SINGER 2259: The Beginner’s Best friend

Review

SINGER 2259’s slogan on the Singer website read:

Just learning? Just perfect.

I’m not one to fall easily for slogans, but I would be honest that this sewing machine initially got me for the price. I bought my sewing machine almost on a whim. I’ve lost weight recently, and as I was rummaging through my closet, I found it too hard to let go of the old clothes that I have. I thought of having each of them altered by a pro, but I also thought of how much money that would require. I then decided to look online for a sewing machine that could be my buddy in starting out.

I made this review for other beginners like me who are looking for a machine to start with. There might be better ones or cheaper ones out there, depending on your priorities. But I’d say I have zero regrets in buying this, and I hope this review would enlighten you in considering your options.

Benefits

This sewing machine, for me, has affordability as its primary advantage. For a beginner like me, it isn’t easy to invest big money into something that I’m still looking into. Surprisingly, with the price that I paid, I’m still in awe at how sturdy and at the same time, lightweight it is.

Features

  • The Singer 2259 features a lightweight but sturdy sewing machine in a 15 x 6.2 x 12 in, 13.6 lbs package. It comes with 19 basic, stretch, and decorative built-in stitches that the user could choose from and could cover all basic and even quite the advanced garment alterations and even home improvement projects. It also comes with four snap-on presser feet, namely; all-purpose foot, buttonhole foot, zipper foot, and button sewing foot. In case in the future you discover that you need other kinds for a project, it isn’t hard to buy a separate one.
  • It comes with more accessories that could help in maintaining the sewing machine’s quality or simply make sewing easy. It has a soft dust cover, a screwdriver, a quilting guide for making even parallel stitches, three class 15 bobbins, two thread spool cap holders, six needles, darning plate, oil bottle, and seam ripper.

Pros

  • Over-all this is a good buy for basic projects and beginners. It can sew light-medium fabric, but may have difficulty in dealing with heavy fabric like thick denim. I think it’s perfect for people who would like to try if sewing would fit them. It’s a good buy for testing the waters.
  • Few of the little things that I like about it is its portability. It is lightweight and even comes with a handle. But despite its portability, it could still be easily setup to be stationary. It could be mounted on tables.

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  • Functionality-wise, the tension is good and I never had trouble in using it for simple projects like alterations. I even make my own pillow cases now! It also has a thread cutter on the side, and a replaceable LED work light. I have poor eyes, so this is a big plus for me.
  • Lastly, it’s simple and sturdy. It has a metal frame. I’ve tried seeing the cheaper ones, but I really don’t trust equipment entirely made of plastic. Singer 2259 has some plastic parts too, but these are of good quality. I’m not careful, and it matters that there are still companies that mind the materials that they use for strong exteriors and body.

Cons

  • My only regret is it is not entirely all-purpose. It’s could only be used for light quilting and I certainly wouldn’t risk having too much projects with heavy denim on it. So actually, I’m thinking of a more heavy duty sewing machine now for those purposes.
  • Also, I don’t see and I’m very clueless if I’m running out of thread because I can’t see how much thread is left.

Conclusion

Nevertheless, I consider this a really good buy. I suggest that if you’re keen on buying one, ask yourself of your intentions. I basically bought it to try it out. If it didn’t work out for me, I could’ve given it as a gift to a good friend or one of my aunties who loves sewing, so this totally worked for me. However, if you’re looking for something more long-term and well-rounded (although this I believe could be used for long-term too, just not for all kinds of projects) then I suggest for you to see higher end models that may have the same strength and may even offer more features.