SINGER Quantum Stylist 9960

Singer 9960 Sewing Machine Review

Are you looking for a pro quality sewing machine at a reasonable cost?

If you deal with a lot of projects which involve complicated stitching and a lot of difficult areas, you’ll know how time-consuming it can be to get through what seems like a relatively small amount of work.

Of course, time is the one thing that most of us don’t have enough of. It’s important to try to find ways to get things done more efficiently.

But, while we want to be more efficient, we also need to be careful not to compromise on quality. You need to find a sewing machine that can cope with difficult and awkward stitching easily and quickly, and still give you professional quality results.

On top of all that, you need to make sure you don’t go in over your head and end up buying something that’s going to be difficult to use and tedious to understand. You need a straightforward and simple-to-use machine that you can put to work right away. 

You want to take a look at the Singer 9960

To some people, this machine can appear a little daunting at first.

Singer 9960 In DetailIt’s heavily computerized, which can give it the impression of being complicated to use. In fact, it’s not at all – the computerization actually makes it a lot easier to understand and operate than it otherwise would be.

The way the Singer 9960 runs is often a big surprise to those who try it for the first time. It is impressively quick while being pleasantly quiet. For those who have recently gotten into sewing and have recently upgraded to this machine, it goes a long way towards helping them feel like they’ve bridged the gap between being a beginner and an accomplished sewer.

If you have a lot of projects to get through, projects which require difficult stitching, or require a wide variety of different stitches, you’d better take a look at the Singer 9960.

If you get through a good amount of work, but using your current machine leaves you feeling beat, this machine could make a world of difference to you. 

If any deserves to be called ‘feature rich’ it’s the Singer 9960

This machine comes with 600 built-in stitches. That knowledge may leave you wondering how you’re ever supposed to remember which one is which and worried that you might waste a lot of time agonizing over which stitch to use.

Singer 9960 Thread NeedleWell, fear not – on the upper lid of the machine, there is a chart which shows you what each stitch looks like and makes it easy to select the one you need.

It has all the features you would expect of such a machine, such as the drop-in bobbin, automatic needle threader, extension table and so on.

It also has a ‘Digital Information Advisor’, with an LCD screen which gives you information about, and allows you to adjust things like stitch width, length and type and gives advice about things like which presser foot to use.

It comes with eighteen different presser feet and has thirteen different automatic buttonhole styles. In fact, it’s difficult to think of features it doesn’t have that you might need. 

It has a number of advantages over its competitors

One characteristic of the Singer 9960 that is particularly reassuring is its heavy duty interior metal frame.

Singer 9960 PartsIt ensures that, when dealing with difficult fabrics or difficult designs, you can keep sewing without any danger of skipping, as the frame adequately counters the tension and motion between needle and fabric.

The hard frame also means that, unlike some other machines, you really don’t need to handle it with kid gloves.

It’s sturdy and strong enough to handle thick fabric without breaking easily, which means you can rely on it to deal with both intricate and heavy duty sewing.

What stands out most about the Singer 9960 is just how smooth and fast it runs.

If you’ve spent time using more basic machines, you may not realize just how much easier sewing can be. That’s where this machine puts a big smile on people’s faces. 

It may look complicated at first, but it really isn’t

Such a feature-rich, computerized machine may seem, at first, to present a challenge to traditionalists: it looks complicated to use.

Singer 9960 Hard CoverI know – I was that person with those very same thoughts. I worried that I would be wasting time every time I sat down with the machine, trying to figure out what every little button and lever did.

What reassured me was the well-written handbook which comes with the machine. It makes everything much more straightforward.

I recommend sitting down with the machine and the handbook the first time you use it. Go through the different functions and see for yourself just how simple it is to use.

Once you’ve gotten that out of the way, you can put the handbook away and get on with your sewing. 

Overall, this machine will make you feel like a pro

Forget struggling to try to stitch through tough fabrics, having to use the same stitches over and over again in all of your projects, struggling with machines that make you do a lot of work before you even start to sew.

The Singer 9960 is a machine which opens up doors which were previously locked.

Now you can handle difficult designs and difficult fabrics without having to worry about damaging the machine or making a mess.

And you don’t need to study for a degree to use it either – even youngsters who are just starting out with sewing can get to grips with it in a couple hours.

P.S. Now you’ve read about the features and advantages that separate the Singer 9960 from its competitors and addressed concerns about its ease of use, you might want to read through some more information to help you make your choice. In order to compare it with the other top models on the market, you can read through the other reviews here.

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