Updated 4 Nov 2013

Toyota

ESG325

Snapshot: The Toyota ESG325 sewing machine has 25 stitch types and requires a foot control to operate. But how well does it sew?

ESG325
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$599

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Test results

Overall score
70
Sewing performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at appliqué.
  • Excellent labelling and instructions.
  • Easy to use.
  • Good back tacking.
  • OK blind hemming.
  • Good straight, stretch and decorative stitching.
  • OK zigzag stitch.
  • Well lit sewing area.

But

  • Just OK for buttonholes.
  • The machine vibrates excessively on high speeds.
  • No thread cutter.
  • Only the left side of the needle is well lit.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (50 percent)
  • Ease of use (50 percent)

Prices are from an August 2013 survey except for the Husqvana Viking H Class 100Q. Price shown for this model is the manufacturer's recommended retail price.

NB: Bernina has advised the Bernette 15 has been replaced by the identical London 5.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$599

Specifications

Number of stitch types
25
Maximum stitch length (mm)
5
Maximum stitch width (mm)
5
Weight (kg)
8.1
Noise level (dBA)
74

Features

Protective cover
Vinyl
Bobbin fitting
Front-loading
Presser-foot pressure control
Operates without foot control
×
Automatic needle threader

More Info

Notes
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