In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Singer 1512 and Singer 7256. 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.
Singer 1512 vs. Singer 7256: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Singer 1512 is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Singer 7256 is a computerized sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The sewing machine you choose should be tailored to your skill level and goals.
Singer 1512 vs. Singer 7256 : Built-in Stitches
There are 13 stitches on Singer 1512. On the other hand, the Singer 7256 has 70 built-in stitches. Singer 1512 sewing machine comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), while Singer 7256 has only 6 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Singer 1512 weighs approximately 10.78 lbs, while the Singer 7256 sewing machine comes with a weight of 14.5 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
Automatic Needle Threader
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Singer 7256 has one while the Singer 1512 doesn’t.
There is free arm on both the Singer 1512 and the Singer 7256. 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 Singer 1512 and Singer 7256 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Singer 1512||Singer 7256|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Electronic|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||6 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||–||No|
|Working Light||Yes||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||–||No|
|Weight||10.78 lbs||14.5 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||No||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||Dial||LCD Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||–||Yes|
|Included Feet||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||–|
|Tension||Tension is Adjustable||–|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 1512 Video Review
Singer 7256 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. Do you need a special sewing machine for leather?
A. No, although a heavy-duty machine will make it easier. However, any good-quality home sewing machine can handle leather with a few special accessories. You will need a Teflon presser foot, a needle designed for sewing leather, and heavy-duty thread.
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. 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. 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. 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.