Sewing Machines for $150-200

This is Part 3 of the Official WhatTheCraft Sewing Machine Recommendation List!

How did I choose the machines on this list? Online consumer ratings, my favorite shopping buddy.

These machines were selected because they not only had good ratings…  they also had a lot of ratings and were at least decently rated at more than one of the review sites. A 5 star machine with 1 reviewer could be a fluke. Likewise, a 5 star machine on Amazon that has 2 stars on Ebay reviews is not a machine I’d gamble on.

*I should mention that unless otherwise noted, I have not personally tested these machines.*

The recommendations have been broken up into several groups by price.




Brother CS6000i – $169 on Amazon


Amazon rating: 4.5 stars, 258 reviews

PatternReview rating: 2 would recommend, 1 might recommend, 1 would not recommend

Ebay rating: 5 stars, 27 reviews


Overstock rating: 4.6 stars, 264 reviews


Specs: 100 stitch functions, operates with or without foot control, buttonholer, zipper foot, free arm capability, drop in bobbin, speed control

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