1512 | PROMISE™ II

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The SINGER® PROMISE™ II sewing machine includes all the essential features you need to get off to a great start! 13 built-in stitches include an automatic buttonhole with easy stitch selection with adjustable stitch length allow your imagination to become reality. Easy machine threading and an automatic bobbin winder make set-up a breeze. A reverse lever is right at your finger tips for automatic stitch locking. Four included presser feet (all-purpose, buttonhole, button sewing and zipper) are easily accessible in the accessory storage drawer that can be removed to create a free arm for stitching in hard-to-reach areas.

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  • Easy Threading
  • Just follow the diagrams printed right on the sewing machine for an easy set-up
  • Simple Stitch Selection
  • Change stitches with just the turn of a dial
  • 13 Built-In Stitches
  • 11 Basic Stitches, 1 Decorative Stitch, 1 Buttonhole
  • Automatic 4-Step Buttonhole
  • Make beautiful buttonholes automatically in 4 easy steps
  • Preset Stitch Length & Width 
  • The stitches with their the right length & width settings are just a dial away
  • Adjustable Tension
  • Ensures excellent straight stitch quality regardless the type of fabric sewn
  • Automatic Reverse
  • Automatically sew in reverse and reinforce stitches
  • Automatic Presser Foot Pressure
  • Sew from lightweight to heavyweight fabric without any puckering or pulling
  • Snap-on Presser Feet
  • Quick release for easy on and off—change presser feet in a snap!
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • Rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for perfect sewing and durability.
  • Free Arm
  • Provides professional results by offering easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other difficult-to-reach areas
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • Offers more clearance for multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot
  • Automatic Presser Foot Pressure Control
  • Sew from lightweight to heavy fabric without making presser foot pressure adjustments
  • Up to 5mm Stitch Width
  • Decorative and satin stitches can be set to 5mm wide—making a bolder and more pronounced look
  • Two Needle Positions
  • Needle position can be changed for individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching
  • Twin Needle Capability
  • When using a twin needle (optional), parallel rows of straight stitching can be sewn for hemming or to add a decorative touch.
  • Thread Cutter
  • Located for precise thread cutting, eliminating the extra step of cutting thread tails with scissors
  • Sewing Speed
  • With a maximum sewing speed of 750 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly.
  • FREE Accessories Included 
  • All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Edge / Quilting Guide, Pack of Needles, Bobbins (Class 15), Spool Pin Felt, Darning Plate, Screwdriver, Seam Ripper / Lint Brush, Quick Start Guide, Instruction Manual, Foot Controller, Power Cord
  • On Board Storage
  • Storage of accessories in the removable sewing bed means accessories are always handy
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What others are saying.
some complaints
Kyung Cha yoon | April 16, 2015
Overall Rating

for simple basic sewing, this machine works well but it does not work well for knit fabrics and the instruction book does not have instructions for different types of fabrics. also, the upper thread does not stay in place.

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it's ok.
Jennifer Pitt | February 19, 2015
Overall Rating
Easy To Use
Few Features, Tempramental

I got this machine for Christmas in 2013. I was over the moon, I loved it. I used it virtually everyday and everyday would get increasingly frustrated with the bobbin. It's almost as though it might get too hot, or alignment would get off. It would work for several minutes then bunch up. And with no real way to adjust the tension makes it frustrating.

This machine is good for light use, very basic sewing, and someone who is willing to spend extra time to go slow and not use the back stitching.

It has difficulty going through 4 layers of thin cotton and batting (table runners)

Overall, it is an OK machine.

It's good for the price you pay.

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Best beginner
Carolyn Johnson | February 14, 2015
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I love my machine. It was not difficulty to get started sewing at all. The instructions are simple and easy to understand.

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Jo Ann Campos | January 30, 2015
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Singer 1512 Promise Ii

Sewing machine was easy to set up. I still knew how to thread. I sewed my first torn socks, just to try the machine out. It was wonderful, the only thing it didn't come with any oil. I guess I can go to some fabric place, and get me some oil for the machine. But instructions are easy to follow. My husband gave me this singer as a gift. I use to sew my little girls clothes, now I have grandsons, so I can sew their clothes. I really enjoy this singer, it even stitches in reverse.

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Good Value; Requires Patience
Donny Bonge | November 23, 2014
Overall Rating
Good Value, Easy To Use
Temperamental, Can Require Frequent Re-threading

The good news... great price & you get many opportunities to practice re-threading. The bad news... you get many opportunities to practice re-threading. Keeping the adage "You get what you pay for" in mind, this machine has met my expectations of a device in this price range.

I am a beginner and had only sewn one project, as a learning exercise, prior to purchasing the 1512 Promise II. My goal was to help my son create an ambitious, custom, but fun Halloween costume. Given my limited experience and infrequent need, I was not ready to invest in a professional grade machine. Based on cost and local availability, I settled on the 1512 Promise II model, despite mixed reviews.

My experience with this machine was a positive one, albeit frustrating at times. I was able to deliver an acceptable version of the desired costume (particularly given my skill level) and my son was proud to wear it. The 1512 did not let me down, in the long run. However, I would warn that the bobbin is touchy and can be a source of frustration, until you get a feel for how to keep it threaded between stitches. In my case I had to ensure there was at least 8" of thread pulled through the needle, etc. after each stitch (the manual suggests up to 6"). After some initial discouragement, trial & error, I was able to "get the hang of it" and my project went relatively smoothly from that point on.

Overall, the quality of this product is relatively low, but consistent with other models in this price range and I had no issues other than the fussy bobbin. I've actually used it for a few small projects since and am looking forward to the next. I would recommend the Singer 1512 to others on a budget. With the disclaimer that patience is required, until you become familiar with using this specific machine.

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SINGER® PROMISE™ II 1512 Sewing Machine Threading

This SINGER sewing machine is simple to thread with clearly marked thread guides.

SINGER® PROMISE™ II 1512 Sewing Machine Stitches

This SINGER sewing machine has 13 built-in stitches.

SINGER® PROMISE™ II 1512 Sewing Machine Stitch Selection

The stitches on this SINGER sewing machine are clearly displayed on the pattern selector dial.

SINGER® PROMISE™ II 1512 Sewing Machine Stitch Width & Length

This SINGER sewing machine features preset stitch width and length.

SINGER® PROMISE™ II 1512 Sewing Machine Buttonhole

This SINGER sewing machine has a built-in automatic 4-step buttonhole feature.

SINGER® PROMISE™ II 1512 Sewing Machine Accessories

This SINGER sewing machine comes with a variety of presser feet and accessories.

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