Smart Art – C403B Sewing Machine
Today’s world is very dependent on market competition. Huge population demand and rising individuals spending capacity have given new start up brands an opportunity to make a fortune. A couple of years back, the sewing machine market had almost no competition. There were only two or three major brands and no customer liked smaller brands. However, the market reality has changed now. Profit opportunities have sprouted a number of brands that are offering great products.
The Smart Art C403B Sewing Machine, which is offered by a relatively unknown company called Rajesh Sewing Machines, has become quite popular lately.
According to the brand, this product was launched about 18 months ago and since then its market is increasing day by day. You can this computerized sewing machine for an amount of 30,000 rupees. Even though the price seems a lot but in reality, it is actually quite attractive as compared with the prices of other premium-computerized solutions in the market.
Superior Build Quality
After doing a long research, my team has come to know a hidden fact that the brand outsources manufacturing of this product to a Japanese company, which then makes this machine in Taiwan. The actual manufacturer even does work outsourced from top MNCs like Bernette and Bernina. Therefore, you can be fully sure of the solid built quality of this sewing gadget.
A strong aluminum frame on this sewing machine assures it will last for many years to come. Its outer shell is made up of ABS materials that are known for sturdiness and durability.
Fully Computerized: Here, the main attraction is its capability to program the stitches. You get to create up to four groups, each of which can store data of 20 units of stitches. This feature will come in handy while doing embroideries on dresses, clothes, cushions, and shades.
It offers users with 403 stitch patterns, which is the highest you can get on any sewing machine in this price segment. The most interesting feature of all is the Mirror Image that allows users to stitch an exact alternate design of any inbuilt pattern. This simply doubles the design options. Moreover, the machine is strong enough to stitch on hard materials like jeans and leather.
User Friendly: The manufacturer has pulled all the strings it could to make this machine user-friendly. On the front is located an LCD display that will help in doing a bunch of things like the selection of patterns, programming and enabling/disabling of features. The machine also plays feedback sound to let the users know that a specific task has been done. However, if you do not like this feature, then do not worry because it can be turned off from the control panel.
You can change stitching speed either by the control dial or through the foot pedal that comes in the box.
Passing a thread to a needle is something that gives a headache to people from time immemorial, but this machine eases that stress with its Automatic Needle Threader functionality. As the bobbin is dropped from the top, so you will always be able to see how much thread is left without removing the extension table.
- 403 inbuilt stitch patterns
- Stitches can be programmed easily
- Mirror stitch functionality
- Automatic Needle Threader
- Heavy frame
- Attractive finish of outer shell
- Comes with a display
- Automatic Stitch Lock
Cons: Cannot be used by a layman
Verdict: This sewing machine is a perfect and affordable solution for women who want to make money at home by making and selling beautiful dresses. You can achieve almost anything with this product. Moreover, its build quality is great, which is a surprising thing because it is sold by an unpopular brand.
|Extra Features||Automatic Needle Threader, Bobbin Winder, Button And Buttonhole Stitching|
Brother INNOV-IS 55P Computerized Sewing Machine
Usha and Singer cover most of the Indian sewing machine market, but Brother is catching up at a high speed. This brand surprises me with its every new product. Recently, the Brother INNOV-IS 55P Computerized Sewing Machine was launched in the country and it is currently selling at the price of 28000 rupees.
After going through all pros and cons of this Brother device, I am sure of one fact that it is the most balanced sewing machine in terms of price to features ratio. You should buy this sewing machine if you are not able to decide a sewing machine, which comes with lots feature at very less price. It will suit almost every type of usage as well every type of user.
Nice Looking Outer Shell: Ladies will fall in love with this sewing machine on the very first look. The model about which we are talking here comes with a beautiful looking control panel painted with pink color. The curves on the edges give this machine the cutest look possible. Additionally, the top handle makes handling much easier for the users.
This device looks impressive and solid in a compact outer shell. You will not have to sacrifice a lot of space to store it. At the same time, it surprisingly offers a wide extension table to work on. The distance between the needle area and the neck is quite high.
The most interesting thing is that users will not have to remove the extension table in order to access the accessory compartment. Instead, all you have to do is to rotate the extension table in the forward direction to open the compartment.
Impressive Build Quality
The brand Brother has taken a good care of the build quality of this machine. It has used durable and high-quality materials in the making, which makes it a solid device – a guarantee that it will last decades. The 7KG of weight will give you an idea of how great the quality of this product is.
Amazing Performance: The machine offers 135 stitch patterns. Instead of labeling these patterns on the outer shell, Brother sends a big and easy to understand chart. You can attach the chart at the top of this machine. On the front, you will find a full-size numeric keypad along with some other control buttons.
The backlit display on top of the control panel shows every detail of the current status in a great way. The drop-in bobbin system takes a headache away from users and helps them in keeping an eye on the remaining threads. Moreover, the bobbin winder automatically stops once threads fill the bobbin.
Like most modern day sewing machines, this device is also loaded with extra features like sewing light, automatic needle threader, and an inbuilt thread cutter. In addition, the speed of the motor can be manipulated either by the foot pedal or with the help of the slider on the control panel.
- Appealing form factor
- High build quality
- Comes with a bunch of advanced features
- Rotating extension table
- Drop-in bobbin compartment
Cons: New users will need time to get used to this machine
Verdict: We have examined the Brother sewing machines from all angles. Fortunately, we could not detect even a single con that will stop customers from purchasing it. If you have the required budget, then do not hesitate. You will not get another deal like this.
|Extra Features||Automatic Needle Threader, Bobbin Winder, Button And Buttonhole Stitching|
|Dimensions||13.59 X 7.24 X 11.69 inches|
USHA Dream Maker 60 Computerized Sewing Machine
Until now, I have published reviews on many sewing machines. Some of these products were good for newbie while the others were more suitable for advanced users. However, in the following discussion, I will present pros and cons of the USHA Dream Maker 60 Sewing Machine, which is a suitable device for intermediate users. In the online market, this product is available with a price tag of 27000 rupees.
Sixty Inbuilt Stitch Patterns: Since this Usha sewing machine is more suitable for intermediate users, 60 inbuilt stitch patterns onboard seem to be quite enough. However, I also agree that the number should have been higher at this price point.
This device is very much similar to the Dream Maker 30. It also comes with an automatic lock function. And, its motor is powerful and the metallic needle head is strong enough to stitch even thick fabrics. While using the machine, you should change motor speed according to fabric type. This will not only increase accuracy rather it also enhances machine life.
It can achieve a sewing speed of 820 stitches per minute, which is high. Moreover, the users also get the ability to change the length and width of stitches. However, the most disappointing thing is it does not allow for mirror sewing.
Suitable for All Kinds of users
You do not have to be an expert in order to use this sewing machine. You can easily manipulate its settings to avail the most desired results. The manual that comes along is quite informative and I would recommend everyone to read it before turning on the machine.
All the stitch patterns are labeled on the right side of the outer shell along with their codes. You can insert these codes into the menu using the arrow keys in order to select the respective pattern. Unfortunately, this machine does not offer automatic stitch combination functionality, which will limit the users while doing embroideries.
This Usha product features a backlit LCD display panel, which makes it much easier to operate in dark situations. Even the needle area features a much high-intensity blue tinted bulb. Access the free arm by removing the extension table. Sew buttonholes in just one-step using the special foot that Usha ships in the box.
Great Design: With much a surprise for me, Usha has built this machine with absolute perfection. Every single accessory has been designed in a way that adds to the harmony of the whole setup. The trademark Usha Janome logo on the bottom right side looks cool.
The needle area is located at a distance from the neck, so you will be able to stitch even bulky clothes on this machine. Moreover, you will feel much less vibration while using the machine, which further enhances the experience.
- Inbuilt thread cutter
- Users can control stitch length and width
- Comes with a really powerful motor
- Simple yet attractive design
- Durable body
- One step buttonhole stitching
- Features sewing light
Cons: No memory function
Verdict: The Usha maker 60 looks less computerized and more a regular sewing machine with added features. The greatest downside is it lacks memory function. You cannot program a preset on it. I would have highly appreciated this Usha sewing machine with a couple of advanced features in order to enhance the end user experience.
|Extra Features||Bobbin Winder, Button And Buttonhole Stitching|
|Dimensions||475 X 377 X 290 mm|