Singer Prelude 8280 Sewing Machine for Beginners: A Comprehensive Review


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Singer Prelude 8280 Sewing Machine review

Singer Prelude 8280 Sewing Machine Detailed Features

The Singer Prelude 8280 is a user-friendly sewing machine well-suited for beginners and casual sewers. It offers basic features at an affordable price, making it a good choice for learning the ropes or tackling straightforward sewing projects. While the stitch selection is limited, the automatic tension, built-in features, and portable design make it a convenient and reliable option for everyday sewing needs.

Stitching Versatility:

  • 7 Built-in Stitches: While not the most extensive selection, this machine offers basic stitches for essential sewing tasks like straight stitching, zigzag, and blind hem. Perfect for mending, alterations, and simple crafts.
  • 3 Needle Positions: Allows you to adjust the needle left, center, or right, ideal for topstitching, edge finishing, and zipper insertion.

Convenience and Ease of Use:

  • 4-Step Buttonhole: Simplifies creating consistent buttonholes in 4 easy steps, saving time and frustration.
  • Front-Loading Class 15 Bobbins: Easy to insert and replace bobbins with clear visibility of thread level.
  • Automatic Tension: Ensures balanced stitches for all fabric types without manual adjustments.
  • Built-in Accessory Storage: Keeps essential presser feet and tools organized and readily accessible.
  • Carry Handle: Lightweight and portable, perfect for taking your sewing on the go or storing conveniently.
  • Free-Arm: Narrow sewing surface facilitates sewing sleeves, cuffs, and circular garments.
  • Light: Illuminates the sewing area for better visibility and precision.

Additional Features:

  • Snap-on Presser Feet: Quick and easy attachment of different presser feet for various sewing techniques.
  • Horizontal Thread Delivery: Smooth thread flow for consistent stitch quality.
  • Limited Warranty: Provides peace of mind with extended coverage on the machine head (25 years) and decent coverage on other components.

Singer Prelude 8280 Sewing Machine needles

Included Accessories

The Singer Prelude 8280 Sewing Machine comes with a assortment of accessories that will assist you get started with your sewing projects. Then’s a list of the included accessories and their uses:

  • Feed Cover Plate: This plate covers the feed dogs, which support to move the fabric through the machine. It’s removed when operating certain presser feet, such as the zipper foot and buttonhole foot.
  • Zipper Foot: This foot is used to sew zippers. It has a narrow channel that guides the zipper teeth, and it can be adjusted to sew close to the zipper teeth.
  • Buttonhole Foot: This foot is used to sew buttonholes. It has a special guide that helps you create evenly spaced buttonholes.
  • Button Sewing Foot: This foot is used to sew on buttons. It has a raised platform that helps you to position the button rightly.
  • General Purpose Foot: This is the most universal foot that comes with the machine. It can be used for a variousness of sewing tasks, analogous as straight stitching, zigzag stitching, and topstitching.
  • Needles: The machine comes with a assortment of needles, which you can change depending on the fabric you’re sewing.
  • Bobbins: Bobbins are small spools of thread that are inserted into the bobbin case. The machine comes with a many bobbins, but you’ll need to buy more as you sew.
    Singer Prelude 8280 Sewing Machine threader

Some others accessories:

  • Buttonhole Opener/Brush: This tool is used to open up buttonholes and clean out any lint or thread that may be stuck in them.
  • Seam Guide: This guide can be attached to the machine to help you sew straight seams.
  • Oil: The machine needs to be oiled sometimes to keep it running smoothly.
  • Screwdriver (large): This screwdriver is used to make adjustments to the machine.
  • Spool Cap (large): This cap fits on the large spool of thread.
  • Spool Cap (small): This cap fits on the small spool of thread.
  • Dust Cover: The dust cover helps to protect the machine from dust and dirt when it isn’t in use.

Singer Prelude 8280 Sewing Machine horizontal thread

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Singer Prelude 8280 Customers reviews:

  • “I haven’t used it yet but the little sewing machines!” – November 19, 2023 by Deborah S. (Illinois, United States)
  • “Scissors are great!” – August 15, 2022 by Jason K. (CA, United States)
  • “Kai scissors are perfect for fabric cutting” – February 14, 2022 by Jason (CA, United States)
  • “I cannot locate the list of parts.” – February 20, 2021 by Anonymous
  • “Love mine!” – August 15, 2020 by KAY
  • “As much as I love using a rotary cutter there are times it is better to use a scissors. The Kai scissors are the best scissors I have ever owned.” – July 30, 2020 by Lois E. (WI, United States)
  • “I purchased this machine for my daughter. It’s her first sewing machine and she loves it. It is very sturdy and easy to use.” – June 5, 2020 by Kimberly F. (AZ, United States)
  • “Love my sewing machine. Thank you!” – June 1, 2020 by Mayah W. (TN, United States) – Great Machine
  • “I good working machine for a substitute.” – May 31, 2020 by Jimmie L. (AZ, United States)
  • “love my brother” – May 31, 2020 by Bonnie B. (KY, United States)
  • “I love this machine and I’m glad I purchased it!!!” – May 31, 2020 by Keyairra G. (TX, United States)

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