The Singer 7258 is a computerized sewing machine with 100 basic and decorative stitches, perfect for every beginner and advanced sewists. It is a workhorse since it can be used for heavier fabrics like denim, canvas, and burlap because of its sturdy metal frame.
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Pro Easy to use
This machine was made with beginners in mind. Since it is computerized, it tells you the length and width of a stitch after you choose one and it corrects you if you use the wrong presser foot. The machine practically does everything for you. It threads your needle, guides you how to thread your bobbin, and buttons your clothes.
Pro Can be used for heavier fabrics because of its solid metal build
Compared to its competitors, this Singer can be used for heavier materials such as denim, burlap, and canvas since it is made of a solid and sturdy metal frame.
Pro Sturdy metal frame is heavy duty
Unlike most of the sewing machines released in the market which are made of plastic, Singer's solid metal frame ensures that the machine can handle prolonged use.
Pro Has 6 styles of 1-step buttonholes
Just insert your preferred button in your buttonhole presser foot, snap the foot on the machine, choose among the 6 styles and voilà- a button which perfectly fits the hole.
Pro Stitching corners and curves are more precise with the needle up/needle down feature
Most sewists look for this particular feature in machines. A needle down is helpful in holding your stitching position when turning a corner or stitching a curve. Pressing the needle up/down button is more precise and helpful when you've already finished stitching and would not want to manually turn the hand wheel/step on the presser foot to lift the needle.
Pro 10 free presser feet
A presser foot is a small attachment on your machine, it is what holds your fabric down like two fingers at either side of the needle. It guides the fabric smoothly depending on which stitch style you choose. The package includes 10 free presser feet: zigzag/all purpose, buttonhole, zipper, rolled hem, blind hem, darning and embroidery, overcast, straight stitch, gathering, and satin stitch/straight stitch. There is no need to buy extra presser foot since the free ones basically cover all the basic-advanced sewing stitches.
Pro Easy bobbin threading
There are numbered illustrations of how to thread your machine step by step located at the top of the machine and thanks to these instructions. it is easier to transfer thread from the original spool to the bobbin, which is a smaller spool that goes under the machine.
Pro Easy to select stitches
There's a picture at the side of the machine with images of the stitches and its assigned number. You can select one among the 100 stitches, input them using the buttons below the LCD, and the screen displays which presser foot to use. It also automatically sets the stitch length, width, and tension, which you can still adjust to your own preference.
Pro Automatically threads your needle to save you time
The automatic needle threading capability helps those with poor eyesight, shaky hands, and those rushing on projects. Place the thread on the hook near the needle and the machine will thread the needle for you. There is absolutely no need to insert the thread on the needle's small eye by yourself.
Pro Wide selection of 100 built-in stitches
This model is popular among beginner and intermediate sewists because of its 100 built-in stitches:
9 basic stitches
8 stretch stitches
76 decorative stitches
7 fully automatic buttonholes
Con The machine is shaky, you would have to hold it down
Compared to most machines which are merely vibrating when in use, this machine shakes even on flat surfaces during operation. Some sewists hold the machine down to prevent it from toppling over.
Con Loud sound when sewing
The machine whirs loudly during operation, like a low rumbling noise of a motor running.
Con LCD can be difficult to read when the light is dim
The LCD which displays the stitches and stitch details has no backlight and glares against normal room light.