Singer 3333 Review In Detail

Singer 3333 Review In Detail

Singer 3333 has most of its basics covered for the entry level segment. It has 23 built-in stitches, automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin, free arm etc. The stitch quality is also good. However it misses out on a 1-step buttonhole.

Editor rating


Singer 3333 is an entry level offering from Singer. Even though it is an affordable starter machine, it doesn't compromise on features. It has some nice variety of stitches and features. 3333 comes with 23 built-in stitches which include utility, stretch, decorative stitches and a 4-step buttonhole. Stitch selection is done by turning the dial. Another dial is provided in front for adjusting the stitch length.

Another good feature on Singer 3333 is the top drop-in bobbin (with clear cover) which makes bobbin changing easier than front loading ones. Built-in automatic needle threader is a boon as it threads the needle for you. A dial is provided on the top for adjusting the tension. A manual thread cutter is provided on the side of the machine.

Singer 3333 comes a small little accessory storage compartment and once you remove the storage attachment, you will get access to free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves. The reverse sewing lever is also conveniently located. The machine comes with 25 year limited warranty cover.

Ease of Use

There is nothing confusing about Singer 3333. It is a simple, easy to use mechanical sewing machine. The machine is easy to thread. Initially you might require couple of attempts to get the needle threader to work properly, but once you get the hang of it, everything happens in one motion.

I am very much impressed with the build quality of Singer 3333. It is heavy enough for a beginner machine, so it is very stable even at high speeds. The stitch quality is very good over light-medium weight fabrics. The variety of stitch patterns is also very good.

If you want to learn more about 3333, you can watch Singer's free online sewer's class or use their Sewing Assistant app.

Drawbacks

One thing you need to understand is that, Singer 3333 is a starter machine for home sewers, so don't expect it to sew multiple layers of very thick fabrics. Couple of layers of denim is fine though. Go slow, if you are sewing thick fabrics, the foot pedal is very responsive so you can play with the speeds and last but not the least, use the right needle.

I would have loved it if Singer 3333 had a 1-step buttonhole instead of the 4-step one. Since I don't do a lot of buttonhole stitches, it is not a big deal for me but for those who do it regularly, a 1-step buttonhole would have made things a lot easier.

Pros

•    Easy to use
•    Nice variety of stitches
•    Automatic needle threader
•    Top drop-in bobbin

Cons

•    No 1-step buttonhole

Review Verdict

Singer 3333 is a great starter machine, it has almost all the basics covered, plus it has a good choice of stitches and it is affordable. In simple words, I will describe Singer 3333 as a 'Value For Money' product.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeMechanical
Built-in Stitches23
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles1 Four-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthAdjustable Length
Built-in MemoryNo
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Free ArmYes
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes
Included FeetAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot.
Warranty25 Year Limited
Automatic Thread CutterNo
TensionAdjustable With Dial
Knee LifterNo
CoverDust Cover

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.