The Brother CE8100 and the Singer MX60 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.
Brother CE8100 vs. Singer MX60: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother CE8100 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.
The decision has to be made on an individual level.
Brother CE8100 vs. Singer MX60 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother CE8100 has 120 stitches. The Singer MX60 on the other hand comes with 6 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother CE8100 sewing machine comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer MX60 has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother CE8100 weighs approximately 10.1 lbs, while the Singer MX60 comes with a weight of 12.4 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Singer MX60 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Brother CE8100 does. A huge number of sewists don’t realize that using the start/stop button effectively can make sewing a whole lot easier. It is very useful for decorative stitches for example, as well as with free-motion quilting.
Speed Control Slider
The Brother CE8100 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer MX60 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
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Brother CE8100 has one while the Singer MX60 doesn’t.
This Brother CE8100 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 sewing machine doesn’t
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Brother CE8100, the Singer MX60 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.
There is free arm on both the Brother CE8100 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 CE8100||Singer MX60|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.|
|Working Light||Yes 1 LED||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||10.1 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 Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Preset|
|Included Feet||Binding Foot, Cording Foot, Gathering Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, ZigZag Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Button Sewing 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 CE8100 Video Review
Singer MX60 Video Review
These two sewing machines, both made by excellent businesses, are tough to pick between. After comparing their features, my general suggestion is to go with the machine that has more built-in stitches at a lower price.
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. What should I know about manual vs. electric sewing machines?
A. Manual sewing machines were the mainstay of the crafting world, but in more recent years electric (also known as computerized) machines have been increasing in popularity for their easy operation and advanced functions, such as embroidery.
If you’re looking for a simple sewing experience without frills, a mechanical machine gives you straightforward functionality.
Without electronic components, some feel that these machines prove more reliable in the long term.
However, computerized machines may shorten the learning curve for some new sewers, since choosing stitches and settings only requires the push of a button.
Q. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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. 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.