Singer 2263 Review In Detail

Singer 2263 Review In Detail

Singer 2263 is a good beginners sewing machine. However, I felt couple of extra features would have made this machine perfect.

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Singer 2263 is a beginners mechanical sewing machine and it is a popular one. First look reveals that it has almost all the features a beginner will look for. Now let us have a closer look. Singer 2263 comes with 23 built-in stitches which include a 4-step buttonhole. It seems to have a good motor inside, which can sew through thick fabrics. The stitches are displayed on the dial in front of the machine. Stitch length adjustments are provided on another dial in front.

Singer 2263 has an automatic needle threader. There is a reverse stitch lever as well. It has a manual thread cutter on board. This sewing machine comes with 3 snap on presser feet. It also has extra-high presser foot functionality for sewing thick layers. You can easily use this machine for free arm sewing. Singer 2263 has a built-in carry handle. The LED work light is good but it could be brighter. Similar to all popular sewing machines, this one also comes with a 25 year limited warranty.

Ease of Use

The build quality of Singer 2263 looks good. It has all the basic stitches a beginner needs. It is good that the bobbin winder is made of metal instead of plastic. The machine is light enough to carry around. The stitch quality of Singer 2263 is very good and it works smoothly. It has a responsive foot pedal. Singer 2263 has a heavy duty metal frame, which adds to the stability of the machine. The feed dogs are impressive, little manual intervention is required.

Drawbacks

Singer 2263 comes with a front loading bobbin. A top drop-in bobbin would have been ideal from beginners' point of view.

Another thing is the 4-step buttonhole instead of 1-step. Finishing the buttonhole in one step will be much more easier than 4 steps.

Pros

•    Consistent stitches
•    Stable
•    Responsive foot pedal
•    Impressive feed dogs

Cons

•    No top drop-in bobbin
•    No 1-step buttonhole

Review Verdict

Singer 2263 is a good sewing machine to start your beginner lessons. However, couple of extra features would have made it perfect.
 

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeMechanical
Built-in Stitches23
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Stitch Width5mm
Stitch Length4mm
Drop FeedNo
Free ArmYes
Work LightYes
Machine Weight13.6 lbs Approx
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes

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