The beginnings of the company Husqvarna Viking, go all the way back to 1689. It started as a rifle factory in the town of Husqvarna, in Sweden. In 1872 they started manufacturing sewing machines. It is a story of success and dedication. They have become one of the leaders in the industry and still going strong.
In 2006 Kohlberg & Co. the owner of the Singer brand bought VSM Group. It is a company that owned Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff. All three highly esteemed brands merged into a new company called SVP Worldwide. SVP stands for Singer, Viking, and Pfaff.
Husqvarna Viking sewing machines are highly rated among both professional and hobby sewers or sewists, or whichever title you prefer. It is one of the top sewing machine companies alongside Singer, Brother, Bernina, and few others. What is it that makes them so good? Start with tradition and experience. Then add to the mix new technologies and constant innovations. And there is the answer.
This company produces many different models to meet the needs of all customers from beginners to professionals. However, I would say that they target high-end users a little bit more. Their sewing machines are available only through authorized dealers. This shows their dedication to quality and serious buyers as well. It is a whole different story when you can see, or touch the machine you are interested in.
Each model is a story for itself, but there are some trademark features that most of the models possess. Exclusive SEWING ADVISOR is one of the most notable new features. You just have to enter fabric type, weight, and sewing technique. The Sewing Advisor will calculate and apply all settings. So, stitch, stitch width, stitch length, thread tension, sewing speed, and presser foot pressure – it is all preset for you.
Their deluxe STITCH SYSTEM will help you to get beautiful stitch results using different types of thread. This innovative system will select the best thread delivery method for specific techniques and accessories. Two different systems are Thread Portioning and Thread Tension.
Exclusive SENSOR SYSTEM feature automatically and continuously senses any thickness of fabric for perfect fabric feed.
How Much These Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines Cost
These sewing machines are expensive. But, there is a range of prices depending on the class of each model. The company targets mostly intermediate and advanced level sewers. However, there are a couple of models intended to fit the beginners needs perfectly. Actually, they tend to make even high-end models more user-friendly. Even the beginners should be able to get hold of it, with a little help.
So, the range of prices is pretty big. The husky line is the simplest and beginner orientated line. These models come into an affordable price range. If you decide to wait for a discount season to buy new machine you might find some of these machines even cheaper. Other ones go only up from here. High-end sewing machines can even have a four-figure price tag.
But, don’t let these prices fool you. Even the low-end models will perform professionally some of the tasks. Low and middle models don’t have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive models. However, if you are not a professional they will do the job. High-end models are usually capable to execute all possible tasks and project. And they can do it on a daily basis for a long time.
So, to get to the bottom line, these powerhouses are worth every penny. Well, most of them are.
Top Models of Husqvarna Sewing Machines for All Levels
Emerald 118 will perform nicely. This is a great and very easy-to-use sewing machine. Because of that, beginners will love it, but it will meet all the needs of more advanced sewers as well. It has a light weight but it is very capable machine. This machine comes with 18 stitches and 70 stitch functions overall.
It includes one-step buttonhole. It has 8 presser feet, top loading bobbin, and adjustable stitch length and width. Emerald 118 is a great and practical sewing machine. The only downside is a manual tension adjustment.
It is hard not to mention its beautiful design. But, behind the beauty, there is an equally impressive performer. Jade 20 is a versatile and all-around capable sewing machine. It offers 82 stitches and a lot of space. Six buttonhole styles will help you to be creative while achieving a superb result. It also has a dual LED light for perfect vision.
Presser foot recommendation button will help you choose suitable presser foot for the selected stitch. It is intuitive and easy to use. Jade 20 is very quiet, so you can work at any time without disturbing your household members or neighbors.
It is another model with great design. Sapphire 930 is an elegant and ‘smart’ sewing machine. It has more than 200 decorative and utility stitches, and 574 stitches overall. With this machine, you can perform free motion sewing with any stitch.
The Exclusive Sensor System and Sewing Advisor allow faster and easier sewing. It is really a premium quilting and sewing machine, while it is still affordable. Above all, the stitch quality is excellent. Five-speed levels are helpful when doing free motion embroidery.
Designer Epic is truly super-machine. Sewing, quilting, and embroidering, this smart powerhouse does it all. And does it superbly. Innovative in many ways, this machine revolutionized the industry. Features like JoyOS Advisor, tablet-like screen, and mySewnet Cloud look like they’re from SF movie.
But, actually, they make sewing, quilting and embroidering much easier. With 1200 built-in stitches, 650 embroidery designs and WiFi connectivity, Designer Epic opens a whole new door in the sewing machine industry.
Modern technologies keep improving sewing machines. Each new generation of products brings new possibilities. At the same time, they are easier to handle and operate. Even the young and inexperienced sewers can cope and use high-end top quality machines.
Husqvarna Viking has always been at the forefront when it comes to ingenuity. Their dedication and quality promise to keep them among top sewing machine companies for years to come.