Don’t miss The Singer Tradition 2277 Review, this is a basic sewing machine with enough features for the beginner sewer.
The Singer 2277 is not a computerized model, it is a basic sewing machine with some of the newer features.
We could say it is designed more for any sewer just starting out in the sewing world.
The machine weights about 13.6 pounds and has a carrying handle so you can take it to sewing classes or just move it around easily.
With many of the Singer models, this one also has a strong metal frame under its hood to stand up to years of use.
The machine will sew a wide variety of fabrics from your finer materials and even denim, but is not really designed to sew multiple layers of thicker fabrics, and always check the manual to see what needle, thread, and presser foot are recommended for your fabrics.
Another thing to mention is that this machine comes at a low price, and with the features it does have is a very good bargain, and would even make a great gift to any new sewers.
The Singer Tradition 2277 Review
We will go through the features found on the 2277, and you can see if it would be a good match for your sewing projects.
How Many Stitches Does The Singer Tradition 2277 Have?
This model comes with 23 built-in stitches, which consist of 7 stretch, 6 essential, 9 decorative stitches and 1 buttonhole.
The machine has dials to set the length and width of the stitches with 4 mm being the maximum length and 5 mm being the maximum width.
The stitches are easy to select, and are displayed on the pattern selector dial, which just turns to what ever stitch you want.
This model comes with the reverse sewing lever to reinforce stitches, and just hold down the lever for it to stitch in reverse, then releasing the lever and it continues forward again.
The seed of this machine is about 350 to 400 stitches per minute, making it easy for any beginner sewers to get used to.
Singer Tradition Sewing Machine Bobbin and Threading
As with most sewing machines it takes very little time to set up, and start sewing. So first thing is to wind your bobbin, and on this model just follow the imprinted diagrams on top over to the bobbin, then push the bobbin spindle to the right and press on foot control for the winding.
When bobbin is full it will slow down, and is ready to remove.
This machine has a front loading bobbin system, and not the easy top loading way, so to load the bobbin pull off the accessory drawer and open the hinged cover, then remove the bobbin case by its tap, and put the bobbin in with the thread in a clockwise direction, and thread through the slit then under the finger leaving about 6 inches of thread exposed.
Then by holding the hinged latch of the bobbin case, insert it into the shuttle, and if any difficulty arises doing this for the first time you can always check the diagrammed instruction manual.
Here is how to thread your Tradition 2277
To thread this machine you can follow the numbered guides imprinted on the machine down to the automatic needle threader, and use it, which is a great time saver for many.
Then using the hand wheel, you can bring up the bobbin thread and with the needle thread guide them under the foot to the back of the machine, and you’re ready to sew.
There is a dial on top of the machine for setting the thread tension when needled, but 90 % of all the sewing the dial will be between 3 and 5.
We do recommend after setting up your machine to try out the stitching on a scrap piece of fabric, and when needed there is also a manual thread cutter on the end of the machine.
The Free Arm
This model has the free arm by removing the extension table, you then have the ability to sew cuffs, pants, sleeves, etc.
The lighting on this model is just above the work area giving you good vision while sewing darker fabrics, and comes on when the machine is powered up.
How Many Presser Feet Come With The Singer 2277?
Singer hop provided 4 presser feet for this model.
- All purpose foot
- Buttonhole foot
- Zipper foot
- Button foot
To change presser feet, raise the lever behind the presser foot and it will drop off, and attach another by lowering the shank onto the pin of another, and it will snap into place.
The presser foot can be raised by the lever at the back of the machine for moving fabrics around or when sewing thicker fabrics.
The control buttons and Dials
- Just above the sewing area is the reverse stitch lever for reinforcing seams
- Above the reverse lever on top of the machine is the thread tension dial.
- The next dial is for adjusting the stitch width.
- Then on the face is the dial for adjusting stitch length.
- Below that is the stitch pattern selector dial
- Handwheel is at the back
The Feed Dogs
The feed dogs on this model are a 6 point system, and will move the fabric evenly while sewing.
The machine does not have the switch to lower or raise the feed dogs, but for free motion sewing or quilting, there is a darning plate to cover them.
Accessories Included With The Singer 2277
- 4 presser feet
- Bobbins, number 15
- Seam ripper
- Lint brush
- Darning plate
- Edge/quilting guide
- Foot control
- Power cord
- Thread spool cap
- Spool holder
- Singer Tradition manual and Quick start guide
Extra presser feet can be purchased separately for this machine.
What Are The Specifications For The Singer 2277?
This sewing machine fits in the category of a full size machine, it is wider that other compact models and it will bring more work space for you to work on your projects.
- 23 built-in stitches
- 350 to 400 stitches per minute top speed
- 13.6 pounds – easily portable
- 15 inches long by 12 inches high by 6.2 inches wide
- 5 mm maximum width of stitches
- 4 mm maximum length of stitches
- 4 presser feet
Warranty For The Singer 2277
This Singer model has a 25-year warranty, which is 25 years on the frame and its parts, and Singer will replace parts and labor free for the first year.
Always check the warranty when purchasing.
The Pros And Cons For The Singer 2277
- Easy to set up and use
- Enough up to date features to make sewing enjoyable
- Built strong to last
- Has automatic threader
- One step buttonhole is convenient
- Light enough to take to sewing classes
- An affordable sewing machine
- Good machine for beginners
- Not strong enough for sewing heavy fabrics
- Table not overly large for quilting
Is The Singer Tradition 2277 Sewing Machine Good For a Beginner?
This is a machine designed and built with beginners in mind, it comes with the right features to help any beginner to learn the basics of sewing.
As this model is easy to step up and start sewing, anyone who is looking to start sewing will have no problem to start working on his/her first projects with this machine.
From sewing face mask or an easy tote bag, to start making a new dress or some home decorations projects, this low price machine will be the perfect option for any beginner.
What Type Of Fabric Can The Singer Tradition 2277 Handle?
This is a sewing machine designed with the right size to help you to work with a wide range of fabrics, from thin fabrics like silk and cotton to thicker fabrics like denim, corduroy or other thicker fabrics.
However, it is important to say, you need to change the needle on your sewing machine to get better results, for a guide on what needle is best for each type of fabric, you can find a great guide on the Singer Tradition 2277 manual.
Where to Buy The Singer Tradition 2277?
Singer sewing machines are easily found on the specialty stores shelves, you can also check with the sewing machine dealer in your area, but if you want to read more reviews on this model, check them online
Our Final Thoughts For The Singer 2277 Review
We think this machine would be a good choice for any beginner sewer, and with enough features to make your sewing easy.
With its low price, quality build and features, it would even make a good gift for any new sewer, and might even make a good extra machine for any ones sewing room.
If you’re looking for a sewing machine like this one that matches up with your sewing projects then you might want to test it out, and with its features and low price is hard to go wrong.
Wishing you all the best on your sewing projects – Happy Sewing!
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