Singer S800 Review

Singer S800 Review In Detail

Singer S800 is a very good competitor. It has the features and it has the quality. However it is not as popular as 7258.

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Singer S800 is a sewing machine designed for beginners and intermediate sewers to a certain extent. First, let us have a look at what you get in features. You will get a total of 100 built-in stitches which includes 76 decorative, 9 essential, 8 stretch, 6 one-step buttonholes and an endless buttonhole. Endless buttonhole lets you make buttonholes with infinitely long sides. The automatic needle threader lets you thread the whole machine in 6 seconds (this needs practice to be honest).

Singer S800, being a computerized sewing machine, you will get start/stop button and speed control slider. Speed control slider lets you sew at speeds comfortable to you, without using the foot pedal. S800's motor can deliver a maximum of 750 stitches/min. Easy to load top drop-in bobbin with clear cover is a useful feature and is pretty much a default feature in most modern sewing machines. LED work light could have been brighter. Programmable needle up/down is another feature to love. With this feature, the needle can be set to stop in the up/down position. Stopping in the up position lets you remove the fabric in one motion and stopping in the down position is very useful for pivoting, appliqueing and quilting.

The internal heavy duty metal frame provides stability to the machine. The stitch length and width are automatically set, but you can override them for customization. Stitch width can be set to a maximum of 7mm. You can lower the feed dogs for doing free-motion quilting. Automatic presser foot pressure control lets you switch between heavy to lightweight fabrics without making any adjustments. Automatic tension ensures consistent stitch quality. Singer S800 has an auto lock button to reinforce the stitches so that the stitches won't come off easily.

You can easily sew cuffs and collars by converting the machine into free arm mode, by removing the storage compartment. 13 needle positions are available on this machine. Extra-high presser foot lifter is provided for offering more clearance for bulky fabrics. An extension table is included for working on large projects. The machine weighs 14.8 lbs, you can't say that it is heavy or light, it is somewhere in-between. Singer S800 comes with 25 year limited warranty.

Ease of Use

To be honest, Singer S800 is a very good sewing machine. We really like the build quality and performance of this machine. The machine is easy to thread and use. There is nothing confusing about this sewing machine, everything is straight forward and buttons are easily accessible. Stitches are consistent and the quality doesn't change across different kinds of fabrics. The machine does a very good job with multiple layers of denim. The machine has a nice variety of stitches, which allows you to experiment with your creativity. The machine is very stable while operating at high speeds. It is reasonably quiet as well. As far as the features and performance are concerned, there is nothing to worry.

Review Verdict

Whenever you think of Singer S800, you must compare it with Singer 7258. That pretty much sums up the whole thing.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeComputerized
Built-in Stitches100
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Speed Control SliderYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles6 One-step and an endless buttonhole
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Stitch Width7mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Power750 Stitches/min
On Board StorageYes
Work LightYes
Machine Weight14.8 lbs
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Needle Positions13
Automatic TensionYes
Extension TableYes

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Singer S800 Vs 7258 Comparison In Detail

<p>Look wise Singer S800 and 7258 are similar. But still there are differences in the features and the accessory package.</p>