It's not an exaggeration to place Singer and the Singer sewing machine among the most recognized heritage brand names and products in American business history. Back in the 1850s, entrepreneur Isaac Merritt Singer seized on a way to build the first practical sewing machine for use in the home — and to say American housewives were ready for a way to vastly speed up and improve how clothes, blankets, bedding, and other fabrics were created and mended is an understatement.
Within a decade, Singer became a name synonymous with sewing — and almost 200 years later, the company is still a worldwide leader in sewing machines and sewing technology.
Right now, Singer is opening up its stockroom, offering up six different refurbished models of their signature creations for over 60 percent off their retail price.
In case you thought a machine was too bulky for your home or too pricey, Singer has a handful of their best, most compact, like-new models on sale at more than half off. The Singer Start ($59.99; originally $119.99) has six basic stitches to choose from; and with an easy four-step process for adding simple buttonhole on items like pillows or clothing, it's one of the best options for a young sewer.
And at over 60 percent off, the Singer Fashion Mate ($69.99; originally $179.99) is the biggest money saver in the bunch. Between 32 different stitch options with a handy selection dial to bounce through all those sewing options with ease, its $110 savings off the regular price should help land it at the top of many user wish lists.
Go for quality
The Singer Promise ($86.99; originally $129.99) is for creators working to take their game up a notch, including a removable storage compartment and a built-in thread cutter to trim both the top and bobbin threads with the touch of a button.
The Singer Sew Mate ($89.99; originally $199.99) begins to separate the sewing hobbyists from those looking for even better efficiency and power from their machine. As users rifle through up to 60 different stitch options, the Sew Mate can actually assess your work and select the optimum stitch length and width for you automatically.
But can your machine sail through working with tougher fabrics and materials like denim or canvas? The Singer Heavy Duty ($89.99; originally $229.99) absolutely can, thanks to its roaring 1,100 stitches per minute, extra-high speed powerful motor.
For the elite
If your machine needs to keep up with an expert craftsperson, then you may want to go for one of the company's signature models, the Singer Confidence ($129.99; originally $299.99). With 200 built-in stitches, on-board alpha-numeric patterns for embroidering, and the ability to program stitch pattern sequences of up to 40 moves, the sturdy construction and modern design of the Confidence make it an absolute winner for users who know what they want.