Category Archives: Sewing Machines

RESEARCHING: sewing machine requirements

Shopping for industrial sewing machines . . Looking at cover stitch machine options and finishes.
It’s a tricky decision; depends on the operator skills.

Research - sewing machines requirement

GROUPON: 89 AED sewing machine

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RENT a sewing machine

Not ready to invest in a sewing machine?
Unsure which kind to buy?
Need machine short term only?

RENT per:
– day or class time
– 3 days
– 7 days
– month

To inquire, please contact us back by clicking the contact tab at or by email at appareldesign

2 types available.  See details below:

For rent _ Brother LS2160 (sewing machine)

“INSTINCT” – sewing machine (above)
Brand:  Brother
(straight stitch, zig zag, decorative stitches, button hole stitch)
14 stitches in total

For rent _ Brother GS2700 (sewing machine)

“6th SENSE” – sewing machine (above)
Brand:  Brother
(straight stitch, zig zag, decorative stitches, 1 step button hole stitch)
27 stitches in total

FOR SALE: Industrial sewing machines

Flat/Straight stitch – 500 AED
2 pieces
Overlocker/Serger – 3,000 AED
1 piece
To inquire further, contact appareldesign

WANTED Sewing Machine

Looking for a used sewing machine in good condition.  If you’ve got one for sale, contact us by clicking the CONTACT tab above.

GROUPON: Sewing Machine

11 days left.

Portable Sewing machine for 99 AED.

Good for small fixes (ie. fix the curtain without having to take it down)


A perfect ECONOMICAL home sewing machine for beginners or for those that only use the sewing machine occasionally for garments and don’t need all the fancy stitches generally used for quilting.

As I went searching around Dubai everywhere for an additional sewing machine that I would use only to demonstrate stitching techniques on, I ended up purchasing a mechanical Brother home sewing machine LS-2160.

The one I really wanted to buy was Brother XL-2600i costing $85 US (about 315 AED), but I could not find it anywhere and could not wait to have it shipped by Amazon or ordered by Brother dealership.

Best home sewing machines for simple garment making would be Brother, Singer and Janome.  I personally prefer Brother over the others and have had excellent reviews with all Brother sewing machines that come from very simple like the one I purchased to the really fancy ones.

The Brother LS-2160 has everything that you need in a home sewing machine for making garments:
– straight stitch with 5 stitch lengths (using only 2 of them . . one for seam stitching and the last one for gathering)
– straight stitch – left needle position (used for zipper foot)
– zig zag stitch with 4 widths (for finishing the raw seam edges)
– button hole stitch 4 step (for making button holes)
– reverse sewing lever (for back stitching)
– plus many more fancy stitches and features that I will never use for garment making

Of all the places I found this mechanical Brother home sewing machine LS-2160 at JUMBO on Manhool St. (across from Al Ain Center and next to Khaleej Center).  Contact number: 04.352.3555.  It cost me during a sale the 399 AED which is much cheaper than any other Brother machine I came across in Dubai at that time.  It came with a 1-year warranty and I got a free Casio watch with it too.  

Now, I will admit that computerized sewing machines give a slightly nicer stitch, however there is absolutely nothing wrong with this sewing machine for home stitching which is the reason I purchased it.  If I were to look at the sewing machines this way, then I could also argue that the industrial sewing machine is even better than the computerized home sewing machine, and i have worked on all of them.  CONCLUSION:  This is a perfectly fine economical sewing machine used for making garments at home.

If you are looking to buy a specific Brother sewing machine and have trouble finding it anywhere else, the Brother dealer is located at Nasr Square inside Deira Tower and right next to McDonalds.  If they do not have a sewing machine in stock that you are looking for, they will order it for you.   Showroom name is TransGulf Enterprises, and the contact number is 04.282.4232

Hope this helps :)