Are you looking for a great new sewing machine with advanced sewing functionality? Read this Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 review and learn all about this great computerized sewing machine. The Singer Quantum Stylist has loads of great features that an advanced sewer would love to be able to have. It’s also super easy to use. Check out this full review of the Singer 9960 to learn more.
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About the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960
|600 built-in stitches||Challenged by thick and heavy fabric|
|13 different one-step buttonhole||Can be complex – read the manual!|
|Five different lettering fonts|
|Dual LED lights|
|Adjustable max speed slider|
Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Details
The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 is a computerized sewing machine. This sewing machine is marketed for advanced sewers, and has lots of features tailored to more advanced users. This sewing machine comes with an amazing 600 built-in stitches, 13 different one-step auto buttonhole stitches, and five different letter fonts. All of these options give you the ability to create your project just the way you want it.
The Quantum Stylist Singer 9960 comes with a detachable extension table to make it easier to work on larger projects like quilts. You can remove this table and the accessory storage and do free arm sewing. Free arm sewing is great for hemming pants, finishing sleeve cuffs, or sewing children’s clothes.
This machine is easy to thread and get sewing with. It has a numbered threading path, drop in top bobbin, and a built-in needle threader. No more squinting to try to thread the needle! Speaking of no more squinting, this machine also has dual LED lights to make it easier to see what you are working on.
This machine is tailored to more advanced sewers, but it can be a great machine for teaching someone to sew as well. The Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist has the sliding speed adjuster that lets you set the max speed of a sewing machine. So for beginning sewers, you can slow this machine down and do not have to worry about it running away with your project. For full speed sewing, this machine can sew at a quick 850 stitches per minute.
This machine comes with a ton of other controls. You can adjust the length, width, and tension of all of your stitches. There is a start/ stop button that is really nice when you do not want to use the foot pedal to control the machine. It also has multiple buttons dedicated to direct stitch selection. That way you do not have to go looking through all 600 stitches when you just want a straight stitch. It also has an easy reverse button, automatic thread locking, and a convenient thread cutting button.
This computerized sewing machine has an all metal frame. It comes with 13 different presser feet: an all-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, satin stitch foot, open toe foot, overcasting foot, rolled hem foot, darning and embroidery foot, even feed / walking foot, straight stitch / quilting foot, cording foot, and a blind hem foot. It also comes with Singer’s 25 year limited warranty.
- Computerized sewing machine
- All metal frame
- 600 built-in stitches
- 13 built-in one-step auto buttonhole stitches
- Five different lettering fonts
- Max 850 stitches per minute
- Adjustable max speed
- Can do free arm sewing
- Detachable extension table
- 13 included presser feet
- Built-in needle threader
- 25 year limited warranty
Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Review
The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 is a great computerized sewing machine for advanced sewers. This sewing machine has loads of features to make sewing easier. It’s auto start and stop button, needle up and down button, and adjustable speed slider are features you often find only on high end sewing machines. Yet the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 is priced quite affordably. The 600 different built-in stitches, 13 different one-step auto buttonhole stitches, and five different lettering fonts are great for getting your project just right.
This advanced sewing machine has thousands of customer reviews and a super high approval rating. Buyers just love this machine. They find it comparable to high end machines that cost thousands of dollars – at a fraction of the price point!
The most important thing about the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 is to be sure to read the manual. This machine’s manual is long – and well worth the read. With all of the different features that this sewing machine has, reading the manual is the only way to be able to understand and use them all effectively. Most issues that users have can be resolved by reading the manual.
Another common issue with the Singer Quantum Stylist comes from users who buy used or refurbished models. We recommend steering clear of used and refurbished sewing machines. You never know the quality that they were refurbished to. Also, refurbished models would not be covered by Singer’s 25 year limited warranty (it’s not transferrable!). So make sure that you buy new if you are going to purchase a sewing machine.
Finally, make sure that you catch the bobbin size on this sewing machine. Often, Singer machines use Class15J bobbins. The Singer Quantum Stylist is different and uses Class15 bobbins – no J! So make sure you purchase the correct additional bobbins.
Overall, the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 review is quite positive. This is a great, feature packed sewing machine. It is perfect for advanced sewers who create their own home decor, clothes, or even quilts!
Video of the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960
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Commonly asked questions about the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960
Can you sew thick and heavy fabrics like denim with the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960?
The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 is not a heavy duty sewing machine and does not sew thick or heavy fabrics like denim well. You might be able to get away with occasionally hemming some lightweight jeans, but even with this you can see issues when you go to sew across the hems of the pants. For a heavy duty sewing machine that can easily sew thick and heavy fabrics like canvas, denim, and leather check out our Singer 4432 review.
Can you use metal bobbins with the Singer Quantum Stylist?
No, you can not use metal bobbins with the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960. Using metal bobbins with this machine will potentially damage the machine, leading to costly repairs. Using metal bobbins will also void the warranty. Do not use metal bobbins with the Singer 9960.
What size bobbins does the Quantum Stylist 9960 use?
The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 uses Singer class 15 clear plastic bobbins. You can find some pre-threaded (black and white) bobbins for this sewing machine here.
Does the Singer Quantum Stylist come with a warranty?
The Singer Quantum Stylist comes with Singer’s 25 year limited warranty. You can find the warranty here.
What are the 600 built-in stitches with the Singer Quantum Stylist?
These are the 600 different built-in stitches available with the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960. Note that quite a few of these stitches have variants (depicted on this chart). This includes the 13 different button hole stitches. This machine also has five different lettering fonts to choose from.
Where is the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 manual?
You can find the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 manual here.
Can you quilt with the Quantum Stylist Singer sewing machine?
The Singer Quantum Stylist is a great machine for doing quilting. With it’s 600 different built-in stitches, you can create some beautiful details in the quilting. This machine comes with an even feed / walking foot, a darning / embroidery foot, and a straight stitch / quilting foot – so you have many different choices of how to quilt your project.
An important thing to note is that this is not a long armed quilting machine and it only has a slightly larger than normal throat. The throat dimensions for this sewing machine are 6.5″ x 4″. This is enough room to be able to pass a child’s blanket or a baby blanket through it with ease for quilting. When you start making larger quilts or working with thicker batting you might run into issues maneuvering your project. You can potentially quilt up to king and queen sized blankets, but you might need to get creative with moving them through the machine.
Can you embroider with the Singer 9960?
The Singer 9960 is a computerized sewing machine. It cannot do computerized embroidery. That said, it has 600 different built-in stitches and ability to do free motion embroidery. You can combine both of these to create some amazingly beautiful designs on your project. Note that the machine would not embroider these automatically for you, you would need to guide the fabric through the machine and change out stitches as you needed.
Is the Singer 9960 a good sewing machine for a beginner?
The Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist is tailored towards more advanced sewers. That said, with the ability to reduce the maximum sewing speed, the suggested stitch settings, and automatic presser foot pressure, this computerized sewing machine could work quite nicely to teach a new sewer how to sew without bogging them down in all of the details. I would not recommend a new sewer buy this sewing machine, but if a more advanced sewer has one and is teaching a new sewer this machine can be a great choice.
The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 is a great sewing machine for advanced sewers. With it’s 600 built-in stitches, 13 different one-step buttonhole stitches, and five different lettering fonts it is a great tool to use when creating sewn projects. If you are looking for a computerized sewing machine with lots of features to make sewing easier, the Singer Quantum fits that perfectly.