4 Stars By KayB on 2015-07-10
Problematic up until now
I bought this machine over a year ago and was never able to finish a project because of tension issues. I could never sew more than a few inches without my bobbin thread getting tangled and bunched up under my fabric. I WORK at a Joann's Fabric and Craft store and couldn't figure it out even with the help of my more experienced co-workers. Out of desperation I looked over every inch of the machine and saw a screw on the bobbin case. So I tightened it, and it worked! I'm actually able to sew and finish quality projects now, which is such a relief since I was ready to give up on it all together.
5 Stars By EmilyWindowSeat on 2015-12-08
Love At First Stitch
I was so nervous as I was waiting for this sewing machine to come. I bought a Kenmore sewing machine about 5 years ago and it lasted for about 3.5 years. I liked it a lot and for the price it lasted a decent amount of time but it was not worth fixing (in the words of the repairman). I then bought a Brother and it last me 1 year on the dot. I never liked it, I loathed sewing on it so it probably would have lasted less time if I used it more often. Then I researched and decided I would try a Singer. This was in my price range and had the features I wanted. I received it, threaded it and the moment I pressed on that pedal and it began to sew I fell in love. Seriously! It was so smooth that I thought it wasn't sewing. I had to check. The stiches were beautiful. I love it. I would definitely recommend this machine!
5 Stars By Chandra Dewi on 2015-04-13
This is my very first sewing machine. I really like this machine. I found the complete instruction on YouTube for beginner like me 😊
The price was good and it is easy to use. I recommended this sewing machine to anyone who want to learn to sew.
I made this bag with this sewing machine.
5 Stars By Barbara Mccormack on 2017-01-07
I love this machine.
This is a really great little machine. It is an unassuming hard working appliance. Exactly what I need. I love it and one of my cats loves it.
5 Stars By Arlene B. on 2016-04-27
Great 1st sewing machine
This is a great first sewing machine. If you've never used a sewing machine before it can be extremely intimidating and this make/model is no different, however there ARE some things that make it easier such as the "automatic" threader. While it's not really "automatic" as it is manual, but it's definitely useful! It will take you a few times to get comfortable with it, but once you do, you'll be threading that needle (and machine) like a pro. Just keep the needle AND presser foot in their up-most positions while threading the machine and/or using the auto-threader and you shouldn't have any problems.
Other tips learned the hard way from this newbie:
- make sure the needle is raised above the fabric before changing the width setting.
- before changing the bobbin tension-screw (only do that if its absolutely necessary), jot down the factory-adjusted settings somewhere.
- jot down any adjustment screw changes you made, fabric and thread used, etc... and use it for future reference.
- reset the bobbin back to factory before readjusting for a new material and/or thread-type so every "jotted down" setting has the same exact starting reference point.
I had to return the first machine I received due to some issues I was experiencing -- hand-wheel was kind of grinding, I couldn't loosen the top-thread tension no matter what I tried, and the bobbin door kept slapping shut instead of staying open. Replacement model was perfect!
5 Stars By sportrider on 2015-10-15
Great sewing tool!
I'm a guy who doesn't sew. This, to me, is a tool for connecting two pieces of fabric. I read the instructions, watched a video of someone using the auto-threader and got started. Threading the machine is as easy as could be, and not once did I have a problem with the needle threader. The bobbin tension was set fine from the factory and inserting a loaded bobbin was easy.
I make quilted covers for stereo equipment, hem Khakis etc. Small stuff, but you need a quality tool to do these sorts of jobs. My Dad has an older Singer that gives us fits with bunching underneath, mostly because there's no provision to adjust the bobbin tension. This machine is a pleasure to use! The stitching on the bottom looks as finished and perfect as the stitching on top. The feed is accurate and true. Not one bit of trouble in everything I've tried do far. Nicely made.
5 Stars By Mr. A on 2016-04-07
Great machine for simple projects, but be sure to practice using it if it's your first sewing machine!
My wife and I were in need of a general purpose sewing machine, especially for hemming pant lengths. We wanted to save money by doing alterations ourselves instead of going to the tailor. The Singer 2277 worked perfectly for us. The day it arrived, I was able to hem my wife's pants after playing around with some scrap fabric I had lying around.
This machine was easy to set up - my initial problems only came from pressing the pedal before lowering the needle press foot, which is my fault. Also, if you plan on working mostly with denim, the needles that come with the machine will not last on heavier fabrics. I had already broken one needle, so it looks like I'll be going to the fabric store to purchases a few denim needles and possibly some oil for the moving parts.
Be sure to watch plenty of sewing instructional videos online - the instructions that come with the machine are not very clear and the dvd that came with it only gives a general reference. The automatic needle threader is a nice touch, but it took a few attemts to get it right.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this sewing machine and looking forward to using it more often!
5 Stars By Leigh on 2016-04-11
Great machine and features for a reasonable price!
This machine does a great job at stitching. I needed a machine that did the basics. For me, that is hemming various items around the house including pants when needed. I want to note that I came across an issue that was not the machine. I found that if you use a synthetic thread, it can become wrapped around the bobbin wheel below the plate, probably due to how slippery it is to the machine, even with the right needle and tension. I looked on youtube, thought it maybe an alignment issue, but it boiled down to thread type. (My sister is a sewing genius and made the suggestion that fixed the problem.) I switched to 100% cotton thread and made sure I had the right needle and tension and it did the trick! It sews quickly, is easy to use, and has more features to it than expected. It is a great product for the price charged. I love Singer machines. My grandmothers, great grandmothers, and now my sister and I use the same brand.
4 Stars By KCWANGSVICK on 2017-09-11
There comes a Time
Nice basic machine with more frills than I need. I have been sewing regularly for over a decade without the use of a sewing machine and done fine. I learned on a machine in high-school but when I moved out on my own didn't have one for a long time and a brief period of time I did, I didn't have time to sew (except to hem stuff) and ended up giving that machine away for non-use of it. Since retirement I've sewn, dresses, jackets, PJs, purses, with buttons, zippers, velcro, set-in lace etc., all by hand. I have loved sewing for my kids and grandkids in the last 13 years especially. But now my hands are starting to complain so I broke down and got a sewing machine for myself so i can continue to sew for my new, younger grandkids too. I've only done one project so far, but I have big plans for the months ahead.
5 Stars By ManyManias on 2013-05-23
I missed my old sewing machine so much...
(Yes, I resisted the temptation to put "SEW much" in the title. You're welcome.)
When my wife and I moved halfway across the country, we reluctantly but consciously let a lot of stuff go. I let go of my hard campaigner of a sewing machine -- also a Singer -- and I've been regretting it ever since. I put a lot of miles on my old machine, usually with lightweight costuming for one of many groups that are dismissively referred to as "SCA Lite". My personal bests for that machine had been a pink kilt (because they don't make them in my size) and a plush Cthulhu... so it had seen some serious use.
Anyway, I had some repair projects piling up -- mostly trousers, with things like damaged/worn out front pockets and miscellaneous rips -- so I decided it was high time I got a new sewing machine. This model reminded me a great deal of the machine I'd had before, although the older model had a push button in the center of the lower dial for reversing the sewing direction. When I set up the machine and set about my clothing repairs, I was delighted to see the functioning was very similar to the older model I'd left behind. Having a lever nearer the needle than the stitch selector was a bit of an adjustment, but an easy enough one to make.
I've used this machine to repair/replace both front pockets on a pair of cargo shorts, which it handled with aplomb (or even a pear). Thus far, I'm quite satisfied with this machine; I look forward to putting it through its paces.