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Brother LB6800PRW vs. Singer SE340 Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother LB6800PRW and Singer SE340. 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 major differences between the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.

Brother LB6800PRW vs. Singer SE340: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The combo machines can do both sewing and embroidery. Actually, they are more often called ’embroidery machines’. Both Brother LB6800PRW and Singer SE340 are sewing and embroidery machines.

If all you think you’ll ever need is a sewing machine, then by all means, go buy yourself a good sewing machine and enjoy it.

But if you want to do a lot of embroidery but somehow think you’ll need to do regular machine sewing, then a combo machine is for you.

Brother LB6800PRW vs. Singer SE340 : Built-in Stitches

The Brother LB6800PRW has 67 stitches. The Singer SE340 on the other hand comes with 250 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother LB6800PRW comes with 10 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer SE340 sewing machine has only 14 one-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Brother LB6800PRW sewing machine weighs approximately 13.66 lbs, while the Singer SE340 sewing machine comes with a weight of 18.6 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 LB6800PRW and Singer SE340 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

The Brother LB6800PRW sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer SE340 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.

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 LB6800PRW sewing machine and the Singer SE340 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 LB6800PRW and Singer SE340 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.

Brother LB6800PRW Singer SE340
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Sewing and Embroidery Combo Sewing and Embroidery Combo
Stitches 67 250
Buttonhole Styles 10 one-step 14 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes Yes
Built-in Memory Yes
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes Yes
Monogramming Font Yes 5
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes
Working Light Yes LED Yes, 3 LEDs
Speed Control Slider Yes No
Weight 13.66 lbs 18.6 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes Yes
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity Yes Yes
Stitch Selection LCD Touch Display Touch Screen
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Yes
Included Feet Buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Zipper foot, Button fitting foot, Monogramming foot, Embroidery foot, Blind stitch foot All-Purpose Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Overcasting Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Straight Stitch Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Open Toe Foot, Embroidery Foot, Parallel Sewing Foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button Yes
Tension Adjustable With Dial Automatic Tension
Knee Lifter No
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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Brother LB6800PRW Video Review

Singer SE340 Video Review

The Verdict

These two machines perform equally well when you compare their performances. There is not much difference in stitch quality between these two machines. Thick and delicate fabrics are handled equally well by both machines. These two machines are notable for the stitch quality they offer, and it is what sets them apart from the competition. Our comparison of the features we listed above allows you to come to your own conclusion. Finally, it’s your decision.

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. 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 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 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. What should I know about manual vs. electric sewing machines?

A. Manual sewing machines were the mainstay of the crafting world, but in more recent years electric (also known as computerized) machines have been increasing in popularity for their easy operation and advanced functions, such as embroidery.

If you’re looking for a simple sewing experience without frills, a mechanical machine gives you straightforward functionality.

Without electronic components, some feel that these machines prove more reliable in the long term.

However, computerized machines may shorten the learning curve for some new sewers, since choosing stitches and settings only requires the push of a button.