Singer Tradition 2259 Portable Sewing Machine
- User Friendly: There are few to no frustrations associated with operating the Singer Tradition 2259 portable sewing machine.
- Solid Construction: The heavy-duty metal frame ensures stability, durability and quiet operation.
- Price: This machine is one of the most affordable models on the market, considering its versatility and ease of use.
- Limited Stitch Adjustments: Stitch widths are not adjustable on this machine.
- Bobbin Winding: The bobbin occasionally flies up and off the machine during the winding process if not watched.
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The Singer Tradition 2259 portable sewing machine is a solidly built, sturdy, yet uncomplicated machine. None of the stitches or features are the least bit intimidating but it consistently produces high quality results. All the control dials and buttons are clearly labelled, which act as guides when first learning to operate it. This affordable compact includes several features often found on pricier models, yet everything is easily mastered. This machine is a great choice for beginners but it’s sophisticated enough for more experienced sewists who want an efficient, affordable portable sewing machine.
This Singer model includes an impressive 19 utility and decorative stitch options and a 4-step automatic buttonhole stitch – something often lacking on most entry-level machines. Every available stitch option is clearly marked on the stitch selection dial on the front of the machine. In addition to the buttonhole stitch, the Singer 2259 includes straight, overedge, zigzag, stretch and blind hem stitches and decorative stitches such as scallop, honeycomb, faggoting and Rampart stitches. While the stitch length can be adjusted up to 4mm, the stitch widths are pre-set.
Speed: 750 stitches per minute
Weight: 13.6 lbs.
Dimensions: 15 inches by 6.2 inches by 12 inches
Automatic Tension System
This great feature streamlines the setup process for each sewing project. If you prefer to make your own tension adjustments, there’s a tension dial on top of the machine that will allow you to customize the thread tension for every project. This dial is especially helpful when fine-tuning tension settings for very heavy or sheer fabrics.
Free Arm Option
Having a free arm option on such a basic sewing machine is almost a luxury found only on more expensive models. In addition to making it easier to put a clean, professional finish on shirt and pants cuffs, hems, collars and smaller sewing projects, this removable component includes a small storage case that will keep smaller accessories right where you can get to them.
High Presser Foot Lift
This is another welcome feature, which makes working with heavier or bulky fabrics far less frustrating. The Tradition 2259 allows you extra leeway when lifting the presser foot instead of merely clicking into a default position. The extra high lift feature lets you push the presser foot lever beyond the default position, giving you better control over the fabric you’re using.
4-Piece Feed Dog System
The feed dogs help control the fabric as it moves beneath the needles. This not only makes your job easier; it ensures you have better control over the fabric. The 4-segment system on this machine provides better fabric guidance and ‘pull,’ which is especially useful when working with heavy fabrics or multiple layers.
Singer offers you a 25-year limited warranty on the sewing machine head, a 5-year warranty on the motor, wiring, light assembly, speed control, switches and additional electronic components and a 1-year warranty on adjustments, parts, attachments and labor.
Despite the solid metal frame, the Singer Tradition 2259 portable sewing machine is a lightweight, well-designed sewing machine that will please beginners and advanced sewists. Its portability makes it an ideal piece of equipment for those who tend to sew on the go or belong to sewing groups. Don’t let the affordability fool you – this machine is loaded with useful features, including a front-loading bobbin and automatic winder, horizontal thread delivery and a reverse stitch button. The needle automatically adjusts its position to accommodate certain stitch choices. The 2259 offers you Singer quality and durability in a compact package.