In this comparison, we are going to compare one of the most popular affordable sewing machines, the Singer C440 and Spiegel SP3201. 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 them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.
Singer C440 vs. Spiegel SP3201: Comparison in Features
Sewing Machine Types
The Singer C440 is a computerized sewing machine, while the Spiegel SP3201 is a mechanical sewing 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 C440 vs. Spiegel SP3201 : Built-in Stitches
There are 200 stitches on Singer C440. On the other hand, the Spiegel SP3201 has 32 built-in stitches. Singer C440 comes with 13 one-step buttonhole(s), while Spiegel SP3201 sewing machine has only 1 one-step buttonhole(s).
The Singer C440 sewing machine weighs approximately 18.5 lbs, while the Spiegel SP3201 comes with a weight of 15.76 lbs.
The extra weight can become cumbersome if you don’t have a set location in your home for your sewing machine.
The Spiegel SP3201 doesn’t come with a start/stop button, while the Singer C440 sewing machine does. A huge number of sewists don’t realize that using the start/stop button effectively can make sewing a whole lot easier. It is very useful for decorative stitches for example, as well as with free-motion quilting.
Speed Control Slider
Neither Singer C440 sewing machine nor Spiegel SP3201 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 C440 sewing machine and the Spiegel SP3201 come with this user-friendly feature.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
Unlike the Singer C440, the Spiegel SP3201 isn’t equipped with a programmable needle up/down function. And using the needle-down function allows the needle to act as a third hand in holding the stitching position, such as when you want to stop and turn a corner or stitching a curve.
The most common type of feeding mechanism in a home sewing machine (and some industrial machines) is the drop feed, also known as the regular feed system. Both Singer C440 and Spiegel SP3201 come equipped with a drop feed system, which grabs the fabric and moves it along through the machine.
There is free arm on both the Singer C440 and the Spiegel SP3201. 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.
Automatic Thread Cutter
If you hate cutting your threads after a sewing process, then a sewing machine that comes with an automatic thread cutter can be a lifesaver. Know that the Spiegel SP3201 does not have this feature. The Singer C440, on the other hand, is equipped with an automatic thread cutter feature.
|Singer C440||Spiegel SP3201|
|Sewing Machine Type||Computerized||Mechanical|
|Buttonhole Styles||13 one-step||1 one-step|
|Programmable Needle Up/Down||Yes||No|
|Working Light||Yes 3 LEDs||Yes|
|Speed Control Slider||No||No|
|Weight||18.5 lbs||15.76 lbs|
|Extra High Presser Foot Lifter||–||–|
|Snap-on Presser Foot||Yes||–|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||Yes||No|
|Automatic Needle Threader||Yes||Yes|
|Stitch Selection||LCD Touch Screen||Dial|
|Adjustable Stitch Length/Width||Yes||Yes|
|Included Feet||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.||All purpose foot, Zipper foot, Button Hole foot, Button sewing foot.|
|Dedicated Locking Stitch Button||Yes, Tack Stitch Button||No|
|Tension||–||Adjustable by dial|
|Warranty||25 Year Limited||25 Year Limited|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Singer C440 Video Review
Spiegel SP3201 Video Review
These two machines perform equally well when you compare their performances. There is not much difference in stitch quality between these two machines. Thick and delicate fabrics are handled equally well by both machines. These two machines are notable for the stitch quality they offer, and it is what sets them apart from the competition. Our comparison of the features we listed above allows you to come to your own conclusion. Finally, it’s your decision.
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 a normal sewing machine sew canvas?
A. Yes, canvas can be sewn on a regular sewing machine.
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. How much electricity does a sewing machine use
A. A typical home sewing machine may be in the 100-watt range. One estimate for portable sewing machines says that you are paying about 0.013 cents per hour every time. For the day you may be spending about 10 cents.
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. Why use a bobbin on a sewing machine
A. In general, the bobbin is the thing that feeds the thread to stitch from the lower part of the machine. Its purpose is to hold the thread below the needle, and it is where the thread in which you stitch comes from.