In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Singer 4423 and Toyota STF17. 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. Toyota STF17: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
Singer 4423 and Toyota STF17 are both mechanical sewing machines. The mechanical sewing machine has fewer stitch options than a computerized sewing machine, but it is easier to maintain and costs less.
Singer 4423 vs. Toyota STF17 : Built-in Stitches
There are 23 stitches on Singer 4423. On the other hand, the Toyota STF17 has 17 built-in stitches. Singer 4423 comes with 1 one-step buttonhole(s), while Toyota STF17 has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).
The Singer 4423 weighs approximately 14.5 lbs, while the Toyota STF17 comes with a weight of 18 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
Automatic Needle Threader
To assist the user, self-threading sewing machines have what is called an automatic needle threader. The Singer 4423 has one while the Toyota STF17 doesn’t.
This Singer 4423 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 Toyota STF17 sewing machine doesn’t
In contrast to Toyota STF17 sewing machine, Singer 4423 has a drop feed system. The drop feed lever will lower the feed dogs below the so they are no longer making contact with the material. This option is used for freehand machine quilting & freehand embroidery. This means you are in control of the stitch length and which direction you are going without actually turning the material.
There is free arm on both the Singer 4423 and the Toyota STF17. 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 4423||Toyota STF17|
|Sewing Machine Type||Mechanical||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||1 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||–|
|Speed Control Slider||No||–|
|Weight||14.5 lbs||18 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||No|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||No|
|Included Feet||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot||Zigzag (Standard) Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||–|
|Tension||Adjustable With Dial||Automatic Tension|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 4423 Video Review
Toyota STF17 Video Review
Both of these sewing machines come from fantastic companies, but they are particularly difficult to choose between. Based on their features, my overall recommendation would be to choose the machine that comes with more built-in stitches at an affordable price.
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 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.
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.
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 a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.
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.