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Brother se600 v se625

Are you still undecided between the Brother SE600 and SE625? If you are, then you’re definitely in for a great start, because in this article I will a comparison on the two machine above.

Since the two machines are made with the same functionality and appearance, I won’t be surprised that readers would find it confusing. Thus, I aim to enlighten all sewists from all as to how you can differentiate them and find out which of the two suits you best.

I’ll be evaluating the two machine’s features and performance, and finally give you my verdict at the end of the article.

Overview: Brother SE600 vs SE625

Brother company didn’t start as what we know today, but instead they were known as the “Yasui Sewing Machine Co.” which was focused on providing repair services and parts for sewing machines. This was established by Kanekichi Yasui, the father of the founders of Brother[1]. Two of his sons inherited his passion for sewing machines and technological advancement, thus, created the Brother company we know today.

It was in 1932 where they successfully introduced the first ever sewing machine from Japan. As the years went by, Brother has produced tons of sewing machine models and innovations. As a matter of fact, they weren’t only focusing on sewing machines alone, but all sorts of office machines such as typewriters, fax machines, photocopying machines, printers, computers, and other computer-related electronic machines[2].

Knowing their reputation and knowledge with machines, I know that I can trust Brother being one of the best manufacturers for sewing machines and all sorts of electronic appliances worldwide. 

Brother SE600Brother SE625
Specifications:
Dimensions – 21.2 x 15.5 x 16.5 inches
Weight – 11.82 pounds
Built-in Sewing Stitches – 103
Sewing speed – 710 stitches per minute
Bobbin – Top Drop-in
Warranty – 25-year
Specifications:
Dimensions – 21.1 x 15.3 x 16.4 inches
Weight 26.68 pounds (including the box)
Built-in Sewing Stitches – 103
Sewing speed – 710 stitches per minute
Bobbin – Top Drop-in
Warranty – 25-year
PROS:
Ideal for home users
Colored LCD touchscreen
Compact design
Automatic threading
Import designs from computer
Fairly-priced LED light
PROS:
Automatic needle threading
Large colored LCD touch screen
Fairly-priced
Sufficient lighting
Compact design
Import designs from computer
Wide variety of design options
LED light
CONS:
Creating embroidery greater than 4” x 4” in size is a hassle
Not that user-friendly
Easily breaks needles
CONS:
Not that user-friendly
Full of plastic parts
Instructions aren’t that reliable

How Do We Compare Brother SE600 vs SE625

Brother SE600 and SE625 are both computerized sewing and embroidery machines. We can easily set them apart by knowing the its pros and cons, as well as the factors I’ll be mentioning shortly.

Through thorough comparison of the two, we will be able to know which one is the best value for its price. And in order to conclude on which one is the best, I’ll be comparing the two machine’s features based on 7 factors.

These factors include its embroidery designs, fast sewing speed, sewing features, embroidery features, ease of use, advanced features, and a brightly-lit work area which are aimed to help users or sewists like you, have a better understanding on the features of both machines as well as, conclude on which one will fit according to your preference.

Brother SE600 vs SE625

Embroidery Designs

The two machines are closely identical when it comes to their specifications, however there’s a factor which sets them apart, and that is their embroidery designs. Brother SE600 comes with 80 built-in embroidery designs while the SE625 includes an additional 200 pre-loaded designs (CD) along with 80 built-in embroidery designs. This feature isn’t really necessary since many laptops nowadays no longer have CD drives. It also doesn’t make that much sense due to the fact that the machine already comes with a USB port for importing embroidery designs which you can download from the internet. So, if you’re looking for practicality in a machine, the SE600 would definitely win this portion.

Winner: Brother SE600

Fast Sewing Speed

The SE600 and SE625 both have the same speed of 710 stitches per minute. They may not be the fastest machines on the market, but their stitch qualities are definitely worth its value. In addition to that, both machines also come with a foot controller and a sliding speed controller which will allow users to increase or decrease their speed and have full control of their sewing. Thus, avoids damage on projects especially if you’re a beginner.

Winner: Brother SE600 and SE625

Sewing Features

Both machines contain 103 built-in stitches, sewing speed of 710 stitches/minute, and 7 sewing accessory feet (zigzag feet, spring action, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, overcasting foot, monogramming foot, zipper foot, and a blind stitch foot). They are both free-arm sewing machines which have a small cylindrical arm whenever the compartment is removed. 

Winner: Brother SE600 and SE625

Embroidery Features

Guess what? Both machines are also identical when it comes to their embroidery features. They both have a 4”x 4” embroidery work area, embroidery foot, and embroidery arm to allow for all sorts of embroidery and monogramming. 

Winner: Brother SE600 and SE625

Ease of Use

SE600 and SE625 are both computerized machines which include many automatic features. These include a needle up/down position, start and stop stitching button, automatic thread cutter, variable speed control, jam-resistant top drop-in bobbin, and an automatic needle threader. Other than that, they also include built-in tutorials which you can access and watch through their LCD screens. These automatic features are what makes the two machines much easier to operate. However, there have been some issues regarding a decline in their learning curve, as some people might find it difficult especially for beginners. But, just like all the other computerized Brother sewing machines, these two have all the necessary automatic features to make your sewing and embroidering experience more hassle-free. 

Winner: Brother SE600 and SE625

Advanced Features

As previously mentioned, both machines include a built-in USB port to directly transfer designs using a USB flash drive. You can easily download hundreds and thousands of embroidery designs and fonts from iBroidery, Etsy, Pinterest, etc. Other than that, both machines also include a 3.2” LCD touch screen for easier stitch and embroidery pattern selections, resizing designs, and even altering the colors directly on the touchscreen. 

Winner: Brother SE600 and SE625

Brightly-lit Work Area

Both machines are also highly identical when it comes to their built-in LED light. Their brightly-lit LED light enables users to freely sew and embroider any time of the day, even at night. With that being said, both machines allow for a more luminous work space. 

Winner: Brother SE600 and SE625

Which Model Should You Choose? 

Based on their overall features and specifications, both machines are clearly identical, the only thing that sets them apart is the SE625’s 200 additional embroidery designs on a CD. However, with all their identical features, I don’t see this feature as an advantage for the SE625. Unless you’re lazy enough to find your designs on the internet.

If that’s the case, you’ll enjoy the Brother SE625. But if you ask me what the best machine is between the two, I prefer getting the SE600 not just for its features, but also for its great stitch quality and much lower price than the SE625. So, if you’re into a more practical and reliable combination machine, then lean towards the Brother SE600.

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Resources:

  1. “History & Legacy | Brother Australia.” https://www.brother.com.au/en/about/history. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.
  2. “Business Printers – Best Office Printers – Work Printers – Brother.” https://www.brother-usa.com/business/printers. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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