My Review of the Singer Promise 1409

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Alexandra's Quick Notes

The Singer Promise 1409 is an entry-level Singer sewing machine. The machine is very light, which means it is easy to transport. Although the number of stitches is fairly limited, the 1409 comes with a good range of accessories, including a darning plate which allows for freemotion sewing.

The Pros

  • Well designed machine
  • Comes with good range of accessories
  • Portable

The Cons

  • Limited stitch selection

Singer Promise 1409 Overview

The Singer Promise 1409 is one of Singer's many machines targeted at beginners. Weighing in at just 4.9kg, it is one of the lightest of the entry-level machines I have reviewed. This makes it a suitable choice for those looking for a machine which can easily be taken to classes, for example.

The range of stitches which are available on the 1409 is rather limited, particularly when compared to the Tesco Ej09. If you expect to be using a lot of decorative stitches, this is not the machine for you.

The Promise 1409 has a 70 W motor which is mid-range compared to the other beginner machines I have reviewed, but less powerful than the 85 W motor of the similar Singer 1507 machine.

I find the design of the Promise 1409 to be more pleasing than most other machines.

Fortunately the pressure of the presser foot can be adjusted using a dial on top of the machine, which is not the case for the Brother LS14. This may be useful if working with particularly thick or thin fabrics, as you will have more control.

Stitches

The following stitches are available with the Singer Promise 1409:

Singer Promise 1409 Stitches

Accessories

In additional to needles and bobbins, the Promise 1409 comes with the following accessories:

  • All Purpose Foot
  • Buttonhole Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  • Button Sewing Foot
  • Seam Ripper
  • Edge/Quilting Guide
  • Darning Plate

For such an inexpensive machine, this is quite an impressive range of accessories.

Features

The Promise 1409 sewing machine has the following features:

  • 9 Stitches
  • 4-Step Buttonhole
  • Front Load Bobbin
  • 70 W Motor

Gallery

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Feature Comparison

ModelSinger Promise 1409 Sewing Machine
Singer Promise 1409
John Lewis JL110 Sewing Machine
John Lewis JL110
Singer Model 1507 Sewing Machine
Singer Model 1507
Brother LS14 Sewing Machine
Brother LS14
Tesco Ej09 Sewing Machine
Tesco Ej09
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Stitches 9 14 8 14 19
Buttonhole 4-step 4-step 4 Step 4-step 4-step
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
32 x 40 x 18 cm 33 x 44 x 22 cm 35 x 44 x 22 cm 37 x 44 x 19 cm 33 x 38 x 17 cm
Bobbin Type Front Load Front Load Front Load Top Load Top Load
Weight 4.9 kg 6.0 kg 7.5 kg 6.0 kg 6.1 kg
Motor Power 70 W 85 W 85 W 50 W -
Presser Feet Included All Purpose Foot
Buttonhole Foot
Zipper Foot
Button Sewing Foot
All Purpose Foot
Buttonhole Foot
All Purpose Foot
Buttonhole Foot
Zipper Foot
Button Sewing Foot
All Purpose Foot
Buttonhole Foot
Zipper Foot
All Purpose Foot
Buttonhole Foot
Zipper Foot
Button Sewing Foot
Other Accessories Included Seam Ripper
Seam Guide
Darning Plate
Seam Ripper
Darning Plate
Seam Ripper
Edge/Quilting Guide
Darning Plate
- Seam Ripper
Seam Guide
Darning Plate