Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine Reviews
Before becoming a part of the sewing machine giant, SVP, Husqvarna/Viking was a giant in the sewing machine industry on its own merit.
One hundred forty years ago, Swedish owned Husqvarna Munitions Company switched its focus and produced the first sewing machine under the Viking brand name.
Since then, Husqvarna/Viking sewing machines have been staples in sewing rooms the world over.
What Sets Husqvarna/Viking Apart from the Rest
Husqvarna/Viking’s exclusive Sewing Advisor™, coupled with the innovative Infodisplay™ and Programdisplay™ features bring professional quality sewing directly to the fingertips of the home sewer.
Enter fabric type, weight, and sewing technique and the Exclusive SEWING ADVISOR® feature will take care of all the settings – stitch, stitch width, stitch length, thread tension, sewing speed and presser foot pressure.
These features are designed specifically with the discriminating home sewer in mind, assuring that they get the professional results they demand with he least amount of effort on their part.
Popular Husqvarna/Viking Models
Husqvarna/Viking sewing machines are divided into two attractively named categories – flowers and jewels. Sewing Advisor™, Infodisplay™ and Programdisplay™ were introduced with the extremely popular Orchidea in the 1990s.
Since then, the Husqvarna/Viking flowers, including the Rose, which we reviewed a little while back, have gained a place of respect in many sewing rooms.
The Husqvarna/ Viking jewels, including the Diamond deLuxe, Ruby, Emerald, Topaz and Sapphire, have earned places of honor as the next generation of excellent Husqvarna/Viking sewing, embroidery and quilting machines for home use.
Husqvarna/Viking sergers, and coverlock machines for home use are offered through the Huskylock line.
• Broad range of machines designed for all skills levels
• On-going customer technical support
• Available only through authorized dealers
• Technical support available only if machines are purchased from authorized dealers – even used machines
• Advanced models require training even for expert sewers
It’s a good thing this particular machine was available for a limited time only. It was offered for sale in 2012 as a tribute to the 140th anniversary of the Husqvarna/Viking sewing machine. While it has some interesting and even desirable features, this machine does not have some of the features you expect on a computerized sewing machine – like a start/stop button, speed control and worst of all… it has disappointing stitch quality. You won’t be able to find a brand new one at an authorized Husqvarna/Viking dealer, but you might come across a used one. If you do, keep looking. I don’t believe anyone would be satisfied with the Tribute for long.read more
The Husqvarna/Viking Topaz 20 was replaced by the new Topaz 25, but don’t let that stop you from taking a look at this one. It is still a very good choice if you are in the market for a sewing and embroidery machine. It doesn’t offer as many stitch options as the Topaz 25, but there are other features here that you will not find on the newer model… like end to end mirror imaging or the 15 memory capacity, as opposed to only 12 on the new Topaz 25.read more
With more than 1000 stitches to choose from, there is no reason why anyone wouldn’t be able to find the perfect stitch for any task they may want to perform on the Husqvarna/Viking Designer Ruby Royale. This sewing and embroidery machine has an extremely large workspace… almost ten inches from the needle to the column. That, coupled with the fact that you can sew with the embroidery unit attached means you have more than enough space to work on those very large sewing and embroidery projects.read more
If you are looking for a sewing and embroidery machine that can produce the quality and detail of a top of the line machine without spending a small fortune, this machine may be the one for you. The Husqvarna/Viking Designer Ruby comes with nearly 1000 stitch options and two USB ports, bringing the convenience of 21st century sewing technology to your sewing room without breaking the bank.read more
If you have never worked on a computerized sewing machine before and can get your hands on this one, you are in luck. The Husqvarna/Viking Platinum has been on the market for quite some time, in my opinion it is one of the very best when it comes to learning the basics of working on a computerized sewing machine. It is not overly complicated nor is it so simple that once you learn it, you will be bored. It has a total of 42 utility and decorative stitch options, including two one step buttonholes. You might want to upgrade to a machine that offers more in the coming years, but you will no doubt be very happy with this one for a long, long time.read more
There are very few differences between the three machines that make up the Husqvarna/Viking Emerald series. They look alike and have the solid construction and Swedish design and workmanship that the Husqvarna/Viking brand is known for. This basic electronic sewing machine is good for use by beginners of all ages, as well as the home sewer who has been busy making clothing and accessories for many years and is now in the market for a new sewing machine.read more
If you are in the market for a good computerized sewing machine for clothing construction, you owe it to yourself to take a look at this one. It may not have as many stitch options or all the bells and whistles that you can find on some other computerized machines, but who needs features that they never use? This particular model is available for only a limited period of time, though, so if you are inclined to check it out, make sure you visit your local Husqvarna/Viking dealer soon and ask for a demonstration.read more
The Husqvasrna/Viking Topaz 20 has been replaced by the Designer Topaz 25. It has all the great features and specifications that made the Topaz 20 so popular with home sewers and brings a new level of technology. This computerized sewing and embroidery machine is solid, quiet and has no vibration. It’s so quiet, in fact, that I don’t think anyone would have a problem carrying on a telephone conversation without the other party even knowing you were sewing.read more
When I reviewed the Husqvarna/Viking Topaz 50, I immediately fell in love with the feel of working on this computerized sewing and embroidery machine. The only flaw I found is that the default length and width settings need to be adjusted in order to achieve professional quality when using certain decorative stitch options.read more
The superior stitch quality will make any home sewer happy. The Sapphire 930 is possibly the most user friendly computerized sewing machine that the people at Husqvarna/Viking offer. It has all of the benefits of the engineering that Husqvarna/Viking is known for and brings with it all of the features the long time home sewer has come to appreciate.read more
Seldom do I get a chance to actually see and operate a fully computerized serger. The Husqvarna/Viking Huskylock s25 has lots of plusses. However, it has some very significant minuses as well.read more
The Husqvarna/Viking Sapphire 960Q is a sewing and quilting machine with 777 total stitches, a full color interactive touch screen and a couple of Husqvarna/Viking exclusives… upper and lower thread sensors, and Sewing Advisor … as well as automatic thread tension adjustment and side motion sewing.read more
This top of the line sewing and embroidery machine from Husqvarna/Viking is loaded with so many features that I wonder if anyone will ever be able to use take advantage of them all. With more than 1,000 utility, decorative, quilting, embroidery and monogram stitch options, the Designer Diamond Royale has two USB ports, an oversized embroidery arm that doubles as a worktable and much, much more.read more
It isn’t difficult to understand why Consumer’s Digest gave the Husqvarna/Viking Opal the Best Buy award. Whether you go for the economical 650 or the 670, you will not be disappointed. The Opal is a great transitional machine for people who are stepping up from a mechanical sewing machine and has just about everything you would expect from a more costly computerized sewing machine.read more
The user friendly Viking Sapphire 875 sewing machine requires no lubrication whatsoever, just routine cleaning after each use. We were impressed with the large LCD screen and easy stitch selection process. In our opinion, this is an ideal machine for the home sewer who is ready to expand their repertoire to include 175 utility and decorative stitches, including decorative tapering, five alphanumeric fonts and seven one step buttonholes.read more
While we were initially impressed by the number of tasks the Husqvarna Viking Huskylock 936 serger is capable of performing, we were dismayed by the length of time it takes to switch from one task to another. It can take up to 20 minutes to re-thread the machine and change needle positions in order to perform a relatively simple task. Once executed, however, the stitches are well formed and sturdy.read more
The Viking Rose sewing machine we reviewed was the personal property of a woman who specializes in making home décor items. The 40 decorative stitches available on this machine make embellishing accent pillows, tablecloths and napkins and accent pillows fast and easy. The on board accessories case doubles as an oversized workspace and it all stows away neatly in a unique molded plastic carrying case.read more
This top of the line sewing, quilting and embroidery machine has all the features any home sewer could ever ask for. During our review of the Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond deLuxe, the bobbin thread ran low. It was indeed a pleasure to discover that the built in bobbin sensor and automatic re-start functions worked exactly as the manufacturer claimed they would.read more
The people at Husqvarna/Viking had the novice home sewer in mind with the H Class 100Q sewing machine. It is by far one of the easiest to operate sewing machines on the market today. The limited number of stitch options make it very easy to teach children who are easily distracted by lots of pretty decorative stitches.read more