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Bernina 215 vs. Brother LS2125i Comparison

The Bernina 215 and the Brother LS2125i are two of the most popular affordable sewing machines we will compare today. In addition to being packed with features in an affordable price range, these two sewing machines produced excellent stitch quality.

What are the major differences between them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.

Bernina 215 vs. Brother LS2125i: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Bernina 215 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Brother LS2125i is a mechanical sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.

You should choose carefully based on your sewing skills and goal.

Bernina 215 vs. Brother LS2125i : Built-in Stitches

There are 11 stitches on Bernina 215. On the other hand, the Brother LS2125i has 10 built-in stitches. Bernina 215 sewing machine comes with 1 4-step buttonhole(s), while Brother LS2125i has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Bernina 215 sewing machine weighs approximately 17 lbs, while the Brother LS2125i sewing machine comes with a weight of 13 lbs.

When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.

Programmable Needle Up/Down

Unlike the Bernina 215, the Brother LS2125i isn’t equipped with a programmable needle up/down function. And using the needle-down function allows the needle to act as a third hand in holding the stitching position, such as when you want to stop and turn a corner or stitching a curve.

Bernina 215 Brother LS2125i
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Computerized Mechanical
Stitches 11 10
Buttonhole Styles 1 4-step 1 four-step
Start/Stop Button No
Built-in Memory No
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes No
Monogramming Font No
Drop Feed No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.
Free Arm Yes
Working Light Yes LED Yes, Bulb
Speed Control Slider No
Weight 17 lbs 13 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
Snap-on Presser Foot
Automatic Thread Cutter No
Automatic Needle Threader No
Drop-in Bobbin No No
USB Connectivity No
Stitch Selection Direct Push Button Dial
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes By Pattern Selection Only
Included Feet Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No
Tension Adjustable with dial
Knee Lifter No
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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Bernina 215 Video Review

Brother LS2125i Video Review

The Verdict

When you compare the performances, both machines are neck on neck. There isn’t a lot of difference in stitch quality. Both machines handle thick and delicate fabrics exceptionally well. In fact, the stitch quality is one factor that makes these two machines different from other machines in their segment. From the feature differences we have listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. We will leave this one to you.

Q. Can i use clipper oil on my sewing machine

A. Yes, you can as some people do recommend it as an alternative to sewing machine oil.

Q. Why use a walking foot on a sewing machine

A. A walking foot helps move knit fabrics evenly so they don’t stretch out of shape. The walking foot eliminates the need for excessive pinning when working with slippery fabrics. That is especially useful because most of those slippery fabrics, such as satin, are easily damaged by pins.

Q. Does the machine work well with stretchy materials?

A. The machine works perfectly with all types of fabrics. As long as the user can work with the material, there should be no problem.

Q. Can i use 3 in 1 oil on my sewing machine

A. You shouldn’t use cooking oil or automotive oil in your machine, since doing so may clog the gears and damage any fabric used in the machine. Also, 3-in-1 oil is not suitable for sewing machines, according to Threads magazine.

Q. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?

A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.

Q. Why adjust tension on sewing machine

A. Sewing machine tension adjustment is controlled by devices that separately control the needle thread and the bobbin thread, putting varying amounts of tension (or strength) on the threads they control to form a strong, balanced stitch.