Time to SEW!! Video Part 2!!

Hi Everyone!   Now that you’ve seen my first video and learned how to:  thread the machine, wind a bobbin, properly insert the bobbin and how to use the automatic threader, you’re ready to SEW!!  If you missed it and want to see it, you can view it here:  New:  Video Series Introduction
This is the second video in my New Video Series on sewing.  I show many of the features of the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine including the cutter, speed controller, needle up/down button, back stitch button and the start/stop button.   I  also show how to set up the machine to do a straight stitch and zigzag stitch.  During the video, you’re able to see and hear the machine as it stitches.  It’s smooth and quiet.  I’ve read on message boards about how the sound of turning on a computerized machine can be “off putting” if you’re not expecting it.  So, I videoed the machine being turned on and showed the sound it makes and the computerized calibration the machine goes through when being turned on.

I wanted to add some photos of specific areas of the machine that I detailed in this video so I can point out a couple of things that might not have been able to see quite clearly. The LCD menu screen is shown below is used in the video to show how to adjust the width and length of the stitches. 

One of the features I find particularly helpful, is having pictures of each stitch design located in the top cover of the machine.  Each stitch design is labeled with a number that correlates to the display when the stitch is selected.  LOOK at all those stitches.  There are 600 built in stitches.  The stitch combinations that can be done on this machine are endless!!  Keep in mind that many of these stitches can be modified in length and mirrored to create new stitches as well.
Changing the presser feet on this machine is a quick process since this machine has snap on feet.  Each foot that comes with this machine has a letter embossed on it so you can easily identify each foot.  The LCD screen also suggests the proper foot to use with a specific stitch.  Notice on the picture below that its the “A” foot.  This is the general purpose sewing foot.
Now you have the knowledge you need to start to sew.  For many years, I only had a straight stitch sewing machine and was able to make many beautiful garments.  If you have a zigzag, no matter which machine you have, you’re one up on where I was back then.  Now you’re ready to sew with your straight stitch and finish all your edges off neatly and cleanly with your zigzag stitch.  I hope you give a simple project like a pillow a try with the information I provided here in part 2 of my video series.
My next video will be coming soon and it will show more wonderful functions of the Singer 9960 and more of the added features this machine offers.
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4 Responses to Time to SEW!! Video Part 2!!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I just got a new machine Singer 9970 from the shopping channel. Will you be doing video's on this machine too?

  2. Congratulations on getting the New Singer 9970!! It looked like a Great machine with lot's of options!! It's a Possibility in the Future that I will be doing videos on the 9970…..Stay Tuned!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I've noticed the straight stitch (#1) isn't really centered. When using a 1/4 inch foot, I have to move the needle over or it hits the foot sometimes. I've read on line that this is a common complaint about this machine.

  4. I just checked my 1/4" foot and it's perfectly centered. The only suggestion I can offer is to check your shank and make sure it's centered? If it's not fully tightened, it may cause the foot to ride a little off center?? I have noticed when using the plastic shank I've tightened it too much and caused the foot not to be centered. Hope this helps.

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