Husqvarna was a company founded in 1689 to produce muskets. However, years later, the company decided to set its attention to producing sewing machines. For the consistency of quality that they produced during that reign, they became a staple name in the world of sewing. They churned out machines under the name of Viking. They became a household brand in the preceding years, therefore, getting a stronghold of the market. Here is everything you want to know about the Husqvarna Sewing Machines.
Why should one choose Husqvarna Sewing Machines?
Husqvarna has been a great advertiser of innovation right since its inception. They have stressed on producing high-quality sewing machines with the newest technologies and innovations. The best feature of the Husqvarna sewing machine has to be its exclusive sewing advisor that comes along with the innovative info display and program display. One can have a guaranteed professional stitch without fidgeting with the machine. All the features are there to be chosen jus within few touches.
What sewing advisor does is helps you attain the perfect setting depending on the fabric, weight, and sewing type. All you have to do is let the machine know about the fabric and its weight, and the automatic feature would select the perfect settings for you to have a smooth and free-flowing sewing experience.
Also, these sewing machines are popular amongst the home sewers because the company has stressed on producing sewing machines for the commoners to have professional results even after sewing projects at home.
Husqvarna Sewing Machines & Its Types
The brand has differentiated the machines into two different types, viz. flowers and jewels. These interesting sewing machine types have several machines produced under their wing. The Rose model under the Flower wing gained much popularity in the sewing world and has been much appreciated by the seamstresses. Whereas, under the gem section, they have produced highly efficient machines by the name of Diamond deluxe, ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, etc. These gems have embroidery sewing machines and next-generation sewing machines under their wing.
They even produce heavy duty sewing machines, sergers, and cover clock sewing machines under the name of Huskylock.
Pros and Cons of Having a Husqvarna Sewing Machine
All sewing machine brands come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages, and Husqvarna is no different. Even though it is one of the most celebrated brands in the history of sewing machines, it does have its flaws. That can be easily overlooked by the advantages and high-end features that the Swedish brand has to offer.
Advantages of using a Husqvarna Sewing Machine
The best part of the sewing machine has to be the price that it is offered. These sewing machines are one of the less pricey ones available at the market. Along with the price, they have a wide fleet of product that may suffice the need of seamstresses of all levels. Therefore, whether you are an entry-level seamstress or someone who has mastered the art of sewing, Husqvarna has a machine for each one of you. Apart from its highly efficient features and low costs, one thing that attracts the users towards the brand is the proactive customer support. It is believed that it has one of the best online support in the sewing machines market.
Disadvantages of using a Husqvarna Sewing Machine
Owing to the reputation of the brand, the company sells and market its products only through the authorized sellers. Also, one has to buy the machine from an authorized dealer to enjoy the customer service, even if it is bought from the second-hand market. Another factor which may worry the entry-level seamstresses is the simplicity of the higher end sewing machines. They cannot be mastered with one sitting and requires a fair amount of practice to get an edge over the machine.
Husqvarna Sewing Machine Model Reviews
There are 3 machines produced under the wing of Emerald. Out of which we have mentioned the model number 118 in our reviews. All three of the variants look one and the same, and just a few features separate them from each other. They are solidly built and design that is full of newness and efficiency. One can trust on the sturdiness and the performance of the brand with each of its product.
The machine can be best suited for someone who runs a small business from his or her home or for someone who wants to sew at a greater pace in the factories. It is easy to understand which makes it perfect for the entry-level seamstresses as well. Whether you are a professional with high expectations or someone who wants to learn the art of sewing, the machine is apt for every seamstress out there.
Specifications: It comes with 18 decorative and utility stitch options along with needle up/ down feature. We are always up to an opinion that these small features is what makes a sewing machine effectual. Also, one can adjust the speed according to his or her own requirements and skill level. Along with the speed, one can even vary their stitch length and width according to the needs for their projects. Apart from these necessary features, automated needle threader and one step buttonhole add to the competency of the machine. Drop feed and adjustable foot pressure presser give it a definitive edge over its other counterparts.
Our Expert Reviews: High on features and pretty low on price makes it an excellent sewing machine to have at your disposal. Although one misses out built-in stitches that brands like Singer and Brother have to offer, it has enough to lure someone who loves to keep his work simple yet classy. Selecting a stitch on the Emerald models is a cakewalk.
If anyone of you is looking for a machine which is sturdy, produces effective and strong stitches, and doesn’t skip them, then it is the best machine to have at the price that it is offered. It can sew a wide fleet of basic fabrics like cotton, nylon, etc. However, the performance will drop down considerably if you try to sew heavy fabrics like leather, fur, and rubber. Also, it cannot perform quilts on tough fabrics.
If you are looking for a machine with modern innovation along with the sturdiness and quality of the classic old sewing machines, Viking Opal 690 wouldn’t disappoint you a bit. No wonder, it is one of the highly rated machines in the good books of the sewing experts. The company boasts two other inferior models who are equally efficient but cut down on their prices. For the people who are looking up to advance further and switch to a computerized sewing machine from a basic one, it would make them fall in love with the art of sewing.
Yes, it is costly, and a burn a hole in your pocket. But with the performance, sturdiness, and the strength it has to offer would make its worth minimal. Also, even after producing excellent results at lightning speeds, it is less noisy than most of its counterparts. Vibration, the term is unknown to the machine because of its superior built quality.
Specifications: The first and foremost feature that company market this machine is its bobbin thread sensor. It lets you know when the thread is going to run out and alerts you well beforehand. It not only sends you alerts but halts the sewing process which has been carried out. It has a wide enough sewing surface which allows the users to undertake bigger projects like quilting curtains. It comprises of altogether 208 built-in stitches which include quilt stitches, 7mm stitches, utility stitches, decorative stitches, and 4 programmable letters for basic monogramming. It comes in with a lot of accessories that may lure the regular seamstress.
Our Expert Opinion: $2000 might not be an ideal amount to spend if you want a sewing machine to do sewing projects for the home. If not for the financial gains, we don’t find it any use to spend such a big amount on sewing machines. In fact, there are several other models which offer you enough features at very low prices. Also, according to the users, the machine maintains the consistency even after 10 years of extensive use. Therefore, it would be best suited for the seamstresses who indulge in professional work for a lengthened period.
It is not one of the best Sergers available at the market today. There are companies which produce much more efficient machines that too at a lower cost. But one cannot write off this machine completely. It has its own set of added advantages and several minuses which cannot be ignored. It has the ability to sew with 5 threads and 3 needles at the same time. Threading the machine isn’t as easy as it seems, but selecting a thread is. One can vary the stitch length and width with the help of the touchscreen LCD screen.
There are buttons inherited on the right side of the machine which allows saving your favorite patterns by using the manage stitch function. The quality of the stitch cannot be compared to the other models. It gives you a professional finish every time you sew on it. All this is carried out with utmost suaveness on a consistent basis.
Specifications: The machine gives you the freedom to sew with 2, 3, 4 or even 4 threads at the same time. Along with 5 thread options, one can sew with 3 needles simultaneously. It comprises of 25 built-in stitches that include cover stitches, chain stitches, overlock stitches, and blind hem stitches. The graphics display is comparatively big that other Sergers which is a common trait in all of the Viking Sewing Machines. It doesn’t force you to remember the last stitch as it has this function called last stitch memory. The upper cutter can be moved according to one’s needs.
Our Expert Opinions: As we said it earlier, the machine is a pain to thread. Also, some of the built-in stitches have the tendency to skip stitches. The fabric which is being fed into the machine takes a trouble to glide pass the needle. There are problems with the fabric clogging and interrupting a free-flowing sewing process. Although the company boasts about it being a computerized sewing machine, it is not at all easy to operate it. It also causes several breakdowns and stops you from accomplishing your sewing goals. To be précised, it is a very complicated machine to have at your disposal. But if you still owe it to the brand, and can handle the tougher features of the machine, it can be a great product, to say the least.
One can notice that none of the Viking products are listed in any of our earlier blogs that reviewed several sewing machines. This is because of the price of the sewing machine which ends on the heavier side. This machine, however costly, can be a great addition to someone’s weaponry who indulges in sewing for capital or wants this machine to be in his or her factory to produce results on a consistent basis. It is packed with so many features that one might hardly use even after continuous use of the machine for years. It wouldn’t be short of options when it comes to built-in features. This gives you a creative edge while you use this machine.
It offers a wide working space for the users to indulge in big projects without creating a fuss. Also, the fact that it is an out and out embroidery sewing machine, a wider table and an oversized embroidery arm helps the cause of the machine. It has a sleek body with light blueprints. The LCD touchscreen, like every other Viking product, is bigger and more efficient. The company puts all its might to give an easier winding and threading system to the users. However, they leave a grey space when it comes to selecting stitches. It can be a daunting task for the beginners.It is advisable not to selected as sewing machine for beginners
Specifications: It is inherited with an efficient sensor system which allows its users to keep a check on the bobbin thread. Also, the machine comes with inbuilt advisors which select the proper settings for sewing given that you have to mention about the stitch type and the weight of the fabric. There is a full 8 inches wide touch screen from where one can select various stitch types and adjust its sizes. The best part of the machine has to be the variety it has to offer in terms of the built-in stitches. To get that down in numbers, it offers you 1250 built-in stitches that include decorative, embroidery, monogramming, and utility stitches.
The inclusion of oversized embroidery unit makes it easier for the users to undertake several sewing processes. One can even alter or resize the given designs according to one’s imagination. There is nothing less than a 10-inch space when counted from the needle which is much bigger than the most of its counterparts. It also gives you the opportunity to transfer designs using two USB ports. One can even download the updates that help fix the software issues of the machine.
Our Expert Opinions: The machine will impress you right from the moment you press the start button. Unlike other sewing machines, it doesn’t beep annoyingly when started but plays a soothing sound to welcome you to its innumerable features. With all the excellent designs and built-in stitches, it comes with a stop button which can be used to finish off the desired project neatly. The quality of stitch is commendable, and we have to say that we were impressed by how the performance of the machine panned out.
The detailing that goes into the projects done on Viking’s Diamond is outstanding. The clear bobbin cover just adds to the efficiency of the machine. One would even notice that the drop feed isn’t present because it automatically lowers down when you opt for a particular stitch.
Husqvarna Viking Eden Rose 250C Limited Edition
We searched all we wanted but were unable to find this sewing machine on amazon.com. There is a possibility that it can be listed on other online portals. Therefore, there is no direct link given on our site for this product. We usually avoid mentioning such machines, but this one was too good to neglect. It is one of the highly rated sewing machines from the Husqvarna Viking, and how could we miss it while we had a blog dedicated to the brand entirely. This is so far the best-computerized sewing machine we have ever reviewed. The only sad part about the machine was it was only available in the market for a limited time. No wonder, we did not find the machine on Amazon. Although one can look at the local markets in search of this machine.
All the functions are nicely placed on a highlighted pink colored panel. Leave the workload to its own, and everyone would agree unanimously that it is an eye-pleasing machine. The see-through bobbin clover gives you the liberty to lurk in and keep an eye on the bobbin thread. LCD and other stitch functions are placed on the other side of the machine. While few might find it annoying, we thought that it was a great way to keep the machine neat and organized.
Specifications: The machine boasts as many as 145 decorative and utility stitches. We found that the makers were very précised in giving the stitch options and hence settled down to the number 145. Hence, it gives a balanced option to the users which is not very less to restrict your creativity nor too much that they never get used. Along with that, it comprises of 4 monogramming fonts and 7 one-step buttonholes. The machine can be set into 12 different languages which are an added plus for any electronic device. The inclusion of the built-in needle threader along with the free arm saves a lot of time and effort while undertaking any sewing projects.
Our Expert Opinion: We kid you not, but it is one of the best-computerized sewing machines ever made. Sadly, it was a limited edition and is not sold in many places today. The best feature of the machine is one can wind the bobbin and continue sewing simultaneously. It definitely saves a lot of time and efforts of the users. It does lack features that its high-end cousins have to offer, but at the price at which it is offered, it would be a great option. One can select the setting for almost all fabric types known to the man. From cotton to leather, it has the ability to sew past the toughest of fabrics with utmost ease.
It is easy to maintain, cost-efficient, and very easy to use. It is safe to say that it is one of the best products to ever come from the Viking Husqvarna brand.
With this, we conclude our blog dedicated to the Husqvarna Sewing Machine and its types. We came up to a conclusion that the machines produced under their wing are pricey but worth the cost and the hype. Also, another factor we realized that these machines are not at all easy to use. Therefore, it takes some time and patience to get acquainted with the machine.
Now that we have a fair idea about the brand by the name of Husqvarna and the machines that they produce, you can consider it as an option. It could be as good as any regular Brother or Singer sewing machines. The fact that they are sold only via the authorized sellers, makes it very difficult to locate their products on the online portals. We hope you enjoyed our blog and had ample information about the same. If you think any of the machines we have missed out on, you can write to us in the comments section below.