- Created: 10 November, 2017
85.3 This is a fairly inexpensive sewing machine from Singer ($110-$130). It is very easy to setup and operate and is a good fit for the beginner or perhaps someone who does occasional sewing. It is probably not the right machine for an experienced seamstress or someone looking to tackle larger sewing projects. It has a steel frame and is quite sturdy, and it also sews smoothly. However the needle threader is tricky to sort out and the machine will struggle with thicker materials. There are also reports of folks not getting a sewing machine manual and having difficulty with Singer customer service.