Singer 1304 Vs 1234 Comparison In Detail

Singer 1304 Vs 1234 Comparison In Detail


Singer 1304 and 1234 belong to the 'Start' range of sewing machines from Singer. The branding itself suggests that these machines are meant for beginners. These machines justify their tag as beginner machines, but what is the actual difference between them? Here I will try to answer them as simply as possible.

Singer 1304 Vs 1234 - Major Feature Differences

The first thing you will notice is the color scheme. Singer 1304 has a light blue color scheme with some graphics in front of the machine. Singer 1234 on the other hand has a cyan color scheme (if I am naming that color correctly) but with no graphics. However 1234 comes with cling stickers with which you can decorate your machine and they are removable as well. An owl, few floral and other designs are there as stickers. You can use those stickers and make your machine look cute and unique. So basically, you don't need graphics on Singer 1234, you can make your own using the stickers. 

Other than the few cosmetic differences, Singer 1304 and 1234 are almost identical. The features and number of stitches remain the same. 

Editor comment

From what I can understand, the difference between Singer 1304 and 1234 are mainly limited to

1.    Color Schemes
2.    Cling Stickers that come with 1234
3.    A project sheet that comes with 1234 to make a carrying case

About points 2 and 3, since they are extras, you are requested to compare and confirm this at the time of purchase.

Since the difference between Singer 1304 and 1234 are limited to looks and couple of other things I already mentioned, you can make a judgement based on your preferences. 

Side by side comparison

FeatureSinger 1304Singer 1234
TypeMechanicalMechanical
Built-in Stitches6 Stitch Types6 Stitch Types
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoNo
Speed Control SliderNoNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderNoNo
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step1 Four-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNoNo
USB ConnectivityNoNo
Stitch SelectionDialDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthNoNo
Built-in MemoryNoNo
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNoNo
Drop FeedNo, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.No, Free-motion is possible with darning plate.
Free ArmYesYes
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes LEDYes
Included FeetAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot.General Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Snap-on Presser FootYesYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes
Automatic Thread CutterNoNo
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)NoNo
TensionAdjustable with dialAdjustable by dial

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

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