Singer Superb EM200 Review

Singer is a name synonymous with sewing machines. They have been producers of quality sewing machines for many years. In fact, the first machines were produced by the company in the 1800s. Their machines have come a long way since then and the EM200 is one of the newer offerings.

This is a dedicated embroidery machine which has no standard sewing function. The EM200 is aimed at both the beginner and the enthusiast.

Reputation alone does not guarantee a product is fit for purpose. Let’s take a look at some of the features this machine offers.

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The Singer Superb EM200 includes many features. It has hoops which are easy to maneuver and provide excellent visibility of your work.

This sturdy computerized device has dual voltage outlets, both 100 and 200, so you can easily take your machine with you and use it when traveling abroad. It’s backed by a 25-year limited warranty on parts but not labor.

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Features

The EM200 has 200 built-in embroidery designs accessed via the backlit LCD touch screen. It also has 6 alphabet options and some monogram designs. If that is not enough, further designs can be purchased and uploaded via the USB connection.

It operates at 700 stitches per minute, this speed means it takes less time to complete your embroidery projects.

Automated functions such as needle threading, thread tension, and thread cutting make using the machine easier. It will also wind the bobbin whilst you are stitching which negates stopping and starting half way through a project. There is even an upper thread sensor which warns you before your thread runs out.

This machine, being purposely designed for embroidery, has a very large work area and two sizes of snap hoop to choose from. The larger hoop measures 10” by 6” and the smaller 4” by 4”. This is more versatile when you want to complete larger embroidery pieces.

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The built in LED lighting is a bonus when you want to work in dimly lit areas. It will highlight your stitches and save you straining your eyes.

An easy to follow instruction manual is included. You also have the option of social media support from other sewing enthusiasts to give you help and tips. Singer have their own media support channels offering tutorial videos including presser feet training, installing a bobbin, and threading advice.

The following YouTube video gives you a brief overview of the machine and some of the embroidery it can produce.

 

The Positives

Some other embroidery machines are limited by the size of their hoops and the work space available. This machine offers the opportunity to work on larger projects without the hassle of moving your work all the time to fit the restraints of the machine.

Beginners will be able to move to larger embroideries with ease and experienced users won’t be compromised when working on bigger designs.

The automated features, such as bobbin winding and needle threading, allow more time for creativity and stitching.

The machine is compact and easy to set up, enabling you to work wherever you want and because of its compact size you’ll have no trouble finding some space in your storage cupboard for when it’s not in use.

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The Negatives

As with everything in life, not everyone finds everything perfect, and there are inevitably negatives to be found. Some users report difficulties with some aspects of the machine’s functions, or functions they wish had been included.

There are occasions when the bobbin winder does not work efficiently and the thread gets tangled.

Another issue related to the bobbin is that there’s no sensor which warns you when the thread is about to run out. This sometimes causes needles to break and threads to jam.

While the large hoop is a major positive, the lack of a medium-sized hoop negates the ability to work on projects which are too big for the smaller hoop, but do not have enough fabric to fit the larger hoop.

Some find the LCD touch screen frustrating when changing thread color or when working out the dimensions and position of a design. In saying that, many have found that with a little trial and error and using the instruction manual, they have managed to iron out any issues they had.

Is the Singer EM200 a Good Investment?

This embroidery machine has many positives, especially the large work area and easy-to-use hoops. The LCD touch screen, variety of designs, and automatic features make it an efficient and versatile embroidery tool.

The experienced enthusiast might find this machine reasonably easy to use straight out of the box.

Beginners have the advantage of tutorials from Singer, and the support of other users on social media. The upshot appears to be that it’s worth the time spent studying the instruction manual and getting things in order first to be able to produce quality work on the EM200.

On the whole though, the negatives outweigh the positives, and much as we tried to like this product we can’t bring ourselves to give it a glowing recommendation.

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  • SINGER SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Superb EM200 Embroidery Sewing Machine has 200 Embroidery Designs and 6 Alphabet Options which expands...
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER: Simply guide the thread directly from the spool to the needle area through a single groove and thread the needle...
  • SEWING SPEED: The SINGER Superb EM200 has a maximum sewing speed of 700 stitches-per-minute, so projects can be sewn quickly

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