In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother LS2125i and Singer One Plus. 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 LS2125i vs. Singer One Plus: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother LS2125i is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Singer One Plus is a computerized sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The sewing machine you choose should be tailored to your skill level and goals.
Brother LS2125i vs. Singer One Plus : Built-in Stitches
There are 10 stitches on Brother LS2125i. On the other hand, the Singer One Plus has 231 built-in stitches. Brother LS2125i comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), while Singer One Plus has only 6 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother LS2125i sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Singer One Plus does. One of the best ways of controlling some of your variables within free motion quilting is by using your start/stop button.
Speed Control Slider
The Singer One Plus sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Brother LS2125i 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 Singer One Plus has one while the Brother LS2125i doesn’t.
There is free arm on both the Brother LS2125i and the Singer One Plus. 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 LS2125i||Singer One Plus|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||6 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||Yes|
|Drop Feed||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.||Yes|
|Working Light||Yes, Bulb||Yes 3 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||No||Yes|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||No||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||Dial||LCD and Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||By Pattern Selection Only||Automatic (with override option)|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing foot||All-Purpose Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, one-step Buttonhole Foot with underplate, Zipper Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||Yes|
|Tension||Adjustable with dial||Automatic (with override option)|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother LS2125i Video Review
Singer One Plus Video Review
The Brother LS2125i and the Singer One Plus have a number of differences in terms of features. The stitch quality, however, is a common aspect. These two machines sew on a range of materials with reliable results. Any of these two machines would be my first choice if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation and the choice should be based on your sewing ability and experience.
Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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. Why use a walking foot on a sewing machine
A. A walking foot helps move knit fabrics evenly so they don’t stretch out of shape. The walking foot eliminates the need for excessive pinning when working with slippery fabrics. That is especially useful because most of those slippery fabrics, such as satin, are easily damaged by pins.
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. 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 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.