Singer 8763 Review In Detail

Singer 8763 Review In Detail

Singer Curvy 8763 has all the basics covered. It is an easy to thread machine with some good features. However few more built-in stitches would have made it perfect.

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Singer Curvy 8763 is a beautiful sewing machine with a purple color scheme. It is an electronic, beginners sewing machine. It comes with 25 year limited warranty cover.

Singer Curvy 8763 comes with SwiftSmart threading system. It is basically a digital technology to make threading easy. You just need to follow the directions and you can thread the needle using the needle threader lever. Singer Curvy 8763 comes with 30 built-in stitches which include 6 essential stitches, 5 stretch stitches, 17 decorative stitches and two 1-step buttonholes. But I always felt that Singer could have added a few more built-in stitches, never mind. It covers all the basic stitch pattern requirements of a beginner though. 

The machine has top drop-in bobbin system. You can select stitches on Singer Curvy 8763 using 5 pattern selection buttons provided in front of the machine. It comes with quick snap on presser feet. You can remove the extension table for free-arm sewing (to sew cuffs and sleeves). There is a reverse button for reverse stitching. There is reinforcing functionality as well. 

You can do twin-needle sewing on this machine, but you will have to buy the needle separately. Stitch width and length are preset for each pattern, but you can always override it using the stitch width and length adjustment levers. This machine can sew at a speed of 750 stitches/min.

Ease of Use

The machine comes with an included instructional DVD. The instruction manual is very easy to read and understand.

Singer Curvy 8763 covers all the basic stitches required by a beginner. This is a pretty sturdy machine and it is heavy as well. The machine weighs approximately 17 lbs which is a tad higher than most other machines in the segment, which is a good thing as it won't dance around at high speeds and it also tells something about the quality of materials used for its construction. The built-in work light LEDs are super bright and there are 3 of them. Most sewing machines in this segment come with a single LED bulb, so it is a good gesture from Singer.

SwiftSmart threading is not a marketing gimmick, it actually makes threading far more easier. The tension on this machine seems to come just about right in the automatic settings. The stitches look really pretty. It makes sewing effortless. The foot pedal is very responsive and easy, but it may take some time to get used to it. The stitch quality is quite good, even over multiple layers of denim. The trick to sew quality stitches over multiple layers is to go slow rather than quick punching. 

Drawbacks

Singer Curvy 8763 is only an electronic sewing machine, it is not a fully computerized one. So you won't get features like Sewing start/stop button and speed control slider to sew without foot pedal. It also misses out on programmable needle up/down. So if you want these features, you will have to look at something like the Singer 7258.

No drop feed option. However, a darning plate is provided to do free-motion works.

Pros

•    Easy threading system
•    Easy to use
•    Sturdy

Cons

•    Not fully computerized
•    No drop feed

Review Verdict

Overall, Singer Curvy 8763 is a good sewing machine for beginners. 

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeElectronic/Partly Computerized
Built-in Stitches30
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles2 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
USB ConnectivityNo
Stitch SelectionPush Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Built-in MemoryNo
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo, Automatic
Drop FeedNo, Free-motion is possible with darning plate
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed750 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes, 3 LEDs
Feed Dog6 Segment Box Feed
Included FeetAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch foot.
Machine Weight17 lbs Approx.
Warranty25 Year Limited
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Needle Positions13
Snap-on Presser FootYes
Twin Needle CapabilityYes
Automatic Thread CutterNo
TensionAutomatic (But adjustable with dial)
Knee LifterNo
CoverDust Cover