5 Best Viking Sewing Machine Options

Husqvarna-Viking sewing machines, or most commonly known as Viking sewing machines, are one of the highest-rated sewing machine companies and are very popular amongst the sewing community. They are just as common as Brother, Singer, and Janome. The Husqvarna-Viking company has been producing sewing machines for almost 200 years now. All the while, pushing the boundaries of what a sewing machine can accomplish. This company is responsible for helping bring sewing machines into a new advanced generation. The new advanced technology has made sewing easier every year and Viking machines have very much taken advantage of it. 

The Viking sewing machine produces many varieties of sewing machines- each to meet its consumer’s many different needs. They make sewing machines for those new-to-sewing sewists who need help starting out their new hobby. They also make the top of the line sewing machines for those who are expert sewers and need a hardcore sewing machine to keep up with their projects. Viking only sells its sewing machines through authorized sellers and therefore, you know they are selling quality. 

With each and every new model, Viking pushes the boundaries of sewing technology and somehow make their machines smarter and smarter. Something very unique to the Husqvarna-Viking is their Sewing Advisor. This is a feature that you will not find anywhere else. The sewing advisor will take information that you input, information such as weight and fabric type, and use that information to adjust the sewing speed, stitch sizes, thread tension, and the pressure on the presser foot. This feature is very impressive and leaves every one of its sewists impressed. It is also included in every single one of their products.

5 Best Viking Sewing Machine Options

1. The Jade 20 Husqvarna-Viking Sewing Machine

First up is the Husqvarna-Viking Jade 20. It’s elegant design already makes it very appealing to the eye. This sewing machine includes 82 different built-in stitches and is known to be one of the quietest sewing machines on the market today. No matter what fabric you are sewing, the machine produces very little sound. In the large sewing workspace, the machine includes dual LED lights that make sews even during the night easy. Also included is an extra storage compartment for any accessories you want to keep with the machine.

The Jade 20 Sewing machine is made with quality materials and you will not find it falling apart; even after a few years of use. You will be hard-pressed on finding a negative review about this sewing machine.

Features

  • 82 different built-in stitches
  • Quiet
  • Dual LED
  • Large sewing space
  • Accessory compartment
  • Speed control 
  • 7 different snap-on presser feet
Pros
  • Easy to thread and use.
  • Has many built-in stitches.
  • Smooth and very quiet.
  • Plenty of great features.
  • LEDs are excellent.
  • Value for money
Cons
  • Requires some expertise before use
  • No space on the right side of the needle

Sample Customer Review This machine is a wonder and a little smart power house! My 40 year old Husqvarna died – but this computer operated model is a blast – not sure yet that it can ultimately competent with my old tank of a machine but I think so far that it is wonderful !!!!

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2. The Emerald 116 Husqvarna-Viking Sewing Machine

Next up on this list is the Husqvarna-Viking Emerald 116 sewing machine. This sewing machine is quiet and very simple to use. It is so simple to use that this machine would be considered one of the few built for beginner sewists. This machine is built to last years beyond what other machines will last you. There are 16 different built-in stitches. Although this is very few stitches compared to other machines, the stitches that this machine produces are always very solid and even. 

This is a very lightweight machine that is easy for people to carry around. A couple of other features included in the machine are a drop-in bobbin, an onboard ruler, and a thread cutter. The only problem with this machine is that the tension adjustment has to be manually changed.

This machine is of great quality and absolutely perfect for beginner sewists. It’s very user-friendly and will produce amazing stitches. 

Features

  • 16 Different Built-in Stitches
  • Easy for Beginners
  • Quiet
  • Onboard ruler
  • Adjustable stitch sizing
  • Thread Cutter
  • Drop Feed
  • Accessories Storage Compartment
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • User-friendly
  • Simple
Cons
  • Manual tension adjustment

3.  The Eden Rose 250C Husqvarna-Viking Sewing Machine

Next up is the Husqvarna-Viking Eden Rose 250C sewing machine. Here is yet another eye-pleasing machine. It instantly draws the attention of anyone who is looking around for a new sewing machine. It isn’t just something beautiful to look at, however, it is a powerhouse of a machine. 

This machine includes a computerized system for choosing a stitch, controlling the machine, and customizing the sizing of the stitch. The monochromatic LCD screen provides the user with an easy-to-use system and makes sewing easier than ever. The Eden Rose 250C has 145 different built-in stitches that vary from decorative to practical. There are so many stitches to choose from, it’ll take quite a while to make your way through all of them. 

A feature included in this machine that you will have trouble finding elsewhere is the on-board ruler. No need to carry your ruler around because the machine does that for you. It also includes free-arm sewing and an extra compartment bin for accessories, but what Viking machine doesn’t include those? This is a limited edition sewing machine so I would purchase right away before they sell out. It won’t be for sale forever. 

There should be no questions as to why this sewing machine is considered one of the best Viking Sewing Machines.

Features

  • 145 different built-in stitches
  • Computerized LCD Screen
  • LED Lights
  • Programmable Memory
  • Sensory Foot Lift and Pressure
  • Extra Accessory Storage
  • 7 different One-Step Button Hole
  • Free Arm sewing
  • On-board ruler
Pros
  • Attractive design
  • Outstanding performance
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Tedious stitch selection

4. The Sapphire 875 Husqvarna-Viking Sewing Machine

Next is the Husqvarna-Viking Sapphire 875 sewing machine. Viking has made 3 different sewing machines under the Sapphire series. The Sapphire 875 has proved itself to be the best of the series. This one is the sewing machine with the most included features. Such features include 175 different built-in stitches, 5 different alphabet fonts, a built-in needle threader, and 7 different types of buttonholes. 

This sewing machine includes Viking’s unique feature of a sewing advisor.  The sewing advisor is such a unique and helpful feature that any sewist would buy this machine just for it. Also programmed into the computerized system is the option for monogramming. The sewist is able to customize the sizing and spacing of every stitch. The Sapphire 875 also includes 5-speed settings; so every person can find the speed they are most comfortable with.   

The only negative aspect of this machine is the absence of a presser foot. This machine is more suited for those with sewing experience, however, beginners are more than welcome to try it out. Do not miss out on the opportunity of making the Sapphire 875 yours. 

Features

  • 175 different Built-in stitches
  • 5 different Fonts
  • Built-in Needle Threader
  • Dual LED Lights
  • Pattern Restart
  • Extended Workspace
  • 5 different Speed Level
  • 7 different One-Step Buttonholes
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • 5 different speed levels
  • Extended workspace
  • Decorative tapering
Cons
  • No presser footer

5. The Designer Epic Husqvarna-Viking Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Lastly, we have yet another 2-in-1 sewing and embroidery machine. This one is called the Husqvarna-Viking Designer Epic; one of the few sewing machines they did not name after a gem of some sort. Do not be alarmed about that, however, as the Designer Epic is a gem on its own. The numerous features on top of the already powerful sewing AND embroidery options make this machine a true powerhouse. 

The computerized system has 1200 stitches built-in! Any sewist would have trouble trying out every single stitch due to the volume. It also includes 650 different embroidery designs. The Designer Epic includes one of the biggest stitch libraries ever programmed into a sewing machine. One feature that truly sets this machine apart from others of its kind and brand is the mySewMonitor program. This program is an app that is easily downloadable to any smartphone. Through the app, the sewist can leave the sewing machine alone while it is embroidering, and they are still able to track the progress through the app. The mySewMonitor program is revolutionary and soon, it will be included on every single sewing machine that is sold. 

This 2-in-1 Designer Epic Sewing and Embroidery machine is a beast of a machine. The endless number of stitches, the options to personalize the stitches, the mySewMonitor program, and the 29 different needle positions make this machine a dream come true to any sewist. 

Features

  • 1200 different Built-in Stitches
  • 650 different embroidery designs
  • LCD Touchscreen
  • Bright LED Lights
  • 6 different fonts
  • Stitch Positioning
  • 29 different Needle Positions
  • Embroidery Stitch Out
  • Electronic Needle Piercing
  • MySewNet Wi-Fi Connectivity
Pros
  • Great for beginners in sewing
  • Internet connectivity
  • Electronic needle piercing
  • Large workspace
Cons
  • Bulky/ Not at all portable

How We Feel About the Husqvarna-Viking Cost

This type of brand has been at the top of the line of machines that have produced amazing and quality results. With quality, however, comes high prices. Purchasing a Viking sewing machine comes at a high cost, but the quality you receive from the machine is not something you can get elsewhere. The sewing machines’ actual cost varies from model to model. This company mostly targets advanced and expert sewists. There are a couple of machines that are perfect for beginners; mostly they are produced for advanced sewists. 

The Husky line of sewing machines is the cheapest one they sell. These ones will not break the budget too much, however, you will not get the same quality of machine that you would get from a more expensive one. The more expensive models can cost upwards of a 4-digit price tag. 

Conclusion

Overall, the Husqvarna-Viking sewing brand produces amazing and outstanding sewing and embroidery machines. Programs such as “mySewMonitor” and Sewing Advisor transform sewing into the easiest hobby ever. These Viking sewing machine options can be expensive, however, the features and the quality that you get is worth the high price.

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