Wouldn’t it be nice if your sewing machine had a lot of stitches, buttonholes, and accessory feet to choose from?

Do you want to buy one that lets you customize some functions, gives you recommendations, and even warn you of any potential trouble?

With the SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist, your dreams can finally come true.

Specs and Best Features

SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist

FeaturesRatings
Stitches:600
No. Presser Feet:19
All-metal parts:Heavy Duty Interior Metal Frame
Adjustable speed control:Yes
One-step buttonhole:Yes
Programmable/
Multiple needle positions:
Yes
Limited Warranty:25 Years
Adjust Stitch Length:Yes
Extension Table:Included
Editor Ratings:4.4 of 5
Price:See Current Price

Some sewing machines just give you the basic features, like perhaps a dozen or two built-in stitches and a mere handful of accessory feet.

At the other end of the spectrum is the SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist.

It has a long list of excellent features that makes things very easy for you, so let’s summarize them here:

  • More options. Let’s start with the fact that the SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist offers 600 built-in stitches. That’s not a typo—that’s six hundred, really! That’s because it also includes not one but 5 alphabets built in. You’ve got block letters and script letters, as well upper case and lower case. It even includes 13 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes. We’re not done yet though because aside from the all-purpose foot on the machine you get an additional 18 different types of presser feet. Oh, and there are also 25 needle positions you can choose from.
  • Customized stitches. You can set the width of the stitches up to 7 mm. And there’s an elongation button that can make some stitches 2 – 5 times longer. And with just one button, other stitches can be mirrored as well.
  • Convenient features. These include 2 LED lights to illuminate your work area, a free arm for difficult to reach areas, the top drop-in bobbin system with a clear cover, a lever that lowers the feed dogs, 6-second threading, horizontal threading, center zigzag taper, two heights with the presser foot lifter, a large back-lit brightness-adjustable LCD screen that gives recommendations for presser foot and easy viewing of stitch functions, various automatic functions, a chart for all the stitches, and direct access buttons to 8 of the most popular stitches.
  • Durable. It comes with a heavy duty metal frame that keeps everything in its proper place. And while the many features may mean that more things can go wrong, there’s an audible error warning system, and the screen even tells you what went wrong.

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Pros and Cons

This is the ultimate sewing machine. It has all the bells and whistles that will make you swoon. It certainly has all the features you can possibly want, so even a beginner can use it.

And of course, you have all these advanced options and capabilities. This huge advantage is also a huge weakness, because you may not get full use out of them all. The manual may show you how to use the SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist correctly, but you need more books to use it right.

And of course, there’s also the price to consider. Even the lowest possible price online will still be double what other good sewing machines cost.

Should You Buy It?

If you’re serious about sewing and you can afford it, then there’s no reason not to buy the SINGER 9960. It will give you a lot of freedom and customization and definitely many years of service.