This model comes with many powerful features and it was awarded twice by Consumers Digest after testing eight different criteria. It does deserve the "Best Buy Seal"!
- Powerful computer with LCD screen
- Very wide array of stitches
- Snap on presser feet
- Automatic tension
- Aluminum frame
- Needle threader can be confusing to new users
Dubbed the “Stylist”, the Singer 7258 computerized sewing machine is the highest end model of any model that we have reviewed. Although the list price is a staggering $300, it can be found on sale for as low as $170. At that price point, it becomes an immense value for those who want a sewing machine with advanced features. It not only comes with a computer powered LCD screen, but also a wide variety of adjustability to satisfy any sewer.
Singer 7258 Key Features
Here we will go over some of the key features that differentiate this high-end device:
Computerized Including an LCD Screen – The feature that you will notice immediately is the powerful computer system with included LCD screen. Many sewing machines require the operator to use a dial system to choose which stitch to use and does not offer adjustability. The 7258 has a computerized system which recommends automatic stitch width and length, but is adjustable. Also, this unit has an electronic autopilot system, enabling the user to sew even without a foot pedal. This is a feature that we don’t see on any of the other machines that we have reviewed.
100 Different Stitch Patterns – Many of the other options that we have reviewed come with anywhere from 5-30 different stitch patterns. This one more than triples that with a staggering 100 different built-in stitches. This is made possibly in part due to the powerful computer and LCD screen.
2x Consumers Digest Award Winner – Consumers Digest has twice awarded the SINGER 7258 Stylist, giving it the widely known “Best Buy Seal”. This is a recognition that Consumers Digest gives to products that have passed their rigorous testing process with flying colors. There are eight different criteria that the best buy seal judges: “performance, ease of use, features, quality of construction, warranty, efficiency, styling, and maintenance and service requirements”. With standards like those, backed by the reputation of CD, you can trust that the 7258 is, in fact, a “best buy”.
In addition to these, the model also comes with an array of features and accessories that will give you the ability to complete any project. One of these is a patented “STAYBRIGHT” LED light. Another is the 1 step buttonholer with 6 different varieties. Also, the presser feet are snap on and do not require a screwdriver to add or remove. Lastly, the bobbin has a jam-resistant top loading system with a clear cover.
If you can find this product at its sale as low as $170, it is an absolute steal. If you can only find it at its list price of $300, it is still worth consideration. The 7258 has a powerful computer that is customized through a nice LCD screen. It is a high-end starter model that is worth buying as proven by the two awards given to it by Consumers Digest. This one is worth buying and we highly recommend it.