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Brother DZ3400 vs. Janome DC2015 Comparison

The Brother DZ3400 and the Janome DC2015 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 them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.

Brother DZ3400 vs. Janome DC2015: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

Brother DZ3400 and Janome DC2015 are both computerized sewing machines. If you buy a computerized sewing machine, you might also be able to save a few new patterns or even stitches to the onboard memory. Users may even be able to add new stitches, or even project patterns, depending on the machine they’re working on.

You might be surprised to learn that digital machines are one of the easiest to operate. They were designed to make life simpler. Their purpose was to make the process of making clothes easier and faster.

Brother DZ3400 vs. Janome DC2015 : Built-in Stitches

There are 270 stitches on Brother DZ3400. On the other hand, the Janome DC2015 has 60 built-in stitches. Brother DZ3400 sewing machine comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), while Janome DC2015 has only 6 one-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Brother DZ3400 sewing machine weighs approximately 9.9 lbs, while the Janome DC2015 comes with a weight of 18.2 lbs.

The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.

Start/Stop Button

Both the Brother DZ3400 and Janome DC2015 sewing machine 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 DZ3400 and Janome DC2015 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.

Drop-in Bobbin

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 DZ3400 sewing machine and the Janome DC2015 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.

Drop Feed

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 DZ3400 and Janome DC2015 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.

Free Arm

There is free arm on both the Brother DZ3400 and the Janome DC2015. 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 DZ3400 Janome DC2015
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Computerized Computerized
Stitches 270 60
Buttonhole Styles 8 one-step 6 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes Yes
Built-in Memory No
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes Yes
Monogramming Font Yes, 2 No
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes Yes
Working Light Yes LED
Speed Control Slider Yes Yes
Weight 9.9 lbs 18.2 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No No
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity No No
Stitch Selection LCD Display and Push Button LED Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Yes
Included Feet Zigzag foot (on machine), Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Blind stitch foot, Monogramming foot, Quilting foot, Walking foot with quilt guide, 1/4 ( piecing ) foot, Stitch Guide foot, Metal Open Toe foot, Adjustable Zipper Piping foot Plus Circular Sewing Attachment. Blind Hem Foot, Overedge Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Satin Stitch Foot Open Toe, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot (screw on).
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button Yes
Tension Adjustable With Dial Automatic (Can be adjusted with dial)
Knee Lifter No No
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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The Verdict

Both of these sewing machines come from fantastic companies, but they are particularly difficult to choose between. Based on their features, my overall recommendation would be to choose the machine that comes with more built-in stitches at an affordable price.

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. 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. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?

A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.

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. 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.

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.