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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.
bad purchase
Nancy Merrill | July 07, 2014
Overall Rating
Cons:
Poor Quality, Expensive

haven't been able to use it since tension is completely defective. Have checked everything and watched videos but no change. Waiting for reply from Singer. what good is a 25 year warranty if you can't get it to work

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Love It
Judy Waggoner | March 21, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Love The Needle Threader

No machine is perfect but this one comes close for me! I don't need one for embroidery, I can do that by hand and enjoy it. I need one for good sewing ability and one that I can change stitches fast and one that has a needle threading feature on it and this one has that. I make costumes for my daughter who is a drama teacher and I have to be fast because usually the most time I have is six weeks and her casts can have as many as 50 teens in them and sometimes I have less time. Also I am trying to teach some of these young people how to use the machine and this machine is simple enough to do that and not confuse them. You MUST read the directions before you use this machine you cannot assume that it operates the same way as your old machine, it does not.

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Auto threader doesn't work
Maret Sadem-Thompson | February 06, 2014
Overall Rating

Paid extra for the auto threader and cannot get it to work. At the demonstration, the operator ran it over 7 layers of denim and over a piece of wood. When I used it over 4 layers of fabric the machine chugged along very slowly and I actually had to move the fabric myself. It is ok for basic stitches, but my old machine already did that. Machine is very light for use with heavy fabrics. When I did my research after purchasing it, I could have purchased it for less at another store.

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My New PlayToy
Rita Tuma | October 07, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I love it--I haven't sewed a lot in the past few yrs-besides mending & small projects. I wore out my previous Singer of 35 yrs however. The new features on this machine has gotten my involved with more projects & is so easy to use-----

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First new sewing machine in many years
Debi Treleaven | April 30, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Powerful, Handle On Top Is Helpful.
Cons:
Directions In Book Not Too Clear. Got Video From Seller That Saved Me. , Why Not A Thumb Screw To Change Feet. Screwdriver Is A Pain., Need More Explanation Of Different Feet And How To Use Them.

So far I really like the machine. Easy bobbin load, auto needle threading, buttonhole maker is cool,

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