Since 1851, the name Singer has been synonymous with sewing. The spirit of practical design and creative innovation that characterized the company at its beginning continues today as we develop products for every level of sewing. We have celebrated many firsts, including the world's first zig-zag machine, the first electronic machines and we now proudly produce the world's most advanced home sewing and embroidery machine. From home décor and clothing construction to embroidery and quilting, SINGER® is dedicated to help people express themselves through sewing.
This machine is really awful, just spent an hour detangling the mess it's making at every attempt, trying to get tension right, nothing is working. I'm a beginner and seems i made a mistake buying this machine.
Day one, set it up and ran some stitches to see how it worked. Day two, bobbin kept jamming no matter what I did. Broke two needles and spent over an hour trying to get it to work correctly. I wish I looked up the reviews before I bought it. Seems lots of people are having the same problem. So disappointed in Singer for not recalling this machine.
I bought this machine a couple of days ago and I am having a great time using it! I altered a nylon dress, hemmed it, hemmed the attached slip as well. I cut and shortened a pleated skirt using the blind hem stitch successfully. Mended a couple of garments as well. I found the booklet that advises of which needles to use for different materials very helpful. I used to do some sewing (30 to 35 years ago but didn't have time till now to get back into it) so I am almost learning from scrap.
I've been using Singer 2250 Tradition for almost two months now. My overall impression: it is pretty good machine for the beginner. However, I would note quite low quality of needles (90/14) because of their frequent breakdown even when working with appropriate material. Four needles per week - that's too much for me! As for the functions - I only use two or three of them. I believe there's no need for the beginner to spend much money on the functions he/she would hardly use.
I needed to fix my older machine - not a free-arm - and happened to see this machine on sale at my Canadian Tire for the same price as a sewing machine repair! THIS ONE IS A FREE-ARM! Guess what; I am interested in sewing again and am trying a simple quilt. Awesome
This is an inexpensive machine, however you expect it to at least sew consistently. It will sew just fine for a while then the tension will be all screwed up...and I don't even touch anything that would affect the tension. Do not buy! I didnt expect to get a fabulous machine for the money, but I did expect to get a machine that works.