When looking for a good beginner sewing machine having something that is simple to set up is a must. This Singer sewing machine is a great example of being easy to use yet it still has many features and sewing stitches to separate it from the most basic machines out there. It’s perfect if you want something that will grow with your new sewing abilities. I hope you enjoy this Singer Simple 3232 review and that it helps you in discovering if it’s the right sewing machine for you.
Our Singer Simple 3232 review
A simple and easy to use, yet not too basic sewing machine is the Singer 3232. It has 32 stitches which will help with making your projects stand out yet it’s straightforward enough to use for both novices and people who aren’t even that bothered about learning and just want the easiest machine to do repairs on!
Singer is an excellent sewing machine brand and I would not hesitate to recommend their products – they have great customer service and parts are generally easy to find. That’s what comes of being in the business for many years!
Frustration free set up
The big selling point with this machine is that it has frustration free set up. What that means is that, in theory, you should be well placed to be ready to be sewing your first project in no time.
So what does that really mean? Well, the machine is definitely easy to use with automatic needle threading (my favorite feature on any sewing machine!) and simple stitch selection using the dials on the front of the machine. It has a completely automatic button hole maker too which is great for if you need them for making clothes or perhaps cushion covers and there are 4 snap on presser feet (all purpose, buttonhole, button sewing and zipper) which are nice and effortless to use. No fiddling around getting the machine started, that’s for sure!
What I’d have liked to have seen would have been a top loading bobbin too – I find the front loading ones sometimes aren’t frustration free, but with a little practice it will become second nature anyway so that’s just a little negative from me.
32 built in stitches
The Singer 3232 comes with a nice number of stitches. I say that because it seems like it’s not too little that you’ll need a few more and not too many that it becomes overwhelming. I’d say it’s just about right that you can use the basics and have a few more if you have a desire to get decorative with your sewing.
The 32 stitches that this machine has the ability to use comprises of:
6 essential stitches – including straight, zig zag, and hemming
6 stretch stitches
19 decorative stitches
1 automatic button hole
Features and specification
- Automatic needle threader
- fully automatic 1 step buttonhole maker
- 32 built in stitches
- Free arm for stitching cuffs and sleeves
- 4 snap on feet – all purpose, buttonhole, button sewing and zipper
- free accessories kit
- size – 15″ x 7.5″ x 12″
- weight – 12.2 pounds
- 25 year warranty
What others have to say
As well as giving my own thoughts I really like to scour the internet to get a general view of what people have said about this machine and to help you decide if it’s right for you.
It has been reviewed over 100 times from what I’ve found, and it currently scores around 4.0 out of 5 so it’s not quite as popular as some of the other beginner sewing machines I reviewed. However, it’s still a respectable score and so I think definitely worthy of consideration if you’re looking for an uncomplicated sewing machine.
The positive reviews tend to focus on the fact that it is great for beginners and kids to learn to sew with and I’d definitely agree with that.
The negative thoughts seem to be about the bobbin – many would prefer it to be a top loading design rather than the front loading. It seems that I’m not alone in my thoughts there.
This is a good step up from the most basic machines that only seem to have a few stitches and features. What makes this machine special and worthy of buying though is the fact that it is so easy to use – everything is simple and straight forward from threading the needle to stitch selection. You’ll definitely be sewing in no time with the Singer Simple 3232!