Product Review: Singer 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine by Betsy Muse

For a portable heavy duty sewing machine, the Singer 4411 packs a punch. At 1100 stitches per minute, this little powerhouse sews up to 60% faster than comparable machines. The heavy duty metal frame provides stability for this lightweight machine while the powerful motor sews through the toughest heavyweight materials.

Don’t let its power intimidate you. This machine is easy to use. It was rated as best for beginners by Good Housekeeping. If you are purchasing for a beginner, you may find these tips useful.

While it is great for beginners, many experienced seamstresses have chosen the Singer 4411 for their heavy duty projects, or for a machine to carry to classes and sewing groups.

The powerful motor and impressive stitch speed help the Singer 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine meet the varying needs of its owners. Whether you are stitching seat cushions, thick costume materials, blue jeans or basic cotton, this little machine can handle the work.

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In This Review:

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Quick Stats for Singer 4411 HD
Notable Features
Reviewer Feedback
Videos
Manual and Warranty
Singer 4411 HD Extras
Products

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Quick Stats for Singer 4411 HD (Back To Top)

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Stitching Functions: 11 built in stitches
Button Hole Type(s): four-step automatic buttonhole feature
My Custom Stitch No
Bobbin: class 15 bobbins
Bobbin Type: drop-in
Clear Bobbin Cover: yes
Adjustable Pressure: yes
Adjustable Tension: Automatic
Built-in Accessory Storage: Yes
Carry Handle: Yes
Drop Feed: Yes drop feed/free motion
Quilting: Yes
Embroidery: No
Free-Arm: Yes
LCD Display: No
Light: Yes
Automatic Needle Threader: No
Snap-on Presser Feet: Yes
Knee Lifter No but has extra high presser foot lifter
Stitch Width: 5mm
Stitch Length: 5mm
Thread Delivery: top thread horizontal spool pin
Instruction Manual Yes
Limited Warranty: 25 yr limited warranty
Hard Cover: No
Machine Dimensions: 15.5” x 6.2” x 12”
Machine Weight: 14 lbs

 

Notable Features and Highlights (Back To Top)

Stitching Features

11 Stitches & Easy Stitch Selection
The Singer 4411 offers 11 stitches in total with 6 being core stitches used to construct and mend garments and accessories. There are four basic decorative stitches for adding detail to cuffs, hems, pockets or anywhere your project needs a little lift. The final stitch is a buttonhole stitch. Selecting individual stitches is simple using the large knob. Stitch width and length are also adjustable by adjusting selectors on the front of the machine.

Stitch Speed
At 1100 stitches per minute, the Singer 4411 is fast enough to breeze through just about any project you have in mind. This is where the heavy duty metal frame helps stabilize the machine. Without that metal frame this machine would shake, rattle and roll at top speed.

Additional Features

Heavy Duty Metal Frame
The heavy duty metal frame helps make sure the machine remains still to prevent skipped stitches. This is especially important for a machine that sews at 1100 stitches per minute.

Stainless Steel Bed Plate
From light weight fabrics to heavy faux furs, the stainless steel plate allows them to move smoothly over the bed of the machine.

Top Drop-In Bobbin with Clear Cover
The drop-in bobbin allows for a much faster re-threading so you can continue sewing. The clear cover allows you to more easily monitor how much thread remains on the bobbin so you can plan when to stop  and refill the bobbin.

Drop Feed
Many owners of this machine report they use it for quilting. The feed dogs on the Singer 4411 drop below the plate to allow for free-form quilting and top-stitching.

Free Arm
If you have ever tried to finish a hem on slacks or work on collars, cuffs, doll clothes or other small items; you know the importance of having a free arm. Without it your piece stretches over the larger bed which can make it difficult to keep sewing in a smooth straight line.

Snap-on Presser Feet
For those of you who have tried to fit your hands and a small screw driver in a tight space to unscrew a tiny screw without dropping it or pricking your finger on the needle, can especially appreciate the convenience of the snap-on presser feet included with the Singer 4411. There are four feet included with the machine at purchase. As soon as you set up your machine you have the equipment needed to make buttonholes, sew buttons on a garment, sew seams and attach a zipper. Other feet are available for an additional charge.

Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
This feature is a must-have for a sewing machine intended for thick or heavyweight fabrics. Hemming bluejeans or sewing through multiple layers of faux fur for a child’s costume is that much easier when the presser foot rises high enough for all of the material to fit comfortably under it.

Three Needle Positions
The different needle positions allow for easier application of zippers, trims and top-stitching.

 

Reviewer Feedback (Back To Top)

Likes

My third Singer…
“I bought this little guy as a back up for my Singer Quantum 7350. I’m sew a lot of unusual fabrics and am more than a little hard on sewing machines. My daily sewing projects include costuming (vinyl, fur, etc); household uses (curtains, bedding); and formal wear. It never fails that when I’m approaching a deadline on a big project my sewing machine decides it needs to pay a visit to my friendly neighborhood sewing repair shop for a tuneup. It’s about 10 years old now and if you saw what I put it through, you’d understand why. I’ve also dropped it twice.”

Sturdy, basic, reliable, good for heavy home use, not fancy!
“I bought this machine for making quilts. I also purchased a quilting feed pressure walking foot. The machining is great, and doing just what I expected, so far, as I have only been using it 10 days now. With the additional foot, it is doing a great job of huge quilting tasks, and home repairs and clothing. It is heavy enough to stay in place without walking all over, and is very much like the Singer I purchased 20 years ago.”

Very Pleased with This Purchase…
“Purchased this as a Christmas gift for my son in college for repairs, costumes, etc. as an Art major in Design. We both had a chance to use over Christmas and we both agree this machine really works well with a variety of different types of fabric. This is a very nice basic machine for the price and easy to use. A good value for a college student, etc. Very pleased with this purchase.”

 Dislikes

Bobbin Won’t Wind, No Local Repair Shop…
“I’m an experienced sewer and can figure things out quickly from directions, so I didn’t have any problems threading the machine or winding the bobbin at first. Now the 90-day warranty has expired, the bobbin won’t wind. The machine runs, but the bobbin post won’t turn. A gear or a belt inside isn’t working and it must be repaired. Singer customer service confirmed I’m on my own to get it fixed.”

Bottom Line

The Singer 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine is a basic machine that is simple enough for a beginner to use, yet powerful enough to handle projects for the advanced sewer. Whether you want to sew clothes, accessories, pillows, drapes or costumes; the Singer 4411 has the features, speed and power to get the job done.

 

Videos(Back To Top)

 

 

 

Manual and Warranty(Back To Top)

Manual

Click here to download a copy of the instruction manual.

Warranty

The Singer 4411 comes with a limited 25-year warranty on the sewing machine head, limited 2-year warranty on electrical, and limited 90-day warranty on labor.

Click here to review the standard Singer Mechanical Sewing Machine Warranty.

 

Singer 4411 HD Extras(Back To Top)

All of these listed items come in the box with your machine.

  • Seam Ripper / Lint Brush
  • Quilting Guide
  • Needles
  • Thread Spool Caps
  • Bobbins
  • Screwdriver
  • Auxiliary Spool Pin
  • Spool Felt
  • Soft Dust Cover
  • Foot Pedal
  • Power Cord
  • Instruction Manual

4 Snap On Presser Feet included

  • All-Purpose Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  • Buttonhole Foot
  • Button Sewing Foot

 

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