Are you still trying to find that perfect blend of performance and ease of use in a sewing machine? I know, it’s not easy to find such a unicorn when you’re first starting out (or even if you’ve been sewing for a while). That’s why I think you’ll be interested in this sewing machine – and why you have to check out my Singer 4432 review.
Versatile and Gets the Job Done
There’s no doubt about it, this machine gets the job done. A relatively simple manual machine, the Singer 4432 doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles or fancy extras. But that’s okay – it does just fine without them.
This machine is clean, efficient, and easy to use. However, a more experienced sewer could easily use it as a spare, especially if the big fancy machine is in the shop for a tune-up. It’s got everything you need for everyday casual sewing, but it can also take your projects to the next level if you’re looking for a boost.
Its heavy-duty construction provides a solid base for any kind of sewing, even powering through heavyweight materials. It gives you just the right amount of functional options for most projects, and it’s easy to get to them too.
Sturdy and uncomplicated, the Singer 4432 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine boasts the following features:
- 32 Built-in adjustable stitches
- 1-step buttonhole
- Extra included accessories
- Automatic needle threader
- Manual presser foot pressure control
- Stainless steel bedplate
- Clear bobbin cover
- 1,100 stitches-per-minute speed
- Heavy-duty design
- Handy reverse lever
This Machine is Fast
Most home machines can sew at around 700-1200 stitches per minute. The higher the stitches-per-minute ratio, the faster you can crank out hems and tote bags. This is especially handy if you have a large volume of sewing that you need to get done – fast.
The Singer 4432 can perform at 1100 stitches per minute, which means that it is faster than a lot of other home models. You’ll be whipping through those tote bags like nobody’s business!
With this machine, what you see is what you get. The stitches selections are readily available on the front of the machine with clear diagrams to guide you (and there aren’t too many to get confusing). Adjust the length and width easily using the handy wheels on the top of the machine.
Threading the needle requires following handy diagrams, but it’s not difficult. The clear bobbin case on the bottom makes it easy to see when you’re running out of thread.
This machine is efficient where it counts. It has an automatic needle threader, so you’re not squinting and wasting time poking your thread around. It also makes buttonholes a breeze with its automatic one-step buttonhole stitch function.
This machine is heavy and filled with metal – it’s only plastic on the outside. It has a sturdy metal frame and metal base plate, and a combination of metal and plastic gears.
It can handle jeans, canvas, and nearly any thick fabric you throw at it. However, it’s also able to handle more delicate fabrics as well.
Simple Bobbin Design
The Singer 4432 has a top drop-in bobbin like many machines. However, it also has a clear bobbin cover in the stainless steel bedplate.
Having a clear bobbin cover is helpful because you want to be able to see what’s going on down there –before a small problem turns into a big one. It’s also handy to be able to see when you’re about to run out of thread. No need to waste time (or get frustrated!) with a suddenly barren bobbin!
Threading the bobbin is also fairly easy on this machine. Just follow the handy guides on the top of the machine, and if you get stuck – just check the manual. And if you really get stuck, YouTube can help you out.
Pros and Cons of the Singer 4432
Let’s See How it Compares
Singer 4411 vs 4432
The Singer 4411 and the Singer 4432 are very similar machines, as most of them are in this line of Singer sewing machines. They both have a one-step buttonhole function and simple design, although neither of them unfortunately come with a light.
The only significant difference between them is the number of stitch options – the Singer 4432 has 32 built-in stitches, and the 4411 only has 11. Depending on the kind of work you’re looking to do, this isn’t a big deal, but make sure the machine you choose has the right amount of stitch options for your needs.
Singer 4432 vs 5532
The Singer 4432 and the Singer 5532 are nearly identical machines, except for a few differences. They both have 32 built-in stitches and perform at 1,100 stitches per minute.
The 4432 has manual presser foot control, and the 5532 is automatic. Having automatic presser foot control is handy for fabrics that vary in thickness, as you really have to pay attention when dealing with tricky fabrics on the 4432.
The 5532 has a maximum stitch width of 5mm, and the 4432 can extend to 6mm. This sounds like a slight difference, but it can make a big impact depending on your project.
Singer 4432 Accessories
This machine comes with some extra accessories including the following items:
- All-purpose foot
- Zipper foot
- Buttonhole foot
- Button sewing foot
- Seam ripper/lint brush
- Quilting guide
- Spool pin and spool felt
- Soft dust cover
Singer 4432 Review F.A.Q.
What kind of bobbins does this machine use?
The Singer 4432 bobbin is a plastic Class 15. Make sure you buy the correct replacements, or you can do some serious damage to your sewing machine.
Can you use it for quilting?
Sure can! You may have to purchase an additional walking/quilting foot, but it’s heavy-duty enough to handle quilts. Just go slowly, and make sure you have the right settings on your machine before you begin.
What are the different stitch options?
It has 18 decorative stitches, 7 stretch stitches, 6 utility stitches, and 1 buttonhole.
How many needle positions does it have?
This machine has 3 – left, center, and right.
Something’s gone wrong. What can I do?
First and foremost, check your manual. A lot of the time, it’s a simple fix (always check your bobbins!). If you still can’t figure out the problem, head to YouTube. There are tons of tutorials there to solve most of your sewing problems. You’re not alone – it happens to the best of us!