f you’re looking for your first sewing machine, you probably want something affordable and fairly basic. That’s what you’ll find in the Singer 2259. In fact, Singer lists this particular model as one of its very basic machines. For the occasional sewer, though, this may really be all you need.
This sewing machine is one of the cheapest models you can find online. That’s good news for people who are just looking for a machine to complete occasional projects like hems and crafts. It’s durable, yet lightweight, coming in at just about 16 pounds. There is even a built-in carry handle to make it easy to take the machine out when you need it, and store it in a closet or cupboard when you are finished.
The Singer 2259 comes with 19 built-in stitches. It also includes one fully automatic four-step buttonhole. You thread the machine yourself, but Singer makes it as simple as possible for you, with arrows on the machine.
Included accessories are pretty basic. You will get an all purpose foot, a buttonhole foot, a zipper foot and a button sewing foot. The pressure feet are snap-on, which makes it easy to change them out. There is no need to grab a screwdriver with this model. On the other hand, some users have complained the feet come off way to easily if bumped. However, buyers say they are easy to snap back in place.
Among other items, the machine also comes with four bobbins, a dust cover and a pack of needles. You will also get a seam ripper, an oil bottle and a power cord with your machine.
The SINGER 2259 gets high marks from buyers for how simple it is to set up and use. Thread tension is actually pretty good, which is important in a sewing machine whether it is a basic model or a more advanced one. It also seems to do fairly well, whether just sewing through average material, or tackling thicker materials. Because the SINGER 2259 is a 110 volt machine, it is designed to only be used in the U.S. or Canada.