If you’re looking for a new sewing machine, you 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.
And as we go into Autumn, we’ll also be keeping an eye on the best places to find sewing machine Black Friday deals too. After all, the world’s biggest shopping day is sure to bring with it some special offers which will help in our bid 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 guide to Where to find cheap craft supplies and for more sewing machine inspo, check out our Buyer’s Guide to the best sewing machines for beginners or our guide to the 10 of the Best Overlockers.
Where to find deals on sewing machines
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 are worth checking in on. See our list below for a few favourite places to find deals and offers. If you have a specific machine in mind, head to the sites below and compare what the different retailers have on offer.
We’re also expecting big things from some of our favourite big online shops later this Autumn when it comes to sewing machine Black Friday deals. W’re watching closely to see what craft specialists like Hobbycraft or Create and Craft have to offer, but will also be keeping an eye on High Street names like Very, Currys PC World and Argos to see what they come up with. We’ll keep you posted in this article nearer the time when we know more about this year’s best sewing machine Black Friday sales.
And lastly, 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…
If you’re shopping on a budget, you can filter John Lewis’ sewing machines range by price easily. Simply tick the £50 – £120 to find their cheap sewing machine deals. They have plenty of machines for bigger budgets too but you can easily set the cost to suit your purse (it helps to think first about what you need from your machine – don’t care if a machine is computerised or manual? Brilliant! Only wanting to learn basic stitches and do a spot of occasional home sewing with light or medium fabrics? You won’t need a heavy duty (and more costly) machine.
We love our local haberdashery as much as the next person, but it’s hard to deny the impressive collection of cheap sewing machines that Amazon can offer if you’re shopping on a strict budget. You can shop from a range of machines to learn the basics for under £100. We recommend you check the size and details of the machine before you buy (if you don’t want a miniature machine with very limited functions, make sure you read the spec in full first) and quickly check the location of your seller before you checkout to avoid waiting a long time for overseas delivery and customs delays. Alongside their unbranded machines they also have a couple of affordable gems from Brother and Singer that offer brand-trustworthiness for those of us on smaller budgets.
If you’re one of our American readers, you’ll be familiar with the mega store that is Jo-Anne stores, but did you know they have some incredible discounts on sewing machines? For offers ranging from 20% to half price ooffn big name brand models Brother, Janome and Singer, head on over and check out their collection. They also do a price match deal and promise that if you see a machine cheaper in a rival store, they’ll match the price.
If you’re a Singer guy or gal at heart, there’s only one place to shop for cheap sewing machines online – get yourself over to the official Singer Outlet Store to browse their discounted models. They’ve got everything from the beginner to heavy duty models (and a few Berninas in the mix too).
As with Amazon, we include this in our list while understanding that many of us prefer to support our favourite independent retailers and craft stores, but if you truly are on the hunt for cheap sewing machine deals, it would be impossible to ignore Ebay’s huge range of affordable machines. Pick up a portable mini machine for as little as £35 or browse their range of bigger-name (and bigger-size!) sewing machine deals in their Sewing machines and sergers section.
Frank Nutt is one of those online stores that it’s easy to overlook at first purely for the fact it looks like it’s overdue a redesign. But the hugely stocked website has an unbeatable collection of sewing machine offers, and is well worth a look to see if they have any discounted models that catch your eye.
Best sewing machine deals
Best for gifts: Hobbycraft Midi Sewing Machine
- Buy it now from Hobbycraft (£50)
Small but perfectly formed, this entry-level sewing machine will help you learn to sew without blowing your annual craft supplies budget (Cindarella you SHALL go to the ball (of yarn shop and stock up on knitting supplies too). It comes with basic, decorative and buttonhole stitching included and you can adjust your sewing speed, direction and stitch with the user-friendly design. This is a great first machine for children or younger stitchers this Christmas (as well as grown ups too).
Best for US shoppers: Brother Stitch Free Arm Sewing Machine
- Buy now Jo-Ann Stores ($79.99)
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 17 built-in stitches and 38 stitch functions, including blind hem, stretch, zigzag and a 4-step buttonholer.
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 computerised deal: Brother FS40
- Buy it now from Very, £229
Ok we get it, this one isn’t exactly CHEAP cheap, it’s definitely the higher price range of this article, but if you’re looking for a computerised sewing 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 that Very have a tempting offer at the moment for a Brother FS40 Sewing machine for about £60 less than the average starter price of most other computerised models. Snap it up while you can.
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 sewing machine Black Friday deals
Watch this space as we’ll be adding more sewing machine deals to this post in the weeks and months to come as we approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday.