Is sewing the most appealing passion nowadays? Definitely, it is.
Sewing has always been the best hobby among women but over the past years, this passion is occupied by men also. Although we don’t see many sewers on the spot, there are many sewing lovers working in their rooms and in brands. What makes sewing a breath-taking passion and a popular profession too? It’s just love and devotion in crafting elegant designs and clothes through sewing. As the recent stunning growth of clothing brands, sewing has become a whole fascinating world of art, design, and craft.
There are so many sewing machines in the market with the latest technology and loaded with the latest perks. And the more choices a person has, the more difficult it becomes in choosing the best-suited machine. So today, I’ve come with the Singer’s best customized, highly modified, and upgraded Singer quantum stylist 9960 sewing machine.
Having a Singer machine has always been a proud moment for me and for everyone owning a Singer machine. Since they have been serving for so long, there is not a single doubt about Singer’s machines quality and the latest technology they have been using in their machines. So without wasting more time, let’s get straight to our Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 review.
Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 – A Quick Review
If you are in a hurry or don’t want to read this whole Singer 9960 review, here’s a quick review about the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine.
A fully computerized machine with around 600+ built-in stitches. This machine is loaded with tons of features including automatic needle threader, extra-durable Singer case, lots of buttons that control every function and much more. This machine is a fully customized sewing machine perfect for all kinds of sewers from beginners to advanced. At this reasonable price, you get everything that a fully loaded machine should have. This machine can be used by designers, sewers, quilters, and other such sewing categories. With almost 9 Presser feets, this machine is just a steal.
However, some noticeable problems include quilting problems, company support, needle threading and poor quality of presser feet.
Despite these things, this machine is still not less than a heist right now.
Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 – Overall Design
Overall, this machine is built using a heavy duty metal frame providing resistance and extreme durability. Every single attached accessory or part is perfectly aligned with the skeleton so it won’t regret you in terms of quality and attachments.
And for the lighting purpose, you can see two LED lights/lamps so you can easily distinguish the stitches even if you’re sitting in the dark. For reliability, there is a strong DC motor attached to the Singer 9960 sewing machine that provides instant start/stop access. For convenience, a large table extension is also included so you get a roomy working area to work with complete freedom.
Unlike our expectations, this machine has a speed of 850 stitches per minute that is neither too fast nor too slow. Also, there is a set of buttons included on the right side of the Singer 9960 sewing machine that controls almost all features. The features of this machine are absolutely breathtaking along with some issues as well that we’re going to discuss next.
Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Sewing Machine – Features
There is so much to discuss about this machine. I will try to describe almost all things you get in this machine. So please keep digging this review, you’ll find it worthy.
There are many machines available right now in the market offering even 200 or more built-in stitches. But with the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine, you get something really more than that. Please keep a figure of how many stitches this machine would have in your mind before reading the next line.
The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine includes more than 600 built-in stitches that were really very far far away from my expectations. Yes you read it right, neither 6 nor 60, this machine has 600 stitches.
You’ll find almost every stitch included in this machine for your needs. Besides the stitches for everyday needs, this machine includes many unique, regular, and decorative stitches.
If you’re scared of this big number, don’t be.
Because this machine has a computerized system with a set of buttons that make it easy to access almost all stitches.
A sewer would like a sewing machine instead of an embroidery machine. A quilter will definitely need a quilting machine and he has no concern with a sewing machine. Similarly, an embroider will only need an embroidery machine instead of a quilting machine.
What if you get all of these sewing categories in a single machine? Would be fun…Right?
Be it a sewer, an embroider, or a quilter, this machine is going to serve all of your needs. Features like quilting, simple sewing, and even embroidery, you can see all of these features in the Singer Quantum Stylist 99600 sewing machine.
Also if you have your hands on all of these types, this machine wouldn’t be less than a blessing for you. But for a full time embroidery expert, the embroidery features might not be enough for you. If you’re looking for an embroidery machine, you can take a look at our reliable and reasonable embroidery machine review.
The more stitches you have, the more hectic it becomes to select a suitable stitch because you have plenty of choice and it puts you in something like a bit of trouble. With the Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist 600 stitch sewing machine, you get a wide LCD display screen on the right side of the machine.
There is also a button available on the right side that makes it easier for you to select a stitch. Besides scrolling and selecting a stitch, 8 buttons are also included on the right side each one referring to the most common used stitches. It means you can even select a stitch instantly with a single push, tap, or a touch. Isn’t it fun?
Automatic Thread Tension Adjustment
Adjusting tension of the string is a bit complicated job if you do it manually. If the tensions become a bit high/low, the whole project gets ruined. In order to overcome this problem, the Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist just added this breathtaking automatic feature that automatically adjusts the string tension. Any stitch that you select, the machine automatically adjusts the string tension with respect to the stitch attached. Also if you’re a professional, you can manually adjust the tension too by using the buttons available below the LCD screen.
Automatic Needle Threader
With the automatic needle threader, it has become super easy to pass the thread through the needle eye within seconds instantly. Just press the lever and follow the instruction on the user manual, you can learn this feature in less than an hour.
Whenever you boy your kid a toy, he becomes so addicted to it. And if the toy looks cool, your baby will give most of his time to this toy. We all are babies however. We give most of our time to anything that gets our interest in.
With the Quantum Stylist Quantum 9960 sewing machine, we see a beautiful interface with a fully computerized look. This machine is fully computerized though. Also with its super cool features, you ain’t leaving this machine after some work.
You’ll try to make different designs using the combinations of built-in stitches though. And ultimately, you’ll find help improving in your skills using the Quantum 9960 sewing machine.
Also it’s features are so easy to learn that everyone will get addicted to this machine giving maximum time to his/her passion.
Fully adjustable extension table included
The Singer Quantum 9960 sewing machine also includes a wide detachable extension table. This table gives you a room to work with freedom especially on quilting projects. As the quilting projects require some space to be completed with ease, this table proves to be a blessing.
There’s a measuring scale embedded on the table that makes it easy to measure and cut at the same spot without troubling you to find a measuring tape in the whole house and waste your time.
As I said above, the included wide table is detachable. It means you can remove the table compartment too. And when you remove the table extension, you’re left with a free arm in a circular shape. This free arm proves to be very effective in small projects like sewing sleeves, pants, cuffs, etc.
Since it is in a circular shape, you can use it to sew/stitch any closed shape piece of cloth like sleeves, cuffs, etc. If you’re wanting to sew your little doll’s pants, this free arm won’t be helpful. But you can sew jeans, sleeves, etc easily using this freearm.
Twin Needle Option
The double stitches on the fabrics always make its look clean and classic. The twin needle helps you a lot in this regard. Sewing in the same area twice makes this work a bit hectic for you. But the twin needle makes it a lot easier for you. Just replace the needle with the twin needle included in the machine and start your project.
But don’t forget that with the twin needle option, you won’t be able to use the automatic needle threading option. The automatic needle threading option is only available for a single needle. In the case of the twin needle, you’ll have to thread the needle manually.
Also you can make a combination of two colour stitches by threading different strings in each needle so the design looks more fascinating.
Almost all machines have a single LED light featured on them that brighten up the sewing area. So it’s not something that holds you up. But what’s unique in the Singer Stylist 9960 sewing machine?
It’s the LED. You must be wondering that I just talked about the LED right now. But one thing I didn’t tell you is that the Singer 9960 sewing machine has a pair of LEDs designed on them.
It means you can see 2 LED lights on this machine that make the sewing scene more bright. You can see what’s really going on your fabric that you’re working on whether the stitches are on the right path or out of the path.
The LED light specially makes it easier for us to illuminate the stitches on dark coloured clothes that just cover the stitches.
The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine includes a warranty of 25 years. This was a tradition of the Brother industry giving a 25 years of warranty but the Singer have also followed this tradition. Since they are sure about the quality they’re delivering, they have made it easier for you to buy their products without having any doubt. This warranty includes the replacement of this machine’s parts. If you find any issue in its parts, the machine will replace it with new ones. The expenses of parts would be paid by the company. However, the labor charges would be applied to you.
However, if the machine shows issues in the first year after purchase, the labor charges would be also paid by the company.
If we talk about its weight, size, etc. It’s a bit heavy. The Quantum 9960 weighs almost 20 pounds that is neither too heavy nor too light. However, you can shift this machine from one corner to another corner of your house. But if i talk about taking this machine with me on a long journey, I wouldn’t prefer it. The machine is of medium size and shifting it in another room or adjusting the machine on a table seems easier and also it’s more better than the old machines that weighed about 50 pounds.
Controlling a machine’s speed is the most important thing in the world of sewing. Sometimes our projects are too precise and need to be handled carefully, so we slow its speed. And if our projects are very simple and straight, we increase its speed to speed up the process.
Also the fabrics like denim, canvas, etc are thick and there is a risk of the needle breakage. So in order to avoid it, we slow down the machine while sewing heavy fabric.
Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Problems
Although this machine isn’t less than a robbery, still some users found issues in this machine. To beware, I’ve summarized the list in a small area. So you must give it a read.
Although the machine comes with a set of many accessories and the Singer industry is very sure about the quality of everything they provide. But some users found issues with even a needle.
According to them, the needle broke easily. But there might be a reason for that. The user must have used the needle on a heavy fabric and forgot to adjust the speed. It happens. When sewing heavy fabrics, it’s very important to lower the machine’s speed so the chances of the needle breakage become less.
Customer Care Issue
Although the Singer is itself a brand. But according to some users, the customer care service is not satisfying. If you have some issues about the product, you’ll definitely contact the customer care but if they fail to help the user, there is no need for such customer support. It can be improved by the way.
According to a user, this machine isn’t manufactured properly in the industry. That user experienced a rough wear and tear of the machine’s parts and left this review. If any of you face these kinds of issues, immediately contact customer support or visit your nearest company help center.
With Which fabrics this machine works best?
You can sew almost all types of fabrics using the Singer Quantum 9960 sewing machine. In the categories of light fabrics including cotton, silk, etc, you can use the 9/70 size needle to get the best result.
Also heavy fabrics like leather, denim, canvas, etc, can be easily stitched using the Quantum 9960. For heavy fabrics, make sure that you’re using the right needle and that your machine is on slow speed.
Is the singer 9960 a low shank machine?
Definitely it is. There aren’t a lot of choices in machines like the Singer 9960 sewing machine.
Can I easily connect this machine to my computer?
It’s not about easy or hard. It’s about yes or no. And if you ask about connecting this machine to your computer, it’s a big NO.
The Singer 9960 sewing machine doesn’t include any USB port to connect it with your computer. It means you can’t import, xport designs in your machine. But if they are providing 600 plus built-in stitches, there is not a single need of importing designs I guess.
Which stitches this machine includes and how many?
The singer 9960 quantum stylist 600 stitch computerized sewing machine includes a total of 600 stitches and there are many kinds of stitches in this machine.
You can see almost 450 alphanumeric stitches including letters, numeric, characters with exclusively 5 fonts in different languages, 91 sewing stitches for different kinds of stitching styles, 12 standard stitches for hemming purpose and stuff like that, 13 different buttonhole stitches, and almost 34 decorative stitches including flowers, birds and beautiful satins, etc.
Is it possible for me to change the stitch length and width?
Definitely it is. You can easily adjust the length/width of basic built-in stitches using the buttons available below the LCD screen.
Does this machine have a good lighting system?
The Quantum 9960 sewing machine includes a pair of LED lights that shines directly on the sewing area brightening the clothes to some extent. It helps a lot in illuminating whether your stitching is going right or wrong. Also for dark clothes, it becomes difficult to recognize the stitches. The led light brightens the dark coloured clothes making the stitches visible to your eye without any issue.
Is this machine suitable for Quilting?
I wish I could say no but this feature is the top feature of the Quantum 9960. This machine quilts the fabric smoothly and there are many decorative built-in stitches that add quality to the quilting projects. These stitches decorate the quilts and make their look fascinating.
Is it possible to sew leather and jeans?
Definitely it is.
The Singer 9960 can easily sew through almost 5 layers of leather. But for that, you must use a heavy duty needle that is not included in the Quantum 9960 box and a standard sewing foot.
What is the average speed of this machine?
Unlike other features of this machine, this feature is a little disturbing. This machine should have at least 1000 stitches per minute of speed but unfortunately, its speed is still 860 SPM. This speed is still like the other Singer Sewing Machines. However, this speed isn’t bad though.
Brother Quantum 9960 Sewing Machine – Final Verdict
I am still on my point that this machine isn’t less than a steal right now. AT this price, no other brand is offering 600 built-in stitches at this price. Also this machine has all professional features like automatic needle threading, quilting, embroidery, etc.
I would really recommend this machine to anyone including professionals, beginners, and intermediate sewers.
A beginner will have to do a practice of some days but this machine will help a lot in improving your craft. All the features of this machine are breath-taking and at this price, it’s worth buying it.
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