The Michley SS-700 and the Singer 2010 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 major differences between them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Michley SS-700 vs. Singer 2010: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Michley SS-700 is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Singer 2010 is a computerized sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
You should choose carefully based on your sewing skills and goal.
Michley SS-700 vs. Singer 2010 : Built-in Stitches
The Michley SS-700 has 12 stitches. The Singer 2010 on the other hand comes with 220 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Michley SS-700 sewing machine comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), Singer 2010 has only 9 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Michley SS-700 sewing machine weighs approximately 8 lbs, while the Singer 2010 sewing machine comes with a weight of 14 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
Speed Control Slider
Both Michley SS-700 and Singer 2010 sewing machine 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 Michley SS-700 sewing machine and the Singer 2010 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
|Michley SS-700||Singer 2010|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Computerized|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||9 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||–||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||–||Yes, 2 Built-in Alphabets|
|Speed Control Slider||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||8 lbs||14 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||–||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||Dial||LCD and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||–||Yes|
|Included Feet||–||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning & Embroidery Foot, Gathering Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Button Sewing Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||Yes|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Michley SS-700 Video Review
Singer 2010 Video Review
Both machines are neck and neck when it comes to performance. The stitch quality is very similar between the two machines. They are capable of handling heavy and delicate fabrics with ease. It is the stitch quality of these two machines that differentiates them from other machines in their segment. Based on the features listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. The final decision is yours.
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 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 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. Can i use 3 in 1 oil on my sewing machine
A. You shouldn’t use cooking oil or automotive oil in your machine, since doing so may clog the gears and damage any fabric used in the machine. Also, 3-in-1 oil is not suitable for sewing machines, according to Threads magazine.
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. 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.