Bernina, Brother & Elna Sewing Machine Specialists
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Bernina
For over 120 years, BERNINA machines have been known for their high quality, durability, and Swiss precision. They specialise in general sewing, dressmaking, tailoring, quilting and embroidery from the ever popular and traditional 1008 to the high performance 8 series. Although more expensive than some other brands, the quality speaks for itself, one reason why they are so popular in schools and colleges, and get passed on from generation to generation.
Bernina
Brother
Brother is a market leading manufacturer of innovative, stylish and competitively-priced sewing and embroidery machines, with over 100 years history behind them. They produce a wide range of machines, from models suitable for beginners, through to dressmaking, quilting and embroidery machines all providing excellent value for money. Whatever your sewing or embroidery requirements, Brother is always at your side.
Brother
Elna
Elna has always symbolised quality and innovation, famous for stitch quality and the design of their machines. Elna was the first sewing machine company to introduce special features such as lightweight machines, automatic needle threader, additional stitch designs through the use of cams, etc. In 1973 they successfully launched the ElnaPress the first ironing press designed for the home and its still a winner, making ironing more of a pleasure than a chore!
Elna
Overlockers
An overlocker is the ideal accompaniment to your sewing machine if you want to produce professional looking garments, as it will join seams, neaten edges and trim off excess fabric, in one operation. The result is a seam very close to that of a ready-made garment. Overlockers can be used for sewing any fabric, but are ideal for stretch fabrics such as jersey and lycra, and can also be used for attaching elastic, and sewing various fancy edges or hems.
Overlockers
Horn
Horn produce a range of sewing cabinets of high build quality, suitable for either the living room or craft room. Featuring the Horn 3 step Air-lifter a mechanism that easily lifts your machine from storage, to flatbed, to free-arm position. The cabinets also provide storage space for your sewing items, and some have additional work areas that fold away when not in use. Horn also produces craft tables and the hobby chair the ideal chair for your work area
Horn
Scissors
Fiskars and Mundial Scissors our choice for the best in lightweight and traditional scissors.
In 1967, Fiskars revolutionised the scissor world by introducing their now famous durable, ergonomically designed orange-handled scissors. The handles are shaped to fit for comfort, and the blades produce a superior cutting performance.
Scissors

Howdens Sewing Machines are one of the country's leading domestic sewing machine suppliers, with over 45 years' retailing experience. We stock a wide range of machines and accessories from the industry's top brands, Bernina, Brother, Bernette and Elna, including overlocking machines, embroidery machines and design software.

We offer free (UK) delivery on all new machines, overlockers and Horn sewing cabinets, plus free training on all the machines we supply at our premises in Huddersfield.