In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother PC210PRW and Brother SE600. 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 them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Brother PC210PRW vs. Brother SE600: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother PC210PRW is a computerized sewing machine, while the Brother SE600 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
Choose wisely depends on your sewing goal and skill levels.
Brother PC210PRW vs. Brother SE600 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother PC210PRW has 50 stitches. The Brother SE600 on the other hand comes with 103 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother PC210PRW sewing machine comes with 5 one-step buttonhole(s), Brother SE600 has only 10 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother PC210PRW sewing machine weighs approximately 17 lbs, while the Brother SE600 sewing machine comes with a weight of 14.33 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
Both the Brother PC210PRW and Brother SE600 come with a start/stop button. A start/stop button is an important accessibility feature. If you’re unable, for whatever reason, to use the foot pedal, a start/stop button allows you to run your sewing machine anyway. It’s also invaluable for making perfect one-step automatic buttonholes.
Speed Control Slider
Both Brother PC210PRW sewing machine and Brother SE600 sewing machine have a speed control slider, which allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
Automatic Needle Threader
Many sewing machines sold today come with an automatic threader function. This is essentially a lever that will guide the thread through the eye of your sewing needle for you so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Many sewists prefer to thread their own needles, but if you have difficulty performing this task, then a machine with an automatic needle threader might be very useful for you. Fortunately, these two sewing machines both come with automatic needle threader, allowing you to thread the machine with ease.
The advantage of easy drop-in, top load bobbins is that you can readily see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. You do not have to remove the bobbin case to insert a new bobbin, and you do not have to remove the accessory tray from the free arm to change bobbins. Both the Brother PC210PRW sewing machine and the Brother SE600 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
The most common type of feeding mechanism in a home sewing machine (and some industrial machines) is the drop feed, also known as the regular feed system. Both Brother PC210PRW and Brother SE600 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
There is free arm on both the Brother PC210PRW and the Brother SE600. 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 PC210PRW||Brother SE600|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Sewing and Embroidery Combo|
|Buttonhole Styles||5 one-step||10 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||No||Yes, 6|
|Working Light||Yes 2 LEDs||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||17 lbs||14.33 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||Yes|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|USB Connectivity||No||Yes, USB Port|
|Stitch Selection||LED screen and Selection Keys||LCD Color Touch Screen|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Button Fitting foot.||Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot, ZigZag Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Overcasting Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Monogramming Foot, Embroidery Foot.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||–|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Adjustable With Dial|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother PC210PRW Video Review
Brother SE600 Video Review
The Brother PC210PRW and Brother SE600 differ significantly in terms of features. The stitch quality is, nevertheless, a recurring factor. These two machines can sew a wide range of textiles with reliable results. I’d choose any of these two machines if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation because they have such disparate features. You must base your selection on your stitching ability and experience.
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. 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 a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
Q. What should I know about manual vs. electric sewing machines?
A. Manual sewing machines were the mainstay of the crafting world, but in more recent years electric (also known as computerized) machines have been increasing in popularity for their easy operation and advanced functions, such as embroidery.
If you’re looking for a simple sewing experience without frills, a mechanical machine gives you straightforward functionality.
Without electronic components, some feel that these machines prove more reliable in the long term.
However, computerized machines may shorten the learning curve for some new sewers, since choosing stitches and settings only requires the push of a button.
Q. Can i use clipper oil on my sewing machine
A. Yes, you can as some people do recommend it as an alternative to sewing machine oil.
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.