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Brother ST150HDH review

The Brother ST150HDH is a great choice for those seeking a heavy-duty but inexpensive sewing machine.

Brother ST150HDH sewing machine
(Image: © Brother)

Our Verdict

The Brother ST150HDH packs a lot of features into its smart and user-friendly design. It’s lacking in stitch options but will offer everything a hobby sewist desires at a reasonable price.

For

  • Affordable
  • Uncomplicated design
  • Backlit LCD display

Against

  • Only 50 stitches

The Brother ST150HDH is a great budget machine for those who want something cheap to power through day-to-day tasks. It’s simple to use thanks to its free arm sewing and seven-point feed dogs that allow you to work with minimal guidance. This machine only has 50 stitch options - that’s around half the amount offered by most of the best sewing machines we reviewed. However, for those who only need simple stitches but would like a digital display, this is more than capable of meeting your every need.  

Brother ST150HDH: Main features

The Brother ST150HDH has a simple design. Most sewing machines come with a stitch key front and center, printed right on the face of the machine, but the simple dial selection on this machine means it has an uncomplicated display. There is a pull-out key of all the 50 stitches it offers, but it’s not conveniently positioned for switching quickly. There are five buttonhole options and some decorative stitches, as well as your basic straight stitch. You can switch between different settings using the backlit LCD display and dial selection, which is one of the most simple and easy options you can buy. 

Brother ST150HDH sewing machine

(Image credit: Brother)

This is a free arm machine, meaning you can remove part of the machine to work around sleeves, collars and cuffs evenly and in one go. The Brother ST150HDH doesn’t come with an extension table, though. That means you may struggle with larger tasks, but it is easy to take on the go thanks to its compact design. Beginners will enjoy this machine. It has a jam-resistant drop-in top bobbin which automatically threads on the top of the machine. Another great feature is the longer feed dogs design. Feed dogs pull fabric consistently through your machine, ensuring your stitches will be evenly distributed and spaced. This machine also has variable speed settings which can be adjusted on a sliding dial on the front of the Brother ST150HDH. 

Should you buy the Brother ST150HDH?

The Brother ST150HDH is a great sewing machine for those seeking a heavy duty option that’s also affordable. Its main drawback is its lack of stitch options - there’s only 50, which is far less than some more advanced machines on offer. It’s also hard to choose your new stitch thanks to the hidden-away stitch key attached to the top of this machine. Most offer a key on the front of the sewing machine itself, but we do like how clean the Brother ST150HDH looks without this. Its dial selection is smooth and easy to use, and it’s also one of the cheapest sewing machines you can buy. 

Millie Fender

Millie is a staff writer at Top Ten Reviews who joined the team straight out of college, where she spent more time working on the student newspaper than her actual degree. Her spare time is spent traveling, cooking, playing guitar and she's currently learning how to knit. Millie loves tracking down a good deal and keeping up-to-date on the newest technology and kitchen appliances. She has also written for Top Ten Reviews' sister site, Real Homes.