Singer 4411

SINGER 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine with Metal Frame and Stainless Steel Bedplate

Price: $149.39

4.2 out of 5 stars (1462 customer reviews)

53 used & new available from $123.25

There are those sewing machines that have a variety of functions and then there are those that have fewer functions but are capable of doing them to the best possible finish and on a large repetitive basis. The Singer 4411 Heavy Duty Model Sewing Machine is the perfect example of the latter. It doesn’t have too many features to boast of and in its true essence is nothing more than an electronic version of the conventional sewing machine from the master manufacturer. The straightforward nature and simplicity are reflected greatly even in the price and this machine is among the entry level ones available today but offers great value for money in terms of performance.

The first aspect of the machine that was tested was what this one claimed to be good at and that is the motor’s capacity, and what the manufacturer says is true. It doesn’t break down and it is fast. The capacity is rated at 1100 stitches per minute and a furtive glance at the fabric tells us this is true. The motor was subject to extensive testing at varying speeds and even for prolonged durations. There was hardly any sign of heating up which is quite impressive for a chassis like the one here.

The Singer 4411 is not capable of performing the intricate decorative stitches that a lot of high end machines boast of. It has 11 built-in stitches and the selection is controlled in an analog fashion as it lacks a screen. Like we said before, this machine is just the conventional one with an electric motor. The downside here is that this machine lacks basic automation like threading a needle, which is quite a tricky process even though the instruction manual tries to make the job easy. While a lot of the competitors outside have automated functions including winding of bobbins, it is all manual here. However, the Singer 4411 has an easy approach to replacing bobbins as they can just be dropped into the machine. The built-in stitches have mostly utility ones but they are all adjustable for width and tension, again with the analog control. There is also a buttonhole making facility that needs to be manually controlled at 4 steps but the results are impressive.

Given the power of the motor and the heavy duty performance of this machine, it seems logical that it should be heavy but it is not the case. It is built to a fairly light 14lbs but it is built well. The casing is still plastic but it is quite sturdy and the work area is cast from stainless steel and the fabric flows smoothly along it. There are hardly any jumps or skips in the working and the stitching is done to perfection. The machine also comes with some great accessories that make a lot of specialized jobs like fitting in zippers and buttonholes easier. Moreover, there are also like quilting guides for easy working on large projects.

On the whole, this machine is built for functionality more than anything else. This is reinforced in the fact there are unique features such as reverse stitching to strengthen the existing stitches and the ease with which it gets through fabric like vinyl and denim. However, there is some degree of freedom offered to the user by the free arm which allows for working on collars, cuffs and the like. This machine is ideal for working in a business that relies heavily on stitching provided there is something that can work with the aesthetics.

    Pros

  • High powered motor for effective stitching
  • Great value for money
  • Impressive collection of included accessories
    Cons

  • Very few built-in stitches
  • Fabric bunches up in the beginning if not held properly

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