Brother HC1850 Vs SQ9185

Brother HC1850 Vs SQ9185 Comparison In Detail

During our review of Brother SQ9185 we have already pointed out that it was very similar to Brother HC1850. Even we were confused about what the actual difference was. But a close comparison reveals what the actual differences are.

Main Feature Differences

From the outside appearance, we would say Brother HC1850 and SQ9185 are very different. Both have different graphics and even the position of certain buttons are different. For example on HC1850 needle up/down, reverse and sewing start/stop button are in a straight vertical line, whereas on SQ9185 the needle up/down button is placed adjacent to the reverse button, resulting in a 'L' formation rather than a straight line. However the position of buttons doesn't make a huge difference in usability of both machines. If you go by design alone, SQ9185 resembles Brother DZ2400 more than HC1850. Let us not hang on to design for ever, let us move on to other differences in features.

Sewing Machine Dimensions

If you go by dimensions, there is a bit of difference. In terms of H x W x D, Brother HC1850 measures 12.5" x 19.25" x 15.25". Brother SQ9185 on the other hand measures 11.48" x 6.69" x 16.02".

Sewing Machine Weight

To be exact, Brother SQ9185 is 3.3 lbs lighter than HC1850. So if you are a person who attends sewing classes, weight is something that you need to take into account. HC1850 weighs 13.2 lbs and SQ9185 weighs 9.9 lbs.


Both machines come with a good number of included accessories. But the highlight of SQ9185 is that it comes with an included walking foot, which is not the case with HC1850.

Editor comment

Features wise, there isn't a considerable difference between Brother HC1850 and SQ9185. Yet there are some minor things that might influence your buying decision. As far as performance is considered, nothing separates the two. Both machines are good on multiple layers of fabrics. Stitch quality is excellent across a variety of fabrics. Both machines have been well received by sewers in US, which is a testimony to their quality.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother HC1850Brother SQ9185
Built-in Stitches130130
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYesYes
Speed Control SliderYesYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles8 One-step8 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Display and Push ButtonLCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width7mm7mm
Stitch Length5mm5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYesYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes 1Yes 1
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed850 stitches/min850 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 footButtonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Overcasting foot, Zipper foot, Monogramming foot, Blind stitch foot, Zigzag foot, Walking foot, Quilting foot, 1/4" Quilting foot, Quilting guide
Machine Weight13.2 lbs9.9 lbs
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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