I have two sewing machines now! Here’s my new Singer Fashion Mate 7256 !! It’s my first modern sewing machine and will be my main machine for as many years of sewing as I can squeeze out of it. As the name suggest this machine is great for Dressmaking or Fashion Sewing. Which is just what I needed. My vintage Singer Treadle 66 was a great starter machine at $25 (and ideal for Quilting given the flat bed is flush to the table) but was cumbersome for most of my other projects which are mainly clothing and accessories.
I’d been looking for a machine for awhile and just couldn’t commit to one. So instead my darling BF did it for me! 🙂 I got this for Christmas last year. He picked it out all by himself and surprised me. The Best! (Rygo is getting a run for his money!) And it turned out to be just the perfect machine for me to graduate to. It has everything and more a budding home sewer needs from fashion sewing to quilting to home/dec sewing. And it’s well under $200!
Best of all, I get to sew all my future projects on a machine that was carefully selected by my darling BF! Who knew nothing about sewing or machines lol! He spent a lot of time researching though, looking for the best value (which I like!) that suited my needs, and last but not least “one that had lots of decorative stitches”! He personally likes colorful decorative stitches like embroidery, monograms, embellishment stitches etc. Too cute! It’s just perfect! ❤ ❤ ❤
Compact Yet Packed with Features
I went from doing everything manually on my old machine to a machine with 70 stitches that’s packed with features where everything is automatic! Little things like removable bed, Back Stitch, and Zig Zag Stitch are all luxuries for me so I love that. But this machine also has fully automated button hole maker, automatic threader, and an automatic tension setter! All this in a compact frame so it’s great for small apartments.
Learn and Grow
Start with whatever you’d like to learn. Your first A-line skirt, a pair of paints or shorts, a dress, a top, a tote bag! Or if you’d like to try your first quilt or make some curtains to spruce up your apartment. So it’s great for an adult beginner sewer or hobbyist sewer.
Quiet and Speedy
Compared to my old sewing machine it’s whisper quiet and really fast! My vintage Singer Treadle 66 can be really loud (and louder at full speed) and it’s fastest speed, compared to modern sewing machines, is slow!
Built To Last
This sewing machine features an all metal frame underneath its plastic compact shell. So it’s a great full-sized machine that fits in small spaces that will also ensure many years of happy sewing to come. It comes with a 25 Year Limited Warranty too.
Great Value at Under $200
It costs $160! Well under $200.
70 Stitch Electronic Sewing Machine
6 Fully Automatic One-Step Buttonholes
8 Basic Stitches
8 Stretch Stitches
48 Decorative Stitches
Needles: 2020 & 2045
Bobbin Class: 15J
Light Bulb: LED
14.5 x 7.5 x 12 inches
Auxiliary spool pin
General-purpose foot (on machine)
Spool pin felt discs (two)
Small, medium and large thread spool caps (three)
Screwdriver for needle plate
Satin special-purpose (decorative sewing) foot
One-step buttonhole foot
Four class 15J bobbins (one in machine)
Blind hem foot
Lint brush and seam ripper
The SINGER® Fashion Mate 7256 sewing machine was recently recognized as a CONSUMERS DIGEST BEST BUY. “The Fashion Mate 7256 is packed with electronic features that you won’t find on other machines that are in this price range, such as push-button stitch selection, automatic presser foot adjustment and automatic tie-off for securing decorative stitches.” – Consumers Digest 2011
Features & Benefits:
Built-In Stretch Stitches
Specially designed stitches that add strength and flexibility to seams. These are especially useful when sewing on knitwear and super-stretch fabrics.
Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
Optimal settings for length and width are automatically selected when choosing a stitch. They can be overridden to personalize length and width choice.
Center Zigzag Taper
When tapering with the zigzag stitch, the stitch tapers to the center, not the left or right. This provides a more attractive look when tapering into or out of a point.
Twin Needle Capability
When using a twin needle (optional), selected stitches can be adjusted for twin needle sewing by reducing the stitch width. Twin needle stitching creates two parallel rows, adding a decorative touch.
13 Needle Positions
Needle position can be changed for individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching.
6mm Stitch Width
Most stitches can be set for a maximum width of 6mm. When sewing decorative stitches or satin stitches, the wide stitches are bolder and more pronounced.
Auto Tie-Off Function for Straight Stitch
Tie-off straight stitches with just a push of a button. Reinforcing the beginning and end of the seam prevents unraveling.
Tacking Stitch with Auto Tie-Off Function for Decorative Stitches
Tie-off decorative stitches, at the beginning and end of the sequence, with just a push of a button.
Thread the machine in six seconds. Just follow the arrows on the machine, and you are threaded in a snap.
With a maximum sewing speed of 750 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly.
Automatic Presser Foot Pressure
The amount of pressure exerted on the fabric by the presser foot against the feed dogs is automatic. Sew from the lightest weight tricots to the heaviest denim, without making presser foot adjustments.
Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
There are two heights to the presser foot lifter. The second height offers more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot.
Heavy Duty Metal Frame
The internal skeleton of the sewing machine. This rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for perfect, skip-free sewing.
Optimum Power Control
This is a SINGER name for a control system that senses when additional power is required to maintain speed through thick or changing fabric conditions. This feature is most useful when sewing through multiple (six-eight) fabric layers.
Storage of accessories in the Removable Extension Table means accessories are always handy.
StayBright LED Lifetime White Lamp The lamp illuminates the sewing surface for optimal viewing. The long-lasting bulb (100,000 hours) stays cool, regardless how long the machine is operated.
The SINGER Fashion Mate 7256 has a 25-year limited warranty including 25 years parts, 5 year electronic and 1 year labor.