The Janome 7325 and the Singer 44S 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 major differences between the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.
Janome 7325 vs. Singer 44S: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Janome 7325 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer 44S 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 7325 vs. Singer 44S : Built-in Stitches
There are 25 stitches on Janome 7325. On the other hand, the Singer 44S has 23 built-in stitches. Janome 7325 sewing machine comes with 1 one-step buttonhole(s), while Singer 44S has only 1 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Janome 7325 weighs approximately 18.7 lbs, while the Singer 44S sewing machine comes with a weight of 17 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Neither Janome 7325 nor Singer 44S sewing machine has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.
Speed Control Slider
The Janome 7325 arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 44S 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 Janome 7325 and the Singer 44S sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Janome 7325, the Singer 44S 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 Janome 7325 and Singer 44S 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 Janome 7325 and the Singer 44S. 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 7325 and Singer 44S allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome 7325||Singer 44S|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 one-step||1 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||18.7 lbs||17 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Adjustable Blind Hem Foot G, Buttonhole Foot, Overedge Foot, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||–|
|Tension||Automatic Tension||Adjustable With Dial|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome 7325 Video Review
Singer 44S Video Review
Feature-wise, the Janome 7325 and the Singer 44S differ a lot. However, the common factor is the stitch quality. These two machines provide consistent stitches over a variety of fabrics. If you ask me to pick an affordable advanced sewing machine, I will pick any one of these two machines. Since they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion. The decision has to be made on your sewing skill and sewing level.
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. 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.
Q. What type of maintenance do sewing machines need?
A. Today’s sewing machines usually require just a few basic steps to keep them in good working order. While the manual included with your machine will spell out the details, it’s important to regularly remove the throat plate and use a small, soft brush to remove thread, lint, and debris that might have become lodged inside the machine. Your machine may also require oiling to keep everything lubricated and running smoothly.
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. 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.