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Piece of Junk
Leah Daul | February 08, 2011
Overall Rating
Cons:
Poor Quality

I purchased this machine and it constantly jams and snarls the thread. I am constantly resewing the one inch of fabric because i have to cut the thread and pull it out of the work. I have ruined too many pieces of fabric and spent well over 6 hours just trying to sew a straight line of fabric about a yard long. I have looked all over the internet and apparently this is an issue with this model and there is no fix. I have had it serviced and even he was unable to sew with it. My friend who bought one with me also has the same issue. Unless a new sewing machine magically shows up at my door step I will NEVER buy a Singer again!

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Works for me
C Novins | January 20, 2012
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Easy To Use

I am a beginner and have this machine, but mine is called the Prelude 8280 (it's only 4 years old, so I guess they changed the name...it looks the same). Anyway, I also had an issue with the thread snarling, so I put in a bright thread for the needle thread and a completely different bright thread for the bobbin thread to figure out the issue. The problem was that I needed to make sure the needle thread was pulled out behind the machine, under the presser foot. I had the thread over the presser foot and it was catching. Once I resolved that issue, the machine works beautifully.

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Singer Prelude - Awful Machine!
Jenn Bosworth | February 28, 2011
Overall Rating
Cons:
Poor Quality

The previous reviewer is dead on. Do not purchase this machine. I am taking sewing lessons and my instructor is frustrated at my machine as well and amazed at how non-functional it is since it is brand-new! This machine has wasted my precious time, materials, and itself was a waste of money. This is my first purchase of a Singer product and agree that it will also be my last.

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Singer Prelude
Claire Skolos | August 28, 2011
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Easy To Use
Cons:
Poor Quality

This machine would be perfect for my basic sewing needs if it wasn't for one very annoying problem; the thread gets snarled in the machine regularly.

It's very frustrating to keep having to stop sewing, de-snarl the thread from the machine, unpick the last inch of sewing and then start again.

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good buy
cow cow lee | May 01, 2011
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons:
The Foot Pad Is Not Sticky When Put On The Floor

my daughter aged 9.5 and she knows how to use this machine. It is easy to use.... however, it needs patience to read the manual first before your foot stepped on the machines.

People get annoyed as they have to pair the cloth's quality with the size of needle used.

It is happy to have my daughter starting sewing.

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