The Curvy 8763 Sewing Machine Review, this is a computerized sewing machine by Singer.
It has a lavender colored stitch display on the front.
This model is a good choice for anyone that’s been sewing for a long time or even beginners starting out.
This sewing machine runs very well, and is easy to work with, and seems to be of better quality than some of the older machines.
Singer 8763 Curvy Sewing Machine Review
- 30 built-in stitches
- Push button stitch selection
- Drop and sew bobbin
- Automatic thread tension adjustment
- Reverse stitch button
- Swift smart threading system
- Free Arm
- Automatic tie-off function
- Automatic 1-step buttonhole
- 3 stay bright LED lights
- Extra high presser foot lifter
- 13 needle positions
- Automatic stitch length and width settings
- Sewing speed of 750 stitches per minute
- Automatic tension for presser foot
- 13 needle positions
- Maximum speed of 750 stitches per minute
- Side thread cutter
To select the stitch you want to sew with, you will see on the lavender display five rows with 6 different stitches in each, and 5 white buttons on the end of each stitch row.
Press the white button to move a pinpointed orange light to your desired stitch.
Each stitch will have its own length and width preset, but if you want to customize the stitch just slide the levers found just below the stitch patterns to what you would like.
It also has the reverse stitching by just the push of a button.
The 30 built-in stitches are 6 utility stitches, 5 stretch stitches, 17 decorative stitches, and 2 automatic 1-step buttonholes.
Bobbin and Threading
The machine has a Switch Smart threading system, and uses digital technology to make threading on easy process.
Just guide the thread from the spool to the needle via the single grove on the front of the machine, and down to the needle, then just press the needle threader lever located at the end of the machine for easy threading, and thread tension is done automatically.
It has the drop and sew bobbin system, just put your bobbin into the case and pull the thread through the needle plate track, and you’re ready to sew.
There is also a clear cover on the bobbin case to see when your thread is getting low.
There are 5 presser feet that come with this machine.
- General purpose foot
- Zipper foot
- Satin foot
- Blind stitch hem foot
- Buttonhole foot
The feet are snap on for quick and easy changes.
Also, there are 3 preset settings for presser foot height, down, up and high for thick fabrics, and the pressure on the presser foot is not adjustable on this model.
The machine has a stainless steel metal frame, making it sturdy and built to last.
It weights about 16 pounds, so it’s easy portable with the handle on top.
To get to the free arm for sewing sleeves, cuffs, pants etc, just remove the accessory case.
There is also a switch on the back of the free arm to lower and raise the feed dogs.
The machine comes with 3 LED lights, giving the work space plenty of light.
- Cotton – linen – wool
- Silk – satin – velvet
- Blends rayon – polyester
Accessories For The Singer 8763
- 5 snap on presser feet
- Pack of needles
- Bobbins – class 15J the metal ones last longer than plastic
- Thread spool caps
- Seam ripper
- Lint brush
- Soft dust cover
- Quick start guide with intro DVD
- Owners manual
- Spool pin felt
- Auxiliary spool pin
- Darning plate
The machine comes with the 25 years limited warranty, and 5 years on the electronics, and 1 year on labour
It works on 110 volts, so is designed mostly for Canada and the United States.
- Comes with an easy to read manual
- Good amount of stitches
- Can sew light and thick fabrics
- Heavy enough to stay in place when sewing
- Presser foot not adjustable
- Drop feed control lever not handy, only can be reached after removing accessory tray
Can I Make Quilts With This Sewing Machine?
Yes, you can work with ease while making all sizes of quilt tops.
Can This Sewing Machine Do Free Motion Quilting?
As this model has the feed dog drop system, you can do free motion quilting with it, but it doesn’t come with the quilting foot, so you’ll need to buy it.
If the price is not the best for a sewing machine for you, I have another sewing machine for you, the Brother CS6000i
Singer 8763 Verdict
After spending a day on a workshop with a friend who owns this model, I could see this model is a good sewing machine that will be perfect for beginners and more advanced sewers to work on many different sewing projects.
I could see how well the Singer 8763 performs on different projects, including piecing a top quilt and working on the quilting.
This is a good model for sewers who want to start learning to sew or more advanced sewers who are ready to move from a mechanical sewing machine to an electronic model.
All level of sewers will value the comfort of working with the programmed needle threading and other features on this model.
The price is not overly high for a computerized sewing machine, so you might want to look it over