In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Singer 4411 and Singer 4452. 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 the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.
Singer 4411 vs. Singer 4452: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Both Singer 4411 and Singer 4452 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 4411 vs. Singer 4452 : Built-in Stitches
With Singer 4411 sewing machine, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 11 to be exact. The 11 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Singer 4452 sewing machine, it contains 32. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the Singer 4411.
The Singer 4411 sewing machine weighs approximately 14.5 lbs, while the Singer 4452 sewing machine comes with a weight of 15 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Neither Singer 4411 sewing machine nor Singer 4452 sewing machine has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.
Speed Control Slider
Neither Singer 4411 nor Singer 4452 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
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Singer 4452 has one while the Singer 4411 doesn’t.
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 Singer 4411 sewing machine and the Singer 4452 come with this user-friendly feature.
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.
The most common type of feeding mechanism in a home sewing machine (and some industrial machines) is the drop feed, also known as the regular feed system. Both Singer 4411 and Singer 4452 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
There is free arm on both the Singer 4411 and the Singer 4452. 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 4411 and Singer 4452 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Singer 4411||Singer 4452|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||1 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||No|
|Speed Control Slider||No||No|
|Weight||14.5 lbs||15 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||No||Yes|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot and bonus accessories (Even Feed / Walking Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Clearance Plate, Heavy Duty Needles – Size 16)|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||No|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Automatic (can be adjusted with dial)|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 4411 Video Review
Singer 4452 Video Review
Feature-wise, the Singer 4411 and the Singer 4452 differ a lot. However, the common factor is the stitch quality. These two machines provide consistent stitches over a variety of fabrics. If you ask me to pick an affordable advanced sewing machine, I will pick any one of these two machines. Since they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion. The decision has to be made on your sewing skill and sewing level.
Q. Why adjust tension on sewing machine
A. Sewing machine tension adjustment is controlled by devices that separately control the needle thread and the bobbin thread, putting varying amounts of tension (or strength) on the threads they control to form a strong, balanced stitch.
Q. Can I interchange metal and plastic bobbins if they are the same size?
A. Metal bobbins and plastic bobbins of the same size can NOT be swapped. Machines are set for a very precise tension setting. If they are set for a lighter plastic bobbin, the tension will change if a heavier metal bobbin is used.
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 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 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. Are sewing machines dangerous?
A. Like any machine, a sewing machine can be dangerous if not used correctly. Always follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer when it comes to maintenance, and pay attention while sewing.