In the sewing world, Singer needs little introduction. The American manufacturer is possibly the most popular consumer sewing machine brand in the world, with a 170-year-old reputation for unmistakable quality.
Accessible and easy to use, Singer machines are popular with beginner sewers and seasoned professionals alike. If you’ve got your eye on a Singer machine or just want to find out more about the brand, this guide is for you.
The History of Singer Sewing Machines
Singer was founded in 1851 to meet the needs of domestic clothes making in the United States. From the beginning, these sewing machines were designed for home use, and that has remained the Singer legacy throughout the brand’s long life.
In fact, Singer is widely considered to have built the first general-use domestic sewing machine, which is in part why the brand remains so iconic to this day. The overall look of their machines may have changed, but the legacy remains the same.
Ever since Singer started to mass-produce their sewing machines in 1910, their reputation has continued to grow, such that the iconic shape of modern Singers is recognised around the world – by both sewers and non-sewers alike.
What are Singer Machines Best Known For?
Singer sewing machines were conceived for domestic use, and that has been their raison d’etre throughout the almost 2 centuries they’ve been around.
The machines themselves specialise in all sorts of home sewing projects, with a wide variety of models boasting unique features tailored to all manner of sewing styles and preferences. From heavy duty sewing machines to embroidery machines.
Because of their popularity, machine parts and accessories are easy to come by, and their iconic makeup means they can be easily serviced and repaired by a registered dealer.
Recommended Machine Models
Singer Heavy Duty 4411
The Singer Heavy Duty 4411 encapsulates everything about contemporary Singer machines, with a sturdy and iconic build and delightful ease of use. It has all the features you’d expect of a heavy duty sewing machine, along with a few extra bells and whistles.
Singer Tradition 2273
If you’re looking for a first machine with more of a curvy, classic look, the Singer Tradition 2273 does not disappoint. It features an automatic needle threader for easy setup, as well as automatic reverse and tension to give you a uniform experience regardless of the fabric you’re using.
The Singer M2105 Sewing Machine is delightfully simple to use and features a uniform, seamless design that draws the eye. It’s lightweight and very portable and can easily be moved with little hassle. Like the Tradition 2273, it’s great for beginners!
Find the Perfect Singer Machine at Sewing Direct
Ready to find your new Singer sewing machine? Sewing Direct is the place to be! We stock a wide range of Singer machines and parts and offer services and repairs to your machine throughout its life from our shop in Nottingham.
Contact us today to find out more and take your hobby to the next level – we’re looking forward to hearing from you!