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Brother HC1850 vs. Singer SEQS-6000 Comparison

The Brother HC1850 and the Singer SEQS-6000 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.

Brother HC1850 vs. Singer SEQS-6000: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Brother HC1850 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 HC1850 vs. Singer SEQS-6000 : Built-in Stitches

The Brother HC1850 has 130 stitches. The Singer SEQS-6000 on the other hand comes with 30 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother HC1850 sewing machine comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer SEQS-6000 has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Brother HC1850 sewing machine weighs approximately 13.2 lbs, while the Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine comes with a weight of 23 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 HC1850 and Singer SEQS-6000 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 HC1850 sewing machine and Singer SEQS-6000 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 Singer SEQS-6000 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 Singer SEQS-6000 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.

Brother HC1850 Singer SEQS-6000
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Combo
Stitches 130 30
Buttonhole Styles 8 one-step 2 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes Yes
Built-in Memory
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes Yes
Monogramming Font Yes 1 Yes, 5
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes
Working Light Yes LED Yes, 6 LEDs
Speed Control Slider Yes Yes
Weight 13.2 lbs 23 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No No
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity No Yes
Stitch Selection LCD Display and Push Button 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
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No Yes
Tension Adjustable With Dial
Knee Lifter No
Warranty 25 Year Limited 25 Year Limited
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Brother HC1850 Video Review

Singer SEQS-6000 Video Review

The Verdict

Feature-wise, the Brother HC1850 and the Singer SEQS-6000 differ a lot. However, the common factor is the stitch quality. These two machines provide consistent stitches over a variety of fabrics. If you ask me to pick an affordable advanced sewing machine, I will pick any one of these two machines. Since they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion. The decision has to be made on your sewing skill and sewing level.

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.

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. 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. What are features to look for in a sewing machine?

A. The best features will depend on the type of sewing you plan to do. For a beginner, some features to look for include built-in stitch types, an automatic needle threader, a top drop-in bobbin, and a set of standard presser feet.

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.

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.