In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome HD3000. 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.
EverSewn Sparrow 25 vs. Janome HD3000: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The EverSewn Sparrow 25 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Janome HD3000 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 Sparrow 25 vs. Janome HD3000 : Built-in Stitches
With EverSewn Sparrow 25 sewing machine, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 197 to be exact. The 197 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Janome HD3000, it contains 18. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the EverSewn Sparrow 25.
The Janome HD3000 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the EverSewn Sparrow 25 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 EverSewn Sparrow 25 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Janome HD3000 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
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 HD3000 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the EverSewn Sparrow 25, the Janome HD3000 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.
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 HD3000 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 EverSewn Sparrow 25 and the Janome HD3000. 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.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome HD3000 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|EverSewn Sparrow 25||Janome HD3000|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||7 one-step||1 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Monogramming Font||Yes, 1||No|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Button||Dial|
|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,||Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Overedge Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot E|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||No|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Adjustable With Dial|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
EverSewn Sparrow 25 Video Review
Janome HD3000 Video Review
The EverSewn Sparrow 25 and Janome HD3000 differ significantly in terms of features. The stitch quality is, nevertheless, a recurring factor. These two machines can sew a wide range of textiles with reliable results. I’d choose any of these two machines if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation because they have such disparate features. You must base your selection on your stitching ability and experience.
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. 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 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. 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 i use clipper oil on my sewing machine
A. Yes, you can as some people do recommend it as an alternative to sewing machine oil.
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.