Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sewing Machine: Where to buy?

Update: Hey guys! Thanks for dropping by and leaving your sweet comments. This entry was posted quite  long ago so I guess there will be some new updates. Will keep you guys posted!


Are you looking for a sewing machine? If you are located in KL, Malaysia and looking for a sewing machine but has no clue where to get it, this post might be helpful. I was having the same problem finding an affordable sewing machine months ago. After days of searching through the internet, I still couldn't find any useful information. Most of the websites or forums which I came across are not up to date. Hence, the information provided is pretty doubtful.

There are a few common brands available in the market. The most well known of course is Singer, follow by others such as Brother, Toshiba and Global.

Finding a sewing machine which suits you is a big headache. As a beginner I believe everyone is clueless on what are they looking for. The only thing which I can differentiate between the models are the number of patterns. The more patterns or functions a machine has, the higher is the price. Well as for me, since I'm a greenhorn I opt for something simple and basic. Ease to use, basic functionalities, affordable price, not too bulky are my only requirements. I'm currently using Brother LS-2125, which cost me around RM529.

You may want to check out Singer outlets for their range of sewing machines. As far as I know, the cheapest is around RM750 with some basic functions. Good enough for beginners. The price obviously is more expensive compare to other brands since their sewing machines are very promising and could be better in quality. Check out their websites ( for the list of outlets. However, do bare in mind that some of the outlets may not be available anymore. So it is always the best to call up. If you are around Subang or Sunway area, check out Singer at Carrefour Subang. They have plenty of models and they even sell second hand machines. If I'm not mistaken a second hand machine is priced at RM800. Singer do provide monthly installment scheme with 0% interest. According to the sales person, they do provide training once you've purchased the sewing machine. You may want to enquire that too.

The next brand is Brother ( If you are on a tight budget like I did, you may consider Brother sewing machine. It is available at Carrefour, Midvalley (where I got mine). Based on their website it is available at Carrefour, Subang as well but I couldn't find any after so many visits. They have another outlet at Jaya 33, Petaling Jaya but I'm not too sure of the availability. The last time I called up they said that outlet is their service center. Do check out other Carrefour branches like Wangsa Maju or Ampang. There are two models displayed at Carrefour Midvalley, LS-2125 and BM-2600. The price is around RM500 and RM700 respectively with 1 year warranty from Brother itself. You are allow to extend the warranty to another 2 years by adding RM30 but the 2 years warranty will be under Carrefour. I was so glad to find out that Carrefour is giving out RM10 cash voucher for every RM100 purchase, if you make the payment using CIMB card. So in total I received RM50 cash voucher! At the end the machine only cost me RM500 :)
Besides Brother, Carrefour Midvalley also selling Global ( sewing machine. There is one model being displayed but I couldn't recall the model number. The price is around RM700. It is also available at Tesco. Check out both stores to compare the prices. Some forumers said that Courts Mammoth has Toshiba sewing machine. Another options for people who is looking for installment scheme.

Good luck in finding your sewing machine!


Theng said...

thanks for sharing... i looking for my sewing machine now also...

Palsmart said...

I think this might be useful for those who are sourcing for a Brother Sewing Machine because too many ask me what is the different between LS-2125, LS-2160, BM-2600 & XL-2630.

And here's your answer:
LS-2125 is the same as LS-2160 (their only difference are the color, of course and the model code.) Most of you who visit the major shopping complex will come across LS-2125 but not LS-2160, because LS-2125 is the "hypermarket model". In other word, you can only get it in the hypermarket. As compare to that, LS-2160 was meant for Brother dealers.

Same goes to BM-2600 for hypermarket & XL-2160 for dealer.

Siew Fong said...

Thanks for sharing... You helped me a lot...

sweetiegem <3 said...

hello! thankx for sharing...really helps me alot!

2toes&1heart said...

Hi! Have you ever heard of mercury futuristic sewing machine in Malaysia? I am planning to buy one, but I am just afraid that I might face some difficulties when I need a repair for it in Malaysia.

If there aren't any.. Where can I send my machine when it needs a repair in Malaysia.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the info! I've been thinking of making my own clothes for a while now since I can't always find what I'm looking for... and you've just motivated me to get out there, buy the machine and start experimenting!

amirahrah said...

hi was just wondering since this is an old post, how are you liking your sewing machine now? would you still recommend it? i am planning on getting myself one soon. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Info. on Brother - 900

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! It's very useful especially this is my first time looking for sewing machine too. I used my mum conventional sewing machine since I was young, so I just afraid I can't adjust myself to the electronic one.

belle said...

Hey thanks for the post. My friend and I are highschool-ers and we're looking for one too and this really helped. But jeez its so pricey! Thanks a lot again!

t3ngt3ng said...

Hey guys! Thanks a lot for all the sweet comments. So sorry for the late reply as I didn't know that there are people actually reading this blog! I'm glad I'm able to help!

Feel free to post your questions and share your thoughts! ;)

t3ngt3ng said...

amirahrah, Hey dear.. sad to say that I didn't fully utilized my sewing machine since I've got it. Been too busy :( Just a couple of sewing projects. But it is good for beginners like me :)

Anonymous said...

I am beginner. where can get used sewing machine?

t3ngt3ng said...

The Singer shop at Carrefour Subang used to have second hand sewing machine. Or you may call up other Singer outlets as well. How much is your budget?

TanChee said...

great info.
my dearest daughter would be pleased. and i will be heading to midvalley first thing tomorrow to avoid jam in the car park.

Anonymous said...

Hi.TQ for info.
Anyone know do carefore wangsa maju got any ?

Ms Han said...

Hi, i went to carrefour midvalley yesterday, but the salesgirl said they dont sell sewing machine. :-( i checked at harvey norman, they do have but it's beyond my budget. Carrefour wangsa maju have cheaper but no stock already. Left 2 models cost around 700++ to 1000++

Ms Han said...

Hi, i went to carrefour midvalley yesterday, but the salesgirl said they dont sell sewing machine. :-( i checked at harvey norman, they do have but it's beyond my budget. Carrefour wangsa maju have cheaper but no stock already. Left 2 models cost around 700++ to 1000++

t3ngt3ng said...

The last time I checked, I saw Carrefour Bukit Rimau and Tesco Puchong did have a few models like Global and Brothers. But I will have to reconfirm again since I didn't check on it for some time. I did take some photos of a few Global models on my last visit but I'm not sure if they are still available. If you guys can wait, I will update again on my next visit to these 2 supermarkets? Otherwise, you may drop by and try your luck if the you are staying nearby.

Aji said...

Anyone get sewing machine thru COD?
I am in Klang area. ..

Anonymous said...

just visit carefour wangsa maju yesterday, got brother LS-2125 for RM479

Anonymous said...

Hi All,
Anyone know I can send my late Mum's Singer Sewing Machine (maybe 40 - 50 yrs old model) for repair/restoration?

Anonymous said...

Hi All,
Anyone know where I can send my late Mum's Singer Sewing Machine (maybe 40 - 50 yrs old model) for repair/restoration?

Nguyen Ha said...

Hello, I am looking for a Singer myself. Beginner and I am quite unfamiliar with KL (we just relocated). Do you know any shop that accept order and cash on delivery.

Thanks for spreading the info, i find it very helpful

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