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.
Pros:Good Value, Easy To Use, Some Good Features, But Not Necessarily "great", Lightweight (compared To My 35 Year Old Machine)
Cons:Has Issues With Bobbin Tension Regularly
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I have used Singer products exclusively since learning to sew decades ago. Have purchased two other "scholastic" machines in the past. Thought it would be terrific to have a machine newer than 35 years! When it works it is wonderful for the basics. However, after a few weeks of "carefree" sewing, the bobbin thread began to jam. It continues to do every 30 minutes or so of sewing. Like several others have noted, I have read the limited manual and done everything I know to do (I never touch bobbin tension), and I can eventually get it to work again - but only for a short while. I have used various fabrics, but nothing heavy duty to date. I, too, think that the printed manual is of poor quality (limited and stilted English) and includes VERY limited instructions for the "serger" part purchased separately. This machine was a gift purchased at a one-day-only sale so I did not see the demonstration of this machine. I have been sewing for a very long time and consider myself a proficient sew-er.
Having the worst time getting this machine to sew without the bobbin thread messing all up! Have rethreaded it a million times. Had an old singer and I have gotten it back out! Can not wait for the salesman to come back in town.
Well I'm having the same problem as the other people. Bobbin keeps jamming up, makes a mess on the underside of my fabric. This needs to have the Singer people rethink there bobbin mechanism. I do like the fact that I can see the bobbin ( top loading bobbin) and find the thread to cut, that makes it easier to pull out. I got a Singer because my Mom always had one and it never did this.. Older machines didn't have so much plastic the bobbin was a metal bobbin too. I wonder if they changed the way they thread because of them being plastic now? Wish I could trade it in..
I'm having the same problem with my thread breaking while in the middle of sewing something. I'm not sure if I'm not threading it properly or the bobbin. I'm taking a sewing course & it really slows me down to have to keep re-threading. It also jams up & keeps going over & over the same stitch so makes a huge mess on the back side. I have a silk blouse I need to sew together & I'm a little afraid to actually sew on it. I'm afraid it will ruin my beautiful silk material. I'm sorry. I was very excited to get this machine, but now I'm not so sure. Then I go to the fabric store & find machine's with way more features that cost way less than I had to pay for this basic machine. I'm not sure I will buy another singer. Really am sorry that my first experience with a Singer machine has been very dissappointing.
I just replaced a zipper in a leather Jacket. layers of leather, 2 layers of interfacing & zipper material. I had to use a size 18 needle & put vasoline on the leather to get it to feed, but it went in easy. No broken thread, bunching up or puckering. I worried about the bobbin thread after reading the reviews, but have not had that problem yet. I have sewed on thin cotton, & put zippers in blue jeans also. so far it works great on everything.
I bought my machine in feb 2012, and took it in for service in june 2012 for timing going out and other problems. I had to drive over an hour away for service and luckily the repair was only $80 and I had a two month window to bring it back if anything went wrong. I am taking it back for repair next wednesday which will be july 25, 2012 because it will not make a zigzag stitch. I should not be having so many problems with a brand new machine. I will get it reserviced and then I will be selling this machine. Im very disappointed, I rely on a machine to help with income.
Cons:Poor Quality, Few Features, Complicated, Bobbin Never Works, Manual Is Just A Picture Book Of The Names Of Parts., For A First Time Sewer, No Information On How Or When To Use The Parts
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NO STARS!! Beginner sewer. Can't use machine. Manual is of no help. Tells names of parts but not what they do or how to use them. As others have reported, bobbin will not work. Thread just tangles. Where I bought it they have a three day return policy. It took me three days to gather fabric, pins, and all the supplies to set up my sewing "station". Guess I'm stuck with a $200 sewing machine I can't use. Not the product my grandmother and mother
Cons:Not The Best Machine For An Experienced Seamstress
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This sewing machine is ok for basic sewing and mending. It is very loud and doesn't have the finesse of my more expensive Janome Embroidery Machine. It does sew through heavy material unless you try to go through seams and corners on denim, etc. It does hang up and get stuck. I bought the machine to use on heavy material and for mending so I don't need to use my expensive machine. It does a decent job but not as good as the demonstrator said. I'm glad it wasn't ultra expensive. You get out of it what you pay for it.
Pros:Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
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I bought this for my son (12)to use, since he he loves to sew and I didn't want him to use my electronic machine. We used it to make his costume for a scout event and it was great. I tried it on jean repair and it worked great and with ease. Bought it at a Singer event and didn't know what type of machine it could be and we are very happy with it!!! Even is great with jeans!!
Purchased at a special demonstration at Dollar store. Person very knowledgable about machine. Showed how to use machine just like dvd. But, should have purchased it at a store like Joannes as they had it on sale for less and I could have gotten one with a auto threader on it, this one does not have one. I would have had to purchase a more expensive one to get that feature. The one feature that impressed me most was the way it went thur 9 layers of jeans. But, still had to use a jean needle as i tried it at home and regular needle broke. And i had 12 layers to go thur and it did not work on that. I have not used any of the other feet yet. But, have had another machine that has the same feet and used a zipper foot and a few other attachments that are the same as the ones that you can purchase online or comes with the more expensive models. My dvd says I was to have more feet but, didn't . Another feature foot was the free movement one. That is extra
could darn or embroider with it. Would like to get one to do that.