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Brother HC1850 vs. Janome 6500P Comparison

The Brother HC1850 and the Janome 6500P 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 HC1850 vs. Janome 6500P: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

Brother HC1850 and Janome 6500P 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.

In contrast to what you might think, digital machines may be the easiest to use. Rather than complicating our lives, they actually make them easier. In other words, they were supposed to simplify and speed up the process of making clothing.

Brother HC1850 vs. Janome 6500P : Built-in Stitches

The Brother HC1850 has 130 stitches. The Janome 6500P on the other hand comes with 135 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother HC1850 comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), Janome 6500P has only 7 one-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Brother HC1850 weighs approximately 13.2 lbs, while the Janome 6500P comes with a weight of 23.4 lbs.

When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.

Speed Control Slider

Both Brother HC1850 and Janome 6500P 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 HC1850 sewing machine and the Janome 6500P 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 HC1850 and Janome 6500P come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.

Free Arm

The free arm feature allows users to remove parts of the arm to sew cylindrical items to efficiently work on curved/tubular pieces such as necklines, collars, sleeve cuffs, and pant leg hems. There is a free arm on the Brother HC1850 sewing machine, while the Janome 6500P sewing machine doesn’t have this feature, which is a drawback of this sewing machine.

Brother HC1850 Janome 6500P
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Computerized Computerized
Stitches 130 135
Buttonhole Styles 8 one-step 7 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes
Built-in Memory Yes
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes Yes
Monogramming Font Yes 1
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes No
Working Light Yes LED
Speed Control Slider Yes Yes
Weight 13.2 lbs 23.4 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No Yes
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity No
Stitch Selection LCD Display and Push Button LCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Yes
Included Feet Buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Spring action quilting foot 1/4 Inch Seam Foot, 3-way Cording Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Open Toe Darning Foot Low Shank, Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot, Overedge Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No Yes
Tension Adjustable With Dial Automatic Tension
Knee Lifter No Yes
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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The Verdict

When you compare the performances, both machines are neck on neck. There isn’t a lot of difference in stitch quality. Both machines handle thick and delicate fabrics exceptionally well. In fact, the stitch quality is one factor that makes these two machines different from other machines in their segment. From the feature differences we have listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. We will leave this one to you.

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. 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. 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. Can i use 3 in 1 oil on my sewing machine

A. You shouldn’t use cooking oil or automotive oil in your machine, since doing so may clog the gears and damage any fabric used in the machine. Also, 3-in-1 oil is not suitable for sewing machines, according to Threads magazine.

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.