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Reviews for 5523 | SCHOLASTIC™

Heavy Duty Sewing Machine, 23 Built-In Stitches, 1,100 Stitches per Minute, Stainless Steel Bed Plate

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bobbin thread

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Cons: Very Hard To Adjust Tension

24 out of 28 people found this helpful.

having the hardest time with the bobbin thread. no matter what I do it bunches and knots. thinking about returning this machine.

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Great Product

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

24 out of 40 people found this helpful.

Good reliable machine for the price backed by a good company.

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Do not buy this machine

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Cons: Poor Quality

17 out of 19 people found this helpful.

I purchased this machine in May, 2012, with only a few hours of operation, none of the stitches except straight stitch will now work. Do not buy this machine.

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poor

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Pros: There Are None

Cons: Very Poor Machine In All Areas

15 out of 17 people found this helpful.

I bought the singer scholastic 5523 on 4/16/2011 so I could sew quilts and serge easly. This machine is a piece of junk. I've already had it in the shop because it jumped time and now one month later it has done it again. I'm 57 years old and have sewed for many years and I have never had the trouble this machine has given me. One a scale of one to ten I give this one a 0! I would NOT recommend anyone to buy it!

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Disappointing

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Cons: Poor Quality, Expensive, Dosn't Work

13 out of 14 people found this helpful.

I bought this machine a little over a year ago. This is the 2nd time i've used it and the handwheel is totally bound up. There are no knots in the bobbin area, the needle is
new, I now, have to take it an hour away to be fixed. I miss my 1969 Singer Touch and Sew :(

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Happy Sewing

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8 out of 9 people found this helpful.

I'm pleased with this machine. I needed one that could sew canvas, leather and denim.

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First new sewing machine in many years

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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.

8 out of 10 people found this helpful.

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

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My New PlayToy

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

4 out of 6 people found this helpful.

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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Auto threader doesn't work

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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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Love It

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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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bad purchase

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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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