Husqvarna Viking Emerald 116 – €365
No-nonsense, Husqvarna quality
For me, the mechanical Emerald 116 represents the jump-off point for the rest of the Husqvarna Viking range. From the push-on presser foot system to the strong and [almost] silent motor, its Husqvarna pedigree is unmistakeable.
This machine has fewer decorative stitches than the entry-level E20, but my experience is that these are seldom used. What the Emerald 116 does, it does superbly. It is a perfect no-nonsense machine for those of us for whom sewing is a daily activity. Beloved of schools and colleges, the Emerald 116 will stand up to the indignities of classroom use without complaint.
Suitable for beginners and experienced sewers, alike
The Emerald 116 is a great all-rounder. Its lack of bells and whistles makes it equally suitable for a keen beginner or a seasoned dressmaker. The machine features a smooth action foot pedal that allows the user absolute control over their work, an easy-to-use presser foot pressure adjustment dial and drop feed dogs for free motion sewing, a handy slide-out sewing guide, an accessible drop-in bobbin, and a durable hard cover.
The accessory pack includes 7 extra presser feet, including a second utility foot, standard buttonhole foot, adjustable blind hem foot, the unique Husqvarna zipper foot (a much better design than the ubiquitous snap-on variety), a non-stick foot, an edging foot for overcasting, and the one-step automatic buttonhole foot.
The superior build quality of the Emerald 116 is undisputable. Above all, it’s a reliable work horse that is as useful for dressmaking as it is for home furnishing.
Remember, every sewing machine we sell comes with a half-hour familiarisation session, so you can ‘de-box’ with confidence!