The Singer 5625 and the Singer M1500 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 them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Singer 5625 vs. Singer M1500: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Singer 5625 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer M1500 is a mechanical 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 5625 vs. Singer M1500 : Built-in Stitches
The Singer 5625 has 227 stitches. The Singer M1500 on the other hand comes with 6 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Singer 5625 sewing machine comes with 6 one-step buttonhole(s), Singer M1500 sewing machine has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).
Neither Singer 5625 sewing machine nor Singer M1500 has a start/stop button. This might not be convenient for a novice to sew effectively.
Speed Control Slider
Neither Singer 5625 sewing machine nor Singer M1500 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 5625 has one while the Singer M1500 doesn’t.
This Singer 5625 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 M1500 doesn’t
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Singer 5625, the Singer M1500 isn’t equipped with a programmable needle up/down function. And using the needle-down function allows the needle to act as a third hand in holding the stitching position, such as when you want to stop and turn a corner or stitching a curve.
There is free arm on both the Singer 5625 and the Singer M1500. 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 5625 and Singer M1500 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Singer 5625||Singer M1500|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||6 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Drop Feed||Yes||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.|
|Working Light||Yes 3 LEDs||Yes LED|
|Speed Control Slider||No||No|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||No|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Preset|
|Included Feet||General Purpose Foot (on machine), Satin Foot, Circular Sewing Foot, Zipper Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||No|
|Tension||Automatic Tension||Adjustable with dial|
|Warranty||–||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 5625 Video Review
Singer M1500 Video Review
Both machines are neck and neck when it comes to performance. The stitch quality is very similar between the two machines. They are capable of handling heavy and delicate fabrics with ease. It is the stitch quality of these two machines that differentiates them from other machines in their segment. Based on the features listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. The final decision is yours.
Q. Can i use serger thread in my sewing machine
A. Do not use serger thread in your sewing machine. These spools of thread are tempting to buy because they’re inexpensive, but they have a very rough texture on the thread. So if you put it in your regular sewing machine, it’s going to break and jam and you’ll be really frustrated.
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. 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. 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. 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.