Are you in the market for a new sewing machine? If you are, chances are that you feel overwhelmed by all the choices and features most sewing machines have nowadays. Are you looking through different brands and trying to figure out which one is the best? Well, we would recommend you try looking up Singer sewing machines.
Singer has a plethora of sewing machine models, in particular, we would recommend taking a look at the Singer sewing machine 2250, especially if you feel confused about all the features on the fancier and more complicated models. Let’s take a look at the Singer 2250 model and what it has to offer.
The Singer 2250 screams minimalistic machine for domestic use, it ticks all the boxes a beginner tailor needs.
- Singer 2250 is a basic machine.
- It has limited features but enough to get started with sewing.
- There are mixed reviews about it online.
- Overall it is a good sewing machine you can use at home for everyday projects.
For Whom is The Singer 2250 Made?
With the 2250 you get the well-known and sought-after Singer quality and a high-performing basic sewing machine for at-home use. The machine does basic stitching as well as mend and hem work for your projects.
What are the features of the Singer 2250?
- Metal Frame / High-Quality Plastic Case
- 10 Built-in Stitches
- Removable Extensions Table
- Front-Loading Bobbins
- 750 SPM(stitches per minute)
You don’t have to worry about learning all the stitch types as this sewing buddy comes with only 10 basic stitches with a maximum capacity of 5mm width, but it is equipped with a 4-step buttonhole that is automatic.
The stitches in question are the basic straight, zigzag stitch, multi-stitch zigzag, blind hem, bridging stitch, crescent stitch for satin, rampart stitch for decorative seams, shell tuck for decorative stitches and as we mentioned the 4-step buttonhole.
The Singer 2250 does have a free hand feature that allows you to get to hard-to-reach areas like collars, with ease.
The sewing machine comes equipped with four adjustable presser foot pressure feet, a general-purpose foot, a buttonhole foot, a button sewing foot, and a zipper foot, and the extra high lift presser allows you to work with thicker fabric. There are also extra accessories you can buy if you are interested in working on quilting projects.
The sewing machine is pretty durable, it has a metal frame and a high-quality plastic case. The extension table is removable, thus allowing free-arm sewing and easy sliding of the fabric under the needle. You can control the tension by dial control, but overall, it’s automatic.
Features I Like
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to change the bobbin, don’t worry, you don’t have to remove the garment you are working on because the bobbin is loaded from the front. Front-loading bobbins are a bit tricky though, but you can get the hang of it.
The Singer 2250 is electric but mechanical, it works by hand-wheel and dials that are controlled with the foot pedal. It also features a reverse pedal that is located on the front and is equipped with different needle positions that allow various sewing techniques.
The machine allows you to stitch at a speed of 750 SPM(stitches per minute), which is good enough for an at-home sewing machine.
This machine is very easy to use and the paddle feet attach and detach very easily, plus, you can forget about the troubles the vertical thread deliveries bring because this one is horizontal. If you are used to an old-school vertical thread, don’t be confused, most newer machines come with horizontal ones because they are less prone to issues.
And maybe the best part is that the Singer 2250 is very lightweight and portable. So if you are someone who moves a lot or travels often, this machine is perfect if you want to take your hobby to-go.
An Overview Based On Users Reports
Every product you see online will have negative and positive reviews, and the Singer Tradition 2250 is no different. We already told you all the features you can use, but let’s see what are some of the negative experiences that people report while using the Singer Tradition 2250.
People online tend to complain that the bobbin keeps jamming during sewing. Some report that they have to rethread the machine to fix the issue while others claim that they have never had problems with the bobbin malfunctioning.
Another thing that can be seen as a disadvantage is that the threader is not automatic, which means you have to do it by yourself which can be tricky if you have bad eyesight or shaky hands.
Also, the bobbin cover is not see-through, which can be a bother if you are used to a see-through cover. Last, if you go through Singer’s website you’ll find that there are other sewing machines with a lot more stitches and features for as little as 30 dollars more.
We went through all the features that the Singer Tradition 2250 has to offer, so what is the verdict? Let’s see…
The sewing machine has 10 built-in stitches and 70 other stich applications you can add on. It has a four-step buttonhole, a front hold bobbin that doesn’t require you to move your project out of the way when replacing, a free arm feature that allows you to get into hard-to-reach places and so much more.
However, we need to take all comments into perspective. Some people online have a few negative things to say about the machine, such as the bobbin jamming constantly or the lack of an automatic threader. Also, keep in mind that there are other Brother Sewing machines that have more features and are not that much pricier than the Singer Tradition 2250.
So to conclude, it is totally up to you if you decide to purchase this sewing machine. You need to know exactly what you are looking for. If you want a fancy heavy-duty sewing machine that sews through leather like nothing, then we’re afraid that the 5520 is not for you. However, if you are looking for a simple-easy use portable sewing machine, you can use to make Halloween costumes for your kids, then by all means the Brother 5520 I perfect for you.
I have been in the embroidery field for over 10 years. My career first started when I was an apprentice to a local seamstress where I started to learn the basics of garment construction and alterations. That’s where I started to love sewing and began to hone my skills even more.