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SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 Computerized Portable Sewing Machine with 600-Stitches Electronic Auto Pilot Mode, Extension Table and Bonus Accessories, Perfect for Customizing Projects
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- SINGER COMPUTERIZED SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 portable sewing machine has loads of ease-of-use features to allow you to fulfill your creative dreams Has a large selection of stitches including basic, stretch and decorative stitches for fashion sewing, quilting, home decor and crafting There’s even a selection of fonts to personalize projects
- AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER: Threading the machine is so easy that you can have the entire machine threaded, from the spool to the needle’s eye, in seconds The built-in needle threader threads the eye of the needle for you, eliminating eye strain and frustration
- BEST SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine has 600 Built-In Stitches including 5 Alphanumeric Fonts and 13 built-in 1-Step Buttonholes with Exclusive Buttonhole Underplate It also has Mirror Imaging and Stitch Elongation providing even more creative possibilities
- HIGH-SPEED SEWING MACHINE: The SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine has a maximum sewing speed of 850 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly
- SEWING MACHINE ACCESSORIES: A variety of presser feet are included with the sewing machine: All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Button Sewing Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Open Toe Foot, Overcasting Foot, Darning and Embroidery Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch/Quilting Foot, Even Feed / Walking Foot 110 volt machine designed for United States and Canadian use only
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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.
Singer's Quantum Stylist 9960 Sewing Machine
The Perfect Tool for the Emerging Designer
Give every piece a personal touch with five stunning fonts and 600 built-in stitches. Mix stitches and lettering to create unique stitch sequences for endless possibilities of customized projects. Many stitches can be mirror imaged and elongated for even more creative options. Use the Needle Up/Down feature for easy pivoting like sewing on a pocket, topstitching, free-motion quilting, applique and more. Set the maximum sewing speed of the machine where you want it with the Speed Control, faster for long seams like those on curtain panels, or slower for more intricate projects, you're always in control. The Top Drop-in Bobbin is easy to thread and easy to see, so you won't run out of thread in the middle of a seam. When you're done stitching, a simple press of the Thread Trimmer Button will cut both the top and bottom thread, saving you time. This machine has all the features you need to get your masterpieces runway-ready.
Built-in Features Eliminate Guesswork
Easy Threading System with Built-in Needle Theader
Threading the machine is so easy that you can have the entire machine threaded, from the spool to the needle’s eye, just in seconds.
Easy-to-Load Top Drop-In Bobbin System with Clear Cover
The bobbin loads from the top, so it is easy to insert. The clear cover makes it easy to monitor the bobbin thread supply.
The included extension table provides a larger working area, essential for quilting or when working with larger projects.
13 Built-in Perfectly Sized Buttonhole Styles
Buttonhole sewing is a simple 1-step process providing reliable results every time. Just place the button in the buttonhole foot and the machine sews a buttonhole perfectly sized for that button.
A Dealer-Quality Machine at a Fraction of the Cost
600 Built-In Stitches
Fulfill your creative dreams with a large selection of stitches including basic, decorative and stretch stitches for fashion, quilting, home decor and crafting.
One Touch Stitch Selection
Stitches are displayed on the machine's front panel. Simply touch the button for the stitch you want and start sewing. Also, the eight most commonly used stitches are conveniently located on the front of the machine and available with a direct stitch selection.
Electronic Twin Needle Settings
For stitches other than the straight stitch, this function reduces stitch width for sewing with a twin needle so the needles clear the presser foot while sewing.
Heavy Duty Metal Frame
The internal skeleton of the sewing machine is constructed of heavy duty metal. This rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for skip-free sewing and overall durability.
Additional Features and Benefits
- Optimum Power Control
- Snap-On Presser Feet
- Automatic Presser Foot Pressure Control
- Center Zigzag Taper
- Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
- Automatic Tension
- Automatic Bobbin Winding Clutch
- Direct Button Stitch Selection
- Automatic Locking Stitch Function
- Automatic Reverse
- Mirror Imaging and Elongation Functions
- Electronic Auto Pilot
- Large Back-Lit LCD Screen with Brightness Control
- Warranty: 25 years
What's in the Box?
18 Presser Feet Included (Located inside the Free Arm Storage Area Within the Machine)
All-Purpose Foot (on machine), Zipper Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Satin Stitch Foot, Buttonhole Foot and Underplate, Open Toe Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Overcasting Foot, Narrow Hem Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch Foot, Darning & Freehand Embroidery Foot, Even Feed / Walking Foot.
Adjustable Bias Binder Foot, Single Welt Cording Foo,t Braiding Foot with Guide, Clear Piping Foot, Stitch in the Ditch Foot Fancy Trim Foot.
- Accessories Included: Extra Wide Extension Table, Pack of Needles, Bobbins (Class 15), Seam Ripper, Lint Brush, Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Screwdriver (2), Spool Cap (2), Seam Guide, Quilting Bar, Clearance Plate, Shank for Presser Feet
|Singer 9985||Singer 9960||Singer 9980||Curvy 8770||Legacy C440||Featherweight C240|
|Built-in Stitches Count||960+ Built-In Stitches - 10 Essential, 21 Stretch, 919 Decorative, 13 Buttonholes, 6 Styles of Alphabets & Numerals||600 Built-In Stitches||820 Built-In Stitches - 10 Basic, 21 Stretch, 776 Decorative, 13 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes, 5 Block & Script Alphabets & Numerals||225 Built-In Stitches - 6 Essential, 5 Stretch, 207 Decorative, 7 Buttonholes||200 Built-In Stitches||70 Built-In Stitches|
|Presser Foot Lifter and Pressure Control||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Buttonhole Type||1-Step Automatic||1-Step Automatic||1-Step Automatic||1-Step Automatic||1-Step Automatic||1-Step Automatic|
|Automatic Needle Theader||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Stitch Length and Width||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Adjustable||Adjustable|
|Automatic Reverse Stitch||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|LCD screen Included||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Number of LED Light Source||2||2||3||3||2|
"The SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine has loads of ease-of-use features to allow you to fulfill your creative dreams. Its 600 Built-In Stitches include 5 Alphanumeric Fonts and 13 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes with Exclusive Buttonhole Underplate, Mirror Imaging, and Stitch Elongation options provide even more creative possibilities. Start-up is a breeze with quick and easy threading, preset stitch length and width, built-in needle threader, built-in thread cutter, stitch editing capabilities, a start/stop button and direct button stitch selection. Packed with features, this machine truly has it all. The computerized sewing machine with large LCD screen, provides clear and easy viewing of stitch functions including stitch length, stitch width, tension settings, recommended presser foot, needle up/down position and more! The SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine includes an extension table providing a larger working area, essential for quilting or when working with larger projects. It has 2 StayBright LED lights which illuminate the sewing surface for optimal viewing. This sewing machine has a ton of other features like electronic twin needle settings, 7-segment feeding system, automatic locking stitch function, built-in reverse, horizontal threading, automatic bobbin winding clutch, direct select stitch selection buttons, automatic tension settings, extra-high presser foot lift, center zigzag taper, automatic presser foot pressure control and optimum power control. PRODUCT DETAILS: Model Number - 9960 Description - 600 Stitch Electronic Sewing Machine Product - Sewing Machine Bobbin Class - 15 Transparent Needles - 2020 & 2045 Lightbulb - LED UPC - 037431884411 Dimensions - 17""L x 8.25""W x 12""H Weight – 18.2 pounds Warranty - 25-Year Limited". Watts:55,Volts:120V,Amps:0.46,Hertz:60
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With 960 stitches, it blows the Bernina 550 right out of the water, as it has only 177. Of course it is the quality of the stitch that counts, and the Singer 9985 stitches as beautifully as any machine costing thousands more. I am working my way through the entire catalog of decorative stitches and functions, and have not found anything so far that is less than perfect. What is really unexpected in a machine at this price is the degree of precision you can bring to bear on your decorative stitches. Say you wish to place an outline of decorative arrows around a neckline facing or placket; you can figure out by stitching a sample how many arrows you are getting per inch, and program the machine to run a certain number of arrows and stop, so you can precisely pivot and turn or reproduce a certain line of stitching or whatever. The selection and editing of decorative stitches is simple and intuitive if you are used to doing anything with a computer. Not every stitch can be elongated or made wider to the same extent, but it is easy to tell what you can and cannot do once you see it on the screen. Considering this capability, you really have way more than the 960 stitches advertised. For best quality decorative stitching, I recommend using 40-wt rayon or polyester machine embroidery thread on top and good quality polyester sewing thread to match your item in the bobbin, and attach the transparent satin stitch foot. Tearaway or wash-away stabilizer under your project will make a world of difference. Many stitches can be flipped or rotated, so you could stitch a line of left-facing triangles next to a line of right-facing triangles, or run some lines of straight stitches in between for a cuff or something like that -- in other words, the creative design possibilities get crazy when you have these advanced editing capabilities, and the results are perfect because you can edit precisely where each stitch starts and stops. With this wide selection of stitches, even the simplest garment can be embellished with embroidery to make it look amazing. Stalking Pinterest and Instagram photos of embroidered garments has inspired me to combine multiple rows of decorative stitches with straight stitching around garment edges, repeating thread colors I've used in the embroidered motifs I've done on the Singer Quantum Futura 580 on the front, back, and sleeves. Built-in stitches did not seem to add much to fashion sewing for me in the past because in regular sewing thread, they can look pretty sad, but the options this machine offers combined with the wonderful threads widely available to machine embroiderers make fashion sewing exciting in a whole new way.
The hand quilting-look stitch combined with the walking foot offers a feature usually found on only high-end machines. I was skeptical that a machine at this price point could produce a decent quilting stitch, but by following the directions in the manual and making the necessary tension adjustments, the result is quite impressive.
The manual is pretty good. When I get a new machine, I usually go through the manual page by page and try every stitch, technique, and foot to learn as much as I can and make sure everything is functioning properly. Though I have not completed the learning process yet on this machine due to my eagerness to get to the fun stuff, I have read through the entire manual and it seems that everything I need to know is in there somewhere. The quilting section should not be construed as instruction in quiltmaking by any means, and it is kind of weird that they do not mention the even-feed foot until several pages later, and free-motion quilting and stippling should probably not be attempted based on the instructions here, though of course YouTube videos abound. I find Singer manuals maddening in that the English version is on the left-hand side of the page, with French and Spanish on the right. It would be much more efficient for all users if they would put each language in its own section. The small format of this manual means the print and illustrations are quite small. I'll be looking for the manual at the Singer site so I can read it on a device which enables me to zoom in.
Speaking of instructions, I'd just like to point out that this uses size 15 bobbins, not 15J as the "customers also bought" copy above might indicate. The difference is slight but if you use the wrong bobbins, you will really mess up your shuttle race. When I selected this machine, I assumed it would use 15J bobbins just like my embroidery machine, which would be super convenient. Alas, that is not the case, and it is kind of a pain. You must use Singer brand bobbins, and not cheap copies, which are not the same size. This is kind of a pain, but it's worth it to me to have all these other awesome features I never expected to own. And did I say it's purple?
The Singer 9985 is the perfect companion to my Singer 580 embroidery machine. I am super thrilled that I was able to get such a high quality machine with so many awesome stitches and features for such a low price, with free shipping. Not to be snarky, but a local dealer of the expensive brands does not carry this machine in her store, and I can guess why, though she offered to special order it for me, at the full list price. *snort* If I were trying to sell a comparable machine for almost $5,000, I would not want this one sitting next to it, either. Thanks, amazon!!
So I was very happy with the machine after that, until I finished a quilt top and went to quilt it with the walking foot. That’s when I discovered a major problem. You cannot use the quilting bar with the walking foot! That is a serious bug. There are other feet that will take the guilting bar, but the walking foot will not. Since the walking foot is recommended for quilting, how are you supposed to maintain an even distance from row to row? I called Singer Customer Care, and they got right back to me. They confirmed that there is no way to use the quilting bar with the walking foot, and there is no other machine with a walking foot to fit the 9960 which has that feature. I have also been unable to find one in the aftermarket. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper. If I’d known that up front, I would never have bought this machine. Quilter beware.
One final problem I have not yet been able to diagnose. It may be user error (me), or it may be some problem with the machine. If you let the bobbin winder fill a bobbin as directed in the instruction manual, you cannot remove the bobbin from the spindle. I have destroyed two bobbins trying to pry them off the spindle. I dont think there is any kind of release lever, but I haven’t checked with Customer Care yet. I’m sufficiently aggravated by this problem, I think I will just get a separate bobbin winder and not bother with Customer Care. I didn’t ding the review another star for this problem, because I’m not sure if it’s my problem or theirs. There was some question initially whether the machine used 15 or 15J bobbins. Various tutorials on the machine from Singer actually give contradictory information. The final word from Customer Care was use 15, not 15J. But now I’m wondering if that was wrong.
Sorry this runs on so long. On the whole it’s a great machine. Clothes and simple stuff are a breeze. But it was advertised as a machine for quilting, and I would say it falls short there.