In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother SE400 and Singer 7363. 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 the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.
Brother SE400 vs. Singer 7363: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother SE400 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine, while the Singer 7363 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 7363 : Built-in Stitches
There are 67 stitches on Brother SE400. On the other hand, the Singer 7363 has 30 built-in stitches. Brother SE400 comes with 10 one-step buttonhole(s), while Singer 7363 has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother SE400 weighs approximately 13.66 lbs, while the Singer 7363 sewing machine comes with a weight of 17 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
The Singer 7363 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Brother SE400 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 arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 7363 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 SE400 sewing machine and the Singer 7363 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Brother SE400, the Singer 7363 isn’t equipped with a programmable needle up/down function. And using the needle-down function allows the needle to act as a third hand in holding the stitching position, such as when you want to stop and turn a corner or stitching a curve.
There is free arm on both the Brother SE400 and the Singer 7363. 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 Singer 7363 does not have this feature. The Brother SE400, on the other hand, is equipped with an automatic thread cutter feature.
|Brother SE400||Singer 7363|
|Sewing Machine Type||Sewing and Embroidery Combo||Electronic|
|Buttonhole Styles||10 one-step||2 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Monogramming Font||Yes 5||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate|
|Working Light||Yes 1 LED||Yes, 2 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||13.66 lbs||17 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||Yes||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Touch Display||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||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||–|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Automatic (But adjustable with dial)|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother SE400 Video Review
Singer 7363 Video Review
Feature-wise, the Brother SE400 and the Singer 7363 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. 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. 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. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?
A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.
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. 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 use a walking foot on a sewing machine
A. A walking foot helps move knit fabrics evenly so they don’t stretch out of shape. The walking foot eliminates the need for excessive pinning when working with slippery fabrics. That is especially useful because most of those slippery fabrics, such as satin, are easily damaged by pins.