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Janome 6500P vs. Singer 1512 Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Janome 6500P and Singer 1512. 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.

Janome 6500P vs. Singer 1512: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Janome 6500P is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer 1512 is a mechanical sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.

Choose wisely depends on your sewing goal and skill levels.

Janome 6500P vs. Singer 1512 : Built-in Stitches

The Janome 6500P has 135 stitches. The Singer 1512 on the other hand comes with 13 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Janome 6500P comes with 7 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer 1512 sewing machine has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Janome 6500P sewing machine weighs approximately 23.4 lbs, while the Singer 1512 sewing machine comes with a weight of 10.78 lbs.

When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.

Automatic Needle Threader

To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Janome 6500P has one while the Singer 1512 doesn’t.

Drop-in Bobbin

This Janome 6500P 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 1512 sewing machine doesn’t

Extra High Presser Foot Lifter

The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Janome 6500P and Singer 1512 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.

Janome 6500P Singer 1512
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Computerized Mechanical
Stitches 135 13
Buttonhole Styles 7 one-step 1 four-step
Start/Stop Button
Built-in Memory Yes
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes
Monogramming Font
Drop Feed Yes
Free Arm No Yes
Working Light Yes
Speed Control Slider Yes
Weight 23.4 lbs 10.78 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter Yes
Automatic Needle Threader Yes No
Drop-in Bobbin Yes No
USB Connectivity
Stitch Selection LCD and Push Button Dial
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes
Included Feet 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 All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button Yes
Tension Automatic Tension Tension is Adjustable
Knee Lifter Yes
Warranty
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Janome 6500P Video Review

Singer 1512 Video Review

The Verdict

While both of these sewing machines are made by great businesses, choosing between them is tough. But my general suggestion is to go with the machine that has the most built-in stitches at a reasonable price.

Q. How to use double needle on sewing machine

  • STEP 1: PREP YOUR EDGE.
  • STEP 2: PREP YOUR SEWING MACHINE.
  • STEP 3: TEST ON A SCRAP OF FABRIC.
  • STEP 4: SEW THE DOUBLE NEEDLE HEM.

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. 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. 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.

Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?

A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.

Q. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?

A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.