The Brother cs6000i 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine offers 60 different stitches and nine presser feet. Usually you will only see these on pricier machines.
The machine is easy to use and convenient. You can easily change the sewing speed by moving the button left or right, which makes life so much easier. It has a threading diagram which is admittedly a little confusing the first time you use it, but once you figure it out it gets really, really easy. The automatic needle threader is extremely convenient and easy to use. There is an extra-wide sewing table which can accommodate larger products such as blankets. It comes with a hard carrying case for protection and portability. It doesn't require a pedal which is great for some of our disabled users.
Best of all- the price. You can get this for around $140-$150 which is totally worth it in our opinion.
The Singer 7258 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine is great for those with a bit more experience who want to get a sewing machine that they can grow into. It blends some features with advanced options including 100 stitches and six one-step buttonholes. It comes with 10 presser feet which is great for sewers who are gaining confidence and want to try their hands at more complicated projects.
It is pretty simple to use, has many easily understandable automatic settings including and auto-needle threader, auto thread tension, auto locking straight stitch, auto revers and auto presser-foot pressure.
It has a top loading bobbin mechanism, a needle that is programmable which can stop up or down, whichever you choose.
The speed control is really easy to use and a Godsend for beginners.