Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist Sewing Machine Review

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Thinking of purchasing the Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist?  Here’s my review of this Singer sewing machine:

Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist review: Thinking of purchasing the Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist?  Here's my review of this Singer sewing machine:
I’ve been quilting, so the free removable quilt table is still attached.

Back at the beginning of the year, I was in the market for a new sewing machine.  I’d already been looking around at new machines, but I thought I would post on my facebook page and see if anyone recommend anything in particular.  (My preferred price range was 3 to 4 hundred but was willing to go up to 5 or 6 hundred if there was something special.)

The Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist Sewing Machine had been mentioned by a couple of different people.  This was one of the machines I had on my list.  I took the plunge and bought the Singer 9960. (At the time it was selling for $350 on Amazon, but the last time I checked, it was even lower.)

I’ve been meaning to write this review for a couple of months but kept putting it off in favor of other projects.  Finally, here are my thoughts:

If you’re in the market for a new machine I highly recommend the Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist.  I’ve been sewing on it for 4 months and really love it!  The price is right and it comes with so many accessories!!!

Here are a few highlights of the machine:

  • Automatic needle threader and top drop-in bobbin system make for quick and easy set-up
  • 600 built-in stitches!!! including 13 styles of fully automatic one-step buttonholes and 5 different fonts provide endless project possibilities (I love the letter functions, my mom has this on her machine, i used it once and have been coveting this function since then…)
  • Stitch editing capabilities allow you to control the exact look of a stitch pattern with elongation and mirror imaging  (I haven’t used this function yet)
  • One-touch automatic thread cutter trims the upper and lower threads when you are done sewing for faster and easier sewing (Love this)
  • Electronic auto pilot and speed control provide complete control of sewing speed making sewing difficult areas easier and error-free. (I love that I can control the max speed with a sliding lever – This machine is so much faster than my old machine, it makes ruffling and straight stitch quilting go so fast!)
  • Automatically leaves brings the needle down when I stop sewing.  (love this for turning corners)
  • I swear there is some sort of improvement with this machine over my last machine which helps me stitch a straighter stitch.
  • the Singer 9960 also has an automatic back stitch function and a reverse sewing button (just hold down the button and it sews backwards until you release it.
  • FREE Accessories Including 18 Presser Feet and an Extension Table for quilting.
  • All-Purpose Foot
  • Zipper Foot
  • Buttonhole Foot and Underplate
  • Button Sewing Foot
  • Blind Hem Foot
  • Satin Stitch Foot
  • Open Toe Foot
  • Overcasting Foot
  • Darning and Embroidery Foot
  • Rolled Hem Foot
  • Cording Foot
  • Straight Stitch/Quilting Foot
  • Even Feed / Walking Foot
  • Extra Wide Extension Table
  • Needle Pack
  • Bobbins (Class 15J)
  • Seam Ripper
  • Lint Brush
  • Spool Pin with Felt Washer
  • Screwdrivers
  • Spool Caps
  • Seam Guide
  • Quilting Bar

I’ve made a few videos of some of the functions of this machine, I will find them and upload them to you to and get them linked here soon.

1.  Buttonhole function:

2.   Adjustable sewing speed, (I have it on slow) the start stop button and the auto thread cutter.  I mistakenly asked my 7 year old to hold the camera, so ignore his antics, sorry…  But you can hopefully see the point of how this function would be helpful when sewing intricate sections.

So, bottom line, I loved this machine at $350 and now double love it at on sale!  Worth every penny in my opinion, plus Amazon has a great return policy and if you are an amazon prime member it ships free!

Don’t forget, you can get a 30 day free trial for Amazon Prime.


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  1. Turtlebertie says:

    Got mine as a gift from my dgtr last Xmas. I love it. Still learning about all its extras.

  2. I’m looking at getting this machine, and am wondering if you still like it and if it’s lived up to all the good reviews.

    1. Yes, I very much enjoyed this machine.

  3. I bought one of the like new machines. Never been used but box was damaged on the outside. Inside was ok. Absolutely fantastic machine. Sews great,quite, fast, love the thread cutter and speed control. This machine looks so good also you will want to leave it out so everyone can see it. I puschased for $270 free shipping from Amazon. This machine is truly a pleasure to use.

  4. I just received the machine last night! I just removed it from the box, and plan on using it today.

  5. Alaina Hebert says:

    The lettering looks really small and not very clean. Any suggestions on how to make it look better?

  6. Heather SettingforFour says:

    Wow that looks like one professional sewing machine! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired! Hope to see you at tonight's party 8 pm EST!

  7. I just got this this week but haven't had a chance to use it yet. (Only threaded it!!) I have a SIMPLE brother (LX3125) and beyond excited to use this now!!! Thanks!

  8. Jamie, I have been on the lookout for a 2nd machine. My 35 yr old Bernina is in the shop, getting it fixed, cheaper than buying a new one! But I decided I didn't want to be with out one! This one looks great. at $330 right now with free shipping for Prime, that is a great deal. So I just need to pull the trigger! ") I have so many projects stacked up since the other one is in the shop!


  9. I actually just ordered this machine this week but have been nervous to try it out yet. I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the review.

  10. Shannon Hawk says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this…very helpful:)

  11. Linda Walker says:

    Wow, love that machine….will need a new one soon!

  12. Thank you for the heads up on the Singer machine. I happened to be opening email when yours arrived at 2:33pm EST and I ordered it within 5 minutes : )
    I had been looking for a new machine to use in place of a 30 yr old Elna steel case but portable little machine. Love that little machine but it is dated and was hard to find something remotely comparable…I believe this Singer might be just the one.

    I went back to Amazon to check on what all came with it and it was back up to $379!!!! So I feel like I got a super good price for sure…
    Anyways, I hope you get credit..I did access Amazon thru your link but I don't really know how all that works.

    Many thanks again : )

    1. Isn't that crazy? They must have just had a limited amount in stock. I am glad you got the deal!

  13. When I went to amazon, it was listed for 398.00 Boo! Hiss! I was really interested.

    1. Wow, that was fast! Keep your eye on the price, it is still an excellent deal at around $350.

    2. They must have sold out, because only the non-prime dealers still have it in stock…

    3. Fabric.com has it for $329 right now.

    4. Susan Sanders says:

      They have them for less than 300 now. Anybody know what used and repackaged means on Amazon?

    5. Sounds to me, "used and repackaged" would mean they are reselling returns. Like an "open box buy" you see at other stores.

  14. Miranda @ Pressing On says:

    This looks so nice! I desperately want to learn to sew.