The Brother SE1900 and the Singer 5625 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 SE1900 vs. Singer 5625: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother SE1900 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine, while the Singer 5625 is a computerized 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 SE1900 vs. Singer 5625 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother SE1900 has 240 stitches. The Singer 5625 on the other hand comes with 227 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother SE1900 sewing machine comes with 10 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer 5625 has only 6 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Singer 5625 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Brother SE1900 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 SE1900 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 5625 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 SE1900 sewing machine and the Singer 5625 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 SE1900 and Singer 5625 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 SE1900 and the Singer 5625. 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 SE1900||Singer 5625|
|Sewing Machine Type||Sewing and Embroidery Combo||Electronic|
|Buttonhole Styles||10 one-step||6 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||Yes, 11 Embroidery Fonts||Yes|
|Working Light||Yes, LED||Yes 3 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||Yes||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, USB Port||–|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Color Touch Screen||LCD and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole Foot, Overcasting Foot, Monogramming Foot, Zipper Foot, Zigzag Foot, Stitch Guide Foot, Adjustable Zipper/Piping Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Open Toe Foot, Embroidery Foot, Blindstich Foot||General Purpose Foot (on machine), Satin Foot, Circular Sewing Foot, Zipper Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||–|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother SE1900 Video Review
Singer 5625 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.