It is very difficult to find a sewing machine that can do reliable work on even the toughest of fabrics. Don’t you agree?
Well, it seems that Singer has once again solved this problem for us.
In this review, we will discuss the various features of the Singer featherweight C240 to find out if this the machine for you.
- 1 Introduction
- 1.1 Physical appearance
- 1.2 SINGER Featherweight C240 Handy Sewing Machine Specifications
- 1.3 Accessories
- 1.4 70 Built-in Stitches
- 1.5 IEF system
- 1.6 Adjustable Thread Tension
- 1.7 Programmable Needle Up/Down
- 1.8 Free Arm
- 1.9 Easy Thread Guide
- 1.10 Easy To use
- 1.11 Lightweight
- 1.12 Durable And Stable
- 1.13 LED Light
- 1.14 Warranty And Customer Service
- 1.15 Starts Slow
- 1.16 Final Verdict
Singer is a well-known manufacturer of quality sewing machines, and the Singer Featherweight C240 is no exception. With its compact, sleek design, and lightweight this, machine is perfect for small spaces. In fact, you also easily carry it to class.
The best part? This machine uses the new Integrated Even Feed System (IEF). How can you actually use this? This advanced technology allows you to sew multiple layers of fabrics without any difficulty. Furthermore, you do not need to worry about whether the fabric pieces will match where the seam ends.
Don’t let the name fool you. This machine is really a workhorse. In fact, with the IEF system, this could be the most hardworking machine available.
Moreover, Singer is aware that working with tough fabrics is not always easy. Thus, the IEF system helps by making it easier on thick fabrics without breaking any needles.
Moreover, the classy white exterior of the C240 is set off by blue flowers. These flowers are interwoven with branches giving this machine a whimsical look.
So, for a heavy-duty machine, this machine looks dainty.
SINGER Featherweight C240 Handy Sewing Machine Specifications
- Heavy Duty Metal Frame
- 70 Built-In Stitches
- Easy Touch Stitch Selection
- 600-700 stitches per minute depending on the project
- Adjustable Stitch Width and Stitch Length
- Three Built-In One-Step Buttonholes
- Two LED Light Sources
- Free Arm
- Info Button
- Tie-off Button
- 29 needle positions
- Drop Feed
- Start/Stop Button
- Snap-on Presser Feet
- Stainless steel bed plate
- Speed Control
- Extra High Presser Foot Lift
- Programmable Needle Up/Down
- Built-in needle threader
- Foot Control Tap Function
- Push Button Reverse
- Adjustable Thread Tension
- Hardcover included
- Top Drop-in Bobbin with Clear View Cover
- Adjustable Thread Tension
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- Optional Large Extension Table
The following accessories are provided with the Featherweight C240. However, if you feel that you need additional accessories, you can easily find them.
- Satin stitch foot 2A
- All-purpose foot OA for the IEF system
- General purpose foot OA for the IEF system
- Clearance plate
- Seam ripper and lint brush
- Blind hem foot for the IEF system
- Edge and quilting guide
- Buttonhole foot 5B
- Zipper foot 4 for the IEF system
- Pack of needles
- Auxiliary spool pin
- Spool caps
- Spoon pin felt
70 Built-in Stitches
The stitches are displayed on the inside of your machine lid. You can choose from stretch stitches, basic stitches, quilting and applique stitches, as well as decorative stitches. In addition, three styles of buttonholes give your projects a professional look.
This technology matches the plaids and stripes perfectly. It also keeps the quilt layers perfectly stacked and prevents silky and lightweight fabric from puckering.
Adjustable Thread Tension
Depending on your thread and fabric selection, the thread tension dial allows you to fine-tune the stitches so that they evenly align between two layers of fabric.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
This feature allows you to set the stop position of the needle with the press of a button. This is particularly helpful in free motion sewing, attaching pockets, applique, and more.
The removable free arm makes it convenient to work around sleeve cuffs, trouser hems, as well as other smaller projects.
Easy Thread Guide
The needle threading and bobbin paths are color coded. Furthermore, they are clearly displayed on the machine, making it a handy reference for new sewers.
Easy To use
The automatic features of the Featherweight C240 ensure that it is very easy to use, especially for beginners. The instruction manual is simple as well as easy to understand. Similarly, the quick start guide will have you sewing as soon as you get the machine out of the box.
Moreover, its programmable needle and built-in needle threader allow you to take on some very creative projects. Whether this is your initial machine or you are replacing your old machine, you will not find it difficult to operate.
This compact machine is the answer to limited sewing spaces. It will not take up much space on the counter-top or on your crafting table. You can also easily store it in a closet when it is not in use.
It weighs around 20 lbs. making it highly portable. You can also take it to sewing class or to a friend’s place across town easily.
Durable And Stable
The Featherweight C240 is made from high quality materials making it a durable machine. Moreover, the metal inside the plastic casing keeps the machine stable and the stitches even. Thus, this ensures that there will be no mistakes in the stitches.
The Singer Featherweight C240 comes equipped with two LED onboard lights. These lights brightly illuminate the work area especially at night or when you work in a dimly lit room. Furthermore, the double metal plating also helps to enhance this light.
Warranty And Customer Service
Singer is known for their warranty and exceptional customer service. The Featherweight C240 comes with a 25-year warranty on the machine head. It also has a 5-year warranty on wiring, switches, motor, light assembly, and electrical components.
There is also a one-year warranty on belts, bulbs, rings, adjustments, and attachments. If you find any fault with this machine during the warranty period, you can contact Singer. They will replace or repair your machine without any hassle.
A negative feature of the Featherweight C240 is that by default this machine always starts at the lowest speed. However, it would have been better if it restarted at the same speed it stopped.
The Singer Featherweight C240 is considered the easiest yet strongest machine available in the market. It has all the required features and accessories to turn your fashion dreams into reality.
In addition, it is ideal for people who work with denim or other heavier materials. It is also perfect for beginners who would like to hem their own jeans. Although it is best for working with tough fabrics, it is not the best machine for embroidery or free-form quilting.
The Singer Featherweight C240 is a cost-effective machine that provides great value for money. Its ease of use helps beginners complete their projects while advanced sewers can use it to tackle various heavy duty tasks.