SINGER 8770 Curvy needs some improvement design wise. It is highly priced as well. There are better alternatives from Singer itself.
SINGER 8770 Curvy Sewing Machine Features
- 225 built-in stitches
- Automatic needle threader
- Fully computerized
- Combination stitches
- Extra-high presser foot lifter
SINGER 8770 Curvy Review
Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : LOW
SINGER 8770 Curvy is a computerized sewing machine. It will suit advanced users. It has a stylish design. Singer has included 225 built-in stitches in this machine. There is a huge variety of stitches on this machine which comes handy for construction, embroidery, fashion sewing, quilting, heirloom, crafts, home decorating and decorative sewing. The 225 stitches include 6 essential stitches, 5 stretch stitches, 207 decorative stitches and 6 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes. It includes alphabets and numerals for monogramming works.
SINGER 8770 Curvy comes with swift smart threading system with an automatic one-touch needle threader. The drop-n bobbin system is also there, which is not a surprise at all. There are 3 stay bright LEDs for working in the dark. The best feature of this sewing machine is that you can combine stitches and alphabets for creating custom designs. It is something that designers will look for in a sewing machine. You can save those combination stitch patterns in the memory as well. Creative top stitching is made easy with drop feed dog feature.
SINGER 8770 Curvy has automatic settings for stitch width and length which can be manually adjusted if you want. The LCD screen allows for easy view of all selection settings. Another feature that you won’t normally see on other machines is the Center ZigZag taper. What this does is that when you do ZigZag stitch, the stitch tapers to the center instead of right or left giving a professional finish.
SINGER 8770 Curvy has one-touch buttons for automatic tacking stitch and automatic tie-off. Quilters will love this machine for the programmable needle up/down feature. You can do twin needle sewing as well.
Other features of SINGER 8770 Curvy are
- 13 needle positions
- Mirror image and continuous pattern
- Automatic tension
- Extra-high presser foot lifter
- Free-arm sewing capability
- Heavy-duty metal frame
You will also get a wide variety of included accessories.
Usability & Limitations
SINGER 8770 Curvy packs quite a lot of features. The overall build quality of this machine is not very impressive. The straight stitches may create some doubts in your mind. Straight stitches are not so great, it has to be said. For a high end machine like SINGER 8770 Curvy, it seems slightly difficult to sew in a straight line. I hope Singer will fix it in the coming machines. You will need to practice it a couple of times to get it right. Still it doesn’t improve a lot. The automatic needle threader also needs some improvement. You should be really lucky to get the threader to work in the first attempt. The fabric feeding system also falters at times.
- Quite a lot of features on paper
- There are some areas of improvement
To be very honest, you will be better of considering some other model than SINGER 8770 Curvy. It may not be a great idea to invest on this sewing machine. I can’t recommend it to you until Singer fixes all the shortcomings. If you have 30 more dollars to spend, you can consider Singer 9960 sewing machine with 600 built-in stitches. It is a stunning machine and is listed among “Machines You Can Buy With Your Eyes Shut”.