The Brother LX3014 and the Michley SS-700 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 the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.
Brother LX3014 vs. Michley SS-700: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Both Brother LX3014 and Michley SS-700 are mechanical sewing machines. Although a mechanical sewing machine has fewer stitch options than a computerized one, they are easier to maintain and cost less.
Brother LX3014 vs. Michley SS-700 : Built-in Stitches
With Brother LX3014, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 14 to be exact. The 14 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Michley SS-700 sewing machine, it contains 12. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the Brother LX3014.
The Brother LX3014 sewing machine weighs approximately 12.1lbs, while the Michley SS-700 sewing machine comes with a weight of 8 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
|Brother LX3014||Michley SS-700|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||–||–|
|Working Light||Yes, 1 LED||Yes|
|Speed Control Slider||–||Yes|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||–||–|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||–||–|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Zigzag foot, Zipper foot||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||–|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother LX3014 Video Review
Michley SS-700 Video Review
When you compare the performances, both machines are neck on neck. There isn’t a lot of difference in stitch quality. Both machines handle thick and delicate fabrics exceptionally well. In fact, the stitch quality is one factor that makes these two machines different from other machines in their segment. From the feature differences we have listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. We will leave this one to you.
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. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?
A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.
Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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. 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. 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.