Wood like to say the order went ok in the end but I have not got it yet. Singer outlet is better price than hobby crafted & John Lewis & Argus .
This bag is really good quality and nicely padded I prefer to keep my machines in this type of bag as the original cases are hard and awkward and heavy . My machines are all old Classic mechanical types Singer Bernina Pfaff Elna and Huskvarna .so the colour of the bag helps keep track of which is in what.
Super size bag, excellent quality great for storing my machine away in from two cats :-)
Unpacked threaded up and sewed within an hour of delivery. Great machine. Just the automatic neddle threader Proved a bit difficult.
But would highly recommend
I decided to treat myself to a new machine during lockdown and chose the Confidence because it has the sturdiness of a Singer with enough computerized extras that I wanted. I have been thrilled with my machine. It makes sewing so much easier and has made me even more keen to sew. It is easy to use but a little heavy to move around which is the only thing I have a bit of a problem with.
As all of my other machines are by another manufacturer beginning with 'J', I felt I was taking something of a chance buying a Singer. I had a budget though, and looked around for an embroidery machine that fit the budget rather than anything else. As a dressmaker, I wanted a Sewing/Embroidery machine, that had a wider range of stitches in sewing mode than my older machines.
Since arriving though I have been extremely impressed with the machine. Even the instruction book is excellent. It is a sturdy, heavy machine, and it looks good too. All of the bits and bobs it arrived with are excellent quality,
It comes pre-programmed with a range of embroidery designs, and it is simple to find more online and download them to the included USB stick. Only the simplest editing can be done on the included software, so if you want to create your own designs, i.e a logo for a club or work, you will have to purchase additional software, or pay a digitiser to create them for you. I have been impressed with the quality of the stitching, and in normal sewing mode, it beats the pants off my old machines too.
Pros - Two hoops, the larger one 6"x10",
Great stitch quality,
Easy to use,
Best buttonholes I've seen, even compared to industrial machines.
Great online tutorials,
There doesn't seem much space between the machine where the needle is fitted, and the needle plate. I do have massive hands, but it seems much smaller than my other machines, which makes changing needles and feet fiddly. Ditto the on/off switch.
The Endless Hoop (optional extra) is expensive.
When I bought the machine, I also bought the 50 set of low-shank feet, and they all fit the machine fine and work beautifully.
I would recommend this machine to anyone, and it has certainly impressed me and made me reconsider my loyalty to other brands.
Love the sewing machine. It arrived without a button hole foot but as soon as I contacted them, they sent me one out.
Singer Fashion Mate 3333 with Auto needle threader and Drop and Sew bobbin - latest 2020 model, Strong metal frame. Preorder for October delivery
Arrived on delivery time lovely sturdy machine nice and quiet when sewing has a great amount of stitches great computerised machine easy to use and good value for money
I've given my new Singer Fashion Mate 3342 sewing machine top marks because it's everything and more that I wanted. My hobby has been sewing for most of my life and I've found renewed enthusiasm after taking possession of my new machine. There are so many useful features on it and it operates quietly yet with accuracy and strength.
I'd definitely recommend this wonderful sewing machine!
But I also have to compliment the sales advisor on Singer's website online chat facility, where I received brilliant advice.
There are SO many machines to choose from, is have been lost without this valuable resource!
Runs smoothly. Speed is not set too fast. Sits steadily on kitchen table.
Stitch length and breadth easy to adjust . And extension table a really helpful feature.
This was purchased as a gift, pre-ordered in July for August delivery. Impressed with the updates on delivery. Excellent service.
The recipient describes the machine as the best they’ve ever used!. Well worth it!
My only criticism is I find the on/ off switch difficult to use as it is out of sight and difficult to locate at the side in the inlet. Otherwise I found it very easy to use and the automatic needle threader is great.
Great for when I sew with my small portable sewing machine. Good value for money recommend it.
Singer Heavy Duty 5523 - latest 2020 model in White and Grey - Special edition of 4423 model - Preorder for October Delivery
This is a strong well made bag, just what I wanted. It is also very roomy so holds extra thread, fabric etc.