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Brother CE1100PRW vs. Singer MX60 Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother CE1100PRW and Singer MX60. 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 major differences between the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.

Brother CE1100PRW vs. Singer MX60: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Brother CE1100PRW is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer MX60 is a mechanical sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.

Choose wisely depends on your sewing goal and skill levels.

Brother CE1100PRW vs. Singer MX60 : Built-in Stitches

The Brother CE1100PRW has 100 stitches. The Singer MX60 on the other hand comes with 6 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother CE1100PRW sewing machine comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer MX60 sewing machine has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Brother CE1100PRW weighs approximately 10.58 lbs, while the Singer MX60 sewing machine comes with a weight of 12.4 lbs.

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

Start/Stop Button

Neither Brother CE1100PRW sewing machine nor Singer MX60 sewing machine has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.

Speed Control Slider

Neither Brother CE1100PRW nor Singer MX60 has a speed control slider. With a speed control slider, the sewing speed will never go above your selected speed, no matter how hard you press on the pedal.

Automatic Needle Threader

To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Brother CE1100PRW has one while the Singer MX60 doesn’t.

Drop-in Bobbin

This Brother CE1100PRW sewing machine sewing machine comes with a drop-in bobbin, which allows you to see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. While Singer MX60 doesn’t

Programmable Needle Up/Down

With a programmable needle up/down function, the needle will stop down in the fabric, allowing you to raise the presser foot and adjust the fabric without the fabric moving out of position because the needle will hold the fabric in place. However, unfortunately, these two sewing machines come with this feature.

Free Arm

There is free arm on both the Brother CE1100PRW and the Singer MX60. 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 CE1100PRW Singer MX60
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Electronic Mechanical
Stitches 100 6
Buttonhole Styles 8 one-step 1 four-step
Start/Stop Button No No
Built-in Memory No No
Programmable Needle Up/Down No No
Monogramming Font No No
Drop Feed Yes No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.
Free Arm Yes Yes
Working Light Yes LED Yes LED
Speed Control Slider No No
Weight 10.58 lbs 12.4 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No No
Automatic Needle Threader Yes No
Drop-in Bobbin Yes No
USB Connectivity No No
Stitch Selection LCD Display and Push Buttons Dial
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Preset
Included Feet Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blindstitch foot, Monogramming foot, Zigzag foot All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No No
Tension Adjustable With Dial Adjustable with dial
Knee Lifter No No
Warranty 25 Year Limited 25 Year Limited
Price Check Price on Amazon Check Price on Amazon

Brother CE1100PRW Video Review

Singer MX60 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 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. Do you need a special sewing machine for leather?

A. No, although a heavy-duty machine will make it easier. However, any good-quality home sewing machine can handle leather with a few special accessories. You will need a Teflon presser foot, a needle designed for sewing leather, and heavy-duty thread.

Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?

A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.

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. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?

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