Saturday, 11 June 2011

Review: Sewing machine

I decided to upgrade my sewing machine. I’d never have done it if it weren’t for my mom. Say. No. More!

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Features

  • Smart, with unique purple trim and round styling
  • One Touch needle threader
  • Swift Smart threading system
  • Great for beginners
    • covers so many of the basics
      • making and mending clothes
      • light embroidery
      • craft sewing and quilting
      • etc
  • Metal frame and 16.8 pound weight
    • Tough enough to tackle even heavier fabrics and larger pieces without 'jumping around'
  • 30 built-in stitches provided
    • including two styles of one-step buttonholes
    • Stitch width and length adjustable up to 7 mm
      • depending on the stitch selected
    • Stitches selected by way of 5 selection buttons (on the front of the machine)
  • Top thread tension has automatic setting
    • or can be adjusted as needed for your projects
  • Darning plate allows for free hand embroidery
    • Plus decorative stitches that also help with embroidery projects
  • Horizontal thread delivery system for smoother thread control
  • A number of control panel functions indicated by the LED light system
    • Stitch length and width/needle position controls can be altered
    • Machine will produce most stitching requirements on an auto-default setting
      • Determined by moving the control knob
  • You can also manually change the length, width or straight stitch needle position
  • Beeping sounds and flashing lights activate when you make changes
    • no room for error
  • Dual purpose reverse/tacking stitch button
    • Can be used for both straight and zigzag stitches with the simple press of a button
    • For all other patterned stitches, the machine will make 4 tiny tacking stitches to tie off the ends
      • so even highly decorative stitches are secure
    • Avoids unravelling at the start and end of sewing.
  • Instruction manual
    • Includes table indicating stitch lengths and widths for all stitch designs
      • shows where to locate them on the machine
      • plus recommended size
      • produce fabulous results every time.
  • Provides step by step information on how to get started with straight stitch
    • most frequently used for all types of sewing
  • Perfect if you are new to using a sewing machine
  • Handy hints and tips throughout
  • Plus points you may not have even considered
    • e.g. tension depending on fabric weight.
  • Numbered guides on needle plate
    • ensure you guide your fabric through in a straight line
    • Essential for projects where accuracy is key, e.g. curtain making
  • Guide line on bobbin plate cover
    • can be used for piecing quilt blocks and narrow seams
    • plus dolls' clothes, baby garments, etc.
  • Handles techniques such as inserting zips and piping
  • Zipper foot can be attached easily
  • Save money on expensive haberdashery books
    • all the knowledge you need is right here!

Singer remains the largest sewing machine company, by volume, and is one of the ten most-recognised brands in the world - a name synonymous with sewing machines.

Three longer-lasting LEDs light up your workspace, while 30 built-in stitch styles offer the ambitious crafter plenty of scope. All this, plus a handy carry-handle, making it easier to take your needlecraft with you: a fabulous addition to your craft room, this comes at a fantastic price for a piece of equipment that is built to last.

Contents

  • 1 x Singer Curvy 8763 Sewing Machine -
    • General Purpose Foot
    • Zipper Foot
    • Satin Foot
    • Blindstitch Hem Foot
    • Buttonhole Foot
    • Pack of 5 needles
    • 4 plastic 15J bobbins (including the one that comes inside the machine)
    • Additional spool pin for twin needle sewing
    • 2 felt discs for spool pins
    • 3 spool pin caps (small, medium and large)
    • Buttonhole opener/Seam Ripper and Brush
    • Screwdriver for needle plate
    • Darning plate
    • Foot pedal
    • Instruction Manual

{Image & Features list taken from Create & Craft site}

This is an amazing machine which has kept my mom super glued for days on end!The things I like most about are:

  • It’s ability to stay put whilst you are sewing, no matter how speedily along you are going.
  • The automatic threader is a bonus if you have failing or less than perfect eye sight.
  • It lets you know when your pattern stitch is done.
  • The manual is very easy to read which means getting to use all its facilities is much more likely.

This machine is well worth its money.

Debs

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