Singer Confidence 7470 Sewing Machine
Singer has a reputation which has last lasted many years. Singer produce sewing machines of exceptional quality and reliability. This Singer 7470 is no exception. It is a computerised sewing machine with over 170 stitches, memory storage, decorative, quilting, heirloom and lettering. It also uses the electronic speed control.
The 7470 would be suited to a sewer that has not used a sewing machine in the past or some one that is more experienced that needs a machine with more then the options available on other machine brands at a similar price point. We like the navigation to select stitches and lettering. It uses simple centre key to "select" and four arrow keys for moving. One of our images show a closer view of the control panel. See that the most used utility stitches that can be selected, and from there, the lesser used patterns can be selected using the arrow and "select" centre key.
The Singer 7470, as previously mentioned uses an electronic foot speed control. This means that when coming to a thicker triple or quadruple seam, you don't need to speed up as on lesser sewing machines.
Singer Confidence 7470 will give the needle full penetration power even at very slow and controllable speeds. Good for multiple quilting layers or repairing jeans or heavy work-ware. Slow and steady reverse stitch setting allows you to change direction at the press of a button to reinforce seams.
No need to worry about thread tension when using the 7470, it has an AUTO top thread setting. Out of the box, it will be set to AUTO, personally I would just leave it at that. Start sewing and let the machine do its job and control the top thread. It can even be set to tie-off at the end of a seam, as well as the regular reverse sewing function.
As well as the simple lay in threading paths, you can use the built-in needle threader for threading the machine needle in a flash. You should be able to see the sewing area well thanks to the LED lights.
225 stitch patterns including 7 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes.
Drop & Sew bobbin system.
Auto needle threader.
2 StayBright LED lights.
Adjustable stitch length & width.
20 character memory capability.
Stitch pattern editing capability.
Drop feed for free motion sewing.
Electronic twin needle control.
Programmable needle up/down.
Accessories can be stored in the removable fabric rest:
3 Bobbins, Needle pack, Lint Brush, Seam Ripper, Screw Driver, Adjustable Blind Hem Foot, 2 Sided Zipper Foot, 1-Step Buttonhole Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Zig Zag Foot, Feed Cover, Second Bobbin Pin, 3 Thread Lead off.
Foot control, power lead, Instruction Manual and also included in the box.
|Guarantee||Extended Warranty 10 Years Parts and Labour|
|Approximate Weight (kg)||8|
|Dimensions||W43 cm x H33 cm|
|Electronic Foot Pedal||Yes|
|Bobbin Location||Top Loading|
|View Through Bobbin Cover||Yes|
|Hard Cover Included||No|
|Auto Thread Tension||Yes|
|Utility Stitches||Straight, Zig-Zag, Multi Zigzag, Blind Hem, Stretch Blind Hem, Straight Stretch, Overlock Stretch, Scallop, Ric Rac, Honeycomb, Herringbone, Gathering, Applique, Sew-On Buttons, Quilting Stitches, Closed Overedge, Plus decorative patterns|
|Buttonhole Steps||1 Step Auto|
|Max Speed Setting (spm)||No|
|Needle Up/Down Function||Yes|
|Built-in Top Feed||No|
|Built-in Drop Feed||Yes|
|Hook Movement||Smooth Rotary Action|
|Needle Positions||Left / Right / Centre|
|Tutorial CD / DVD||No|
Am delighted with my new Singer machine. Easy to use and the Instruction manual is easy to follow. One comment, if you are new to using sewing machines you would not know where to look for the feed dog drop switch !!! nothing in the manual to tell you how to romove accessory box !! But all in all a great machine
so far the confidence has lived up to what i would expect from singer. the functions i have used so far have been easy to set up.in the short time i have had this machine ithas preformed well.
I am very pleased with this new machine. I decided (reluctantly) to upgrade my old 1970's Singer 413 model. The 7470 is equally as sturdy and has lots of features which are great fun to use. It was helpful to be used to a "Singer" as despite the age gap the essentials are the same and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. It feels like going from a beloved vintage car to one that can park by itself. I am looking forward to many hours of sewing on my new machine. The delivery was prompt and very efficient.
It is my second singer sewing machine as my original one has served me proud over many many years. This new one has a lot to live up to and so far it's brilliant. I love the automatic needle threader as it threads first time whereas when I try to thread the machine I can have several goes and then need to call for help. I have not tried all the stitches and I am still working at my pace to learn how to operate it but it seems pretty simple so far. It was delivered as expected at a cost less or at least comparable with many other suppliers. The free gift was a really nice bonus.
First class product and communication. Delivery,which was out of the control of Singer,left a lot to be desired.
Happily, my daughter for whom we bought the machine is absolutely delighted with its performance.
Hassle free delivery. Very easy to set up, no more trying to get the bobbin thread up. Overall very pleased with machine. Happy sewing. Thank you
A very good quality machine. Easy to use and I love the bobbin thread system also the needle threading facility. I would highly recommend this machine to beginners and confident sewists. The delivery service was excellent, the machine arrived the following day and I was contacted several times regarding its location and delivery timings etc. Thanks Singer my daughter and I are going to enjoy sewing tremendously.
I bought this Singer 7470 Sewing Machine for my wife, she had a Bernina Sewing Machine for 50 years, which gave up. She is so happy with the machine, it does everything she will ever need to use in the future, saying it is so easy to use and the instruction manual is easy to understand. I don't think I will see her much in the next few months, because she will be so busy using this machine. The service and communication from Singer Machines was faultless, thank you.
Just what was needed at a good price
I chose this machine because it has some feature as my futura 1000 it is a good machine my only problem is with the foot control it do not stay in one place it move about I have to cradle it, in my opinion I think it should be up graded and I would be pleased. A machine such as this needs a better foot control but yes I would recommend it.
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