The Singer 4411 Heavy Duty sewing machine is not computerized, but has enough features to make sewing a pleasure for working on all your home projects.
The machine has a metal frame under its cover, and is built to last and has a motor that is 60% stronger than other Singer models.
With the stronger motor it can sew your heavier fabrics such as denim, quilting, leather, vinyl, woolen fabrics, and more, and will sew at speeds up to 1100 stitches per minute, which is something newer sewers will take time to get used to.
We must mention that this is not an industrial sewing machine, so would not be the best for thick leather projects, but for your household sewing, it is ideal, and using the correct needle and thread for your different fabrics, this machine will sew just about anything.
The Singer 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine Review
We will mention the feature found on the 4411, and also the pros and the cons, so you can see if it would be a good match for any of your sewing projects.
How Many Stitches Does The Singer 4411 Have?
The machine comes with 11 built-in stitches, 6 basic, 4 decorative, and 1 auto 4 step buttonhole.
With the stitch selection dial at your fingertips on the front of the machine just turn it to the desired stitch you want to use.
To adjust the stitch width use the dial on top of the machine just above the length dial.
This model will sew stitches at a speed of 1100 stitches per minute. Matching and even faster than some industrial machines.
The reverse stitch switch is just above the sewing area for reinforcing your stitches when pressed.
Drop-In Bobbin System and Threading
To thread the bobbin just follows the guides on top of the machine, then with the thread in the bobbin push bobbin spindle to the right, and press on the foot control to wind.
Once finished winding remove bobbin by moving spindle to the left, and spindle needs to be to the left for machine to sew.
This machine has the top loading bobbin system so just remove cover and drop it in with thread coming off counterclockwise and follow the thread guides, leaving about 6 inches of thread out.
Threading the machine is basicly the same as other machines, by following the numbered arrows down to the needle, and as there is no automatic needle threader you thread by hand from front to back of the needle, leaving about 6 inches of thread out, and thread can be cut with a manual thread cutter at the end of the machine.
The machine has the thread tension dial on top, and 90 % of your sewing will be set between 4 and 5.
Also turn the hand wheel at the back of the machine to bring up the bobbin thread, then place the top and bottom thread under the presser foot towards the back of the machine.
Once you get used to setting up the threads, it should only take a few minutes to be up and sewing, and best to try it out on a scrap piece of fabric first.
Where Is The Free Arm?
To locate the free arm, just pull off the accessory tray towards the end of the machine and you will be able to sew cuffs, pants, sleeves, etc.
Lights for the 4411
The lighting will give a good view for the work area, and if bulb ever burns out it can be easily replaced, by removing the end cover of the machine, and also the light turns on when you flip on the power switch.
How Many Presser Feet Does The Singer 4411 Come With?
The machine comes with 4 presser feet.
- All purpose foot
- Zipper foot
- Buttonhole foot
- Button sewing foot
There is a two-step presser foot lifter at the back of the machine above the presser foot if you happen to be sewing several layers of thick fabrics, then it can be raised.
The presser feet are easily changed by raising the lever behind the presser foot and dropping the foot, then snap another one in place.
The pressure of the presser foot can be adjusted with an adjusting screw on the top of the machine, but is preset and very seldom will ever need adjusting.
There is a 7 point feed dog system and a stainless steel bed plate to move the fabrics in a very smooth motion while sewing
The feed dogs can also be dropped for free motion sewing and quilting with the switch located behind the free arm.
How Many Control Buttons Does The Singer 4411 Have?
As this is a basic sewing machine, there is not too many control buttons.
- Stitch selection dial
- Dials for width and length of stitches
- Thread tension dial
- Pressure adjustment for presser feet
- Reverse stitch switch
- Needle position dial – has 3 positions
- Switch at back for dropping the feed dogs.
What Accessories Are Included With The 4411?
- Bobbins # 15
- 4 presser feet
- Edge/quilting guide
- Seam ripper
- Package of needles
- Auxillary spool pin
- Spool pin felt
- Soft cover
- Foot control
- Electric cord
- Instruction Manual
Specifications For The 4411
- 11 built-in stitches
- 11 stitches per minute
- 4 presser feet
- 6 mm maximum stitch width
- 4 mm maximum stitch length
- 14.5 pounds with carrying handle
- 15.5 inches long by 12 inches high by 6.25 inches wide.
What Is The Warranty For The Singer 4411?
There is a 25-year limited warranty on the 4411, which is 25 years on the sewing head and its parts, 2 years limited on motor, and any electronic components, and 90 days on belts, bulbs, attachments.
Always best to check the warranty when purchasing.
What Are The Fabrics The 4411 Can Sew?
- Woolen fabrics
- Light weight canvas
- Quilting fabrics
- Light vinyl and leather
- Any lighter fabrics
- Batting and much more
Pros And Cons For The 4411
- Sews very fast
- Solid metal frame – built to last
- A strong motor – no loss of speed when sewing.
- High quality sewing machine for a low price tag.
- Is portable so can be taken to sewing classes, and light enough to move easily
- Easy to set up and start sewing
- Good beginner machine as well as more experienced.
- No automatic threader
- Buttonhole is a 4 step process
- No automatic thread cutter.
Can The Singer 4411 Make Quilts?
This is a sewing machine that will help you to do the piecing of a new quilt top in no time as it has quality stitching and it works fast when it is the time to work on the piecing.
When you think of working on the quilting, this model is designed to work well on a few layer projects with good results. This model comes with quilting (or edging) guide that attaches to the presser foot, to help you to sew seams at a consistent distant from a prior seam.
How Fast Can The 4411 Sew?
This is a heavy duty sewing machine that will sew up to 1100 stitches per minute at its highest speed, it’s designed and built with a strong motor to help you to work with ease on any size projects you want to make.
If you’re not used to working on a high speed machine, you might want to get some time to work on some samplers to get used to the speed on this machine.
The control foot comes with a speed controller, you can set up the screw under the foot controller to set it up to a desired speed.
Easy Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Machine At Its Best
As this is a basic mechanical sewing machine, it will require some easy steps of maintenance to keep it at its best and ready to work on your next projects.
- Every time you use the machine, at the end, take a moment to remove all the dust and lint from the machine.
- Check if the needle needs to be changed
- Put a drop of oil if necessary
- Cover the machine with a cloth or with a dust cover.
Where To Buy The Singer 4411?
This is a sewing machine that you can find on the specialty stores shelves and with the sewing machine dealer in your area, but you can also read more reviews and purchase online.
Our Final Thoughts For The Singer 4411 Review
We think this would be a good sewing machine for any sewer to have.
It’s a basic sewing machine with enough manual features to make any sewing project go easy, and will sew just about anything you have at home.
The positives outweigh the negatives for this model, and for the price, it is hard to go wrong as it would make a good addition to any sewing room.
So if this model fits into your sewing projects, you might want to give it a test out.
Wishing you all the best on your sewing projects – Happy Sewing!
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