To be frank, I am not interested in the SINGER Confidence 7470 sewing machine when I look at it at a local store. There are so many stylish computerized sewing machines available that really attract my eye. I tend to ignore this model until I source units which are currently discount more than 50% off than normal price on Amazon, then the SINGER 7470 starts to attract my eye. Not only I could save but there are a number of positive comments of this product written by real users. Besides that, I also very confident with SINGER brand which is an iconic in the sewing machines industry ever since the mind of 1800’s.
Basically, SINGER 7470 is a computerized sewing machine comes with 173 built-in stitches that could be group into two major groups: utility and decorative. On top of that, there are several one-step buttonholes and non-continuous stitches such as letters and shapes. The total is 225 stitches options for owners to create endless design patterns on their projects.
According to the manufacturer, this model is an “electronic sewing machine which will be appreciated by experienced and novice sewers alike”. In other words, it could fulfill all people’s requirement regardless of what kind of sewing projects they would like to do and will serve those owners for few years at least.
SINGER 7470 Review In Depth
Stitch Selection Options
Look at the stitch chart of this SINGER Confidence model. There are total 146 stitch options include basic and stretch stitches, 4 types of one-step buttonholes, decorative stitches, hand-look quilt stitch, an alphabet with upper and lower case, numbers as well as punctuation symbols. Each stitch option has a pre-programmed setting for its width and length. However, this computerized sewing machine offers the flexibility for users, means that they can adjust that pre-programmed setting according to their need. The maximum of stitch width is up to 7mm. Furthermore, users are allowed to edit for expanded variation.
SINGER Confidence 7470 sewing machine
Do you have any personalize project which you wish to add a monogram or name with style alphabet? When you look at the chart, you’ll this SINGER Confidence model could help you complete your desired sewing project. Better still, the SINGER 7470 comes with the capability to mirror image and continues design sew options. It also offers a temporary memory for up to 20 characters.
Appearance, Warranty, and Accessories
SINGER Confidence 7470 sewing machine is made of the heavy-duty metal frame with some plastic parts and accessories. Its approximate dimensions are 17-1/5” x 12 1/2” x 8” (L x W x D) with the weight of 16.5 pounds. As the video shown, this is free arm sewing machine with accessory storage which includes five snap-on presser feet. With arm removal, users are easy to construct shirt sleeves, hem pant legs, etc. Better still, the workspace is well lit with 2 StayBright LED Lights which are long-lasting bulbs (100,000 hours) stay cool all the time regardless how long the time period you are sewing.
On the left side of the SINGER 7470, there is LCD screen offers easy viewing of stitch patterns include the stitch width and length. Below the LCD screen, there are a number of buttons for stitch selection, memory bank setting for up to 20-characters of name or simple phrases. Six of the most frequent stitches have a one-touch selector button and the optimal settings for length and width are automatically adjusted once users press a particular stitch button. However, the setting can be overridden based on custom length or width setting.
Similar to other SINGER Confidence models, the manufacturer is given 25 years limited warranty for the machine head, 5 years warranty for electronic parts such as motors, assembly, light, wiring and 1 year for labor warranty including adjustments and belts. The accessories come with the package include
Five snap-on presser feet include zigzag foot (for General Purpose), zipper foot, satin stitch foot, blind hem foot and buttonhole foot
- 5 pack of needles
- Seam ripper/brush
- 4 Bobbins include the one that attaches to the machine
- 3 Spool caps which are mini, small and large
- Spool felts
- Auxiliary spool pin for extra large top thread spool
- Dust Cover for machine protection when not in use
Other Highlight Features
Needless to say, there is the number of user-friendly and useful features offered by this computerized sewing machine. First of all, it will automatically draw up the bobbin thread once the user places the wound bobbin into the bobbin case and then run the bobbin thread via its guide. Secondly, it has automatic tacking stitch function; means users just need to push a button for tie-off decorative stitches. The start and end of the pattern are reinforced with 4 tiny tacking stitches. This is a great feature to prevent unraveling and aim for quality stitching. For stronger stitching, this SINGER Confidence model has an automatic tie-off function that reinforces the start and end of seams on straight stitches.
The SINGER 7470 is equipped with automatic and adjustable precision thread tension system to ensure stable stitch quality when straight stitching regardless how thick of fabric is sewing. There are 3 presser foot height settings: down, up and extra-up for thick fabrics. Furthermore, there are 13 needle positions so users could adjust when there is a need for inserting zippers and topstitching. The following are additional benefits that users could enjoy from this computerized sewing machine:
- Offers convenience clearance of multiple layers of bulky fabric by having the presser foot lifter held in extra-high position
- Users are allowed to create buttonholes with endlessly long sides which is the ideal when they want to sew non-traditional sized buttonholes with the feature of 3-Step infinite length bar-tack buttonhole
- An audible warning and visual error messages on the LCD screen
- For free-motion embroidery or monograms, there is conveniently locate lever that lower the feed dogs
- SINGER Confidence 7470 will not jam with its jam-proof bobbin system
- SINGER 7470 Review by Real Buyers
As mentioned above, there is the number of positive comments from customers. Some of them praise for its amazing features including special stretch stitches, hand-look quilt stitches and the block-style alphabet for simple monogramming. Another group of people, especially those beginners are praising the easy bobbin system, easy to use menus, needle threading, and the consistent sewing performance.