List of sewing machine brands

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A rare Gem-brand sewing machine produced by the White Sewing Machine Company, circa 1887

This is a list of notable sewing machine brands and companies. A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread.[1] Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies.[2]

The main household manufacturers are Baby Lock, Bernina (bernette),[3] Brother, Janome (Elna), Juki, SVP Worldwide (Singer, Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff) and Aisin Seiki,[4] a Toyota Group company.

Active sewing machine brands and companies[edit]

The Bernina International model 105 was the company's first sewing machine, and was manufactured from 1932 to 1945.
An 1851 Singer sewing machine
  • Baby Lock – a Tacony brand.
  • Bernina – privately owned international manufacturer of sewing and embroidery systems. The company was founded in 1893 in Steckborn, Switzerland, by a Swiss inventor Fritz Gegauf.
    • bernette [3] – a brand of the BERNINA Textile Group.
  • Brother – Sewing machines company in Japan. In 1908, Established Yasui Sewing Machine Co. for sewing machine repair service, the predecessor to BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD., in Nagoya. The first product marketed under the Brother brand was launched in 1928, Designed for making straw hats. Succeeded in mass-production of home sewing machines in 1932. Launched S-7300A NEXIO[5] the world's first electronic feeding system in 2015. Brother Industries also develops and sells garment printers (printers used for garment and fabric printing).
  • Butterfly (People's Republic of China)
  • EverSewn – Distributed by Brewer Sewing with design ties to the Bernina family.
  • Feiyue Group
  • Janome
    • Elna – Swiss Sewing Machine Manufacturer.[6][7][8][9] Elna began operations in the 1940s.[7] In the late 1940s and 1950s, an increased demand for sewing machines in the United States transpired, and Elna machines were imported into the U.S., as well as other sewing machines from companies in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Sweden.[10]
  • Juki
  • Łucznik – formerly Polish metalworks company ZM "Łucznik" that used to produce sewing machines among other products. Their first sewing machine was produced in 1948.[11] In 2000 the company split and non-military product lines and brand ownership are now in possession of ASPA Group. They continue to distribute sewing machines branded with "Łucznik" logo.
  • Melco, American Sewing Machine Manufacturer
  • Merrow Sewing Machine Company
  • Necchi (it), Italian Sewing Machine Manufacturer
  • PFAFF Industrial
  • SVP Worldwide (Singer Viking PFAFF) – global company with these brands:
  • Toyota Home Sewing[4]Aisin Seiki
  • Union Special – American industrial sewing machine company based in Huntley, Illinois[12]
  • Sailrite – American industrial and home sewing machine company based in Columbia City, Indiana.[13]
  • DAISEN Sewing Machine, Japanese Industrial Sewing Machine Manufacturer Since 1980.
  • tajima[14]

Defunct sewing machine brands and companies[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clayton, M. (2015). How to Use a Sewing Machine: A Beginner's Manual. Pavilion Books. p. pt25. ISBN 978-1-910231-67-8. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Bubonia, J.E. (2017). Apparel Production Terms and Processes: Studio Instant Access. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-5013-1557-2. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  3. ^ a b bernette web site
  4. ^ a b Toyota Home Sewing - Aisin
  6. ^ Swiss Technics. Swiss Office for the Development of Trade. 1962. p. 50. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Cox, M. (2008). The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide. Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-7611-3881-5. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  8. ^ Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. March 1950. p. 40. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  9. ^ tide, the newsmagazine of advertising, marketing and public relations. 1948. p. 78. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  10. ^ Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. November 1968. p. 38. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "O firmie". Łucznik (in Polish). Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  12. ^ "Company Overview of Union Special Corporation". Bloomberg. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Sailrite Enterprise, Inc. | Profile". Better Business Bureau. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
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  15. ^ " (How T-Shirts Are Made In America | From The Ground Up) from youtube-recommendation in (5 most high speed weaving machine) from google ( swiss weaving machine ) result 1".
  16. ^ Meighan, Michael (2013). Glasgow with a flourish. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 9781445612614.