Since publishing my post about choosing the right machine for sewing home decor, several of you have been asking for this review of the Singer 4423 model. I’m happy to finally have this review completed for you…but it’s with a twist.
As I stated in the post about home decor sewing machine choices, for sewing window treatments, pillows, bedding, etc., you don’t need anything fancy. It’s not about computerization or how many different stitches the machine will sew.
A very important factor is how many layers of fabric the machine will sew together easily. Shocking, I know.
I hope you don’t mind. I went a slightly different direction with the 44S model, but now that I know how similar these machines are, you will see why I used the 44S for my review.
Click this link to watch my video that should help with making your Singer sewing machine choice.
Since the video camera doesn’t focus well on sudden close-ups, I decided to show you pictures of the seam I stitched over fifteen layers of the striped fabric. Here’s the front side.
Even more importantly, this is the back side of the seam. The stitches are nice and even…no tangled threads like you might see if the machine struggled to under-loop the stitches.
Imagine my surprise when I finished the video and then discovered Amazon’s price for the SS4 (white) had also been reduced, just as with the 4432 (grey) model. Today, only a few days later, the price increased again slightly. I’m sure as time passes, the prices of both machines will change in the links you see below as Amazon changes their pricing.
If you’re in the market for a new machine at this price point, your choice has just gotten harder. These machines are very comparable and one just as good as the other for sewing home decor. As for me personally, with all else being equal, I would choose the machine with the best price point. But…that’s just how I roll!
As another great option, Singer model 5532 is on sale at an excellent price right now on Amazon. It’s a step-up model to the 4423. It is, again, mostly identical to the 4423 (even the color), except it has 32 stitch choices; hence, the 32 in the model number. (The 4423 has 23 stitches, which is more than adequate for home decor sewing.)
If you plan to do other types of sewing besides home decor, you might choose the 5532* model because of the additional stitches it makes.
Be sure to see Alexandra’s review of the Singer 4411 at her site, The Sewing Machine Expert. It’s packed full of helpful information!
So, what do you think? Which machine would be your first choice? I’d love to hear your thoughts. 🙂 Happy sewing!
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