In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Janome DC2014 and Singer 8763. 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.
Janome DC2014 vs. Singer 8763: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Janome DC2014 and Singer 8763 are both computerized sewing machines. If you buy a computerized sewing machine, you might also be able to save a few new patterns or even stitches to the onboard memory. Users may even be able to add new stitches, or even project patterns, depending on the machine they’re working on.
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 DC2014 vs. Singer 8763 : Built-in Stitches
The Janome DC2014 has 50 stitches. The Singer 8763 on the other hand comes with 30 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Janome DC2014 sewing machine comes with 3 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer 8763 has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Janome DC2014 weighs approximately 18.2 lbs, while the Singer 8763 sewing machine comes with a weight of 17 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
Neither Janome DC2014 nor Singer 8763 sewing machine has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.
Speed Control Slider
The Janome DC2014 arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 8763 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 DC2014 sewing machine and the Singer 8763 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Janome DC2014, the Singer 8763 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.
There is free arm on both the Janome DC2014 and the Singer 8763. 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 DC2014 and Singer 8763 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome DC2014||Singer 8763|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Electronic|
|Buttonhole Styles||3 one-step||2 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate|
|Working Light||Yes||Yes, 3 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||18.2 lbs||17 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||LED Display and Push Button||Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||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.||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch foot.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||–|
|Tension||Automatic (but can be adjusted with dial)||Automatic (But adjustable with dial)|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome DC2014 Video Review
Singer 8763 Video Review
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 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 a normal sewing machine sew canvas?
A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.
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 a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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.