In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother BB370 and Singer SEQS-6700. What made these two sewing machines stand out was that they were packed with features in an affordable range combined with excellent stitch quality.
What are the main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.
Brother BB370 vs. Singer SEQS-6700: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother BB370 is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Singer SEQS-6700 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The decision has to be made on an individual level.
Brother BB370 vs. Singer SEQS-6700 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother BB370 sewing machine comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 37 to be exact. Within those 37 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Singer SEQS-6700 features 215 stitches. Similar to the Brother BB370, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Brother BB370 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Singer SEQS-6700 sewing machine does. One of the best ways of controlling some of your variables within free motion quilting is by using your start/stop button.
Speed Control Slider
The Singer SEQS-6700 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Brother BB370 doesn’t. A speed control slide is a useful feature that allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
Automatic Needle Threader
Many sewing machines sold today come with an automatic threader function. This is essentially a lever that will guide the thread through the eye of your sewing needle for you so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Many sewists prefer to thread their own needles, but if you have difficulty performing this task, then a machine with an automatic needle threader might be very useful for you. Fortunately, these two sewing machines both come with automatic needle threader, allowing you to thread the machine with ease.
The advantage of easy drop-in, top load bobbins is that you can readily see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. You do not have to remove the bobbin case to insert a new bobbin, and you do not have to remove the accessory tray from the free arm to change bobbins. Both the Brother BB370 sewing machine and the Singer SEQS-6700 come with this user-friendly feature.
There is free arm on both the Brother BB370 and the Singer SEQS-6700. The free arm is a very useful feature to all sewing machines as it makes sewing one layer of fabric without catching another. This is because all of the workings around the bobbin race, feed dogs, and needles are housed there.
|Brother BB370||Singer SEQS-6700|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Sewing and Embroidery Combo|
|Buttonhole Styles||One 1-step||6 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||No||Yes, 20|
|Drop Feed||Free-motion With Needle Plate Cover Only||Yes|
|Working Light||Yes LED||Yes, 6 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||No||Yes|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||Yes|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zigzag foot||Standard Accessories : Embroidery Foot, All Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Button Sewing Foot + Bonus Accessory Feet|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||Yes|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother BB370 Video Review
Singer SEQS-6700 Video Review
Both of these sewing machines come from fantastic companies, but they are particularly difficult to choose between. Based on their features, my overall recommendation would be to choose the machine that comes with more built-in stitches at an affordable price.
Q. Are sewing machines dangerous?
A. Like any machine, a sewing machine can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when it comes to maintenance, and pay attention while sewing.
Q. Why use a bobbin on a sewing machine
A. In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.
Q. Can I interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size?
A. Metal bobbins and plastic bobbins of the same size can NOT be swapped. Machines are set for a very precise tension setting. If they are set for a lighter plastic bobbin, the tension will change if a heavier metal bobbin is used.
Q. How much electricity does a sewing machine use
A. A typical home sewing machine may be in the 100-watt range. One estimate for portable sewing machines says that you are paying about 0.013 cents per hour every time. For the day you may be spending about 10 cents.
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.
Q. What are features to look for in a sewing machine?
A. The best features will depend on the type of sewing you plan to do. For a beginner, some features to look for include built-in stitch types, an automatic needle threader, a top drop-in bobbin, and a set of standard presser feet.