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The Singer CG590 is a commercial-grade sewing machine designed for heavy-duty use. It is ideal for experienced sewers who want to benefit from professional-quality features. Although it comes with only 18 built-in stitch designs, it is considered as one of the fastest sewing machines on the market since it can deliver over 1100 stitches per minute. In fact, its sewing speed is superior to that of more expensive models such as the Janome HD1000.
A high sewing speed is specially important in a commercial-grade sewing machine since it drastically cuts back on sewing time, while enabling you to focus on both speed and quality at the same time. Therefore, a project which would have required around one week would be done in just a mere couple of days.
The Singer CG590 was designed to sustain heavy-duty use while accommodating the various needs of a professional sewer. However, it can still be used by beginner sewers since it is entirely mechanical, which makes it far easier for you to navigate your way through the various sewing options. In fact, quite a few users reported to have used this model as their first machines. Boasting of a stainless steel bed plate, the apparatus comes with a drop-feed capability as well as a free arm capability designed to provide easy angle to hard-to-reach angles.
While it is packed with features, this machine does have a few letdowns. For example one person complained that she was unable to activate the auto-threader feature, something that would have been quite helpful to her as an elderly user. Still, this case was not reported by other users and can be considered as an isolated report. Some people also claimed that the light bulb wasn’t bright enough which meant that they needed to resort to additional light sources. Lastly, a few people did bemoan the lack of a wide table, which made it difficult for them to work with wide expanses of fabrics.
Size and Weight: 4.5/5
Weighing a hefty 16 pounds, the Singer CG590 is admittedly not the lightest machine out there. However, it does come with a hard-shell carrying case which made it far easier for most users to move the machine around. This also enabled sewers to carry the apparatus back and forth to sewing class. As far as measurements are concerned, the machine measures around 16 x 7 x 12.5 inches, which made it quite easy for most sewers to place it on just about any standard size table.
Because of its heavy weight, this sewing machine does not move at all while you operate it. Its stability therefore produces stable and even stitches at all times.
Ease of Use: 4.5/5
Many sewers are initially intimidated by this machine because of its professional-grade features and built quality. Contrary to popular belief, however, the Singer CG590 is extremely user-friendly, which makes it quite simple for beginners to navigate through. For example, it is entire mechanical, which saves new sewers the hassle of trying to understand digital functions that normally come with computerized machines.
The sewing machine comes with a four-step buttonhole as well as 18 built-in stiches. Sewers will be glad to lean that it’s extremely easy to navigate through the different stitch designs: all they have to do is turn the dial knob that will activate the shuffling process and help you choose the most adequate stich design according to your personal sewing project.
Unlike lower-quality models, you won’t have to constantly struggle with the threading process: quite on the contrary, sewers can make the most out of the automatic threader system by pulling down on the lever that will consequently guide the thread through the eye of the needle, leaving you completely free of this hassle.
Extra Features: 4/5
Like most mechanical models, the Singer CG950 doesn’t come with as many stitch designs as its computerized counterparts. However, it features an impressive sewing speed of 1100 stitches per minute, which can help you finish bulkier projects in no time at all. In fact, this feature is perfectly complemented by the machine’s powerful motor which is 60% stronger than motors on lower-quality models. To ensure that you get perfect buttonholes every time, the machine also comes with an automatic four-step buttonhole designed. It also features a top drop-in bobbin with a clear cover to make it easier for you to adjust and remove the case.
Because of the horizontal thread delivery, the CG590 is devoid of any thread tangles, twists or snags, enabling you to benefit from a smooth and enjoyable sewing experience. The Free Arm feature is another handy tool that will provide users with a very easy reaching angle to harder-to-reach areas like pant hems, collars, cuffs and the likes.
All in all, the Singer CG590 is quite a recommended option for sewers that don’t mind splurging some extra bucks for a professional-grade sewing machine. Brimming with features, this machine certainly does not disappoint.
- Sew & Quilt: No
- Computerized: No
- Built-in Stitches: 18
- Stitches per Minute: 1100
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: No
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 16 lbs
- Dimensions: 12 x 7 x 16”
- Warranty: 25-year Limited