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The Singer 7256 Fashion Mate is a budget-friendly sewing machine designed to enhance your sewing experience while helping you complete your projects in no time at all. Built to last, this particular machine has the added advantage of being extremely easy to use. Because of its computerized feature, this particular piece of sewing equipment can be used for a wide range of purposes. Best of all, the features are all displayed on the screen, enabling you to activate various functions at the mere touch of a button. While this product is more suited to professionals, beginners can also very quickly get the hang of it because of its exceptional ease of use.
Quiet and speedy, the Singer 7256 differs drastically from lower-quality machines since the motor is on the quieter side. Users will be glad to learn that this model is even enhanced by features such as the automatic needle threader.
With this machine, users will also be able to benefit from a wide range of features such as the handy instructions DVD that will help beginners navigate their way through the functions in no time at all. With an easy-switch feature as well as a simplified bobbin winding, this model is guaranteed to provide you with an exceptionally smooth sewing process, effectively preventing your fabric from bunching up.
The Singer 7256 boasts of an impressive user rating for the most part. However, it does have a few drawbacks to its name. For example, a beginner found the instructions DVD and booklet to be too hard to comprehend- something that proved to be problematic to her because she’d never operated a computerized machine before. Another person also complained about the fact that the machine’s light was on the dimmer side, which meant that they were unable to use it in darker areas. Therefore, most people found that they needed to resort to extra lighting around their work table if they wanted to work at night.
Apart from these few drawbacks, you’ll find that the Singer 7256 is quite a great investment and is even in our top 10 best sewing machines for quilting.
Size and Weight: 4.5/5
At 14.6 pounds, this may not be the lightest machine on the market but it can still be carried back and forth to your sewing class. In fact, quite a few users reported to have been able to move the machine to various rooms of the house. As far as measurements are concerned, the machine measures 14.5 x 7.5 x 12 inches. This particular machine is the perfect weight for longer sewing sessions since it does not budge, hence ensuring even and professional stitches.
Ease of Use: 5/5
In spite of its computerized feature, the Singer 7256 is exceptionally easy to use. Indeed, it includes a practical switch-stitch feature designed to render your sewing experience even easier. By this token, you can very easily and quickly navigate through the different stitch designs. Indeed, this machine comes with no less than 70 built-in stitches to add some extra variety to your projects. This also makes your sewing projects even easier since you’ll be able to access a plethora of stitches by simply punching in some buttons.
If you’re elderly or if you suffer from poor eyesight, you will be glad to learn that this sewing machine also comes with an automatic threader designed to facilitate this step. Therefore, all you have to do is push down on a lever and the thread is automatically inserted through the buttonhole. This feature is also enhanced by the fully programmable needle down/up feature, hence enabling you to finish your project more quickly than anticipated.
Extra Features: 5/5
Often considered as one of the most versatile sewing machine on the market, this particular apparatus can be used for a wide range or purposes; from basic sewing to free hand quilting. Indeed, its free motion feature makes this particular model especially suitable for quilting, or simply for sewing projects that require several meters of fabric.
The Singer 7256 is also known for its unique audible feature: indeed, whenever you switch between stitch patterns or select a particular function, the machine emits an audible confirmation to prevent any mishap during the sewing process. If you’re a clumsy sewer or if you’re just starting to sew, you will be glad to learn that it is also equipped with an auto-tie function to guarantee a completely straight stitch. A simple push of the button is enough to reinforce both the end and the beginning of your stitch. This also prevents your seam from unravelling later on.
The Fashion Mate comes with a quite decent sewing speed of 750 stitches per minute, which might not be as good as what you can get with the similarly-priced Laura Ashley CX155LA and the Brother CE7070PRW but is still good enough for home sewing. It also includes an automatic presser foot pressure that enables you to work on a wide range of fabrics- including heavier denim or lighter crotchet. It even includes a six segment feeding system as well as a heavy-duty metal frame that can very easily sustain heavy-duty use.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly sewing machine without having to exceed your spending limit, the Singer 7256 Fashion Mate might just be the machine for you. Not only is it extremely practical, but it is also designed to help you finish your project in just a few days. Best of all, despite being quite affordable, it’s brimming with features so it really offers an amazing value for the money.
- Sew & Quilt: Yes
- Computerized: Yes
- Built-in Stitches: 70
- Stitches per Minute: 750
- Lettering Fonts: 3
- Wide Table: No
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 15 lbs
- Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 14″
- Warranty: 25-year Limited