SINGER 3232 Review

SINGER 3232 is a good beginners sewing machine. Even though it lacks some features for the price, no one has ever questioned the quality of this machine. It comes with a heavy duty metal frame as well.



SINGER 3232 Sewing Machine Features

  • 32 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Stitch length and width adjustment
  • 1 fully automatic one-step buttonhole
  • Extra high presser foot lifter

SINGER 3232 Review

SINGER 3232 review

Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : HIGH

SINGER 3232 is a beginners machine. It is a simple sewing machine with limited features. It has a heavy duty metal frame, the outside of the machine is made of plastic though. It comes with 32 built-in stitches which include 6 basic stitches, 19 decorative stitches, 6 stretch stitches and fully automatic one-step buttonhole. It has automatic needle threader which is not a surprise to me at all. We all expect an automatic needle threader for the price range of this machine. This sewing machine comes with a 25 year limited warranty.

SINGER 3232 provide options for customization as you can adjust stitch width and length using the dial. The stitch width on this sewing machine can be set to a maximum of 5mm. If you want to sew cuffs and collars, you can make it free arm by removing the storage compartment. One good feature of this machine is the extra high presser foot lifter. It is really useful when you have to sew thick or multiple layers of fabrics.

Usability

SINGER 3232 can stitch at a speed of 750 stitches/minute, which clearly suggests that the motor inside is a powerful one. It is an entry level machine, it is of no use for advanced users. It comes with a lot of accessories. The automatic needle threader is a good addition, but it may take a couple of tries to get used to it. The user manual provides all the instructions and comes with an instructional DVD as well.

SINGER 3232 operates quietly. The stitches are of the same quality you can expect from a beginners sewing machine. I am satisfied with the performance of this machine, but I am not too satisfied with the features Singer offer for the price.

Limitations

One of the biggest bummer of SINGER 3232 is that it doesn’t have a drop-in bobbin system. I mean, even Brother machines which cost less have drop-in bobbin system. In my opinion, a drop-in bobbin system is a must for all sewing machines. Another limitation is the price itself, there are other machines with better features for the same price.

Pros

  • Quality stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Extra high presser foot lift
  • Heavy duty metal frame

Cons

  • Priced high for the features
  • No drop-in bobbin system

Overall, SINGER 3232 is not a bad machine at all. Quality of this sewing machine has never been questioned, but it is the features that draws this machine out of the competition. For example, Brother CS5055PRW comes in the same price category as of SINGER 3232, but it has lot of extra features including 50 built-in stitches, drop-in bobbin system etc etc. If you are after quality, I will suggest Brother CS6000i for you, the price may be couple of dollars more or less, it varies from time to time.