In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Singer 3333 and Singer 6180. 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.
Singer 3333 vs. Singer 6180: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Singer 3333 is a mechanical sewing machine, while the Singer 6180 is a computerized sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The decision has to be made on an individual level.
Singer 3333 vs. Singer 6180 : Built-in Stitches
There are 23 stitches on Singer 3333. On the other hand, the Singer 6180 has 80 built-in stitches. Singer 3333 comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), while Singer 6180 sewing machine has only 6 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Singer 3333 sewing machine weighs approximately 12.57 lbs, while the Singer 6180 comes with a weight of 13.8 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Neither Singer 3333 nor Singer 6180 sewing machine has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.
Speed Control Slider
Neither Singer 3333 nor Singer 6180 sewing machine 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
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.
This Singer 3333 sewing machine comes with a drop-in bobbin, which allows you to see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the window. While Singer 6180 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.
There is free arm on both the Singer 3333 and the Singer 6180. 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.
|Singer 3333||Singer 6180|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Electronic|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||6 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||No|
|Drop Feed||–||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate|
|Speed Control Slider||No||No|
|Weight||12.57 lbs||13.8 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||–||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||Dial||LCD Display and Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Adjustable Length||Yes|
|Included Feet||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot.||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||No|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Automatic (But adjustable with dial)|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 3333 Video Review
Singer 6180 Video Review
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. What type of maintenance do sewing machines need?
A. Today’s sewing machines usually require just a few basic steps to keep them in good working order. While the manual included with your machine will spell out the details, it’s important to regularly remove the throat plate and use a small, soft brush to remove thread, lint, and debris that might have become lodged inside the machine. Your machine may also require oiling to keep everything lubricated and running smoothly.
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 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. 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 serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
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.