We purchased this machine as an upgrade, and what a machine! It is so user-friendly and it sews like a dream! So many great additional feet, built in creative options with the decorative and script stitches, and the extention table makes big projects so much easier! I have had mine for about a month now and have tried most of the stitches and most of the feet and I am so impressed with this machine!! My skill level has taken off like a rocket, and the thing is I feel like I am cheating. The machine and specialty feet make even the most advanced tasks so easy!! Best thing I have done for myself in a long time!! If you are in the market for a machine that will be a spring-board for your skill and creativity and stay with you for years to come, look no further!!
- Elizabeth Steele Tomball - TX US - Oct 8, 2011
Features and Benefits of the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960
600 Built-in Stitch Patterns provide more than 1,000 Stitch Functions
Fulfill your creative dreams with a large selection stitches including basic, decorative and stretch stitches for clothing construction, quilting, home decor, and crafting.
Digital Information Advisor
Stitch information including stitch pattern, length and width settings, and recommended presser foot are displayed on the crystal clear LCD screen.
One-Touch Electronic Automatic Thread Cutter
Press the thread cutter button and the machine automatically trims threads when you are done sewing.
Large Back-Lit LCD Screen with Brightness Control
Provides clear and easy viewing of stitch functions including stitch width and length, tension settings, and the recommended presser foot.
Allows for the thread to feed more evenly reducing poor stitch formation and thread breakage.
Push the conveniently located Automatic Reverse Button to sew in reverse and reinforce the stitch.
Unplug the foot control, press the Start button and the machine sews. You are still in complete control over the speed - just slide the Speed Limiting control to the desired speed.
Provides extra large sewing area for large projects including quilting.
Direct Button Stitch Selection
Provides direct access to eight of the most popular stitches including straight, zig-zag, blind hem and one buttonhole.
Slow Sewing Speed Option
Allows you to sew at slower speeds for intricate work.
Stitch Reference Chart
This chart - located on the upper lid of the machine - allows you to quickly choose the perfect stitch for your project - eliminating tedious screen searching.
Provides easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other difficult-toreach areas.
On Board Storage
The accessories are conveniently stored in the removable sewing table, providing easy access to accessories.
Programmable Needle Up/Down
The needle can be programmed to stop in the highest position when your foot is lifted from the controller, making it easier to remove fabric from the machine or program the needle to stop in the down position, which is ideal for pivoting, appliqueing or quilting.
Automatic Bobbin Winding Clutch
Needle bar automatically disengages when winding the bobbin, making bobbin winding safer.
2 StayBright™ LED Lights
Illuminates the work space and will last for 100,000 sewing hours.
Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
The Presser Foot Lifter has two heights. The second offers more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot.
Includes 4 standard fonts for letters and numbers
13 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes
Buttonhole sewing is a 1-step simple process providing reliable results everytime. The sides of the buttonholes are sewn in the same direction to prevent gaps in stitching or fabric distortion.
Exclusive Buttonhole Underplate
Sandwiches fabric between lower plate and foot to ensure perfect buttonholes on multiple layers of fabric.
Electronic Auto Pilot
Provides complete control over sewing speed for any project type.
Stitch Editing Capabilities
Control the exact look of a stitch pattern with elongation and mirroring capabilities.
7mm Stitch Width
Most stitches can be set for a maximum width of 7mm creating attractive satin and decorative stitches.
High Sewing Speed
With a maximum sewing speed of 850 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly.
Built-In Stretch Stitches
Specially designed stitches that add strength and flexibility to seams, especially useful when sewing on knitwear and super-stretch fabrics.
Adjustable Stitch Length
Automatic settings for length can be overridden to personalize length choice.
Adjustable Stitch Width
Automatic settings for width can be overridden to personalize width choice.
Six Second Threading
Threading the machine is so easy that you can have the entire machine threaded, from the spool to the needle's eye, in just six seconds.
Automatic Locking Stitch Function
Tie-off decorative and utility stitches with just a push of a button. This feature ensures quality stitching and prevents unraveling.
Electronic Twin Needle Control
Stitches are automatically adjusted for twin needle sewing with just the touch of a button.
25 Needle Positions
Needle position can be changed for individual projects like inserting zippers or cording and topstitching.
An audible warning alerts the sewer if something is incorrect. The audible warning can be deactivated, if desired.
Optimal Stitch Settings
Optimal settings for length and width are automatically set when choosing a stitch. These settings can be overridden to personalize the stitch pattern.
Mirror Imaging and Elongation Function
With just a touch of a button select stitches can be mirror imaged, adding even more stitch variety. Select the elongation button and a variety of stitches can be made 2 to 5 times longer.
This system ensures stable stitch quality, whatever type of fabric is being sewn. The tension can be adjusted using the tension adjustment buttons, if desired.
The feed dogs move in a box motion ensuring perfect feeding throughout the entire feed process.
Lower the feed dogs for free-motion embroidery, monograms and for sewing buttons.
A picture appears on the LCD screen illustrating the probable error.
Snap-On Presser Feet
Easily change snap-on presser feet without use of a screwdriver.
Optimum Power Control
A control system that senses when additional power is required to maintain speed through thick or changing fabric conditions. This feature is most useful when sewing through multiple (6-8) layers of fabric.
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.
Provides instant start and stop with no coasting, for accurate and precise stitch placement.
Automatic Needle Threader
Makes threading the needle quick and painless.
KEY FEATURES of the Singer Quantum Stylist Model 9960
600 Built-in Stitches including Alphanumeric Stitches