Pattern Title:Sewing Machine
With the SINGER hefty duty 4452 sewing machine you can get experienced effects in no time! the more-large sewing velocity of 1, 100 stitches per minute signifies you can plow via tasks 30Percent more rapidly than a common sewing machine. The stainless steel bed plate allows smooth material movement and the hefty-duty interior metal frame assures skip-no cost sewing. Bonus hefty duty accessories
Will it sew leather?
It can sew leather providing one uses the correct needle, presser foot, thread and stitch settings for the weight/thickness of the leather. Singer's website has an accessory brochure (PDF file) that can be downloaded and used as a reference for which needles, feet and settings to use for sewing various types and weights of fabric, leather, vinyl, etc. If you can't find Singer's website, google "singer accessories."
I am new to sewing machines...how do I know what type of needles needed for this sewing machine?
The needle for your machine does matter, leather needles for leather, shorter needle for thicker fabrics. Each needle has two numbers. What most folks do NOT know is the second number. It is the hole size . If you have 20/10 vision and fairly young this number will not matter. However, if you are ancient as we are it makes a HUGE difference. 118 is a perfect hole size for those of us with aging eyes. Remember that your needle will dull. If making masks: your sewing through folds, it will dull faster. We have found that keeping a sharp needle is well worth the price.
Is this acceptable for a beginner to use? I saw something that the sewing speed is too fast for a novice?
Two beginners used this machine in our house with no problems, it was fun. The pedal is variable speed so you can go very slow with a little foot control.
Will this machine blindstitch 3-4mm thick neoprene for a wetsuit?
The Singer model 4452 is a home machine. The Singer model 4452 presser foot lifts to approximately ½ inch space from the needle plate to the bottom of the presser foot, by lifting presser foot lifter. The presser foot will stay at this height until the lever is let down. By pushing the lever further up it will go to a height of approximately 5/8 inch; however, it will not stay at that height if lever is released. Neoprene fabrics can be anywhere from about 1mm-7mm. The nylon or polyester usually accounts for about 0.2mm so the rest is all about the amount of rubber you have. 1-2mm is usually fine for most home sewing machines to work with. 3mm (approximately 1/8 inch) will depend on the machine, and anything 4mm and above is recommended only for industrial sewing machines. The amount of presser foot lift may not be the issue, if the layers are too thick, the tension will disengage and will not form a proper stitch.
Can you use a walking (quilt) foot with this model?
I just purchased this model machine, factory packed from a store. It came with the walking foot along with the usual accessorie, and a pack of five 100/16 needles.
Automatic Start/Stop button feature?
No The Singer Heavy Duty model 4452 sewing machine doesn’t have the Automatic Start/Stop button feature. The Singer Heavy Duty model 4452 sewing machine is a mechanical sewing machine and the Automatic Start/Stop button feature is only available on Computerized sewing machines.
Can you tell me how large the harp is? The space measured from the needle over to the body?
6.25+ across. 4.5 is the height
Compare heavy duty and quantum
I would not buy it.i had to send it back .it was a second hand sewing machine .but the seller gave me my money back
How many stiches
The machine has a total of 32 unique stitching patterns.
Does this work on marine leather? How many layers would it be rated for?
This machine will take on all sewing tasks commonly found on a sailboat, including sewing sails and creating upholstery cushions and Bimini's using material such as Naugahyde or upholstery fabric. The key is to use the correct needle, and to replace it when it gets dull. When sewing leather, a specific needle is used which actually slices the material, rather than punching through. A leather needle is included with the machine.