The Complete Test of the Singer Decorative Sewing Machine

With 160 years of experience, the brand Singer offers a wide range of mechanical and electronic sewing machines . Today, we invite you to take a look at the Singer D├ęcorative , a compact, robust and practical mechanical sewing machine that boasts one of the brand’s best-sellers. More complete than its little sister the initial Singer we tested recently, this Singer Decorative sewing machine is primarily intended for beginner or intermediate seamstresses .

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A Machine For the Creative

Adjusting the length (at the top) and choosing the stitching point (at the bottom)The Singer Decorative is a light and easy to carry machine to allow you to realize all your projects wherever you are, on vacation or with friends. It has a wide choice of 19 stitches including an automatic buttonhole in 4 steps . You will find the traditional basic points (right and zigzag) but also some decorative points to give free rein to your imagination. This is what sets it apart from the initial Singer, which has only 18 points. The stitches of the Singer Decorative are only adjustable in length(up to 4mm) to precisely adjust your point to the thickness of your fabric, the size of your needle or thread. For those who want a sewing machine that offers both length and width adjustment, head to the Singer Tradition 2263 or the excellent Brother FS40 .

A versatile sewing machine

The Singer Decorative is a complete machine that is intended primarily for beginner seamstresses . It adapts easily to the small jobs of everyday sewing (hems or patching a garment) as to more ambitious creative projects. That’s why, in addition to the universal stand, the machine is supplied with several crowbars (bourdon, overcasting, quilting and invisible hem). It is a simple machine to use and to take in hand with an undeniable quality / price ratio . On the side of its features, it offers the basics to start well. In addition to the adjustable length of the stitches, the Singer Decorative also offers theSimplified threading , reverse , to allow you to make solid seams in a snap, and a free arm for sewing tubular shapes such as sleeves or pants. The machine has a metal bobbin holder for vertical bobbin and manual adjustment of the thread tension using the dedicated wheel. While the fabric is driven with the 6 driving claws of the machine, the lighting of the worktop ensured by a conventional bulb (absence of LED), will bring an appreciable comfort of sewing.

For aspiring seamstresses who do not yet have equipment dedicated to sewing, know that Singer offers, as an option, a box of accessories . This is a good investment if you do not already have this equipment at home.

  • 10 reels of yarns of different colors (white, ecru, black, brown, purple, pink, blue, green, red and fuchsia)
  • 4 large spools of threads (white, ecru, gray and black)
  • 5 Singer needles N ┬░ 80
  • 4 cans Singer
  • 75 multicolored head pins
  • A pair of scissors 21cm
  • A measuring tape of 150cm
  • A storage box for cans
  • A bottle of oil
  • A small and a big screwdriver
  • A small and a large cleaning brush
  • A discover, a white chalk and 3 needle threads

Finally, the Singer Decorative comes with a rather clear and well-made user manual and a light protective cover to protect the machine from dust.


  • Easy to use for a beginner
  • Many stitches
  • Sewing on thick fabrics
  • Good value for money
  • Threading the delicate thread at startup
  • Width of non-adjustable points
  • Machine a little noisy


The Decorative Singer Sewing Machine

Ideal when you start, this Singer Decorative is a sewing machine that will give you the taste of sewing. Its simplicity of use allows it to adapt easily to the small jobs of sewing of the daily newspaper (hem or patchwork of clothing) as to the basic creative projects. Its attractive price , its easy handling and its various features will satisfy the occasional seamstresses. For more ambitious creations, you will quickly reach the limits of the machine. In this case, opt for the Singer Tradition 2273 or its competitor the Brother CS10.