Recognizable Singer Quality at an Affordable Price
There is a good reason why the name of the Singer brand is synonymous with sewing machines in some countries. They are known for making high-quality products which do cost a lot but pay off in the long run.
However, can you get that same quality, or at least something close to it, at a bargain?
Well, Singer 2277 argues that you can.
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This model offers everything you might expect from a Singer sewing machine without making a hole in your wallet.
Read on for my full Singer 2277 review to find out how it manages to do that!
The Singer 2277 at a Glance
If you want a bit of crucial info to gauge how this machine might perform, take a look at this chart.
|Name||SINGER Tradition 2277 Sewing Machine|
|Dimensions||15 x 6.2 x 12 inches|
|Warranty||90 days/25 years|
|Number of Sewing Feet||4|
|The Largest Pro||Affordable and functional|
|The Biggest Con||It tends to move around while working|
For more info about the machine, make sure to keep reading to find out about its features and read my full Singer 2277 review.
The Most Important Features of The Singer 2277
Sewing machines these days have a lot of features, and it’s become difficult to distinguish the important ones from those that are a bit low on the scale.
So here, I’ll give you some greater insight into the most crucial features of the Singer 2277.
23 Built-in Stitches
While this might not seem like a lot, since some machines boast hundreds of built-in stitches, it’s more than enough. This includes 6 essential stitches as well as 9 decorative ones, 7 stretch stitches and, of course, a buttonhole.
You get everything you’ll need for most projects here, and it’s something both beginners and veterans can get a lot out of.
Fully Automatic 1-step Buttonhole
This feature allows you to create perfect buttonholes without needing to worry too much about being precise. It’s a mostly automatic process which you can do with a press of a button.
Automatic Embroidery Needle Threader
You don’t have to squint anymore – you can thread the needle automatically. If you happen to have shaky hands or are just sick of needle threading, this feature will definitely come in handy.
Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
With a simple turn of a dial, you can adjust the length and width of a stitch – from 0 to 4 inches. With this, you can fit each stitch to the exact project you’re working on – no more need to compromise with less-than-optimal stitches.
A Wide Assortment of Accessories
You get a lot of good accessories with this machine, more than you might expect. This includes a darning plate, a screwdriver, thread spool cap holders, class 15 bobbins, needles, a lint brush/seam ripper and a foot controller.
You also get 4 different sewing feet – an all-purpose one, a buttonhole foot, a zipper foot, and a button sewing foot.
The Other Features of the Singer 2277
Besides those larger features, the Singer 2277 also offers a wide host of other features as well:
- Free arm
- Onboard storage
- Automatic tension
- Heavy-duty Metal Frame
- Automatic Bobbin Winding
- Four-segment Feed Dog System
- Needle Position Adjustment
- Twin Needle Capability
- Automatic Reverse
My Complete Singer 2277 Review
First and foremost, let me get this out of the way – this is a mechanical sewing machine, not a computerized sewing machine. That has its benefits and downsides.
The main benefit is that you can set your own pace using the foot controller and get it exactly how you want it to. It’s also easier to switch between different options. Machines like this are sturdier too.
The downside is that it has fewer options than a computerized model would and learning how to control it just right and get the exact speed you want.
Luckily, this machine is geared towards beginners, so it’s not too difficult to get the hang of it. The pedal is not extremely sensitive, and you have room to make some mistakes without completely messing up what you’re working on.
The 26 stitches included are also geared towards beginners a bit since they’re mostly essential stitches that can be used in most projects.
However, this also makes the machine fairly versatile, and if you’re not doing something extremely specific, you will have more than enough stuff to work with.
The included sewing feet are also geared towards beginners, but they work well enough. If you want more, you can easily buy them through Singer, and they won’t set you back by much.
In fact, this whole machine won’t set you back a lot – it comes at a bargain, and yet it still has that consistent Singer quality to it.
The build quality is outstanding, and the sturdy metal frame holds up well over time, though it does make the machine a bit heavier than you would expect.
There are other features on the machine which also make your life a little bit easier and help beginners get a handle on things.
First off, there’s the automatic needle threader, which simply makes everything so much easier, as does the automatic bobbin winder. You also get a reverse lever, allowing you to easily reinforce stitches when needed.
The tension is set automatically – which can be good for beginners but a bit bad for pros and those who like to experiment. The ability to place the needles in various positions is also appreciated.
So, it seems almost perfect, doesn’t it?
Well, there are some problems. For starters, the warranty is bad, and most parts are under a 90-day warranty, while only the head is covered by a 25-year one.
This would not be so bad if some parts weren’t a bit shoddy – the pedal and the reverse lever in particular. The lever tends to get stuck after some use which can create a lot of problems.
The other problem has to do with how strong it is, compared to its weight. It has plenty of power, but that makes it jump off the table a little bit if it’s not stabilized with something.
Overall, I’d say it’s a great budget machine, especially for beginners and those looking for something fairly basic, but highly functional. It will definitely hold up for a few years at least.
The Pros and Cons of the Singer 2277 Sewing Machine
To sum up what I said, here are the major pros and cons of the Singer 2277:
- Easy to control for beginners
- Made to be sturdy
- Has a free arm
- In-built storage is available
- The price is simply a bargain
- Lots of great options
- Comes with good accessories
- The reverse lever and pedal are poorly made
- Tends to move around if it’s not well-stabilized
Well, after all of this, what is the final word on the Singer 2277? Does it live up to the high Singer standards?
I’d say that it does – based on how durable and efficient it is overall. It’s got a good assortment of options, great built-in stitches, and more than a few quality-of-life options which make it great for beginners.
If you’re on a budget and looking for something that will work well and last more than a few years, this machine might just be the right fit for your needs. It’s not the best sewing machine in the world, but it might be good enough.
What do you think, do you have a different opinion of the machine? Is there anything you would like to ask? Whatever the case may be, pop down into the comments – I love hearing from you.
Until next time I wish you good luck with all your sewing projects!