Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate sewer, having a dependable sewing machine is crucial to learn new skills.
Today’s models are so much more advanced than even a few years ago. Many are computerized models — super user-friendly, and able to sew through multiple layers or thick fabrics.
To help you find the right one here’s our list of best sewing machine in Canada.
Prices range from, $199 – $899.
Best Sewing Machines Canada
The Singer Heavy Duty is the best sewing machine for all levels.
Super easy threading system w/ built-in needle threader. Good option for beginner or intermediate sewers ~ you’ll have the machine threaded from the spool to the needle’s eye in a fraction of the time!
Speed: 1,100 SPM
Weight: 17 lbs
Heavy-duty steel metal frame gives you stability for heavy projects or thicker fabrics.
Features a high-speed motor that lets you easily sew through heavy fabrics quickly and easily. Includes 23 built-in stitches and 12 decorative stitches.
denim, quilts, blankets, drapes, sweaters, bags
Upgraded needle threader automatically threads the eye of the needle. Overall, the Singer Heavy Duty sewing machine is very easy for anyone to set up and start sewing!
Singer Heavy Duty is super affordable w/ lots of positive buyer reviews.
The Brother CS6000i sewing machine is a the best medium price sewing machine in Canada.
Buyers love the larger table size — perfect for heavier fabrics and gives more stability for high-detail projects.
Speed (SPM): 850
Built-in Stitches: 60
There’s a turn dial on the side that makes it simple to adjust stitch type.
Super user-friendly model, the Brother CS6000i has an easy start/stop button and variable speed control.
Bright LCD screen also makes it easy to change settings on the fly. Super user-friendly for all experience levels!
It’s a little pricey, but if you’re serious about learning, I think it’s a good option.
monogramming, blending colors, hemming, etc.
Good option for intermediate or beginners!
If you want a sewing machine for monogramming, quilting or decorative stitching, the Brother HC1850 is an excellent option.
It’s a high-functioning, computerized model that comes w/ user-friendly features such as adjustable threading, large table, and bright LCD screen.
Speed: 850 SPM
Includes advanced needle threader and a drop-in top bobbin.
Buyers say it’s great for sewing and quilting since the needle easily pushes thread through thick or multiple layers.
Large, sturdy table adds to its ability to handle heavy duty materials.
Another reason I like this model is because of it’s lightweight design – weighing only 10 lbs, it’s one of the best portable sewing machines. The Brother HC1850 vs. similar models is 30-50% lighter.
Good option for all sewing experience levels!
The Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist is a mid-priced machine – ideal for all levels of experience!
Perfect for budding designers, it has a user-friendly LCD control panel and large table for precision or heavy duty sewing jobs (such as denim or leather).
Speed: 850 SPM (stitches per min)
Buyers like the large, sturdy table which gives you more support for bigger projects or heavy fabrics.
The biggest benefit though is that the stitches are displayed on the front panel of the machine – Simply touch the button for the desired stitch and you’re all set!
Most popular stitching options located in the front, making it user-friendly for beginners or intermediate sewers.
Easy speed toggle feature which makes it quick to change speeds on the fly.
Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist is our best sewing machine for beginners or intermediate sewers.
Often sold out, but lots of positive buyer reviews!
The Janome Heavy Duty (HD1000B) is ideal for beginners or intermediate sewers.
Designed to be super sturdy for any type of project, it’s very user-friendly and lightweight for being heavy duty.
Weight: 23.5 lbs
Made with industrial grade aluminum, it’s fully mechanical and built for precision. Great option for beginners or intermediate sewers because it’ll last many years!
Janome HD1000B comes w/ a selector dial for adjusting stitch type and length.
One of the best sewing machines for:
stitching, decorative projects, multiple or thick fabrics, leather & fixing clothes.
Very good buyer reviews online!
Singer MX60 Sewing Machine is the best sewing machine under $200.
It’s a super user-friendly model designed for beginners or intermediate sewers.
Stitches: 57 styles
The Singer MX60 makes it easy to customize your stitching – includes a stitch selector dial, reverse stitching (to secure seams), adjustable tension, and 4-step buttonhole.
Metal frame adds to its sturdiness – good for hems or decorative projects.
Weighing only 12.4 lbs, buyers say it’s a good option for classes = very portable!
Affordable price and user-friendly features, the Singer MX60 is our top #1 pick.
Brother SE600 is a top selling embroidery and sewing machine.
It comes with 103 built-in stitches and 80 built-in embroidery designs – import thousands of newer designs!
Speed: 710 SPM
What makes the SE600 stand out is its exact precision and user-friendly controls – the XL screen is super easy for adjusting stitch variation, speed, monograms, and other intricate details.
Buyers have used it for:
monogramming, delicate clothing, color threading, hemming, repairing clothes
They also love the large, 4×4 embroidery area and smooth fabric feed – the 7-point feed dog system helps fabrics glide smoothly across. Great for clothing!
Overall, the Brother SE600 is an affordable model w/ tons of positive reviews.
Great option for all sewing experience levels!
The Juki TL-2000Qi is designed for high-precision sewing.
Good option for for clothing, home decor or quilting sewing projects.
Buyers love its fast speed and efficiency — it is one of the fastest Juki sewing machines on my list.
Speed: 1500 SPM
Weight: 37.8 pounds
Only 38 lbs, it includes a large, 23-inch sewing table – the large sewing table helps stabilize the machine for heavy duty fabrics.
Buyers say they’re able to sew thick or layered materials without vibrating, shaking, or overheating.
leather, drapes, denim, quilts, totes/handbags
Expensive, but a top option for serious beginners or intermediates.
The Brother CS7000i is one of the newer models in 2020.
As one of the best computerized sewing machines it offers user-friendly controls, making it ideal for beginners or intermediate sewers.
Sewing Speed: 850 SPM
Built-In Stitches: 70
It includes 70 built-in stitches and plenty of stitch options w/ automatic needle threader.
Super user friendly – easily adjust speed w/ the turn-dial on the side.
Buyers say the density of the stitches is nice and tight, which means no gaps in-between. Stitches are evenly spaced throughout.
Brother CS7000i sewing machine also has a USB port – super easy to upload new designs!
Medium price w/ lots of positive buyer reviews.
The Janome 2212 is ideal for beginners or intermediate sewers.
It is relatively affordable and has user-friendly controls – buyers love its pattern selection dial on the front panel.
Speed: 1,000 SPM
As a fairly basic model, the Janome 2212 sewing machine is surprisingly user-friendly. It’s easy to switch between the 12 built-in stitch types w/ the selector dial and a separate dial for stitch length.
Good affordable sewing machine if you need to sew through several layers of fabric.
Janome 2212 is very lightweight and portable, weighing only 16 lbs.
Very good buyer reviews online!
Notable: Janome 3160QDC Sewing Machine
The Janome 3160QDC is one of the best computerized sewing machines for beginners or intermediate sewers..
It comes w/ an automatic needle threader and jam proof top-loading bobbin system.
Speed: up to 820 SPM
Sewing: 60 built-in stitches
As a computerized sewing machine it includes LCD screen and user-friendly controls.
Buyers love the self threading and push button thread cutting feature. It works good for heavier fabrics such as denim and quilting projects.
Janome 3160QDC stitch quality is very good w/ speeds up to 820 stitches per min.
Little expensive, but good buyer reviews!
Good Value Sewing Machines
The Brother Embroidery Machine PE770 is an easy-to-use, computerized machine.
Comes with a large 5″ x 7″ embroidery area, it can take on larger decorative items (such as bags or pillows)
Built-in Designs: 136
Lettering Fonts: 6
Embroidery Area: 5″ x 7
Feature rich yet very user-friendly, it comes w/ the newest technology:
built-in memory, LCD screen, USB port (for importing designs)
Automatic threader, thread trimmer, and drop-in bobbin are time-saving and add convenience to your embroidery experience.
intricate flowers, classic quilt patterns and monograms.
I like that it is iBroidery compatible — very easy to choose from thousands of online designs and download them right to your machine!
Design editing features allow you to customize designs by resizing and rotating your image.
Variable needle positions of the Singer Talent sewing machine(model 3323S) make any sewing project a quicker and easier.
This Singer sewing machine comes w/ multiple stitches and new automatic reverse sewing mode.
Good option for beginners or mid-experienced sewers.
Built-in Stitches: 21
Sewing Speed: 1100 SPM
Weight: 13 pounds
Includes four fashion accessories – an even feed foot, a gathering foot, a side cutter for professional seams and a darning and embroidery foot.
Being lightweight (only 13 pounds) – it’s very portable and is user-friendly.
From reading reviews, users love its affordable price!
Brother Designio comes with a whopping 240 built-in stitches + full range of designer accessories.
Comes with 14 specialty ft., a circular sewing attachment, and extra-wide workspace, this machine equips you for almost any project.
Built-in stitches: 240
Weight: 21.6 pounds
Brother sewing machine includes a monogramming foot + built-in alphanumeric stitches w/ three font sizes.
Buyers like the large, LCD screen that makes it easy to adjust speed and stitch settings. Buyers say it is one of the best computerized sewing and quilting machines available.
Lots of positive reviews online.
The Singer 9970 is a top rated computerized machine.
Delivers professional-quality results + offers a user-friendly system (easy set up & operation)
Built-in Stitches: 600
Sewing Speed: 1100 SPM
This model blows others out of the water with 600 stitches to choose from! And the accessories pack is no less impressive – total of 24 presser feet and a large assortment of other useful items.
Automatic features make it easy to operate — back-stitching, tension setting, and more. I like the slow-sewing option for intricate detail work.
Also comes w/ electronic autopilot mode — a great feature that allows for foot-pedal free sewing.
Large LCD screen + work-light make it easy for smaller, intricate designs.
While not a bargain model (it is not cheap), this machine delivers quite a lot for its price point.
Brother SE600 is one of the best models for embroidery.
It comes with 67 built-in stitches and 70 built-in designs – the SE400 also has computer connectivity. Using iBroidery you can import thousands of newer designs! Great for beginners!
Sewing Speed: 710 SPM
Embroidery: 400 SPM
Embroidery Area: 4″ x 4″
What makes the SE400 stand out is its exact precision.
Buyers say it is one of the best sewing machine for versatility.
Online reviews say they have used it for:
gowns/dresses, sewing letters (5 lettering fonts), color threading, and logos
Users also love the large, 4″ X 4″ embroidery area and smooth fabric feed. It features a 7-point feed dogs which allows fabrics to move smoothly across.
Brother SE600 and SE400 are affordable models with lots of positive buyer reviews.
Good choice for hobbyists or sewers with 1-3 years experience!
When you start working w/ stitching, you should find one that’s easy to use + offers multiple functions for beginners or experts.
Singer Portable Sewing Machine (model 3232) is a top sewing machine all experience levels.
It comes w/ features such as 32 built-in stitches + auto reverse mode (for hemming).
Built-in Stitches: 32
Speed (SPM): 750
Top speed is 750 stitches per min, but can be manually turned lower for beginners.
Ideal for beginners, the Singer 3232 sewing machine includes DVD tutorials showing you how to insert the bobbin and how to use the presser feet.
Hopefully you’ll learn new sewing skills to go w/ your new machine!
This Janome sewing machine is a good option for beginners.
Many buyer reviews say this is the first sewing machine they purchased.
Great for precision, it features adjustable stitch length/width, 5-piece feed dog system, and top loading bobbin system.
Built-in Stitches: 19
Speed: 750 SPM
The heavy-duty metal frame provides a lot of stability for heavier fabrics too.
Janome MOD-19 buyers are surprised how smoothly and quietly it operates. They also say it’s super easy to use.
Other features include:
4-step buttonhole, specialty needle plate, blind hemming foot, free arm mode
Lots of positive buyer reviews, most with 0-1 years of sewing experience.
Also very affordable!