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Singer 2277 vs. Singer M1500 Comparison

The Singer 2277 and the Singer M1500 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 the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.

Singer 2277 vs. Singer M1500: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

Both Singer 2277 and Singer M1500 are mechanical sewing machines. Although a mechanical sewing machine has fewer stitch options than a computerized one, they are easier to maintain and cost less.

Singer 2277 vs. Singer M1500 : Built-in Stitches

The Singer 2277 has 23 stitches. The Singer M1500 on the other hand comes with 6 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Singer 2277 comes with 1 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer M1500 sewing machine has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Singer 2277 weighs approximately 13.6 lbs, while the Singer M1500 comes with a weight of 10 lbs.

The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.

Start/Stop Button

Neither Singer 2277 sewing machine nor Singer M1500 has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.

Speed Control Slider

Neither Singer 2277 nor Singer M1500 has a speed control slider. With a speed control slider, the sewing speed will never go above your selected speed, no matter how hard you press on the pedal.

Automatic Needle Threader

To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Singer 2277 has one while the Singer M1500 doesn’t.

Programmable Needle Up/Down

With a programmable needle up/down function, the needle will stop down in the fabric, allowing you to raise the presser foot and adjust the fabric without the fabric moving out of position because the needle will hold the fabric in place. However, unfortunately, these two sewing machines come with this feature.

Free Arm

There is free arm on both the Singer 2277 and the Singer M1500. 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 2277 and Singer M1500 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.

Singer 2277 Singer M1500
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Mechanical Mechanical
Stitches 23 6
Buttonhole Styles 1 one-step 1 four-step
Start/Stop Button No No
Built-in Memory No No
Programmable Needle Up/Down No No
Monogramming Font No No
Drop Feed No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.
Free Arm Yes Yes
Working Light Yes Yes LED
Speed Control Slider No No
Weight 13.6 lbs 10 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No No
Automatic Needle Threader Yes No
Drop-in Bobbin No No
USB Connectivity No No
Stitch Selection Dial Dial
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Yes Preset
Included Feet All Purpose Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Zipper Foot. All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No No
Tension Automatic, but adjustable with dial Adjustable with dial
Knee Lifter No No
Warranty 25 Year Limited 25 Year Limited
Price Check Price on Amazon Check Price on Amazon

Singer 2277 Video Review

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The Verdict

While both of these sewing machines are made by great businesses, choosing between them is tough. But my general suggestion is to go with the machine that has the most built-in stitches at a reasonable price.

Q. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?

A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.

Q. Can a normal sewing machine sew canvas?

A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.

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. 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. 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. 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.