The Janome 8050 and the Singer 7258 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 8050 vs. Singer 7258: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Janome 8050 and Singer 7258 are both computerized sewing machines. Computerized sewing machines allow you to save new patterns and stitch types to the onboard memory. It is possible for users to create their own stitches, or even patterns, depending on the machine they work with.
Contrary to what you might think, digital machines might be some of the easiest ones to operate. They were actually created to make our lives easier. Or, rather, they were supposed to make it easier and faster to make clothes in factories.
Janome 8050 vs. Singer 7258 : Built-in Stitches
With Janome 8050, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 50 to be exact. The 50 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Singer 7258 sewing machine, it contains 100. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the Janome 8050.
The Janome 8050 sewing machine weighs approximately 18 lbs, while the Singer 7258 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.
Both the Janome 8050 and Singer 7258 sewing machine come with a start/stop button. A start/stop button is an important accessibility feature. If you’re unable, for whatever reason, to use the foot pedal, a start/stop button allows you to run your sewing machine anyway. It’s also invaluable for making perfect one-step automatic buttonholes.
Speed Control Slider
Both Janome 8050 sewing machine and Singer 7258 sewing machine have a speed control slider, which 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 8050 sewing machine and the Singer 7258 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
There is free arm on both the Janome 8050 and the Singer 7258. 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 8050 and Singer 7258 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome 8050||Singer 7258|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||3 one-step||7 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||Yes|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate|
|Working Light||–||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||18 lbs||15 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Button||LCD Display and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Satin Stitch Foot F, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot||All-Purpose Foot (on machine), Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning & Embroidery Foot, Gathering Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Quarter Inch Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||No|
|Tension||–||Automatic (But adjustable with dial)|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome 8050 Video Review
Singer 7258 Video Review
When you compare the performances, both machines are neck on neck. There isn’t a lot of difference in stitch quality. Both machines handle thick and delicate fabrics exceptionally well. In fact, the stitch quality is one factor that makes these two machines different from other machines in their segment. From the feature differences we have listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. We will leave this one to you.
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. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
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. 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. 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 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.