In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Singer 7256 and Singer SE300. 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 main differences between them? Allow me to simplify my answers here.
Singer 7256 vs. Singer SE300: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Singer 7256 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer SE300 is a sewing and embroidery combo machine. Since the machine types decide they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion.
You should choose carefully based on your sewing skills and goal.
Singer 7256 vs. Singer SE300 : Built-in Stitches
With Singer 7256, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 70 to be exact. The 70 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Singer SE300, it contains 250. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the Singer 7256.
The Singer 7256 weighs approximately 14.5 lbs, while the Singer SE300 comes with a weight of 18.6 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 7256 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Singer SE300 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
Neither Singer 7256 nor Singer SE300 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 7256 sewing machine and the Singer SE300 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Singer 7256 and Singer SE300 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Singer 7256||Singer SE300|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Sewing and Embroidery Combo|
|Buttonhole Styles||6 one-step||14 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||No||Yes|
|Working Light||Yes LED||Yes, 3 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||No||No|
|Weight||14.5 lbs||18.6 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||Yes||Yes|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||–||Yes|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Push Button||Touch Screen|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot||–|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||–||Yes|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||–|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 7256 Video Review
Singer SE300 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 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. 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. Why use a walking foot on a sewing machine
A. A walking foot helps move knit fabrics evenly so they don’t stretch out of shape. The walking foot eliminates the need for excessive pinning when working with slippery fabrics. That is especially useful because most of those slippery fabrics, such as satin, are easily damaged by pins.
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. How do I thread a sewing machine?
To get started with your sewing project, you’ll need to first thread your sewing machine. While your machine’s manual should guide you in the specific sequence for your make and model, the basic process starts by placing the presser foot in the up position.
Next, put your thread spool on the spool holder and bring the thread across the top of the machine, through the thread guide. Insert the thread through the tension mechanism, sliding it between the metal disks before pulling it back upwards. Find the take-up lever and place the thread into the hole. Pull the thread towards the sewing machine needle, using available thread guides as you go.
Finally, bring the needle into an accessible position by adjusting the handwheel. Insert the thread. Your sewing machine should be threaded and ready to go, but it’s always a good idea to make a test run on a sample swatch to check your work.
However, if you sewing machine comes with an automatic needle threader, that would save you lots of time.
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.