Singer 9960 Sewing Machine

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Singer 9960 Sewing Machine Review

The Singer 9960 sewing machine has the capability to complete 850 stitches per minute, making any project work more efficient. With 600 different stitch patterns, this unit is well above average and far exceeds other models in the same category. With so many designs to choose from, any crafter will find the right stitch for any type of project.

The Singer 9960 sewing machine also has an automatic needle threader, perfect for older adults and those who have a difficult time seeing such small details, and an automatic thread cutter which saves time. An automatic bobbin winder quickly prepares your thread before you begin.

With 13 different styles of buttonhole, clothing options are endless. The Singer 9960 has the capability to stitch through heavy material and multiple layers of fabric; just be sure to select the right needle for the project.

Design

Weighing in at 20 pounds, the Singer 9960 sewing machine is not the most portable unit, but it makes up for this with the build quality and feature sets of the machine itself. The Singer 9960 features a stop and start button, but a foot pedal is also included for optional use.  A bright backlit LCD screen shows the stitch pattern, width, and length of the stitch you are currently working with. If there is a problem with the machine, or if usage is not correct, the screen will display a message to assist you. LED lights directed at the sewing area make it easier to see the project that you are working on in areas of low lighting. Though the throat of the unit is 6.5-inches, which is on the small side when it comes to quilting and larger projects. You can remove part of the table for free-arm sewing and there is a generous extension table, which gives you more quilting capability.

Accessories

The number of accessories that are included with the Singer 9960 sewing machine are extensive. Aside from 19 different presser feet and a needle set with various sizes you also get:

  • Bobbins
  • Spool pin
  • Seam ripper
  • Extension table
  • Spool caps
  • Screwdrivers
  • Cleaning brush
  • Quilting bar
  • Foot controller

Also included are a dust cover and transportation case to protect your unit and extend the life of the machine.

Summary

The Singer 9960 sewing machine is a great model for use by any level of sewer, from beginner to advanced. Those who do not have the opportunity to sew often will benefit from the many automated options on this unit. Easy to use, easy to set up, this is a clear winner when looking for a quality sewing machine. Though there are no tutorials, there is an instruction manual included to help troubleshoot basic issues. The unit features a 25-year warranty on the sewing machine head, 5 years on the motor, light assembly, speed control, electronics, wiring, and stitches, and 1-year on adjustments, rings, belts, bulbs, and attachments. Being such a versatile machine, this is clearly a model made for everyone. The Singer 9960 sewing machine receives our editors award for product excellence.