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Link to my video demoing the new Singer 9985
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Date: 1/22/14 0:12 AM

As promised here is my first demo of the new Singer 9985.

Runtime: 34:18

Link to the Youtube Version

Link to the Vimeo Version

My first impression is that this machine is better than both the 9960 or 9970. Of course it cost more, so it should be right?

I love the touch screen. The straight stitch quality is excellent too. Something that home machines at this price point miss in my opinion. This machines' straight stitch is comparable to my industrial lockstitch machine.

The 7 point box feed system is nice. Overall, I am very impressive thus far for the dollar value of the machine. I'll forge forward and update this thread with any issues I discover along the why, both good and bad.

The only thing I didn't sew on it so far is leather. I'll try that tomorrow. I had to get back to work on finishing up some drapes for installation in the morning.

Fire away with any questions you may have and I'll be happy to answer them as best I can.

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Date: 1/22/14 0:59 AM

Does this machine do embroidery like initials? Like the fonts and does it do like 3 initials side by side? Can not find this out anywhere. Would like to know because I would like to do embroidery as will' but can not figure out how to do side by side letters and how large are the letters?

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Date: 1/22/14 1:27 AM

It can do letters, words etc... It just does very simple lettering and is very limiting at that. You can't change the size or length. Here is a quick demo for you to see it stitching a few words and the end results:

Lettering Demo

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Date: 1/22/14 1:51 AM

It certainly is good of you to post these. FYI I could barely hear you in the You Tube version; the 2nd one was very much louder.

Since you asked, I'd love to see it stitch out a buttonhole in the next video, and perhaps a few decorative stitches. Seems like a nice machine with a good straight stitch so far. It would be nice if it had a knee lift, but maybe that will come with the 9990!

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Date: 1/22/14 2:00 AM

FYI Amazon has this machine for just under $600 as a Prime listing.

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Date: 1/22/14 2:14 AM

I have external speakers and I have to turn the volume all the way down to 20 out of 100 it is so loud. What kind of speakers are you listening through?

I'll create a buttonhole video next. Stay tuned.

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Date: 1/22/14 2:36 AM

Great video - thank you!

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Date: 1/22/14 11:09 AM

For those of you that are having problems hearing me I have increased the volume levels and I am updating the Vimeo version ONLY at this time. Youtube doesn't allow for updates or I would replace it as well. This is one of the reasons I prefer using Vimeo now. I will delete and replace the youtube version after I've verified this version addresses the issue.

Since it is full HD it will take it some time for Vimeo to reprocess it, so please allow about 2 hours hours after the time of this post to give it a try.

I wanted to let you know now because I am heading out for a while and it is uploading right now.

I am sorry for your inconvenience!

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Date: 1/22/14 11:55 AM

Nice to see that this machine has manual pressure adjustment! The 9980 does not have this feature.

A nice feature taken from Pfaff and Viking: seeing the stitch size change on the screen as you make adjustments.
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Date: 1/22/14 2:12 PM

Thank you very much for the great video, Kevin. Looks like a nice machine for the $. I watched the youtube version on my laptop without external speakers and had no problem hearing you. The touch screen looks to be larger than I initially thought. No stylist needed. Is there extra lighting in the bed? Looks nice and bright.

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