7 Best Home Sewing Machines For Denim

7 Best Home Sewing Machines For Denim

First of all, let me tell you one thing. If you are looking for a garment factory like machine to sew denim, you will be disappointed. Because you won't find a good one in the home sewing machines range. If you are really into professional denim projects, you will be better off buying an industrial sewing machine. If your job is just to do some hemming or alterations, any medium range home sewing machine should get the job done for you. 

Which is the best home sewing machine for denim? The answer is tricky because there aren't many home sewing machines designed exclusively for denim. Here I will be introducing 7 home sewing machines which can handle multiple layers of denim without much trouble.

To sew denim, you need a sewing machine with a powerful motor, heavy-duty construction, right needle and the right thread. All home sewing machines are not good with denim, so you must be picky. There is absolutely no connection between the price and the ability of a machine to sew denim.

Now let us have a look at the list of 7 best home sewing machines for denim, which can be bought in U.S.

Janome HD3000 Review In Detail

#1 - Janome HD3000

This is one of the best sewing machines for denim in the home sewing machines category. It can go through multiple layers of denim with ease. HD3000 is a mechanical sewing machine with 18 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader and one-step buttonhole. Its heavy-duty construction makes it one of the best machines for denim sewing. It is one of the heaviest home sewing machines around. It weighs around 18.7 lbs, which denotes the quality of metal used for construction. You need sturdy machines to sew denim, and HD3000 is one of that kind. It really is one of my favorite machines for sewing denim. You don't need to worry much about the durability factor.

Janome HD1000 Review In Detail

#2 - Janome HD1000

Another machine designed for heavy duty fabrics like denim. This is a slightly lesser model compared to HD3000. HD1000 comes with 14 built-in stitches. This machine is as good as HD3000 when it comes to denim. However it misses out on features like 1-step buttonhole, top drop-in bobbin etc in comparison with HD3000. You can read more about the comparison here.

Janome 8077 Review In Detail

#3 - Janome 8077

This is the one for those who love computerized sewing machines. Janome 8077 has 30 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader, speed control slider, start/stop button, one-step buttonhole etc. Janome 8077 is one of the best computerized sewing machines for denim. Even though this machine has a strong motor, it doesn't make a lot of noise. The feed system of this machine is exceptional. The motor doesn't struggle with multiple layers of denim.

Singer 4423 Review In Detail

#4 - Singer 4423

If you search for home heavy duty sewing machines, you are bound to come across Singer 4423. The highlight of this machine is its extremely powerful motor that can deliver 1,100 stitches/min. It is a mechanical heavy duty sewing machine with 23 built-in stitches, 1 one-step buttonhole, top drop-in bobbin, automatic needle threader etc. If you want more built-in stitches with all other features remaining the same, you can consider Singer 4432.

Singer 9960 Review In Detail

#5 - Singer 9960

Singer 9960 is another sewing machine that has exceptional stitch quality. It works equally well on almost all kinds of fabrics including denim. Singer 9960 is literally feature packed. As far as the features are concerned, it is a class above. It packs a whopping 600 built-in stitches along with an automatic needle threader, automatic thread cutter, 13 one-step buttonholes, stitch elongation and mirror imaging etc. Electronic Auto Pilot option is also present. You are rest assured of its quality. Since this machine comes with so many features, the room for creativity is virtually unlimited.

Brother XR9500PRW Review In Detail

#6 - Brother XR9500PRW

This is a quality offering from Brother. XR9500PRW has excellent stitch quality and it doesn't struggle with denim. It comes with 100 built-in stitches, 8 one-step buttonholes, top drop-in bobbin, automatic needle threader, programmable needle up/down, built-in font for basic monogramming etc. It is a complete package in my opinion.

Singer 7258 Review In Detail

#7 - Singer 7258

I love Singer 7258 for many reasons. It has the features and it has the stitch quality. It is an excellent sewing machine with 100 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader, 6 one-step buttonholes etc.


This concludes the list. In this list, there are computerized sewing machines with lot of features and there are simple mechanical sewing machines. The reason why I included both computerized and mechanical sewing machines is because different people have different requirements even though their primary purpose is to sew denim.

For sewing denim, I personally recommend mechanical sewing machines as they are built to deal with such heavy duty sewing over long periods of time. These are my personal recommendations. You are the one to decide which one is the best for you, I just tried to guide you. Hope it helps.

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