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5523 | SCHOLASTIC™

Adds a new dimension of ease to heavy duty sewing

The SINGER® SCHOLASTIC™ sewing machine is a true workhorse. With a heavy duty metal interior frame, stainless steel bedplate, extra-high sewing speed and powerful motor, this machine can sew through just about anything you throw at it. Convenience features including an automatic needle threader, top drop-in bobbin, fully automatic 1-step buttonhole and drop feed for free motion sewing adds a new dimension of ease to heavy duty sewing.

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  • 23 Built-in Stitches
  • 6 Basic Stitches, 4 Stretch Stitches, 12 Decorative Stitches, 1 Buttonhole—perfect for crafts, home dec, clothing construction and much more!
  • Fully Automatic 1-step Buttonhole
  • Professional buttonholes at the touch of a button
  • Automatic Needle Threader
  • After effortlessly threading the machine, this feature automatically threads the eye of the needle without eye strain or frustration
  • 1,100 Stitches per Minute
  • Sews faster than a standard sewing machine
  • 60% Stronger Motor
  • A stronger motor than standard sewing machines allows it to sew through heavyweight fabrics with ease
  • Stainless Steel Bed Plate
  • Fabric slides easily across the machine arm
  • Top Drop-in Bobbin
  • Convenient drop-in bobbin is easy to insert, remove and monitor thread supply
  • Snap-on Presser Feet
  • Quick release for easy on and off—change presser feet in a snap!
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • Rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for skip-free sewing
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • Offers more clearance for multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure Control
  • Sew lightweight to heavy fabric with ease by adjusting the presser foot pressure.
  • Up to 6mm Stitch Width
  • Decorative and satin stitches can be set to 6mm wide—making are bolder and more pronounced look
  • Three Needle Positions
  • Needle position can be changed for individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching
  • Automatic Reverse
  • Automatically sew in reverse and reinforce stitches
  • Adjustable Stitch Length
  • Adjust the desired stitch length by a simple turn of the dial
  • Free Arm
  • Provides professional results by offering easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other difficult-to-reach areas.
  • On Board Storage
  • Storage of accessories in the removable sewing bed means accessories are always handy
  • Included Accessories
  • All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Seam Ripper / Lint Brush, Quilting Guide, Needles, Thread Spool Caps, Bobbins, Screwdriver, Spool Pin, Spool Felt, Soft-Sided Dust Cover.
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Download the instruction manual for this machine.
Download the quick-start guide.
Download the product sheet for a printable list of all of the features and accessories
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What others are saying.
Great, But!
Vermelle Bonfanti | July 06, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, High Quality, It Is A Singer That Says It All.
Cons:
Complicated, Toutorial Is Bad. Or Non Existiant.

This machine is great for all the regular sewing projects, however when I was ready to use buttonhole maker it still has me baffled. I have been sewing for 60 yrs. Made everything you could imagine. I have tried for 3 wks to get attachment to work. I am really mad that I can't even get a real person to help me with this. The online information is not helpful. Singer has always been a great product and company , but it has changed. I want to talk to a person who can walk me through these attachments.

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Simply sewing
JoAnn Todd | April 01, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Love my new machine. Glad I no longer have to worry about how thick my sewing project is. Also works great on knits.

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New purchase
Sharon Krambeck | March 23, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Great Features

So far I haven't been able to get the automatic threader to work. I used to put in a zipper in jeans yesterday. Did a sufficient job but did not go through the layers of denim as easily as demonstrated. I haven't used it that much to give it a more thorough review.

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Can't figure how to use a few features
Carol Boyce | October 07, 2014
Overall Rating
Cons:
Complicated, Expensive

I can't find out how to lower the feeders, and how to use the automatic threader. I have watched videos with no success. Also, I feel I paid too much for this machine.

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too expensive
Dorothy Untch | September 14, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Seems Sturdy
Cons:
Few Features, Expensive, Poor Instruction Manual On Attachments

I bought this on the spur of the moment and think I paid too much for it. I agree the manual is not very helpful, but I have sewn for years so have been able to manage. I miss the old way of selecting stitches, I preferred the stitches per inch rather than the 1 -4 numbers. A plus is that I can use my mother's attachments from a 60 year old Singer.

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Easy Features
Price
Creative Features