The Singer 8763 and the Singer SEQS-6000 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 SEQS-6000: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Singer 8763 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 8763 vs. Singer SEQS-6000 : Built-in Stitches
There are 30 stitches on Singer 8763. On the other hand, the Singer SEQS-6000 has 30 built-in stitches. Singer 8763 comes with 2 one-step buttonhole(s), while Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine has only 2 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Singer 8763 sewing machine weighs approximately 17 lbs, while the Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine comes with a weight of 23 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Singer 8763 sewing machine doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Singer SEQS-6000 sewing machine 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 8763 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.
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 sewing machine and the Singer SEQS-6000 come with this user-friendly feature.
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
The extra-high presser foot lifter of the Singer 8763 and Singer SEQS-6000 allows you to adjust the height, as needed for large sewing projects or multiple layers of thick materials.
|Singer 8763||Singer SEQS-6000|
|Sewing Machine Type||Electronic||Sewing and Embroidery Combo|
|Buttonhole Styles||2 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, 3 LEDs||Yes, 6 LEDs|
|Speed Control Slider||No||Yes|
|Weight||17 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||Push Button||Push Button|
|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|
|Tension||Automatic (But adjustable with dial)||–|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer 8763 Video Review
Singer SEQS-6000 Video Review
Feature-wise, the Singer 8763 and the Singer SEQS-6000 differ a lot. However, the common factor is the stitch quality. These two machines provide consistent stitches over a variety of fabrics. If you ask me to pick an affordable advanced sewing machine, I will pick any one of these two machines. Since they differ a lot in features, I won’t make a suggestion. The decision has to be made on your sewing skill and sewing level.
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.
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. What should I know about manual vs. electric sewing machines?
A. Manual sewing machines were the mainstay of the crafting world, but in more recent years electric (also known as computerized) machines have been increasing in popularity for their easy operation and advanced functions, such as embroidery.
If you’re looking for a simple sewing experience without frills, a mechanical machine gives you straightforward functionality.
Without electronic components, some feel that these machines prove more reliable in the long term.
However, computerized machines may shorten the learning curve for some new sewers, since choosing stitches and settings only requires the push of a button.
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. Can a regular sewing machine sew vinyl?
A. Yes, with the same modifications listed above for leather.