Singer One Vs Singer One Plus Comparison In Detail

Singer One Vs Singer One Plus Comparison In Detail

Singer One and Singer One Plus may look similar in design but there is a huge difference in features. Singer One is the elder brother here, One Plus is younger in age but it is far superior in features. Singer One had its fair share of success until One Plus came along. When you take these two machines individually, you will see that both have some pretty decent quality associated with them.

Singer One Vs Singer One Plus - Major Feature Differences

When you look from outside, both machines have a vintage look associated with them. The design, graphics and curves remind you of the good old classic Singer sewing machines. Even though both machines look similar, they differ quite a lot in features. At first we will have a look at the differences.

Built-in Stitches 

Vast difference here and One Plus sweeps away all the points. Singer One has only 24 built-in stitches and 2 one-step buttonholes. Singer One Plus on the other hand has a whopping 231 built-in stitches (now beat that), which includes 6 one-step buttonholes and an endless buttonhole. With the endless buttonhole stitch, you can create buttonholes with endlessly long sides. This gives accessibility to areas where conventional buttonholes won't work. With all these features on-board, you can clearly say that Singer One Plus is way ahead of its elder brother in features.

Start/Stop Button And Speed Control Slider 

Singer One Plus wins here with a start/stop button and speed control slider for sewing without the foot pedal. Sewing speed can be controlled with the slider. Singer One lacks this feature as it is not a fully computerized sewing machine.

LCD Screen 

Both machines have LCD screens but their functioning is slightly different. On Singer One, stitch selection is done by pressing buttons but on One Plus, there are dials for stitch selection and adjustments. Functioning is the same but the selection method is different, that's all. One nice thing about the LCD screen on One Plus is that it will show an image of the selected stitch, so that you know which stitch is selected, rather than having to read from the stitch number.


Singer One Plus wins here as well. You can add monograms with the built-in block style alphabet and numeric stitches. Now, this feature may be very important for some, so go with One Plus in that case. Singer One doesn't have fonts for monogramming.

Built-in Memory

Singer One Plus has built-in memory to save and edit stitch combinations. This feature is absent on Singer One.

Automatic Twin Needle Mode 

Now this is a premium feature that you normally won't find on sewing machines of this price. Singer One Plus has automatic twin needle mode, which literally adjusts the stitches automatically for twin needle sewing by the push of a button. Singer One doesn't have this.

Programmable Needle Up/Down 

Another advantage for Singer One Plus, as it comes with programmable needle up/down button which literally acts as a third hand for quilters. This feature is absent on Singer One.

Stitch Elongation 

On Singer One Plus, you can elongate certain decorative stitches 2 to 3 times of its normal length. This is another premium feature which is absent on Singer One.

Editor comment

The performance of both the machines are very good, especially on thick fabrics like denim. Ease of use wise, Singer One Plus is ahead, which is understandable from the high level of customization and user-friendly features on-board. After reading this, you must have got some idea about how advanced is the Singer One Plus when compared to Singer One. 

Side by side comparison

FeatureSinger OneSinger One Plus
Built-in Stitches24231
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoYes
Speed Control SliderNoYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles2 One-step6 One-step and 1 Endless
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push ButtonLCD and Dial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesAutomatic (with override option)
Built-in MemoryNoYes
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNoYes
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoAutomatic
Drop FeedYesYes
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed750 Stitches/min750 Stitches/Min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes 3 LEDsYes 3 LEDs
Included FeetAll-Purpose Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, One-step Buttonhole Foot, Zipper FootAll-Purpose Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, One-step Buttonhole Foot with underplate, Zipper Foot
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)NoYes

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

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