Singer Sewing Machines Reviews

by Raghavendra N V | Last Updated


Sewing has been a hobby and a profession for many that has been practised for ages.

We don’t throw a dress away just because few stitches wear off.

With the development of electrical appliances and an increasing need of compactness, sewing machines have transformed from the traditional bulky hand-operated sewing machines to the modern-day automated sewing machines that we see today.

Singer Corporation, an American manufacturer of sewing machines is a well-established name in its line of business.

It was established in 1851 and is famous for its efficient sewing machines all over the world.

What to look for in a sewing machine?

  • The wattage or power consumption – Whenever you buy an electric appliance, the first thing you should consider is the amount of electricity it consumes.

    Generally, you should look for machines that consume less electricity and do more work.

  • Size – The size of the sewing machine is very important as compact machines are easy to use, store and move around the house.

  • Weight – Lightweight machines make it easier to move them in your house / workplace.

    This also allows you to conveniently carry them to the shop for any repairs.

  • Variety of stitching operations that can be performed – Performing multiple operations on the same machine would help reduce the visits to the tailor and would also make it more convenient for stitching different types of fabric.

Let’s take a look at the best sewing machines offered by Singer.

The top five Singer sewing machines based on various reviews are listed below.

  1. Singer Start 1306 Sewing Machine

  2. Singer Promise 1408 Sewing Machine

  3. Singer Tradition FM 2250 Sewing Machine

  4. Singer 8280 Sewing Machine

  5. Singer Talent 3321 Sewing Machine

I have prepared a comparison table that will allow you to easily compare the important specs of these models.

Stitch Length
& Width
No. of
Free Arm

Low-cost + lightest of all
No6YesNo750Check Price

Top rated + best for beginners
No8YesNo750Check Price

Recommended for intermediate-level stitching
Yes10YesYes860Check Price

Recommended for experts
Yes7YesYes800Check Price

Fastest + maximum features
Yes21YesYes1800Check Price
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* SPM stands for stitches per minute.

For each of these models, Singer provides a 2-year warranty on the product.

This is the cheapest of all.

It is good for those who are just getting started with stitching.

This product has a power consumption of 70 watts and operates at 220 V.

It has an LED installed which illuminates the stitching area and helps in convenient operation of fabric.

There is no need to make length and width adjustments as the machine comes with preset stitch length and width.

The product includes 6 built-in stitches out of which 4 are basic, 1 is for decorative and 1 is for buttonholes.

The offered built-in stitches are straight, satin, zigzag, blind hem, scallop and 4-step buttonhole.

It has a durable heavy duty metal frame which holds all the parts tightly and allows skip free sewing.

It has a detachable free arm provides easy access to difficult-to-reach areas like pant hems, cuffs, collars, etc.

The threading patterns are printed on right side of the machine, which helps in changing the settings in very little time.

Dual spool pins are provided for twin needle sewing that gives parallel rows of stitches for hemming or decoration.

The company gives 3 presser feet for different purposes.

The all-purpose foot is for most of the sewing work. The buttonhole foot is provided for adding buttonholes, slots for ribbons and more. The zipper foot is provided for adding zippers, cording, piping, etc.

It comes with a limited warranty of 2 years and weighs 4.3 kgs.

The following accessories are shipped along with the main sewing machine unit:

  • All purpose foot

  • Zipper foot

  • Buttonhole foot

  • Darning plate

  • Pack of needles

  • Bobbins

  • Spool pin felts

  • Needle plate screwdriver

  • Seam ripper / lint brush

  • Vinyl dust cover

If you are looking for a decent sewing machine at a good price which can perform a number of operations, then you should definitely go for this one.

Singer Promise is good for any type of project as it contains all the basic features required by a tailor.

This is a remarkable machine for sewing hobbyists who want to make creative designs.

The product comes with 8 built-in stitches, of which 6 are for basic operations, 1 for decorative and 1 for 4-step automatic buttonhole.

The offered built-in stitches are straight, satin, zigzag, blind hem, scallop, 4-step buttonhole and 1 decorative.

It also has preset stitch and width and includes a detachable free arm.

It has demo video CD included that explains sewing in an easy way.

The durable heavy duty metal frame allows for skip free sewing.

The 1408 machine comes with 4 presser feet.

It doesn’t contain dual spool pins.

The product also includes an automatic bobbin winder.

It comes with a limited warranty of 2 years and weighs around 6 kgs.

Along with the main sewing machine, you get the following accessories in the package:

  • All-purpose foot

  • Zipper foot

  • Buttonhole foot

  • Button sewing foot

  • Edge/quilting guide

  • Pack of needles

  • Bobbins

  • Large thread spool cap

  • Spool pin felt

  • Darning plate

  • L-screwdriver

  • Seam ripper / lint brush

  • Soft-sided dust cover

This product is good for everyone, whether they are an expert or a beginner at stitching.

It offers many features at a decent price and is a good choice if you can increase your budget a little.

The Singer Tradition has a power consumption of 80 watts and operates at a voltage of 230 volts.

It offers 26 stitch functions and 10 built-in stitch patterns that let you stitch different designs.

The stitch selection is easy and quick.

The 10 built in stitches along with one automatic 4-step buttonhole that provides endless possibilities for projects.

The stitch length and width is adjustable. This provides strong seams and prevents puckering on any fabric type.

The threading is quick and saves time.

It includes one-foot paddle for operating the machine.

It also has a handle for easy lifting.

It comes with a manufacturer’s warranty of 2 years and weighs 6 kgs.

Below items are included in the package:

  • All purpose foot

  • Buttonhole foot

  • Zipper foot

  • Beading foot

  • Button sewing foot

  • L-screwdriver

  • 3 pack of needles

  • Seam ripper/brush

  • Bobbins

  • Edge/quilting guide

  • Darning plate

  • Spool holder

  • Soft cover

This machine is good for those who like faster stitching as the machine operates at a higher speed than the others.

The Singer 8280 sewing machine is particularly meant for creative stitches.

It can not only stitch lightly torn clothes but can also hone your stitching skills.

It is light, portable and can be used for a variety of purposes.

It includes 7 built-in stitch patterns and 24 stitch functions with a maximum stitch width of 5mm.

It has a powerful motor that can drive the needle through bulky fabric.

It includes a removable free arm and has a heavy duty body which holds the mechanisms perfectly in place.

The stitch width and length are adjustable.

The needle position can also be changed according to the requirements.

The presser feet can be changed in seconds. It includes an in-built thread cutter.

The sewing machine operates using an oscillating half-shuttle mechanism.

It also includes a light for assistance in sewing.

The product comes with an extension table to store accessories.

It comes with a 2-year warranty and weighs 7 kgs.

Items included in the package:

  • All purpose/general presser foot

  • Zipper foot

  • Buttonhole foot

  • Button sewing foot

  • Seam ripper/lint brush

  • Edge/quilting guide

  • Needles

  • Bobbins

  • Spool holder

  • Screwdriver

  • Darning plate

  • Spool pin

  • Spool pin felt

  • Power cord/foot control

  • Soft-sided dust cover

The Singer 8280 is a feature packed sewing machine for creative stitching.

It is worth a shot if portability is required.

The Singer 3321 has all the features for fashionable stitches.

The set-up is simple and frustration free.

It includes a stylish light that helps to carefully analyse the stitches.

The free arm helps in circular stitching too.

The stitch length and width are adjustable.

Even the needle position can be changed for different projects.

The needle threading is automatic and reduces eye strain.

There are 21 stitch patterns and 55 stitch functions.

It also contains a top drop-in bobbin.

A dial has been provided for easy pattern selection.

The 4-step buttonhole is automatic.

The heavy duty metal frame holds the mechanisms rigidly and also avoids movement of machine during stitching.

It operates at 85 watts.

The sewing machine comes with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

At 9.47 kgs this is the heaviest one.

Following items are included in the package:

  • All purpose/general presser foot

  • Zipper foot

  • Buttonhole foot

  • Button sewing foot

  • Seam ripper/lint brush

  • Edge/quilting guide

  • Needles, bobbins

  • Spool holder

  • Screwdriver

  • Darning plate

  • Spool pin

  • Spool pin felt

  • Power cord/foot control

  • Soft-sided dust cover

The Singer Talent 3321 is for those who love a variety of options in a nutshell.

You should go for it if you wish for effortless stitching.

Which Singer sewing machine we recommend?

All of these Singer sewing machines are top-rated and choosing one among them might seem like a difficult decision to make.

After going through the specifications of all of these models, I found that Singer Promise 1408 was the most value-for-money deal. However, if you're going to use the sewing machine for advanced stitching, then I would recommend the Singer 8280 model.

With that being said, I must say that all other models are equally worth the money for the features they offer. You can definitely go ahead with other models if they satisfy your needs.

Still not sure which one to go for? You can refer the comparison chart shared earlier to get a better idea.

I hope my reviews on the best Singer sewing machine models has given you a good idea about their quality and features.

Electric sewing machines are a must for all the sewing hobbyists out there. Compared to the bulky traditional sewing machines, the modern ones are lightweight and portable. They are easy and quick to use. They make stitching effortless and save time.

About the Author

Raghavendra-NV Raghavendra is a blogger from Hyderabad. Currently, he is pursuing his B.Tech in Electronics & Communication from Sant Longowal Institute Of Engineering & Technology. He has written articles for his college's fest. He also has a knack for researching and reviewing popular online products.