Whether you undertake a lot of sewing projects for personal or professional purposes, the Toyota SL3335 Overlocker machine would make a nice addition to your collection of sewing tools. This machine not only creates beautiful finished edges but also offers a variety of stitches and a few useful features that make sewing fun, easy, and fast.
If you’re in the market for a new Overlocker, then it’s important to weigh your options carefully. One way to make an informed decision is by comparing what different models have to offer in terms of features. With that in mind, the following Toyota SL3335 Overlocker review offers more information on what to expect should you decide to settle for this model.
COMES READY TO USE
The great thing about the Toyota SL3335 is that it comes fully threaded with 4 free cones of white thread. Therefore, you can begin sewing as soon as you take the overlocker out of the box.
For first time users, this is a great feature as it prepares you for the tricky part of threading an overlocker by showing you how a threaded unit should look like. This coupled with the threading diagram on the overlocker and threading guide help make it easy to thread your new Toyota SL3335. What’s more, you can always refer to the included instruction manual when in doubt.
MULTI THREAD SETUP OPTIONS
The Toyota SL3335 is a 2, 3, 4 overlocker. This essentially means you can use a 4, 3, or 2-thread setup when sewing. Having multiple spools of thread to sew with opens you up to a wide range of possibilities. For instance, you can easily tackle thick materials with a 4-thread and 2-needle setup or achieve that perfect, small and neat finish on fine materials with a 3-thread and 1-needle setup.
CAN BE ADJUSTED TO SUIT DIFFERENT PURPOSES
Another cool feature of the Toyota SL3335 is adjustability on almost all aspects of the overlocker. This machine features several adjustable controls including:
- A stitch length control
- A bite width control
- Beehive tension controls for adjusting thread tension
- A differential feed control which assists in achieving even stitches on different fabric types
- A pressure adjuster for the presser foot which enables the overlocker to handle thick fabrics as well as protect delicate ones from damage
With this much freedom in adjusting the various controls of the overlocker, you’ll be able to give all sewing projects a beautiful and professional looking finish. Another great aspect about the adjustable controls and dials is that they are clearly labeled, making it easier for beginners to learn the basic workings of the overlocker.
ALLOWS FOR THE USE OF DIFFERENT SEWING FEET
Aside from the standard presser foot that comes with the Toyota SL3335, there’s a good range of optional accessory feet available on the market that can be used on the machine. These include everything from Blind Hem and Elastic Feet to Gathering and Piping attachments. By investing in these optional accessories, you’ll be able to expand the machine’s sewing capabilities.
FEATURES A BUILT-IN SEWING LIGHT
Although not a make-or-break feature, any individual who has ever worked with an overlocker or sewing machine will agree that illumination of the work area by an in-built source of light is always welcome. This is because the light delivers a good view of the work area thus reducing chances of making damaging or difficult-to-reverse sewing mistakes and also allows you to work in a poorly lit room should the situation demand it. With the Toyota SL3335, you’ll be able to enjoy these 2 benefits as the overlocker’s design includes a built-in sewing light that delivers a good amount of lighting.
- 4 needles
- Threading nets
- Spool adapter
- Foot pedal
- Lint/thread catcher
- Standard presser foot
- A quick start threading guide
- Instruction manual
- The Toyota SL3335 overlocker measures 300 x 230 x 290 mm.
The best bits
- Comes with a detailed manual which features clear instructions that help make it easy to use the overlocker.
- The instruction manual explains what stitch lengths and thread tension settings work on different fabrics.
- Has a carry handle that enables easy transportation.
- Reduces the amount of time needed to complete your sewing projects by allowing you to sew, neaten, and trim away excess seam allowance in one easy operation.
- Converts from over locking to roll hemming at the flick of a switch. Other models require you to change the foot and plate, prolongs the hemming process.
- Allows for the use of 2 threads which is quite uncommon among overlockers in the affordable price range.
- Sews fast and has a maximum speed of 1500spm.
- Does not make a lot of noise during operation.
- Includes a seam tape guide in the standard presser foot.
- Comes with a 15-year warranty on parts and labour.
Consumer ratings: The Toyota SL3335 overlocker has made a lot of sewing enthusiasts very happy buyers. The overlocker has been used by both first-time users as well as experienced sewers who find the machine to be efficient, quiet, versatile, and great at copping with different fabric types. Several users have also commented that the machine is easy to thread and delivers excellent stitch quality. All in all, most users find the Toyota SL3335 a pleasure to work with, which goes to show the level of quality that you should expect from this unit.
So, who should buy the Toyota SL3335 overlocker? Well, whether to buy this unit or pass it on for something else ultimately depends on your budget and the feature set you’re looking for. Based on the features that this model provides, it’s honestly a great pick for anyone in need of a 4-thread Overlocker with decorative hemming capability. For an affordable overlocker, the Toyota SL3335 has a lot more to offer. It’s easy to use and delivers versatile operation that allows you to undertake a wide range of sewing projects. The fact that this overlocker can also be adjusted to suit different sewing tasks is another bonus worth mentioning. Best of all, the Toyota SL3335 has all the practical features you would want in an overlocker (i.e. built-in roll hem, several stitch options, adjustable stitch length, differential feed, variety in sewing setup, and much more.). Therefore, the Toyota SL3335 delivers good value for your money and you won’t be disappointed with your purchase.
Dimensions: 300mm x 230mm x 290mm
Maximum Speed: 1500rpm
Stitch Length: 1 - 5mm
Bite Size: 4 - 6mm
Overedge Width: 4.5 mm
Power: 90W 220-240V, 50Hz
GUARANTEE - PARTS & LABOUR + SERVICING
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FREE SERVICING OFFER
We include a NO COST SERVICE up to once a year. We only ask that you as the customer cover the carriage cost for the return of the machine to one of our service centres.
If you would like your machine sent to us (mainland UK only), we can arrange a return service via courier. We then service your machine and redeliver your machine back to you. The total cost of this service is £30 inc. return postage. This represents a huge saving as the cost of getting a sewing machine serviced locally around the country normally ranges from £60 to £100. If you are local to us you can of course bring your machine in to our service centre at no cost.
Please keep the original box and internal packaging your machine arrived in if you wish for us to arrange the return your machine during the guarantee period*.
Agency models are machines that we sell on behalf of Janome, Elna and Brother the guarantee for these machines vary from 1 to 3 years parts and labour only.
Our guarantee gives you fantastic peace of mind when buying your new sewing machine. If your machine needs to come into us for attention for any reason, within the first 6 months of purchase carriage is free of charge. After the first 6 months, we ask you as the customer to cover the carriage cost for the return of the machine to one of our service centres. We can arrange carriage with our couriers for £30 (collection and return) on the condition that you have the original packaging.
Guarantees from the Manufacturers
Our Machines are brand new and have a full manufacturer’s warranty. Registration may be required. Manufacturers warranties normally vary between 2 years and 5 years and will be confirmed within each product listing.
Our extended guarantee on selected models
Benefit from our extended parts and labour guarantee selected models. When purchasing a selected new machine from us, you're safe in the knowledge that you can buy with peace of mind.
What's covered? Electrical and mechanical components - as per the manufacturers Guarantee.
What's not covered? Naturally this extended cover excludes wilful damage, misuse, overuse and commercial use. Consumable items such as but not limited to foot pedals, belts, bulbs, bobbin cases, needle plates and needles are also not covered as per the manufacturer's guarantee.
OPTIONAL SERVICE PLAN
An additional optional extension to this guarantee which includes free return via courier & re-delivery for the lifetime of this guarantee + servicing up to once a year is available at the current one-off cost of £79.95 (for machines up to £999 - full value of guarantee £199.95) and can be added at the point of sale or within 6 months of purchase.
Important Notice re. Business use
With the exception of industrial machines, or where specified on your invoice, we do not guarantee any machine for any business use. Our guarantee is for domestic home use only. We also offer an educational use guarantee between 2 and 5 years depending on the model(s) chosen, when the machine is to be used within an educational setting. This valid for purchases by schools, colleges, university and local authorities. If you are a charity, please inform us at the time of purchase and we will advise on the guarantee we can provide depending on the use of the machines.
Authorised service centres
Our engineers are trained sewing machine mechanics who are certified by the brands we supply. As a condition of our guarantee, you may only use our service centres and engineers to perform maintenance and/or repairs on your product. Please seek permission prior to taking the machine to another engineer. If you take your machine to an unauthorised engineer, you may void your warranty. If you have a local service centre you wish to use, please discuss this with our service team.
All our new sewing machines undergo a pre-delivery factory inspection and are tested for your assurance. You can be confident that your machine will reach you, ready to tackle the toughest tasks, straight from the box.
What happens if my new machine arrives faulty or becomes faulty?
If for some reason your new machine is found to be in need of attention due to problems caused through faulty components, for a period of 6 months we will arrange a carriage-paid return label. We will then repair and return your machine - available to UK mainland customers only. If you are outside of the UK mainland, please return the machine via a carrier of your choice to one of our service centres and it will be returned to you free of charge. We cannot reimburse costs incurred for return by your own carrier.
Please contact us first as all repair/returns must be authorised prior to being sent. We will send you a returns form to complete so your repair/return can be authorised.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please keep the original box and internal packaging your machine arrived in if you wish for us to arrange the return your machine during the guarantee period*.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory consumer rights
New Industrial, professional and commercial sewing machines are covered for 1 year return to base guarantee - we cannot arrange a courier for these items. Ironing presses marked professional or HD are domestic machines however are covered with a 6 month guarantee when used for business purposes.
The extended guarantee is only offered to the original purchaser and is not transferrable.
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We aim to deliver orders of in stock items within 1 - 5 working days.
Please note that due to increased demand for Sewing Machines and Overlockers whilst the British Sewing Bee series is on TV, some deliveries of popular models may take longer than usual. If your item is of an urgent nature, please inform us when placing your order as we may be able to prioritise it.
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AGENCY MODELS (sent directly from manufacturers)
BROTHER - Many Brother models are sent directly from Brother. Please allow 1-5 working days for delivery. Machines priced £599 or above are specially ordered in and may take 5-14 days for delivery. VR, PR and XV models are delivered to our showroom and then redelivered by our own couriers to your home or work - please allow 5-21 days for these models.
JANOME - Please allow 5-7 working days for delivery of Janome products - out of stock items / preorders please see delivery information in the title of the product.
PFAFF & VIKING HUSQVARNA - Most models from these brands are sent directly from mainland Europe as special order items. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. Please note we are expecting delays of some items due to a planned warehouse move in March to April - please contact us for up to date delivery information for these brands.
SHOWROOM MODELS / EX-DISPLAY MODELS - These machines are tested by sewing machine engineers prior to being sent and may not be dispatched straight away - please allow up to 14 days for delivery.
ADJUSTOFORM - Dress forms are made to order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
TOYOTA - Please allow 5-10 working days for delivery
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Please note that if you order more than one product, they may arrive separately - even if advertised as part of a bundle. This is due to the fact that we operate several warehouses and some stock is delivered directly from the manufacturer.
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Delivering Outside UK
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If you wish to provide delivery instructions after placing your order, please contact us as soon as possible quoting order number.
These are delivered by pallet at a cost of £65. Please note these items can be heavy and will may require 2 people to unload into your premises. Failed deliveries will not be refunded.
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