Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 50
Rated 1 out of 5 by Elseyclaire Falling apart
My mother bought this product for me for Christmas from John Lewis. One contact with the reverse lever whilst trying the product out, and the plastic lever BROKE. Very poorly made! I am now trying to source parts.
31 December 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mum203 Cheaply made = unreliable
Bought this for sewing at home. First machine broke halfway through the first project. The reverse stitching lever is really poorly designed and the plastic knob came away from the metal rod inside. JL very good and organised a replacement for the next day and picked up the old one. The second machine is faulty, keeps locking up underneath, also something is discolouring the top thread - white thread is now grey on the top of the fabric. Not very impressed with Singer. Am going to return this one and get a different machine.
11 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wyc79 great machine
So simple to use and ordering and delivery super fast.
Love the machine, have had no problems with it so far. Only think they could have included was a tiny screwdriver, as you need this to adjust the tension of the bobbin.
01 September 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Polly07 Steer clear
Used it once.... was hemming a skirt (light cotton) and power suddenly failed and no idea why! Checked fuse in plug, socket all ok and I have no idea what has happened - it appears 'dead'!
I am used to an 'old fashioned' machine so it took me quite a while to get to grips with this new one BUT: I find the bobbin arrangement very odd and not user friendly, the needle hard to thread and the light poor! So all in all, VERY disappointed and it will be going back as a faulty item.
26 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 9MDP9 Simple little machine
Ido have a machine but it's too heavy and very old. I needed the one which I can move about easily. I have not used my new singer 8280 yet, but I am happy with it as it is lighter and looks simple enough to use it. I will add more view latter.
15 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gillyflower44 Singer 8280 Sewing Machine
I purchased the Singer 8280 to replace my 50 year old Singer. I was pleasantly surprised how easy I found it to get started, how light and clean looking it is. I have done more sewing since I purchased it than I had done in many years due to how easy it is to use. I love it and would recommend it to others.
10 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roddygirl Excelent replacement!
I bought this to replace a trusty friend (my Singer sewing machine of 45 years!). Am extremely pleased with this 8280 - it is simple to use and just what I need now that I sew less then in previous years.
10 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GothamGirl Singer 8280 Sewing Machine
Love my Singer 8280 Sewing Machine - not over-complicated which I like and a lot of the threading-up instructions are quite easy and like my old fashioned machine. Good machine for a starter.
03 June 2014