In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother SC3000 and Singer 44S. 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 SC3000 vs. Singer 44S: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother SC3000 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer 44S is a mechanical 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 SC3000 vs. Singer 44S : Built-in Stitches
The Brother SC3000 has 190 stitches. The Singer 44S on the other hand comes with 23 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother SC3000 sewing machine comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer 44S sewing machine has only 1 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother SC3000 weighs approximately 12.1 lbs, while the Singer 44S sewing machine comes with a weight of 17 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Singer 44S doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Brother SC3000 sewing machine does. A huge number of sewists don’t realize that using the start/stop button effectively can make sewing a whole lot easier. It is very useful for decorative stitches for example, as well as with free-motion quilting.
Speed Control Slider
The Brother SC3000 arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 44S doesn’t. A speed control slide is a useful feature that 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 Singer 44S sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Brother SC3000, the Singer 44S isn’t equipped with a programmable needle up/down function. And using the needle-down function allows the needle to act as a third hand in holding the stitching position, such as when you want to stop and turn a corner or stitching a curve.
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 Singer 44S come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
|Brother SC3000||Singer 44S|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||1 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Monogramming Font||Yes, 2||No|
|Working Light||Yes 1 LED||Yes|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||12.1 lbs||17 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||Dial|
|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||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||–|
|Tension||–||Adjustable With Dial|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother SC3000 Video Review
Singer 44S 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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.