In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Juki HZL-F300 and Singer 7363. 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.
Juki HZL-F300 vs. Singer 7363: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Juki HZL-F300 and Singer 7363 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.
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.
Juki HZL-F300 vs. Singer 7363 : Built-in Stitches
The Juki HZL-F300 has 106 stitches. The Singer 7363 on the other hand comes with 30 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine comes with 16 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer 7363 has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine weighs approximately 21.6 lbs, while the Singer 7363 sewing machine comes with a weight of 17 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Singer 7363 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine does. A huge number of sewists don’t realize that using the start/stop button effectively can make sewing a whole lot easier. It is very useful for decorative stitches for example, as well as with free-motion quilting.
Speed Control Slider
The Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 7363 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 Juki HZL-F300 sewing machine and the Singer 7363 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Juki HZL-F300, the Singer 7363 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 Juki HZL-F300 and the Singer 7363. 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 Juki HZL-F300 and Singer 7363 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
Automatic Thread Cutter
If you hate cutting your threads after a sewing process, then a sewing machine that comes with an automatic thread cutter can be a lifesaver. Know that the Singer 7363 does not have this feature. The Juki HZL-F300, on the other hand, is equipped with an automatic thread cutter feature.
|Juki HZL-F300||Singer 7363|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Electronic|
|Buttonhole Styles||16 one-step||2 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Monogramming Font||Yes, 3||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate|
|Working Light||Yes LED||Yes, 2 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||No|
|Weight||21.6 lbs||17 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||Yes||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Button||Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||Standard Presser Foot, Overcasting Presser Foot, Blind Stitch Presser Foot, Buttonhole Presser Foot, Manual Buttonhole Presser Foot, Zipper Presser Foot.||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||–|
|Tension||Automatic, But Adjustable||Automatic (But adjustable with dial)|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Juki HZL-F300 Video Review
Singer 7363 Video Review
These two sewing machines, both made by excellent businesses, are tough to pick between. After comparing their features, my general suggestion is to go with the machine that has more built-in stitches at a lower price.
Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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. How much electricity does a sewing machine use
A. A typical home sewing machine may be in the 100-watt range. One estimate for portable sewing machines says that you are paying about 0.013 cents per hour every time. For the day you may be spending about 10 cents.
Q. Why use a bobbin on a sewing machine
A. In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.
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. 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.