This is an in depth review of the Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist 600 Stitch Computerized Sewing machine which is a power-packed and feature-packed machine at a very reasonable price range. If you are ready to move on from basic and beginner sewing projects or if you want to invest in a feature-packed machine from the get go, the Singer 9960 is a great choice.
I will go over the following features and aspects of the Singer 9960:
- Overall features
- Built-in stitches and buttonholes
- Presser feet and accessories included
- A video demo
- What users have to say (reviews)
- The pros and cons
- And the best current price
So let’s get started!
The Singer 9960 has a myriad of automated and push button controls for just about everything, which makes it great for a beginner as well as an advanced sewist.
- Automatic thread cutter
- Automatic needle threader
- Automatic stitch length & width
- Automatic buttonholes
- Automatic tension
It also offers a convenient drop-in bobbin system and it has a 7 point box feed system, which provides smooth even sewing without bunching up the fabric.
Feed dogs are pretty important (and what a funny name) because they pull the fabric through the machine. The box motion assists with perfect feeding throughout the entire feed process because the feed dogs are always in equal contact with the fabric and presser foot.
Here is a link to the instruction manual, which provides a lot of info on the features and specs of the Singer 9960.
Let’s get into more details.
Overall Features of This Machine
Here is a general overview of the features and accessories included with the Singer 9960. Continue reading below for a more in depth explanation of some of the features included in this table.
|Buttonhole Styles||13 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes|
|Needle Threading System||Automatic|
|Easy Bobbin Winding||Yes|
|Automatic Thread Cutter||Yes|
|Presser Feet Included||19|
|Presser Foot Pressure Adjustment||Yes|
|Feed Dog||7 Point Box Feed System|
|Quick Set Bobbin||Yes|
|Max Sewing Speed (stitches per minute)||850 spm|
|Automatic Needle Up / Down||No|
|Drop Feed / Free Motion||Yes|
|Machine Weight||18.2 lbs|
|Machine Dimensions||17"L x 8.25"W x 12"H|
|Warranty||25/5/1 Year Limited Warranty (25 year limited on the sewing machine head, Limited 5 year warranty on motors, light, assembly, wiring, switches, speed control and electronic components, and a limited 1 year warranty on adjustments, belts, rings, bulbs, and attachments)|
|Current Rating (from Amazon)||4.3/ 5.0|
Singer 9960 LCD Screen and Control Panel
This machine has huge and crystal clear LCD screen. This part of the machine is referred to as the ‘Digital Information Advisor’ – which is just a fancy name for this push button digital technology of a computerized machine.
There are over 2 dozen buttons but it really is simple to use as you get to know it. The owners guide are very helpful in the beginning.
At the touch of a button you can quickly and easily select your desired stitch, length and width, and you will also see a recommended presser foot.
SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist Built-In Stitches
The Singer 9960 has 600 built-in stitches, which may be intimidating for a beginning sewer, but keep in mind that you won’t be using that many stitches on a day-to-day basis. Most people use just a few stitches regularly. This includes me – 90% of the time I use a regular straight stitch :).
But the fact that is has so many stitches and different buttonholes means you will have a stitch for anything you could possibly want to do
The stitches are printed on a chart in the upper lid of the machine, which you then select using the LCD and touch button controls. Here is a breakdown of the 600 built-in-stitches:
- 103 built-in utility sewing stitches
- 13 styles of buttonholes
- 34 decorative sewing stitches
- 90 upper case, lower case, numbers, and characters in 5 different fonts (450 stitches in total)
Presser Feet and Included Accessories
The Singer 9960 has convenient snap-on presser feet, which makes changing presser feet ultra easy. There are 18 presser feet included, which is a big plus because presser feet can cost up to $30 each.
- Adjustable bias binder foot
- Single-welt cording foot
- Braiding foot and guide
- Stitch-in-the-ditch foot
- Fancy-trim foot
- Clear piping foot
- Clearance plate
- All-purpose foot
- Zipper foot
- Button sewing foot
- Satin stitch foot
- Buttonhole foot with underplate
- Open toe foot
- Blind hem foot
- Overcasting foot
- Narrow hem foot
- Cording foot
- 1/4-inch foot
- Darning & embroidery foot
- Even feed foot
You will also get the following accessories: Needles, Bobbins (Class 15), Seam Ripper, Lint Brush, Spool Pin with Felt Washer, Screwdrivers, Spool Caps, Seam Guide, Quilting Bar, Power Cord, Foot Controller, Extra Wide Extension Table instructional DVD, and an operation manual.
Here is a video showing the versatility of this machine in action.
User Reviews of the SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist Computerized Sewing Machine
4.3 / 5.0
The majority of users of this machine absolutely love it.
Users were impressed with how quiet it is and how beautifully it sews. Others commented on the fact that is really is a great machine for all sewing levels.
Owners also commented on how easily it sews through several layers of fabric.
Pros and Cons of the Singer 9960
- Very quiet yet powerful and smooth sewing
- Heavy duty metal frame and large work space
- Lots of features but it is intuitive and easy-to-use, even for beginners
- No knee lifter which is a convenient feature
- Some reviewers complain about problems with tension.
The Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist is a Great Value
The Singer 9960 really is a wonderful machine from the the trusted Singer brand. Many say that it really has all the features you could ever need. You get high end functions and smart
With a price tag under $400, this is a great value. And to top it off – with its sleek style, huge LCD screen, and white and light gray colors, its not a bad looking machine either.
If your budget is a little smaller then check out some great machines priced under $200.
Let me know if you have any questions. I’ll do my best to answer. Happy sewing 🙂