Singer 8280 Electronic Sewing Machine Reviews

Singer 8280 Electronic Sewing Machine

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  • Singer 2639, Just Stay Away People, Just Stay Away

    Jun 18, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great variety of stitches
    Cons: faulty parts!! faulty parts!!

    Summary: My first sewing machine. One would hope the experience would be fun. Unfortunately with this machine, my experience has only been frustrating. I thought this sewing machine had potential, but I was wrong. What You Get The Singer Model ... read more

  • Very good for the money

    Sep 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple, strong, reliable.
    Cons: None really, if you read the manual.

    Summary: I was looking for a cheap but reliable machine on the internet, and was all settled on buying a Brother. Then one day I found a sewing store in my town, and the cheapest they had was this Singer. I came back home, and read the reviews, and decided to ... read more

  • Experience Sewer, Basic Starter Machine

    Aug 6, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use and has all required features to sew a great outfit.
    Cons: Plastic Bobbins - NEVER USE. Need to purchase metal bobbins.

    Summary: I have been sewing for over 10 years now starting with my mothers singer machine. I received this one as my own personal machine since I was borrowing my mothers too many times. Before I began to sew on it I read through all reviews on the machine ... read more

  • Follow Directions & you'll LOVE it.

    May 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All NECESSARY function in an affordable package
    Cons: No basting stitch if you need one

    Summary: SHORT VERSION: My first impression when I began sewing was that using this machine was so much easier and simpler and SMOOTHER than my old expensive Necchi. In general, I have hated sewing, but using this machine made sewing FUN. I am now looking ... read more

  • Pretty Good For the Money

    Jan 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, instructional DVD is helpful, compact and easy to transport
    Cons: Still requires some degree of a learning curve, but masterable.

    Summary: I have very little experience with sewing, but wanted to be able to perform simple tasks like mending a seam, putting in a basic hem, and other routine sewing jobs. The Singer Prelude 8280 seems to be a pretty good machine for these kinds of jobs. It ... read more

  • Simple is beautiful

    Jan 3, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Cons: No automatic needle threader, front-load bobbins are hard to figure out for newbies.

    Summary: This is a man's perspective for a home sewing machine. I lost my Pfaff $1000 machine in a divorce and still needed to fix the kids pants and general sewing around the house; curtains, hems, shirts, etc. So, Not being a sewing guy, I didn't care about ... read more

  • Bobbin Case Fastball

    Sep 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very Easy to figure out for a beginner
    Cons: Even I figured out it was the Bobbin Case!!

    Summary: My First Sewing Machine.. I agree it was nothing to rave about except for the fact it was my first sewing machine. After over an hour of screwing & unscrewing the plate to clean, blow out, oil up, & realigning the bobbin case, I found the same ... read more

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  • don't buy

    Nov 21, 2009 by
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    Pros: It is very easy to carry to the trash.  Light in weight.
    Cons: It breaks, doesn't sew well at all and the bobbin case.  The whole thing broke.

    Summary: The exact same thing happened.  The whole bobbin case came apart.  I only used this machine for one month.  ... read more

  • Singer Prelude to terror

    Feb 7, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cheap machine
    Cons: Cheap machine

    Summary: I'm a beginner, and got this machine on recommendation that it was easy to use.  For me, it has been a frustrating event.  This machine has bobbin issues.  The bobbin casing will jiggle loose during sewing causing my tread to bunch up into ... read more

  • Don't even think about singer

    May 19, 2008 by
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    Pros: Not bad for a limited time.
    Cons: It has a minimal life.

    Summary: I've had my machine for 10 months and have used it for one and a quarter projects. The thing jammed. The wheel will not rotate. I called Singer and did get through after many busy signals and a long hold. The busy signals should have tipped be off. I ... read more

  • It's great when it works!

    Jun 11, 2006 by
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    Pros: It's basic and inexpensive.
    Cons: It only works half the time and breaks easily.

    Summary: I've had this sewing machine for 6 months now. I wanted one to just make basic repairs to my clothes, mostly hemming them. It worked fine for awhile. I would say that I have used it maybe six times now and it's already giving me problems. The last couple ... read more

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