The advanced and smart sewing machines of the global brands Singer and Brother are the top favorite of Indian dress designers. In this piece, I present an in-depth review of the best affordable computerized sewing machine, Brother HC1850. It is a perfect sewing machine for beginners.
Here is a concrete answer to your confusion: should I buy a singer or brother sewing machine? Brother sewing machines are affordable and come with many excellent features. Singer sewing machines, on the other hand, are much smarter and user-friendly.
► Affordable Computerized Sewing Machine Brother HC1850
On its affordable sewing machines, Brother provides more features than any other brands would ever do. In the Indian market, in fact, most of the top rated sewing machines under 20000 Rupees have Brother Label printed. In recent times, this American brand has launched many brilliant sewing machines at very affordable prices. One such affordable sewing machine is the model HC1850. This electric sewing machine model has already been on sale in the US market. In India, however, it is yet to appear.
The price of this Brother HC1850 sewing is around 190 dollar in the US market. That is roughly 13000 rupees in India. It has dedicated button for sewing control and also 130 unique stitch patterns. It is affordable, too. Those excellent sewing convenience features would impress you for sure. Therefore, I would not be wrong in calling Brother HC1850, one of the best sewing machines below 15000 rupees. Read also 6 Reliable Singer Sewing Machines in Indian Market with Superior Features.
In the Box: Specialty feet, Quilting Feet, the unit, 8 quick-change presser feet, user DVD, warranty card.
120V Issue: Brother HC1850 sewing machine works with 120V electricity power. So, it will not work in India, even if a voltage converter or some desi Jugad used. However, it is very likely that Brother would launch it in Indian and in other South Asian nations with input voltage 230V support. In fact, the features of this Brother sewing machine is such that it desert a longer wait. Buy when it becomes officially available in India. Importing it from any other country will be a waste of money.
→ Who should buy this Brother Computerized Sewing Machine?
I will never suggest this sewing machine to first-time users. This is an advanced gadget with lots of sewing, quilting, and embroidery functions. Moreover, it is computerized, which means it offers huge space for creativity. But to present that on a piece of cloth requires some prior expertise in running such machines.
Without a doubt, it is made for tailor shops as well as for smart homemakers who have a good experience in sewing clothes with some level of creativity. See, I repeat creativity again-and-again because the Brother machine comes with lots feature for quilting and embroidery. If your only requirement is to stitch clothes, for that many affordable sewing machines are available with basic features.
If you are already using an electric sewing machine and want to upgrade, then Brother HS1850 is a perfect choice to go with.
With this all-in-one machine, sewing is easy and it allows you to play with designs. Think some caricature, flowers, birds, animals – draw this design by mixing some colorful threads and using smart features of this machine on a salwar suit or a Blouse piece. In fact, we were shown a demo that how efficient this machine is in terms of drawing embroidery design on dresses.
For the best result, set this machine properly and run it in sequence, when you are done, the result will be a beautiful dress with amazing art creation. In fact, you can have a fruitful career in home based sewing. Register yourself at Flipkart and Amazon as a seller and start selling your amazing creations.
→ How to start sewing with Brother HC1850?
In order to start sewing, first, switch on the power button, and ensure utility stitch indicator is on. Now press the stitch selection key (which presser feet to be used is also shown above the number), using hand wheel lower the needle, now lower the presser feet, adjust the speed using sewing speed controller, and finally press start/stop button to start sewing. In fact, this is good thinking that one button works for both START and STOP action.
Built-in 130 Stitches Patterns: Until now, I have given just a basic introduction. Now I will dig deep into the premium features. I am sure after reading its entire features; you will be desperate to get this machine home.
The primary attraction of the Brother sewing machine with table is inbuilt 130 stitch patterns. That translates into 170 stitch functions with 55 alphanumeric stitches. Eight one-step button holler is a bonus. Essentially, Brother HC1850 is a versatile sewing machine with a large collection of stitch patterns. It offers easy doing of quilting, embroidery, some interesting & decorative designs. Since it is a computerized sewing, I was expecting some arrangement to store sewing patterns and option to reuse them in other projects.
Control Sewing Speed: Yes, you can control sewing speed. Maximum speed it offers is 850 stitches per minute; maximum stitch width and length are 7mm and 5mm, respectively. Users can also adjust needle position. The start/stop buttons is used to initiate and stop sewing process.
→ Needle System of this Brother Computerized Sewing Machine
Needle threading is one irritating and time-consuming work. In fact, after a certain age, it becomes hard to find needle hole. To rescue from this problem, Brother HC1850 has the “Automatic Needle Threader” inbuilt feature.
It is nice to see how an intelligent setup makes one tedious task so easy. Use the lever to push thread upward and you are done as the thread passes through the needle hole. Understand this process once, you can do needle threading even with closed eye after that. In fact, a short hint of this process is already printed on this machine.
There are some inbuilt hooks, tools, and a spook tab helping in bobbin winding. Although I am not a tailor master but it was amazing to see, how easy a tedious process has become on this sewing machine. Brother’s product designer has designed everything smartly.
There are some drawings around the bobbing winding setup making the process simpler not only for beginners even for experienced users. This is incredible and I give full marks for such great thinking that helps users.
Bobbin threads, which ultimately becomes the lower thread, requires no expertise in setting up. Near the needle is the bobbin case, remove it, and follow the instruction diagrams printed closed to the presser feet rest area. In fact, inserting the bobbin correctly is easy and it becomes kids play after one or two attempts.
→ Brother Provides Foot Controller for HC1850 Sewing Machine
Brother with its smart design does not force users to change their working habit rather it comes out with some additional tools. Use the add-ons to continue whichever way you find easier to use the sewing machine.
Brother adds a foot control with this model. Connect it with the machine and feel comfortable in running it by your foot. This is the magic with this new Brother product. It is a modern device but supports traditional ways of running a sewing machine.
Watch controls live on LED Screen: Human eyes have some limitation. We cannot easily see tiny stitches whether that is being done correctly, or there is some mismatch in alignment. Young tailor masters can maintain a straight observation of fast processing stitches. That is not suitable for their eyes in the long run, however.
Further, Brother HC1850 has a built-in LCD panel on user's side. That shows a complete overview of the current stitch pattern used and other related essential selections. There are few push-in buttons to set stitch patterns and styles. That is amazing. Now you can have utmost precision in sewing. You can sew a new design on clothes by setting up an accurate stitch length, appropriate design. In fact, this sewing machine also provides a suggestion on the right pressure foot as per setting selected on the LED screen.
Thus, users get full information about the running process by seeing the LCD. That allows them to work by taking small-small breaks. In fact, the LCD feature becomes vital when users have to stop sewing every after few minutes. No need to memorize all settings, look at LCD, and you are ready to resume work from where it was left.
→ How to Setup this Brother Sewing Machine and use It?
The Brother HC1850 sewing comes with a longer and a bit wider working platform, which is detachable on user’s choice. The area is enough space for wide range of stitching, embroidery, and quilting works. In fact, you will find easier to work with large items like ladies suit, bed sheet, sarees, and others heavy items.
25 Years Service Warranty: Not all sewing machine models from Brother have the blessing of 25 years of service warranty. For such long period, you will be assisted with voice call, machine service & repair, and in some extreme condition, the brand might accept full replacement request. You will agree, 25 years of the period is too long, thus, you should be fully sure about the build quality & durability of this sewing machine.
- Detachable wide table
- LED Light helps users to sew in no light zone
- Variety of stitches
- Wide LCD display
- Thump up for experienced users
- This is really an affordable sewing machine
- Simple Drop-in bobbin
- Hassle-free usages
- Automated upper and lower thread cutter
- Accessories storage
Cons: Knee Lifter is not present
Conclusion: Brother HC1850 computerized sewing machine is a recommend for beginners, pro users, and to use in tailor shops. It has a long list of excellent features and functions. It is very affordable, withal. I am not a tailor master, but after seeing this machine in action, my guts tell me that even I can sew new patterns on clothes using this computerized sewing machine. Moreover, Brother provides many accessories, eight presser feet, and an instructional DVD on how to use this machine. Brother HC1850 sewing machine is economical, innovative, and bears latest features.
|Display||LED Stitch Selection|
|Needle||Advanced Needle Threading System, Needle Position Lever|
|Features||LED Lighting, Feed Dog,|
|Stitch||130 Built-in Patterns, 7-mm Width, 5-mm Length, Stitch Speed Control, Reverse Stitch, Quilting Stitches, 850 stitch per minute max, 8 One-Step Buttonhole Styles|
|Presser Foot||Buttonhole, Zipper, Zigzag, Button fitting, Monogramming, Blind stitch, Overcasting, Spring action quilting, Specialty Feet|
|Accessories||Accessory pouch with needle set, screwdriver, ball point needle, twin needle, bobbins (4), seam ripper, extra spool pin, cleaning brush|
|Body||6-Kg, 12.5 x 19.25 x 15.25 mm|