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July 11, 2017

How to save on a sewing machine with Amazon Prime Day

If you haven’t heard, Amazon have their own version of Black Friday every year, called “Prime Day“. It’s actually a day and a half, and it gives pretty big discounts to people who have an Amazon Prime membership. If you’re wondering if Prime membership is worth it for you, here’s a great little calculator. You can also get a 30 day free trial of Prime.

I am a HUGE user of Amazon Prime, but the reason I’m mentioning it today, is because there are some great sewing related offers for Prime Day this year!

The offers roll out during the day, so I’ve highlighted the time (Eastern Standard Time) that they’re going live – until then, the discounts aren’t announced, but they’re usually pretty great. As a caveat: I haven’t used all these machines and tools, so definitely do your research and read the reviews before buying, and double check other sites to compare pricing. Also note that they have a limited number of products in the Prime Day Sale before they go back to regular pricing, so if you want to buy, you need to do it pretty quickly!

Save on sewing machines

Beginner/introductory sewing machines

When you start to sew, you don’t need tons of bells and whistles on your machine – a straight stitch, zig zag and buttonhole will be fine! Here are some great beginner machines, which would also be good for children and teenagers.

Singer 7258 – $190 reduced to $107.49

  • 100 stitches
  • 7 automated buttonholes
  • Includes zipper foot, buttonhole foot, blind hem foot and more
  • 4.5 stars on Amazon with 2,445 customer reviews
  • This machine has many 5/5 star reviews on PatternReview.com, including this one by KSmithSews (link).

Singer 1304 – goes on sale 6.50am EST July 11 (Currently $69.30)

  • Basic model: 6 stitches including straight and zigzag
  • Automatic 4-step buttonhole
  • 3 feet: basic, buttonhole, zipper
  • 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 613 reviews

Brother XM1010 – goes on sale 1.20pm EST July 11  (Currently $101)

  • Has all the basic stitches, a free arm (useful for sleeves!) and comes with feet including zipper and buttonhole
  • 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 52 reviews

Sergers

Brother 1034 D. Goes on sale 8.30pm EST July 11 (Currently $216)

  • This is a super popular entry-level serger, which will do a 3 or 4 level serger/overlock stich
  • It has a removable free arm which is great for hemming sleeves, and a differential feed dial to adjust for waviness or fabric stretching out.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, with 3,025 reviews
  • This serger has lots of reviews on PatternReview.com, including this most recent 5 star review.

Embroidery and Sewing Machines

Singer SE300. Goes on sale 8.20pm EST July 11 (Currently $781)

  • 200 built-in embroidery designs, 6 alphabet options, 250 stitch options.
  • 1o presser feet, two hoops
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 7 reviews

Singer XL-580 Futura Embroidery and Sewing Machine. Goes on sale 10.10 am EST July 11 (Currently $1,423)


  • This crazy beast has 215 sewing stitches and 250 pre-programmed embroidery designs
  • It includes a knee lift, endless embroidery hoop and connects to your computer with a USB
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 140 reviews

Rotary cutting mats

Paragon Cutting Mats. Goes on sale 7.50pm EST July 11 (Currently $29.99)

  • If you use a rotary cutter, then a cutting mat is a must! The mats are often incredibly expensive, so these look like a great deal.

Sewing books

This is a more general offer, but you can get $5 off a $15 book purchase (not including eBooks) when you use the code PRIMEBOOKS17 (expires 11.59pm PT, 12 July)

Here are my top two recommendations:

The Curated Closet. Want to define your style and just be more… stylish? I highly recommend the Curated Closet! You can read my review here.

Fit For Real People. This is my absolute favourite book for fitting, period. The ONLY book that I think all sewists should have on the shelf at all times.

What do you think – will you be scoring any amazing Prime Day deals this year? I’m still pondering an Instant Pot….

Cashmerette

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15 Responses to How to save on a sewing machine with Amazon Prime Day

  1. Miriam July 11, 2017 at 2:18 am #

    The problem with Singer is that the name is actually for sale and not one single brand like in the old says. If you have a batch of sewing machines, you can buy the name Singer and use it to get more money. So you can be lucky and buy one of a good batch, or unlucky and get one of a bad batch. Another problem is maintenance. It is due to this construction virtually impossible to find parts.

    • Pauline Wright July 11, 2017 at 3:30 am #

      I understand the same about Singer machines. If you want lower end of the scale i.e. not Bernina, Janome is a better brand to go for.

  2. Pauline Wright July 11, 2017 at 3:29 am #

    Instant Pot all the way!

    • Pat Puglisi LaRocca July 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

      Do you live n Gilbert Az

  3. KS Sews July 11, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    I’ve been sewing on the 7258 for 2+ years. It really is a fantastic intro machine!!

  4. Kimberly Malcolm July 11, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Yes not a fan of singer. Maintenance was a chore and finding parts is impossible. The online help center is useless. I moved up to a higher end brand and haven’t looked back since. I have accomplished more with an upgrade than with the Singer. Upgrading is highly recommended even though it can be more expensive up front.

  5. Dana Tougas July 11, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    I’ll be checking out the serger today. That’s the one I’ve been eyeing for the past few weeks.

    • Espy July 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

      I got the Brother serger for $299 back in 2007. it still works like a charm! I see the price hasn’t changed much over the years.

  6. brendamarksstudio July 11, 2017 at 11:27 am #

    Tahnk you for the head’s up! I may get a serger…

  7. Virginia Miller Matteson July 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Did the sale already happen for the singer? I see it as $160, thanks for your help.

    • Jenny Rushmore July 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

      They are all active for a limited amount of time, so I can’t keep track of when things have sold out or not – you’ll have to have a look about on Amazon.

  8. Joen July 11, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up!

  9. Laura July 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up! Have had my eye on the serger for some time and managed to snatch one up with the prime discount after being put on the wait list!

  10. Margaret Nelson July 12, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    I learned to sew on my moms singer treadle machine, loved it

  11. erniek3 July 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    Remember that when your machine needs repair, the local shop you didn’t buy it at went out of business because sales drive business, not repairs. Amazon will certainly not repair it.

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