Buying a heavy duty sewing machine? Check out the Singer 4452 reviews. The Singer 4452 heavy duty sewing machine is called a “true workhorse”. How well does this machine really perform when tackling heavy materials like leather, canvas, and denim? Does it live up to it’s hype of a true workhorse? Keep reading this review to find out the answers.
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About the Singer 4452 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine
|32 built-in stitches||May be overpriced compared to Singer 4432|
|60% stronger motor|
|Can sew thick and heavy fabrics easily|
|1,100 stitches per minute|
|25 year warranty|
Singer 4452 Heavy Duty Details
The Singer 4452 heavy duty sewing machine is a true work horse. This heavy duty sewing machine has a heavy duty metal interior frame and a steel bed plate to ensure durability. This sewing machine is capable of sewing an amazing 1,100 stitches per minute. This means you can complete projects an average of 30% faster than most other sewing machines.
This heavy duty Singer sewing machine also has an array of features to make sewing easier. It comes with 32 different built in stitches, including 6 basic and 7 stretch stitches. It has a fully automatic 1-step button hole stitch as well. Another great feature of this heavy duty Singer machine is the automatic needle threading. No more straining your eyes trying to get the thread in the needle. It also has a drop in bobbin to make threading the machine even easier.
This machine comes with many different sewing accessories. The 4452 Singer sewing machine comes with two bonus presser feet; a walking / and even feed foot and a non-stick foot for leather and vinyl. It has an additional clearance plate for sewing thick seams. There are multiple different presser feet included with this machine. Singer 4452 feet included are the all-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, and button sewing foot. This heavy duty sewing machine also comes with a soft sided dust cover to help protect it.
- 32 built-in stitches includes 6 Basic, 7 Stretch, 18 Decorative Stitches and 1 Fully Automatic 1-step Buttonhole
- Automatic needle threading
- Machine Size – 15.5 x 6.25 x 12 inches
- Maximum sewing speed of 1,100 stitches-per-minute, so projects can be sewn quickly
- 60% Stronger Motor than standard sewing machines allows it to sew through heavyweight fabrics with ease
- Four bonus heavy duty accessories included: Even Feed / Walking Foot for layers of fabric, Non-Stick Foot for leather and vinyl, a 5-pack of Size 16 needles and a Clearance Plate for thick seams.
- Bonus presser feet include an all-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, and button sewing foot.
- Soft-sided dust cover is also included in the packaging
- The stainless steel bedplate enables smooth fabric flow
- Heavy duty interior metal frame ensures skip-free sewing.
- Top drop-in bobbin is easy to insert, remove and monitor thread supply
Singer 4452 Reviews – Is it worth it?
The Singer 4452 is an overwhelmingly positively reviewed sewing machine. This heavy duty sewing machine is capable of sewing many materials and projects that other machines would balk at. If you are looking for a home sewing machine that sews quickly and can tackle heavy duty projects like marine sewing or tent sewing, then this is the machine for you. It would also be great for sewing jeans, purses, and leather clothing. All of those heavy duty projects this machine just eats through so smoothly.
If you are planning on sewing your own denim pants, this would be a great sewing machine for you. It is also perfect for just about any marine sewing project – seat cushions, boat covers, sails. This machine also works great on leather and would be able to sew things like leather purses and accessories easily.
There are a couple of big tips that if you follow them, will make using this sewing machine easier. To start – read the instructions. The instructions will tell you how to thread the machine, how to best use the machine, and which accessories to use with the machine. Read the sewing machine manual. The next tip is to make sure that you use the correct needle type. Too often people throw whatever needle in a sewing machine and then don’t understand why a needle keeps bending or breaking, or why their project doesn’t look as nice as it could. Be sure to use the correct sewing machine needle for your project. Finally, this sewing machine sews fast. Make sure you are prepared for this and give yourself time to adjust to the new speed. Try the machine out on some test fabric before working on your project.
Commonly asked questions about the Singer 4452
Can the Singer 4452 heavy duty sewing machine sew leather?
The Singer 4452 heavy duty sewing machine is great for sewing leather. Like all sewing machines, make sure you are using the appropriate needle for the material. You should use leather sewing machine needles if you are sewing leather. Reviewers were able to sew up to 2 layers of 4-5 oz leather with this machine. Any more than that, and you will struggle to get the material under the presser feet.
Can the Singer heavy duty 4452 sew denim and canvas?
The Singer 4452 heavy duty sewing machine can easily sew through multiple layers of denim and canvas. One important thing to remember when sewing heavy materials like this is to choose the appropriate sewing machine needle and thread weight. Too small of needles will break repeatedly when you are trying to sew your project. Too thin of thread won’t hold up in your finished project.
Can beginner sewers user the Singer 4452?
The Singer 4452 is a fairly simple to use sewing machine and would be great for beginners to use. It is simple to thread and setup (just be sure to read the instructions!) One word of advice if you a new sewer and plan to use this machine – press lightly on the presser foot to start. This sewing machine can sew amazingly fast compared to most sewing machines. It may quite easily run away from a new sewer. So take it easy with the presser foot and sew slowly.
Can you sew nylon straps with this sewing machine?
The Singer 4452 can sew nylon straps, depending on the strap. This machine has a max presser foot height of about 1/2″. So your sewing material must be shorter than that height. You will also want to make sure that you are using an appropriate needle for sewing nylon straps. Basically the thicker the webbing material and the more load that will be on it, the thicker the needle and thread you want to use for sewing the nylon straps.
Can the Singer 4452 do free arm sewing?
The Singer 4452 can do free arm sewing. Free arm sewing is great for tasks like hemming pants, sewing sleeve cuffs, insetting sleeves, finishing collars, and sewing kids clothes. To do free arm sewing on the Singer 4452, simply remove the accessories case from the front of the machine.
Can you use metal bobbins with the Singer 4452 heavy duty sewing machine?
No, you do not want to use metal bobbins with the Singer 4452 heavy duty sewing machine. Metal bobbins would not be the right size, and would damage the sewing machine. This damage would not be under warranty (and could void your warranty!). It would lead to quite costly repairs. So make sure that you use the correct plastic bobbins for this sewing machine.
What size bobbin does the Singer 4452 use?
The 4452 Singer heavy duty sewing machine uses Singer class 15 bobbins. You can purchase these bobbins either filled with thread or empty. You can find Singer class a bobbins for sale here.
Where can you buy a Singer 4452?
You can find the Singer 4452 at many different places that sell traditional sewing machines. Singer 4452 stores include Walmart, Joann and Michaels craft store. Other Singer 4452 stores include the Hobby Lobby and your local sewing machine store. You can also find the Singer 4452 for sale on Amazon.
Can you quilt with the Singer 4452 sewing machine?
Even though the Singer 4452 is a heavy duty sewing machine, you can use it for quilting. This machine can actually handle a wide range of materials, not just the thicker ones! To quilt with the Singer 4452, you would want to use your included even feed / walking foot. This sewing foot is specially designed to allow you to sew through multiple layers of fabric without the layers shifting independently. Since in quilting you are sewing three or more layers together into one layer, being able to sew these layers together without shifting is important. If the material shifts, you could end up with bunching and wrinkles in your final product.
Can you embroider with the Singer 4452?
The singer 4452 sewing machine is not a computerized embroidery machine. This machine will not automatically sew embroidered designs into your project (for a great computerized embroidery machine, check out the Brother SE625). The Singer 4452 heavy duty is a manual sewing machine. You would be able to do free motion sewing and embroidery with this sewing machine by dropping the feed dog teeth. You can use the all purpose foot for this, or even better use a darning foot (like this one) for doing beautiful free motion embroidery designs.
What stitches can the Singer 4452 do?
The Singer 4452 has 32 different built in stitches. These include basic stitches, stretch stitches, and decorative stitches. You can see these stitches here:
Singer 4452 Video
Want to see the Singer 4452 in action? Here’s a quick video from Singer showing their 4452 heavy duty sewing machine in action.
The Singer 4452 is a great heavy duty sewing machine. This machine can tackle multiple layers of heavy weight fabric like a champ. It’ll blast through multiple layers of denim, canvas, leather, and more. The most important thing to remember about this machine is to use the correct needle!
- Looking for a sewing machine more tailored towards quilting and embroidery? Check out the best quilting and embroidery machines.
- Wondering if you need a serger? Check out this post comparing Serger vs Sewing Machine.
1 thought on “Singer 4452 Reviews – Is the Singer 4452 Worth it?”
I bought the singer 4452 about 6 months after it was available, it can definitely handle thick fabrics, the only problem I’m having is the foot pedal is hard to control, I can’t start off slow, so I wind up having problems from the beginning of my project.
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