In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother CE1100PRW and Spiegel 60609. 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 them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Brother CE1100PRW vs. Spiegel 60609: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Brother CE1100PRW and Spiegel 60609 are both computerized sewing machines. Computerized sewing machines allow you to save new patterns and stitch types to the onboard memory. It is possible for users to create their own stitches, or even patterns, depending on the machine they work with.
Contrary to what you might think, digital machines might be some of the easiest ones to operate. They were actually created to make our lives easier. Or, rather, they were supposed to make it easier and faster to make clothes in factories.
Brother CE1100PRW vs. Spiegel 60609 : Built-in Stitches
There are 100 stitches on Brother CE1100PRW. On the other hand, the Spiegel 60609 has 350 built-in stitches. Brother CE1100PRW comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), while Spiegel 60609 sewing machine has only 7 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother CE1100PRW sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Spiegel 60609 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 Spiegel 60609 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Brother CE1100PRW 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.
This Brother CE1100PRW 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 Spiegel 60609 doesn’t
The most common type of feeding mechanism in a home sewing machine (and some industrial machines) is the drop feed, also known as the regular feed system. Both Brother CE1100PRW and Spiegel 60609 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
There is free arm on both the Brother CE1100PRW and the Spiegel 60609. 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||Spiegel 60609|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||7 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||No||Yes, 3|
|Working Light||Yes LED||Yes|
|Speed Control Slider||No||Yes|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Buttons||LCD Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blindstitch foot, Monogramming foot, Zigzag foot||Button fitting foot, overcast foot, buttonhole foot, blind hem foot, zigzag foot and monogramming foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||–|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||–|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother CE1100PRW Video Review
Spiegel 60609 Video Review
Feature-wise, the Brother CE1100PRW and the Spiegel 60609 differ a lot. However, the common factor is the stitch quality. These two machines provide consistent stitches over a variety of fabrics. If you ask me to pick an affordable advanced sewing machine, I will pick any one of these two machines. Since they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion. The decision has to be made on your sewing skill and sewing level.
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. 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 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. 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. How do I thread a sewing machine?
To get started with your sewing project, you’ll need to first thread your sewing machine. While your machine’s manual should guide you in the specific sequence for your make and model, the basic process starts by placing the presser foot in the up position.
Next, put your thread spool on the spool holder and bring the thread across the top of the machine, through the thread guide. Insert the thread through the tension mechanism, sliding it between the metal disks before pulling it back upwards. Find the take-up lever and place the thread into the hole. Pull the thread towards the sewing machine needle, using available thread guides as you go.
Finally, bring the needle into an accessible position by adjusting the handwheel. Insert the thread. Your sewing machine should be threaded and ready to go, but it’s always a good idea to make a test run on a sample swatch to check your work.
However, if you sewing machine comes with an automatic needle threader, that would save you lots of time.