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Singer MX60 vs. Toyota FSR21 Comparison

The Singer MX60 and the Toyota FSR21 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 MX60 vs. Toyota FSR21: Comparison in Features

Sewing Machine Types

Singer MX60 and Toyota FSR21 are both mechanical sewing machines. The mechanical sewing machine has fewer stitch options than a computerized sewing machine, but it is easier to maintain and costs less.

Singer MX60 vs. Toyota FSR21 : Built-in Stitches

The Singer MX60 has 6 stitches. The Toyota FSR21 on the other hand comes with 21 built-in stitches. The apparent difference is in the buttonhole styles, where Singer MX60 sewing machine comes with 1 four-step buttonhole(s), Toyota FSR21 has only 1 four-step buttonhole(s).

Weight

The Singer MX60 sewing machine weighs approximately 12.4 lbs, while the Toyota FSR21 sewing machine comes with a weight of 15 lbs.

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

Free Arm

There is free arm on both the Singer MX60 and the Toyota FSR21. 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.

Singer MX60 Toyota FSR21
Product Image
Sewing Machine Type Mechanical Mechanical
Stitches 6 21
Buttonhole Styles 1 four-step 1 four-step
Start/Stop Button No
Built-in Memory No
Programmable Needle Up/Down No
Monogramming Font No
Drop Feed No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate. No
Free Arm Yes Yes
Working Light Yes LED
Speed Control Slider No
Weight 12.4 lbs 15 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot Lifter Yes
Snap-on Presser Foot Yes
Automatic Thread Cutter No
Automatic Needle Threader No No
Drop-in Bobbin No No
USB Connectivity No
Stitch Selection Dial Dial
Adjustable Stitch Length/Width Preset No, Preset Only
Included Feet All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button No
Tension Adjustable with dial
Knee Lifter No
Warranty 25 Year Limited
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Singer MX60 Video Review

Toyota FSR21 Video Review

The Verdict

The Singer MX60 and the Toyota FSR21 have a number of differences in terms of features. The stitch quality, however, is a common aspect. These two machines sew on a range of materials with reliable results. Any of these two machines would be my first choice if you asked me to choose an affordable, sophisticated sewing machine. I won’t offer a recommendation and the choice should be based on your sewing ability and experience.

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. 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 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. 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. 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.