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Priced between $150 and $250, the Singer 7258 Stylist is a mid-range sewing machine designed to largely facilitate your sewing process; this particular model has the added advantage of being exceptionally easy to use, which makes it ideal for those who are just venturing in the world of home sewing. With this machine, you’ll be able to very easily replicate your favorite clothes off the catwalk. By this token, instead of spending your money on clothes and accessories, you can use your machine to cut back on certain expenses. Indeed, users can use their Singer 7258 to make a plethora of items such as clothes, scarves, pillow cases, bed sheets, quilts and other similar items. This item is also designed for comfort, hence enabling you to give your full concentration to your creativity and imagination. Your sewing experience is therefore rendered more enjoyable and relaxing.
Since it is so easy to operate, this model is commonly used by budding sewers to practice their craft. This apparatus is also ideal for more experienced users since they will be able to make the most out of the machine’s 100 stitch feature as well as other features designed to add some flair to your projects. For example, users will also enjoy the machine’s automatic needle threader, drop-in bobbin system, electronic auto-pilot, LED display screen and the likes. While it does not include an oversized work table, the apparatus can still be used for bulkier projects like quilting and embroidery. In fact, most customers reported to having been able to use the machine for embroidery, thanks to the number of built-in stitch designs that it boasts of.
While it is brimming with handy features, a few drawbacks were reported by some users. One person, for example, complained that his machine stopped working after exactly a year. However, this issue was an isolated case and was not reported by other customers. A few other users reported that it was problematic for them to use the machine to sew on bulkier or folded-up fabrics. Lastly, another customer claimed that her bobbin case kept moving out of place but this was another isolated incident that was not taken up by other customers.
In spite of these drawbacks, this model was generally well-received and most users consider it the best sewing machines on the market.
Size and Weight: 4.5/5
Since it does not come with an overly-large work table, this machine is quite lightweight and portable. In fact, it only weighs 14.6 pounds for 14.5 x 7.5 x 12 inches. Because of its compact size, this apparatus can also be placed in any corner of the house and you certainly won’t need a designated table for it. This is also one of the most stable designs on the market: indeed, the Singer 7258 remains completely immobile, even during lengthier sewing sessions, hence ensuring that you always benefit from professional and equal stitches.
Ease of Use: 4/5
This machine is computerized, which means that it takes care of all the fiddly work for you, leaving you free to indulge in longer and more relaxed sewing sessions. Therefore, users can simply navigate through the different settings and switch through the features at the mere touch of a button. Exceptionally easy to use, this model is also enhanced by a handy switch-stitch feature that will help you navigate through the different stitch designs in no time at all, which can also come in quite handy for projects like embroidery or any other project that require a delicate stitching process.
It is truth universally acknowledged that sewing machines are notoriously difficult to thread. To overcome this fiddly task, the Singer 7258 even offers users an automatic needle threader function: therefore, all users really need to do is push down on the lever and the thread is instantly guided through the eye of the needle. This function can also come in quite handy to elderly people or customers who suffer from poor eyesight. The automatic needle threader is also ideal for sewers who only have a short deadline to complete their projects since it enables you to finish your project in no time at all.
Extra Features: 5/5
The Singer 7258 does not come with a wide table to accommodate larger fabrics. However, it does come with all the required functions designed to help you indulge in quilting projects. In fact, quite a few users stated that they managed to fold and refold their fabrics in order to complete projects that required additional space. This particular model comes with an impressive 100 stitch designs (same than the Brother XR9500PRW). These stitches include nine essential, eight stretch and 76 decorative patterns to embellish your sewing.
Thanks to the five-minute start, your machine is ready to be operated within the first few minutes of starting up; a refreshing change from the longer start-up times. The on-board storage feature ensures that your accessories are always easily available. Best of all, this particular model even comes with an auto-tie off function to ensure completely straight stitches at the mere push of a button, which is quite a helpful feature since it reinforces not only the beginning but also the end of the seam to prevent the stitch from unraveling.
This product boasts of an automatic reverse button, allowing you to sew stitches in reverse. As far as stitch measurements are concerned, these can be set to a maximum width of 6 mm, allowing for a much more pronounced and striking effect.
All things considered, the Singer 7258 is quite recommended to both experienced and inexperienced users: not only is it fairly available, but it’s also designed to enhance your sewing and enable you to complete your project in just a few days- or even hours- instead of weeks.
Although this model’s sewing speed isn’t as fast as that of the professional Singer CG590, its 100 built-in stitch designs certainly make up for it, making the Singer 7258 one of the best machines you can get.
- Sew & Quilt: Yes
- Computerized: Yes
- Built-in Stitches: 100
- Lettering Fonts: No
- Wide Table: No
- Auto Needle Threader: Yes
- Weight: 15 lbs
- Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 14″
- Warranty: 25-year Limited