O1TMMOThe SINGER< > Tradition Features < > built-in stitches including a fully automatic 1-step buttonhole. This lightweight basic sewing machine features an automatic needle threader, adjustable presser foot pressure, adjustable tension, extra high presser foot lift for thicker fabrics and multiple layers, and adjustable stitch length and zigzag width. This machine comes with an accessory range that < > presser feet (All-Purpose, Buttonhole, Button sewing) for all your basic sewing needs. Included accessories: universal foot, buttonhole foot, button presser foot, needle set, bobbins, spool cap, darning plate, L-screwdriver, seam ripper/lint brush.
Would this be a good machine to do hemming of pants? Thats all I need it for. For hemming dress pants and jeans.
Yes, this would hem pants just fine. Remember you would not be able to go through a huge number of layers of denim so if you have very heavy denim and thick seams, there could be an issue. But not for dress pants or normal jeans. If you change needles to suit the fabric, you will have better results. For example, there are denim needles (heavier gauge to punch through the thick fabric) and ball-point needles to sew effectively through knits. If you can run a test of your hemming stitch through similar fabric first, you will get a good result by adjusting tension to get a decent stitch. If the pants are very good ones, use a fresh needle and very good quality thread. (I like Guterman or Mettler.)
This machine is compact, yet powerful. It delivers all the basic needs of a larger machine in a small, affordable Singer
does this machine have a reverse stitch
Yes, this machine does have a reverse stitch and it works well.
Does this come with an automatic bobbin threader?
Depends on what you consider automatic. This machine lets you put the bobbin on top and then you attach the thread to it and then you use the foot pedal to feed thread on to the bobbin. Then you put the bobbin in the machine for use.
Does it have metal or plastic parts?
The body is plastic and the parts are metal, such as needle, spool.
does it sew denim
The Singer model 2277 will sew on Denim. We recommend using the Singer 2026 Needle(using another brand can cause tension issues). Use size 16 or 18 needles depending on the weight of the fabric. Remember to follow maintenance instructions and may need to clean the bobbincase area more often when sewing on denim.
Can you oil this machine yourself or do you have to bring it to the dealer for oiling?
The Singer 2259 can be oiled by the user periodically when necessary. Please give our 800-474-6437 Customer Care line a call and one of our representative would be happy to assist you. Our new hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-8:00 CT and Saturday 8:00-2:00 CT.
How big it this machine??
This machine is approximately 12" height, 15" width, 7" depth (12x15x7"). For a first-sewing-machine user this is a good starter. It stores easily an stitches well.
Would this machine be fine to use when hemming curtains both light weight and thicker fabric? I just am looking for a straight hem. Thanks!
My opinion is that this machine is fine for straight stitching. I would take care with thicker fabrics but fine for what your usage would be. Lois
how much does this weigh
It's pretty light, like a gallon of milk. But when seeing it dosnt seem to move on you.