Do you want to know which are the best multifunction sewing machines under 15000 Rupees in India market? In this piece, we cover advanced sewing machines, which are on sale in the price range of 14000 to 15000 Rupees. Here you read an in-depth review of suitable models available currently. Read also Automatic Sewing Machine below 10000 Rupees.
► Singer Fashion Mate 3342 – Ideal Sewing Machine for Home Tailor
Home sewing projects don’t necessarily require a professional sewing machine. All the same, owning a superior machine could help you enhance your sewing projects with beautiful patterns and handle complicated sewing jobs. In India, a good number of tailors and upcoming cloth designers start their businesses at home.
For such tailors, an excellent and reliable beginner sewing machine is a vital necessity. In this article, we review one of the most popular novice sewing machines in India. This machine is non-other than the Singer Fashion Mate 3342. A close friend of mine bought this sewing machine recently, and she gave me a chance to assess it hands-on. Here is what I liked about it.
→ More Built-in stitches than its competitors
As it happens, most sewing machine for beginners, especially those below 15000 rs, have a maximum of 23 stitches. These include some of Singer’s own sewing machines in this price range. However, with the Fashion Mate 3342, the manufacturer had to make it stand out. The company thus modified this sewing machine to support a maximum of 32 built-in stitches.
One-step Buttonhole system: In addition, this gadget has a one-step buttonhole system. This system allows you to sew buttons in one single step. All you need to do is secure the button onto the buttonhole foot and fire up the machine. What happens is that the machine carves out a perfect buttonhole for your button, all at consistent measurements.
Very Easy to use: Furthermore, this affordable sewing machine is effortless to use. Within the first 20 minutes, I was able to stitch up some torn khaki pants all without any help from my tailor friend. To start with, the Mate 3342 uses top drop-in bobbins. These type of bobbins is easy to thread, plus it allows you to observe your thread usage in real time. This way you can never run out of thread without your knowledge.
→ Convenience features
Besides, the stitch selection dial on this device is relatively easy to use. All the built-in stitching patterns are presented clearly on the selecting dial. To select a stitch, all you need to do is twist the dial to your desired stitching style. Also, note that this machine supports all the basic singer sewing machine stitches. Hence, it is ideal for beginners.
Moreover, the manufacturer integrated some LED lighting on this device. The lighting comes in handy when working in low light conditions. Since this device has a free-arm structure, sewing complicated patterns with it is easy. You can use the machine to stitch up sleeve cuffs, trouser hems or work on complex tubular projects.
|Features||Bobbin Winder | Top Drop-in Bobbin | Manual Embroidery | Sew hosiery clothes | Automatic Thread Cutter | Ideal for Light Fabrics only (minor alteration in medium weight fabrics)|
|Accessories||All-Purpose Foot | Zipper Foot | Button Sewing Foot | Buttonhole Foot | Sew Easy Foot | Darning Plate | Bobbins | Pack of Needles | Auxiliary Spool Pin | Seam Ripper/Lint Brush | Spool Cap | Edge Guide|
|Sewing||32 Stitch Patterns | 77 Stitch Functions | Embroidery Option | Blind stitch | Picot | Hemming | Over-edging | Reverse Stitching | 1 Buttonholes Style | 750 SPM Sewing Speed | Max Stitch Length 4-mm | Adjustable Stitch Length & Width ||
|Needle||Built-in Needle Threader | LED Needle Light | Twin Needle Feature|
|Build||Weight: 7Kg | 60-Watt Motor | LED Light | Heavy Metal Frame | Free Arm | Onboard Storage | Plastic Bobbin | No Oiling Required|
|Warranty||2 Years | Singer Customer Care 1800-103-3474|
► Brother CE8100 – Multifunction Sewing and Quilting Machine
The demand for affordable high-performance professional sewing machines has risen by a considerable percentage from the last decade. To counter this demand, sewing machine brands have resulted in manufacturing both entry-level and high-end sewing machines, so as to suit different consumer levels. Being an old player in this field, Brother has engineered a number of budget professional-grade sewing machines. These machines are purely professional though they come at a lower price than their exclusive versions. One such machine from Brother is the CE8100. If you are looking for a low-cost professional machine, then we would highly recommend the Brother CE8100 quilting machine. Here is why you should go for it.
→ Designed for professional use
Right from its design, Brother built this sewing machine to fit the needs of a professional tailor. To start with, the CE8100 Supports Up to 120 Unique Built-in Stitches. Though this does not come as a surprise for a machine in this price range, we think that the extra stitching functions are quite helpful for a professional designer. This computerized embroidery sewing machine has 160 stitch functions with an additional 8 styles of 1-step buttonhole sewing. In addition, Brother included a detachable wide table on this machine. This detachable table gives the user a wider work area for manipulating fabric and also contributes to the stability of the machine.
Easy to use with a supportive Feed system: Everything about the CE8100 is optimized for extra productivity. For instance, unlike most entry-level machines, this reliable sewing machine has an enhanced feed system that significantly saves you time. Brother engineered the feeding system to use seven-point feed dogs. The feed dogs allow the user to work on any type of fabric including bulky ones. Also, this machine has a drop-feed function which allows the user to perform free-motion quilting without any distractions. Please note that for optimum performance with this type of feed system, consider using a gathering foot whenever you can.
→ Convenience Features of Brother CE8100
In our view, the CE8100 is the best computerized sewing machine for beginners. Typically, most beginners use non-computerized sewing machines for their everyday sewing. However, owning a machine like the CE8100 helps you increase your productivity. Brother added a number of convenience features to give users a professional feel and also simplify the operations.
To begin with, this machine has an LCD display for managing different operations. For example, you can use the display for selecting stitches. Besides, the CE8100 has an advanced needle threading system for faster threading. The Bright LED lighting on this machine allows you to work efficiently even in low light conditions.
- Feels a bit feeble
- Quite loud probably due to the shaky frame
|Price||Approx. 15000 Rupees (US Price $161.88)|
|Features||Accessories storage | LCD Panel 2.0×2.7 Inch | 6 Feed Dog Points | LED Light system | Quick Set Bobbin ||
|Feet||Zigzag foot | Buttonhole foot | Zipper foot | Button sewing foot | Overcasting foot | Blind stitch foot | Monogramming foot | Cording foot | Gathering foot|
|Needle||Plate Measurements | Position Key (Up/down) ||
|Sewing||120 Stitch Patterns | 160 Stitch Functions | Start/Stop Button | Mode & Shift Key for stitch selection | 8 Button Hole Styles | 850 Stitch per minute sewing speed | stitch guide | reinforcement/reverse stitch | Stitch length 5mm | Stitch width 7mm|
|Quilting||Automatic Drop Feed|
► Multifunction Computerized Sewing Machine Brother HC1850
On its affordable sewing machines, Brother provides more features than any other brands would ever do. In the Indian market, in fact, most of the top rated sewing machines under 20000 Rupees have Brother Label printed. In recent times, this American brand has launched many brilliant sewing machines at very affordable prices. One such affordable sewing machine is the model HC1850. This electric sewing machine model has already been on sale in the US market. In India, however, it is yet to appear.
The price of this Brother HC1850 sewing is around 190 dollar in the US market. That is roughly 13000 rupees in India. It has dedicated button for sewing control and also 130 unique stitch patterns. It is affordable, too. Those excellent sewing convenience features would impress you for sure. Therefore, I would not be wrong in calling Brother HC1850, one of the best sewing machines below 15000 rupees.
In the Box: Specialty feet, Quilting Feet, the unit, 8 quick-change presser feet, user DVD, warranty card.
120V Issue: Brother HC1850 sewing machine works with 120V electricity power. So, it will not work in India, even if a voltage converter or some desi Jugad used. However, it is very likely that Brother would launch it in Indian and in other South Asian nations with input voltage 230V support. In fact, the features of this Brother sewing machine is such that it desert a longer wait. Buy when it becomes officially available in India. Importing it from any other country will be a waste of money.
→ Who should buy this Brother Computerized Sewing Machine?
I will never suggest this sewing machine to first-time users. This is an advanced gadget with lots of sewing, quilting, and embroidery functions. Moreover, it is computerized, which means it offers huge space for creativity. But to present that on a piece of cloth requires some prior expertise in running such machines.
Without a doubt, it is made for tailor shops as well as for smart homemakers who have a good experience in sewing clothes with some level of creativity. See, I repeat creativity again-and-again because the Brother machine comes with lots feature for quilting and embroidery. If your only requirement is to stitch clothes, for that many affordable sewing machines are available with basic features.
If you are already using an electric sewing machine and want to upgrade, then Brother HS1850 is a perfect choice to go with.
With this all-in-one machine, sewing is easy and it allows you to play with designs. Think some caricature, flowers, birds, animals – draw this design by mixing some colorful threads and using smart features of this machine on a salwar suit or a Blouse piece. In fact, we were shown a demo that how efficient this machine is in terms of drawing embroidery design on dresses.
For the best result, set this machine properly and run it in sequence, when you are done, the result will be a beautiful dress with amazing art creation. In fact, you can have a fruitful career in home based sewing. Register yourself at Flipkart and Amazon as a seller and start selling your amazing creations.
→ How to start sewing with Brother HC1850?
In order to start sewing, first, switch on the power button, and ensure utility stitch indicator is on. Now press the stitch selection key (which presser feet to be used is also shown above the number), using hand wheel lower the needle, now lower the presser feet, adjust the speed using sewing speed controller, and finally press start/stop button to start sewing. In fact, this is good thinking that one button works for both START and STOP action.
Built-in 130 Stitches Patterns: Until now, I have given just a basic introduction. Now I will dig deep into the premium features. I am sure after reading its entire features; you will be desperate to get this machine home.
The primary attraction of the Brother sewing machine with table is inbuilt 130 stitch patterns. That translates into 170 stitch functions with 55 alphanumeric stitches. Eight one-step button holler is a bonus. Essentially, Brother HC1850 is a versatile sewing machine with a large collection of stitch patterns. It offers easy doing of quilting, embroidery, some interesting & decorative designs. Since it is a computerized sewing, I was expecting some arrangement to store sewing patterns and option to reuse them in other projects.
Control Sewing Speed: Yes, you can control sewing speed. Maximum speed it offers is 850 stitches per minute; maximum stitch width and length are 7mm and 5mm, respectively. Users can also adjust needle position. The start/stop buttons is used to initiate and stop sewing process.
→ Needle System of this sewing machine
Needle threading is one irritating and time-consuming work. In fact, after a certain age, it becomes hard to find needle hole. To rescue from this problem, Brother HC1850 has the “Automatic Needle Threader” inbuilt feature.
It is nice to see how an intelligent setup makes one tedious task so easy. Use the lever to push thread upward and you are done as the thread passes through the needle hole. Understand this process once, you can do needle threading even with closed eye after that. In fact, a short hint of this process is already printed on this machine.
Easy Bobbin System: The brand strictly prohibits use of some third party bobbins. Use the bobbin that the brand has designed especially for this model.
There are some inbuilt hooks, tools, and a spook tab helping in bobbin winding. Although I am not a tailor master but it was amazing to see, how easy a tedious process has become on this sewing machine. Brother’s product designer has designed everything smartly.
There are some drawings around the bobbing winding setup making the process simpler not only for beginners even for experienced users. This is incredible and I give full marks for such great thinking that helps users.
Bobbin threads, which ultimately becomes the lower thread, requires no expertise in setting up. Near the needle is the bobbin case, remove it, and follow the instruction diagrams printed closed to the presser feet rest area. In fact, inserting the bobbin correctly is easy and it becomes kids play after one or two attempts.
→ Brother Provides Foot Controller for HC1850 Sewing Machine
Brother with its smart design does not force users to change their working habit rather it comes out with some additional tools. Use the add-ons to continue whichever way you find easier to use the sewing machine.
Brother adds a foot control with this model. Connect it with the machine and feel comfortable in running it by your foot. This is the magic with this new Brother product. It is a modern device but supports traditional ways of running a sewing machine.
Watch controls live on LED Screen: Human eyes have some limitation. We cannot easily see tiny stitches whether that is being done correctly, or there is some mismatch in alignment. Young tailor masters can maintain a straight observation of fast processing stitches. That is not suitable for their eyes in the long run, however.
Further, Brother HC1850 has a built-in LCD panel on user's side. That shows a complete overview of the current stitch pattern used and other related essential selections. There are few push-in buttons to set stitch patterns and styles. That is amazing. Now you can have utmost precision in sewing. You can sew a new design on clothes by setting up an accurate stitch length, appropriate design. In fact, this sewing machine also provides a suggestion on the right pressure foot as per setting selected on the LED screen.
Thus, users get full information about the running process by seeing the LCD. That allows them to work by taking small-small breaks. In fact, the LCD feature becomes vital when users have to stop sewing every after few minutes. No need to memorize all settings, look at LCD, and you are ready to resume work from where it was left.
→ How to Setup this Brother Sewing Machine and use It?
The Brother HC1850 sewing comes with a longer and a bit wider working platform, which is detachable on user’s choice. The area is enough space for wide range of stitching, embroidery, and quilting works. In fact, you will find easier to work with large items like ladies suit, bed sheet, sarees, and others heavy items.
25 Years Service Warranty: Not all sewing machine models from Brother have the blessing of 25 years of service warranty. For such long period, you will be assisted with voice call, machine service & repair, and in some extreme condition, the brand might accept full replacement request. You will agree, 25 years of the period is too long, thus, you should be fully sure about the build quality & durability of this sewing machine.
- Detachable wide table
- LED Light helps users to sew in no light zone
- Variety of stitches
- Wide LCD display
- Thump up for experienced users
- This is really an affordable sewing machine
- Simple Drop-in bobbin
- Hassle-free usages
- Automated upper and lower thread cutter
- Accessories storage
Cons: Knee Lifter is not present
Conclusion: Brother HC1850 computerized sewing machine is a recommend for beginners, pro users, and to use in tailor shops. It has a long list of excellent features and functions. It is very affordable, withal. I am not a tailor master, but after seeing this machine in action, my guts tell me that even I can sew new patterns on clothes using this computerized sewing machine. Moreover, Brother provides many accessories, eight presser feet, and an instructional DVD on how to use this machine. Brother HC1850 sewing machine is economical, innovative, and bears latest features.
|Display||LED Stitch Selection|
|Needle||Advanced Needle Threading System, Needle Position Lever|
|Features||LED Lighting, Feed Dog,|
|Stitch||130 Built-in Patterns, 7-mm Width, 5-mm Length, Stitch Speed Control, Reverse Stitch, Quilting Stitches, 850 stitch per minute max, 8 One-Step Buttonhole Styles|
|Presser Foot||Buttonhole, Zipper, Zigzag, Button fitting, Monogramming, Blind stitch, Overcasting, Spring action quilting, Specialty Feet|
|Accessories||Accessory pouch with needle set, screwdriver, ball point needle, twin needle, bobbins (4), seam ripper, extra spool pin, cleaning brush|
|Body||6-Kg, 12.5 x 19.25 x 15.25 mm|