Learn How to Sew With Ease
Are you at the beginning of your sewing journey?
Do you need a helping hand to get started?
As always, I’m there for you.
Sometimes I wish I was at the beginning of the journey too, so that I could relive all the intense emotions and excitement all over again.
On the other hand, all of that can be extremely energy-consuming, especially if you become disoriented or make a wrong decision.
I’m here to help you with one of the most important decisions on this path - choosing the right sewing machine for you.
Today, you’ll get acquainted with a choice that won’t cost you a mistake - Singer 3337.
All the sewing enthusiasts can’t help but become sentimental when a Singer machine is mentioned.
I still remember the 1980s and my grandmother’s favorite machine, Singer desk, she used in order to fit my and my brother’s clothes, and the massive “suitcase” in which she carried it when she would visit us.
I’m sure that the Singer company does not need any special introduction. Their first machine was manufactured as early as in 1851, and since then, they have the reputation of being the leaders in making the best sewing machines.
Stay with me to learn more about this newcomer of theirs. You will learn more about its build and features, as well as some useful tips if you decide to buy it.
Singer 3337 - How It Fares?
Broadly, this is how I would rate the Singer 3337 sewing machine, considering the aspects of the left-side columns.
|Singer 3337 Review|
|Value for money||5/5|
After you’ve read this summary, read what is behind these numbers in the following section, so you can be sure whether this gadget should make it onto your shortlist.
Singer 3337 Review - The In-Depth Review
Now we can move to the real deal - discussing the characteristics and peculiarities of this machine that I learned along the way, and want to share with you.
With 18.8 x 14 x 10.9 inches (47 x 35 x 28 cm) if we talk about the machine’s dimensions, and 16.6 pounds (7 kg) when it comes to its weight, Singer 3337 falls under the category of middle-sized machines.
It is not easy as a feather, but you won’t have trouble transporting it, and it will comfortably fit onto any working table.
It also has a handle at its back for easier transportation, but you can easily fit it under your arm or carry it around in the box.
Its interior frame is made of metal, which means that durability is guaranteed.
When you take a look at the front of the machine, there are several features that can be accessed either directly through operating or via buttons.
Some are crucial to setting up your machine, such as the thread tension dial, in the form of a rotary circle, to adjust the right tension for your magical stitch, thread and fabric combination (this is crucial for your projects and will be explained in more detail later).
I like how this machine possesses a top drop-in bobbin, which is much easier and less time-consuming to change than the front loading bobbin.
There is also the thread take-up lever for controlling the upper thread and the thread cutter for the end of the sewing process. These are positioned very conveniently, with ease of use in mind.
Of course, there are also the standard presser foot and needle plate to ensure your work is quality.
What is specific to this model is that it contains a handy removable storage compartment which is useful as it provides a flat surface for sewing, but also storage where I keep some of my accessories for this machine.
For smaller sewing projects (such as a sleeve cuff) you will need, however, to take this compartment off, therefore giving access to the free arm.
From the front part of the machine, you can also access the reverse sewing lever to activate this feature, as well as the stitch length and stitch selector dials, and buttonhole and needle threader levers.
We’ll review these features in the next section and see which were my favorite; this is so that you know how to access them.
At the backside of the machine, you will find the standard power switch, foot controller cable slot and the bobbin winding spindle and tension disk that are very efficient in holding the thread.
Worth mentioning is the handwheel (always turn it toward you), which controls the movement of the needle. It is designed so that it fits your hand neatly and can easily be operated.
All in all, without too much hassle and unnecessary details, Singer 3337 offers a compact design with all the features at the touch of a button (or the push of a lever).
See for yourself some of the parts I mentioned:
My Tips After Spending Time With Singer 3337
For all the instructions to get the most from this machine, you should consult their manual. It is very well-written.
These are some tips I considered worth mentioning to you as a potential buyer and a future user of this machine.
The only bobbins you should use with this machine are Singer Class 15 transparent bobbins, and if you buy them in a pack of twelve, you will save up and get a box for easy storing. No old metal bobbins here.
Winding the bobbin with Singer 3337 is fairly easy, with a few tips:
- Make sure to push the bobbin down firmly, or the thread can unwind.
- I always use the foot controller for winding; gentle pressure will do.
- Don’t stop winding until the bobbin stops. With this machine, you don’t have to watch out and decide when the process is over - the bobbin will signal the end itself.
I found numbers 3, 4 and 5 to be the ideal selection on the thread tension dial for most of my projects. You might want a higher number in the case that the upper thread seems too loose, or a lower number if the bobbin thread shows on the fabric.
When sewing decorative stitches, decrease the upper tension by 1 or 2.
Learn more about threading the Singer 3337 here:
As for the stitch length dial, this is my rule: the higher settings (3 or 4), that is, a longer stitch length for heavyweight fabrics, and vice versa, a shorter stitch length (1 or 2) for lightweight fabrics.
The recommended needle size is 2020.
If you need help with changing needles, here it is:
Features Worth Mentioning
Although I mentioned that this is a machine suitable for beginners, excellent features that I like are definitely not lacking.
There is the LED light with a lifetime warranty, which is not enough by itself but will allow you to see the sewing area more clearly.
I like how the needle plate has quick guidelines on it; such a nice and convenient little detail. They serve as a visual reference for keeping your fabric straight.
The reverse sewing lever, though not automated, works flawlessly. It serves to change the stitching direction when you want to secure your stitches - for example, at the beginning and the end of a seam.
I like the automatic bobbin winding stopper, and with this little extra feature, you don’t have to engage in finishing the process cautiously.
A tiny minus is a fact that only the length of stitches can be adjusted (I am used to width selection too), but it is not a significant flaw. The length ranges from 0.5 to 4.
I like how the stitch selector dial has colorized representations of the patterns on it.
There are 29 gray, blue and red stitch patterns. Alternatively, they are classified into basic, stretch and decorative stitches.
Here is the official tutorial by Singer related to this:
When it comes to sewing, Singer 3337 offers five options:
- Sewing a straight stitch (for sewing seams and topstitching)
- Sewing a decorative stitch (for embellishing your projects)
- Sewing a stretch stitch (for knit fabrics; it will stretch with the fabric)
- Sewing a buttonhole
- Sewing a button
Another feature that I like is the automated buttonhole feature, controlled by a lever, which automatically determines the length of the buttonhole.
Here is how the buttonhole feature looks in practice:
Last but not least, Singer offers great customer support, even though this machine is not fully computerized or intended for a tech-savvy.
There are great instructional videos online if you feel like you need some extra advice, like Owner’s Club video here:
Furthermore, there is the Sewing Assistant App with tutorials, FAQ and techniques available for free on iTunes and Google Play.
Check out how it looks & works here:
What’s included in the package, Accessories-wise?
Singer 3337 comes with a significant number of add-ons, which certainly adds to its worth and the positive grade in my notes.
One of the most interesting and beginner-friendly accessories that you get with this purchase is the Sew Easy Foot.
This foot has an extension with the selection of the most popular seam allowances and a handy movable fabric guide. This accessory is a huge plus and will help you sew the most accurate seams even if you are a beginner.
Apart from the additional foot controllers, there is the classic All-Purpose Foot, for all your sewing projects, speed control, etc.
It may seem unnecessary to mention this simplest foot, but some machines come without it, and some do not even support it.
Next up are the buttonhole and button sewing foot, which account for the simplicity of attaching the buttons with this machine.
You will also get a 2-in-1 seam ripper and a brush that will help you remove stitches and brush out any lint or dust.
As for the basic materials, you will get a pack of replacement needles, bobbins, 2 sizes of spool holders and an additional spool pin for sewing with the twin needle.
Handy accessories that you get for maintaining your machine are the darning plate, which covers the feed teeth, and the softcover to put over your machine while not in use.
When cleaning the needle plate, use the provided L-screwdriver to remove it.
Summing My Experience With Singer 3337 in Simple Facts:
- Easily adjustable settings so that machine fits your personal style
- Excellent stitch quality
- Automated features
- Metal interior frame that equals durability
- Easy one-step button sewing
- Great range of included accessories
- Excellent price
- Great customer support
- Thread cutting is not automated
- Width of the stitches cannot be adjusted
- Not suitable for professional projects
The Verdict - Does 3337 Deliver?
Singer 3337 offers high-quality work, with a range of useful features - reverse sewing, automatic bobbin winder, one-step buttonhole sewing, straight, decorative, and stretch stitches.
It also includes a wide array of user-friendly accessories, including my favorite Sew Easy Foot that is a dream-come-true for beginners.
However, actions always speak better than words.
When put to practice, Singer 3337 proved to be a quality product worth your purchase. The best thing is that it is also an excellent budget-friendly deal.
With Singer 3337, you will find yourself sewing 10 minutes after the purchase as there’s no need for extensive preparation; download the app, turn on the automated features and voilà!
For all these reasons, I am adamant this machine is worth becoming a part of your sewing journey!