The Singer Promise 1408 sewing machine includes most of the basic features that is required in a sewing machine for home sewer or for industrial sewing. This is an easy to use sewing machine for the beginner. It sews many layers of fabric and is robust enough to tackle even heavy fabrics. There are 8 built-in stitches in the machine suited for different types of sewing. Whether the purpose is for fashion, crafts or quilting, the machine has the capacity to meet all types of sewing design needs. It has an easy to use stitch selector button to opt for the stitch design that the sewer would want.
Simple machine threading and an automatic bobbin winder make set quick and easy. A reverse lever is right at your finger tips for automatic stitch locking. Four included presser feet (general/all purpose, buttonhole, button sewing and zipper) are easily accessible in the accessory storage drawer that can be removed to create a free arm for stitching in hard-to-reach areas. Stitches include buttonhole, straight, zig zag, blind hems, rick rack, scallop, and rampart.
- Eight Built-In Stitches
- The right stitch: easier sewing with better results. Includes 6 Basic, 1 Decorative and 1 Automatic 4-Step Buttonhole
- 1 Automatic 4-Step Buttonhole
- Easy Threading
- Easy, straight forward threading path saves time.
- Simple Stitch Selection
- Change stitches in one easy step.
- Heavy Duty Metal Frame
- Extra High Presser Foot Lifter
- Offers more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot.
- Free Arm
- Accessory Storage: The accessories are conveniently stored in the removable storage compartment providing easy access.
Pros and Cons
The Singer Promise 1498 Sewing Machine runs smoothly and quietly. The machine is made user-friendly although the manual does take pains to explain in detail how to use the machine functions to achieve the different stitch design options. There are more beautiful stitch options for this model compared to the older Singer models. It is simply a “fun” machine to use if one is into experimenting with many style options for sewing.
There is however a slight inconvenience in one of the machine’s function. When the needle is in the end down position and the fabric is removed, turning the wheel to move the needle gets the thread to tighten and break. However, all in all the machine practically covers smoothly all the basic and complex functions for its class and for an affordable price at that.