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).
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.
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.
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.
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|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.|
|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|
|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|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother CE1100PRW Video Review
Singer MX60 Video Review
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.