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Singer Prelude 8280 Sewing Machine: Perfect for Beginner.

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$100.00

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Singer prelude 8280 is a basic sewing machine with many features and accessories. It is light and compact, yet it has a heavy duty frame for better stability. The sewing machine is perfect for beginners and for those who just wants to use sewing machines for a fast fix. It has a carry handle for better mobility. This sewing machine maybe little but it can do big things for everybody.

Singer prelude 8280 Stitches

Singer prelude 8280

Singer prelude 8280

The Singer prelude 8280 sewing machine has seven built in stitches, it has the straight stitch for basic stitching; the zigzag stitch and three step zigzag for mending tears and edges; the blind hem and stretch hem for woven fabrics that needs less stitch visibility; and the two kinds of decorative stitches for patterns and special projects. It also has three available needle positions for better stitch placement.

Aside from that, the sewing machine has four step buttonholes for better buttoning and has an automatic tension to produce even and balanced stitches all throughout the fabric.

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Singer prelude 8280 Features

This Singer sewing machine model 8280 has a built in accessory storage for convenience. It also has a snap on presser foot that allows easy set up of other presser foot that comes with the machine. The sewing machine has four presser feet; the zipper foot for easier zipper attachment on clothes; the buttonhole foot and the button sewing foot for easy button fix; and the general purpose foot for basic and general stitches. The sewing machine also comes with other accessories like needles, bobbins, seam guide, buttonhole opener, oil, screwdriver, spool cap and dust cover.

Singer prelude 8280 Specifications

The Singer prelude 8280 is light and compact; it only weights about 14 pounds and can be easily shipped and delivered anywhere.  It is a free arm sewing machine and can definitely sew hard to reach places like cuffs and sleeves. The sewing machine comes with a limited 25 year warranty for the head and two years warranty on the motor and other electronic parts. It also has a 90 day warranty on other attachments. Some store offers free delivery, but make sure to buy only from reliable sources.

Singer 8280

Singer 8280

Singer prelude 8280 Reviews

Reviewers gave singer prelude 8280 sewing machine 3.3 out of 5 stars. Some users, especially the beginners are satisfied with the machine because it is simple and easy to use. The snap on presser foot is easy to set up and produces varied results. Users are happy with the horizontal thread delivery which produces even and balanced stitches, they even said that it looks like a pro did the stitching.


However, some users said that the manual or seam guide can be confusing, and for beginners who are not use with the technical terms on sewing machines may get lost with the information. It is a pretty basic sewing machine and is not recommended for experienced seamstress because it lacks a few features that top sewing machines have. Also there are problems with stitch bunching and bobbin threads breaking.  Though it is noted that delivery and packaging is excellent. [Read More Reviews…]

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List Price
$100.00