Singer 2277 Review In Detail

Singer 2277 Review In Detail

Singer 2277 checks all the check boxes as far as a beginner is concerned. Its stitch quality and ability to go through multiple layers is commendable. One thing that it missed out on was a top drop-in bobbin.

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Singer 2277 is an entry level beginner sewing machine from Singer. It has almost all the features that you get in a beginners machine. It has a decent number of built-in stitches. It comes with 23 built-in stitches including 6 basic stitches, 11 decorative stitches, 5 stretch stitches and a fully automatic 1-step buttonhole. It is great that Singer has provided 1-step buttonhole on this machine, I have seen some other machines in the same segment that came with a 4-step buttonhole. The machine is pretty lightweight as well. It just weighs around 13.6 lbs.

Once you go through all the features of Singer 2277, you will see that it is packed with a lot of features. Singer projects the automatic needle threader as one of the premium features of this machine. Stitch selection can be made by turning the dial. Separate dials are provided for adjusting the stitch width and length. The extra high presser foot lifter provides more clearance while working with thicker and multiple layers of  fabrics. You can store all the accessories in the on-board storage compartment attachment. The machine can be used for free arm sewing by removing the on-board storage compartment. The tension though automatic, can also be adjusted manually for refined results. The built-in carry handle makes it portable. It comes with 25 year limited warranty as well.

As you can see, Singer 2277 packs quite a lot of features. But it is one thing having all the features and another thing converting them into professional quality stitches. So let us have a look at the ease of use and stitch quality.

Ease of Use

This is a very compact sewing machine. The user manual is pretty clear on instructions. Singer 2277 runs smoothly through thick and thin material. I have tried it with 4 layers of denim and it punched through quite easily (the key is to use the right needle according to the type of fabric). Multiple layers of light-medium weight fabric is a walk in the park for this machine but I don't recommend too many layers of really thick denim. The overall performance of the machine is quite good.

Drawbacks

The bobbin is front loading type, which is kind of old fashioned. A top drop-in bobbin would have made it easier for beginners.

No drop feed dog lever. However, you can do free-motion works using the included darning plate, which basically covers the feed dogs.

Pros

•    Good variety of features
•    Simple design
•    Affordable

Cons

•    No top drop-in bobbin

Review Verdict

Singer 2277 checks almost all the check boxes as far as a beginner is concerned. Its stitch quality and ability to go through multiple layers is commendable. In my opinion, the only thing that it missed out on was a top drop-in bobbin.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeMechanical
Built-in Stitches23
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Built-in MemoryNo
Stitch Width5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo, Automatic
Drop FeedNo, Free-motion is possible with darning plate
Free ArmYes
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes
Included FeetAll Purpose Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Zipper Foot.
Machine Weight13.6 lbs Approx.
Warranty25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
Dedicated Locking Stitch Button (Apart from reverse button)No
TensionAutomatic, but adjustable with dial
Knee LifterNo
CoverNo