Singer One Vs Singer One Plus – Ultimate Comparison

A honest comparison between Singer One and Singer One Plus. There is a clear winner here.



Singer One and Singer One Plus may look similar in design but there is a huge difference in features. Even interesting fact is that both are priced similarly as well. So it is imperative that you compare both machines, because one has a fair advantage over the other. 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. However, it is worth mentioning that One Plus has already eaten into the market share of Singer One, which is understandable for an upgraded version.

Singer One Vs Singer One Plus – Features Comparison

Singer One Vs Singer One PlusWhen 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.

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.

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.

Monogram : 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.

Below table shows the features as a whole

Sewing Machine Features

Singer One

Singer One Plus

Built-in Stitches

24

231

LCD Screen

Yes

Yes

Stitch Selection

Button

Dial

Buttonhole Styles

2 one-step

6 one-step & 1 Endless

Automatic Needle Threader

Yes

Yes

Thread Cutter

Yes

Yes

Programmable Needle Up/Down

No

Yes

Bobbin System

Top drop-in

Top Drop-in

Motor Speed

750 stitches/min

750 stitches/min

Start/Stop Button & Speed Control Slider

No

Yes

Lighting

3 LEDs

3 LEDs

Alphabets For Monogramming

No

Yes

Stitch Elongation Function

No

Yes

Built-in Memory

No

Yes

Sewing Space

14.7”

14.7”

Presser Foot Sensor & Error Alarm

Yes

Yes

Automatic Reverse

Yes

Yes

Automatic Twin Needle Mode

No

Yes

Built-in Accessory Storage

Yes

Yes

Free Arm

Yes

Yes

Adjustable Stitch Length and Width

Yes

Yes

Extra-high Presser Foot Lifter

Yes

Yes

Drop Feed

Yes

Yes

Machine Weight

18.5 lbs

18.5 lbs

Performance & Ease of Use

Apart from the difference in features, both machines run on the same motor. 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.

Verdict

After reading this, you must have got some idea about how advanced is the Singer One Plus when compared to Singer One. The choice is a no brainer. There is no point in buying an inferior machine, especially when you can get a far more advanced machine for more or less the same price. So Singer One Plus is the way to go. Moreover, it is one among the very few machines (5 to be exact) that we have listed in our “Machines You Can Buy With Your Eyes Shut” list. I personally love this machine.

Consider Singer One only if you can get it for half the price of Singer One Plus, otherwise it doesn’t add any value at all. There is no point in wasting your hard earned money on a machine with less features, that’s my opinion.