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Priced between $90 and $150, the Singer 2259 Tradition is a budget-friendly sewing machine designed to make your sewing session more efficient and comfortable. It is also quite user-friendly, which means that you’ll be able to easily find your way around it, no matter your level of expertise.
While this machine lacks the traditional oversized plate that is commonly used for quilting, sewers can still use it to work with larger fabrics. It also comes with a carrying case equipped with a handle to help you move it around- something that can come in quite handy to users who attend sewing classes. It features 19 stitch designs, which are more than enough to perform from basic to more advanced sewing projects, though not as many as you’ll get with the newer model Singer 2277. It includes only basic functions that are exceptionally easy to navigate through, hence enabling you to fully develop your sewing skills before moving on to a more expensive and professional machine.
As for the drawbacks, some users claimed to have had issues with the fact that the work table was not sufficiently large enough to work with wider fabrics. This was not a problem for experienced users; however, novices did find it difficult to indulge in quilting or embroidery due to the lack of a wide table. Lastly, some people complained about the lack of decorative stitches which, according to them, didn’t provide enough variety for projects such as embroidery.
All things considered, this machine is still a recommended purchase for beginners that don’t want to spend a fortune but still want to get a decent machine.
Size and Weight: 4.5/5
At 14 pounds, this apparatus is relatively lightweight; hence users will be able to move it around the house instead of sticking to just one work place. By this token, it can even be carried back and forth to your sewing classes, which makes it great for beginners. As far as measurements are concerned, the Singer 2259 measures 15 x 6.2 x 12 inches. It can therefore suit various standard carrying cases. Best of all, you won’t even need to look for a specific work table for it since it easily fits on just about any standard table.
Because of its size, this machine remains completely stable and doesn’t move while you sew, hence ensuring even stitches.
Ease of Use: 4.5/5
Like most Singer sewing machines, the 2259 is extremely easy to operate. As it’s a starter model, it comes with the basic 19 built-in stitches as well as an automatic 4-step buttonhole to add some extra convenience. Thanks to the mechanical feature, beginners won’t have any issue with navigating through the different stitch designs: they can simply turn the dial knob to select their desired design.
It comes with a handy automatic threading system that takes care of this particular task for you. Therefore, you simply have to pull down on a lever that activates the threading system and guides the thread through the eye of the needle. It also includes a handy instructions manual and DVD to help you navigate your way through it.
Extra Features: 4/5
The Singer 2259 is enhanced by a heavy-duty metal frame, which is quite resistant to scratches. The extra-high presser foot lifter is also designed to provide you with enough room to comfortably handle your fabric. The automatic bobbin winding is also designed to facilitate this task since it even comes with a clear cover, allowing you to see what’s going on while preventing snags and pulls.
Because it comes with a four-segment feed dog system, this apparatus provides a smoother and more accurate fabric feeding, hence allowing you to avoid snags. The multiple needle positions can also come in quite handy for projects such as cording, topstitching and inserting zippers.
With the free arm option, users have easy access to pant hems, collars, cuffs and similar hard to reach areas. The boxed packaging even includes a variety of sewing accessories which are always in reach, thanks to the on-board storage box.
Although it might not satisfy more advanced users; for its price, the Singer 2259 delivers a surprisingly decent sewing experience that beginner sewers will definitely enjoy. It’s worth mentioning though, that for the same price you can also buy the Brother XL2610, which comes with 23 stitch designs instead of 19, so it’s worth checking it out.
- Sew & Quilt: No
- Computerized: No
- Built-in Stitches: 19
- Stitches per Minute: 750
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: No
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 14 lbs
- Dimensions: 15 x 6 x 12”
- Warranty: 25-year Limited