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Singer 1409 Promise Review

Singer 1409 Promise Review


  • Sturdy build. One engineer reviewer even approved.
  • Good value.
  • Easy to use.


  • Front loading bobbin.
  • Very basic stitches.
  • Con 3

This is another winner for beginner machines. Most reviews are positive for this model. For a basic machine you can purchase online for less than $150, this is in the running. Only having to deal with a front loading bobbin lowers our rating.


This is an entry level machine with very basic features. If you're looking for something small and basic, without a large investment, this is a good model. Previous years found Singer entry level machine seriously lacking, but reviews on Amazon, JoAnn, and other sites are generally positive that this little machine is back to the workhorse we expect from Singer.

Automatic 4-step Buttonhole See our video tutorial on making the 4-step buttonhole. It's easy.
Button Sewing Foot included See our video tutorial on sewing a button on by machine. No fingers stabbed...
Up to $149 price tag Good value for your dollar .
Heavy Duty Metal Frame For skip-free sewing and workhorse reliability of the good old Singers.



It does what it needs to without breaking the bank. Even beginners can be up and running in little time. Singer made the move back to metal frames even for entry level mechanical sewing machines. This means your machine doesn't bounce all over and is made to last. One review on Amazon claims to be an engineer and approved of the machine engineering.

alert Dislikes

This front loading style of bobbin is in our opinion harder to load properly. If you don't load your bobbin properly your thread will stick and be difficult to pull up. For about $50 more you can get more decorative stitches to play with.


Singer 1409 Promise Review


A basic mechanical Singer sewing machine that is good for starters and all basic needs

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Beginner's Basic
Beginner's to Intermediate
Bobbin Type Front Load Top drop-in
Stitches 9 stitch patterns 23 stitch patterns
Buttonholes 4-step buttonholes 1-step buttonholes
Weight 14.2 pounds 13 pounds
Price Range Up to $149 $179 - $499
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