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Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine 4452 Review

Every once in awhile, it's time to make a change. We decided it was time create a real craft room and to upgrade our old beginner brother sewing machine for a heavy duty singer 4452 sewing machine.
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Sewing machines are an investment, and it's best to go with a quality machine that will still be functioning 30 years from now. This is why we chose the Singer 4452.

SINGER HEAVY DUTY SEWING MACHINE BENEFITS

  • 32 build in stitches including 7 stretch, 6 basic, 18 decorative, and fully automatic 1-step buttonholes
  • Automatic needle threader! The directions are printed right on the side so you don't have to consult the manual.
  • High speeds. The Singer 4453 can sew up to 1,100 stitches per minute and can handle thicker fabrics than an average machine.
  • Adjustable stitch length and width with an easy dial turn.
  • 3 needle positions, for buttons, zippers, cords, and top-stitching
  • Free arm - so you can easily sew all those hard to reach spots
  • It's ready to go within minutes of coming out of the box! 
  • Nice long foot pedal cord


What can we make with the Singer 4452?
Crafts, clothes, pet gear, masks, costumes, upholstery, drapery, decorations, vinyl, tarps, almost anything. We made an outdoor snow cover for our tractor snowblower, and this sewing machine didn't skip a beat.e made a bunch of teddy bear clothing. We even sewed a set of baby leather moccasins (they were so cute!!) It would be tough to find something beyond the toughest shoe rubber that this machine couldn't handle.

Is it too much for a beginner?
It's more powerful, that's for sure. But it's not too much. We have had our daughters sew on this machine and they haven't had any issues. In fact, because it's so reliable, there is not of the typical frustration with cheaper machines, like baggy stitches, biting feeddogs, or bogging down on thicker fabrics.

It's also so easy to thread - a major plus for beginner's! If you are a new seamstress, it's a machine that can grow with you. The decorative stitches are beautiful and even if you don't use them right away, some day you will want to add a nice stitch to your hem and...there it is, just waiting on your machine.

Anything wrong with it?
The light isn't the greatest. The bulb is low quality. That's an easy and inexpensive fix, but seriously. Lame. I didn't notice this for a long while because I am almost always sewing in our craft room with the windows open, but one night I decided to sew some cat blankets and... Yeah, the light is a bit dim for night work. We got a replacement bulb and it was back to perfect.

Bottom Line

We would buy this machine again in a heartbeat. And we would recommend it to all sewers - from novice to expert. It performs and it's built to last.

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