In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Janome DC3050 and Singer One. 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 DC3050 vs. Singer One: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Janome DC3050 and Singer One 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.
In contrast to what you might think, digital machines may be the easiest to use. Rather than complicating our lives, they actually make them easier. In other words, they were supposed to simplify and speed up the process of making clothing.
Janome DC3050 vs. Singer One : Built-in Stitches
The Janome DC3050 has 50 stitches. The Singer One on the other hand comes with 24 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Janome DC3050 sewing machine comes with 3 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer One has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).
Neither Janome DC3050 nor Singer One has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.
Speed Control Slider
The Janome DC3050 arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer One 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 DC3050 and the Singer One come with this user-friendly feature.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Janome DC3050, the Singer One 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 DC3050 and Singer One 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 DC3050 and the Singer One. 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 DC3050 and Singer One allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Janome DC3050||Singer One|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Electronic|
|Buttonhole Styles||3 one-step||2 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Working Light||Yes||Yes 3 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||LCD and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot F, Zig-Zag Foot||All-Purpose Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, one-step Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes||No|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Janome DC3050 Video Review
Singer One Video Review
The Janome DC3050 and the Singer One have a number of differences in terms of features. The stitch quality, however, is a common aspect. These two machines sew on a range of materials with reliable results. Any of these two machines would be my first choice if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation and the choice should be based on your sewing ability and experience.
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. 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. 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. What should I know about manual vs. electric sewing machines?
A. Manual sewing machines were the mainstay of the crafting world, but in more recent years electric (also known as computerized) machines have been increasing in popularity for their easy operation and advanced functions, such as embroidery.
If you’re looking for a simple sewing experience without frills, a mechanical machine gives you straightforward functionality.
Without electronic components, some feel that these machines prove more reliable in the long term.
However, computerized machines may shorten the learning curve for some new sewers, since choosing stitches and settings only requires the push of a button.
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.
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.