The Singer 5625 and the Toyota FSR21 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. Toyota FSR21: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Singer 5625 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Toyota FSR21 is a mechanical sewing machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
The sewing machine you choose should be tailored to your skill level and goals.
Singer 5625 vs. Toyota FSR21 : Built-in Stitches
The Singer 5625 has 227 stitches. The Toyota FSR21 on the other hand comes with 21 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Singer 5625 comes with 6 one-step buttonhole(s), Toyota FSR21 has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).
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 Toyota FSR21 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 Toyota FSR21 doesn’t
In contrast to Toyota FSR21, Singer 5625 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 5625 and the Toyota FSR21. 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 5625||Toyota FSR21|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||6 one-step||1 four-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||–|
|Working Light||Yes 3 LEDs||–|
|Speed Control Slider||No||–|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||–|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||No|
|Stitch Selection||LCD and Push Button||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||No, Preset Only|
|Included Feet||General Purpose Foot (on machine), Satin Foot, Circular Sewing Foot, Zipper Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 5625 Video Review
Toyota FSR21 Video Review
When you compare the performances, both machines are neck on neck. There isn’t a lot of difference in stitch quality. Both machines handle thick and delicate fabrics exceptionally well. In fact, the stitch quality is one factor that makes these two machines different from other machines in their segment. From the feature differences we have listed above, we believe you will be able to make a decision on your own. We will leave this one to you.
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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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.