SINGER 14J250 Stylist II Serger Review

SINGER 14J250 Stylist II Serger is a high performance machine. When it comes to heavy stuffs, this machine is a champion. But beginners may find threading difficult for the first few attempts.

SINGER 14J250 Stylist II Serger Features

  • 2-3-4 Stitch Capability
  • Built-in needle threader and thread cutter
  • Differential feed system
  • Portable

SINGER 14J250 Stylist II Serger Review

Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : HIGH

This model is a 2-3-4 thread serger. It ranks 5th in our list of ‘Top 10 Best Sergers Available In US’. There are a lot of useful features on this machine. This machine comes with wide open threading system in which the front of the serger opens completely revealing the loops, which makes it very easy to thread. The built-in needle threader comes really handy. You can use the thread cutter by simply pushing the lever. The differential feed system lets you have consistent quality for your seams. Stitch length can be adjusted using a dial and it prevents unnecessary bunching.

There are 4 built-in rolled hems on SINGER 14J250 Stylist II serger. You can easily convert the machine to rolled hem with a lever. The adjustable cutting width gauge ensures the fabric is cut and sewn consistently. Tension can be adjusted using a dial. The tension release feature allows threads to pull easily when presser foot is up. There is an automatic needle threader which saves a lot of time and effort. Threading system is color-coded for easy threading. The moveable upper knife prevents fabric trimming while sewing.

This machine can sew at a speed of 1300 stitches/minute, which is very good for a serger. The electronic speed control system ensures consistent sewing speed. The extra-high presser foot lifter offers clearance for multiple layers of fabric. There is a lower looper cover for storing away all the accessories. There are 6 different stitch types available, they are

  • 4 Thread Mock Stretch Stitch
  • 3Thread Overlock Stitch
  • 3 Thread Mock Stretch Safety Stitch
  • 2 Thread Overlock Stitch
  • Rolled Hem Stitches
  • Flatlock Stitch

The machine weighs just 13.5 pounds and there is a built-in carry handle as well. Being a lightweight machine, it will be a good choice if you want to take it to your sewing classes. This machine comes with a 25 year limited warranty. 2-year for electric and electronic components and 90-day parts and labor.

You will get a lot of accessories with SINGER 14J250 Stylist II Serger.

  • All-Purpose Foot
  • Needle Set
  • Tweezers
  • Spreader
  • Screwdrivers
  • Lint Brush
  • Thread Spools
  • Two Thread Converter
  • Stitch Finger
  • Needle Threader
  • Oiler
  • Extra Cutter
  • Wrench
  • Thread Nets
  • Spool Discs
  • Spool Holders
  • Spool Caps
  • Soft-Sided Dust Cover
  • Instruction Manual with Stitch Guide Inside
  • Foot Control
  • Power Cord

Usability

SINGER 14J250 Stylist II Serger features in our list of ‘Top 10 Best Sergers Available In US’ for a reason. Its performance is quite good. It is a sturdy machine and sews through denim like butter. The stretch mode on this serger is absolutely wonderful. The stretch stitch mode is 3-4 times faster than on a regular sewing machine and it leaves beautiful looking seams. It is a compact machine, not too heavy but heavy enough to prevent any kind of vibration or instability while operating. This is one of the easiest machines to thread (for experienced sewers), thanks to the wide open threading system. Like most sergers, the machine comes threaded in the box. The user manual is pretty good with all the necessary instructions and details included.

Limitations

The lighting on this machine is quite poor. You will have to rely on exterior lighting. It has been the problem with majority of Singer machines for quite some time now. Even though this machine is termed as one of the easiest machines to thread, beginners may find it difficult for the first couple of attempts. Not a big deal, once you figure it out.

Pros

  • High performance
  • Sews easily through heavy materials
  • Extremely light and portable
  • Strong motor
  • Wonderful stretch mode

Cons

  • Poor lighting
  • Threading can be difficult for beginners initially

Verdict

Overall, SINGER 14J250 Stylist II Serger is a good beginners machine. There are no main issues to point out and it delivers as expected. This will suit those people who are more performance oriented than feature oriented. Even though it is not the cheapest 2-3-4 thread serger available, the price seems quite reasonable.


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