I received my sewing machine as a gift and like singer, you always produce a good quality sewing machine. I am a crafter and do a lot of sewing and have truly enjoyed my machine. Most other machine you fight with something and this one I have had to do no changes from the factory.
Very disappointed. Was a gift for my daughter. Foot pedal was broken upon arrival. Called and was told they didn't have a replacement and to deal with it with the local Singer rep. The local Singer store didn't honor it but did sell me one for $**.
My sewing machine of 25 yrs quit.replaced with a $**** machine that was way beyond what I wanted or needed..This is not my previous machine but no one should worry about buying this machine...easy to use....has every stitch the average sewer will use with stitch positioning...very nice machine.....I sew between 400 and 500 scrub tops a year and this really does sew 1100 stitches a minute,,,,I am happy
Very easy to use right out of the box, just unpack and start sewing. (especially if you are familiar with Singers.) I would have been happy with just a straight stitch, but it has easy to use decorative stitches as well. Great machine for the price! Thank you Singer and Overstock.
I had a Singer for 30 years. It finally died. I bought a Bernina that was terrible. I was so spoiled with the drop in bobbin and ease of switching attachments. I have a textile fabrication business that I run out of my home and I sew 10-16 hours a day. This machine has kept up for a year so far and it sews upholstery fabric and lightweight fabric beautifully. I can't use an industrial machine because I put in invisible zippers in all of my products. The adjustable needle placement is the bomb. It enables me to get very close to the zipper teeth with a regular zipper foot. The only negative I have is the paint chips off the machine easily. It's ugly but boy does it work. NOTE: I take it apart and clean and oil it about every two weeks--that may be the secret.
not sure why it's called "commercial grade heavy duty" as it still is difficult to repair jeans, however it did allow me to replace a jeans zipper.. Light is not bright enough or situated well enough, as with all sewing machines, I have to put a lamp right on my work in order to see adequately.
NOT heavy duty at all, I got one and was very diasappointed but not from Overstock. It's just a lousy marketing ploy. Plastic everything, breaks if you even try anything rather than thin cottons etc. FYI other than that I love O.com, they just didn't know. Just do regular non heavy sewing, even then, there are much better machines out there. Buy an oldie but goodie from the 70's or older for the money, other than than a GOOD new one? expect to pay over $XXX. cheap=junk used from a reputable shop is best if your low on dough
Although this seems to have a bigger motor than the machines I have for quilting use, we have struggled to use it to mend sails. Really heavy thread does not work in it. After filling bobbins, it does not want to go back into "gear" easily so that you can start sewing. Frequently have to play with it for several minutes before the wheel turns properly again. I might recommend it for denim, but not for sails or leather.
This machine is a fast work horse that I am using for sail repair. It breezes through several layers of sail cloth with ease. Also love the speed and the simplicity. Have yet to experience any jams. This was well worth the purchase. The only con is the very dim built in light. I have to aim a bright light at the sewing area. The auto needle threader does not work as well as it does on my Singer 9960. Have to work with it to get it through the needle.
I got this machine intending to make home decor items, but found myself making a costume and this machine is a dream. The manual is clear and the machine is easy to adjust. The machine is powerful--I don't have to do anything other than lightly guide the position of the fabric. I recommend this highly.