Brother HC1850 Vs Singer 7258 Comparison In Detail

Brother HC1850 Vs Singer 7258 Comparison In Detail

Brother HC1850 and Singer 7258 are two good intermediate sewing machines. One thing that is common between these two machines is the quality they offer to the users. The users of both machines rate them pretty high. So we need to have a closer look at both machines to decide which one offers more in value.

Brother HC1850 Vs Singer 7258 - Major Feature Differences

There are some significant differences in features between the two. 

Built-in Stitches 

Brother HC1850 scores here, with 130 built-in stitches which include 170 Stich Functions including 42 garment construction stitches, 14 quilting stitches, 94 decorative stitches, 12 heirloom stitches and 8 one-step buttonholes. Singer 7258 on the other hand has 100 built-in stitches including 9 essential stitches, 8 stretch stitches, 76 decorative stitches and 6 one-step buttonholes.


On paper the Brother machine is slightly ahead of Singer in terms of sewing speed. The motor of Brother HC1850 is able to deliver 850 stitches/min whereas Singer machine comes with a motor that can sew 750 stitches/min. Even though the difference cannot be felt in most cases, you can technically say that Brother HC1850 has a slightly powerful motor.

Monogramming Font

This feature is the one that makes or breaks the deal for many. You cannot do monogramming on Singer 7258 whereas Brother machine does come with a single font for monogramming. However you can't adjust the font size or add decorative letters.

Stitch Width 

The maximum stitch width that can be set on Brother machine is 7mm whereas Singer machine has a maximum stitch width setting of 6mm.

Drop Feed

There is no drop feed option on Singer 7258. On Brother HC1850 you can drop the feed dogs for free-motion quilting.

In addition to all these, included feet that come with these machines differ a lot. You can learn more about it in the table below. Except for the features discussed above, all other features are identical.

Editor comment

Performance wise, both machines are right up there with the best. Singer 7258 is a very popular sewing machine and its performance and quality is well known. That is the reason why it won Women's Choice Award for the best home sewing machine in America. Quality wise, HC1850 is not that bad either. Both machines perform equally well on all almost all types of fabric. The choice comes down to personal preferences. There is nothing to choose between them in terms of performance. Feature wise the Brother machine is slightly ahead.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother HC1850Singer 7258
Built-in Stitches130100
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Speed Control SliderYesYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles8 One-step7 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonLCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm6mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes 1No
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo, Automatic
Drop FeedYesNo, Free-motion is possible with darning plate
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 stitches/min750 Stitches/Min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes LEDYes LED
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Overcasting foot, Monogramming foot, Zipper foot, Zigzag foot, Blind stitch foot, Button fitting foot, Spring action quilting footAll-Purpose Foot (on machine), Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning & Embroidery Foot, Gathering Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Quarter Inch Foot
Machine Weight13.2 lbs15 lbs Approx.
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.

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