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Reviews for 8763 | CURVY™

The SINGER® CURVY™ sewing machine offers a world of functionality for sewers. Threading is a cinch, so you can spend more time exploring your creativity.

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DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

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Cons: Poor Quality, Simple To Use, It Just That Nothing Works Properly!

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Been sewing for almost 40 years - Have sewn on the cheapest to the most expensive of machines. This is by far the worst machine I have ever used. Had to take it in for service after its second use! The top thread guide cuts the thread about every 12" and you have to rethread. The machine doesn't wind the bobbin tight enough and multiple pieces of thread are picked up from the bobbin causing a huge tangled mess under the presser foot. The stitch options don't work. You have to change them and then turn the machine off for it to reset it, etc., etc., etc. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

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Pretty good machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

The only reason I'm rating 4 stars is because the original Curvy 8763 I purchased did not stitch properly. I went for a sewing class and I couldn't stitch anything properly, so the teacher tried it and said I need a new one. Mind you it was only a few weeks old and barely used. So I got a brand new one and I've been stitching away! Everything works great, good instructions and good starter kit.

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Singer Curvy

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

Cons: Difficulty In Sewing Some Thicknesses Of Fabric.

I bought my Singer Curvy after sewing with my grandmother's 1918 White treadle machine for many years. I am very satisfied with its performance. It has opened up many possibilities for me that I did not have with my treadle. I am still learning how to use many of the Curvy's features. It is very easy to thread and use the bobbin and easy to operate. I am particularly pleased with the automatic threading feature. It was also an excellent value. The only difficulty that I have encountered has been in sewing thicker fabric pieces, but even this has not been particularly problematic. Overall, I am pleased with the Singer Curvy, and I am sure it will serve me well for a long time to come.

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No more swearing!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Wow, my life is so much better!! Previously I used an old K-more which was reliable but limited. Switching to this machine just a few months ago, I feel like after the adjustment period I'm flying. Wonderful, thrilled, and hope it stays as easy to use. So far NO problems! Love it!!! But what I love the most is that I have user friendliness...easy to thread needle, bobbin...easy to switch stitches...just everything.

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Crazy for my Singer Curvy

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

Since buying my Singer Curvy 8763 I am sewing all the time. I am like a second time around beginner. I took sewing in school not good, I didn't do well, but still had the dream of picking it up again one day. That day arrived and value for price and opportunity made the timing right and I test drove the Singer Curvy 8763. I fell in love with it, it is easy to use. I love the swift smart threading system and the drop in bobbin as well as being able to change different stitches at the touch of a button. There's so much more I could say but, I will say I am really enjoying learning to sew with my machine. It has been like coming home to something that gives me sew much joy. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to sew. The machine is a joy to use and is a great value for the price.

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My Curvy

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Stylish

I love my sewing machine!! I am a beginner when it comes to sewing. This machine made it so easy to learn to sew.

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poor quality

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Pros: Great Features

Cons: Poor Quality

The features are impressive. The durability is disappointing. I had it for three years now and it's broken for the second time. The needle hits the casing and breaks. The first fix cost half the price of the machine , a cam, I think, was out of whack. Now its doing the same thing again. Also the foot pedal is off and on working which is really exasperating. I used only for clothes, denim was the heaviest material. VERY disappointed.

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Annoying Beep and Stop

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Cons: Beeping And Slows To A Stop.

I thought I would love the machine - but after a week - there is an annoying beeping and then the sewing slows to a stop. My foot is getting a workout because I have to constantly start the sewing again and again. There is nothing in the manual and a few tips online. I have adjusted the tension and cleaned the machine. Nothing works to get rid of the beep. I may return the machine and look for another brand.

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Good for beginners

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Pros: Great Features, Easy To Use

This was a gift for my ten year old for Christmas this year.Grandma is teaching her to sew and she thinks it's great. We are all having fun learning to sew! It's easy to use and has an amazing variety of stitches. I would recommend this product!

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Very happy with this machine!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

I am very pleased with this machine. Having only owned it for 2 months, I've put it to the test, sewing almost daily with no problems. It's smooth, fast and the instructions in the manual are easy to follow. Very happy with this purchase!

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Great Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I got this machine for Christmas. I love it! It is so easy to thread and use. I have made a lot of projects for out church craft sale. Can't wait to made my first quilt!!!

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Easy to use!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I am new to sewing and I absolutely love this sewing machine. It is very easy to use and the introduction DVD was great.

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LOVE IT!!

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Pros: Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I am so happy with this machine! It is so easy to use, and it threads itself!!!! It makes my life so much easier! It never catches or bunches up, and is just so very smooth. I can't believe how much I love it! I also love that you can see the bobbin, so you know when it's almost done.

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Singer Curvy

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

1 out of 2 people found this helpful.

I LOVE this machine! After owning Singer machines all my life, I was hesitant to buy a new "plastic" machine. I was afraid it wouldn't be as sturdy, but I researched it and read review after review before I bought this machine.
I was able to follow the directions in the manual to complete all the tasks-threading the machine and using the self-threading feature(my absolute favorite feature!), winding the bobbin, and using the all the stitches. I have not tried the button holer yet, but I can't wait to try it!
The machine is so quiet and runs so smoothly!
I also love the free arm feature. I can slide off part of the machine and inside the piece is a storage compartment! I was so excited to find all my accessories stored neatly in here.
Overall, I am very happy with my machine and can't wait to start sewing like a mad woman!!
Oh, one more thing, the value was amazing. I bought the machine on sale for only $199 (the regular price was $299 and I saw it as high as $400!).

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Handy features, but . . . .

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1 out of 3 people found this helpful.

Has some handy features and relatively simple to use. In the second month of ownership during the third use, the needle broke while sewing 3 layers of material together while making a comforter. I replaced the needle with one of the extra needles that were supplied with the machine according to the instructions, but the needle apparently doesn't go far enough up into the shaft that holds the needle in place after several tries by me and my husband. In the lowest sewing position, the needle strikes the plate underneath the bobbin holder. There is no Singer service center in my state and instead of boxing it up and paying to send it out of state for repair under the warranty, I have located a gentleman nearby who said he would take a look at it. Hoping this is just a one-time 'glitch' and that I will get lots of future good use out of it after it is repaired.

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Huge disappointment.

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Pros: Great Features

Cons: Poor Quality, Expensive, Parts To Dont Function Properly.

2 out of 3 people found this helpful.

I was so excited when I bought this. It has a good motor, not too noisy, sews relatively smoothly, and had features I liked. HOWEVER, I have several complaints about this machine.
1. The bobbin winder has not worked from day one.
2. When cleaning the needle plate, a metal notch on the back of it snapped off without me applying any more pressure than one would use in simply holding the thing.

I've had this machine for 3 months. I have contacted Singer 3 times over the last few months to correct the problem, but I do not have 2 hours at a time to wait on hold and hey havent responded to my emails. I thought this was supposed to be a good company with superior products, which is why I chose Singer in the first place. My experience has been extremely frustrating. I will likely never purchase a Singer product again.

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Great for kids and simple use

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, Great For Kids

Cons: Maybe It Won't Last As Long As Some

4 out of 5 people found this helpful.

I don't sew much so all I was using was my grandmother's old machine that just goes forwards and has a knee pedal. But my daughters were becoming interested in sewing and my oldest started to take machine sewing classes at JoAnn's Fabrics and my grandmother's sewing machine wasn't so friendly. I did research online and then when there was a sale I went to JoAnn's in Northridge California to buy a machine. The sales woman was great and helped me buy the perfect user friendly machine. My 10-year old daughter watched the How-To DVD and then by herself loaded a bobbin, threaded the machine, and then used the self-threader. I was told it wasn't as hardy as some of the more expensive machines and wouldn't last as long as some, but it's VERY user friendly and perfect for the occasional user. In fact I volunteered at the school when the 5th graders had to make pillows for their chairs and some of the fabric was so thick that those parents with older more expensive machines were breaking needles right and left. But not me. It kept right on going...

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worst machine i've ever owned

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Cons: Poor Quality

11 out of 12 people found this helpful.

I grew up using Singer machines so when the time came for a new machine I saw the Curvy 8763 at Joann's and liked what I saw. Wish I had never bought it; jams all the time, beeps at me constantly. Spend more time removing bad stitching and redoing. I will no longer buy Singer machines; very disappointed.

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Love My New Sewing Machine!!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

I am 54 years old, been sewing since I was 8 yrs old. I love to sew, but have worked with two wonderful machines. I have a Singer Featherweight and a cabinet model, made in 1952, both Singers. They have served me wonderfully all these years. This winter, I finally broke down and bought a Singer Curvy. I absolutely love it!! It makes mending so much easier. I still intend to use my cabinet model though but wanted you to know how much I love this new machine!!

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Happiest Sewing Experience I Have Had!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

5 out of 6 people found this helpful.

I was sewing within minutes of taking it out of the box.
The quick start directions had me up and running with out a hitch unlike my last machine that took forever to get just the bobbin wound and the machine threaded! I plan on doing a lot more sewing now that I don't have to fight the machine anymore. Wonderful!

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Love this machine!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

5 out of 7 people found this helpful.

After owing a Brother machine for 20+ years, I am very pleased to say that my Singer Curvy is GREAT! It was very easy to use (even without using the included DVD). The drop-in bobbin is a breeze as is the threading. It took a while to use the self-feed for the needle but I finally got it after about three tries. I sew pretty regularly now, creating handbags, accessories, and have moved on to clothes. I have recommended this machine to others.

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poor quality

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Cons: Poor Quality

9 out of 11 people found this helpful.

Every time I try to sew, it loops, the bobbin pops. The tension no matter how much I try, its off. I had only used it about four times and I stopped functioning, all the light went on. Sent it out to fix, and its doing the same thing. worst machine ever, don't recommend it, SAVE your money. Never again will I buy singer $300 gone to waste!

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Curvy sewing machine

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6 out of 8 people found this helpful.

Really like my new Curvy, It works great and I love all the extra stiches.

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Love, love, love

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

5 out of 7 people found this helpful.

I have had several different sewing machines in my life but this one is the easiest one ever. I love it.

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Good Machine

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3 out of 5 people found this helpful.

The machine is wonderful and works well. I enjoy the stitch features, self-threading and buttonholing. However, the footer feed plate is difficult to put back in. I finally had to take it back to the store, they couldn't get it in, they waited for the repairman. Turns out the little hook on the bottom was bent. It works fine now, but makes me anxious that it will occur again.

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A Good Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

5 out of 7 people found this helpful.

I use the machine for alterations and small jobs; not making garments & I find that it does everything I need it to do. Easy to set up.

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8763 curvy

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Cons: Poor Quality

11 out of 12 people found this helpful.

I really hate to give it a bad review because I have always had Singer Machines, but this one has not worked well for me at all. I have not been able to complete one sewing project since I got it as a gift last March. Something seems to always be wrong with the tension and it just sews gobs of thread on the underside of the fabric. I use the correct thd. and needles for the material I am using. I just tried to repair some jeans using a needle for that purpose with heavier thd. for denim and it was a disaster. The thd. all balled up down around the bobbin and I had to unscrew the plate to cut everything out. Any suggestions, I would really like to get to sewing some nice xmas gifts and things for myself and home. Thank you very much!

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It's alright

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Cons: Bobbin Problems

4 out of 6 people found this helpful.

It's a okay machine if you don't mind the bobbin holder to pop out at you. Try fixing that and it still did it. I had to return a machine that I was very excited to get.

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Grateful for Service Warranty

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

Cons: Poor Quality

11 out of 12 people found this helpful.

I missed the 10-day window to return my 8763 Curvy to the store by 4 days. I'll have to keep the machine and use the 30-day warranty to fix the machine's timing. It only took one jam to break a needle, mess up the timing, and wear out the plastic gears.

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Best Machine Ever!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

9 out of 11 people found this helpful.

I have had my Singer Curvy for a month now and am really enjoying it! I was really impressed with the self threader. I would spend almost an hour threading my old machine. It runs well, has great attachments and more are available. I have my grandmothers' old Singer Treadle and I found that the attachments from the treadle (75 years old!) work perfectly on my new Curvy. Thanks, Singer. You are the best!

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What a Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Runs Very Quiet

Cons: Seam Guide Lines Difficult To See & Follow Without A Seam Guide Arm

7 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Purchased this machine to replace another - different brand. Absolutely love it. Have used it almost daily for the past 3 weeks since I got it. Very easy to use - starting another outfit this weekend.

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broken pedal/controller

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Pros: Easy To Use

Cons: Cheap Foot Pedal

5 out of 6 people found this helpful.

The pedal/foot controller is cheaply made...mine stopped working after 2 months of use. The machine otherwise is easy to use...except that I can't use it now because of the broken pedal

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very pleased

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

5 out of 7 people found this helpful.

I love this new sewing machine. I sew quite a bit and at first was challenged but find that it is fun to sew with.

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Very user friendly!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

6 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I love this machine! I used to sew on my mom's really old Elna, and the Singer Curvy is soooo much easier to use! I took the free class that was offered to learn how to use the machine (which I really recommend). I've only had this machine for a few months and have already made quite a few projects.

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Waste of my Money

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Pros: None

Cons: Poor Quality, Brand New Yet Useless!!!!

10 out of 14 people found this helpful.

The machine is awful. It will not let me lift the foot because the lever is stuck. So I can not exchange one
foot for another. I sewed s blouse but can't finish because
there is no way to sew the buttonholes. The place where
I bought it want $100 just to look at it. Now what do I do??

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Neat !!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

6 out of 8 people found this helpful.

Just bought my Curvy and went to the store for my instructions on how to use this machine. I was very impressed by how simple it was to use and I really liked the features that were built into the machine. I liked the ease of use and the great value I feel I have got with this machine. I'm going to love sewing again.

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Great Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

15 out of 16 people found this helpful.

I have read all the reviews on this machine. I don't understand the problems listed. I have used my machine since last Christmas without a single problem. My last amchine was not a singer and this machine is a dream compared to it. I actually love sewing again.

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Easy to Operate

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Cons: Expensive

6 out of 9 people found this helpful.

I am a beginner when it comes to sewing machines and this machine had me hemming pants in no time!

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AWESOME SEWING

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Pros: Easy To Use

Cons: Make "fill Bobbin" A Bit Easier

7 out of 9 people found this helpful.

Oh My, why didn't I get a singer sooner. I love this machine..so easy, so quiet and love all the easy stitches.

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Singer Curvy

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7 out of 9 people found this helpful.

I am really enjoying using my new Singer Curvy. I have made my granddaughter a couple of dresses, bloomers and a hat. I think the decorative stiches are cute and fun to use. It is a great machine, and easy to use.

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curvy

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

Does a good job as a basic machine. I am not a fancy sewer, if I were, I would probably choose another machine.

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Got a great deal!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I purchased this machine on sale and got a great deal. The machine sews quiet, accurate and works well for every day sewing.

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Poor Sewing Quality

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Pros: Great Features

Cons: Poor Quality

29 out of 31 people found this helpful.

I have had my Curvy for 3 months now. I love the looks and the features of the machine but feel the quality of the stitches are lacking. It seems to skip a lot of stitches. I have notices the stitches ravel a lot even when back stitched. The stitches just do not seem to lock even when customizing the tension. I have tried using the auto feature for tension and it does not work to my satisfaction either. I have made approx 4 quilts in the time I have had the machine. Yesterday I wanted to work on the current one and the foot pedal does not work. It appears the actual socket on the machine the plug goes into is defective. All in all I am fairly disappointed in the quality of this SINGER product.

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A dream machine!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

15 out of 16 people found this helpful.

I had decided with the tough economy I would make my Christmas presents. I began sewing back in July...I have completed 4 rag quilts, over 40 neck warmers, 100 's of coasters....the machine is a great buy for the price and lived up to my expectations....I love the ease of threading
and changing colors of thread, also the variety of stitches at a touch of a button!

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Back to sewing!

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use

Cons: Some Parts Are Poorly Made

18 out of 21 people found this helpful.

I haven't sewn anything for over 20 years...my children grew up and I gave away my grandmother's cabinet Singer. I wanted to get back into sewing for my grandchildren. The fancier, computerized sewing machines intimidated me, so I looked for something more familiar. I found the Curvy and couldn't be more pleased!
Pros: Easy to thread (great for my 'older' eyes), easy buttonhole tool, convenient CD tutorials, easy bobbin threading, good choices of basic embroidery stitches
Cons: Some frequently used parts feel flimsy rather than sturdy, needle threader doesn't always work the first time, the foot pedal moves around a lot and doesn't always respond quickly

Overall, I'm excited to get back to sewing and look forward to putting my new Curvy to a workout!

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Singer is not what it used to be!

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Cons: Poor Quality

28 out of 33 people found this helpful.

I returned the Curvy 8763 one week after I bought it. The presser foot handle broke and I could not move the foot up or down. The motor sounded strained when sewing. Poor quality.

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8763 Curvy

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

11 out of 14 people found this helpful.

I haven't had an opportunity to make anything new yet but have done a lot of mending. I LOVE the ease of threading both the bobbin and the machine. Very user friendly!

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Singer Curvy

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

10 out of 12 people found this helpful.

I love this machine. It is so easy to use and has great features. I had a 35 yr. old singer. I am really enjoying getting back to sewing.

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Love it love it love it

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

45 out of 49 people found this helpful.

I grew up sewing on my mom's old Singer machine and finally got my own. The Curvy is as smooth as butter and makes sewing so easy. It handles denim and thick materials no problem. Spinning the bobbin, threading the machine and needle and backstitching are so easy! The picture makes the machine look small but it is a very solid sturdy piece of machinery. I told my mom that even though her old Singer is still sewing along, she should treat herself to the Curvy.

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Good Basic Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

Cons: Needle Threader

9 out of 11 people found this helpful.

I got this machine for myself to start out with. I really like the machine but I have found one problem with this machine. The one problem I have had is that the needle threader does not work with any needles other than Universal Needles. I have been taking a quilting class and need to use Sharps, but those needles won't work with the needle threader. Other than that, I love this machine!!!

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favorite Christmas gift

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

8 out of 9 people found this helpful.

I am new to sewing and at first this machine intimidated me but it is so easy to use and stitches so smoothly! I'm looking forward to many sewing projects...

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Great Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

11 out of 13 people found this helpful.

Im sure not experiencing the little 'troubleshooting' problems im reading, but this is a very easy to use machine, and works great.

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Overall Rating:

Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated

16 out of 18 people found this helpful.

It threads easily, sews a bit and then it loops. I thread it again, sews fine and begins to loop. I need to sew and not thread and re-thread the machine. The stitches are poor quality. The zigzag and the other decorative stitches just loop -- overall not a good reliable machine.

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Disappointed in Singer Product

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Cons: Poor Quality, Complicated

33 out of 38 people found this helpful.

After only 8 months, and warranty service, the bobbin case still pops out and jams the machine. Thinking about buying a different brand.

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CAN WORK WITH THIS

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Pros: Good Value, Easy To Use, High Quality

Cons: Few Features

8 out of 11 people found this helpful.

I LOVE THIS MACHINE
YOUR GUIDE FOR THREADING THE MACHINE AND THE BOBBIN IS SO EASY MY TEN YEAR OLD GRANDCHILD COULD DO IT ...THANK YOU SINGER

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Overall Rating:

Cons: Poor Quality

7 out of 11 people found this helpful.

I find this machine very difficult to operate.
It's supposed to be automatic threader, waste time trying to do this.
It WILL NOT do the satin stitch, which is one of the main reasons I bought it.

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No more Singers

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Cons: Poor Quality

24 out of 28 people found this helpful.

I bought this machine about a month ago and already have to have it serviced. I am not at all happy and will never buy another Singer.

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