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1512 | PROMISE™ II

Off to a great start...

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
  • Adjustable Stitch Length
  • Adjust the desired stitch length by a simple turn of the dial
  • 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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Download the instruction manual for this machine.
Download the quick-start guide.
Download the product sheet for a printable list of all of the features and accessories
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What others are saying.
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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Jeanette Adkins | October 15, 2014
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, High Quality, Instruction Manual Is Easy To Follow., Includes Storage Compartment In The Machine., Came With Bobbins And Zipper Foot, Button Hole Foot., Light Is Excellent, All The Controls Are Designed To Be Intuitive, Nothing To "figure Out"

This machine is perfect as far as I'm concerned: it does everything it "promises" in the product features: simple to use, dependable, quiet, does everything I need: variety of stitches, button holes, zippers, blind hem, light weight, portable. I haven't sewn in decades; I dreaded re-learning, but this machine is so easy to use that there was nothing to learn, zero frustration. I love the PROMISE II (Model #1512)

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Portable sewing machine
Sheryl Nicholson | June 25, 2014
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Great for the small jobs I wanted to do, but also can do more complicated projects.

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I'm a Beginner with a capital B!
Jeffrey Holland | May 29, 2014
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, The Pieces Of The Bobbin Assembly Only Go Back Together One Way! This Has Saved Me From Myself On Numerous Occasions.
None Of The Supporting Literature Stated The Size Bobbin Needed For The Machine. Thus, I Got Into Quite A Snare When Unknowingly Using The Wrong Size! But, Singerco.com To The Rescue, And All Is Well. Thanks!

I received this machine as a gift last Christmas, and was a little bit overwhelmed with everything I didn't know (to say nothing of the things that at the time, I didn't know I didn't know)! But fast forward 5 months, and I'm well on my way. The machine is easier to use than I ever imagined, and in those instances where I could not find the answer in the manual or online, the email support at singerco.com has been exceptional! Thank you for making such a good quality basic machine. In my opinion, it is perfect for the beginner. I have used it to perform various additions to garments (fringe and edging), as well as to make alterations. I have even learned to do a pretty decent blind hem, and I'm about to tackle my first pattern! Perhaps I will outgrow this machine one day, but in the meantime, I absolutely love it!

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Glorious Design
Gloria Williams | April 18, 2014
Overall Rating
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I find out the 1512 singer sewing machine very easy to use. I have really enjoy sewing. Now that I can start my own business.

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