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Brother LS2125i vs. Singer SE340 Comparison

The Brother LS2125i and the Singer SE340 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 LS2125i vs. Singer SE340: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Brother LS2125i is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Singer SE340 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 LS2125i vs. Singer SE340 : Built-in Stitches

The Brother LS2125i has 10 stitches. The Singer SE340 on the other hand comes with 250 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother LS2125i comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), Singer SE340 has only 14 one-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Brother LS2125i weighs approximately 13 lbs, while the Singer SE340 sewing machine comes with a weight of 18.6 lbs.

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

Start/Stop Button

The Brother LS2125i sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Singer SE340 sewing machine 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

Neither Brother LS2125i sewing machine nor Singer SE340 has a speed control slider. With a speed control slider, the sewing speed will never go above your selected speed, no matter how hard you press on the pedal.

Automatic Needle Threader

To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Singer SE340 has one while the Brother LS2125i doesn’t.

Brother LS2125i Singer SE340
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Mechanical Sewing and Embroidery Combo
Stitches 10 250
Buttonhole Styles 1 four-step 14 one-step
Start/Stop Button No Yes
Built-in Memory No
Programmable Needle Up/Down No Yes
Monogramming Font No
Drop Feed No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate. Yes
Free Arm Yes
Working Light Yes, Bulb Yes, 3 LEDs
Speed Control Slider No No
Weight 13 lbs 18.6 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No Yes
Automatic Needle Threader No Yes
Drop-in Bobbin No Yes
USB Connectivity No Yes
Stitch Selection Dial Touch Screen
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width By Pattern Selection Only Yes
Included Feet Buttonhole foot, Zipper foot, Button sewing 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 No Yes
Tension Adjustable with dial Automatic Tension
Knee Lifter No
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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Brother LS2125i 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 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 regular sewing machine sew vinyl?

A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.

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. 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. 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.