|Singer:Quantum Stylist 9960 (Sewing Machine)|
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|About alliswell |
| SOUTH AFRICA|
|Member since: 8/25/12 |
|Reviews written: 1|
|Favored by: 1 people|
|sewing machines reviewed: 1|
|Posted on:||3/4/13 10:43 AM|
|Approx price paid:||$1200|
|Had this machine for:||6 months|
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- Needle Threader
- Needle Up/Down Setting
- Embroidery Stitches
- One step buttonhole
- Drop-In bobbin
- Free Arm
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- Adjustable Needle Position
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|What alliswell likes about this machine|
Simple to operate.
Automatic Thread cutter - when it works. Certain positions of the needle where it does not work.
bobbin winding - quick and even
stop / start foot free function
Straight stitch and zig-zag - fine
Fairly quiet and fast
What alliswell does not like about this machine
Manual - very basic
Feet - the machine comes with a lot of feet, but I think their quality is poor. Particularly the walking foot, which does not work well.
Buttonholes and many of the numerous patterns are imprecise and inconsistent.
Cannot set the needle to stop up - always stops down into the fabric.
This machine was bought at a shop in Cape Town (approx. R9 000.)- no lessons are provided and the after sales care is minimal.
It is fine to ok as an ordinary straight stitch machine, but I am particularly unhappy with the quality of the buttonholes and many of the patterns. Keep trying them in different ways (thread, needles, fabric) and settings over and over, hoping they will improve and look more professional - still disappointed.
I was taken with how many features this machine has, but should have spent more time investigating other machines - admittedly, most likely more expensive machines. Perhaps even buying one with fewer features, but doing what it does impeccably. I had a Swiss made Elna for thirty years and my mum had a Singer from the time when they were market leaders - feel they are far from that now.
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