Singer Sewing Machine with 11 Stitches

Last updated date: December 28, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the SINGER Singer Sewing Machine with 11 Stitches placed 6th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 16, 2020:
Checkout The Best Sewing Machine for a detailed review of all the top sewing machines.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
2,610 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This makes this machine as more reliable and durable. This has been constructed with a heavy duty metal interior frame which provides the rigid support and will hold all the mechanisms in perfect alignment, which in-turn, will aid in skip-free sewing.
- Do You Sew?
October 11, 2018 | Full review
Almost anything you would want to sew can be done with this machine, as long as you use the correct needle and thread. It also has an extra high sewing speed of 1,100 stitches per minute.
- Sew Orbit
It comes with 60% more powerful motor than other comparable heavy duty sewing machine which is responsible for its long lasting use without any problem. SINGER 4411 comes with 11 built-in stitches that include decorative & basic stitches and 1 buttonhole.
- Best Sewing Machine for Beginners Today
March 5, 2019 | Full review
The stainless steel bed plate allows for a smooth feed of fabric while the adjustable presser foot pressure control means you can glide from light to heavier fabrics with ease.
- Sewing From Home
August 19, 2019 | Full review
It has a powerful motor which makes it capable of sewing anything you throw at it. This machine is very user friendly and you can easily handle it.
- TheFinestThread
April 13, 2019 | Full review
The maximum speed of Swinger 4411 is 1100 stitches per minute. The maximum speed makes it comparable to industrial models.
- House Of Meggs
November 29, 2019 | Full review
The Singer 4411 has a sturdy metal frame that makes it strong enough to handle everything rough and sturdy. The most important thing about this machine is that it is very good for beginners and sewers that re-sew after a long space.
- Best Sewing Guide
Adjustable presser foot pressure control helps in sewing lightweight and heavyweight fabrics decorative stitches can be adjusted to 6mm wide to customize the project. Needle position can be changed as needed by the individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching.
- Sewing Machine Experts
The Singer 4411 is likewise a great sewing machine for somebody returning to sewing. You’ll have the ability to stitch a variety of tasks conveniently. You won’t outgrow it promptly if you’re focused on merely sewing instead of embellishments.
- The Sewing Critic
November 19, 2019 | Full review
Singer also allows you to customize the appearance of a stitch by adjusting the length and width. The highest width – 6mm – will give your stitches a pronounced, bold look.
- Grandma Likes To Sew
What experts didn't like
The needle position dial in this machine is quite hard to turn.
- Do You Sew?
October 11, 2018 | Full review
A bit loud compared to other sewing machines because it runs much faster. The type of table you use can make a difference.
- Sew Orbit
No LCD screen. Mechanical sewing machine.
- Best Sewing Machine for Beginners Today
March 5, 2019 | Full review
Call us spoiled, but we’re used to machines with an automatic needle threader so it was a little disappointing to find out that the Singer 4411 doesn’t have this technology (although its superior sibling, the 4423 does).
- Sewing From Home
August 19, 2019 | Full review
No automatic needle threader
- TheFinestThread
April 13, 2019 | Full review
Every high-end machine comes with an automatic needle threader, but Singer 4411 does not. For this reason, beginners may find it hard to thread it themselves.
- House Of Meggs
November 29, 2019 | Full review
No automatic needle threader
- Sewing Machine Experts
Limited stitch selection
- Grandma Likes To Sew

From The Manufacturer

"The SINGER HEAVY DUTY 4411 sewing machine is a true workhorse. With a Heavy-Duty Metal Interior Frame, Stainless Steel Bedplate, Extra-High Sewing Speed and Powerful Motor, this sewing machine can sew through a wide range of fabrics. Convenient features including a Top Drop-In Bobbin, Drop Feed for button sewing, Built-in 4-Step Buttonhole, and Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure add a new dimension of ease to heavy duty sewing. With a 60% stronger motor than standard sewing machines, allows it to sew through heavyweight fabrics with ease. It provides greater piercing power and speed up-to 1,100 stitches per minute. The Free Arm Sewing Machine provides professional results by offering easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other difficult-to-reach areas. Adjustable presser foot pressure control, can sew lightweight and heavy weight fabrics with ease by simply adjusting the presser foot pressure. Decorative stitches can be set to 6mm wide to customize as desired for your project. Needle position can be changed for individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching. The heavy-duty metal frame provides rigid support and long lasting durability. PRODUCT DETAIL: Model Number - 4411 Description - 11 Stitch Heavy Duty Sewing machine Product - Sewing Machine Bobbin Class - 15 Needles - 2020 & 2045 Lightbulb - LED UPC - 037431883001 Dimensions - 15.5""L x 6.25""W x 12""H Feet Dog: Drop Feet Type Included: Zipper, All-purpose, Buttonhole, Button Sewing Foot Fixing Type: Snap on/off Number of Feet Included: 4 Presser Foot System: High bar Pressure Adjustment: Fixed WEIGHT: Item Weight (lbs.): 14.5 WARRANTY: General Warranty: 25 years LIGHTING: Light(s): Built-in needle area light PRODUCT INCLUDES: Power Cord Included: yes STITCHING SYSTEM: Number of Built-In Stitches: 11 Number of Decorative Stitches: 4 Number of Stretch Stitches: 0 Number of Utility Stitches: 6 + Buttonhole (7 total) Stitch Width Control: Adjustable APPLIANCE FEATURES: Cabinet Position: Portable (fits into cabinet) LCD Screen: No THREADING SYSTEM: Automatic Needle Threader: No Bobbin Material: Transparent Bobbin Type: Horizontal (top loading, drop-in bobbin) Needle Bar Position: Center Number of Needle Positions: 3"

Overall Product Rankings

1. Brother Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 12
2. Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 11
3. Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 13
4. SINGER Sewing Machine with 32 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 10
5. Brother Lightweight Sewing Machine with 27 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 11
6. Singer Sewing Machine with 11 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
7. W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Sewing Machines

Whether you’ve been sewing for years or are just picking it up as a new skill, having your own sewing machine at home is the way to go. With so many different brands and models available on the market, it’s difficult to know which sewing machine is right for you. You’ll want to keep in mind the kind of projects you’re interested in working on, and your skill level and familiarity with sewing fundamentals.

“There’s an entire spectrum of options which can quickly become overwhelming so before you begin shopping, ask yourself a few questions about your sewing goals,” says Vicki Liston, our home improvement expert and host of “On the Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement show. “What’s your current skill level? Are you looking for something with minimal bells and whistles, only meant to do simple tasks or do you want the equivalent of a sewing robot? Do you want to expand your skills and learn more about the craft? Are you a pro and need to make quick work of your projects? Do you have a special interest, like embroidery or quilting? Approaching your sewing machine purchase with a well-rounded picture of where you are, what you want to do, and how much you want to learn will help you pick the best one for you.”

There are two main types of sewing machines you can try: mechanical and computerized. For new sewers and those who are brushing up on their skills, a mechanical sewing machine is a good starting point. For sewing experts and professionals, a computerized sewing machine may be a better choice. A computerized sewing machine comes with many bells and whistles that a mechanical machine does not. However, to truly take advantage of those features, you have to understand the fundamentals of sewing – which you can better learn on the mechanical model.

One of the most important features to ensure your sewing machine has is the built-in needle threader. This is a task you need to do every time you sew. Even for those with steady hands and 20/20 vision, threading a needle can take time. A built-in needle threader makes this task easy and quick.

Another feature to consider when looking for a sewing machine is the top-loading drop-in bobbin. With this feature, you don’t need to disassemble a bobbin casing to get it in. Plus, this system usually has a transparent cover plate, so you can see when you run out of thread.

“I can’t tell you how excited I was when I learned that ‘drop-in bobbins’ and ‘self-threading needles’ were a thing,” says Liston. “These miraculous features would have saved me so much frustration and wasted time as I was learning to sew. If your budget allows it, I highly recommend a unit with these options as they are life-changing!”

If you want the ability to sew cylindrical pieces such as pant hems, sleeves and headbands, then you’ll want a sewing machine that has free-arm capability. Many beginner sewing machines do not have this capability, so watch out for that as it can limit the kind of projects you work on.

DYWM Fun Fact

Sewing is an art form that is tens of thousands of years old. However, mechanical or computerized sewing machines are only a recent invention. Thousands of years ago, sewing was done by hand using needles that were made of bones or animal horns. The thread was created using animal sinew. It wasn’t until the fourteenth century that iron needles were invented. One hundred years after that, the first eyed needles were created.

In the late 1700s and early 1800s, many inventors in Europe and America attempted to develop the first mechanical sewing machine that replicated hand sewing. However, there were many failures as the machines weren’t able to complete the tasks required. It wasn’t until around 1830 that the first functional sewing machine was invented.

French tailor Barthelemy Thimonnier developed a machine that used one thread and a hooked needle. The kind of stitch the machine made was similar to embroidery. However, people were not pleased with his invention. Thimonnier was almost killed by an angry mob of French tailors. They burnt down his garment factory in a rage. The reason? They were terrified that his sewing machine invention would put them out of work because it could sew much faster than they could by hand.

The Sewing Machine Buying Guide

  • “Whatever your sewing aspirations, I only recommend purchasing a machine with a metal frame,” says Liston. “It’s much cheaper and easier to find plastic-framed models but they won’t last as long and they are harder to fix. The same goes for the inner workings, like gears. Opt for metal and not plastic. You’ll get a much longer life out of your unit.”
  • When you’re on the hunt for a sewing machine, take into account the kind of stitches it can do and whether that is what you need for your projects. Some of the basic stitches that most people will require are the straight stitch, zig-zag stitch, buttonhole stitch, knit stitch, blind hem stitch and utility stitches. The Brother Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Stitches has an easy stitch-selector switch so you can see and pick the kind of stitch you want. The Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches has five auto-size buttonholes in addition to its many stitches. The Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches comes with eight styles of auto-size buttonholes and 55 alphanumeric sewing stitches. The W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine is designed to be used for small on-the-spot repairs and alterations.
  • In addition to the built-in needle threader, top-loading drop-in bobbin and free-arm capability, you may need some additional features on your sewing machine, such as adjustable speed control, needle position adjustment, lighting and knee lifter capability. The Brother Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Stitches has an automatic needle threader, adjustable speed control and a built-in free arm. The Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches has an automatic needle threader, drop-in bobbin and an LCD screen, as does the Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches.
  • The attachments and feet you will need for your sewing machine will depend on the kind of projects you plan to sew. If you’re a quilter, you will need a walking foot, spring action foot and a ¼-inch foot. On the other hand, if you’re sewing garments, you will need a zipper foot, buttonhole foot, overcast stitching foot and button attaching foot. The Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches comes with seven sewing feet attachments, while the Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches comes with six sewing feet attachments.
  • For some sewers, a full sewing machine isn’t necessary. If you’re only looking to do small alterations, then a portable sewing machine may be what you need. The W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine is a cordless hand-held machine that runs on batteries, so it can be taken on the go. It’s designed to be used on many different materials, including denim, wool, silk and leather, and is also suitable for crafts. It’s also useful for sewing hanging curtains or tapestries.
  • If you’re looking for a highly affordable sewing machine, the W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine is a low-cost option. The Brother Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Stitches and the Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches are both moderately priced, while the Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches is on the higher end of the price range.