Singer is one of the oldest sewing machine makers in history and the first one to file a treader sewing machine patent in the US. Since then, the sewing machine has come a long way in terms of functionality, materials, ease of use, power source, and innovation in general. That being said, why don’t we take a closer look at one of the most regarded modern Singer to further notice how far a singer machine has come since it started. Please read on to our Singer 8770 Review.
Singer 8770 Review: Aesthetic
The Singer 8770 Curvy is a portable type machine. It only measures 17.5 x 8 x 12.5 inches. Not the smallest machine available but small enough to be carried and moved without much of an issue. This being said, the throat is significantly shorter than a full sized sewing machine. Just like the majority of the modern sewing machine, it is colored white with a combination of gray- the play safe color scheme…
Singer 8770 Review: Function
What it lacks in size and workroom, it compensates with a pack-full of features both standard and exclusively engineered.
Singer Exclusive Features
SwiftSmart™ Threading System – This allows the user to thread the machine with his eyes closed. Ok, you got me there. That was a bit of an exaggeration. But seriously though, this Singer developed threading system saves you from the tedious process of threading a needle.
Drop & Sew™ Bobbin System – With this feature, you do not need to manually raise the end of the bobbin thread after placing the bobbin. As long as you followed the right bobbin orientation and thread direction, you can have one less thing to take care of.
3 StayBright™ LED Lights – Fully lit sewing surface without the heat that a normal light bulb will emit.
Direct Drive Technology – As opposed to other machines that use a drive to run the needle (which has a tendency to get misaligned), the Singer 8770 has the needle bar geared directly to the motor. This avoids the risk of misaligned drive and makes each thrust of the needle more powerful.
Aside from the Singer exclusive features, the 8770 also have a ton of standard functions that other (but not all) computerized sewing machines possibly have.
- 1-Step Buttonholes (7 different options including the “endless buttonhole)
- 225 Built-In Stitches, this ranges from practical/ construction stitches, specialized stretch stitches and a lot of decorative stitches.
- Memory capability to save your customized stitch setting and combination. LCD screen
- Box feed motion feeding system and Drop feed function
- Needle up/ down function that can be programmed to your preference, Twin needle control, 13 needle position/ starting point
- Mirror image and continuous pattern sewing (only applicable on selected stitches)
- Automatic thread tension adjustment and presser foot pressure control. Auto width and length setting to match selected stitch and design (this can be overridden if you prefer otherwise)
- Thread cutter, auto tacking and tie-off function
Ain’t these a lot? Well, that’s not all you’re getting with the Singer 8770. It also comes with an assortment of accessories/ attachments for varying sewing needs. With dust cover and pedal foot control and storage.
Singer 8770 Review: Author’s conclusion
This machine, though highly functional and overflows with sought-after features, isn’t perfect. Nothing is. Among the most common mishaps with this machine is the failure to use the auto- needle threader once the original needle that comes attached to the machine is replaced.
For its commercial price, you are definitely getting your money’s worth and more. Not to mention that Singer has been a trusted brand for generations. I’d personally give Singer another chance.