The Brother SC3000 and the Janome 8050 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.
Brother SC3000 vs. Janome 8050: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Brother SC3000 and Janome 8050 are both computerized sewing machines. If you buy a computerized sewing machine, you might also be able to save a few new patterns or even stitches to the onboard memory. Users may even be able to add new stitches, or even project patterns, depending on the machine they’re working on.
You might be surprised to learn that digital machines are one of the easiest to operate. They were designed to make life simpler. Their purpose was to make the process of making clothes easier and faster.
Brother SC3000 vs. Janome 8050 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother SC3000 comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 190 to be exact. Within those 190 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Janome 8050 sewing machine features 50 stitches. Similar to the Brother SC3000, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The Brother SC3000 sewing machine weighs approximately 12.1 lbs, while the Janome 8050 comes with a weight of 18 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Both the Brother SC3000 and Janome 8050 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 SC3000 sewing machine and Janome 8050 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 SC3000 sewing machine and the Janome 8050 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 SC3000 and Janome 8050 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
|Brother SC3000||Janome 8050|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||3 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||Yes, 2||No|
|Working Light||Yes 1 LED||–|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||12.1 lbs||18 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||LCD Display and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, ZigZag Foot, Blind Stitch Foot, Button Fitting Foot, 1/4″ Piecing Foot, Walking Foot, Stitch Guide Foot, Metal Open Toe Foot, Adjustable Zipper Piping Foot||Satin Stitch Foot F, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||Yes|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother SC3000 Video Review
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While both of these sewing machines are made by great businesses, choosing between them is tough. But my general suggestion is to go with the machine that has the most built-in stitches at a reasonable price.
Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
Q. Can i use 3 in 1 oil on my sewing machine
A. You shouldn’t use cooking oil or automotive oil in your machine, since doing so may clog the gears and damage any fabric used in the machine. Also, 3-in-1 oil is not suitable for sewing machines, according to Threads magazine.
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. What type of maintenance do sewing machines need?
A. Today’s sewing machines usually require just a few basic steps to keep them in good working order. While the manual included with your machine will spell out the details, it’s important to regularly remove the throat plate and use a small, soft brush to remove thread, lint, and debris that might have become lodged inside the machine. Your machine may also require oiling to keep everything lubricated and running smoothly.
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.