Summary: I've had my machine for 6 months now and all of the sudden the alignment is off. I haven't used it very much (as I have another machine) or used any heavy duty materials either. I used it maximum of 8 times. Unfortunately it was a gift and I didn't recieve the reciept so I'll be paying $30 for the repair.
Summary: I have grown to love this machine but not until after going through the pain barrier with it.
The first pain was the threading. I wish that the pictures could have been a bit clearer and from more angles. But I'm over that now and can thread with relative ease.
The most frustrating thing about this machine is that unless you are very careful how the thread lies in relation to the needle after it's been threaded and the needle lowered into the fabric it will constantly...
Summary: I bought this machine two months ago and since then I'm having problems in adjusting the tension on this machine. I'm totally upset about this. From day one this was the problem. I'm struggling to adjust the tension. Can you help?
Summary: Singer has been a part of my life since I can remember. It's the only sewing machine brand my grandmother, mother and I have ever used. I purchased my very first singer when my first daughter was born in 1977. It's still going strong, but my second daughter decided a couple of years ago that she wanted to learn to sew. She learned quickly, loved it, and kept my machine.
Summary: My husband replaced my 30 year-old singer and what a change!! The machine is extremely light-weight and very easy to use. I, too, had problems with the machine jamming when I did reverse stitching. But I found the problem went away when I changed the weight of the thread from a cotton (heavy weight) to polyester (lighter weight). The machine is quite responsive.
Summary: I am not a beginner when it comes to seeing machines. I threaded the machine and immediately realized tension issues when sewing my first item. I have adjusted it to every possible setting (even though the manual says "tension has been set correctly at the factory, so you do not need to adjust it"), and still no luck. Whether it is set on zero, four, or eight, there doesn't seem to be much difference and there should be. This tells me there is a problem.
Summary: i dont see why this machine is classified as a very basic machine because it is very rich in features. i grew up on an industrial streight stitch machine, and quite frankly, its great to have not only zig-zag, but also decorative stitches and a built in buttonholer. not only that, it is also very heavy duty! ive sewn through 16 layers of denim with this machine. other brands of machines i tried, like Brother, were lacking in the strength department.
Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Very Reliable, Metal Interior Frame