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Janome 8077 vs. Singer SE300 Comparison

In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Janome 8077 and Singer SE300. 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 8077 vs. Singer SE300: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Janome 8077 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer SE300 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.

The sewing machine you choose should be tailored to your skill level and goals.

Janome 8077 vs. Singer SE300 : Built-in Stitches

The Janome 8077 sewing machine comes with an attractive amount of built-in stitches, 30 to be exact. Within those 30 stitches you can find standard stitches, decorative stitches and easy-to-use buttonhole stitches. While the Singer SE300 sewing machine features 250 stitches. Similar to the Janome 8077, these stitches include standard and decorative stitches.

Weight

The Janome 8077 sewing machine weighs approximately 18.2 lbs, while the Singer SE300 sewing machine comes with a weight of 18.6 lbs.

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

Start/Stop Button

Both the Janome 8077 sewing machine and Singer SE300 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

The Janome 8077 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer SE300 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.

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 8077 sewing machine and the Singer SE300 come with this user-friendly 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 8077 and Singer SE300 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.

Extra High Presser Foot Lifter

The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Janome 8077 and Singer SE300 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.

Janome 8077 Singer SE300
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Combo
Stitches 30 250
Buttonhole Styles 6 one-step 14 one-step
Start/Stop Button Yes Yes
Built-in Memory No
Programmable Needle Up/Down Yes Yes
Monogramming Font No
Drop Feed Yes Yes
Free Arm Yes
Working Light Yes LED Yes, 3 LEDs
Speed Control Slider Yes No
Weight 18.2 lbs 18.6 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No Yes
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity No Yes
Stitch Selection LCD and Push Button Touch Screen
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Yes
Included Feet Satin Stitch Foot F, Sliding Buttonhole Foot, Zig-Zag Foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button Yes Yes
Tension Adjustable With Dial
Knee Lifter No
Warranty
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Janome 8077 Video Review

Singer SE300 Video Review

The Verdict

Both of these sewing machines come from fantastic companies, but they are particularly difficult to choose between. Based on their features, my overall recommendation would be to choose the machine that comes with more built-in stitches at an affordable 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 interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size?

A. Metal bobbins and plastic bobbins of the same size can NOT be swapped. Machines are set for a very precise tension setting. If they are set for a lighter plastic bobbin, the tension will change if a heavier metal bobbin is used.

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. 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 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. 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.