A Great Budget Computerized Sewing Machine for Everyone
The Singer name has been a stamp of quality in the sewing industry and for a good reason – they make great, durable quality machines. I know a lot of people who’ve had their Singer’s for decades and still use them daily.
However, Singer sewing machines have also been known for being prohibitively expensive which turns some people away – but as with everything, there are exceptions to the rule.
The Singer 7258 sewing machine is one of their most affordable yet but it doesn’t skimp on the quality that the company is well-known for.
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But is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Read my full Singer 7258 review down below to find out!
The Singer 7258 Sewing Machine at a Glance
If you’re looking to get the quick info about the basics of the Singer model 7258, here it is in handy chart form.
|Name||SINGER 7258 Computerized Sewing Machine|
|Dimensions||14.5 x 7.5 x 12 inches|
|Number of Sewing Feet||10|
|The Largest Pro||Versatile and affordable|
|The Biggest Con||Not durable enough|
If you want my detailed thoughts, more info about the features and my complete review of the Singer 7258, keep reading until the end.
The Most Important Features of The Singer 7258 Computerized Sewing Machine
Not all features are equally important, and the Singer 7258 is loaded with tons of different features, so it’s difficult to tell which are more important than others.
Here’s a handy list of the most important features of the machine and the benefits they can give you.
100 Built-in Stitches
This machine has a total of 100 built-in stitches – this includes 9 basic ones, 8 stretch stitches, 76 decorative stitches, and 7 different buttonholes. This is a great amount of variety, and it’s useful for beginners and pros alike.
This is a computerized sewing machine meaning that it has an in-built computer which stores all the stitches and does most of the calculations for you, allowing you to focus on the work at hand.
10 Different Sewing Feet
This machine comes with 10 sewing feet included in the package. There’s an all-purpose foot in addition to a zipper foot, buttonhole foot, satin stitch foot, blind hem foot, darning and embroidery foot, overcasting foot, rolled hem foot, quarter-inch foot, and a gathering foot.
Top-loading Bobbin System with Clear Cover
The bobbin in this machine is loaded from the top, allowing you to insert it with ease. You can also look at it through the clear cover which gives you constant insight into how much thread you have left on your bobbin.
Built-in LED Light
This small, but strong light illuminates the work surface allowing you to see your stitches better than ever. It can work for up to 100,000 hours before it needs to be replaced and always remains cool to the touch.
Programmable Needle Position
This feature allows you to choose whether the needle will remain in the up or down position after the machine stops sewing. For certain things, like quilting, it’s good to have the needle remain in the down position while it’s great to have the needle as high up as possible when you want to remove the fabric from the machine.
Lots of Accessories
Besides the essentials and extras like the sewing feet, you also get a ton of different accessories as well. This includes Auxiliary Spool Pin, 2 Spool Pin Felt Discs, Small, Medium and Large Thread Spool Caps, Screwdriver, 4 Class 15J Bobbins, 1 Package of Needles, 1 Lint Brush, 1 Darning Plate, 1 Dust Cover, and 1 Seam Ripper.
All the Other Features that the Singer 7258 Can Offer
Besides those more important features, the Singer 7258 also offers a host of other, minor features as well:
- 13 different needle positions
- Automatic reverse stitching
- 6-second threading
- Twin-needle capability
- Automatic bobbin winding clutch
- Auto tie-off function for straight stitches
- Built-in storage compartments
- Built-in needle threader
- Automatic bobbin winder stop
- 25-year warranty
My Honest Singer 7258 Computerized Sewing Machine Review
For a start, let me point out the first thing that caught my eye – the price. Over the years I came to expect a Singer machine to cost a lot and I’m sure most of you did too.
Well, this one is certainly more affordable than their other products, and it costs even less than most other computerized sewing machines. That sure does make a difference.
However, does it still have the Singer quality you would expect?
The answer to that question is a bit mixed. It does have a lot of great features for sure, but on the flipside, it definitely won’t last for decades like other Singer machines do, and you’ll be able to see where they cut corners in order to make it this affordable.
The good side is that it does offer a lot of different functions and it’s definitely highly versatile. It comes with a ton of built-in stitches, and they’re quite varied as well. Choosing between them is quite easy to do with the controls, though the screen is a bit too small for my liking.
You also get a wide array of sewing feet with the machine, allowing you to do all sorts of things with ease. You can adjust a few other things as well, including the needle position.
Most things work automatically though, and they are mostly consistent. The automatic needle threader is decent, as is the auto tie-off function and the automatic bobbin winder stop that makes sure you’ll never over-wind a bobbin again.
The automatic reverse stitching feature is also great, though the button you use to engage it can get stuck sometimes.
However, while all the automatic features showcase the benefits of a computerized machine quite well, something is lacking, and that’s computer connectivity. You can’t import your own designs and stitches into the machine. This is the one place where corners were definitely cut.
The strength is also an issue, and the machine is a bit underpowered. If you want it to work through multiple layers of fabric or extremely thick and tough fabrics, you’re going to have a bad time and some broken needles. If you expect this to be a heavy-duty sewing machine, you’ll be disappointed.
The machine does come with extra needles, though, as well as a host of other relatively small but helpful extras. I always like when things like extra bobbins are included in the package – in this case, 4 15J-class bobbins.
Overall, I’d say it’s a great sewing machine for beginners and those on a budget. However, if you want to go pro or already are one, you could probably put in more money to get a machine which will fit your needs much better.
The Pros and Cons of The Singer 7258 Computerized Sewing Machine
- Lots of built-in stitches
- Comes with 10 different sewing feet
- Easy to use for anyone
- The price is incredibly affordable
- There are tons of accessories included
- Compact, lightweight and easily portable
- The manual is easy to follow, and the DVD has great instructions
- Not strong enough to go through multiple layers of fabric
- It’s not as durable as other Singer’s
- No computer connectivity
My Final Thoughts
After all of this, you should have a relatively good idea of what the Singer 7258 Computerized Sewing Machine can do and if you want to buy it.
I’d definitely say that it’s one of the best budget sewing machines out there and while it doesn’t quite live up to the high standards that you’ve come to expect from Singer, it comes rather close. For this price, that’s more than I can ask for.
It has a great host of features, lots of built-in designs, easy-to-use sewing feet and a lot of automated features that make your sewing just a little bit easier. Those quality-of-life features add up and save a lot of time.
If you’re a beginner or on a budget, I’d definitely suggest that you give this machine a go.
Until next time, have fun sewing and if you have any questions post them in the comments, and I’ll get to them soon!