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Janome 7318 vs. Singer One Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Janome 7318 and Singer One. 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.

Janome 7318 vs. Singer One: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Janome 7318 is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Singer One is a computerized 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 7318 vs. Singer One : Built-in Stitches

The Janome 7318 has 18 stitches. The Singer One on the other hand comes with 24 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Janome 7318 comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), Singer One sewing machine has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).

Start/Stop Button

Neither Janome 7318 nor Singer One has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.

Speed Control Slider

Neither Janome 7318 sewing machine nor Singer One has a speed control slider. With a speed control slider, the sewing speed will never go above your selected speed, no matter how hard you press on the pedal.

Automatic Needle Threader

To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Singer One has one while the Janome 7318 doesn’t.

Drop-in Bobbin

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 Janome 7318 sewing machine and the Singer One sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.

Programmable Needle Up/Down

With a programmable needle up/down function, the needle will stop down in the fabric, allowing you to raise the presser foot and adjust the fabric without the fabric moving out of position because the needle will hold the fabric in place. However, unfortunately, these two sewing machines come with this feature.

Drop Feed

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 Janome 7318 and Singer One come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.

Free Arm

There is free arm on both the Janome 7318 and the Singer One. 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 Janome 7318 and Singer One allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.

Janome 7318 Singer One
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Mechanical Electronic
Stitches 18 24
Buttonhole Styles 1 four-step 2 one-step
Start/Stop Button No No
Built-in Memory No No
Programmable Needle Up/Down No No
Monogramming Font No No
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes Yes
Working Light Yes LED Yes 3 LEDs
Speed Control Slider No No
Weight 17.6 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No
Automatic Needle Threader No Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity No
Stitch Selection Dial LCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Yes
Included Feet Adjustable Blind Hem Foot G, Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot All-Purpose Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, one-step Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No No
Tension Adjustable With Dial
Knee Lifter No
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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Janome 7318 Video Review

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The Verdict

The Janome 7318 and the Singer One 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. 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. 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. 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 a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?

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

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 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.