In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Singer 6180 and Singer SEQS-6000. 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 6180 vs. Singer SEQS-6000: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Singer 6180 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer SEQS-6000 is a sewing and embroidery combo 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 6180 vs. Singer SEQS-6000 : Built-in Stitches
There are 80 stitches on Singer 6180. On the other hand, the Singer SEQS-6000 has 30 built-in stitches. Singer 6180 sewing machine comes with 6 one-step buttonhole(s), while Singer SEQS-6000 has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Singer 6180 sewing machine weighs approximately 13.8 lbs, while the Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine comes with a weight of 23 lbs.
When you don’t have a specific spot in your home where your sewing machine belongs, the extra weight can become burdensome.
The Singer 6180 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Singer SEQS-6000 does. One of the best ways of controlling some of your variables within free motion quilting is by using your start/stop button.
Speed Control Slider
The Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine arrives with a speed control slider while the Singer 6180 sewing machine doesn’t. A speed control slide is a useful feature that allows you to set the maximum speed you are comfortable with.
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.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Singer 6180 and Singer SEQS-6000 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Singer 6180||Singer SEQS-6000|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Sewing and Embroidery Combo|
|Buttonhole Styles||6 one-step||2 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||Yes|
|Monogramming Font||No||Yes, 5|
|Drop Feed||No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate||Yes|
|Working Light||Yes||Yes, 6 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||No||Yes|
|Weight||13.8 lbs||23 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||No||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Display and Push Button||Push Button|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot.||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||No||Yes|
|Tension||Automatic (But adjustable with dial)||–|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 6180 Video Review
Singer SEQS-6000 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.