SINGER 132Q 32-Stitch-Function Sewing Machine
- 32 stitch functions and a five-step buttonhole
- Compact size
- Accessories for ease with quilting/crafting
- Two needle positions
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The SINGER 132Q is a compact-sized machine with all the features of a larger machine making it perfect for beginners, apartment/dorm dwellers, and students taking the machine to class. Basic features include push-button reverse sewing, two needle positions, easy threading, automatic needle tension, an electronically controlled foot pedal, and a sewing light. The 32 stitch functions include the basic construction stitches (seaming, hems, and over-edging) to creative decorative stitches (satin stitch, crescent stitch, and applique), and a five-step buttonhole. You also have the option of using the extended work surface to aid in supporting the fabric of larger projects or using the free-arm (by sliding off the work table) for getting into smaller spaces (like hemming sleeves). Included with your machine will be an instruction manual (in English and Spanish), pack of needles, bobbins, standard pressure foot, special purpose foot, buttonhole foot, zipper foot, blind stitch foot, an extended work surface, a dust cover, two screwdrivers, seam ripper, two spool pins, and felts.
Top customer reviews
I have owned a couple of sewing machines now, and my mother always had Singer machines. I was pleased when I found this one for a very reasonable price, as I wanted to learn to quilt (the "Q" is for quilting on this model). I used it a grand total of four times before it broke. Now, it does a veey nice job, WHEN it works!
I was making pillows when it broke - I had stitched up 2 items, and was on my third. I'd finished the other seams, and was going back over the last seam when it caught and stopped running. Used to bobbins getting linty, I took that apart and blew out any fuzz, and tried the seam again. This time, it caught and I heard a snap. Now the entire machine was frozen up. I couldn't get it to budge, and neither could my husband. He had taken the machine to make sure all the parts were properly greased (they were - after all, it was new). I took the entire bobbin shaft out and made sure there wasn't thread caught where I couldn't see it right away - it was fine.
We took it to a sewing machine repair shop. Apparently, there is a plastic (yes, PLASTIC!!) gear that runs the bobbin gear, and it was stripped out. The thing is, they couldn't find a replacement part for it. We finally took our machine back home, unfixed. So, a grand total of maybe FOUR uses from it before it stopped working. Those are the most expensive pillows I ever made!
Of course, when I wrote to Singer, they gave me a canned reply, stating that if it was within the 90-day warranty (and it wasn't - I'd had it for a few months before I needed to sew anything), then they could help. Otherwise, take it to a repair shop. Gee thanks. This will be my last Singer. Neither the company nor the customer service is what it apparently USED to be. Maybe it is time to try a Brother machine. I also couldn't take it back to the store where I'd purchased it, because I had already used it. It would be dishonest to take it back and say it was broken, when it was working for a short while.
So, save yourself the headaches, and either get a different model, or perhaps consider a different brand. If this is the direction Singer has decided to head for home models - inexpensive low-quality parts in their machines - then choose another brand. They might also be made with lots of plastic, but it won't cost what the Singer machines cost.
UPDATE: We did order replacement parts and were able to get metal to replace the plastic. This is how Singer should have done it in the first place! I went to set it up to try and sew with it. The first thing that happened? I picked it up by the handle, and the handle fell off! OMG - this is the CHEAPEST sewing machine ever! Please save your money and buy a different model! And now I need to make another trip to buy a bobbin case, because apparently, it was removed during the repair. Went to load the bobbin and no case! One headache after another. This was my last Singer. The missing bobbin case is not Singer's fault, but everything else is. They did not reimburse me for the cost of replacing the part, despite it breaking on the first use. They offered nothing - no replacement parts, no courtesy doodad, not even concern. They've gone way downhill in the home machine line.)