SKU: S1306

This sewing machine gives beginning sewers and hobbyists just enough features to get their creativity off the ground. Features including 6 built-in stitches and easy threading. The perfect machine for a beginner sewer!

(8 customer reviews)


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This sewing machine gives beginning sewers and hobbyists just enough features to get their creativity off the ground. Features including 6 built in stitches and easy threading. The perfect machine for a beginner sewer.


  • 6 Built-in Stitches including 4 basic, decorative stitch and 1 buttonhole
  • 12 Stitch functions
  • 1 Fully automatic 4-step buttonhole
  • Heavy Duty metal frame
  • Simple stitch selection in one Step!
  • Easy threading
  • Thread Cutter
  • 3 Snap on Presser Feet
  • Extra high presser foot lifter
  • Front loading bobbin
  • Auto tension
  • Reverse operation
  • Instruction manual
  • Free arm
  • Built-in storage
  • LED light
  • Coloured carton
  • 1 year limited warranty

Included Accessories

  • General all purpose foot
  • Zipper foot
  • Buttonhole foot
  • Darning plate
  • Pack of needles
  • Bobbins (Class 15, plastic)
  • Spool pin felt
  • Screwdrivers
  • Brush / seam ripper
  • Twin Spools

8 reviews for Start 1306

  1. Luke

    Amazing first sewing machine

  2. Katrina Hansen

    Awesome machine. So compact and extremely easy to use. I had no problem at all loading the bobbin or threading the machine and I am a complete novice.
    Look forward to creating some magic with this machine.

  3. Billy

    Awesome machine for a begginer. Purchased at an amazing price and extremely easy to use. Threading done on the first go without an issue. Being so easy to use in all regards makes it very encouraging for first time user and definitely a keeper!

  4. Pree

    I purchased this machine in Jan 2019 and I am a BEGINNER sewer. For this price (purchased at Spotlight), you cant go wrong. Of course there are other more high end machines around, but this little guy will give you everything you need to get started. I have only made very simple things so far, but just love how easy this is to use. You also have options for a range of snap on presser feet to make life easy for tricky tasks. I just sewed my first button hole with the included attachment – AMAZING!! It was so easy compared to my previous machine ca.1960 (Singer brand, and still going VERY strong)…personally, this new Start machine is just what you need to get started in sewing today. I hope that this will be a fun, lifelong journey and can’t wait to get better 😋. Thanks for making this cost accessible entry machine, Singer – I for one, love it!

  5. Cheryl good

    I bought this machine because I have always wanted to learn to sew. I had left over material from covering kitchen chairs and decided I wanted porch curtains to match. made it through with a few novice bloopers but curtains look good. When coronavirus is over and fabric shop opens Im planning on other projects. I love the convenience of the small machine.

  6. Bianca K

    I am an experienced sewer with two high-end machines in my separate sewing studio but wanted a simple machine for quick repairs or patchwork straight piecing in the house, something I could tuck in a cupboard when not in use. This was a bargain price from Spotlight with plenty of included accessories and delivered in only 2 days. This is a solid machine, a good small size and weight, probably a bit larger than I was expecting.
    All the stitches and bobbin winder worked well from the start, though it was quite noisy. After a couple of weeks of use, it has ‘run in’ nicely, and is quieter and smoother.
    I only have a couple of issues with this machine. Obviously, for the price, it doesn’t have an automatic needle down feature – that’s fine, except that the flywheel is very small, very stiff and very slippery, so lowering or raising the needle all the time really gets painful on your hands.
    I have had to wrap it in foam grip tape. Likewise, the accessory drawer is very stiff to get in and out. Also if you want this machine for patchwork, the stitch lengths are just a touch out: the short length is too short, and the mid-length just a bit too long.
    But this is a small compromise for what seems to be a sturdy, well made little machine.

  7. Mrs Karen Board

    I like this machine. It is very compact and easy to use. It is like old times getting on sewing again it comes naturally to me because I have got a lot of experience behind me in sewing. It makes life so much easier when you can mend yourself instead of going to a mender to fix your clothes.
    It could come at a better time it was in my budget and being on low money, I treated myself something nice for a change. I have previously had a sewing machine which I had when was fifteen years old. It was a Piaf sewing machine which my mum bought for me when I was young but it broke down so I had to buy a new one.
    I did my research on which one to buy on a budget which I have done and I am so happy with the results. It runs smoothly and it is easier to use for any beginner who is starting out on their sewing skills. The manual is also easy to follow.
    Once you have been sewing for over 40 years or more it is all because my loving parents encouraged me to learn different skills by putting them into practice

  8. Sharon

    I originally bought mine in 2019 and LOVE it. I’m only at a “beginner’s level”, just doing basic hemming, but want to start making clothing from simple patterns and know that this will just suit me fine.

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