The Brother CS5055PRW and the Brother DZ2400 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 major differences between the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.
Brother CS5055PRW vs. Brother DZ2400: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Brother CS5055PRW and Brother DZ2400 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 CS5055PRW vs. Brother DZ2400 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother CS5055PRW comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 50 to be exact. Within those 50 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Brother DZ2400 sewing machine features 185 stitches. Similar to the Brother CS5055PRW, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Brother CS5055PRW weighs approximately 10.65 lbs, while the Brother DZ2400 sewing machine comes with a weight of 9.9 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Brother CS5055PRW doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Brother DZ2400 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 Brother DZ2400 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Brother CS5055PRW 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.
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 CS5055PRW sewing machine and the Brother DZ2400 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 CS5055PRW and Brother DZ2400 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 CS5055PRW and the Brother DZ2400. 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 CS5055PRW||Brother DZ2400|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||5 one-step||8 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||No||Yes 1|
|Working Light||Yes||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||No||Yes|
|Weight||10.65 lbs||9.9 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||LCD Display and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Zigzag foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blind stitch foot, Monogramming foot||Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Zipper foot, Monogramming foot, Blind stitch foot, Zigzag foot, Walking foot, Quilting foot, 1/4″ Quilting foot, Quilting guide|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||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 CS5055PRW Video Review
Brother DZ2400 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. 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. 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. 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 a normal sewing machine sew canvas?
A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.
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. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.