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Singer Tradition

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Pros: Easy To Use

Cons: Few Features

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

Had a Singer for many years til it broke. My daughter gave me a Singer Tradition for Christmas. What a surprise. Used it to hem my granddaughters Prom gown. What a marvelous machine so easy, smooth and has just enough different stitches for an old lady to use. It was so nice to use. Would recommend it to all who just need a simple sewing machine.

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Worst sewing machine I've ever used

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0 out of 1 people found this helpful.

I grew up sewing with my grandma and her Singer sewing machine. After purchasing this new one for myself, I may just give up sewing all together. What a complete waste of money! The bobbin is the worst thing in the world to get to work. I will not be wasting my money on anything Singer again! Very disappointed in this machine.

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Makes you want to sew more!!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, For Beginners And Teenagers

Cons: Few Features

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

This sewing machine is awesome! Its great for someone who wants to give sewing a try. It comes with a DVD, that walks you through the threading of the machine and there are little arrows and numbers on the machine that tell you which direction the thread goes. I'm having a blast using this machine. When I go shopping, if I don't see my size, I purchase the larger size (without hesitation :-) because I know I can bring it home and tailor it, with thanks to my easy to use sewing machine! :-)

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I Give Up.

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Cons: Binds Up

1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I got this for Christmas 2014 because I wanted to learn to sew. The book that came with it didn't help much in getting started, but after many YouTube videos, I finally got the bobbin threaded right and was off and running.
I hemmed 4 pairs of kid's jeans and made myself a shirt. Then the machine started binding up. I'd open the bobbin case and thread would be all bound up around the hook and my material pulled down into the feed teeth so I'd have to cut it to free it from the bobbin. Took everything apart, rethreaded. It sewed a few stitches, then did it again. Long story short... I've watched videos, read websites, talked to experienced sewers and can't figure out why it keeps doing this. I'm giving up. I've spent hours and hours rethreading the machine instead of doing actual sewing. We took everything around the bobbin casing apart, cleaned it and re-threaded. Again, same issue.
Really discouraging for a beginner! I've read tons of reviews from others with similar issues with this machine. No help though, their suggestion was get a different machine.
I'll be finishing my current project by hand and probably looking for new machine. We didn't get an extended warranty or anything, so I'm stuck with a giant paperweight.

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Needle threading

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Pros: Easy To Use

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

Enjoy this machine except threading the needle. For years have threaded needle from right to left & this one is from front to back which I find difficult. Also have trouble passing thread behind a thin wire needle clamp guide (#7) before reaching the needle eye.

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2259 Tradition

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Cons: Complicated

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

I am very disappointed in this machine. It is very temperamental and difficult for a beginner to work with. If I could have returned it I would have but I threw the box away. I would not recommend it for the new-to-sewing consumer as it is hard to create your own bobbin, hard to load the bobbin w/o a DVD and the manual did not show how to bring up the bobbin thread.

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beginner

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

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

I am just starting out and teaching myself....I love this machine because it's basic and the instructions are clwar

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Easy to Use

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.

I am a beginner. The instructions were very clear and very easy to troubleshoot from. I was able to begin right from out of the box.

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PERFECT

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

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.

its a nice sewing machine to start with and has many stitch types. I think its very cool for begginers like me

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Man sewing !! Kevin.

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Very Solid Well Made Robust Machine.

12 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Decided to do things for myself, now have buttons on everything !! Starting on a quilt next with jelly rolls. Easy to operate machine, most of all great fun thoroughly enjoyable productive pastime,.

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Love this machine

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

Cons: Case Comes Seperate

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I love how easy this machine is to use. The only feature I have problems with is the automatic threader. More practice I guess.

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Sewing again after 25 years!

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

19 out of 20 people found this helpful.

Due to the enormous cost of dressing my four year old grand daughter for her dance and drama shows, I decided to start sewing, again, something I haven't done since her mother was a toddler.
The 2259 tradition seemed to have everything I wanted, as It will be very basic stitching, (I hope!!)
My only 'problem' was the thread kept on breaking when I started to sew, something to do with the way it was threaded, but despite numerous retries, the problem could not be solved. That was until I spoke to a lovely lady called Sue, who is part of the support team at Singer.
With in seconds she had talked me through the threading process and as of yet I have not had the problem again. Thank you Sue.

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2259 Tradition

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

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.

I was tired of taking my dog blankets to a seamstress to be sewn after a toe went through, as it was a minimum of $25 for each tear. The machine paid for itself at my first sewing session. I have not sewn in over 20 years, and I wanted a machine that was easy to use. Sewing on the Tradition was like taking a step back in time. I hardly had to refer to the manual to set it up and begin sewing! All my limited sewing skills are met with this machine, and now I feel confident enough to try to make coats for my dogs. I love this machine!

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Singer Tradition 2259

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, High Quality

4 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Though I only just purchased this machine, I enjoy using it. It is very user friendly, and being in Ecuador I needed something that wasn't going to cost a lot of money, and it's in English and not Spanish, which at this point in time, is a very good thing. It is very easy to thread and winding the bobbin. I haven't personally ever owned a singer machine, but my mother had one for many years and I don't ever recall her saying anything unsatisfactory about the machine. I intend on making a few quilts, wall hangings, etc while I am here and am looking forward to using my new "Singer Tradition" machine.

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Great Value

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

12 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Easy to use. Bought one for myself and one for my 12 year old grandaughter. She learned to use it quickly. She never used a machine before.Great Value! Have always loved Singer products so it was a no brainer when I needed a new machine to buy a Singer.

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still learning

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, My Mother Always Used Singer

Cons: A Little More Detail On Changing Presser Feet

2 out of 4 people found this helpful.

So far I have made three little bags with my machine. I really like it a lot so far and feel I am picking up quickly. The only thing I don't understand quite how to change the presser foot, but that is yet to come because I am still practicing.

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portable but it could be put in a cabinet.

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Pros: Great Features, It Gives Beginners To The People In The Middle What They Want

Cons: None

13 out of 17 people found this helpful.

it's a great little sewing machine for all most anything from crafte to making clothes.

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Beginner

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

27 out of 30 people found this helpful.

In order to stop the bobbin from jamming. You must make sure it is threaded at the top correctly and it's very, very crucial the the bobbin is nice and tight with no loose threading!!! I can not stress to you how important that is I "Youtube" a video and the lady is a fashion designer and she mentions the tighten of the thread on the bobbin helps.

Hope this helps!!
Good Luck

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Singer the BEST

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

15 out of 23 people found this helpful.

I always like to use Singer machines as a Product.It has helped me from basic to advance sewing.I enjoy many modals I've sewn with...each one having its unique features.What else but SINGER!!!!!!I'm an Expatriate in Vietnam.It would be nice the country has a SINGER Retailer for services.

Thank you

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