SINGER Sewing Machine with 32 Stitches

Last updated date: January 16, 2020

DWYM Score
9.1


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Overall Take

The SINGER Sewing Machine with 32 Stitches is a sturdy choice that reduces shifting or bumping. It comes with many accessories, including an all-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot and button sewing foot. Keep in mind that it has a high-speed stitch which may be too fast for some sewers. In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the SINGER SINGER Sewing Machine with 32 Stitches placed 4th 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
9.3
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
1,712 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This heavy duty metal frame holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment and offers you with the skip-free sewing and high level durability while the stainless steel bedplate provides you with an effortless glide.
- Do You Sew?
October 11, 2018 | Full review
The Singer Heavy Duty 4432 sewing machine comes with a power cord, foot pedal and a soft cover. The quick start guide means you can set up and be sewing in minutes.
- Embroidery Press
Its main advantage is the heavy-duty metal frame, which makes it quite sturdy, but also gives it stability and reduces bumping, thus decreasing the possibility of making an error.
- Mary Janes And Galoshes
November 30, 2019 | Full review
This strongly built sewing machine is decent at dealing with stronger and heavier fabrics.​
- Best Sewing Machine Reviewer
March 28, 2020 | Full review
A versatile machine that’s capable of handling repairs, patches, alterations, crafts, and making clothes of all kinds, is the kind of machine a lot of us would like to call our own.
- Sew Orbit
Singer 4432 is characterized by its heavy duty metal frame. This frame helps in increasing the overall durability of the machine. It also makes the machine very stable.
- House Of Meggs
November 29, 2019 | Full review
The machine itself comes with three needle positions, adjustable stitch lengths, and automatic needle threading for the eye of the needle to reduce your frustration.
- Sewing From Home
January 17, 2019 | Full review
Stainless steel bedplate ensures that the fabric will be fed slowly and evenly which means that your stitches will be consistent and even. Even a beginner will be able to produce professional looking sew.
- Sewing Artisan
November 1, 2018 | Full review
The Singer 4432 includes 23 stitch options giving a fair little variety. Its mechanical needle threader is something that’s going to make the lives of beginners much more convenient as well.
- The Sewing Critic
November 19, 2019 | Full review
For neat and precise buttonholes, the machine’s one-step buttonhole automatically creates multiple numbers of holes for your buttons. It only requires a simple and easy step to get the job done.
- Sewing Topic Reviews
What experts didn't like
The lighting is quite poor.
- Do You Sew?
October 11, 2018 | Full review
Inconsistent across different fabrics
- Mary Janes And Galoshes
November 30, 2019 | Full review
When you're pushing heavy material through, it can cause the table to move too.
- Sew Orbit
Due to this machine’s metal frame, it is incredibly heavy. So, those planning to travel with a sewing machine must not invest in this one.
- House Of Meggs
November 29, 2019 | Full review
With its metal frame, it’s also too heavy for sewists who are looking for portability. While it does sport a compact footprint, it weighs in at almost 20 lbs, which can be daunting.
- Sewing From Home
January 17, 2019 | Full review
I don’t like the shade of 4432. The grey and red mix are not on my taste.
- The Sewing Critic
November 19, 2019 | Full review
The high speed of 1,100 stitches per minute may seem too fast for some and as the speed cannot be adjusted, it might be a disadvantage
- Sewing Topic Reviews

From The Manufacturer

This SINGER Heavy Duty 4432 sewing machine is a true workhorse. With a heavy-duty metal interior frame, stainless steel bedplate, extra-high sewing speed and powerful motor, it can sew through a variety of heavy weight fabrics. Convenient features include a built-in needle threader, top drop-in bobbin, built-in 1-step buttonhole, snap-on presser feet, on board storage, adjustable presser foot pressure control, built-in reverse, adjustable stitch length, three needle positions and drop feed for button. With a 60% stronger motor than standard sewing machines, the SINGER Heavy Duty 4432 sewing machine allows the sewist to stitch through heavyweight fabrics with ease. It provides greater piercing power and speed up-to 1,100 stitches per minute. The heavy-duty frame provides rigid support for added stability and long-lasting durability. This Free Arm sewing machine provides ease of use by offering easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other difficult-to-reach areas. Adjustable presser foot pressure control allows you to sew a wide range of fabrics, from lightweight sheers to canvas with ease. This machine provides adjustable stitch width of up to 6mm for creating bolder and attractive decorative and satin stitches. The needle position can be changed for individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching. With all of these creative features the SINGER Heavy Duty 4432 sewing machine empowers the sewist to create their own unique projects. PRODUCT DETAILS: Model Number – 4432 Description – 32 Stitch Heavy Duty Sewing Machine Product – Sewing Machine Lightbulb – LED Dimensions: 15.2"W x 12"H x 6.2"D Weight (lbs.): 17.42 General Warranty: 25 years 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: Adjustable PRODUCT INCLUDES: Power Cord Included: yes STITCHING SYSTEM: Number of Built-In Stitches: 32 Number of Decorative Stitches: 18 Number of Stretch Stitches: 7 Number of Utility Stitches: 6 Stitch Width Control: Adjustable APPLIANCE FEATURES: Cabinet Position: Portable (fits into cabinet) LCD Screen: No THREADING SYSTEM: Built-in Needle Threader: Yes Bobbin Material: Transparent Bobbin Class – 15, top loading, drop-in 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.