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Not happy

Overall Rating:

Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

Cons: Poor Quality, Few Features, Bobbin Jams Constantly, Manual Is Terrible!

58 out of 62 people found this helpful.

I only needed an easy machine to sew costumes, mend seams etc. This seemed to be the answer. First of all, my instruction manual was not put together properly. I have several of the same pages and I am missing several others. Luckily, I was able to download a PDF version. Secondly, I have only used this machine 3 times and I cannot keep the bobbin thread from jamming up every couple of inches. I am VERY unhappy because I have barely even used the darn thing and can't keep it working right. I triple checked everything and have threaded and rethreaded all to no avail. I have a simple hem to do tonight and have been working on it for several hours. I can guarantee that I will NOT be recommending this machine to ANYONE.

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HORRIFIC Machine!

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Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated

43 out of 47 people found this helpful.

I am a beginner, and thought that this machine would be a good stepping stone into taking over my grandmother's tradition of quilting and sewing for the family. WRONG. I cannot for the life of me get this machine to stop jamming up. I will be sewing along, and then snag... Then have to reset everything, only to find that I did everything correctly. After two days, this machine is going back, I can't take it anymore! Why would you make a product geared towards someone like myself only to have it go so horribly wrong?! Completely and totally shook the confidence I had in myself that I could carry on a family tradition.

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Great for emergenies

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Pros: Good Value

Cons: Poor Quality

42 out of 47 people found this helpful.

Not happy with the machine. The thread in the bobbin constantly comes loose and tangles badly. I know how to thread the bobbin... been doing it for 50 years.

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Very Big mistake

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Cons: Poor Quality, Mechanical Problems, Too Light Weight Slides All Over The Table, Instruction Book Inadequate, Backstitch Button Is Awkward

41 out of 44 people found this helpful.

I have been sewing for over 40 yrs. up to and including tayloring men's and women's suits. This was not my first sewing machine and not my first Singer, but it was the worst machine that I have ever used. I have my grandmother's pedal Singer and it sews better than the Singer Simple. While the price was very good and there were some good features, these mean nothing if the machine won't even sew a straight stitch without the tension going out of whack from one seam to the next. The bobbin tension also kept changing. Over the past few days of sewing, I have had to remove more bad stitching than I have had to do in the past 15 years of sewing. This machine is so bad that I am returning it tomorrow morning. I didn't buy it to do anything fancy, just wanted a simple machine to do basic sewing and the Singer Simple was not even able to do that without problems.

I also found that the placement of the backstitch lever to be awkward. I also found the needle threader to be difficult to use. Bobbin placement, behind the moveable "equipment box" caused a great deal of frustation because the bobbin was constantly having to be removed when it would jam.

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Terrible!

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Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated

35 out of 39 people found this helpful.

I bought this sewing machine a few weeks ago & was so excited to use it. When I finally got around to using it, I had a good friend who's been sewing for years teach me how to use it. She couldn't even get the bobbin to work or to keep sewing without gathering my fabric. We finally got it to work properly after a few frustrating hours. Finally able to start on my project, my needle broke. We've been trying to replace it for another few hours & the screw will not come undone so now I'm stuck with no sewing machine again. I would never recommend this machine to anyone, even my friend who's been sewing for years thinks this is a terrible investment.

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Singer "simple"

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Cons: Not Usable

19 out of 19 people found this helpful.

singer has always been a good product. My daughter bought me a new singer for Christmas three years ago. Right after that my husband passed away so I have not gotten to use it at all. Now three years later I am getting myself back together so I set up the sewing machine and it won't sew. I an not a sewer so it may be me but it sews two sitches and clogs up between bobbin and sewing surface. I only want to sew a straight line but can't get it to do that. I have to stop and take the bobbin out and release the material and try again and two stitches and do the same thing again. If you have any suggestions I would appreciate them. I am sure the warrently is gone by now but it is new but can't use.

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Sad about my Singer

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Pros: It Looks Good

Cons: Poor Quality, I Think It Is A Lemon

17 out of 17 people found this helpful.

I have to agree with the gal whom wrote about her Singer Simple. I too have had problems with mine. Just as she said, it gets all caught up. I've been sewing for years and got this machine for Christmas. My husband thought he was doing me a favor because my old machine was getting very tired out. He and I have had to "work" on this machine each and every time I try and use it. Sorry Singer, this ones going to be trashed. And fyi, my Mother bought one also, to do some quilting and had the same problems. Hers is now just sitting in the closet! All 3 of us tried to do the thing's that the manual said to do.....to no avail. I am so bummed. I WAS going to teach my daughter how to sew on this one. Not a chance now. I am off to look at some garage sales for my old Singer from the early 60's. It was a peach!

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Poor quality

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Pros: Easy To Use

Cons: Poor Quality

16 out of 16 people found this helpful.

I bought this simple machine to use during summers at our camp. Summer #1 it worked great--I used it for 2 weeks to make some calico curtains for the kitchen. I packed it away in all it's original packaging in anticipation of another vacation of sewing.
This summer I eagerly opened the machine. It worked beautifully for 1 day and the tension slipped. I got out the book, checked everything like it said, many, many times, and it still slips.
Needless to say, my last week here is ruined; I was planning to finish a quilt top. So disappointed.

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Disappointed!

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Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated

15 out of 15 people found this helpful.

I am a beginner - I received this machine as a gift. Taking on an ambitious quilt project, I must say that I am extremely disappointed in this machine. The first day wasn't too much of a problem; I had a few thread breaks here and there. Auto threader worked fine to start. The second day was like a totally different machine. Thread broke twice as much, kept jamming, and auto threader stopped working. At first, I thought I was doing something wrong, so I started all over. Same things happened. Called in some reinforcement; my aunt who has been sewing for decades. She messed with it for a while and finally just told me to take it back. Words of wisdom - don't waste time with this one!

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Basic, Easy To Use

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

15 out of 23 people found this helpful.

I have more expensive machines as well as a vintage Singer "rocketeer".

The 2263 was purchased for community service projects.

It sews very well and if properly cared for will last a long time.

When the user has a problem, it is usually because they have dived right in without reading the manual and testing each feature of the machine. Improper threading, bobbin and needle insertion are the most overlooked processes when first using any sewing machine.

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bad product

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Cons: Poor Quality

13 out of 13 people found this helpful.

This is the worst machine I've ever used. The bobbin constantly jams and loops. you can't get the tension right. following the troubleshooting guide didn't help. It works for a little bit and then jams all over again for no reason. My last machine I wore out. my repair man told me it was time to replace. This one will be replaced but not from use.

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I like it but...

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

Cons: Poor Bobbin Threading

12 out of 13 people found this helpful.

I have never had my own sewing machine and only once sewed a simple skirt in high school theater class. I had been shopping around for my own machine and decided to buy one at Wal-Mart that won't cost me more than $100 since I'm just a beginner. I came home with this machine and began with threading the bobbin. It threaded nice and tight at first halfway through, it got sloppy and had less tight of a threading. I used it anyway. I practice sewed to check out the stitches on an old shirt. On my 3rd stitch, the bottom bobbin jammed. I had to open it take out the thread stuck inside. I tried again. It worked fine for a while and then my top threading kept unthreading. I hope to be able to do more with this machine and hope that I do not run into more problems with it.

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Don't Waste Your Money

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Cons: Poor Quality, Jams Frequently!

12 out of 13 people found this helpful.

I have been sewing for 40 years. This machine would not sew more than 10 inches of seam without jamming. After I tried everything 3 times - new needle, rethreading machine, reloading bobbin with thread, etc., I gave up and brought the machine to my Mom, who has been sewing for over 70 years. Mom used to take machines donated to the Goodwill and test and repair them to ensure that they were selling a machine that worked. Mom spent over 6 hours on my machine, and it's still jamming up after sewing less than a foot. We're not going to donate the machine to charity, because we don't want anyone to purchase it and get frustrated as we did. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS MACHINE!

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Tension will now work correctly

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Cons: Poor Quality

11 out of 11 people found this helpful.

My mother bought this machine for me and I am so disappointed in it . The tension will not stay correct. I am so frustrated ,. Will not buy another one and will not recommend it to anyone.. I read a response to one on here about sewing with the foot down, that is not the problem. I think it is just a junk product sorry to say..thanks

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The SIMPLE is simply a good choice

Overall Rating:

Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

11 out of 16 people found this helpful.

I purchased this machine because of price. It sews well, and has all the basic features I need. The automatic needle threader broke within the first 2 weeks of use. That is a worthless feature. It is nice that it uses the front loading bobbin, and accepts the presser feet from my other machines. It sews surprisingly well on heavier materials. The quick change presser foot feature is a pain. The release lever catches on stuff and drops the foot in the middle of doing things.
I sew several hours every day. I am a professional seamstress.
I have worn out 2 vintage Singer Machines and one competitor's machine this year. I have high hopes that this one will out last it's warranty.

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Not good for beginners or ANYONE

Overall Rating:

Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated

10 out of 10 people found this helpful.

This is certainly not a good product for begginers or anyone. If you want to get really mad for no good reason this is the sewing machine to do it for you. I only wanted something to make costumes for my children for halloween and occasionlly make a bag or something. This machine has not only wated money but made it completely impossible to do any of those things. Steer clear of this machine, and seeing as it is my first Singet product, it would certaily make me stay away from all of their products. Sooooooooo not happy!!!!

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not very simple

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Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated, Noisy, Bad Bobbin Case

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.

I have sewn before and this machine was not the best. I got it as a present and I was ves excited to use it, but did not like this at all. The bobbin costantly jamming, missing stitches, loud noises,and points when it just did not sew at all. I used a Singer Confidence and it was a lot easier, but more expensive which is why I do not own one.overall this was not good at all.

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Frustrated with Sewing

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Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated, Malfunctions

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.

My husband bought this sewing machine to me as a present to sew for fun. Well it isn't much fun having to fix jams and spending an hour on something that should take a few minutes. Very disappointed. Wish I would have put the money we spent on this machine towards a different one.

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Frustrating!

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Cons: Poor Quality, Bobbin Thread Won't Come Up

9 out of 10 people found this helpful.

I received the Singer "Simple" 2263 as a gift last year. I was very excited to use it since I bought some cloth to practice on.

The first time I used it, it worked fine. The next time I used it, less than a week later, the bobbin thread didn't come up out of the bobbin chamber! I double-checked and triple-checked everything, dusted everything, changed the needle with a new one, and it STILL won't come up. I'm VERY frustrated since I have things to mend!

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Trouble with tension

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Pros: Liked The Dvd

Cons: Tension Hard To Adjust

9 out of 11 people found this helpful.

Bought this to replace an older Singer, with which I also had trouble with the tension and the bobbin staying in the case properly. I find this one has a touchy tension also, but I will keep trying to adjust the settings and hope that it solves the problem.

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No Beginner's Luck Here

Overall Rating:

Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated

8 out of 8 people found this helpful.

As many other reviews above mine state, I bought this machine hoping it would be a good fit for a beginner like me...not so! After reading the instruction manual and watching the included DVD about threading the bobbin, it still didn't work! It jammed up every few seconds not only during winding but also underneath the plate immediately after I began to sew my first piece.

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My New Singer

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Cons: Wish It Came With A Hard Case

8 out of 12 people found this helpful.

I bought this today, came home and started using it right away. I had an old Singer several years ago and it just did great. Well I needed a new one and couldn't spend alot, because I really do not sew that often. I will alot more now! I had a few things to fix right away and went right to it... No problem, everything went so smooth. I feel I have a new toy. This is just a great machine and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Product 2263

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, People With Very Limited Sewing Knowledge Should B

8 out of 13 people found this helpful.

I`m a novice sewer and have very limited knowledge of using a sewing machine. I had trouble understanding other machines but this one was a whizz to learn and operate. I was quite concerned spending my money but I can truly say I believe I have purchased an item that I can use as it is simple and gets the job done. Anyone who purchases this item should be pleased with this machine. I highly recommend it for all your basic sewing needs.

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Simple.... Really?

Overall Rating:

Pros: Good Value

Cons: Poor Quality, Bobbin Issues (tension)

7 out of 7 people found this helpful.

I received a Singer Simple 2263 as a gift last Christmas, it's my first sewing machine ever, and my first time ever using a sewing machine in my life. The instructional video was useful to introduce me to the sewing machine since I had never used one in my life. But, it was not simple to get started, like all the other reviews the bobbin case and thread get jammed quite often due to tension issues, and like all instruction manuals this one is pretty much useless when it comes to troubleshooting. For those of you who aren't in a situation to exchange to return the sewing machine (like me), resource You Tube videos or other instructional websites for help with bobbin issues, and don't give up, because they can be resolved. The needle threader works, but it's not the greatest feature. Overall, once those issues are addressed the machine will get the job done, it does well with heavy fabric too, if you use the correct needles. I've used it to make pillow cases, curtains, blankets, quilts, and even free motion sewing. This machine should be named Singer 2263, because the bobbin issue completely takes the Simple out of sewing. It's a good price for a machine, and since its a small hobby of mine it was a good investment, but remember, you pay for what you get, don't expect miracles from this machine. It's good for a beginner, with proper instruction from You Tube and other sewing websites or course.

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2263 is SIMPLE

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

Cons: Placement Of Bobbin Hard To Operate/get At., Booklet Could Have More Elaborate Instructions

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.

Bought a Singer because of it's reputation and my mom had one ever since I can recall. This machine is easy to use. The features stitch length and width and selection of stitches are comparable to the more expensive machines. The Bobbin placement is not easily accessible and should be placed on top to get at it. The parts box should be able to open forward, not having to take it off and turn around to open. My machine was "clunking" when I first used it and according to the booklet I was to oil it, but nowhere did it indicate where or how to do this. The booklet should have more elaborate instructions in it. Should have a vertical thread holder in addition to the horizontal one. Although I haven't used the Automatic Needle Threader, it is ingeneous for those of us with poor eyesight. The CD is a nice addition. Overall, a nice simple machine for basic sewing.

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Nice beginner machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

Cons: Auto Threader Is Showing A Little Wear For Only Using It A Few Months

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.

I have just started sewing and this machine has been great! So far I've made 2 sets of curtains from scratch, hemmed others and made a ton of pillow covers. It has all the basic features you'd ever need for someone just starting. I've been eyeballing the new anniversary edition so maybe I'll upgrade later on, but this has been a really nice purchase. Only thing I hate is changing the bobbin...that thing gives me fits..but it's probably user error. :)

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GREAT MACHINE!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

6 out of 9 people found this helpful.

The whole reason my mom bought this machine for me was because I was upset that my VERY vintage singer sewing machine was messing up very badly, and I was sad. So when I started looking at machines online, I saw many with great features for a crafter like myself for a great price! So she decided on this machine and it was a great deal! I have sewn so many things already and I have had it for 4 days! I love all of the features. Going from a vintage sewing machine to one that can sew buttons on for me, and make the button holes is a great transition! I know that Singer has held up a great name, and thats the ONLY brand that I have used, and it DEFINATELY lives up to its name with this machine! All of the features are great for a crafter, and amateur sewer. All of the functions are very simple to use, and switch. Everything is made SO much easier by the Singer Simple. There has been only one problem that I have encountered. That is that it is very easy to not thread the machine right, and it cause bunching on the backside of the material. I have had to thread it over 3 times before getting it to work correctly to finish a project. But once you get it right, you are fine to finish it! My old sewing machine was very limited on what it could do, and all I ever used it for was to sew a basic straight stitch, but now I am able to use ALL of the features that this machine comes with. All of the attachments that are included are so very easy to change, and easy to use. The DVD that is included is VERY helpful for a visual on how to use it correctly. Overall it is a GREAT MACHINE that I have LOVED working on, and will use for a VERY long time! THANKS SINGER! :)

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Love this little sewing machine!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

6 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Believe me, I am NOT an avid sewer, and only know the basics of sewing. I have used this machine for mending, and making curtains so far, without a hitch! It is perfect for my needs! I love the ease of threading the machine, and the needle threader! If you just want to have a simple to operate, and easy to use machine for basic sewing, this is a GREAT choice!

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Making Sewing Simple...

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

6 out of 9 people found this helpful.

This is a wonderful machine. I've been sewing since I was a young girl. My nana taught me to sew and I've been sewing ever since. I needed to replace a machine so I decided on the Singer Simple. It works like a dream, is simple to use and thread, and works with all of my sewing projects. I always will trust the Singer brand and the quality is reflected in the machine I use. Another great feature of the Simple model is that it can be easily transported, so I can move it from space to space or bring it over to a friend's place for a craft party, etc. This is a wonderful machine, and I would highly recommend it.

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Great Machine

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Cons: Few Features

6 out of 11 people found this helpful.

But, there is one thing can't get the needle threader to work. Is it just me or is it a defect.
LOL the DVD didn't work either.

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good machine, but...

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Cons: No Service Centers In Colorado

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.

I've been using my machine for a couple weeks with no problems. It is quiet and operates smoothly. I've been sewing for over 50 years and still own an old heavy duty singer that has been vey dependable. One of the deciding factors in purchasing this machine was the 25 year warranty. However, now I find that there are no service centers in Colorado. Had I known this I never would have purchased the machine.

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Some Small Difficulties

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Cons: Complicated, Lack Of Instruction

5 out of 5 people found this helpful.

This is the first sewing machine I have ever owned, so I am not claiming to have too much expeiernce. Overall I have found that this is a good machine. I am in total agreement with the person who reviewed this product before me and I would like if you consult her/his review for my positive thoughts.
BUT there are two very important issues I would like to bring to disccusion. 1: The frequency of which the bobbin casing tangels with thread and jams. And 2: The almost total lack of instruction provided in the manual concerning stiches.
For some reason my machine jams reguarly, the bobbin area fills with loops of thread and I have to take the machine apart in order to fix this. I have oiled, changed needels, adjusted tensions, and re-threaded repeatedly to no avail. It seems my machine has a mind of its own in and will decide when or when not to work by itself. And it will not sew on buttons to save the world. My second worry is that only the straight, zigzag, buttonhole, and blind hem sticthes are accurately described. I am left totally in the dark about the many other beautiful stiches I know my machine is capable of. I have experimented with width, length, and tension dials to little avail. And what is the little icon on the stich length dial that is a curved arrow and S and a small 1 for?
Overall I am intensly satsified with this product because what I know about and am experienced with comes easily. I especially enjoy the buttonhole option. But what I do not understand is frustrating and difficult.I hope over time as I use this machine more I will gain enough experience to overcome my troubles and sew beautifully.

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brand new

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

5 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I just tried every feature on this machine and I absolutely love it. It's quiet easy to use and very easy to thread I don't even use the automatic threader there's no sense in it, it's easy.

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I hate to sew

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4 out of 4 people found this helpful.

I hate to sew, but now and then I have to. I haven't used this machine enough to report about it, but so far it did what it was supposed to do.

The biggest problem is that the user guide assumes you already are a whiz-bang sewer and already know everything about a sewing machine. -and- The CD furnished with it could use some work (slow motion, animation, etc.)

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Exceeded my expectations

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Automatic Needle Threading!

4 out of 6 people found this helpful.

This sewing machine exceeded my expectations for a $90 purchase. I've never used a sewing machine in my life, but being an engineer and using the supplied DVD, I was sewing after 2 hours. The first job for it was sewing on patches on my THICK double-weave judo gi. If the fabric fits under presser foot, this machine will handle it. The automatic needle threading mechanism is NICE!. One suggestion, I wish there was and adjustment for different fabric thickness.
Overall, very happy with the purchase.

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Great little machine

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4 out of 7 people found this helpful.

I have owned a Singer(only ONE) since 1969.I only had to have it in the shop twice for minor repairs other than maintenance.Hence, when it finally died, I decided to stick with Singer. I don't sew a lot anymore so I just needed to be able to make simple items and repair and I didn't want to spend a lot of money. This machine does the job great. It sews great-the stiches are perfect.Not crazy about the vertical bobbin-my old one was drop in and a little simpler but once you get the hang of it, it is OK. The only problem I had was getting the needle threader to work. The directions for using it were not very clear and the video on the disk was so quick. The video did help though-by the way the video didn't want to play because it told me the application could not be found. I had to go into the computer Autoplay and choose Windows Media Player to open it before it would play. On some past reviews people had said the disk did not work. Once you tell computer to use Win Media player it came right up. Singer probably needs to include this on the disk sleeve or set the disk to automatically play in Windows. I could not get the needle threader to work, tried about 40 min. I went back and watched video again and it seems that when you turn the wheel to put the needle at its highest point as instructed, the mark on the wheel is not lined up with mark on machine. Once I adjusted the wheel so the marks lined up perfectly, the threader worked. You also want to be careful and not hold the thread tight in the right hand when using the threader, it needs a little slack so the threader can grab the thread.I have tried threading the needle off and on just to see if it will continue to work using this technique and it has. I have not tried the buttonholer but did try various stiches. They all worked well.Overall this is a great little machine for the money. Time will tell if the quality prevails.

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Begginer

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, High Quality

4 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I always get 2 beautiful muslim sisters to make my overgarments and shirts to ride my motercylce in. So i decided to start to learn for myself, my husband purchased this for me and for me knowing nothing about sewing, this machine was easy to use and set up its wonderful

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Very noisy

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Pros: Easy To Use

Cons: Too Loud

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Machine is only 18 months old. Auto Threader quit working. Very loud and squeaky. Can't get Singer to return answers to questions on email. I'm sure most are quality machines but I am hesitant to buy another.

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New to Sewing

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Pros: Good Value

Cons: Manual Does Not Have All Details Needed For A Beginner.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Very nice machine and once you figure out how to work it, there is a lot of fun to be had with it. Wish the manual that came with it had more detail, I had to spend 1 hour and 23 minutes on hold to speak with a rep. to troubleshoot a threading error.

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Bobbin problems

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Cons: Poor Quality

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Yesterday I bought my 2263 Singer sewing machine I could only try some of the seams when it began the bobbin problems. I checked and everything was in order as indicated in the manual and the instructional DVD and all the problems persists.
I don't understand how a brand like Singer has on the market a product that fails to all the customers with the same problem according to the reviews. I'm returning back my sewing machine.

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Serves my purposes

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.

I am a novice at sewing. I know the basics and that gets done what I need to do.

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Does the Job

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, High Quality, Easy To Carry

Cons: Threading Still A Chore

3 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Easy to carry and store. Has a built-in light. Threading the shuttle above the needle is not intuitive because the thread has to be inserted horizontally, instead of vertically as expected. "Automatic" threader also requires holding thread horizontally and isn't as easy as the video makes it look. I keep hoping Singer will bring out needles with a side slot that you just snap thread into and slide into the hole. They make them for hand sewing, so why not machines? Runs smoothly and quietly. Very attractive and clean looking. Doing cuffs is easy. I like it.

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Great buy for beginner sewer

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

3 out of 5 people found this helpful.

I am teaching a young woman how to sew and quilt. No one in her immediate family sews. We had such fun this past week creating a quilt. When I saw the Singer 2263 on sale I decided to buy her one. I unpacked the machine and had a great time adjusting the tensions and playing with the stitches. What a great machine for a beginner or for taking to a quilting class.

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A good simple machine

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, Nice Looking

Cons: Automatice Needle Threader Doesn't Work Like It Should.

3 out of 5 people found this helpful.

I liked the machine when I received, but it couldn't mount in my drop down singer sewing cabinet. So I either have to leave it set up and covered, or put it away every time it's used. AND…I could NOT get the automatic needle threader to work. With my eyes, it would have been helpful. I even watched the DVD that came with it, and followed it step by step, but the automatic needle threaded does not work or function like the video shows. All in all, it's a good sewing machine for no more than I'll be using it for. That's why I give it 4 stars.

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I Love This Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

Cons: Thread Holder Seems Like It Could Break Easily.

3 out of 6 people found this helpful.

I had an old Singer Fashion Mate sewing machine that I bought refurbished over 10 years ago. It recently stopped working and I decided it was time for a new one.

As I only use my sewing machine for home decor projects, I just wanted a basic model. So I bought the Simple 2263...and I LOVE IT!

My mother has always used Singer sewing machines and so that's what I learned to sew on. She has had great results from Singer and I have too.

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Best way to learn a new hobby!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, The Beginners Dvd Is Wonderful!

Cons: Few Features

3 out of 6 people found this helpful.

I received my Singer Simple sewing machine for Christmas this past year and have been sewing with it ever since! I knew nothing about how to use a sewing machine. I immediately began sewing the moment I took it out of the box and popped the tutorial video in! It got me started with ease. I recommend this machine to ANYONE who wants to sew, but they are afraid they will not do well. I have made at least a garment a week and have had NO problems with the process!

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Simply Simple

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Instructional Video

3 out of 7 people found this helpful.

I had a Singer many years ago and when I became too busy to sew, I gave it away. Huge mistake! But now I have time but only wanted a simple machine for hemming, repairing, etc and this definitely fit the bill. This is a great design and I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends. Thank you, Singer, for coming up with the perfect, simple and easy to use machine! And I loved the video showing how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine!

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Great Purchase

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

3 out of 7 people found this helpful.

I purchased this machine for my teenage daughter to teach her to sew...what a wonderful purchase! The instructions were easy to understand and the performance is tops. She threaded the machine correctly on the first try and she is sewing like she has been sewing longer than me...yes, I will be purchasing one for myself, soon!

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Excellent Beginner's Sewing Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Excellent For Beginner

3 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I had never used a sewing machine before learning to do so with this product. It is in my opinion an excellent value. The machine is very straightforward to learn to use, and the written instruction manual clearly explains how to sew with it.

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I like it, but had to reture the first one.

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Pros: Good Value

Cons: First One A Limon-replaced It.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

The thread tension would not work. Returned it for another one. It works great. I only use it for small jobs. I've used it know for three weeks, trying all the different settings. So far so good.I found a help full tool for beginners at sewing. It's called a "Needle Genius". It guides you through what fabric,thread and needle size and point is recommended together. It's listed at:www.thread-tek.com.for $20.00. Good Luck. Jerry Roe.

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Not that great!

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Cons: Poor Quality

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I have been a seamstress for 45 yrs and purchased several machines.This is the first Singer for me, and I couldn't believe it did NOT even come with a zipper foot! The presser foot is junk-it snaps off all the time, so it's very frustrating.I don't see this machine lasting.The self threader for the needle is more confusing and is easier just to thread it the normal way, so it's nothing great!.

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Simple Singer 2263

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Fun To Use

Cons: No Cons Wih This One

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Husband gave this sewing machine to me as a gift for Christmas 2010 and I LOVE IT!!! I have not sewed since highschool but it was like riding a bike, you Never forget how to do it. The machine I received is super easy to use and so much fun. To get the feel of the machine I have made a gazillion pillows LOL.....moving onto something new today. I am very happy with the Singer 2263 for beginners.

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Great Machine!

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2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

The Singer Simple 2263 is a great machine. I started sewing as soon as I took it out of the box. I needed a very simple machine and this fit the bill. The only drawback is threading the needle and the light. After reading other reviews I found that if you follow the instructions you should have no problem with jamming. Also using the proper size needles for differenct weight fabric elimiates skipped stitches. The manual does not have directions for oiling the machine, but if you go on line to Singerco.com and look up your machine you will find directions that you can down load. The manual is not very clear or explains very well. So a beginner may have problems. All in all this is a great machine! I love using it and I have made several garments. The machine does not come with a zipper foot, but lucky for me I have various feet and they fit this machine. When looking for a zipper foot make sure it is for low shank.

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VERY DISAPPOINTED

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Cons: Poor Quality

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

This is of very poor quality and lacks so many things. I thought simple was as to the ease of use, not as in simple minded to appreciate it. As I see I must have an appropriate attitude, I will write to the company itself instead of listing all my complaints here.

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Good sewing machine for the money

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

Cons: Lightweight

2 out of 4 people found this helpful.

Can't beat the price. I've only used it for straight sewing and it's worked great. The automatic needle threading is a godsend for these old eyes. It's not as sturdy as my cast iron one that broke (tried in vain to get it repaired) but the new one has mroe features which I hope to try in the future..

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A good starter machine

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Pros: Good Value

Cons: Poor Quality

2 out of 4 people found this helpful.

This has been a great machine to start sewing with. The auto threader does not work well AT ALL. But overall I have been able to make curtains pillows and other items for the home. I think it is a great starter machine. Could be better made.

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good machine

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, Sufficient Features, Auto Needle Threader, Good Instruction Booklet And Dvd

2 out of 4 people found this helpful.

after starting with a Pixie (mistake), i moved up to the Singer Simple, which has sufficient features for a novice such as myself, and it is not over complicated which could lead to confusion and frustration. I'm a 47 yr old man and took up sewing as a hobby less than a month ago, making lingere for my wife. I recommend this machine for anybody who wants to get started sewing.

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Overall Rating:

Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

2 out of 4 people found this helpful.

I JUST PURCHASED THIS MACHINE. I AM PLANNING ON USING THIS MACHINE PRIMARILY FOR QUILTING. I HAVE ONLY USED THE MACHINE FOR A FEW DAYS BUT SO FAR HAVE BEEN WELL PLEASED AND WAS JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.

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Great Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, Self Threader

2 out of 4 people found this helpful.

I just bought the 2263.. My other Singer machine was 15 yrs or older, and was having tension problems.. so instead of paying $60 to fix it, I bought a new one. and I love it.. so easy to work with, especially threading the needle. cause it does it for me... so far no problems.. and I hope it stays that way, for at least another 15 yrs.

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Very Good Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

2 out of 5 people found this helpful.

My Aunt taught me how to sew over the Christmas holidays on a large professional machine. I enjoyed it so much my husband bought me this machine as my starter machine. The price, features, and performance of this machine makes it a perfect starting machine. I hope that I will continue to learn and if necessary move up in machines in the Singer family. I would definitely tell others to buy this sewing machine.

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Good Basic Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

Cons: Back Stich Is Hard To Use

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

It seems to work OK, the back stitch you really have to push hard to make it work. The needle threader takes about 3 times before it will thread the needle.

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Frustrated

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1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

seems most everyone is enjoying this sewing machine but I have had problems since starting with this just a couple of months ago, I spend hours trying to get tension right, so I am sewing then ripping out waste lots of thread & time thread breaks a lot as well I cry often so want to enjoy sewing it is such a struggle I chose the Simple cause I don't do fancy

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Frustrating!

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Pros: Good Value

Cons: Poor Quality, Few Features, Complicated

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

The bobbin keeps getting stuck and even though I know how to thread it, it keeps malfunctioning. We are going to see about giving it back. Not a good product at all.

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Great machine for a beginer

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

Cons: Add A Con

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

Some reviews I read suggested that it was an inferior quality unit.. I think those that feel this way, either, failed to read the manual, or, didn't they take the time to learn the different idiosyncrasies that the machine "may'" throw at you... After spending a few hours trying different scenarios with stitches, different tensions, and small projects, the machine works fine... My wife has sewn things since she was a kid, (she has a top quality unit) and I mess around with this as a "hobby" since I retired, and she has said that this one is a good machine for entry level sewing... I tend to agree with her... I have a low tolerance for things that don't function as they should and this unit has not failed, and ended up in the trash. This is a good entry level unit... great for minor projects and the hobbyist ..

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it's in the name

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

the singer 2263 Simple is just that - simple. I have used my mom's and was getting frustratred very easily due to it not working all the time. Now that I have my own making quilts for my boys is a breeze.

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My new sewing machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Cons: I Like The Drop-in Bobbin

1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I had to get a new sewing machine and didn't have much to spend. This one is a good value and not complicated to use. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't have a drop-in bobbin like my other machine, but I'm getting used to this new way. I really like the machine.

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This is a great sewing machine.

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, High Quality

1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I started doing free style embroidery about a year ago. I have several machines but I thought that the Simple was just what I needed. I wasn't wrong. I never have a problem with this machine and it makes beautiful stitches. For crafting and embrodiery projects, it comes with a feed dog cover, I highly recommend this machine.

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Wonderful

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I am very pleased with my machine. I don't use it very often. But it suits my needs and experience perfectly.

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LOVE IT

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I enjoy using my new machine; I purchased it so I can work in various places, it is light weight and easy to use.

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Great for beginners

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

Cons: Few Features

1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I bought this for myself because I didn't have a machine and not much money to buy one so the pricing and features were great for me. I had a few problems at first like, as others have said, the bobbin jamming but, I worked with it a little making sure it wasn't Backward and that I threaded it right as well as tweaking a few other things and I haven't had a problem since. It has been great for me I even sewed through at least 2 layers of denim with no problems at all, not even a broken needle. I would recommend this to others, and have.

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First Sewing Machine!!!!!!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Cons: Complicated

1 out of 3 people found this helpful.

This is the first sewing machine I have, it was a gift from my Dad!! I love it!!! I don't know all what I can do so far with this machine, but am so anxious to learn!!!!!!!!!

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Great for Beginners

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

1 out of 4 people found this helpful.

It is a super machine for just learning to sew. The machine is very easy to use. I was able to
start sewing right away, with very little help. I would tell others that this is a great machine for
beginner and those with expirence. It is well worth the money.

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great Beginer

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Pros: Great Features, Easy To Use

Cons: Few Features

1 out of 4 people found this helpful.

love the Product easy to use and has the stitches that i need to get the work done

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My sewing Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, High Quality

1 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Easy to use, high quality, etc

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Jams every couple of minutes

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Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated, Thread Jams And Tangles Constantly, Spend More Time Fixing This Machine Then Using It.

I purchased the Simple Singer 2263 because I figured this would be a good machine for a beginner. Also, it was my Christmas gift to myself. Although I came across some bad reviews, I decided to give it a chance anyways. I am terribly disappointed with this sewing machine. I couldn't even get the machine to work without jamming consistently. I have found myself taking out the bobbin and rethreading the machine every couple of minutes. I loosened the screw that is on the bobbin to release the tension but nothing has seemed to work. I even took the machine apart to clear any thread that may have been caught. I would say I spent more time fixing the machine then using it. I purchased over $100 worth of sewing related accessories. Money Wasted.

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Easy Sew

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

Enjoy the bobbin functions. Easy to wind and place in the chamber for sewing. It is lightweight. Place it on a sturdy table or it will jump around as you sew.

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Love This Machine!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

This machine is very simple like its name and very easy to use, in-expensive. I bought it on line from wal-mart and I did not have to pay for shipping, I love this machine!

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Basic household sewing

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I love this machine. The self threading option is wonderful as I have poor vision for the tiny parts of this operation. It is quiet and easy to use and a gret basic machine. It would get five stars if it had a zipper foot which seems pretty basic to me. Not hard to add but not hard to include either.

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Not too happy right now.

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Pros: Good Value

Cons: Complicated, Not Easy To Maintain As For Threading And Replacing Bobbin. A Con

Sews great when you have managed to thread it. I tried to change the needle and had to almost turn the machine upside down and take off the side panel to get to it. Bobbin casing is awkward to get to as well.. Would not buy it again.

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Love it!!!!!!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Easy to use for a beginner And very dependable

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Good machine for a beginner

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, High Quality

I enjoy my SIMPLE Singer sewing machine. I had only used a sewing machine for simple sewing tasks, such as mending and shortening jeans. Now I can actually sew. I make door guards and have even tackled a cobbler apron. This machine is so easy to use and I enjoy using It.

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Making Quilting a Breeze

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I had made 3 quilts my last one being a 4th, then my machine of 45 years FINALLY died. I had no choice but to buy a new one but just needed a basic one for what I use a machine for in my everyday life. I absolutely LOVE THIS MACHINE. I wish my old one had died sooner to be able to have gotten the new one due to a new bobbin winder, reverse button and the wonderful Automatic Needle Threader.

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Awesome machine !

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I would 100 percent recommend this model to any beginner this is a very easy to operate machine

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First use

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Made a beautiful hippo for my grandson. The simplicity of this machine prompted my daughter to use it to make home-made gifts to all the adults in the family and gave he a new love for sewing.

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Excellent quality for a good price

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Pros: High Quality

Cons: No One

0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

Its awesome sewing machine soo quiet, good stitch, good model. I recommend to anyone who want a new Singer sewing machine.

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spectacular!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Sleek Look

Cons: None

0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

I absolutely love this machine. I had bought it because the model up from it at my local retailers had an electronic keypad. I can use a computer very well, but I wanted one simple. In simplicity, this is the perfect sewing machine for anyone not experienced in many electronics and needing a monogrammer. Love it!

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I love this machine!

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0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

I am a beginner quilter, and this machine has everything I need! Plus I can use it for any miscellaneous sewing that I have around the house! I love it!

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Super easy

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

I love how it tells me how to thread it and how its easy to use. I haven't sewed in years on a machine and this is the very first one I have ever bought but I look forward to using it. My grandmother had a singer sewing machine that I used when I was a teen and it lasted her 25 plus years so that factored into my choice to buy.

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loving it

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

I got my Singer as a birthday present. I was never taught to use a sewing machine. I am about to start classed. I love this machine. It is affordable, easy to use, and i just love the threader. I love the warrenty . I could have went with another brand but i know Singer.

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Perfect for me!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, It's Very Light And Portable

0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

I needed a machine for basic use and chose this one. It's very easy to use and has the features I need for the type of sewing I do.

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My little mender

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features

0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

Love the lightness and all the features for the price. This is my third sewing machine and my favorite one so far!

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2263

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

Great basic sewing machine for any beginner. It is important to watch the video and read the instructions carefully.

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Alsome

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

I really enjoy overall how my sewing machine works I would recommend this one to anyone.

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Easy to learn

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Pros: Good Value, Not A Complicated Machine

0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

The DVD showed me exactly how to thread the machine and the bobin. Watching made it easy for me to do it on my own.

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my first sewing machine

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, High Quality

0 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Very good machine for beginners. I like it very much!

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It's Simple

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

0 out of 3 people found this helpful.

I love the self thread needle it is a great help, and so easy to do!

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