You don’t have to go far if you are searching for a compact sewing machine with simple functionality as the Singer 2259 meets these requirements. This machine does all the basics, so it will serve great for learning purposes. It’s also offered for a reasonable cost, so a novice sewist won’t have to spend savings
The Singer Sewing machine 2259 measures 15 x 6.2 x 12 and weighs just 13.6 lbs. Thus, mobility is definitely one of its greatest advantages, so this model can function as a carry-and-go sewing machine.
The Singer Tradition 2259 offers 19 stitches (6 basic, 7 decorative, and 5 stretches) and one buttonhole style. The length and width of the stitch can be adjusted.
Thanks to the extra-high presser foot lifter, the machine can stitch several layers of fabric. In addition, it has a fairly powerful engine, so it is definitely able to withstand several hours of continuous operation. In connection with this, the machine is not so quiet and has a 69 dB noise level.
The Singer 2259 tradition sewing machine provides a maximum sewing speed of 750 stitches per minute. But there is no speed control on the machine’s body, so you have to use a presser foot to speed up or slow down the sewing. The machine is also twin needle capable and offers 19 different needle positions.
There is also a free arm, so don’t worry about getting to hard-to-reach places of clothes. However, this model isn’t self-threading which is a kind of inconvenience as you may face such issues as jamming and tangling.
The Singer 2259 comes with some accessories (instructional DVD, 4 presser feet, a set of needles, etc.) that will allow you to expand the possibilities of this sewing machine if you need so. However, the needles are not of the best quality, so you may want to acquire some better ones.
Despite the fact that this machine is of an electronic type, it has a traditional control. There are no buttons on its body: it’s controlled with the help of large knobs, just like old mechanical sewing machines.
The manufacturer offers a 25-year warranty which inspires breakage-free work for a long time.
Despite the simplicity of this model, it still has a durable all-metal interior frame. The machine is white and has rounded edges which give it a modern look.
The reverse sewing lever, stitch length, and stitch selector knobs are situated on the face panel. The handwheel is located on the right side of the machine. The built-in work light will ensure that your working area will be brightly lit.
On top of the machine, you will find a thread tension dial, a thread take-up lever, and a bobbin stopper. There is also a built-in accessory storage compartment, located at the bottom of the unit.
Summing up this Singer 2259 review, I can emphasize that this model will work great for your first sewing projects. For an affordable price, it provides enough features for those who only learn how to sew, such as a basic set of stitches, variable needle positions, free arm, etc. It’s also really portable which will work especially great for those who need to take it to the sewing classes.
There are no buttons on the machine’s body, only knobs and dials, so you won’t have to waste a lot of time trying to find out how it works. It also has a metal frame and powerful motor that ensure durability.