Singer Or Brother: Which Sews Better?

In the world of sewing machines, you often only hear two brands dominate the sewing industry: The Singer and the Brother."

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The Brother and the Singer both has pros that make them leaders, but both also has cons that make them unwanted. So which has more pros, and less cons? Let us find out.

The Candidates: The Brother CS6000i and The Singer 4423

In this article we will compare the Singer and Brother brand by giving a point by point comparison of each companies most sold models. This way this article would apply to more people involved in the sewing industry.

For the Brother Company, the CS6000i sewing machine would be the suitable candidate for this face off, while the Singer Company will be represented by its Singer 4423 model.

Which brand is more beginner friendly?

The Brother CS6000i

Brother Company’s most sold model as of the date of comparison is the Brother CS6000i. It was a model released by the Brother Company way back in 2011.

The Brother CS6000i is awesome! Check this product at Amazon.com

The CS6000i is a highly computerized and automated sewing machine compared to its rivals during its time. With a touch of a button you can change a lot of its settings.

The Singer 4423

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On the other hand, The Singer 4423 is a knob controlled sewing machine that only requires the user to twist a knob to set which design pattern they wish, and the spacing of each stitch.

The adjustability of the knobs and wheels are easy to understand even without having to open the manual.

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The Singer 4423 in my opinion is the winner in this category. Though unlike the Brother CS6000i which has more functionality. The Singer 4423 is very easy for a beginner to use due to its simple and straight out easy to understand controls.

Which brand is better in the long run?

The Singer 4423

In this portion we will only compare functionalities that each brand has that other doesn’t. The features that would be shown here are from the manufacturer’s websites themselves.

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The Singer 4423 is a reliable one, check it out at Amazon.com!

First off, the Singer 4423 has 23 built-in stitches in its arsenal, this includes 6 basic stitches, 12 decorative stitches, 4 stretch stiches, and 1 buttonhole stitch.

The Brother CS6000i

Quite impressive compared to its counterparts in the market. However, the Brother CS6000i has a whopping 60 built-in stitches in its system. It is without doubt the Brother wins in this part.

Secondly is the machine’s adjustability and programmability. Unsurprisingly the Brother CS6000i still wins this round. Its computerized variable settings gives the user more freedom in customizing the stitches than the knob style setting key of the Singer 4423.

The Brother CS6000i may seem hard and intimidating for beginners. However, in the long run as you learn both machines you will find the CS6000i still becomes easier after you familiarize yourself with its functions.

Final Verdict

Honestly, the battle between the futuristic Brother CS6000i and the Singer 4423 is really a close one. Both have reasons why they are better than the other, but at the same time they both have their own flaws.

It's the Brother CS6000i!

However, if I were really to choose one, I would definitely choose the Brother CS6000i. The Brother CS6000i towers the Singer in long term commitments. You may enjoy the Singer at first, however no one really enters the sewing industry and leaves immediately.

You just have to be patient in mastering the functionalities of the Brother CS6000i and voila, you’ll be sewing like a pro in no time!

Interesting and functional accessories for your sewing machines

Sewing machines do wonders when they start to work. They make lots of tasks in the manufacturing leg of the clothing industry easy. Lots of curtains, clothes, and home improvement projects require the help of some special accessories that will help in achieving flawless and no-fuss project results.

Here are some of the most essential and interesting sewing machine accessories that you may be interested in:

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“Interesting” may not be the first term to come to mind when you see this accessory for sewing machines. But it’s definitely a must have!

If you don’t have it yet, make sure you have one. Keep your seams straight with these and don’t let your needle go too far from your established stitching line.

Mark measurements on the seam guide for the widths that you usually use, such as 1/4  for quilters.

A ruffler

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Completely unnecessary?

Never say never.

Have you tried making party dresses, doll clothes, a skirt, or even curtains? If you haven’t, we both know that you will someday, because why not?

Before it even happens, don’t let yourself be stressed by starting over and over again when you break the thread while ruffling.

Get a ruffler! It’s fun and fulfilling to see your ruffles perfectly in place. Also, most rufflers can be used for pleating too. It can’t get any more functional than that.

A cleaning and repair kit

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Like the seam guide, this is pretty much a “must have”.

Make sure to have stored oil for lubricating, a compatible screwdriver, and other repair and maintenance must haves for your sewing machine.

Proper care is all it takes to make your sewing machine last for years and even decades.

Don’t forget to check your manual every time you do cleaning if you’re not very familiar with your sewing machine yet. The idea here is to give your sewing machine maximum protection, and not expose it to more danger.

Oiling is very important. Let the oil sit on the machine for about a day and be careful not to over drop. Keep a paper towel underneath the presser foot to catch any spills.

Sewing machine tote

You were probably expecting a hard or soft case, but we just got our eyes on a new one! Can you imagine carrying your sewing machine with a totebag hanging right off your shoulders?

The trend is starting!

If you have a sewing machine that of course isn’t too heavy for one of your shoulders to carry, a sewing machine tote bag will be perfect. They’ve only manufactured ones for specific brands so far.

We are yet to know if it actually does the trick and makes portability easier, but it won’t hurt to check it!

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There are more accessories that are available and out in the market. The key to finding ones that will definitely pique your interest?

Think of all the projects that you want to do! Where do your limitations fall? If you are able to think of some difficulties when going through some projects, make sure to check if there’s an easier way to do it with an accessory.

What sewing accessories are interesting for you? Feel free to share it with us!