Singer 2250 Tradition Sewing Machine
Uncomplicated, streamlined and easy to use, the Singer 2250 Tradition machine is an economical choice for the beginning sewer or someone who only needs a minimum number of features. Simple projects and repairs are the forte of the 2250.
The ‘nothing fancy’ principal applies to the machine design as well as its functions. Clean styling with bright red and black text and icons on a white case are the hallmarks of this machine. There is no visual clutter and no LED screens, just plain, reliable Singer functionality in easy-to-understand symbols.
The Singer 2250 Tradition Sewing Machine is an ideal choice for the student off to college who wants to personalize clothing and fix ripped hems or replace zippers. Similarly, this is a great second machine for use in a vacation home or other part-time residence. All accessories fit neatly into a compartment on the machine itself, so storing or moving it is a breeze.
The included accessories are sufficient for most basic sewing jobs: darning plate, spool cap holders, screwdriver, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, all-purpose foot, zipper foot, edge/quilting guide, three bobbins, five needles, seam ripper/lint brush, even a bottle of lubricating oil to keep your machine running smoothly.
There are only 10 stitches on this machine, but they will be adequate for most sewing jobs. These 10 include a straight stitch, zigzag stitch, multi-stitch zigzag, blind hem, three decorative stitches, a bridging stitch and a four-step buttonhole stitch. All stitches are set using just one dial, clearly marked with icons. No need for a multi-page stitch guide.
On the 2250, the vertical bobbin might seem a little awkward to sewers who are accustomed to drop-in horizontal bobbins. A brief video, available online, clearly illustrates how to install and adjust the bobbin, which may have to be done when sewing with different weight threads. A little patience and willingness to learn will take care of any bobbin problems.
Priced at about $100, the Singer 2250 Tradition is easily affordable by anyone who wants to learn to sew or who needs an uncomplicated machine for simple tasks such as hemming pants, sewing on Boy or Girl Scout patches or reattaching a button. The nice thing about learning to sew is that the learner can choose to stick with basic projects or get deeply involved in complex quilting or fashion design. The nice thing about Singer is that they offer sewing machines that will meet the needs of each and every sewer.