The Brother XR9500PRW and the Singer SEQS-6000 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.
Brother XR9500PRW vs. Singer SEQS-6000: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Brother XR9500PRW is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer SEQS-6000 is a sewing and embroidery combo 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 XR9500PRW vs. Singer SEQS-6000 : Built-in Stitches
The Brother XR9500PRW has 100 stitches. The Singer SEQS-6000 on the other hand comes with 30 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Brother XR9500PRW comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer SEQS-6000 has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother XR9500PRW weighs approximately 9.92 lbs, while the Singer SEQS-6000 comes with a weight of 23 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
Both the Brother XR9500PRW sewing machine and Singer SEQS-6000 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 XR9500PRW and Singer SEQS-6000 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.
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 XR9500PRW sewing machine and the Singer SEQS-6000 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 XR9500PRW and Singer SEQS-6000 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
|Brother XR9500PRW||Singer SEQS-6000|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Sewing and Embroidery Combo|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||2 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||Yes 1||Yes, 5|
|Working Light||Yes LED||Yes, 6 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||9.92 lbs||23 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Button||Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||Yes|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||–|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother XR9500PRW Video Review
Singer SEQS-6000 Video Review
Feature-wise, the Brother XR9500PRW and the Singer SEQS-6000 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.