Sunday, July 06, 2008
I got a new Singer Confidence sewing machine!
After much research, I chose a new Singer Confidence 7463 sewing machine.  Oronzo purchased it early for me for my birthday that's coming up next week.  Of course, it'll take me some time to learn how to use this, considering I know nothing about sewing.  But I have a willingness to learn!




Features
  • 80 Stitch Functions (30 Stitches)
  • 2 Styles of Fully Automatic Precisely Balanced 1-Step Buttonholes
  • Pushbutton Stitch Selection
  • Electronic Stitch Formation
  • Automatic Optimum Stitch Settings
  • 6-Second Threading System
  • Top Drop-In Bobbin with Bobbin Viewer Slide Plate
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminum Frame
  • Auto Tension
  • Lock Function on Decorative Stitches
  • 13 Needle Positions
  • Long-Lasting LED Light
  • 5 Snap-On Presser Feet
  • Free-Arm
  • On Board Accessory Storage
  • Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
  • Electronic Twin Needle Control
Ease of Use
  • Automatic optimum stitch settings - Optimal settings for length, width, balance, pressure, and tension.
  • Automatic bobbin winding clutch - Needle bar automatically disengages when winding the bobbin.
  • Push-button stitch selection - With the touch of a button your stitch is selected.
Quality
  • Lock function - Tie off and secure decorative stitches with the touch of a button.
  • Electronic stitch formation - All stepper motors are electronically controlled. Digital electronic control of the stepper motors that control the pattern formation allow for perfectly formed stitches every time.
  • DC motor - Provides instant start up and stop with no coasting, for accurate and precise stitch placement.
  • LED lifetime white lamp - The lamp illuminates the sewing surface for optimal viewing. The long-lasting lifetime bulb (100,000 hrs.) stays cool, regardless how long the machine is operated.
So, do any of you sew?  If so, what type of sewing machine do you have?  Can you point me to some good sewing instruction websites?

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7 Comments:
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Judith said...

Almost anything you want to know about sewing,ask my daughter,Barb,at "A Chelsea Morning". She may know of some
good instruction books, too.

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I started out with a Singer and its a good first sewing machine, but if you plan on sewing A LOT or sewing especially thick material you may want to consider investing in a Viking. I LOVE my viking (like so much its a bit obessive) and there is just no comparision especially if you have a big project as the motor is so much better.

Though my viking doesnt have that neato stitch display like that you will find that really all you need is a nice strait stitch, zig zab and blanket. I honestly can't say I've ever used anything but unless you plan on making alot of garments... even then you can get away with just those three.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Awesome Mom said...

I have a basic work horse of a machine made by Brother. All those fancy stitches freak me out a bit. I keep to zig zags and straight lines. Have fun with your new toy.

 
At 4:12 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

Very thorough review.


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At 8:16 AM, Blogger Nadja Magdalena said...

Oooohhh. I'm just a beginning seamstress myself, but I had a few used machines in the past, including a Brother, a White and a Singer, but after borrowing my sister's 20 year-old Pfaff, I knew I would have no other brand. Mine's a less expensive model than hers (I've a Pfaff 1132), but it is the easiest thing in the world to thread and to sew on--my daughter who is 9 uses it without any trouble.

Here's a nifty beginner's site: www.craftandfabriclinks.com/sewingbook/sewbook.html

 
At 4:19 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

Niiiceeeee!
I so love sewing. I really should get my machine tuned up. Don't forget to change your needle frequently (something I always forget to do!)

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Boy, my mom Judith has a lot of confidence in me, huh? LOL

This is a great little machine for you to learn with. My own machine is just about like yours and I love it.

If you can find a basic "beginner" book, you're on your way. Sewing isn't hard. If it were, I can assure you I wouldn't do it. :-)

Congratulations on your first machine!

 

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