In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother CE8100 and Singer SEQS-6000. 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 CE8100 vs. Singer SEQS-6000: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother CE8100 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer SEQS-6000 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 CE8100 vs. Singer SEQS-6000 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother CE8100 sewing machine comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 120 to be exact. Within those 120 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine features 30 stitches. Similar to the Brother CE8100, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Brother CE8100 sewing machine weighs approximately 10.1 lbs, while the Singer SEQS-6000 comes with a weight of 23 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
Both the Brother CE8100 and Singer SEQS-6000 come with a start/stop button. A start/stop button is an important accessibility feature. If you’re unable, for whatever reason, to use the foot pedal, a start/stop button allows you to run your sewing machine anyway. It’s also invaluable for making perfect one-step automatic buttonholes.
Speed Control Slider
Both Brother CE8100 sewing machine and Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine have a speed control slider, which 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 CE8100 and the Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
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 CE8100 and Singer SEQS-6000 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
|Brother CE8100||Singer SEQS-6000|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Sewing and Embroidery Combo|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||2 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||No||Yes, 5|
|Working Light||Yes 1 LED||Yes, 6 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||10.1 lbs||23 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Button||Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Binding Foot, Cording Foot, Gathering Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, ZigZag Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Button Sewing Foot.||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||Yes|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||–|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother CE8100 Video Review
Singer SEQS-6000 Video Review
While both of these sewing machines are made by great businesses, choosing between them is tough. But my general suggestion is to go with the machine that has the most built-in stitches at a reasonable 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 type of maintenance do sewing machines need?
A. Today’s sewing machines usually require just a few basic steps to keep them in good working order. While the manual included with your machine will spell out the details, it’s important to regularly remove the throat plate and use a small, soft brush to remove thread, lint, and debris that might have become lodged inside the machine. Your machine may also require oiling to keep everything lubricated and running smoothly.
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.
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.
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.