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Singer vs Brother Sewing Machines: Reviews

Updated on March 13, 2016

Singer Stylist 7258 to the Brother CS6000i

Is the Singer 7258 sewing machine going to be your new best friend or does it come in second best to the Brother CS6000I? Singer vs. Brother: read the reviews. Where can you get a great price? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more.

I grew up sewing on an old Singer sewing machine built in the 1940s. My mother was a 4-H leader, so this machine had to take punishment from a group of young girls. Not only did it stand the test, but it lasted my mother for many years following. But what about the new, modern Singers? The company has had some problems in the past. How does the Singer 7258 Stylist live up?

Singer presser feet
Singer presser feet

SINGER 7258 Stylist 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine

Whether you're sewing a summer dress, a decorative tablecloth, heirloom crafts or a quilt, the Singer 7258 Stylist computerized sewing machine can do it all. Let your imagination run wild with 100 stitch options. It has so many automatic features, the machine practically runs itself. At the same time, the basic operation of the machine is mechanical. This means the parts are made to last and if a part breaks down, only that part needs to be replaced. The Singer Company has been around since 1851. They are known for modern innovations in their machines, and the Singer 7258 is no exception.

Features of the machine :

Automatic needle threader - drives the thread into the needle-eye all by itself. Programmable needle position - change the position even while you are quilting to any of the 13 positions. 100 Stitch options including stitch width and length control Digital display makes it easy to change the stitches by simply pushing a button One-step buttonhole - choose from six different styles for perfectly even buttonholes every time. Auto tie-off for basic straight stitch. Automatic Reverse. Automatic bobbin winding with clear view cover so you can tell when you about to run out. Sews quite and quickly; up to 750 stitches per minute. Electronic start and stop. 10 Presser feet for all your creative projects. 25 year warranty. Twin needle ability. Six-segment feeding system. 8 Built-in stretch stitches designed to move with your fabric. LED lamp. Instruction manual plus video. Storage area inside the removable arm.Cons:While the Singer 7258 is hard to beat, there's always room for improvement.* As with any electronic machine that includes a lot of features, the learning curve may be a challenge.* If you have the needle in the "down" setting, it is difficult to remove the fabric.For more information on the Singer 7258, click here.

Singer 7258 Stretch Stitches Move With Your Fabric

Singer Stretch Stitches
Singer Stretch Stitches

Watch the Super Simple Singer 7258 in Action

brother CS6000i
brother CS6000i

Brother CS6000i 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine

The Brother CS6000i makes the contest very challenging. While both companies have had their down years, the new Singer 7258 vs. the Brother CS6000i come out as quality machines.

If you're a beginner, this machine is perfect with its many automatic features and ease of use. As you become more experienced, you will grow with the machine, learning all of its unique features. Advanced seamstresses will appreciate all the functions and decorative applications.

Features of the machine :

60 Stitch functions at the touch of a button 7 one-step buttonhole choices Adjustable sewing speed control Oversized table for work on larger projects Portable, yet sturdy enough to work on heavy fabrics 9 Presser Feet including blind stitch foot Hard carry case Quick start guide and complete instruction manual Needle threading guide right on the machine Automatic needle threader Super bright work area great for intricate patterns or dark colors Built-in free arm for sewing sleeves or other small projects Storage area inside the removable arm.Cons:While the Brother CS6000i is hard to beat, there's always room for improvement.* Light may be bright, but it is very small and badly placed.* Machine is very light and moves around when working on heavier projects.* Not a lot of spacing between the needle and body of the machine.

For more information on the Brother CS6000i, click here.

Decorative Stitches on the Brother CS6000i

brother decorative stitches
brother decorative stitches
singer 7258
singer 7258

The Verdict

There are great reviews on both the Singer 7258 and Brother CS6000i sewing machines. It seems most people are mainly loyal to brand. When Singer began making cheaper machines, folks sided with Brother. While the Brother is a little less on the pocket book, it is also a little less on the features.

If you are looking for a machine that is really versatile with a brand name going back over 150 years, Singer is the winner. It has been compared to machines to run $1000 and wins. It is a mechanical machine rather than a computerized machine. This means a simpler machine with less things to go wrong like motherboard issues or sensors triggered by dust balls. Usually, mechanical offer fewer features, but the Singer 7258 actually offers more features than the Brother CS6000i.

All in all, the Singer 7258 offers the features of a computerized machine, the durability of a mechanical machine and a price beating high-end machines.">

What's Your Vote? - Singer or Brother

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      Bobbie 14 months ago

      I'm a Singer fan........however i do have a computerized viking.....repairs are very costly on Viking.

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      Singer fans here. I think preference is passed down from generation to generation! Nice lens.

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      irminia 4 years ago

      More on the Singer side ...

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      Great review. I'm a Singer fan myself - my machine just keeps on keeping on.

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      Loraine Brummer 4 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      I have a Singer and a Brother and I'd say if I had to choose between them, I would choose the Singer. Mine is a professional type and will take a nice thickness of fabric, which is important when sewing window treatments.

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      WindyWintersHubs 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I have been reviewing different sewing machines for years and still can't decide. I like the idea the Singer machine includes a DVD but the oversize table on the Brother seems to be a nice feature. Both are very affordable options. Thanks for your review! Blessed!

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      Jennywrites 4 years ago

      I want to say Singer cause it's all I know, but the brother is nice too!

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      My mom used to have a Singer machine. I think it is the brand to buy for that generation. But now, we have more to choose from and Brother is getting very popular among sewers too.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Singer, I have an old Zinger from my Mom and over a lot of years is still working great, so I'll keep it!