If you love sewing, and need a combined ability of sewing and embroidery in one machine, and if you’re short on space, we’re about to tell you all the details you need to cover all of the above needs and more; the Singer Legacy SE300.
Who is Singer?
Singer sewing machines have been around since the 1850s. Isaac Merritt Singer and Edward ClarkestablishedSinger in 1851 in New York City.
Singer was the first company that invented the practical sewing machine. Singer has been at the forefront of the sewing machines industry and to this day it’s still one of the leading companies in the market.
What is the Singer Legacy SE300?
Building upon Singer’s years of experience and being a market leader, Singer was determined to enter the new digital era. Presenting Singer Legacy SE300; a smart and a new sewing and embroidery machine loaded with all the features you hope for.
An LCD touchscreen with a preloaded easy to use software gives the machine the “smart” bit.
Along with 250 built-in stitches, and extra large embroidery work area, all of this gives flexibility and provides you with the help needed – whether you’re a beginner or an expert – to transform your canvas into artwork.
Review of Singer Legacy SE300
In this section, we’ll go deeper into the product’s build-up and all relevant details.
What’s in the box?
- Two Snap-on hoops
- Large embroidery hoop (10¼” x 6″)
- Small embroidery hoop (4″ x 4″)
- 11 Snap-on feet
- General purpose foot
- Satin stitch foot
- Overcasting foot
- Blind hem foot
- Zipper foot
- Buttonhole foot with underplate
- Straight stitch foot
- Button sewing foot
- Open toe foot
- Embroidery foot
- Parallel sewing foot
- Quilting bar
- Thread spool net
- Spool pin felt
- Needle plate screwdriver
- Seam ripper
- Lint brush
- Thread spool caps
- Auxiliary spool pin
- Pack of needles
- USB embroidery stick
Singer Legacy SE300 Specs
- Dimensions: 20.2 x 8 x 12.2 inches
- Weight: 18.6 lbs.
- Stitches: 250 built-in stitches
- Speed: 800 stitches per minute
- Computerized/Mechanic: Computerized
- Bobbin: Drop-in bobbin
- Warranty: 25-year warranty
- Amps (0.46)
- Watts (55)
- Volts (110V or 220V)
Singer Legacy SE300 Machine Parts and Design
- Color: White exterior with a grey base
- Hand wheel
- Top lid: includes drop-in bobbin compartment and thread paths for winding the bobbin and threading the machine
- LCD touchscreen
- Steel needle plate and sewing presser foot
- A detachable accessories tray that slides from the side right under the metal plate
- Embroidery unit to be attached in place of the accessories tray to do embroidery, the unit also includes a storage compartment to hold extra stuff
- USB socket outlet
- On/Off switch
Key features of Singer Legacy SE300
Automatic Needle Threader
This feature is awesome. It helps you thread the machine starting at the thread spool and ending within the needle’s eye in a few seconds. Just follow the threading lines and use the built-in needle threader. It can’t be any easier. No more eye strain or wasted time.
Automatic Thread Tension
The machine calculates the amount of thread tension required for the fabric you’re sewing keeping the stitches even and balanced.
7.8-inch Sewing Space
The distance between the needle and the main part of the machine is adequate for you to do large sewing projects.
Large Embroidery Area
The provided two hoops with the 10¼” x 6″ and the 4″ x 4″ sizes will help you do large and small embroidery projects with ease and precision.
Snap-on Presser Feet
With 10 types of presser feet, you can easily remove and attach different feet to match your desired sewing technique.
Stitching Speed and Control
You can decrease or increase the stitching speed with the touch of a button. The machine speed can be up to 800 sewing stitches per minute and up to 700 embroidery stitches per minute.
You can set the needle to stop in the up or down position either manually with a touch of a button, or automatically by setting the program to a preferred position once sewing is stopped.
No need for foot control. You can start and stop sewing by touching a button.
Adjustable Stitch Width and Length
You can adjust the width of a stitch to be narrower or wider, and also set the distance between the stitches as you see fit. You’ll have more flexibility to handle the fabric while the machine will keep the stitches density intact.
Built-In Thread Cutter
With a touch of a button, you can trim both the bobbin and upper thread and start sewing again on the spot without the need to remove or adjust anything.
Through a clear and a large size touch screen you can easily view and change sewing and embroidery settings.
Easy Embroidery Design Transfer
You have the ability to choose from 200 embroidery designs, 131 on the USB stick and 69 preloaded to the machine. You can upload any embroidery design from your PC to the USB stick, plug it and select the design you want and voila, your artwork is on its way.
250 Built-in Stitches
The machine comes with 250 stitches patterns you can select from.
- 7 stretch stitches
- 8 basic stitches
- 10 one-touch basic stitches
- 14 fully automatic buttonholes
- 18 satin stitches
- 22 quilting stitches
- 23 elongation stitches
- 30 heirloom stitches
- 118 decorative stitches
Built-in Lettering and fonts
The machine provides six alphabet options and two embroidery fonts to open up the artistic capability for monogramming and adding phrases on fabrics.
Select your desired pattern and with a touch of a button, you can mirror it horizontally or vertically as required with no hassle, keeping both the size and arrangement in neat formation.
Don’t strain your eyes, multiple led lights are installed around the needle to prevent shadows and give you a clear view of the sewing and embroidery areas.
The machine will give you a warning before the upper thread runs out.
Independent Bobbin Winding
A separate winding motor will help you wind the bobbin without stopping embroidering or starting from scratch to rethread the machine.
Important Details & Quick Tips: Getting the Best out of Singer Legacy SE300
Once you fully setup the machine please note that the default setting is for sewing, if you’ll use it for embroidery then change the settings and add the needed parts accordingly.
It’s always recommended to use the provided class 15 transparent bobbins and you shouldn’t swap them with metal bobbins or any other kind.
Make use of the embroidery designs available on the USB stick, you’ll see the real size and get helpful information on the color count and color order.
Watch the video playlist provided by Singer Sewing Company youtube channel, you’ll have a good kickstart and get to know all the basic functionalities.
To keep the machine in good shape get a sewing case to prevent dust from accumulation.
You need to regularly update the complementary software to get additional functionalities and designs.
What We Like
- It’s easy to set up. With clear instructions and available online resources you can set up the machine and start work in less than an hour
- It’s practical and functional. The 250 stitches and 200 embroidery designs are more than enough for you to be creative and do different projects. The ability to download designs from the internet and upload them to the machine through the USB means the sky’s the limit
- It’s effective and efficient. With LED lights, thread paths outline, automated needle threading, LCD touch screen, and other perks you’ll save time and effort
- It’s quiet. It’s a very stable and sturdy machine, providing smooth operation and minimum noise level so working day or night will cause no issues with the neighbors
- With the large hoop, extra space is available for embroidery which enables you to tackle larger projects
What We Don’t Like
- The variety of stitches and designs along with the many different settings may overwhelm beginners
- The preloaded designs don’t have varying themes
- The price is a bit on the expensive side
Should you buy Singer Legacy SE300?
The Singer Legacy SE300 will cater to beginners and veteran users. Its various functionalities, ease of use, and high-quality results, all provide the basis to be recommended as the sewing machine for you to buy and keep.
Other models might suit you if
- You’re a brand new embroider or it’s the first attempt to sew using a machine you might want to think of a more basic machine
- You’ve got a budget constraint you can get a more affordable machine with lower functionality
- You already have a sewing machine and you need a separate embroidery one
- You own a business and need an industrial machine of much larger output capability
Singer Legacy SE300 Not For You?
Here are some alternatives:
- Brother SE600 combination machine: for novice embroiders and new to sewing, this machine is very easy to use with all the built-in designs and the ability to add new designs the whole family can give it a try and start to build up their expertise step by step
- EverSewn Sparrow X Next-Generation: with a WiFi ability and a dedicated app you can use your smartphone to upload embroidery designs and monitor your machine’s performance. It provides an easy to follow instructions
Wrapping up Singer Legacy SE300 Review
It’s a high-end home user sewing machine with a steep price tag, however, with all the extras provided, the user-friendly design, and all of the convenient functionalities, the Singer Legacy SE300 is a practical yet appealing machine. It will evidently help a beginner to quickly grasp the beauty of sewing and embroidering and will open new frontiers to the expert.