We actually got two of these after expressing it to several family members that my girls wanted to start sewing. The first one we unpacked seemed flawed (stitch would not hold) so I put it away after the party and unpacked them at a later date. After reading the reviews I am appalled that SINGER would make such a product and fleece people out of $25.00; basically tricking them into buying such a piece of junk. I'm in the market for a new sewing machine and serger but won't be considering Singer because I'm so mad my family members wasted $50.00 on such a crappy product that NEVER worked to begin with. Who-ever built and tested these things should be FIRED.
All my 6yr old Granddaughter wanted for christmas was her very own sewing machine!!! I have used Singer, my Godmother and all my Aunts have used Singer, Imagine the disappointment on her little face, when her Singer didn't work!!! Shame on Singer.
Purchased our first one and it broke with the first use. Took it back and they replaced it. Second time using it broke. Poor quality.
Looks cute but doesn't work. Purchased for a 6 yr old who had experience with sewing. Chain stitch unravels quickly. After several minutes playing with machine it no longer made any stitches at all. Has a tension knob which proved useless in resolving problem. Don't waste your $.
I purchased this machine for my 6 yo daughter to teach her how to sew. I have been sewing for many yrs and have used multiple products, this was completely unacceptalbe!! First the machine does not back stitch, the threads pull out once sewn no matter what the tension is set at, and the whole thing shakes during stitching! I thought I would just get a little cheap machine for my daughter to learn on, but no matter what she made it just fell apart.
When I was about 4 or 5, my grandmother bought me a children's sewing machine and I loved it. So, when my 4 year old wanted to learn to sew, I thought this would be perfect. My daughter meticulously pinned he first project while I set up the sewing machine. Her excitement quickly turned to frustration and then to crushing disappointment. Apparently the fine people at Singer expect children to sew with the machine and then hand stich the back of the stitch to keep it from falling out. I thought I was making a mistake, but it was right there in the instructions. Why not just teach the child to hand stitch?!? I'm looking for a new sewing machine now and I'm just going to give my daughter my old one when she's 6.
I bought this machine for my granddaughter. I had to take the first one back thinking that I just got a bad machine. I exchanged it for another one. The machine is cheap plastic, the pedal has two speeds, off and turbo. The chain links will not stay in. The tension will not adjust. This machine is one big disappointment after another. My granddaughter was crushed when we couldn't get it to work correctly. I have been sewing for 20+ years and have never had this many problems.
Just what our planet needs - more plastic junk for land fill. Don't waste your money. After all these terrible reviews, Jo-Ann, you should take this off the shelves. My mother-in-law sent this to my 4 year old daughter for Christmas. We were excited we would be able to sew together. It NEVER worked. The stitches always got tangled in the bottom of the machine and you cannot adjust the tension or do anything to fix it. It does not sew, even though it advertizes that it does. We've used it to make holes in paper, pretending to sew, but my two girls got bored of that pretty quickly when they realized they weren't actually sewing. We've just thrown it in the garbage.