Handling a real big sewing machine isn’t that easy. Especially if you have got a really small project that can be done in a quickie, who will need a big sized sewing machine? Moreover, handling a large sewing machine while going on a long journey is very tough, and carrying it in your hands isn’t less than a punishment. You might be wondering what could be the best solution for that. If you’re a professional or even a beginner, you should have a little handy sewing machine that you can just keep with you every time whether you’re in your car or room.
The best machine that I’ve ever come up with is the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine that has everything a basic project will need in a compact size. The front-loading bobbins make this machine, not a simple one. It’s not impossible to use this option but it’s not easy too. This machine is not loaded with professional features but they can use it to handle basic projects with ease.
Also if you’ve started sewing after a long time, you’ll surely need to practice your sewing skills. And for practice, this machine is just a beast. You can use different stitches and adjust their width as well as length to come up with the best crafts. Have a look at our guide about thread a singer sewing machine.
Singer Simple 2263 – A Quick Review
If you are in a hurry and want to take a quick tour of this machine, you can read out this section.
First of all, Singer Simple 2263 has a catchy look. If you set this machine in a kid’s room, the machine will really provide a cool sight. With white colour and blue shades on the bottom and dials with red Singer branding logos, this machine looks great and it would be really a perfect gift for your daughter.
Secondly, the Singer 2263 Simple Sewing Machine has just the perfect size and it weighs almost 5.8 KGs. It means that you can fit this machine anywhere you want and carry it around the globe.
You can also see a carrying handle on the top of this machine that makes it very easy to carry this little and light machine.
The interior parts are purely made out of metal that make the machine reliable and durable. Like all the machines of this decade, this machine also has a removable storage compartment and after you remove this compartment, you’re left with a free arm that allows you to sew rounded clothes easily, e.g, cuffs, sleeves, etc.
The Singer 2263 sewing machine supports the front-loading bobbin option that is a bit difficult to understand but the thing that I didn’t like about is that this machine supports plastic bobbins. They work good but the reliability is not up to mark.
Overall this machine is recommended for some little basic projects like stitching light fabrics, embedding buttons, or something like stitching sleeves and cuffs. Also if you want a machine for practice or if you’re a beginner, this machine worth its price.
Singer Simple 2263 – The Features
This machine comes with just a few features. As I mentioned above, this machine suits beginners for only practice and some basic projects. We can’t use this machine for quilting but this machine can be surely used by beginners to get their hands on sewing professionally. Without wasting our time, let’s get straight into the features of the Simple 2263 in this Singer Simple 2263 Sewing Machine Review.
The inner parts are made out of pure metal and the machine has a white colour with blue shades all over it. The stitch selection dial has stitch designs embedded on it in three different colours based upon the category of the stitch.
This machine will really look cool if placed in a kid’s room. Also if your little daughter wants to be a sewer, this could be the best gift for her as this machine absolutely looks stunning.
Super Easy Stitch Selection
With almost 23 different built-in stitches, this machine has made it easy for us to select any stitch.
No doubt this machine has no LCD screen or button controls to select a stitch that makes this unit a mechanical sewing machine. To select any stitch, simply turn the stitch selection dial available on the right front of Simple 2263 in the right or left direction.
Unlike other machines that require the know-how of using the LCD screen and its buttons, the stitch selection dial is fairly much easier to use. Simply turn the dial to the right or left and select a stitch of your choice.
Stitch length Adjustment
Adjusting stitch length/width was never so easy in the past. But now after the advancement of technology, this is the thing to do on a sewing machine.
There is a mechanical spin dial present just above the stitch selection dial that you can use to increase/decrease the stitch length from 1 to 5mm. Simply turn the dial either on left for minimum length or on the right side for maximum stitch length.
Stitch Width Adjustment
There is a slider dial available on the top of the Singer 2263 sewing machine that helps us to easily increase/decrease the stitch width too. Simply slide it on the right or left side to increase/decrease the stitch width.
Stitch Tension Adjustment
This is the last stitch adjustment option that we can see on the Singer 2263 Simple Sewing Machine. There is another side present besides the Stitch width adjustment dial that you can turn to increase or decrease the stitch tension. In other words, this dial helps you to loosen or tighten the thread you’re using for sewing purposes.
23 Built-in Stitches
What else do you need in a low budget sewing machine if it has 23 built-in stitches? Yes, the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine has 23 built-in stitches including straight, zigzag, buttonhole, blind hem, overedge, multi-stitch zigzag, and other stitches that we often need in our everyday sewing projects.
4 Step Buttonhole Sewing Option
This machine lacks a 1-step automatic buttonhole option that makes it easy to sew buttonholes in less time. But the advantage that we see with a 4-step manual buttonhole option is that we can make buttonholes of our favorite size.
With the 1-step automatic buttonhole option, there is only one size but with the 4 step buttonhole option, we can make buttonholes of our own size.
To manually make a buttonhole using the 4 step sewing option, select the stitch for one side on the turning dial, sew it, select the stitch for the end on the turning dial, sew it, and again do the following steps once again. To increase or decrease the buttonhole size, simply use the turning dials for width and length adjustment from 1 to 5mm and do the above-mentioned steps again.
Automatic Needle Threader
Really you can’t see an automatic needle threader in low-budgets machines. It becomes difficult for the manufacturer to adjust all these features in a limited budget. Kudos to Singer Industries who added this amazing feature in a low-budget sewing machine like this.
If we talk about the automatic needle threading option, this option appears like a time saver for beginners as well as professionals.
For people with poor eyesight and unsteady hands, the automatic needle threading option is just a miracle. You can see a user manual in the box that contains a step by step tutorials for using the automatic needle threading option.
4 Segmented Feed Dog System
The sewing projects become hectic if the feed dogs don’t work smoothly resulting in double stitches at the same spot and sometimes, the machine sews random stitches on the fabric that results in wastage of time in reverse stitching and stuff like that.
In the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine, we can see a 4 segment feed dog system that makes the sewing experience reliable and ensures that the fabric is being fed inside the machine correctly and smoothly.
A portable sewing machine is always the best because we can take it anywhere we want and carry it without letting our shoulders get tired. Everyone knows that a portable machine has an average weight and size that can be easily transported from one corner of your house to the other.
Is the Singer Simple 2263 portable enough?
Of course, the Singer 2263 sewing machine weighs only 5.8 KGs with a normal size so you can fix it on even a small table or carry it with you while going to your shop or work. Also, there is a handle attached to the top of the machine so you can easily handle the machine while walking or shifting from one room to another.
If I can have this machine, I would definitely take it along with me every time even if I’m on a long journey. And that’s very helpful. If you have a sewing machine while traveling, you can complete your projects in a hotel room or even stitch clothes if they become rusty by any misfortune.
Multiple Needle Options
Having a multiple needle position option in a sewing machine is something that intrigues me the most. The benefit of the multiple needle position option is that we can adjust the needle easily. We can do top-stitching, zig-zag stitching, zipper sewing, and other sewing options effectively via using the multiple needle position options.
Despite the size of this machine, there is a detachable compartment available on the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine that you can remove. After removing the compartment, you’re left with the free arm available on the machine. The free arm has its own importance. For little handy projects, the free arm can be used effectively e.g, for sewing sleeves, cuffs, jeans, etc.
The Singer 2263 sewing machine comes with a pack of three presser foots. The feets are not adjustable but their height can be adjusted in order to put thick fabrics in the dog feeders.
The feets that comes with the Singer 2263 sewing machine are
Standard Presser Feet
The Standard feet can be used for almost all sewing projects
The Buttonhole feet can be used for sewing buttonholes using the combination of 4 step buttonhole stitch that you can select on the stitch dial available on the right side of the Simple 2263 sewing machine.
Singer Simple 2263 Sewing Machine – The Negatives
Besides all these incredible features available at this incredibly low price, The Singer 2263 sewing machine has some negative aspects as well that at least I wouldn’t love, maybe these things would be easy for you to do. Let’s have a look at some cons of the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine.
Front Loading Bobbin Option
The word simple doesn’t relate to any machine that has a front loading bobbin option. If you’ve ever tried old sewing machines, threading and setting up a bobbin is not a thing, it can be done easily in old machines. Although the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine is a mechanical sewing machine but the front loading bobbin option doesn’t seem fit in this sewing machine.
There are some advancements in the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine like automatic needle threading option and horizontal thread delivery. But the front loading bobbin can be extremely difficult for beginners.
If a single issue occurs in the bobbin, you’ll have to remove the bobbin, thread it again, set up the bobbin and again insert it in the bobbin compartment that will take much of your time. And you’re more likely to focus on loading the bobbin than stitching the clothes.
Does the Singer 2263 sewing machine offer a warranty?
The Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine following the tradition of Brothers and Singer industries, includes a 24 years of ultimate warranty.
- The warranty of different parts is mentioned below.
- There is a limited warranty of 90 days/3 months attachments, belts, bulbs, rings, etc.
- We can see a warranty of 2 years on electronic parts like wiring, speed controls, stitch selection and adjustment controls, circuits, etc.
- Whereas the sewing machine head includes an ultimate warranty of 24 years.
Is it a mechanical sewing machine?
The Singer 2263 sewing machine is definitely a mechanical sewing machine. However, the automatic needle threading option can only be seen in expensive computerized sewing machines. This is the point that conquers Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine over all.
Is the front loading bobbin option easy to use?
If you’ve tried a front loading bobbin option before, then it might be easy for you but if you’re a beginner, the front loading bobbin option is too simple to use.
How to Oil the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine?
A little bottle of oil also comes in the box of singer simple 2263 and the purpose of this tiny bottle is to lubricate the sewing machine to avoid wear and tear of its parts because of friction. To oil the machine, simply open the bottle and lubricate all holes you can see on the sewing machine. Also lubricate the bobbin loading compartment and needle positioning points.
How to use a Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine?
The Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine is very easy to use. Simply plug the adapter and turn on the switch. Now turn the machine on by pressing the start button available on the machine. Select any stitch by using the stitch selection dial, adjust the stitch width, length, and tension of the thread using the dials present on the top and right side of Simple 2263 sewing machine.
Use the foot pedal to control its speed and to run the machine.
Who should consider the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine?
The Singer 2263 sewing machine is a basic sewing machine with some basic features. If you want to practice sewing after a long time or if you’re new in the world of sewing, this machine is definitely designed for you.
Is the Simple 2263 a basic Singer Sewing Machine?
If we look at its features and price, the singer 2263 sewing machine is no doubt, a basic sewing machine. If you have little projects like sewing sleeves, cuffs, or little clothes, this machine can be a great choice for you.
Singer Simple 2263 Sewing Machine – Final Verdict
The Singer Simple 2263 comes in the lowest possible price with all these features. Most importantly, the stitch selection option and automatic needle threading option, the Singer Simple 2263 sewing machine has conquered the market in the low price category.
If you’re a beginner, you should use this machine to improve your skills.
But the front bobbin loading option seems a bit difficult to use. It takes some time to understand the methodology of using the front loading bobbin option.
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