SINGER S16 Studio Industrial-Grade True Straight Stitch Only Portable Sewing and Quilting Machine
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- True Straight Stitch Machine ensures a perfect straight stitch and precise fabric handling
- Industrial Strength sewing speed of 1,600 stitches per minute
- Easy Threading, Automatic Needle Threader & Presser Foot Sensor ensure an easy start
- Programmable Needle Up/Down and Knee Lifter are perfect for piecing quilt tops
- Quarter Inch Foot, Narrow Rolled Hem Foot, Free-Motion Foot and Darning Plate Included
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SINGER S16 Studio Industrial-Grade True Straight Stitch Only Sewing and Quilting Machine
The SINGER S16 Studio True Straight Stitch machine provides you with the power of an industrial strength sewing machine for a fraction of the cost. Stitching up to 1,600 stitches per minute, you will whip through projects in no time. The independent bobbin winding system allows you to wind a bobbin while sewing at the same time! The SINGER Studio quilting and sewing machine’s long arm design allows you to manage draperies and other large projects without worry. Experience the power of an industrial strength sewing machine with the sleek design of a home sewing machine. This machine is ideal for professional sewers, quilters, dry cleaners, alteration shops, and seamstresses.
Professional Features for Professional Results
Easy Threading & Automatic Needle Threader
Simply follow the diagrams printed right on the machine. The automatic needle threader is sewing's biggest timesaver.
Hands-Free Knee Lifter Included
Knee Lifter allows for hands-free raising and lowering of the presser foot.
Presser Foot Sensor
Ensures the presser foot is in the proper position for an easy start.
Side-Loading Vertical Full-Rotary Bobbin System
The side-loading system allows for easy bobbin insertion. The vertical full-rotary bobbin system means you get a precise straight stitch every time!
Convenience Features Make Creating Fun & Easy
Independent Bobbin Winding System
Continue to sew while filling a bobbin!
True Straight Stitch Sewing Machine
Sew with precision. The needle bar is locked in perfect alignment, eliminating 'wobbly-looking stitches'. The specially designed needle plate is perfect for sewing all fabric types, including delicates, without distortion.
Programmable Needle Up / Down
The programmable needle up / down feature is vital for quilters when piecing together patchworks. Select to have the needle stop in the down position when appliquéing, quilting or pivoting fabric. When removing the fabric from the machine, the needle must be raised to the highest position.
Adjustable Thread Tension
Ensures stable stitch quality regardless of fabric type. Simply turn the dial on the front of the machine for even stitches.
Perfect for professional sewers, quilters, dry cleaners, alteration shops, and seamstresses
The power of an industrial strength sewing machine for a fraction of the cost
Industrial Strength Sewing Speed of up to 1,600 stitches per minute.
Extra-Large Sewing Space - With almost 9” x 6” of space to the right of the needle, the long arm design allows you to manage quilts and other large projects with ease.
Dual Spool Pins with Retractable Guide for utilizing the Independent Bobbin Winding System.
Expand Your Creative Horizons
Automatic Thread Trimmer - Simply press the scissors button and the top and bobbin threads are trimmed.
Complete Stitch Control - The Electronic Foot Controller provides you with precision at lower speeds and helps maintain smooth and even sewing at all speeds. You can sew through multiple layers of denim and thick quilts at low speeds without worry.
Variable Speed Control - Use the Speed Control lever to set the maximum sewing speed for precise topstitching or beginner sewing.
Free Accessories including Four Presser Feet
All-Purpose Foot, Quarter Inch Foot (perfect for quilting ¼” seam allowances, sewing for small projects with narrow seam allowances like baby and doll clothes), Free-Motion Foot (allows you to create stippling, unique thread painting designs, basting stitches and more), Narrow Rolled Hem Foot (provides a professional edge finish of 1/8 inch for a perfect decorative finish to lightweight or sheer fabrics like those on scarves and blouses), Darning Plate, Needles, Bobbins (5), Thread Spool Cap, Thread Spool Net, Thread Spool Holder, Screwdrivers (2), Fabric Guide and Setscrew, Accessory Storage Box, Bottle of Sewing Machine Oil, Knee Lifter, Instruction Manual, Quick Start Guide, Power Cord, Foot Controller, Soft-Sided Dust Cover.
Additional Features & Benefits
- Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
- Automatic Reverse
- 2 Built-In Sewing Space Lights
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- 25-Year Limited Warranty
The SINGER S16 Studio True Straight Stitch portable sewing machine provides you with the power of an industrial strength sewing machine for a fraction of the cost. Stitching up to 1,600 stitches per minute, you will whip through projects in no time. The independent bobbin winding system allows you to wind a bobbin while sewing at the same time! The SINGER Studio quilting and sewing machines long arm design allows you to manage draperies and other large projects without worry. Experience the power of an industrial strength sewing machine with the sleek design of a home sewing machine. This machine is ideal for professional sewers, quilters, dry cleaners, alteration shops, and seamstresses. Product Features: True Straight Stitch Machine - This straight stitch only machine sews with precision. The needle bar is locked in perfect alignment, eliminating wobbly-looking stitches. The specially designed needle plate is perfect for sewing all fabric types, including delicates, without distortion. Industrial Strength Sewing Speed - With a sewing speed of up to 1,600 stitches per minute, you can finish projects in less time than a conventional sewing machine. Side-Loading Vertical Full-Rotary Bobbin System - The side-loading system allows for easy bobbin insertion. The vertical full-rotary bobbin system means you get a precise straight stitch every time! Extra-Large Sewing Space - With almost 9 x 6 of space to the right of the needle, the long arm design allows you to manage quilts and other larg.
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The machine was well packed and came a day sooner than they said. It seems heavy and well made. Before I started sewing with it I read through the nicely detailed, big, 75 page instruction book, It is easy to thread between either following the book or following the easy to read numbered thread guide with connecting lines, printed on the machine itself. The auto needle threader is easy. Has top drop in bobbin with see through cover plate. it has a needle up/down button to select the needle to stop up or down when done stitching. This is great when in down and you want to pivot your work. I've never had an auto thread cutter before which I have found I really like. You should have your needle set to down when using the cutter and after it cuts will make the needle raise up. It is all explained in instruction book. At first I thought bobbin thread was being cut to short, since I couldn't even see it, but then found if I just started sewing again there is no problem. I do pull my thread from spool a bit longer. There is an auto look button at the end of the seam to lock stitches to secure the end of the seam.
I tried stitching a blue jean hem and it sewed right thru the fat side seam with no problem with size 16 needle. Page 27 in the instruction book tells about hemming thick seams and using black button on zigzag foot.
The different stitch patterns I have tried so far look great. The LCD screen is easy to read and see and it has a contrasting adjusting dial..
I had been quilting a full size quilt on my other machine and the stitches were not even. With this S 18 I am much happier. I attached the Even Feed/Walking Foot and it quilts nicely. I have not tried dropping the feed dogs for free motion quilting as yet. With its throat size I can roll a quilt to fit through and stitch with more room than I've ever had.
There are so many accessories and feet included. So many types of stitches and so many features that I'm still going through learning it all but feel I can say - I love this machine.
To answer the critics that "it only does straight stitches". SO. How many times do you use the 900 stitches your home machine comes with? Never. Thats what i thought. I have one too--a computerized viking and I use the following: straight---straight, and---maybe if I'm lazy--blind hem and button hole---99.9% of the time its full speed ahead straight stiitch and for that I feel the need for speed. This supplies it. Its steel--not plastic--so a magnetic LED light will cling on for dear life as I'm speeding down the sewing lane--is it for everyone?? No. However, if you sew a lot of quilts or clothing---you need straight and you need speed.
This takes--HLx5 needles and they are a hardened version of HAx1 the standard house needles you get at walmart and sewing stores. you CAN use those, but they might break especially if you are sewing layers, (quilts) or jeans--or fast. So in a jamb you can use regular needles, but the best solution is to order some HLx5 (organ brand--much cheaper) and have them on hand. You can get them for about 10c each in bulk ==50-100.
Even if you pay 600-700$ for this machine---its still a great buy. Its metal, its big, its bulky and (did I mention its fast?) and will last you easily a lifetime if you take care of it. The best thing that ever happened---was singer merging with Pfaff and Viking. That didn't cheapen the Pfaff or Viking lines, but it made the singers about 1000x better than they were, and they are now the best buy in sewing machines. For years they lived off their name--and anyone who knew sewing would not be seen using a singer---Think about it--how did Janome and Brother get so big? easy, they made an affordable- high quality machine and filled the huge void left by singer--since singer was making affordable junk. Now--singer is poised to give janome and brother a run---Elna is already on life support--as is Necchi. Janome owns both---and somehow Singer is having some machines made in Janome factories, --I don't understand it all, but like everything else, its been a consolidation of sewing machine companies just like airlines, computers, and many other things. These are great machines, all of the new singers--Not the walmart or cheap 200$ ones, but the 9900's and these studio series---great machines. Good luck!