Ok people, let’s talk sewing tech! 2021 has seen a surge in demand for sewing machines, with lockdown crafters turning to sewing and resulting in a global shortage of machines. But the good news is, if you’re looking for a new machine, stock started returning to stores in the UK and US in the Autumn and there were some great Black Friday Sewing Machine Deals out there. Even though Black Friday has now come and gone, you really don’t have to break the bank to find a model that fits your budget.
We all love to save money when we shop for craft supplies, but we don’t want to compromise on quality when we do, so here on Gathered we’ve put together this guide to where to find the best sewing machine deals. We last updated it with the best places to find Black Friday sewing machine deals back in November but we’ll also keep adding to it when we find new bargains out there for you throughout 2022 too.
We see this as the perfect chance to find a trusted sewing machine at an affordable price. So whether you’re searching for a new manual machine, thinking of levelling up and upgrading to a computerised model, or perhaps you’re on the hunt for sewing machine accessories to super-charge your current machine, this article is the place to shop affordably with our hand-picked collection of sewing machine deals.
If you love a bargain, you might also like our sister guides to Where to find Black Friday Yarn Deals or Black Friday Die Cutting Deals. Or more sewing machine inspo, check out our Buyer’s Guide to the best sewing machines for beginners, best sewing machines for kids or perhaps you might like to see 10 of the Best Overlockers.
Where to find Black Friday Sewing Machine deals
Alright people, let’s get shopping. We have some firm favourite retailers who are our go-to Sewing machine suppliers, but there are also a few websites which specialise on offering cheap sewing machine deals who you’ll want to keep an eye on in the run up to Black Friday and beyond. Alongside the big craft brands like Hobbycraft or Create and Craft, we’re also seeing some little gems cropping up over at Very, Currys PC World and Argos too. And don’t forget to check Amazon and eBay – they’re often the best place to look if you want a specific sewing machine model and your local craft shop or favourite website doesn’t stock it. Both platforms host a huge range of smaller retailers who use the websites to showcase their products.
Here’s a few of our favourite places to hunt for cheap sewing machine deals…
Best Black Friday sewing machine deals 2021
Best for under £100: Brother LS14S
- Buy now from Argos (£80)
When it comes to sewing machine brands you can trust, this is a great price to bag yourself a Brother machine. Beginners love the LS14S as it’s easy to use and a great introduction to sewing at home. Its just what you need for basic alterations and repairs, and for sewing small projects or working with lightweight fabrics. It’s small and portable with 14 stitches including three embroidery stitches and a 4-step buttonhole.
Best for US shoppers: Save $10 on the Singer 1304 Sewing Machine
- Buy now Jo-Ann Stores (
A great little introductory sewing machine, this lightweight and full size sewing machine is the perfect way to start everyday sewing and mending. At this price it includes a not-too-shabby 57 built-in stitch options, while it’s light weight and compact size make it a great choice for taking to sewing class or for sewing in smaller spaces. It’s super beginner-friendly and will be there for you to help you sew your own clothes, quilts and do some simple mending too.
Best for budget: Mini electric sewing machine
- Buy now from Ebay (£35.49)
Ok so this one is really teeny tiny (be warned now before you shop!) but if you’re looking for a complete starter machine and really don’t have much cash to splash, don’t discount this super-saver sewing machine. Granted it won’t overlock your hems and is unlikely to become a trusted tool for sturdy sewing for years, but it will take care of the basics and makes a nice gift idea for younger makers who want to try sewing but are years away from having their own sewing room. If what you want is a small introductory machine or gift to test the waters before you commit to a bigger model, it’s worth considering.
Best tech deal: Save £50 on a snazzy Computerised machine
- Buy it now from Ebay £152.99)
Ok we get it, this one isn’t exactly CHEAP cheap, but we’ve been tracking offers on this Uten Sewing machine online for weeks now and it is selling for £215 on Amazon, so this is a £50 saving on it’s online retail price. At the time of writing and we think it’s worth the price if you’re looking to level up to a computerised machine (these will inevitably set you back a bit more than a manual model, purely as they’re more advanced and pretty snazzy). We usually see computerised machines selling for upwards of £280, but we’ve spied this little gem on Amazon. This Uten Sewing Machine comes with 200 unique built-in stitches and 8 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles, variable needle positions and it can handle quilting easily too.
Save £280 on a Brother FS180QC Computerised Sewing Machine
- Buy it now (Create and Craft,
If you’re really serious about levelling up your craft tech next year (and let’s face it, we all deserve a treat after what 2020 has thrown at us!) then we’ve spied this big discount on the Brother FS180QC Computerised Sewing machine. Check it out if you want to go with a trusted brand name and enjoy all the nifty features of a computerised machine.
Best for beginners: Singer 1507 Sewing machine
- Buy it now from Curry’s PC World (£106)
With 8 built-in stitch patterns, a four-step buttonhole setting and adjustable stitch length and width options, and is a lovely multipurpose machine to start you on your sewing journey. It comes with a simple front loading bobbin and electronic foot control help you control how fast you sew. It comes with snap-on feet which can be simply swapped to allow quick changes to suit the task at hand.
Best for style lovers: JL111 Floral Print Sewing Machine
- Buy it now from John Lewis (£150)
While we wait for the official Black Friday deals to be revealed later this month, we’re adding some machines to this list which we just think are great value for money, and this John Lewis machine is a steal for all those of you who refuse to accept their sewing machine has to be the most plain thing about their sewing space. It’s still in the cheaper end of the sewing machine market, and won’t offer you the full-on functionality of pricier models but this beginner-friendly, retro-inspired machine will make someone’s Christmas if you’ve got a crafter in the family who wants to take up sewing or rediscover it. It’s ideal for hobby sewing and mending clothes. It can handle light to medium weight fabrics and the floral print is limited edition so we don’t expect it to stay in stock for long. Oh and it comes with a dust jacket, foot control darning plate, standard and buttonhole foot, seam ripper, spare bobbins and spare needles.
Best for home sewing: Janome HC1200 Sewing Machine
- Buy it now from Hobbycraft (£120)
While this isn’t specifically a deal or offer, this is a great price for what is a sturdy little sewing machine which will serve you well for years of home sewing without blowing your annual craft supplies budget on one of the bigger priced machines on the market(Cindarella you SHALL go to the ball). It’s a great starter machine for grown ups or teenagers, as well as having some versatile settings if you’ve got a bit more sewing experience under your belt. It’s best suited for light to medium weight fabrics, so it’s perfect for things like fixing clothes or making cushions and quilts for your home. You’ll get 12 pre-set stitches plus left and centre needle positions, reverse stitch and an automatic four-step buttonhole option too.
Save £10: Singer M2105 Sewing Machine
- Buy it now (Very,
If you’re struggling to justify the up front cost of a new machine but you’re curious and want to give sewing a go, Very offer the option to pay for this nifty little starter machine in 3 monthly payments of £38.33. This lightweight and portable machine is perfect for sewing in smaller spaces or for taking to a sewing class. It comes with 8 key stitches, all with preset stitch length and width, eliminating guesswork so it’s perfect for beginners! Sew your own fashion, home décor, quilts, crafts and more.
Best for levelling up: Husqvarna H Class E10 Sewing Machine
- Buy it now (The Sewing Studio, £179)
Fun fact: our Quilting Editor has been sewing on a Husqvarna machine (model very similar to this one) and it’s still going strong 10 years later, after multiple quilts and home sewing projects. And this is a great price for an H Class model, which usually retail for around £30-£50 more online. If you’re a new sewer or you’re looking for a compact and lightweight machine that is perfect for taking to classes, this could be the one for you. It’s not the cheapest deal in this round-up but one exchange you get 21 built-in stitches from practical to decorative options and an automatic four step buttonhole. Stitch selection is easy and you can adjust your stitch length to suit your project. The built-in needle threader helps you to set up quickly and you can free motion sew too.
Best for budget: £15 off 700 Mini Sewing Machine (save 23%)
- Buy it now (Studio, £49.99)
What with the national demand for sewing machines, a lot of the big name brands aren’t currently offering discounts for Black Friday, but don’t let this stop you shopping around for a lesser-known brand if you’re just looking for a simple machine to try out the basics of sewing. This mini machine comes with 16 built-in stitch patterns and a four-step button hole option plus all your essential elements such as light, thread cutter and foot pedal.
Jaguar Starter Overlocker
- Buy it now (Ebay, £237)
If you’ve been thinking of treating yourself to an overlocker to level up your dressmaking for a while now, Black Friday is the time to do it! We’ve spied this sweet deal on a Jaguar Starter 098 Overlocker – which usually retails anwhere upwards of £250 to over £300. It’s a nicely engineered machine that you can use as either a 3 or 4 thread overlocker – so it cuts as you sew!
Best sewing deals for Black Friday
If you’re upping your sewing game this year, you might also spy these other offers to boost your sewing stash at bargain prices
Save 21% on sewing machine bobbins
- Buy it now (
Tired of rethreading your bobbin thread shade every time you want to change colours? Ta da! Bag yourself a 50-piece set of pre-threaded bobbins in assorted shades this weekend and you’ll save 21% on the usual price. We think this is a really handy addition to any sewists’ stash. They’re the standard sewing machine size and can be used on most sewing machines from Brother, Janome, Singer and more, but double check the product description before you order to be on the safe side, to make sure they’ll fit your machine.
Get 4 sewing patterns for the price of 3 at Burda Style
- Shop the collection (Burda Style)
Our friends over at Burda Style are throwing a surprise pattern sale. Get 4 patterns for the price of 3 on burdastyle.com until Sunday November 29th 11:59pm!
Save 33% on sewing machine threads
- Buy it now (Amazon,
So we’ve basically got your new machine covered in this round-up, why not treat yourself to a rainbow-full of new threads at a bargain price too? We’ve spied some great deals on threads coming up as Black Friday approaches. How about this set of 30 threads for £9.99 on Amazon?
Save 20% on Embroidery Threads in the DMC Black Friday Sale
- Shop the sale (DMC)
Treat yourself to an embroidery supplies splurge with 20% off site wide over at DMC this weekend, plus you’ll get free Shipping when you spend £15 or more. They’ve got kits, threads and fabric up for grabs so it seems pretty likely we’ll bust that £15 limit within minutes!
Save 30% at Sew Over It
- Shop the sale (Sew Over It)
Lisa Comfort’s popular online sewing shop is offering big discounts on “almost everything” in store for 3 days until Monday 30th December. Save money no paper and PDF sewing patterns, eBooks and magazines, plus online courses and selected fabrics.
Save 10% at Spoonflower
- Shop the sale (Spoonflower)
Black Friday meets Craft Friday over at Spoonflower this weekend. Shop their beautiful Fabric range and bag yourself and get 10% off in their sitewide Black Friday sale. Seriously people, if you haven’t seen their fabric range lately we urge you to treat yourself to a quick look!