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SINGER 7470 Confidence 225-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine
- Electronic sewing machine with LCD screen and simple push-button control panel
- 225 built-in stitches can be edited for expanded variation; one-step buttonholes
- Drop & Sew bobbin system; built-in needle threader; twin-needle mode; 13 needle positions
- Free arm with storage space; array of accessories, including five snap-on presser feet
- Measures approximately 16.2 by 8 by 11.5 inches; 25-year limited warranty. 110 volt machine designed for United States and Canadian use only.
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You will love to sew with SINGER Confidence. This machine has so many electronic features to simplify your creative process. Drop & Sew Bobbin System quickly places the bobbin thread exactly where you need it. A built-in needle threader makes quick work of threading the eye of the needle. 150 stitch programs include four types of one-step buttonholes, an alphabet with upper & lower case, numbers, a hand-look quilt stitch, lots of decorative stitches, and all the construction stitches you could need. Each stitch has its optimal settings pre-programmed, but you can adjust the settings as you need whenever you want. You also have a temporary memory for up to 20 characters; capability to mirror image, edit and elongate stitches; a continuous design sew option; and electronic twin needle control. Six of the most frequent stitches have a one-touch selector button, drop feed, 13 needle positions, a long lasting LCD screen and a free arm with accessory storage that includes five snap-on presser feet are all also featured on this machine.
You will love to sew with SINGER Confidence
The SINGER 7470 Confidence sewing machine has so many electronic features to simplify your creative process. Drop & Sew bobbin system quickly places the bobbin thread exactly where you need it. A built-in needle threader makes quick work of threading the eye of the needle. 150 stitch programs include four types of one-step buttonholes, an alphabet with upper and lower case, numbers, a hand-look quilt stitch, lots of decorative stitches, and all the construction stitches you could need. Each stitch has its optimal settings pre-programmed, but you can adjust the settings as you need whenever you want.
You also have a temporary memory for up to 20 characters; capability to mirror image, edit and elongate stitches; a continuous design sew option; and electronic twin needle control. Six of the most frequent stitches have a one-touch selector button, drop feed, 13 needle positions, a long-lasting LCD screen and a free arm with accessory storage that includes five snap-on presser feet are all also featured on this machine.
One-Touch Stitch SelectionWith just a simple push of a button you have selected the stitch as well as the optimum settings for length and width.
Built-In AlphabetPersonalize projects by adding a monogram, name or phrase with the built-in block style alphabet.
Drop & Sew Bobbin SystemSimply place the wound bobbin into the bobbin case and then run the bobbin thread through its guide. The machine will automatically draw up the bobbin thread for you.
Automatic Needle ThreaderAfter effortlessly threading the machine, this feature automatically threads the eye of the needle.
Warranty25-year limited warranty including 5-year electronic and 1-year labor.
Memory CapabilityA 20-character memory bank holds full names and simple phrases.
Additional Features & Benefits
Programmable Needle Up and DownSelect whether the needle is up or down when the machine stops. It is beneficial to have the needle stop in the down position when appliquéing, quilting or pivoting fabric.
Six Fully Automatic One-step ButtonholesButtonhole sewing is a one-step simple process, providing reliable results. Each side is sewn in the same direction, creating beautifully balanced buttonholes.
LCD ScreenThe LCD provides clear and easy viewing of stitch patterns, including stitch width and length.
Adjustable Stitch LengthOptimal settings for length are automatically adjusted when choosing a stitch. They can be overridden to personalize length choice.
Adjustable Stitch WidthOptimal settings for width are automatically adjusted when choosing a stitch. They can be overridden to personalize width choice.
Center Zigzag TaperWhen tapering with the zigzag stitch, the stitch tapers to the center, not the left or right. This provides a more attractive look when tapering into or out of a point.
Automatic Tacking Stitch FunctionTie-off decorative stitches with just a push of a button. With four tiny tacking stitches, the start and end of the pattern is reinforced ensuring quality stitching and preventing unraveling.
Automatic Tie-off FunctionThe Automatic tie-off function reinforces the start and end of seams (straight stitches) for stronger stitching.
Exclusive Buttonhole UnderplateThis is a SINGER-developed system that sandwiches fabric between a lower plate and the foot, to ensure perfect buttonholes on multiple layers of fabric as well as delicate and stretch fabrics.
7mm Stitch WidthWhen sewing select stitches, the wide stitches are bolder and more pronounced.
20 Character MemoryA memory bank holds full names and simple phrases.
3-Step Infinite Length Bar-Tack ButtonholeCreate buttonholes with endlessly long sides. This is ideal when sewing non-traditional sized buttonholes.
Electronic Twin Needle ControlWith just the touch of a button create two parallel rows adding a decorative touch.
13 Needle PositionsNeedle position can be adjusted for techniques, such as inserting zippers, cording and topstitching.
Automatic TensionThis system ensures stable stitch quality when straight stitching no matter what type of fabric is being used.
Editing CapabilitiesEditing is simple. A cursor button can be moved through the 20-space memory. If a stitch or letter needs to be removed, use the editing button.
Mirror ImageSelect stitches can be mirror imaged for decorative stitching.
Continuous PatternSelect stitches can be sewn either as a single pattern or continuously.
Automatic Presser Foot Pressure ControlThe amount of pressure exerted on the fabric by the presser foot against the feed dogs is automatic. Sew from the lightest weight tricots to the heaviest denim without making adjustments.
Jam-Proof Bobbin SystemThe bobbin case floats above the hook, precluding thread jams. The machine will not jam, even when sewing on sheer fabric or no fabric at all.
2 StayBright LED LightsThe long-lasting bulbs (100,000 hours) stay cool, regardless how long the machine is operated.
Extra-High Presser Foot LifterWhen the Presser Foot Lifter is held in the extra-high position it offers more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot.
Drop Feed DogsA conveniently located lever will lower the feed dogs for free-motion embroidery, monograms, and for attaching buttons.
Heavy Duty Metal FrameThis rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for perfect, skip-free sewing.
Automatic Bobbin Winding ClutchNeedle bar automatically disengages when winding the bobbin, making bobbin winding more convenient.
Electronic Stitch FormationDigital electronic control of the stepper motors that control the pattern formation allows for perfectly formed patterns every time.
Pattern Override MemoryThe machine remembers, so you don’t have to. Select a pattern, override the width and/or length, and the machine will remember those changes. Select a different pattern and then return to the overridden pattern —the override settings will still be in place as long as the machine is not turned off.
Box FeedThis is a feed dog motion that moves the feed dogs in a box motion, rather than the historic arc motion. Box motion assures perfect feeding because the feed dogs are always in perfect and equal contact with the fabric and presser foot.
Optimum Power ControlA control system that senses when additional power is required to maintain speed through thick or changing fabric conditions. This feature is most useful when sewing through multiple (6 to 8) layers of fabric.
Snap-On Presser FeetChange from one to another effortlessly with a simple push of the foot release button.
On Board StorageAccessories are always within reach.
225 stitch patterns including basic, decorative, stretch and alphanumeric.
Accessories Included (Shipped Inside the Free Arm Storage Area Within the Machine)
- General-purpose foot
- Zipper foot
- Satin stitch foot
- Buttonhole foot
- Blind hem foot
- Pack of needles
- Dust cover
- Seam ripper/brush
- Spool caps
- Spool felts
- Auxiliary spool pin
Consumer's ChoiceMore people own SINGER machines than all other brands combined.
SINGER is sewing made easy.Founded in 1851, Singer is one of the world’s leading sellers of consumer and artisan sewing machines, and one of the world’s most trusted and recognizable brands. The company has a long history of innovation, having produced, among other breakthroughs, the world’s first portable machine, the first zigzag machine and the first computer-controlled machine.
By making simple, easy-to-use machines, Singer has provided the gateway to sewing for people around the world. From home décor and clothing construction to embroidery and quilting, Singer is dedicated to helping people express themselves through sewing.
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Top Customer Reviews
Auto tension! I love it. It works every time.
Drop in bobbin! I will never go back.
Easy to select stitches. (however,do read the manual before doing
twin needle work!)
Lots of choices for embellishing items with embroidery.
So far, no issues and I've sewn heavy and light fabrics.
The autothreader takes more work than doing it myself.
You will need another light source if you like to sew at night.
I don't like that to reverse stitch I have to hold the button at
the same time I guide my fabric. Couldn't they just let me press
the button, then press the button again when I'm done with
reverse? (That's not novice friendly!)
A bit heavy to carry. I'm tough, but carrying it for more than a
short walk will get to you. Get a rollerboard carrier and skip
the plastic case.
**Update. 3/12/2014. Not built to last. Changing it to three stars. Yes, I've come a long way with sewing with this machine, but the timing is off now with the bobbin and needle, to the point where I cannot get the bobbin thread to catch. I've had it serviced multiple times for this. Today I took it apart myself with the bearings and the timing, but unsuccessfully.
The plastic cover has taken a beating with the service. Add to it, I've gotten into heavier things and this does jump like a jackrabbit and snap threads, despite needle changes and taking it slow. Moving on.
I am very pleased with the Singer Confidence, especially the price for the functions you get.
2 things I totally enjoy: 1)the automatic needle threader is wonderful! The trick is to make sure you start out with the needle in the highest position, and just follow the pictures in the manual. 2) the auto thread tension works! The machine does adjust itself to the fabric. Although it's still very important that the correct needle size is used. For just these 2 things, I find it worth the money.
PS- The embroidery is small (alphabet, a dog, heart, etc) and I understand that this is an entry level machine for embroidering. You only get a taste of it. This is not a serious embroidering machine.
May 2011 update after 2 1/2 years of use:
So far I have taken the machine in for one tune up. It continues to work well, and I had been productive with my various sewing projects, however I have gained a more seasoned perspective on this machine. I have to say that I am now somewhat disappointed for the following reasons:
The lighting on this machine is really really poor. I end up using extra lamps but, I found this problem to be a major deficiency because my old/cheaper machine did not have this problem. How can a $300+ machine has such an elementary problem?? So if you are 40+ yrs old, and contemplating this machine, I think you need to think about this lighting issue. It bugs me enough that I thought I should write about it.
The other issue I want to do an update on is the automatic needle threader. This feature was very important to me and it turns out to be a somewhat delicate/fragile mechanism. You need to handle it with care. It has a tiny tiny little hook that has to go through the eye needle and if you are heavy handed (like my kids) you can easily bang it against the sewing needle. Also, whenever you change the sewing needle (which you should, depending on the type of fabric you are working on)you have to make sure the sewing needle is in the right height & position, in order for the automatic threader tiny hook to go through. I end up having to do some finagling every time I change needle to get it to go back in sync with the automatic needle treader. So, the automatic needle threader feature works, but don't expect it to be of "industrial" strength, expect to occasionally spend time fudging with it when you change needle and watch your frustration mounting... In all fairness, according to the owner of the shop I took the machine in, this feature is delicate in the other brand too. But, he thinks that the other brand might be a bit sturdier.
I hope this update is helpful in your decision to purchase this model. I have taken my rating down to 3 stars instead of my original 5 stars rating.
Good Luck to you and happy sewing!
I cleaned out the bobbin area, removed any threads, and rethreaded top and bottom and it now works like a charm. I've had to do this twice so far, so I'm not sure if it is something that I am doing wrong. It works great now. I decided to keep it.
I have sewn three quilts so far, and have only had one minor jamming problem. The problem was putting the bobbin in upside down. I flipped it right side up and that solved the problem. I love all the different stitches, but wish the alphabet feature had different font sizes. The size that comes with the machines is very small about 1/4 inch. I have a problem adding thread to the bobbin. The machine doesn't automatically add the thread very evenly, and I have to manually move the thread up and down the bobbin to keep the thread from bunching up in one area, otherwise I like this machine.
I was finally able to change the rating from two stars to four stars. Just waiting for Amazon to update the change.
After reading the instructions correctly I learned how to thread the bobbin correctly, and I have not had a problem since. I love the different stitches, very easy to use and my sewing buddies are jealous of my various stitches. This is a good price for what you get. I got mine for about $350 on amazon Dec08.