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Brother SE400 vs. EverSewn Sparrow 25 Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother SE400 and EverSewn Sparrow 25. 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 them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.

Brother SE400 vs. EverSewn Sparrow 25: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Brother SE400 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine, while the EverSewn Sparrow 25 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 SE400 vs. EverSewn Sparrow 25 : Built-in Stitches

The Brother SE400 sewing machine comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 67 to be exact. Within those 67 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the EverSewn Sparrow 25 sewing machine features 197 stitches. Similar to the Brother SE400, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.

Start/Stop Button

Both the Brother SE400 and EverSewn Sparrow 25 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 SE400 sewing machine and EverSewn Sparrow 25 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 SE400 sewing machine and the EverSewn Sparrow 25 sewing machine 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 SE400 and EverSewn Sparrow 25 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.

Free Arm

There is free arm on both the Brother SE400 and the EverSewn Sparrow 25. 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.

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 EverSewn Sparrow 25 does not have this feature. The Brother SE400, on the other hand, is equipped with an automatic thread cutter feature.

Brother SE400 EverSewn Sparrow 25
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Sewing and Embroidery Combo Computerized
Stitches 67 197
Buttonhole Styles 10 one-step 7 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes Yes
Built-in Memory Yes Yes
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes Yes
Monogramming Font Yes 5 Yes, 1
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes Yes
Working Light Yes 1 LED Yes
Speed Control Slider Yes Yes
Weight 13.66 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 No
Stitch Selection LCD Touch Display LCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Yes
Included Feet Buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Button Fitting foot, Embroidery foot Zigzag foot, Zipper foot, Buttonhole foot with slide, Overlock foot, Blindstitch foot, Embroidery foot, Button-sew-on foot,
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No Yes
Tension Adjustable With Dial Adjustable With Dial
Knee Lifter No No
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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The Verdict

The Brother SE400 and the EverSewn Sparrow 25 have a number of differences in terms of features. The stitch quality, however, is a common aspect. These two machines sew on a range of materials with reliable results. Any of these two machines would be my first choice if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation and the choice should be based on your sewing ability and experience.

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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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.