I've had my Singer 2932 for about 3 months now. My other machine (not a Singer) died in the middle of a project, and this one was on sale. Although I have not had a Singer in at least 30 years, I thought I'd give this one a try. (I learned to sew on my mother's old treddle Singer as a young girl.)
To begin with, I'm glad I watched the video first as it gave me some basics I had forgotten. I like the easy-to-adjust pressure foot. Loosening that made sewing over very thick denim seams a breeze. I'm still getting used to having the reverse lever and the presser foot lever in a different place from what I've been used to. That will come with more use. I had some trouble with the tension and thread tangling when I first started using the machine. I found that I could NOT any of the bobbins I have on hand as they are too wide to fit in this machine's bobbin case. I also found that the presser foot needs to be UP to thread the machine and pull the thread up from the bobbin. If the presser foot is down, the tension is too tight to pull the thread. I like having the bobbin winder on top of the machine rather than on the side as my last machine had. Now that I've FINALLY gotten used to the automatic buttonhole maker, I like it; but it was a bear to get used to it. There is a lever on the side that has to be engaged to make the buttonhole, and it has to be up and out of the way when doing regular sewing. Otherwise, the thread gets tangled and the machine will not sew correctly. All in all, I don't sew as much as I used to, so this machine will do what I want it to do.
I got this machine last June after my well loved 1970s Singer shuffled off to the land of dead sewing machines after many years of love. I have to say that I was disapointed about this machine. For one it's extremely loud, to the point where my husband leaves the room when it's in use. It rattles horribly! Like other reviewers I have also had tension problems with this machine to the point where I've spent more time trying to fix the tension issues than sewing. As I run a ladies sewing circle, this machine has been the work horse of the group and we regularly spend at least an hour each meet trying to fix it! This was something I was not expecting from a normally very reliable company! Finally my machine broke down this week, wouldn't even make a locking stitch no matter what trouble shooting I did from cleaning to adjustment. When I took it down to get serviced even the technicians couldn't fix it and I was told that it would cost me more to try and fix it than to buy a new machine. This was very upsetting as I"ve only had this machine for a year! To quote the repair man "they've been using cheap construction, if even your bobbin holder can't keep tension for even a few seconds you're SOL". This experience has made me wary about buying further products.
Note, I have a Singer dress maker's machine from 1925 that I use EVERY DAY and I love! It still works like a dream with little to no fiddling so having this "new" machine fail me was rather upsetting.
I grew up using my mother's 30-year-old Singer, and never had an issue with it. It was a solid, basic machine that Singer is known for making. So when it came time to buy my own sewing machine I decided to buy a Singer. I have only had it for 6 months, and I am incredibly disappointed with the quality of the it. Within 2 months the needle was displaced to the left permanently after using it for lightweight, straight-stitching. The hand wheel has jammed several times, not because of any obvious problem such as clogged thread. When I took it to have it fixed the repairman said that both the needle and the jammed hand wheel were due solely to poor quality construction. It would take more money to have it repaired than the machine cost. Overall, the machine is temperamental and although it would hypothetically be easy to use the poor quality makes it nightmarish. Ultimately I decided to throw this machine away and get a new one from, obviously, another company. I am so disappointed with the shoddiness Singer now produces. I will no longer be purchasing Singer products if this is what they consider to be worthy of putting on the market.
I have had the machine for 3 months and have not had a chance to use it. When I did sit down to use it the reverse stitch broke and now the machine only goes in reverse. Very dissapointed in Singer. I normally love their products.
I purchased this product because I have had experience with Singer machines before. I have owed it for a year and the find the reverse stitch lever doesn't work. It sews well but without the back-stitch it is of no use.
My Grandmother picked this machine up for me and drove to bring it to me. It worked fine at first and then it started to loose tension and bunch the thread up. I have tried a number of different needles and three different bobbins/threads. Nothing changed.
I got this after reading the reviews there were a lot of negative, but after seeing the machine in the store it is just what I wanted for the price, I am glad I got this machine. It is very easy to thread all you have to do is follow the step by step in manual, I was able to thread the machine and go and its very light, easy to lift. Great buy great machine.
Pros:Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
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This is a great little machine. I have to remember its limitations though. I worked with a SailRite Industrial machine with zigzag walking foot. And then a German made Singer 401G. I swear those machines will nearly sew sheet metal! This machine is certainly not in league with those. And unfortunately I'm a rank amateur at all of this so the machine is not fairly treated. I'm leaning needles and basic stitches for making 'guy stuff'. This machine is easy to thread, easy to wind bobbins and change needles and needs little maintenance. Heavy fabrics and heavy thread are essentials for me and I break a lot of needles, but I am amazed at the capabilities of this little guy. Making machine covers and parts bags from Duck Cloth are not a problem, Hemming denim and making draw string bags - no problem. Replacing the zipper in a lawn vac cost me several needles but that was my inexperience coming through. I quickly learned what not to do and the results are great. This 2932 will take me to the point where a heavier free arm deep throat machine will take over. This machine is teaching me what to look for when I upgrade, but it will stay nearby just because it's so darned handy!
Pros:Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
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I purchased this machine to replace a 35 year old Singer. I wanted some of the modern features such as the auto button hole and the threader. I don't sew much but wanted a dependable machine. I needed to make a pageant outfit for my granddaughter and this machine did the job very nicely.
I got my machine as a Christmas gift. I used it to make new curtains for my living room. I found the machine easy to use and the manual to be very helpful when I had questions. I think this is a great little machine to get the job done. If I were more advanced I may need more options but for what I use it for it's great.
I bought my machine 2 years ago after a very long break from sewing, just wanted a basic, affordable sewing machine to get back into sewing. And back I am......
I have really put this sewing machine to test. I sew almost everyday for what can be hours at a time. She is such a little "work horse". Yes, my machine is a she and her name is Nelly! I couldn't ask for a better machine, except my next one will have a drop in bobbin...that's my dream!
In the beginning, however, I had quite a hard time with the bobbin getting "caught up", thread jams, etc. I realized that the actual bobbin makes a huge difference (can't use the new plastic bobbins that are curved to the inside). Also, you have to keep the bobbin case totally free of lint, etc.
Now, everytime I change the bobbin, I clean out the casing with my brush. Minimal problems at this point!
Thank you Singer for making an affordable machine that has given me many hours of enjoyment!
I bought this sewing machine 1.5 yrs ago and I've had nothing but trouble. I've been sewing for a long time and I've never had to deal with threads being stuck as much as this one. I spend more time fixing the thread from the machine and from my project then actually sewing. I'm a fan of Martha Stewart's crafty styles and ideas and thought this would be a great machine to have. I've also used different products from Singer before and was quite satisfied. I've tried viewing the video on this machine to see if I can figure out whats causing the thread tangles, but didn't see anything. I don't know what else to do, except that this machine wasn't what I thought it was, except a bad experience machine.