In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother SQ9050 and Singer 1234. 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 SQ9050 vs. Singer 1234: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother SQ9050 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer 1234 is a mechanical 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 SQ9050 vs. Singer 1234 : Built-in Stitches
There are 100 stitches on Brother SQ9050. On the other hand, the Singer 1234 has 6 built-in stitches. Brother SQ9050 sewing machine comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), while Singer 1234 has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother SQ9050 weighs approximately 9.9 lbs, while the Singer 1234 comes with a weight of 11.4 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Singer 1234 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Brother SQ9050 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 SQ9050 arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 1234 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
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Brother SQ9050 has one while the Singer 1234 doesn’t.
This Brother SQ9050 sewing machine sewing machine comes with a drop-in bobbin, which allows you to see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. While Singer 1234 doesn’t
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Brother SQ9050, the Singer 1234 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 SQ9050 and the Singer 1234. 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 SQ9050||Singer 1234|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Monogramming Font||Yes, 1||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.|
|Working Light||Yes, LED||Yes|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||9.9 lbs||11.4 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||No|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||No|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Zipper foot, Monogramming foot, Blind stitch foot, Zigzag foot, Walking foot, Quilting foot, 1/4″ Quilting foot, Quilting guide||General Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||No|
|Tension||–||Adjustable by dial|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother SQ9050 Video Review
Singer 1234 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. 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. 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. 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. Why use a bobbin on a sewing machine
A. In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.
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.