In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Singer 4423 and Singer 44S. 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 4423 vs. Singer 44S: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Both Singer 4423 and Singer 44S 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 4423 vs. Singer 44S : Built-in Stitches
There are 23 stitches on Singer 4423. On the other hand, the Singer 44S has 23 built-in stitches. Singer 4423 comes with 1 one-step buttonhole(s), while Singer 44S has only 1 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Singer 4423 sewing machine weighs approximately 14.5 lbs, while the Singer 44S sewing machine comes with a weight of 17 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 4423 nor Singer 44S has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.
Speed Control Slider
Neither Singer 4423 sewing machine nor Singer 44S 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.
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 4423 and the Singer 44S 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 4423 and Singer 44S 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 4423 and the Singer 44S. 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 4423 and Singer 44S allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Singer 4423||Singer 44S|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 one-step||1 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||No|
|Speed Control Slider||No||No|
|Weight||14.5 lbs||17 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||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 4423 Video Review
Singer 44S Video Review
These two sewing machines, both made by excellent businesses, are tough to pick between. After comparing their features, my general suggestion is to go with the machine that has more built-in stitches at a lower price.
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. 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 normal sewing machine sew canvas?
A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.
Q. What are features to look for in a sewing machine?
A. The best features will depend on the type of sewing you plan to do. For a beginner, some features to look for include built-in stitch types, an automatic needle threader, a top drop-in bobbin, and a set of standard presser feet.
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. 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.