I recently purchased the Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 after my old Singer sewing machine kicked the bucket. I decided to buy the Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 from Sears because I had just purchased my kitchen appliances there and had a really good experience.
The Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 has 74 stitch functions. As with most sewing machines, a simple stitch knob on the side controls this option. I am going on about the stitch options on the Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 because it leads to one of my favorite features of this sewing machine.
When you turn the stitch knob on the Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 a small guide on the front of the sewing machine tells you’re the reminded stitch length and width you should use with that particular stitch.
My last sewing machine did not tell you which stitch length and width to use and I was always a little baffled by this. I would call myself a beginning to beginning intermediate sewer and any help I can get from a good sewing machine is much appreciated.
The Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 costs about $250. A mentioned before you can find Kenmore products at Sears. Often the Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 will go on sale, so keep an eye out. I also found that I had to wait on the delivery of my sewing machine because they had sold out at the store.
Overall, I found the Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 to be a great sewing machine. The feeder is smooth. I also sew a ton of retro looking purses, so I need a sewing machine that has plenty of room for wood purse handles to fit through the sewing machine. My last sewing machine was not very large and I had tons of pre planning to do when sewing a purse handle into place on it.
There is a great carrying handle on top of the Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221, which is very sturdy and perfect if you need to travel with r carry your sewing machine.
Oh, the Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 also has a cool drop in bobbin feature. No more craning your next down below the machine and trying to see the details of the bobbin in the shadows! I love this feature.
Finally, one of the more interesting features of the Kenmore Sewing Machine Model 16221 to me is that the spool of thread actually lays on its side on top of the sewing machine. You have to have a small plastic cover to slip on and hold the spool of thread in place. It works fine, but I would not loose that little plastic cover if you can not get t to work with out buying a new one.