The Brother SE1800 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 major differences between them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Brother SE1800 vs. Janome 8050: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother SE1800 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine, while the Janome 8050 is a computerized sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The decision has to be made on an individual level.
Brother SE1800 vs. Janome 8050 : Built-in Stitches
With Brother SE1800 sewing machine, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 184 to be exact. The 184 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Janome 8050, it contains 50. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the Brother SE1800.
The Brother SE1800 sewing machine weighs approximately 22.05 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 SE1800 sewing machine and Janome 8050 sewing machine 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 SE1800 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 SE1800 sewing machine and the Janome 8050 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 SE1800 and Janome 8050 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 SE1800 and the Janome 8050. 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 SE1800||Janome 8050|
|Sewing Machine Type||Sewing and Embroidery Combo||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||10 one-step||3 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||Yes, 6 Embroidery Fonts||No|
|Working Light||Yes, 2 LEDs||–|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||22.05 lbs||18 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||Yes||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, USB Port||–|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Touch Screen||LCD Display and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monograming Foot, Zipper Foot, Zigzag Foot, Button Fitting Foot, Stitch Guide Foot, Adjustable Zipper Foot/Piping Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Open Toe Foot, Embroidery Foot, Blind Stitch 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 SE1800 Video Review
Janome 8050 Video Review
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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.