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Brother LX3014 vs. Singer 9970 Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother LX3014 and Singer 9970. 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 LX3014 vs. Singer 9970: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Brother LX3014 is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Singer 9970 is a computerized sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.

You should choose carefully based on your sewing skills and goal.

Brother LX3014 vs. Singer 9970 : Built-in Stitches

The Brother LX3014 has 14 stitches. The Singer 9970 on the other hand comes with 600 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother LX3014 sewing machine comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), Singer 9970 has only 13 one-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Brother LX3014 sewing machine weighs approximately 12.1lbs, while the Singer 9970 comes with a weight of 17.8 lbs.

The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.

Free Arm

There is free arm on both the Brother LX3014 and the Singer 9970. 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 Singer 9970
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Mechanical Computerized
Stitches 14 600
Buttonhole Styles 1 four-step 13 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes
Built-in Memory
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes
Monogramming Font Yes 5
Drop Feed No Yes
Free Arm Yes Yes
Working Light Yes, 1 LED Yes 2 LEDs
Speed Control Slider Yes
Weight 12.1lbs 17.8 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes
Automatic Needle Threader Yes
Drop-in Bobbin No Yes
USB Connectivity
Stitch Selection Dial LCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes
Included Feet Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Zigzag foot, Zipper foot All-Purpose Foot (on machine), Zipper Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Underplate, Open Toe Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Overcasting Foot, Narrow Hem Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch Foot, Darning & Freehand Embroidery Foot, Even Feed / Walking Foot, Adjustable Bias Binder Foot, Single Welt Cording Foot, Braiding Foot with Guide, Clear Piping Foot, Stitch in the Ditch Foot, Fancy Trim Foot, Chenille Stitching Foot, Edge Joining Foot, Gathering Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Parallel Sewing Foot and Seam Guide Foot.
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button
Tension
Knee Lifter
Warranty 25 Year Limited 25 Year Limited
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Brother LX3014 Video Review

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The Verdict

The Brother LX3014 and the Singer 9970 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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.