The Singer 4411 and the Singer MX60 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 4411 vs. Singer MX60: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Both Singer 4411 and Singer MX60 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 MX60 : Built-in Stitches
There are 11 stitches on Singer 4411. On the other hand, the Singer MX60 has 6 built-in stitches. Singer 4411 sewing machine comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), while Singer MX60 sewing machine has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).
The Singer 4411 sewing machine weighs approximately 14.5 lbs, while the Singer MX60 sewing machine comes with a weight of 12.4 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
Neither Singer 4411 nor Singer MX60 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 MX60 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.
This Singer 4411 sewing machine 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 MX60 sewing machine 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 MX60. 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 MX60 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Singer 4411||Singer MX60|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 four-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.|
|Working Light||Yes||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||No||No|
|Weight||14.5 lbs||12.4 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||No||No|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Preset|
|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||Adjustable with dial|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 4411 Video Review
Singer MX60 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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.