In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother DZ2400 and Singer 1234. 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.
Brother DZ2400 vs. Singer 1234: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother DZ2400 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer 1234 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 DZ2400 vs. Singer 1234 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother DZ2400 comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 185 to be exact. Within those 185 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Singer 1234 features 6 stitches. Similar to the Brother DZ2400, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Brother DZ2400 weighs approximately 9.9 lbs, while the Singer 1234 comes with a weight of 11.4 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Singer 1234 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Brother DZ2400 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 DZ2400 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 1234 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 DZ2400 has one while the Singer 1234 doesn’t.
This Brother DZ2400 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 1234 doesn’t
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Brother DZ2400, the Singer 1234 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 DZ2400 and the Singer 1234. 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 DZ2400||Singer 1234|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Monogramming Font||Yes 1||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.|
|Working Light||Yes LED||Yes|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||9.9 lbs||11.4 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||No|
|Included Feet||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||General Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||No|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Adjustable by dial|
|Warranty||25 Year limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother DZ2400 Video Review
Singer 1234 Video Review
Both machines are neck and neck when it comes to performance. The stitch quality is very similar between the two machines. They are capable of handling heavy and delicate fabrics with ease. It is the stitch quality of these two machines that differentiates them from other machines in their segment. Based on the features listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. The final decision is yours.
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. 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 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. How to use double needle on sewing machine
- STEP 1: PREP YOUR EDGE.
- STEP 2: PREP YOUR SEWING MACHINE.
- STEP 3: TEST ON A SCRAP OF FABRIC.
- STEP 4: SEW THE DOUBLE NEEDLE HEM.
Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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.