Singer 7256 Vs 7258 Comparison

Singer 7256 Vs 7258 Comparison In Detail

Singer 7256 and 7258 are the two excellent beginners sewing machines from Singer. Be it the features or the quality of stitches, these two models compete fiercely. Singer 7258 recently won the Women's Choice Award for the best home sewing machine in America. Both machines are very similar in specs. 7256 comes with FASHION MATE branding and 7258 comes with STYLIST branding. What we need to worry about is the quality of the sewing machines. 7256 and 7258 are in high demand in U.S sewing machine market, so we thought it would be helpful to do a side by side comparison of both the machines, just to give you an idea about which one offers more in value and performance.

Singer 7256 Vs 7258 Major Feature Differences

As we have said earlier, both machines look identical except for the color and branding. You can make that out from the model numbers as well. At first we will be talking about the areas where both the machines differ from each other.

Built-In Stitches 

Singer 7258 comes with 100 built-in stitches which include 9 Basic, 8 Stretch, 76 Decorative and 7 Fully Automatic Buttonholes. Whereas 7256 comes with only 70 built-in stitches which include 8 Basic, 8 Stretch, 48 Decorative and 6 Fully Automatic Buttonholes. So it is pretty clear who the winner is.

Start/Stop Button & Speed Control 

Being an electronic machine, Singer 7256 lacks the start/stop button and the speed control slider. The speed control slider lets you sew without the foot pedal while being in control of sewing speed. You can go in fast, medium and slow sewing speeds. The start/stop button and the speed control slider makes 7258 a fully-computerized sewing machine.

Programmable Needle Up/Down 

This is an essential feature for quilters. 7258 has this feature and 7256 doesn't.


Here also, 7258 is the winner. Singer 7258 comes with 5 extra accessories than 7256. The extra feet you get are Overcasting Foot, Darning & Embroidery Foot, Gathering Foot, Rolled Hem Foot and Quarter Inch Foot.

Editor comment

Since 7258 is better than 7256 in features, it really reflects in its overall performance. The stitch quality is excellent. We are not saying that 7256 is inferior to 7258, but when you consider the ease of use and additional features, 7258 scores better. 

Side by side comparison

FeatureSinger 7256Singer 7258
Built-in Stitches70100
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNoYes
Speed Control SliderNoYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYesYes
Buttonhole Styles6 One-step7 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYesYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Push ButtonLCD Display and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYesYes
Stitch Width6mm6mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNoYes
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNoNo, Automatic
Drop FeedNoNo, Free-motion is possible with darning plate
Free ArmYesYes
Motor Speed750 Stitches/min750 Stitches/Min
On Board Accessory StorageYesYes
Work LightYes LEDYes LED
Feed Dog66
Included FeetAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch FootAll-Purpose Foot (on machine), Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning & Embroidery Foot, Gathering Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Quarter Inch Foot
Machine Weight14.5 lbs Approx15 lbs Approx.
Warranty25 Year Limited25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYesYes
Needle Positions1313
Snap-on Presser FootYesYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYesYes

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.

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