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Singer 8763 vs. Singer SE340 Comparison

The Singer 8763 and the Singer SE340 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 the two? Below I will describe the differences in the simplest terms possible.

Singer 8763 vs. Singer SE340: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

The Singer 8763 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Singer SE340 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 8763 vs. Singer SE340 : Built-in Stitches

With Singer 8763 sewing machine, you get an attractive amount of stitches – 30 to be exact. The 30 stitches include standard stitches, decorative stitches, and buttonhole stitches. As for Singer SE340, it contains 250. These stitches include standard and decorative stitches, which are similar to those found on the Singer 8763.

Weight

The Singer 8763 sewing machine weighs approximately 17 lbs, while the Singer SE340 comes with a weight of 18.6 lbs.

The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.

Start/Stop Button

The Singer 8763 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Singer SE340 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 8763 sewing machine nor Singer SE340 sewing machine 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.

Drop-in Bobbin

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 8763 and the Singer SE340 sewing machine come with this user-friendly feature.

Extra High Presser Foot Lifter

The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Singer 8763 and Singer SE340 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.

Singer 8763 Singer SE340
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Electronic Sewing and Embroidery Combo
Stitches 30 250
Buttonhole Styles 2 one-step 14 one-step
Start/Stop Button No Yes
Built-in Memory No
Programmable Needle Up/Down No Yes
Monogramming Font No
Drop Feed No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate Yes
Free Arm Yes
Working Light Yes, 3 LEDs Yes, 3 LEDs
Speed Control Slider No No
Weight 17 lbs 18.6 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No Yes
Automatic Needle Threader Yes Yes
Drop-in Bobbin Yes Yes
USB Connectivity No Yes
Stitch Selection 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. All-Purpose Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Overcasting Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Straight Stitch Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Open Toe Foot, Embroidery Foot, Parallel Sewing Foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button Yes
Tension Automatic (But adjustable with dial) Automatic Tension
Knee Lifter No
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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Singer 8763 Video Review

Singer SE340 Video Review

The Verdict

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. 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. 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. 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. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?

A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.

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.