Product Comparison: SINGER 9970 vs SINGER 9960


General Specifications
Brand
SINGER
SINGER
Model
9970
9960
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Singer 9970 is a sewing machine that is packed with high end features yet doesn’t have a high end price. It is a fully computerized machine that is suitable for experienced sewers, although customers who are beginners have said they did not find the machine difficult to use. It comes with six hundred built-in stitches that can be edited to create even more functionality.
The Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine is the perfect tool for the budding designer. Give every piece a personal touch with five stunning fonts and 600 built-in stitches. Mix stitches and lettering to create unique stitch sequences for endless possibilities of customized projects. Many stitches can be mirror imaged and elongated for even more creative options. Use the Needle Up/Down feature for easy pivoting like sewing on a pocket, topstitching, free-motion quilting, applique and more.
Key Specs
Number of Stitches
600
600
Sewing Speed
850 stitches per minute
850 stitches per minute
Max. stitch length
7 mm.
6 mm.
Type of Shuttle
Horizontal
Horizontal
What customers say about "Key Specs"
SINGER 9970 Computerized Sewing Machine
  • On the whole this machine is a very good buy considering, the bonus extras and the number of different stitches it does.
  • I have had this machine for about 5-6 weeks. It stitches beautifully, no tension issues, threads easily, you dont have to pull the bobbin thread through.
  • I love this machine. It has a lot of power and a good variety of stitches.
  • This machine is quiet, sturdy, and stitches perfectly. I will update in a few months. But I can't imagine changing my mind.
  • My only issue is there are so many stitches on this machine that I am looking for projects to use them on!
SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist Computerized Portable Sewing Machine
  • It has speed control, so you can adjust how fast it goes. At the lowest setting, no matter how hard you stomp the pedal, it will still sew slowly. This is great for my students, who are often intimidated by sewing machines that sew too fast.
  • My 1st project was a purse. Part of the construction was 8 layers of light/medium weight cotton and 4 layers of light interfacing. I used a medium weight needle, and the machine plowed through all 12 layers with no problem.
  • Machine is great for quilting and having fun with the 600 designs. Love it so much.
  • Beautiful buttonholes. I tried several types and they all came out really nice. Quite simple to do. Just put the button in the buttonhole foot button holder, select the stitch, press start and it just does it's thing.
  • I don't like the small plastic bobbin cover. It would be too easy to lose. It also has a tab on it to lock into the machine. Looks like it could break off easily.
  • On the Touch-tronic, I could wind the bobbin in place; no rethreading of the machine was required. On this machine, the bobbin is wound on top of the machine.
Size & Weight
Height
12 in.
12 in.
Width
17 in.
17.2 in.
Depth
8 in.
8.2 in.
Weight
10 lbs.
18.2 lbs.
Features
Speed Controller
Foot speed control
Foot speed control
Free Arm
Yes
Yes
Locking Stitch Button
Yes
Yes
Easy Reverse Button
Yes
Yes
Thread Tension
Automatic
Automatic
Buttonhole Sewing
Automatic
Automatic
Knee Lift
No
Yes
Adjustments
Stitch Length, Stitch Width, Needle Position
Self-Adjusting Tension System, Automatic Reverse Stitches, Programmable Needle Up/Down, Adjustable Stitch Length, Adjustable Stitch Width, Snap-On Presser Feet, Extra-high presser foot lift, Variable Needle Positions, Direct Selection Stitches, Drop Feed, Tie-Off Button, Stitch Elongation
Included Presser Feet
Overcasting Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Zipper Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Satin Foot, Open Toe Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch / Patch Quilting Foot, Darning Embroidery Foot, Even-feed Foot, Buttonhole Foot, General Purpose Foot
All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Satin Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Open Toe Foot, Cording Foot, Darning/Embroidery Foot, Even Feed/Walking Foot, Overcasting Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Narrow Hem Foot, Quarter Inch Foot
Extras
Heavy-duty metal frame for skip-free sewing and overall durability, On-board accessory storage, Hard-sided dust cover
Twin-Needle Function, StayBright™ LED Lights, LCD Screen, Heavy Duty Metal Frame, Thread Cutter, Built-In Needle Threader, One-Step Buttonhole, Built-In Lettering (5 Alphabets)
What customers say about "Features"
SINGER 9970 Computerized Sewing Machine
  • The thread cutter is a nice feature too, but I am so used to my old machine that I forget its there.
  • In general, I think it's good to learn to sew on a very simple machine with manual features only.
  • Not all of these features were available 20+ years ago on my beloved machine. I am impressed with the accessory package, and the number of stitch variations are very similar to what I was accustomed to having on my other machine.
  • It took me a little while to master the automatic threader, but I really enjoy that feature because my eyes aren't quite as sharp as they used to be.
  • Came with so many presser feet! My favorite feature is the speed control!
SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist Computerized Portable Sewing Machine
  • It cuts the thread for you when you're done sewing! Just stop and press a button. It cuts the thread and raises the needle, so you can easily remove your fabric. I
  • Let there be light! The LED light above the needle is very bright. With my old Singer, I had to tape a clip-on reading light to the sewing machine to cast more light on the fabric, but that wasn't enough, so I added two task lamps to my sewing table.
  • It's quiet. And I mean whisper quiet! As long as you're sewing a straight stitch and going slowly, the motor makes almost no sound. When you speed up, it gets louder, but it's still much quieter than any of my previous machines.
  • There are a LOT of different feet included. They are labeled with either a letter or number designations. When you select a specialty stitch, the computer will tell you which foot to use.
  • Love the needle up/down button. It moves the needle to the highest or lowest point. No fiddling with the hand wheel to get it close.
  • The monogram alphabets are pretty lousy. I found them awkward and clumsy-looking! Fortunately, I have very little use for embroidered lettering, so this wasn't a deal-breaker for me.
  • Automatic thread cutter is a great feature but when it works, it usually unthreads the needle which is a giant pain and a flawed system.
  • There is no memory to save sequences of character/decorative stitches which you define.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
349.99 $


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