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Overview and Features
This model comes equipped with 820 stitch options and comes with a wide variety of other features including:
- Built-in alphabets
- Stitch memory
- Automatic thread cutter
- Built-in sewing assistance
- Mirror imaging and elongation functions
- Automatic threading
While this machine may seem like an incredibly advanced sewing machine, it’s surprisingly beginner friendly and offers more stitching options than the higher priced Singer Modern Quilter 8500Q sewing machine.
Offering 820 stitches, this model comes loaded with the following stitch options:
- 21 stretch
- 776 decorative
- 13 one-step buttonholes
- 10 basic stitches
- 5 alphabets and numbers
Most of the stitch options are decorative. Considering there are so many styles and options to choose from, you can truly get creative and experiment with a variety of new stitching styles.
The stitch selection button allows you to choose the most popular options with just the push of a button. Avid quilters will love this feature.
They can also sew in dates, so the recipient will always remember when they received their gift.
The machine also provides thirteen one-step buttonholes which allows them to easily add some buttons to their project. Included is a buttonhole foot, so working with multiple layers of fabrics is simple and easy.
The memory stitch function is a great feature that allows the sewer to create customized patterns and designs. The editing option allows users to save and edit their stitch combinations, so they can be used again at a later time.
The sewing machine features a stop and start button for even more convenience. Users can also control their sewing speed using the foot pedal.
Automatic Thread Cutter and Feeder
If you’re over having to manually thread your sewing machine, then you’ll love that this model comes equipped with an automatic threading feature that makes this tedious task a breeze.
Aside from the threader, the machine also comes with a drop-in bobbin system so monitoring the thread is also simple.
Users can set the optimal width and length for stitches, so the machine uses these settings automatically.
This Singer sewing machine comes with built-in sewing assistance that acts as a guide as you work on your latest project.
The large display will tell you the stitch you’ve selected, and the length and width of the stitch, and the tension level you’re using. It can even recommend what presser feet to use.
This model comes with a total of thirteen presser feet including:
- Button sewing
- Satin stitch
- Embroidery and darning
- Blind hem
- Narrow rolled hem
- Open toe
- Even feed
This machine basically comes with every foot you’ll ever need for a variety of sewing projects.
While most models in this price range don’t come with the best lighting this model is equipped with a couple of great LED lights that allow you to clearly see what you’re doing. These lights stay cool and offer one hundred thousand hours of use.
The up and down needle function is also included. When the machine stops users can press the needle control button in order to move the needle from down to up or up to down. There are also twenty-five needle positions to choose from which is helpful for cords, topstitching, and zippers.
Presser Foot Sensor
This sensor ensures that the presser foot is always positioned correctly. If the user’s foot is raised the machine will not start sewing, so there’s no worry about the thread becoming bunched.
This model features a seven-segment feed system, which supports the fabric all the way through the sewing machine. There is also a box feed feature that will move the feed dog in a box motion as opposed to an arc motion. The box motion will allow for precise feeding throughout the duration of the process because the feed dog always remains in equal contact with the fabric and presser foot.
This package comes with a variety of accessories that will allow you to get started sewing right away. Accessories include:
- Spool pin felt
- Thread spool caps
- Quilting and edge bar
- Soft-sided dust cover
- Lint brush
- Seam ripper
- Auxiliary spool pin
All of these accessories are stored in an accessory tray located on the free arm of the sewing machine.
Other Great Features
Stitch locking: This automatic feature locks the stitches with just a press of the button and reinforces stitching and prevents unraveling.
Horizontal thread style: Threading the spool horizontally will prevent thread breakage, which also eliminates poor stitch quality.
Reverse: This automatic feature allows you to sew in reverse with just a touch of the button. This reinforces the stitches for improved seam quality.
Extra-high presser: The presser lifter offers a couple of height options. The higher height setting provides more clearance which is a must when you’re quilting.
- The automatic features will save the quilter plenty of time
- Includes a large selection of presser feet
- The sewing assistance feature will come in handy when you’re starting a new project
- Includes hundreds of stitch options
- You can personalize projects using the alphabet stitches
- The large range of features can be overwhelming for some beginners