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Brother SE400 vs. Singer 5625 Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother SE400 and Singer 5625. 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.

Brother SE400 vs. Singer 5625: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Brother SE400 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 SE400 vs. Singer 5625 : Built-in Stitches

There are 67 stitches on Brother SE400. On the other hand, the Singer 5625 has 227 built-in stitches. Brother SE400 comes with 10 one-step buttonhole(s), while Singer 5625 has only 6 one-step buttonhole(s).

Start/Stop Button

The Singer 5625 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Brother SE400 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 SE400 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 5625 sewing machine 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.

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 and the Singer 5625 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 Singer 5625 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 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 SE400 Singer 5625
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Sewing and Embroidery Combo Electronic
Stitches 67 227
Buttonhole Styles 10 one-step 6 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes No
Built-in Memory Yes Yes
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes Yes
Monogramming Font Yes 5 Yes
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes Yes
Working Light Yes 1 LED Yes 3 LEDs
Speed Control Slider Yes No
Weight 13.66 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity Yes
Stitch Selection LCD Touch Display LCD 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 General Purpose Foot (on machine), Satin Foot, Circular Sewing Foot, Zipper Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No
Tension Adjustable With Dial Automatic Tension
Knee Lifter No
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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Brother SE400 Video Review

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The Verdict

Feature-wise, the Brother SE400 and the Singer 5625 differ a lot. However, the common factor is the stitch quality. These two machines provide consistent stitches over a variety of fabrics. If you ask me to pick an affordable advanced sewing machine, I will pick any one of these two machines. Since they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion. The decision has to be made on your sewing skill and sewing level.

Q. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?

A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.

Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?

A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.

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. 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. 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. 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.