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Singer Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263

Learning to sew is fun and easy when you start with the Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263. This product is designed specifically for first-timer sewers and offers all the foundational features you need to get off to a positive and productive start. Featuring 23 different kinds of stitching patterns, the Singer Simple sewing machine 2263 is designed to let your creativity shine. It comes with an accessory package that includes friction-free spool holders, transparent bobbins, different needles suited for different kinds of fabric, a dust cover and a link brush cleaner for easy maintenance. This lightweight sewing machine is compact and requires little space for use or storage. It features a slide-off extension table for free-arm sewing. The dials of the Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263 are marked for easy and quick identification and use. Automatic 4-step buttonhole and adjustable stitch length and width features are also included.
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Questions & Answers for Singer Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263

Question

I'm told I need a free-motion foot to make a quilt

I do not know what a free motion foot is or whether the machine already has one. I have been using this machine for a few months now and love it but would like to try a quilt.
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Knitalife
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Whatever foot you get is NOT going to stay attached. This machine has a serious design flaw in that the pressure foot pops off.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Soquilii
answer 2
Hi Knitalife: Katie B. here with SINGER. A darning & embroidery foot will do what you need to make a quilt. You'll want to use the darning plate that comes with this machine in order to do free motion sewing for quilting. The darning & embroidery foot is an optional accessory that can be purchased separately elsewhere.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
KatieSINGER
Question

does it come with a zipper foot

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mickeymouse
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
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answer 1
No, you have to purchase the zipper foot separately. It only comes with the All Purpose Foot, Buttonhole Foot, and Button Sewing Foot.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
LbGrandIsland
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
forsew
Question

trying to sew upholstery fabric and thread keeps jamming on the bottom side.

Singer Simple machine and I love it but it seems like this is a tension problem I have not been able to correct.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Joanie
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Check your bobbin ... I suspect that is your problem..
answered 10 months ago
By
Backshootinduke
answer 2
The bobbin's steel case has a tension adjustment. It is a small screw that you can use the included tool or a screwdriver to adjust. To test the bobbin thread tension, remove the bobbin case and hold it by suspending the thread. If the tension is correct, the thread should unwind an inch or two. If the tension is too loose, it will drop too much; too tight, it won't unwind at all. Seems for most people, right out of the box it is set to very loose..needs to be adjusted before use.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
LbGrandIsland
Question

Why does the needle keep getting stuck or breaking inside of machine?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Ayalah
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
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answer 1
Check to make sure all the parts connected to and around the bobbin are in place properly. Also, when you take that section apart, make sure there are no loose threads stuck anywhere in that area! Both of these things can cause an issue.... oh, and ensure that you only stitch with the foot in the "down" position. For thicker fabrics, purchase the walking foot separately.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
LbGrandIsland
answer 2
re-check the tension! sounds like you need to adjust it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
WalMartDotty
Question

Model no.2263

I've seen all the bad reviews and this machine seems to be doing all the things that mine that needs to be replaced is doing. I do not understand thread tension and may have mine all messed up. All I really need is straight stitch and zig zag, extra stitches would be good but not necessary. I like the removable arm and most of all the machines automatic thread's. My eyes are bad and that would help so much. Oh a reasonable price and factory warranty is always important. What do I need to look at?
asked 8 months ago
By
Brenda
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
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answer 1
have not been able to use the self threader & don't understand the bobbin placement
answered 7 months ago
By
cak2cak2
answer 2
I am not a expert seamstress by any means, but when my Europro was giving me fits with tension I finally bit the bullet and bought this one. I love it! I have had it since April 2013. I use it frequently. I have not had one bit of trouble with it so far. Tension has never given me an issue so far either. I never could get the hang of the needle threader with the other machine but was able to get it on the first try with this Singer. I am not sure why some other have given it bad reviews. I think for the price and for what it does, you can't go wrong. It sews beautifully.
answered 7 months ago
By
dd1963
Question

Is this a good machine for a 11 year old?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
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answer 1
I bought this machine for my 10 year old to start learning to sew. She took to it instantly and is doing great! Hope your 11 year old likes it too!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
answerforyou
 - Illinois
answer 2
Katie B. here with SINGER. Our machines are recommended for ages 14 and up per safety guidelines.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
KatieSINGER
Question

Does the machine due reverse operation when sewing?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes , the machine has a reverse button conveniently on the front.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Dmacc502
 - Dothan, Alabama
answer 2
Katie B. here with SINGER. This machine does have a Reverse Sewing Button to tie of stitches.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
KatieSINGER
Question

The second day I used this machine I couldn't get the bobbin thread to come up (I tried at least 30 times). Does anyone know what could be wrong?

I followed the directions and did everything the way I did the first day. I think the machine is messed up maybe.
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
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answer 1
I was very frustrated too at first, relax and leave it until a day when you are fresh. Follow the manuel exactly again, you can do it, I did now after a few times I am getting better each time.
Good Luck Don't Give UP!
Tammy
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
TammyG81
 - Burton, Mi
answer 2
Anonymous, what I do is lower my head & shoulder to the level of where I can get a good view between the presser foot & needle plate with my eye on the needle in the raised position as I'm turning the hand wheel slowly. Watch the bobbin in the bobbin case as you're turning the hand wheel. Notice the thread in the bobbin case being picked up by the needle as you're turning. Then you'll see the needle pulling the bobbin thread up through the needle plate. When I see this I have to use a very small item such as a toothpick to pull it up and away to the back along with the upper thread. You may have to do
this 3-4 times before you see it, but
it's not something that's automatic.
It's been my experience that you have to go at it slowly even with my
old sewing machine, it was the same.
I hope this helps you. I don't know
how I could explain it better, but try
it.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
sew4joy
 - Brooklyn, NY
Question

threading a sewing

Does this machine come with a thread cutter? I looked in the information and watched the video and did not get a hint if there was one. Thank you in advance!
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
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answer 1
If you look at the button hole picture you can see it on the side of the machine. It's small and is located above the needle on the case.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
wecat
 - Florida
answer 2
It does. You can't see it in the picture but it is on the case near the needle threader, towards the back.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
wecat
 - Florida
Question

How do I arrange for a annual check with singer for oiling this product? What other services would be offered during the annual check?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Bnag
on Singer Simple 23-Stitch Sewing Machine 2263
2 answers
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answer 1
I have always done this myself using the manual. It isn't as necessary with these newer machines but a careful cleaning is important. I'd suggest you read the manual and make sure you have a cleaning kit - the brush is included with the machine. Carefully remove the bobbin machinery and clean inside especially after sewing on linty material.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
jptrgrandma
 - Toronto, Canada
answer 2
You would need to discuss service issues with your local service center. Locations can be found on www.singerco.com.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
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