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Brother SE1800 vs. Singer SEQS-6000 Comparison

The Brother SE1800 and the Singer SEQS-6000 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 the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.

Brother SE1800 vs. Singer SEQS-6000: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The combo machines can do both sewing and embroidery. Actually, they are more often called ’embroidery machines’. Both Brother SE1800 and Singer SEQS-6000 are sewing and embroidery machines.

Go ahead and buy yourself a good regular sewing machine if you think you’ll never need embroidering.

If you want to do a lot of embroideries but somehow think you’ll need to do regular machine sewing, then a sewing and embroidery machine is right for you.

Brother SE1800 vs. Singer SEQS-6000 : Built-in Stitches

There are 184 stitches on Brother SE1800. On the other hand, the Singer SEQS-6000 has 30 built-in stitches. Brother SE1800 comes with 10 one-step buttonhole(s), while Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Brother SE1800 weighs approximately 22.05 lbs, while the Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine comes with a weight of 23 lbs.

When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.

Start/Stop Button

Both the Brother SE1800 and Singer SEQS-6000 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 sewing machine and Singer SEQS-6000 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.

Drop-in Bobbin

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 and the Singer SEQS-6000 come with this user-friendly feature.

Drop Feed

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 Singer SEQS-6000 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.

Automatic Thread Cutter

If you hate cutting your threads after a sewing process, then a sewing machine that comes with an automatic thread cutter can be a lifesaver. Know that the Singer SEQS-6000 does not have this feature. The Brother SE1800, on the other hand, is equipped with an automatic thread cutter feature.

Brother SE1800 Singer SEQS-6000
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Sewing and Embroidery Combo Sewing and Embroidery Combo
Stitches 184 30
Buttonhole Styles 10 one-step 2 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes Yes
Built-in Memory Yes
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes Yes
Monogramming Font Yes, 6 Embroidery Fonts Yes, 5
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes
Working Light Yes, 2 LEDs Yes, 6 LEDs
Speed Control Slider Yes Yes
Weight 22.05 lbs 23 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes No
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity Yes, USB Port Yes
Stitch Selection LCD Touch Screen 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
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button Yes
Tension Adjustable
Knee Lifter Yes
Warranty 25 Year Limited 25 Year Limited
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The Verdict

Both of these sewing machines come from fantastic companies, but they are particularly difficult to choose between. Based on their features, my overall recommendation would be to choose the machine that comes with more built-in stitches at an affordable price.

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. 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 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.

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 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. 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.