Basic - Sewing & Quilting
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Tue Nov 03 00:00:00 MST 2009verdewest Rating:5.0
This machine is wonderful for very basic sewing. Easy to use. I would recommend for young adults that are learning to sew.
Tue Dec 08 00:00:00 MST 2009whidbeyite Rating:4.0
Having done a lot of sewing over the years, I just wanted a simple machine to sew simple projects. This machine is good for that. Is it easy to use? Yes, kind of....The bobbin is difficult to load into the machine once it has been filed with thread.I think a total beginner would have some real problems trying to use this machine.It is very good for light weight fabrics but doesn't have enough oomph for denim or upholstery fabric.It is a little noisy and sounds as though it could use a good oiling. Will check into that.
Wed Mar 27 00:00:00 MDT 2013dakotanurse Rating:3.0
I bought this machine to be used at classes and for my granddaughter to start sewing on. I have a Janome with all the bells and whistles and wanted to be able to use the same bobbins. This machine sews well but is loud. It has a great 1/4 inch foot sew will be great for my quilting but I miss my needle threader, up/down switch and thread cutter. I am planning to attend a 3 day quilting workshop and am thinking of lugging my 29 lb beauty instead of this light weight. It is like comparing a $16,000 SUV to a $46,000 one. They both will get me there, one is just a whole lot nicer.
Tue Dec 27 00:00:00 MST 2011magsnj1 Rating:4.0
I bought this kit as a side gift to a sewing maching. It has all the basics for a new novice sewer. Saved me the time from having to pick out each individual item. Useful and basic.
Tue Mar 25 00:00:00 MDT 2014trashkitty Rating:2.0
I bought this cute little machine to fill in the repair waiting time for my main machine. It's only good for very basic or amature sewing requirements. The only downside is that it is very noisy and a little light in weight, spend a little more money and purchase a better quality machine.
Sun Aug 01 00:00:00 MDT 2010dixielove Rating:4.0
I bought this machine because my aging Pfaff wasdying. I do not sew a great deal any more and I just wanted a basic machine. This fits the bill... It is really light weight and that was hard for me to get used too after using a heavier machine for so long. It arrived quickly and I was excited... In setting it up and going to sew those first stitches I found much to my dismay something was wrong with the machine. I called Overstock and they sent out another one before I ever got this one back in the mail to them. The service from Overstock is wonderful. I would not hesitate to buy anything from them. All products are not created equal though and reading the reviews is a big help in choosing between products. For someone who wants a basic machine this will work for you.
Tue Nov 29 00:00:00 MST 2011joandw Rating:4.0
Purchased for my daughter in law to do simple sewing as a beginner. It fits the bill. I will be giving her lessons and no longer have to sew the project patches on for my grandson.
Tue Dec 20 00:00:00 MST 2011littlebigsister Rating:4.0
I purchased two of these (at different times for 2 different people) and am happy with the results. Other than the noise it makes, it is very good.
Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 MDT 2011celticcheri Rating:4.0
It's a good, basic sewing machine. Easy to use, lightweight to bring out for occasional sewing needs. I recently lost weight and need to take in some pants and this is a good machine for that. I would not use it for anything too difficult (ie: sewing duck or any overly heavy weight fabric) but for simple sewing of clothing and household projects it's perfect.
Sun Nov 06 00:00:00 MDT 2011yesyou Rating:3.0
This is a good, basic sewing machine and the instruction booklet is helpful. I give this 3 stars because (and I'm not sure if this is because it's refurbished or my particular unit or what) I do not find the pedal (which controls the speed) to be at all sensitive. In other words, if I want to sew slowly or carefully, I cannot do that. I have to press down hard in order to get movement and when I do, I have to sew at higher speeds.. I feel like I lose a bit of control as a result.
Tue Nov 20 00:00:00 MST 2012wombatmorrison Rating:4.0
These are good for someone learning to make bobbin lace. They hold a decent amount of thread and are well balanced. Nice that they are made in the U.S. The finish is not as smooth as my European bobbins, but these are half the price..
Fri May 31 00:00:00 MDT 2013jscincy Rating:5.0
I bought this for my 9-year-old granddaughter as her first sewing machine. She learned to thread the machine and the bobbin, sew straight seams and zigzag in the first lesson. We are excited to see what else it will do . Nice sturdy machine and yet not too heavy to be portable. We are very happy with it.
Wed May 02 00:00:00 MDT 2012anonymousus Rating:4.0
I have had this machine for over a year and it works great. I've used it for basic mending and sewing, and only have the following issues: 1) You don't get much space under the needle to work with, so sewing heavy fabrics or working on long sleeves can be tricky. 2) I've had issues with the bobbin, with resulting tangles. 3) The button foot can get in the way with larger buttons. Otherwise, I would recommend this machine to a friend and buy another one. The thing is a work horse and very simple to use. Great for the newbie.
Wed Dec 30 00:00:00 MST 2009bligh Rating:4.0
Purchased as a gift to replace a dead ancient Singer machine for doing basic home clothes mending and alteration work. It is a bit different than the old one or other machines we've used in the past, but the recipient got used to it quickly & seems to like it. Hard to argue with that, especially at the price.
Wed Feb 02 00:00:00 MST 2011zgirl8 Rating:5.0
I bought this machine to make curtains and mend clothes. I wanted a small, basic model that was reliable. So far, it preforms exactly as I hoped. It is easy to set up, and has worked perfectly on the first set of medium-weight curtains I made and mending a sweater. It has a few things that other sewing machines in this price range don't have: a foot control, a good light, and a basic variety of stitches. While it is not tiny like some of the "mini" machines, it is definitely a much better choice for me becuase of the better quality. It is small and light enough to store easily, but big and heavy enough to be a "real" machine. While this would probably not be appropriate for advanced projects, it's great for light to medium projects and occasional use. Mine looked and performed as brand new even though it is a refurb. The instructions were included. Overstock.com is awesome, as usual.
Sat Dec 17 00:00:00 MST 2011soup83 Rating:4.0
It is a great starter machine, light and easy to move. It is not for quilters who are looking for the bells and whistles, but for a machine that does basic sewing and basic-stitch quilts, it's great
Wed Jun 18 00:00:00 MDT 2014mumm2 Rating:4.0
I purchased this for my young adult daughter who wanted to learn to sew simple, basic things. It is a good quality basic machine; ideal for learning on, storing in a small apartment, and will last for some time. At a later date if she decides she wants to do a lot more intricate sewing, she can purchase something that addresses her specific desires. Until then, this little beauty will do wonders.
Tue Apr 05 00:00:00 MDT 2011twin8686 Rating:5.0
I LOVE this sewing machine! I ordered it a few weeks ago and have been sewing on it non-stop. I am a beginner at sewing and quilting and this machine is perfect because it's basically fool proof! I have just finished my first quilt and loves it! I love everything about this machine. No negatives so far. I would definately recommend it.
Mon Oct 01 00:00:00 MDT 2012gonzob Rating:5.0
My new Singer sewing machine arrived in perfect condition. I LOVE IT! It sews beautiflly even though I am far from a seamtress. I want to quilt this winter and I know there will be many enjoyable hours . This is so basic that it would be great for a person new to sewing and yet there are many stitches and applications that in time could make you look like a pro! Singer has come back to the front with their products.
Thu Nov 10 00:00:00 MST 2011munchulli Rating:4.0
It's a cute machine by Janome which I take to my quilting class because it's smaller and lighter. It's a basic sewing machine With 3 different sizes for straight stitch plus few other stitches. I only need to use 1 stitch size for my quilting, and it works fine. I would like to have the threader as I can't see the needle hole easily. For the price, I couldn't complain.
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