One of the most annoying tasks on preparing a machine is threading the needle. Most of the times, it takes several attempts until the end of the thread made it through the eye of the needle. Those who have used sewing machines for many years find it harder to see the eye of the needle. Fortunately, SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist Computerized Sewing Machine eliminates this issue. Rather than the traditional spool of thread that stands on top of the sewing machine on a spool pin increasing the tension of the thread, the thread can lay on the side in a protective case and feeds the bobbin and sewing machine needle. The horizontal position of the thread provides more feed and precise stitching. Bobbin work is stress-free with the horizontal threading feature. With a double click on the needle threading button, the machine will thread itself for sewing.
Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 features a one-touch automatic thread cutter. It trims both bobbin and upper threads between the sewing seams. The underside of thread case lid is designed beautifully with patterns of possible stiches. The sewing machine has 600 types of stiches. This includes 4 different alphanumeric fonts and thirteen one touch automatic button holes. A ready and visible stich reference chart is more convenient than panning through the screen of stitches on the digital panel. This is also available in backlit LCD screen for those who prefer it. One of the many reasons this machine is very popular is that the users can plug the foot pedal or operate the machine automatically.
Singer 9960 offers presser feet. Most sewers find the need for only an all-purpose zipper presser foot. This attachment holds the fabric when it slides through the feed dogs and presser plate while operation. Presser foot provides traction and prevents fabrics from puckering. Different types of fabric need different presser feet. The presser feet available in the package are adjustable bias binder foot, single-welt cording foot, a stitch-in-the-ditch foot for quilt seams, clearance plate for heavy seams and sewing buttons, and an overcasting foot and narrow-hem foot. All in all, there are sixteen presser feet included.
The reviews are very favorable with numerous people buying SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist Computerized Sewing Machine. One user has noted that this Singer machine work perfectly on thick and high loft fabrics like in quilting – and it moves very smooth and quick on the fabric. The traditional users found Singer 9960 a joy. One reviewer, Erickson Sander, said in Amazon that he completed more projects with this machine compared to his old model. He said that the machine makes him feel like a professional though he is a beginner.