In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother LX3014 and Janome MOD-50. 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 LX3014 vs. Janome MOD-50: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother LX3014 is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Janome MOD-50 is a computerized sewing 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 LX3014 vs. Janome MOD-50 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother LX3014 sewing machine comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 14 to be exact. Within those 14 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Janome MOD-50 sewing machine features 50 stitches. Similar to the Brother LX3014, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Brother LX3014 weighs approximately 12.1lbs, while the Janome MOD-50 comes with a weight of 12.7lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
There is free arm on both the Brother LX3014 and the Janome MOD-50. 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 LX3014||Janome MOD-50|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||3 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||–||Yes|
|Working Light||Yes, 1 LED||Yes|
|Speed Control Slider||–||Yes|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||–||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||Dial||LCD Display and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||–||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Zigzag foot, Zipper foot||Please confirm at the time of purchase|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||Yes|
|Tension||–||Adjustable by dial|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother LX3014 Video Review
Janome MOD-50 Video Review
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. 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. Are sewing machines dangerous?
A. Like any machine, a sewing machine can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when it comes to maintenance, and pay attention while sewing.
Q. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
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 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.