The EverSewn Sparrow 25 and the Janome 6500P 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.
EverSewn Sparrow 25 vs. Janome 6500P: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome 6500P are both computerized sewing machines. Computerized sewing machines allow you to save new patterns and stitch types to the onboard memory. It is possible for users to create their own stitches, or even patterns, depending on the machine they work with.
In contrast to what you might think, digital machines may be the easiest to use. Rather than complicating our lives, they actually make them easier. In other words, they were supposed to simplify and speed up the process of making clothing.
EverSewn Sparrow 25 vs. Janome 6500P : Built-in Stitches
The EverSewn Sparrow 25 has 197 stitches. The Janome 6500P on the other hand comes with 135 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where EverSewn Sparrow 25 comes with 7 one-step buttonhole(s), Janome 6500P sewing machine has only 7 one-step buttonhole(s).
Speed Control Slider
Both EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome 6500P 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 EverSewn Sparrow 25 sewing machine and the Janome 6500P sewing machine 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 EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome 6500P come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
The free arm feature allows users to remove parts of the arm to sew cylindrical items to efficiently work on curved/tubular pieces such as necklines, collars, sleeve cuffs, and pant leg hems. There is a free arm on the EverSewn Sparrow 25 sewing machine, while the Janome 6500P doesn’t have this feature, which is a drawback of this sewing machine.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome 6500P allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|EverSewn Sparrow 25||Janome 6500P|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||7 one-step||7 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||Yes, 1||–|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||Yes|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Button||LCD and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Zigzag foot, Zipper foot, Buttonhole foot with slide, Overlock foot, Blindstitch foot, Embroidery foot, Button-sew-on foot,||1/4 Inch Seam Foot, 3-way Cording Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Open Toe Darning Foot Low Shank, Open Toe Satin Stitch Foot, Overedge Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||Yes|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Automatic Tension|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
EverSewn Sparrow 25 Video Review
Janome 6500P Video Review
The EverSewn Sparrow 25 and the Janome 6500P have a number of differences in terms of features. The stitch quality, however, is a common aspect. These two machines sew on a range of materials with reliable results. Any of these two machines would be my first choice if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation and the choice should be based on your sewing ability and experience.
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.
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. Can I interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size?
A. Metal bobbins and plastic bobbins of the same size can NOT be swapped. Machines are set for a very precise tension setting. If they are set for a lighter plastic bobbin, the tension will change if a heavier metal bobbin is used.
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. 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.