4 Best Sewing Machines For Curtains

4 Best Sewing Machines For Curtains


Very inexpensive and lightweight sewing machines simply won't work with curtains. Very lightweight sewing machines will be unstable while sewing curtains. When you buy a sewing machine, it must provide a frustration free ownership for at least 5 years (honestly, that's what I will be looking for). Quality should be the top priority in your selection. You must filter the machines according to quality and from the filtered list, choose the best one that suits your requirements.

If you are looking for a machine to sew curtains, then you need to have a sewing machine that can deal with a large amount of fabric. A machine that can deliver consistent results over extended sewing hours is what you want. Cheap machines won't be able to handle heavyweight curtain fabrics. There are computerized and mechanical sewing machines in the market. A mechanical sewing machine will be enough for you, if your sole purpose is curtain making. Computerized sewing machine on the other hand will offer a lot of flexibility with options like programmable needle up/down, variable speed control, variety of stitches etc. So if your purpose is to sew curtains then I would recommend a computerized sewing machine.

Curtains need large workspace, so a machine with a large extension table is the one to look for. Here I have created a list of 4 best sewing machines for curtain making. I have limited this list to beginner sewing machines as I don't expect you to shell out thousands of dollars just for making curtains. I hope this list will help you make a decision.

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#1 - Brother XR9500PRW

XR9500PRW ticks all the check boxes as far as curtain making is concerned. It has a fair range of stitch length adjustment for long stitches. It comes with an extension table. The stitch quality is excellent, especially with bulky fabrics. It can sew for extended work hours without stalling, thanks to the powerful and reliable motor. Moreover, it is one of the quietest machines around. Above all, it is very much affordable as well. If you are looking for frustration free ownership, Brother XR9500PRW is definitely the one to consider. In my opinion, it is one of the best beginner sewing machines you can get in US.

Major Features

•    100 built-in stitches
•    Start/stop button and variable speed control
•    Automatic needle threader
•    Programmable needle up/down
•    Extension table

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#2 - Brother HC1850

HC1850 has more built-in stitches than the previous machine. The variety of stitches are quite good and it has almost all features you need for curtain making. The stitch quality is excellent. The biggest advantage of HC1850 over XR9500PRW is the extra 30 built-in stitches you get.

Major Features

•    130 built-in stitches
•    Start/stop button and variable speed control
•    Automatic needle threader
•    Programmable needle up/down
•    Extension table

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#3 - Brother CX155LA

Another sewing machine with excellent features and quality performance. Laura Ashley CX155LA comes with even more built-in stitches (155 of them). You need a strong and reliable sewing machine for making curtains and Laura Ashley CX155LA is one of that kind. It is a limited edition model. Its performance on thick fabrics like denim is very impressive.

Major Features

•    155 built-in stitches
•    Start/stop button and variable speed control
•    Automatic needle threader
•    Programmable needle up/down
•    Extension table

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#4 - Brother CS6000i

A very affordable beginner friendly sewing machine. It is one of the most popular entry level sewing machines in US. It has all the basic features required for curtain making, but with less number of built-in stitches compared to other machines in this list. It has extension table, long stitch length and a powerful motor. The stitch quality is in the same league of other quality Brother machines in this list.

Major Features

•    60 built-in stitches
•    Start/stop button and variable speed control
•    Automatic needle threader
•    Programmable needle up/down
•    Extension table

Conclusion

All the machines in this list are computerized sewing machines. I prefer computerized machines over mechanical ones for curtain making. This is mainly because of features like programmable needle up/down, speed control without using foot pedal etc which make life much easier while making curtains.


Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective