SINGER 160 Anniversary Limited Edition Computerized Sewing Machine
- Quick-view stitch setting displays optimal stitch size for sewing ease
- Simple stitch adjustment keeps seams strong and prevents bunching on any type of fabric
- OneTouch stitch selection make it easy to select and easy to personalize
- 24 built-in stitches--essential, stretch, decorative and fully automatic 1-step buttonholes
- SwiftSmart threading system with automatic needle threader is the biggest timesaver. 110 volt machine designed for United States and Canadian use only
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The SINGER 160 Limited Edition anniversary sewing machine features a nostalgic heritage shape and color with updated features and new technology that makes sewing easy, intuitive and fun. The OneTouch stitch selector makes selecting a stitch as easy as pushing a button. The stitches are automatically set to the optimal length and width, but can be overridden for personalization. The SwiftSmart threading and Drop & Sew bobbin systems make machine threading and set up easier than ever. Included Accessories: All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Pack of Needles, Bobbins (Class 15J), Thread Spool Caps, Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Needle Plate Screwdriver, Seam Ripper / Lint Brush, Soft-Sided Dust Cover, Instruction Manual with Stitch Guide, Quick Start Guide, and Machine Intro DVD
The SINGER 160 Limited Edition: Timeless Style and Modern Innovation
The SINGER 160 Limited Edition anniversary computerized sewing machine features a nostalgic heritage shape and color with updated features and new technology that makes sewing easy, intuitive, and fun.
The OneTouch stitch selector makes selecting a stitch as easy as pushing a button. The stitches are automatically set to the optimal length and width, but can be overridden for personalization. The SwiftSmart threading and Drop & Sew bobbin systems make machine threading and set up easier than ever.
Whether you're new to sewing or an experienced pro, you'll enjoy 24 built-in stitch options, the heritage design, and overall ease of use of this limited time machine.
SwiftSmart Threading System with Automatic Needle ThreaderSimply guide the thread directly from the spool to the needle area through a single groove and thread the needle by pressing the lever.
Drop & Sew Bobbin SystemWith this special top drop-on bobbin, there’s no longer any need to raise the bobbin thread before sewing. Just drop and sew.
Quick View Stitch SettingWhen either the length or width of a stitch is changed, the corresponding LED light turns yellow for notification of the change.
Simple Stitch AdjustmentAutomatic optimal settings for stitch length and width can be overridden to personalize projects.
Extra-Large Sewing SpaceThe arm of the machine measures 14.7 inches, allowing sewers to easily manage quilts and other large projects.
OneTouch Stitch SelectionEasy to select, easy to personalize.
Presser Foot Sensor with Error Message and BuzzerEnsures the presser foot is in position for an easy start.
Drop FeedA conveniently located lever lowers the feed dogs for free-motion embroidery, monograms, and button sewing.
FREE Accessories IncludedImportant extras to get you started.
Warranty25-year limited warranty.
About SINGERSINGER is sewing made easy.
Founded in 1851, Singer is one of the world’s leading sellers of consumer and artisan sewing machines, and one of the world’s most trusted and recognizable brands. The company has a long history of innovation, having produced, among other breakthroughs, the world’s first portable machine, the first zigzag machine and the first computer-controlled machine.
By making simple, easy-to-use machines, Singer has provided the gateway to sewing for people around the world. From home décor and clothing construction to embroidery and quilting, Singer is dedicated to helping people express themselves through sewing.
The Right Stitch: Easier Sewing With Better Results.The SINGER 160 offers 24 built-in stitches for fashion sewing, construction, quilting, heirloom, crafts, home decorating, and decorative sewing. Plus, the included stitch guide is a handy reference that tells you when to use every stitch and setting.
12 Decorative StitchesCreate special details on any project.
4 Stretch StitchesSpecially designed to move with your fabric.
6 Essential StitchesThe core stitches of construction and mending.
2 Fully Automatic 1-Step ButtonholesFor professional results at the touch of a button.
- All-Purpose Foot
- Zipper Foot
- Buttonhole Foot with Underplate
- Blind Hem Foot
- Satin Stitch Foot
- Pack of Needles
- Thread Spool Caps
- Auxiliary Spool Pin
- Spool Pin Felt
- Needle Plate Screwdriver
- Seam Ripper/Lint Brush
- Soft-Sided Dust Cover
Consumer's ChoiceMore people own SINGER machines than all other brands combined.
Bobbin Class: 15J
Light Bulb: 3 StayBright LED Lights
Needles: 2020 & 2045
Presser Foot Class: A
Top Customer Reviews
Changing my review to a 5 star! I've had this machine for over a year now, and it has become my little trooper! I've used it pretty much every day for several hours, and have NEVER had a problem. I've used all the functions and sewn through nearly every kind of material. It's a champion. I have taken to patting it on the head after each big project, that's how much I love it. I've used a wide range of machines, and this one is the most simple, comfortable, and trusty little gizmo, in my opinion. Most machines give up on me at this point, but I think I'm going to have this one forever. Just to reiterate: After sewing on it every day for over a YEAR, I've never had an issue with tension or mechanics, I haven't even broken a needle.
It does take some getting used to at first. I've had my sister use it, and she thought it was weird at first, but also fell in love with how easy it was. So I still stand by everything I said below, but this machine has definitely become my favorite! And every time I have guests over they tell me how pretty it is :)
I had been admiring this machine from afar for months until my trusty Brother machine seized up on me. I sew for a living as part of my business, and am on a machine for at least a couple hours nearly every day. I was hesitant to purchase a new Singer. My first new machine was a Singer Talent, which is still alive, but I hate sewing on it. It always jams, and it actually bounces around like a jackhammer if you push down on the pedal all the way. It's also incredibly loud. These traits made me nervous about getting the anniversary model, but it was so pretty I couldn't help myself!
When it arrived, I was so excited I set it up right away. It is gorgeous. The plastic is really high quality and solid, and it looks super sleek. The only let down is the foot pedal, which is really small and light, so it's hard to get your foot on it just right and keep it in place. It flashes and beep -boops like a robot when you turn it on. I prefer more technical, manual machines to computerized ones, as there is less that can go wrong, but this one is kind of cool and doesn't over do it. I've had it for a few weeks now and use it all the time. The first stitch after you turn the machine on is always slow, like it's waking up. It DOES stitch beautifully. I haven't had any issues with the tension or inaccurate stitches. I can go through a project really quickly, as I never have to fix anything. The different stitches are really cool, and you can switch stitches just by touching a button. It will sew through many different materials, and has stitches for stretchy fabric, silk, etc. I just wouldn't recommend it for heavy duty fabric. It got a little jammed going through a few layers of canvas.
I love how easy it is to thread! You just drop in the bobbin. You don't have to pull up the thread. And you just pull the top thread through the slot straight to the needle. So cool! It's a little confusing the first time you do it, but the best word of advice is "yes, it really is that simple." The only downside is the bobbin winding isn't the greatest. The thread flaps around and can get tangled. But it works, anyway.
The hardest thing to get used to is the auto up needle. I'm guessing because it's computerized, the needle has to go all the way up when you finish sewing. The bad part about that is it will sometimes keep stitching after you lift your foot off the pedal. It has caused me to go off my seem allowance often, and annoys the crap out of me! The first time I used it I even considered returning it because of it. But I got used to it, and have learned to live with it.
The other thing to get used to is the reverse button. You have to keep your foot down on the pedal before and after. If you pick it up at all, it will stall, and takes a few seconds to go again. It's also super slow in reverse.This also bothered me, but I actually got used to it. The biggest overall critique is the computerized features seem to slow down the machines functions. But once you sew on it a few times, the good starts to outshine the little annoyances.
I am overall happy with my purchase. The machiine is quiet, sturdy, and does it's job. It's excellent quality for the price. However, if I had spent the $600 they originally went for, I would be incredibly dissapointed. But for $340 on Amazon, its an amazing little gizmo that I'm learning to fall in love with :)
I would sew on it a few times before you make up your mind on it. But I definitely recommend it!! If your looking for a simple, easy machine to do the job right, this one won't dissapoint.
This machine caught my eye because it's absolutely beautiful unlike my Fashion Mate which is an eye sore when left out in my home. The machine sews beautifully, has most of the same stitches that my last Singer had, and the large sewing space makes quilting extra easy. One review that I read stated that the machine being plastic scratches easily and I can see where that would be an issue because of the black color but I feel like that's normal wear and tear. There is a very large compartment underneath, three times the size of regular machines, to store extra bobbins and tools. Overall this machine is everything I could have wanted.
A lot of the reviews I read said the machine was of a low quality and those people said they were taking the machine back to get a Viking or other expensive brand. In my personal experience Singer has never been of the same quality as Viking considering that Singer machines are a third of the cost! You get what you pay for... I have ALWAYS been a Singer user. I started sewing on my great Grandmother's treadle machine from the 1920's as a small child, it is still in my home today. Like everything else made in this day and age, I can't see this machine still being functional in 100 years like my great Gran's machine.
If they are still available and you are thinking of purchasing this anniversary edition I would encourage you to buy it... it is well worth the money!
The only feature I would add on this machine is the up/down button ... I wish it had that feature ... but even at that, this machine is worth every penny I paid for it.
I am very happy with this machine and I have absolutely no problems or hesitation in giving it 5 stars in rating. I have been using this machine and I know what it can do and what to expect of it.
I highly recommend this machine to anyone who likes do do free motion quilting or would like to learn this technique. The other decorative stitches perform well and I have done table toppers using the decorative stitches as quilting stitches and I did not have to use a walking foot to achieve perfectly spaced stitches.