Here are my recommendations for the best sewing machine for small business:

Low budget recommendations:

Brother SE600 Sewing Machine

Janome 2212 Sewing Machine

Brother XR3774 Sewing And Quilting Machine

Singer 5560 Sewing Machine

Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

Mid-budget recommendations:

Bernette 38 Swiss Design Sewing Machine

Janome HD3000 Sewing Machine

Singer 9960 Sewing And Quilting Machine

Top-end recommendations:

Juki HZL-DX7 Sewing Machine

Janome Horizon Memory Craft Sewing & Embroidery Machine

Juki TL-2010Q Sewing Machine


The best sewing machine for small business also depends on the types of sewing projects your business sells.

If you create fashion items, then you’ll want a machine that is more industrial and has a faster sewing speed. This is because you won’t be needing fancy stitches and just need the basics and buttonhole stitches, and a workhorse that’s strong enough to work on large clothing pieces.

Don’t forget, you’ll also need to buy a coverstitch so that you can finish your clothing pieces professionally.

But if you’re a small business that sells quilt covers, then you’ll want a sewing machine that also doubles as a quilting machine. And if you embroider your products, then a sewing machine that has an embroidery capability is important, which is why I’ve recommended a few sewing machines that have these options too.


Computerized sewing machines vs mechanical

Embroidery vs monogram