Singer 8280C Prelude Basic Sewing Machine

A substantial basic sewing machine with 8 essential built-in stitches and more than 30 stitch functions.

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The SINGER 8280 Prelude sewing machine is a reliable basic sewing machine that won't overwhelm you with too many bells and whistles. The heavy duty interior metal frame and powerful motor allows you to sew through multiple layers of denim - perfect for hemming.

  • Built-in accessory storage
  • Four snap-on presser feet
  • Automatic reverse button for securing stitches
  • Adjustable stitch length for strong seams and prevent puckering 
  • Adjustable thread tension for evenly balanced stitches on all fabric types

Accessories Included:

  • All-Purpose Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  • Buttonhole Foot
  • Button Sewing Foot
  • L-Screwdriver
  • Seam Ripper/Lint Brush
  • Pack of Needles
  • Bobbins (Class 15)
  • Edge/Quilting Guide
  • Darning Plate
  • Auxiliary Spool Holder
  • Instruction Manual
  • Foot Control
  • Power Cord
  • Warranty and Printed Items
  • Easy threading
  • Heavy duty metal frame
  • 8 built-in stitches, more than 30 stitch functions 
  • Automatic 4-step buttonhole
  • Horizontal thread delivery for smooth thread feeding
  • Adjustable presser foot pressure for sewing on all types and weights of fabric
  • Free arm for sewing hard-to-reach areas like cuffs and sleeves

Assembled product dimensions: L 15.00 inches x W 7.50 inches x H 12.00 inches x W 13.00 pounds


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Assembled Product Length
15 Inches
Assembled Product Width
7.5 Inches
Assembled Product Height
12 Inches
Assembled Product Weight
13 Pounds
Shipping Product Length
17.00 IN
Shipping Product Width
9.00 IN
Shipping Product Height
14.00 IN
Shipping Product Weight
16.40 LB
Supplier Warranty
  • 25-year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • 2-years on electronic components
  • 90-days on labour
Supplier Warranty Length
25 years
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30382434, 1939624
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Singer 8280C Prelude Basic Sewing Machine is rated 3.5455 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible, terrible, terrible... I recently bought this machine and the reverse lever was broke along with the tightening function on the lower bobbin. Regardless of the defects, threading the machine sought to be VERY difficult and time consuming.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, basic sewing machine I bought this awhile ago and have had no issues yet. I sew/quilt, but I recommend if your an avid quilter-this is not the machine for you (I have down basic, small quilting projects, but large quilts are impossible.) I found it quick and easy to thread, the enclosed manual is clear and easy to understand-if you encounter any problems, I would recommend checking out the manual. I have never watched the enclosed DVD (maybe one day.) I have made dozens of projects and clothing on this machine with no issues/problems. I do advise to keep it maintained- oil/lube (included); when taking the bobbin out, check for debris and "sweep out"-this will stop any jams/freezing of your machine down the line. I am now teaching my granddaughter a few things on sewing and this machine will not overwhelm/confuse her-great for teaching the basics. Would recommend for a beginner or someone who sews occasionally.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from You Get What You Pay For I bought this machine only because I needed a basic sewing machine and the one I wanted wasn't in stock - so I picked up this model after reading the reviews. It is an easy to set up machine however, on my first day of use the reverse lever broke off. I noticed the one on display in Walmart was missing the reverse lever but I thought it was just from it being touched too much by customers or mishandled etc...but it didn't take much for it to break right off and become unusable. Cheap Cheap Cheap! While I was able to sew, the machine did a good job when it wasn't jamming up a storm. I thought maybe it was me because I haven't sewn a bunch but after I got a new machine (Brother CE8080) which I use everyday for hours, I realized that the Singer Prelude is a hunk of junk! They say you get what you pay for and in this case I'd have to agree.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from don't waste your money! This machine is low quality, not what I expected from singer. It jams all the time, NOT 'high powered' like the box states, and the manual is full of grammer errors. Took it back when I couldn't even get a pair of pants hemmed with it.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jams a lot My mother in law recently purchased this machine. Upon using it to mend a small job I noticed that the bobbin jams a lot . The problem is in the bobbin case it's self , there is a small screw that adjusts the tension that seems to constantly come loose . It becomes quite frustrating when you have to continually take it out and adjust ��! Also the reverse lever cracked when I went to use it , overall I wouldn't recommend this machine .��
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! My wife's previous sewing machine had been problems from the word "go". Never worked properly. And I had to listen to all the complaining which was almost continuous. Well, with this new sewing machine, it's been quiet around the house other than the low buzz of sewing. Now I know what paradise feels like......a quiet house. It works great. Best money I've spent. And I've got a happy wife!!!!!!
Date published: 2013-03-06
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