Singer 1409 and Usha Dream Stitch Comparison Review 2022

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This Singer 1409 and Usha Dream Stitch Comparison Review will help you understand which one sewing machine is best for you.

It'll also state the practical reasons why Dream Stitch is gaining more popularity and winning sewing lovers hearts more than Singer Sewing Machine. 

Even though Singer machines are superior, sturdier and faster.

The year 2020 is the year of recycling, reuse and DIYs (Do It Yourself). Apart from other essential skills like cooking or home farming, most people started learning sewing during the lockdown. 

This upwardly trend to learn basic level sewing led to a huge jump in the sale of sewing machines.

The most popular, best selling sewing machine during this year is Usha Dream Stitch, because it is cost effective and user friendly stitching machine. 

But people who had been sewing even earlier preferred sturdier and faster machines from Singer. 

Best Guide to Buy Stitching Machine (Honest Tips 2022)
Choose a sewing machine based on your requirement, budget and usage.

Singer 1409 and Usha Dream Stitch are two popular sewing machine models.Both sewing machines are good for sewing but the biggest challenge is to decide which is the BEST machine for you.

Recently, one subscriber asked me on Stitching Mall YouTube channel to clarify which stitching machine is better - Singer 1409 or Usha Dream Stitch ?

Though, I answer most of the subscribers on personal basis but this query was raised many times before.

Therefore, I decided to provide Singer 1409 and Usha Dream Stitch Comparison Review in detail here -

Singer (Merritt) 1409 Electric Sewing Machine

I used Singer Sewing Machine for sometime. It is a light weight machine, which is smooth in working. 


Singer 1409, which is named Merritt 1409 is a beautiful machine with in-built stitch features and accessories and it has a durable body. 


The Merritt 1409 electric sewing machine offers all the basic features you need to create almost any sewing project. 


Main Features -

8 Built in stitch patterns with stitch guide

Stitch per minute is 700 (SPM)

Automatic 4-step buttonhole

Automatic reverse to reinforce stitches

Heavy duty metal frame for skip-free sewing

Free arm for sewing difficult-to-reach areas


Basic and decorative stitches include -

  • an automatic buttonhole, 
  • simple stitch selection and
  • included darning plate for embroidery 
  • Easy threading and
  • an automatic bobbin winder set-up 
  • Four included presser feet (all-purpose, buttonhole, button sewing and zipper) are easily accessible in the accessory storage drawer that can be removed to create a free arm for stitching in hard-to-reach areas.

Merritt 1409 is one of the best sewing machines for beginner level sewing lovers. The Singer sewing machine is metal frame and solid built. 


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Usha Janome Dream Stitch Automatic Zig-Zag Electric Sewing Machine 

I have been using Usha Janome for last 10 years and I found sewing easy and smooth. One important tip here, keep bobbin and needle area lint and dust free.


If you go by the liking and preference of stitching lovers, Usha Janome Dream Stitch is one of the most popular, best selling sewing machine in India for its attractive design and simple to understand functions.


Usha Silai Machine is trusted for decades for quality, durability and features. Servicing and Spare parts are easily available locally as well as online for Usha  Janome Machines.


Main Features -

  • Automatic zig-zag sewing machine with compact free arm
  • Thread Tension Control: Manual ;
  • Stitch Pattern Selector: Dial Type
  • 7 built-in stitches including 4-step button holing;
  • Seven applications including lace fixing, quilting, smocking and rolled hemming
  • Auto tripping bobbin system;
  • drop feed for embroidery;
  • manual needle threading;
  • sewing light
  • Sewing speed: 550 SPM (Stitches Per Minute);
  • Stitch length control;
  • Triple strength stitch

The Usha Dream Stitch sewing machine has four-step buttonholing, so you can quickly stitch buttons on shirts, dresses and coats.


There is also a dial option for you to select your desired pattern.


Auto tripping bobbin ensures that the thread is properly wound around the bobbin when you begin sewing.


he lightweight Usha Janome sewing machine comes with a handle so you can easily carry it from one room to another.


Convenience and Comfort - The Usha Janome Dream Stitch automatic zig-zag sewing machine has a compact size that easily fits in your cupboard or closet. 


This compact sewing machine has 7 built-in stitches and 14 applications that allow you to explore various functionalities while sewing.


It is equipped with a sewing light, ensuring you get good visibility while sewing in dimly lit spaces.


Moreover, the thread tension control makes sure the thread does not break while working on the machine.


Usha Janome Dream Stitch sewing machine is a free-arm model that incorporates zig zag stitching as well.


You can use this lightweight sewing machine for mending and stitching clothes of different fabrics in no time.


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Singer (Merritt)1409 and Usha Janome Dream Stitch Comparison Review

Singer 1409

Light weight, Sturdy, Classic White design, Faster SPM

  • Light weight. 5.85 kg. Easy to carry
  • Stitch Per Minute (SPM) Speed 700, that means faster than Dream Stitch
  • 8 Built-in Stitches. 4-step buttonhole. Front load bobbin.
  • All Purpose Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot, Button Sewing Foot,Seam Ripper,Edge/Quilting Guide,Darning Plate
  • Easy to Use for Beginners

Usha Dream Stitch

Attractive colorful design, User Friendly, Easy Interface

  • Heavier than Singer 1409 at 6.54 kg
  • Stitch Per Minute (SPM) Speed 550, slower than Singer 1409 but good speed for beginners.
  • 7 Built-in Stitches. 4-step buttonhole. Front load bobbin.
  • All Purpose Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Zipper Foot, Button Sewing Foot,Seam Ripper,Edge/Quilting Guide,
  • Easy to Use for Beginners.

IMPORTANT :- If you are new to any machine (and not sure about its operations), don't push or pull any part. Take a product demo or watch online videos. Else sent a message to me, I'll try to help you as much as I can.
DON'T THROW THE BILL AS SOON AS YOU BUY YOUR MACHINE. If there is any product defect, you can use that bill to return or replace your machine from buyer.

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Singer sewing machines are metal built with solid internal parts and body, though Usha sewing machines are also durable but Usha Janome focus more on design and features and provide best value for money.

To know, which silai machine will serve you better - Singer 1409 or Usha Janome Dream Stitch, there are certain things you should ask yourself -

Common Checklist Before Buying a Stitching Machine :-

  • Your Budget - No need to exceed your budget beyond your comfort levels. If you are a beginner, start with a basic sewing machine. You can upgrade your machine when you feel that you are ready for more advanced level projects.
    I can assure you the most basic sewing machine can last decades and you need a better machine either for speed or features. Not for functionality. 
  • Features You Need - Needed features are the ones, without which you can not stitch upto your satisfaction level. Straight Stitch, Back Stitch etc. are the basic in-built stitches.
    But Zig-zag stitch, hem foot, piping, zipper, ruffle foot etc. may or may not be common features of a basic domestic stitching machine.
  • Purpose - It should be clear, why you need a stitching machine - home use or industrial use?

Ask Yourself these Questions, When You Are Buying a Sewing Machine ...

Understand your purpose and utility of the sewing machine in the long run. These questions may help you in making your decision, because each one of us is unique & so should be our stitching machine -

Conclusion - Singer (Merritt) 1409 is Better or Usha Janome Dream Stitch?

Both the stitching machines (Singer 1409 or Usha Janome Dream Stitch) are good for a beginner sewing learner and home use purpose.

Singer (Meritt) 1409 has a lightweight but sturdy body and Usha Janome Dream Stitch offers better design appeal.

Though, both sewing machines have similar features and price range, so it gets difficult to make a choice between these twin-like machines.

Singer relies on its brand value but Usha promotes its sewing machines better and offers some discounts, hence you get lower market price on Usha machines.

After understanding working of both the machines, I share my views here. As per my opinion, Usha Janome Dream Stitch would be a better choice.

When you research the data and user experience of both the sewing machines, more people preferred Usha Janome Dream Stitch over a Merritt 1409.

Though, Singer 1409 is a good sewing machine for beginners, for home use, the low popularity may be a reason of its higher price compared to Dream Stitch.

Secondly, buyers trust USHA sewing machine more due to easy to acquire spare parts and machine servicing.

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