SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine with Metal Frame and Stainless Steel Bedplate

SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine with Metal Frame and Stainless Steel Bedplate

  • 23 built-in stitches: 6 basic stitches, 4 stretch stitches, 12 decorative stitches, 1 Buttonhole
  • Automatic needle threader; top drop-in bobbin
  • 1,100 stitches per minute; 60Percent stronger motor
  • Stainless steel bed plate; heavy duty metal Frame; Snap-On Presser feet
  • Fully automatic 1-step Buttonhole: make beautiful buttonholes automatically in 1 easy step
  • Extra-High Sewing Speed of 1,100 stitches per minute gives you professional speed for faster results
  • Heavy Duty Interior Metal Frame ensures that the machine remains still for skip-free sewing
  • Stainless Steel Bed Plate provides smooth fabric feed for even sewing
  • 23 Built-In Stitches – essential, stretch, decorative, 1 automatic 4-step buttonhole
  • Automatic Needle Threader and Easy-to-Load Top Drop-In Bobbin System with Clear Cover. 110 volt machine designed for United States and Canadian use only

With a Heavy-Duty Metal Frame, Stainless Steel Bedplate, Extra-High Sewing Speed and Powerful Motor, the SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty can sew through just about anything you throw at it. Whether you’re looking to make garment alterations or to start a new project from scratch, the 4423 Heavy Duty is an easy-to-use and versatile machine. Its automatic needle threader is sewing’s biggest timesaver, and the machine’s 1,100-stitches-per-minute speed allows you to bring your creative ideas to life quickly

List Price: $ 163.85

Price: $ 145.99

3 Comments/Reviews

  • S. Eaton "Higher Educator" says:
    2,260 of 2,294 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Love this machine. Great value. Not fancy., January 31, 2011
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    S. Eaton “Higher Educator” (Chicago, Illinois USA) –
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    I have a Pfaff quilters machine that died and needs parts. It is going to cost about double the cost of this machine to repair it. So I figured what the heck. I’ve been sewing since grade school in the 1960s and have used all sorts of machines. I also worked at a fabric store for a number of years. I have some advice for the beginner. Various reviews of this machine complain about some problems I thought I’d speak to here.

    This is a nice little machine. Initially even I had trouble with it. Discovered that the threading instruction picture in the instruction book is a bit tricky. Don’t forget to thread the little bracket that is above the needle. It is step 7 in the book, but not obvious in the picture and not obvious on the machine. The thread first goes through the fairly obvious metal holder in step six, then it needs to go in that little tiny bracket, a small piece of metal that is laying on top of the needle mount. If you don’t thread that, the thread will ball up underneath and mess up your sewing and lock up. I suggest stopping at a Joann Fabrics where they sell this machine and ask someone to show you if you can’t find it. that’s what I ended up doing.

    Also for the beginner, Singer machines in particular can also tangle the thread if you don’t gently hold the ends at the beginning of a seam. Sometimes, it will pull the thread down into the bobbin area and lock up. This is solved simply by holding the ends for the first couple of stitches. Eventually, after you’ve had to rip out a few balled up seams, you remember.

    I made a heavy vinyl pouch with it as my first project, and it handled the vinyl really well. The feeddogs struggled a bit with the weight of the fabric, pulling it out of line, so I had to put the weight of the fabric on a chair so it didn’t pull. Another tip for the beginner, always stop the machine with the needle in the fabric. You do this by stopping and quickly turning the wheel to get that needle back in the fabric.

    Another tip here to any new sewer. First take the original needle out of that machine and throw it away. You have no idea what kind of shape it is in. Open the packet of needles that are in the little door in the free arm and use a fresh needle. Sharp needles are critical to any project. And they only stay sharp for a few projects at most.

    When you are working with heavy fabric like vinyl or denim, you need to use a heavy duty needle, especially if you are going through four layers of denim. Check them out at the fabric store. Get the type of needle that matches your type of fabric. If you are not sure, ask. And sew through the thick parts very slowly, sometimes you may need to manually insert the needle and pull it up to get through a lot of layers properly to get the machine going. Take your time.

    Knits need different needles, sometimes, a ballpoint needle that passes between fibers instead of splitting them as you sew. Fine fabrics also need different needles and they must be very sharp.

    Whenever the stitching balls up under your piece, it is likely because the top or bobbin is threaded wrong. Make sure the thread is coming off the bobbin with the loose thread pointing to the left. It can be a bad needle. It can be a tension problem or a bad match between needle and fabric. If the stitches seem really tight, the tension can be turned a half number either way and solve the problem, but only after you have ruled out the other problems. IT happens to the best of us so don’t get discouraged. Imagine me going into my old store to have them show me how to thread a machine. : )

    Beyond all that, I liked sewing with this machine. it is relatively quiet, and does sew fast. This will be great for doing piecing for quilts. It isn’t the quality of my Pfaff, which is all metal (the skin of this machine is plastic) and doesn’t have a lot of fancy stitches, but it is a great value for what it does do and does execute well for all I’ve done so far. And perfect for a beginner sewer, or someone who only needs a machine once in awhile to hem pants or take care of odd little projects or someone like me who was going through withdrawal when her machine dies and is going to take some time to get fixed.

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  • sew_so says:
    1,416 of 1,476 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not exactly “Heavy Duty”, September 9, 2010
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    sew_so

    This review is from: SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine with Metal Frame and Stainless Steel Bedplate (Kitchen)
    I purchased the Singer 4423 Heavy Duty because I wanted a more powerful replacement for my older but reliable Singer sewing machine. I wanted to able to sew a variety of projects using denim, canvas, leather, or other heavy fabrics with better results than what I was currently getting. I liked the simple design and straightforward operation of the 4423. It has a good selection of stitches (both functional and decorative) and some other nice-to-have features like adjustable needle position, automatic threader, and the one-step button hole which I was especially excited about. The other “Heavy Duty” Singers don’t have these features.
    When I started using it, the first thing I noticed was the less-than-stellar quality of some of the decorative stitches, but I figured that it wasn’t really a big deal because I do a lot of hand embroidery and don’t use those stitches that often. I decided to do a little “test project” on the machine: a zippered pouch with denim lining. The machine ran quickly and quietly on the pima cotton shell and putting the zipper in was a breeze. I was disappointed, however, with how poorly the machine handled the multiple layers of denim in the lining. It started knocking loudly and a few times stopped completely when sewing over a bulky seam, i.e. the feed dogs couldn’t pull the fabric through. I rethreaded the machine, adjusted the stitch length, tension, and anything else I could think of that would be cause for “operator error”. It didn’t help. I guess the machine just isn’t as powerful as they chalk it up to be.
    I would recommend this machine as an excellent starter for a beginning seamstress. It’s a bit more substantial than most of the other “entry level” machines but still has those nice features I mentioned earlier without a very big price tag.
    For anyone who wants a TRUE heavy duty machine…this is not for you. I would recommend upgrading to a non-heavy duty machine in a better brand. That is, if you can afford it. I ended up buying a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 118. 9 layers of denim, no problem! It was significantly more expensive than this Singer model, but for me, it’s been worth the investment.
    Hope this helps!

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  • Amazon Customer "Roving Poet" says:
    613 of 651 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My third Singer, May 23, 2011
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    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.

    I will admit, I don’t actually expect this Singer to be a ‘heavy-duty’ machine. Not my definition of heavy-duty anyway. Not for this price. What I do expect is something that will be reliable, no frills, and hold up to my abuse. I think that’s what I’ve got. It has only been three days and I have already made a monk’s robe and caught up on my minor repair work. The needle had to be changed immediately. I don’t know why, but sewing machines always seem to come with sub par, blunt needles. Once I had, it was humming along smoothly in minutes. It threads just like the other two Singers I’ve owned and sews a nice straight, tight stitch. It’s also not as loud as some of the other reviews have said, but that may be just because I’ve always tended to go for the more basic, utilitarian models rather than fancy electronics and 100 stitch patterns that I’ll never use and am used to a little noise when I sew.

    All in all, I’m very pleased so far. I’ll update this review if that changes! Happy sewing ladies and gents.

    UPDATE (August 29th 2011): I might have to eat my words about this not really being ‘heavy duty.’ I sewed quite a bit of light to medium weight leather this past weekend and it didn’t so much as hiccup. Bravo Singer!

    (Be sure to use the right type of needles if you plan on doing this. Universal needles will not perform well with leather no matter how tough the machine. :))

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