Singer 3342 Sewing Machine
The Singer Fashion Mate 3342 offers new styling and innovative ideas.
Singer have added a new bobbin loading lay out, so when loading the bobbin, the system cuts the thread end so you are ready to sew a seam with out needing to bring the bobbin thread to the top.
Singer have aimed this Fashion Mate 3342 at beginner sewers. It does have the ability to handle thicker fabrics for curtains and decorative stitches for home decor and it offers quilting stitches and many other stitches one would use when tailoring a jacket.
Any one of the 32 stitches can be selected by turning the dial. Stitch length can also be customised for 11 of the stitches.
Scallop stitch is a decorative zig zag stitch tightly sewn together for effect and to help protect and finish off the edges of fine satin, silk and chiffon.
Triple stitch is a fantastic stitch for those heavier projects...three stitches sewn on top of each other, both for reinforcement, as in top stitching and for appeal, as it gives a very thick vibrant stitch line for the eye to follow.
Triple Zigzag stitch is used for flexible fabrics such as jersey. The stitch consists of thee diagonal stitches formed to make one half of a zigzag. Stretch the material almost to the point of tearing and the stitch will stretch with it.
Overedge stitch is used to overlock and protect the edge of fabric that can fray easily. This will not replace the quality of the overlocker but it is a very good substitute. This machine has it.
Blind hem stitch is amazing. It is used for hemming curtains, trousers anything really that you want to keep hidden. It's a form of intermittent zig gag carefully measured to just catch enough fabric on the underside and revealing itself on the topside.
Its light weight and portable with built in lifting handle.
One step automatic button hole sewing.
Adjustable stitch width up to 5 mm.
Adjustable stitch length up to 4 mm.
32 stitch options, including stretch stitches, hemming, over edging, quilting, decorative.
Automatic needle threader.
Strong but lightweight aluminium internal frame.
Satin white finish to the outer body.
Variable needle positions.
Bobbin winder auto de-clutch.
Metal Zigzag foot
Button sewing-on foot
One step auto buttonhole foot
Quilting Edge guide
Twin needle spool pin and felt
2 x Thread spool caps
Soft dust cover
Foot control and lead
|Model||Fashion Mate 3342|
|Guarantee||Extended Warranty 10 Years Parts and Labour|
|Approximate Weight (kg)||7.5|
|Dimensions||W40 cm x H32 cm|
|Electronic Foot Pedal||Yes|
|Bobbin Location||Top Loading|
|View Through Bobbin Cover||Yes|
|Hard Cover Included||No|
|Auto Thread Tension||No|
|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|
|Buttonhole Steps||1 Step Auto|
|Max Speed Setting (spm)||No|
|Needle Up/Down Function||No|
|Built-in Top Feed||No|
|Built-in Drop Feed||No|
|Hook Movement||Smooth Rotary Action|
|Needle Positions||Left / Right / Centre|
|Tutorial CD / DVD||No|
I wanted to wait a couple of days after I had used the sewing machine. I'm thrilled. Haven't stopped since I received it. I must say I'm a beginner and all I remember was learning to sew with my grandma with an old singer model. Every detail of this model is great. Simple and easy. I have sat down with all the videos and practiced. I am really happy and recommend it to anyone who likes to sew. Any level. I have also purchased different presser feet to try new things. It's lovely. Thanks Clara
Replaced my 50 yr.old model (my 21st birthday present) with this lighter, more modern machine and couldn't be more pleased. Such value for money and inspiring , easy-to-use features. Need to buy more material now!
As a beginner I wanted something decent but not too pricey as a starter. Had been looking at this machine for a while before I finally purchased it. I really like it. It's easy to use and feels very sturdy . I have tried thick layers of fabric ( a steam mop pad ). It got through it no problem.
Very easy to thread very easy to use . I just love it <3 it does its job very nicely I would recommend this machine to anyone who is interested in it .
Excellent buy. I am very pleased with it . I am 80 ,due to my eyesight I could not thread the needle on my previous machine and had nearly giving up sewing. That one has a needle threader which works well and at 80 I am back to sewing again. Other good things on this machine are:
1) you can see the bobbin through the cover plate and check on your thread soon finishing
2) the cover plate is so easily removed when you want to change the bobbin
3) there is a powerful light above the needle
4) when winding the bobbin (filling it with thread) the needle will automatically stop moving.
The machine has other good things too like a selection of stitches and buttonhole making and button sewing . I have used these possibilities without any problems , they work well. the spool-pin is also a good little help.
I recommend that machine
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