The Janome DC2014 and the Michley SS-700 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.
Janome DC2014 vs. Michley SS-700: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Janome DC2014 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Michley SS-700 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 DC2014 vs. Michley SS-700 : Built-in Stitches
The Janome DC2014 has 50 stitches. The Michley SS-700 on the other hand comes with 12 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Janome DC2014 comes with 3 one-step buttonhole(s), Michley SS-700 has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).
The Janome DC2014 sewing machine weighs approximately 18.2 lbs, while the Michley SS-700 sewing machine comes with a weight of 8 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Speed Control Slider
Both Janome DC2014 and Michley SS-700 have a speed control slider, which allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
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 DC2014 and the Michley SS-700 come with this user-friendly feature.
|Janome DC2014||Michley SS-700|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||3 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||–|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||18.2 lbs||8 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||–|
|Stitch Selection||LED Display and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||–|
|Included Feet||1/4 Inch Seam Foot, Automatic Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Convertible Even Feed Foot, Even Feed Foot, Overedge Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zipper Foot.||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||–|
|Tension||Automatic (but can be adjusted with dial)||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome DC2014 Video Review
Michley SS-700 Video Review
These two machines perform equally well when you compare their performances. There is not much difference in stitch quality between these two machines. Thick and delicate fabrics are handled equally well by both machines. These two machines are notable for the stitch quality they offer, and it is what sets them apart from the competition. Our comparison of the features we listed above allows you to come to your own conclusion. Finally, it’s your decision.
Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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. 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. 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. 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. Are sewing machines dangerous?
A. Like any machine, a sewing machine can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when it comes to maintenance, and pay attention while sewing.