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A nice little machine for all your crafting needs.

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not worthy of singer name

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Cons: Poor Quality

7 out of 10 people found this helpful.

So disappointed! Cheap. Worked for ten minutes.

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Quick Fix/ quick ripped-off

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Pros: Good Value

Cons: Poor Quality

6 out of 9 people found this helpful.

It's a cute little thing and I am very disappointed. I spent the whole day trying to use my little gift but the bobbin thread is not being picked up by the needle thread. I am fuming right now for I waited 3 months to use it and found my time wasted. SINGER is a good brand but this style has a defect and should be fixed immediately.

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A mans review

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Works Out Of The Box

Cons: Needs A Better Foot Pedal

16 out of 17 people found this helpful.

I use to help my mother sew years ago, she made all kinds of things. The other day I was thinking if I had a sewing machine I could make my granddaughters Christmas stockings. I went and looked at sewing machines at a local store. Seen and bought the PIXIE PLUS I grant you not very manly but who cares right. Got it home had a little trouble threading the needle but figured out that's what the silver thing was for. Cut out and pined the stocking together and started sewing. I was amazed that it sewed right out of the box. I made 3 stocking and repaired all my pants that was laying on the shelf of my closet. This little machine works great for me but the foot pedal is a little small for a man sized foot. Thank you Singer for saving me money. (don't need to buy more pants)

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Not very robust

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Cons: Poor Quality

11 out of 13 people found this helpful.

I'm not a fan of this one. It frequently doesn't pick up the thread during the stitch, leaving skips, sometimes for long sections. When I brought it in for repair, I was told that because the thread pickup ring is plastic, that there wasn't anything that could be done.

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bobbin holder bad

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21 out of 24 people found this helpful.

I have bought 2 of these machines both had the same problem. The plastic case that holds the bobbin comes loose. It looks like it is just glued in. I tried to get it back in place and was unable to do it. The second machine was only used twice, a total of maybe an hour.

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Great machine for small jobs

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

14 out of 17 people found this helpful.

I'm not sure why this machine is getting such a bad rating. I paid about $55 for the machine and have used it for a few basic projects - taking a dress up at the shoulders, hemming, etc. At first while I was testing the machine I did have issues with the bobbin thread getting bound up and/or issues with the upper thread tension, but with some tweaking of the tension for both, I got a nice even stitch. I did have a bit of trouble hemming over seams on thicker fabric, but I carried the needle over the seam using the handwheel and it worked without issue.

My one real complaint is the foot pedal... this is an on-off pedal, without any real incremental speed. I miss the travel distance between "off" and "full speed" of some of the older pedals I've used.

I grew up using really nice (ahem, beyond my current budget) Singer machines and let it be known that this is NOT a top of the line product. But it does a decent job for the occasional project and doesn't take up a lot of space in my apartment. Someday I'll probably replace it with a better model when I have the space, but this definitely is a good model for the interim.

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Extremely frustrated and disappointed

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Pros: Easy To Use

Cons: Poor Quality

12 out of 15 people found this helpful.

I have been sewing for over 40 years so I know a little bit about what I am doing. I purchased a Pixie Plus for my 8-year-old granddaughter so I could teach her how to sew too. I had so many problems with it jamming up because the thread would not feed right that I packed it up and returned it for another model. I was afraid she would get discouraged before even getting a chance to learning anything.

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pixie

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Pros: Great Features

Cons: Poor Quality

15 out of 18 people found this helpful.

As soon as I got it the stitches bunched up, and the bobbin wouldn't thread. I thought it was me but spent a few hours trying to fix it and it still didn't work. Then I read other reviews and they said the same, big waste of time.

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VERY DISAPOINTED

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Cons: Poor Quality

14 out of 19 people found this helpful.

RIGHT OUT OF THE IT REFUSED TO LIAD BOBBIN THREAD. FRUSTRATED AND WILL NOT PURCHASE FROM HERE IN THE FUTURE.

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put it in the under the bed

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Pros: Supper Bed

Cons: Poor Quality, Supper Bed

12 out of 18 people found this helpful.

me sewing machine came new in the box from my mom
it keep get supper hot!! that i cant use it so i save up for a brother xl 3750 sewing machine
that work supper good then the Pixie Plus i will not buy a singer no more

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Not such a great machine.

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Pros: Good Value

Cons: Poor Quality

11 out of 15 people found this helpful.

It may be good for easy crafts, but that is it. Thread bunches up and breaks.

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zipper foot

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Pros: Great Features

Cons: Poor Quality

13 out of 16 people found this helpful.

Zipper foot will not go down all the way. Makes sewing difficult because you have to hand feed everything. Have looked and tried everything for adjustment and can't find anything. Thread tension is very difficult to get just right. Bought this to use in scrapbooking and if I could get everything adjusted it would be great. Right now it is back in the box because it is too frustrating to use.

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mistake

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20 out of 24 people found this helpful.

purchasing this machine was a mistake from day 1.
unable to sew even thin fabric. machine keeps jamming and leaving 'balls' of thread on the backside of the material. instruction manual not much help either. no contact numbers to request phone assistance....

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Disappointed

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Cons: Poor Quality

20 out of 24 people found this helpful.

My daughter recieved this for Christmas. The first one we had to return to the store because it would not work. We could only exchange it for the same machine, and this one too, does not work. I am highly disappointed in this machine, and would not recommend it to anyone for use scrapbooking or sewing simple patchworks.

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Valuable for beginners

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

Cons: Few Features

78 out of 88 people found this helpful.

Makes nice, tight, consistant straight lines. Very basic. Purchased this for simple, occasional around-the-home repair use. Have made a couple simple bags, pillow covers and curtains. Easy to learn. Have had issues with thread getting caught and snapping near tension adjustment knob. Disassembled and found there are jagged plastic edges that are snagging thread, which I filed and coated with clear nail polish, resolving the problem.

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I think it works just fine

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

22 out of 27 people found this helpful.

My thread was breaking, however my tension was set wrong and needed to be adjusted. I use the machine to sew small items, such as bibs, freeze pop sleeves, etc.

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singer pixie

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

Cons: Batteries Dont Last Long

24 out of 30 people found this helpful.

I bought the pixie and love it for arts and crafts.
it is lightweight, easy to carry and store has ,several different stitches, and is easy to use. plus you can use batteries or plug it in.

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disappointing

Overall Rating:

Pros: Good Value

Cons: Poor Quality

41 out of 45 people found this helpful.

I purchased this machine for occassional projects. I'm not a big sewer but sometimes like to dabble with it. I got the machine about a year and a half ago. The low high speed settings did not work out of the box but the pedal worked fine so I figured no big deal. Used it once was happy with it. Started a project for my step daughter and the pedal died. plastic piece inside melted and could no longer connect the metal parts to get power to the machine. had to start using the broken low high switch again. Had to proceed with my project mostly with the manual turn knob. The plastic tray that holds the bobbin somehow broke too and the tensioner on the upper arm did not seem to loosen the thread the way I needed it to. It is now beyond repair and my project is only half done. I am very disappointed in the operation of this machine. Would like to know if there is a program to trade in my old machine for a newer one that works? That would be very helpful considering I cannot take this one back.

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Wonderful Machine!

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

36 out of 44 people found this helpful.

This is my first sewing machine, I wanted something very basic, inexpensive and it had to be a singer (that's what my mom always recommended).

This was perfect!
I did have a little trouble at first when trying to wind the bobbin, but it turned out to be my own error.
It runs great, and is perfect for my shop's needs!

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Quick Fix

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Cons: Poor Quality

57 out of 65 people found this helpful.

I have been sewing for over 40 years and my first machine was a Singer (loved it) I needed a machine to travel with and this one seemed perfect. From the time that it was taken out of the box it never worked. The bobbin thread could not be picked up. I wish that the quality was there. Now we are traveling in Central America and I am stuck.

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Needs more durability

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Pros: Easy To Use

Cons: Poor Quality, Expensive

39 out of 42 people found this helpful.

I bought the Pixie Plus as a first sewing machine for my 9 y/o daughter. She loved it, the features were easy to use and setup was a breeze. It worked well for small projects, then we started working with fleece and then the problems started.

Foot pedal was inconsistent, sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't. Then the thread would get caught on itself and snap, so I was constantly rethreading the maching. Last night the bobbin stopped spinning mid project and we had to stop sewing. The best I can tell is the magnet (I didn't realize that there was one) came loose and the bobbin can no longer detect it. The internal bobbin tray is loose so I will have to open it up and get a better look.

Long story short, great concept for a beginning sewer/crafter and the price *would have* been right except that mine only lasted for maybe ten projects, five sessions, over a period of four weeks.

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