11 Sewing Machines with Automatic Thread Cutters

Let’s talk about one of the sewing machine features that completely changed my sewing journey: automatic thread cutters. I still remember the days of dangling small scissors around my neck and trying to find them when I needed a quick snip!

Effortless Crafting: Top 11 Sewing Machines with Auto Thread Cutters

Just so you know, beginners might not find this feature in most entry-level machines. It’s usually found in mid-range to advanced computerized ones. Curious about which ones offer this? I’ve got you covered!

Thread Cutters: Types Explained

Before we jump into the list, let’s understand the two main kinds of automatic thread cutters:

  1. Thread Cutting Button: Some sewing machines have a button, usually represented by a small pair of scissors. When pressed, it automatically trims both the top and bottom threads. On certain models, you can even use your foot controller pedal for hands-free trimming!
  2. Programmable Automatic Thread Cutting: This is typically found on computerized sewing machines where you can instruct your machine to auto-trim the thread at the end of seams, often without any additional input. Press the scissors button, and let the machine take care of the rest!

Top Sewing Machines with Automatic Thread Cutters

Note: This is not a definitive list. The sewing machine world is vast, and new models are released often. Always visit your local sewing store for up-to-date info and recommendations.

  • Singer Quantum Stylist 9960: This affordable machine boasts an array of features, including 600 stitch applications, 13 buttonhole styles, and a sewing speed of 850 spm. Plus, it’s great for monogramming and comes with a whopping 13 presser feet.
  • Juki HZL-F300: A product from the trusted Juki brand, this machine offers features like automatic thread cutting and a semi-automatic needle threader. Not an embroidery machine, but it’s fantastic for free-motion embroidery.
  • Bernette 38 Swiss Design: The top-tier in the bernette 30 series. It offers features like an automatic thread cutter, speed regulator, and an alphabet font. Plus, it comes with 8 presser feet.
  • Janome 3160QDC: Mid-level machine with 60 stitches and advanced features like automatic thread trimming and a unique needle plate for precise seams.
  • Brother Combination Machines (SE600, SE625, SE1900): These machines can seamlessly switch between sewing and embroidery. The Brother SE1900 is a standout, offering 240 stitches and the ability to sew side-to-side.
  • Brother Pacesetter PS500 and PS700: Both have automatic thread cutters and other ease-of-use features like an automatic needle threader and quick-set bobbin.
  • Janome Skyline Series: These machines all offer automatic thread cutting, either through a manual button or programmable settings.
  • Juki HZL-DX7 (and HZL-DX5): These machines offer great features, like a presser foot pivot option and a unique float function for even seams on tricky fabrics.
  • Janome MC6650 Sewing and Quilting Machine: This machine is feature-rich with a large workspace, 170 stitches, and the ability to remember your preferred stitch settings.
  • Juki TL-2010Q and TL-2010Qi: Lockstitch sewing machines designed for straight stitches, ideal for quilters and professional sewists.
  • Brother PQ1500SL Sewing Machine: A more affordable straight-stitch machine with features like a wide throat space and a large extension table.

At a Glance: Sewing Machines with Auto Thread Cutters

Machine Type Special Feature
Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Sewing 600 Stitch Applications
Juki HZL-F300 Sewing & Quilting 106 Stitches
Bernette 38 Swiss Design Sewing 394 Stitch Patterns
Janome 3160QDC Sewing 60 Stitches


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