In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Brother XR9550PRW and Singer 2010. 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 XR9550PRW vs. Singer 2010: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Brother XR9550PRW and Singer 2010 are both computerized sewing machines. If you buy a computerized sewing machine, you might also be able to save a few new patterns or even stitches to the onboard memory. Users may even be able to add new stitches, or even project patterns, depending on the machine they’re working on.
Contrary to what you might think, digital machines might be some of the easiest ones to operate. They were actually created to make our lives easier. Or, rather, they were supposed to make it easier and faster to make clothes in factories.
Brother XR9550PRW vs. Singer 2010 : Built-in Stitches
There are 110 stitches on Brother XR9550PRW. On the other hand, the Singer 2010 has 220 built-in stitches. Brother XR9550PRW comes with 8 one-step buttonhole(s), while Singer 2010 sewing machine has only 9 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Brother XR9550PRW weighs approximately 10.14 lbs, while the Singer 2010 comes with a weight of 14 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Both the Brother XR9550PRW and Singer 2010 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 XR9550PRW and Singer 2010 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 XR9550PRW and the Singer 2010 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 XR9550PRW and Singer 2010 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
There is free arm on both the Brother XR9550PRW and the Singer 2010. 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 XR9550PRW||Singer 2010|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||8 one-step||9 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||Yes||Yes, 2 Built-in Alphabets|
|Working Light||Yes 1 LED||Yes|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||10.14 lbs||14 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Buttons||LCD and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Zigzag foot, buttonhole foot, zipper foot, button sewing foot, overcasting foot, blind stitch foot, monogramming foot and quilting feet.||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning & Embroidery Foot, Gathering Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Button Sewing Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||Yes|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Automatic Tension|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Brother XR9550PRW Video Review
Singer 2010 Video Review
These two sewing machines, both made by excellent businesses, are tough to pick between. After comparing their features, my general suggestion is to go with the machine that has more built-in stitches at a lower price.
Q. Are sewing machines dangerous?
A. Like any machine, a sewing machine can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when it comes to maintenance, and pay attention while sewing.
Q. What should I know about manual vs. electric sewing machines?
A. Manual sewing machines were the mainstay of the crafting world, but in more recent years electric (also known as computerized) machines have been increasing in popularity for their easy operation and advanced functions, such as embroidery.
If you’re looking for a simple sewing experience without frills, a mechanical machine gives you straightforward functionality.
Without electronic components, some feel that these machines prove more reliable in the long term.
However, computerized machines may shorten the learning curve for some new sewers, since choosing stitches and settings only requires the push of a button.
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. 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.
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. 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.