SINGER 7256 Fashion Mate Sewing Machine

Sewing machines are hard to understand, and if this is your first time trying to buy one, you’re in the right place. I’m always reading up on reviews and such at that cool little web page, Sewing Machine Today (which I think has the best reviews, to be completely blunt) – it made me want to finally buy one for myself. SINGER isn’t just another raggedy sewing machined company, they’re the real deal, and all it took was purchasing one for myself to understand that.

Are You Good At Sewing?

Although I feel like this is irrelevant, no. I’m not very good at sewing, but I do try my best! That’s all that counts, isn’t it? It’s like people who are fans of basketball, but just don’t happen to be very good at playing the sport itself. Get off of my back, okay!

Look, Some Features!

Ah, of course – the features of this sewing machine. They’re what sold me on the product, and the first thing I noticed was that it came with 5 presser feet. There’s an instructional DVD that comes with this sewing machine too, which is very useful if you’re anything like me (as in, a complete novice when it comes to all of this stuff). There are 6 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes, and it allows for a very professional looking touch to be added to your clothing/fabrics.

The LED display ensures that you can customize the sewing experience to your liking, which is alright with me. The easy threading system helped me make sure that I wasn’t messing up the needle threading process, which can be tough for new-comers. It can only be used in Canadian territories, as well as the United States. This is due to the fact that it uses 110 volts of power.

So, What’s Good and Bad?


Sewing machines should always come with presser feet, but when they come with 5 like this variety, you can come out on top every single time. The LED display is easy to read and even easier to handle, while the instructional DVD gave me a lot of tips in regards to perfecting my technique. Sewing for beginners and veterans is pretty much two different worlds, but this is a machine that can take care of both.


It’s only able to be used with 110v power sources, so that means Europeans and people who don’t live in Canada or the United States won’t actually be able to use it. Does that suck? Yes, it sucks quite a bit – but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

Playing the Judge: My Verdict

It’s a great sewing machine that covers a lot of different aspects related to sewing. Your clothes will never fit the wrong way ever again, that is, if you’re willing to learn the proper way to hem.