Brother XR9500PRW Vs Singer 7258 Comparison In Detail

Brother XR9500PRW Vs Singer 7258 Comparison In Detail

Brother XR9500PRW and Singer 7258 are two popular beginners sewing machines. When you look at the features, you will see a lot of similarity there. Both machines have excellent track record. So in this comparison, our focus will be on value for money. Let us see which machine offers more value for your hard earned money.

Brother XR9500PRW Vs Singer 7258 - Major Feature Differences

First let us have a look at the features and then move on to quality and performance comparison.

Built-in Stitches 

Both machines have 100 built-in stitches each. So points are shared. However Brother XR9500PRW has an additional 1-step buttonhole which is made up by an extra decorative stitch on Singer 7258. XR9500PRW has 8 1-step buttonholes and Singer 7258 comes with 7.

Font For Monogramming 

This is where XR9500PRW really scores. It comes with a built-in font for basic monogramming. The 55 alphanumeric stitches really come handy while monogramming. Singer 7258 doesn't have a sewing font.

Thread Tension 

XR9500PRW comes with manual tension and 7258 comes with automatic tension. You can't clearly say one is better over the other, because it very much user dependent. However, you can give a point to Singer machine as the tension is automatically adjusted according to the type of fabric. The Brother machine's tension on the other hand seems to be perfect, you need a little or no adjustment at all. So it is kind of even stevens here.

Stitch Width 

The Brother machine scores here with a maximum stitch width of 7mm, whereas 7258 comes with a maximum stitch width of 6mm.


XR9500PRW clearly has the more powerful motor of the two. XR9500PRW's motor can deliver 850 stitches/min whereas Singer 7258's motor can only sew at a speed of 750 stitches/min.

LCD Screen 

XR9500PRW has a better screen in terms of visibility. It is backlit as well. Singer 7258's screen is not backlit.

Drop Feed 

If you are looking for a machine to do some free-motion quilting projects, then go with Brother XR9500PRW as Singer 7258 doesn't come with an option to drop feed dogs.

Machine Weight 

Brother XR9500PRW is few lbs lighter than Singer 7258. This can be approached from two view points. XR9500PRW being lighter, is good for sewing class attendees. 7258 being heavier means more stability at higher speeds. 

Included Presser Feet 

Singer 7258 comes with 10 included presser feet, whereas XR9500PRW comes with only 7.

Extra wide Table 

Brother XR9500PRW comes with an included extra wide table for accommodating large projects. So while comparing the prices, you will have to consider the table price as well. Singer 7258 dosen't include the table.

Editor comment

There is very little to choose between the two. Both are high performing sewing machines. The stitch quality is excellent on both machines. Actually, we are admirers of these two machines. The way they perform on denim and other heavy-duty fabrics takes them to a whole different level. The choice is a tough one. Both have their own strengths and weaknesses. It more or less comes down to personal choices.

Side by side comparison

FeatureBrother XR9500PRWSinger 7258
Built-in Stitches100100
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 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 Weight9.92 lbs15 lbs Approx.
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes

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

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