In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Singer 4411 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 major differences between the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.
Singer 4411 vs. Singer 6180: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Singer 4411 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 4411 vs. Singer 6180 : 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 6180 sewing machine, it contains 80. 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 6180 sewing machine 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 4411 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 4411 sewing machine 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
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Singer 6180 has one while the Singer 4411 doesn’t.
This Singer 4411 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 4411 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.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Singer 4411 and Singer 6180 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Singer 4411||Singer 6180|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Electronic|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||6 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate|
|Speed Control Slider||No||No|
|Weight||14.5 lbs||13.8 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||No||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||Dial||LCD Display and Push Button|
|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.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||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 4411 Video Review
Singer 6180 Video Review
The Singer 4411 and Singer 6180 differ significantly in terms of features. The stitch quality is, nevertheless, a recurring factor. These two machines can sew a wide range of textiles with reliable results. I’d choose any of these two machines if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation because they have such disparate features. You must base your selection on your stitching ability and experience.
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. Does the machine work well with stretchy materials?
A. The machine works perfectly with all types of fabrics. As long as the user can work with the material, there should be no problem.
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 a normal sewing machine sew canvas?
A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.
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 to use double needle on sewing machine
- STEP 1: PREP YOUR EDGE.
- STEP 2: PREP YOUR SEWING MACHINE.
- STEP 3: TEST ON A SCRAP OF FABRIC.
- STEP 4: SEW THE DOUBLE NEEDLE HEM.