Tesco Sewing Machine Review - Is It Worth Your Money?

Last Updated On September 19, 2021 by Carole

Tesco has recently branched into the sewing industry with its very first Tesco EJO9 sewing machine. Not only is it outstanding quality, but it’s also effortless to use. This makes it perfect for someone who is just starting the sewing journey and doesn’t want to invest a lot in case it doesn’t work out. The best part about Tesco EJO9 is, it has very versatile features, a wide range of stitches to choose from, and the package comes with a lot of useful accessories. This means you do not have to make other additional purchases to get started on your sewing journey.

Since this is Tesco’s first sewing machine, consumers will inevitably not be very conversant with the product. And if they are, they will have many questions regarding their performance and productivity. So here is a detailed review to help.

Tesco EJO9 overview

For only $60, you can get this affordable product from any Tesco store, Amazon, or e –bay. Though it comes in cheap-looking plastic material and plain blocky design, this machine is worth a shot. That is, if you are more of functionality and less of the design outlook.

What makes it worth your money is its wide range of stitches. Compared to other sewing machines in its price point, Tesco offers you straight, zigzag, elastic, and even a decorative stitches option.

Here is an image of the stitch patterns you can be able to achieve;

However, this product’s structure design does not allow you to work with items that are too thick or fabrics with multiple layers. Doing so will take you a lifetime, and the stitch pattern will not be as neat as you would like.

At the top where the controls are located, there is a dial that allows you to adjust the pressure you inflict on the fabric with the presser foot. When your material is a bit thick, you increase, and when it’s a bit thin, you reduce. This is a very thoughtful feature, especially for those who are just starting and don’t know the mechanisms and settings applied to get the stitching job done correctly and fast.

Tesco EJ09 feature specifications

With this product, you get a record 19 stitches with a 4 step buttonhole. This allows you more space to explore various design while still keeping the technicalities to a minimum. The blocky structure is a bit smaller than most of its counterparts, as it comes with the 33x38x17 cm dimensions. On the bright side, this means it takes up little to no space, and at 6.1 kg, you can move it from one place to another fairly quickly.

The presser foot has a variety of options that make you work easier—starting from the all-purpose foot, buttonhole foot, zipper foot, and a button sewing foot. So when you get the hang of the specific settings you need, you are bound to have a pleasant user experience.

Other accessories

For the price point at which this item is available, the number of additional and supporting accessories will blow your mind. Aside from a power source and the fabric you want to work on, there is little else you will need to purchase to get you started. This not only makes it a perfect gift item but also gives you value for your money.

Here is a list of the items included in the box;

  • Lubricating oil
  • Footswitch
  • Spare bobby pins
  • Needle threader
  • Replacement needle
  • Seam ripper
  • Zipper foot
  • Seam guide
  • All-purpose foot
  • Buttonhole foot
  • Darning plate
  • Fabric tester

Who is this machine meant for?

This machine is perfect for anyone over the age of 8 years old. However, if you plan on getting it for a child, there needs to be some sort of adult supervision nearby. You do not have to be a professional to know how to go about it as everything is well explained in the detailed and easy to follow user manual.



Mum, Wife and Blogger at TopSewingMachines.uk, having excelled at textile arts in school, I soon thereafter embarked my journey as an assistant to a Fashion Designer. This fueled my passion for making clothes and soon lead me to creating Top Sewing Machines. A site where I talk sewing machines, overlockers along with tips and tricks and buyers guides.
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