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The Singer 8280 Prelude is an entry-level sewing machine backed by Singer's 25-year limited warranty.

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Very inexpensive, affordable Singer

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Smaller size and limited features make this a good choice for beginners

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Detailed manual explains basics of sewing to newcomers

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High instances of thread snarling

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Has a limited range of ideal fabric types due to needle size and specs

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Foot pad tends to move around on many floor surfaces

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Relatively high frequency of needle jamming

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The Singer 8280 Prelude is an entry-level sewing machine backed by Singer's 25-year limited warranty. It features seven stitch patterns, an automatic four-step buttonhole and a free arm design. Additionally, the 8280 Prelude sports a heavy duty metal frame, a class 15 bobbin, three needle positions and built-in storage space.

The 8280 Prelude's free arm design allows users to more easily sew cuffs and sleeves by eliminating the need to maneuver the fabric around the needle or main part of the machine. Its heavy duty metal frame provides the 8280 Prelude with a solid, sturdy base, reducing bumps and jostles. Meanwhile, the 8280 Prelude's built-in storage space provides a handy way to keep additional thread on hand.

Features
  • 7 Stitch Patterns 
  • Automatic 4-Step Buttonhole 
  • Free Arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves
  • Class 15 Bobbin 
  • 3 Needle Positions 
  • Built-in Storage 
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame for Skip-free Sewing
  • 25 Year Limited Warranty
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