The Janome 7330 and the Singer 4452 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 them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Janome 7330 vs. Singer 4452: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Janome 7330 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer 4452 is a mechanical sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The decision has to be made on an individual level.
Janome 7330 vs. Singer 4452 : Built-in Stitches
The Janome 7330 has 30 stitches. The Singer 4452 on the other hand comes with 32 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Janome 7330 comes with 6 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer 4452 has only 1 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Janome 7330 weighs approximately 18.2 lbs, while the Singer 4452 comes with a weight of 15 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Singer 4452 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Janome 7330 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 Janome 7330 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 4452 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 7330 sewing machine and the Singer 4452 come with this user-friendly feature.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Janome 7330, the Singer 4452 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 7330 and Singer 4452 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 7330 and the Singer 4452. 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 7330 and Singer 4452 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome 7330||Singer 4452|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||6 one-step||1 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||18.2 lbs||15 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zig-Zag Foot, Zipper Foot (screw on)||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot and bonus accessories (Even Feed / Walking Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Clearance Plate, Heavy Duty Needles – Size 16)|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||No|
|Tension||–||Automatic (can be adjusted with dial)|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome 7330 Video Review
Singer 4452 Video Review
The Janome 7330 and Singer 4452 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. 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. 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. 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. Do you need a special sewing machine for leather?
A. No, although a heavy-duty machine will make it easier. However, any good-quality home sewing machine can handle leather with a few special accessories. You will need a Teflon presser foot, a needle designed for sewing leather, and heavy-duty thread.
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. 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.