In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the EverSewn Hero 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.
EverSewn Hero vs. Singer 1234: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The EverSewn Hero is a sewing and embroidery combo 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.
The sewing machine you choose should be tailored to your skill level and goals.
EverSewn Hero vs. Singer 1234 : Built-in Stitches
The EverSewn Hero comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 400+ to be exact. Within those 400+ stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Singer 1234 features 6 stitches. Similar to the EverSewn Hero, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.
The EverSewn Hero sewing machine weighs approximately 25 lbs, while the Singer 1234 sewing machine 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 EverSewn Hero 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.
Automatic Needle Threader
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The EverSewn Hero has one while the Singer 1234 doesn’t.
This EverSewn Hero 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 EverSewn Hero, 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 EverSewn Hero 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.
|EverSewn Hero||Singer 1234|
|Sewing Machine Type||Sewing and Embroidery Combo||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||10 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.|
|Speed Control Slider||–||No|
|Weight||25 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|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, USB Port||No|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||No|
|Included Feet||All purpose foot, Zipper foot, Buttonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Blind hem foot, Satin stitch foot, Button sewing foot, Simple embroidery foot.||General Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||No|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Adjustable by dial|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
EverSewn Hero Video Review
Singer 1234 Video Review
Both machines are neck and neck when it comes to performance. The stitch quality is very similar between the two machines. They are capable of handling heavy and delicate fabrics with ease. It is the stitch quality of these two machines that differentiates them from other machines in their segment. Based on the features listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. The final decision is yours.
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. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?
A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.
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. 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 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.