Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 | 2022 Review

The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 was released in 2010 and has been a huge success for Singer. It's still among Singer's most sold sewing machines of all time. But is it still the best choice in 2022?


What we like about the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960

  • 600 Stitches, including letters.

  • Automatic thread cutter and needle threader

  • The extension table

  • 13 sewing feet included

  • Video Tutorial


Specifications and Accessories

The most important accessories included with the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 sewing machine are 13 sewing feet, an Extention table, 4 Extra bobbins, and a pack of 5 spare needles. It's safe to say it's generously accessorized. The Quantum Stylist 9960 comes with a whopping 600 stitches! including the monogram. It can also deliver 850 stitches pr. Minute and has a 55 watts DC motor. For beginners, it also comes with a 31-minute long tutorial video. You can find the video tutorial here



First Impressions:

When we received the sewing machine, it was clear how heavy it was. The sewing machine alone was over 11kgs (25lb)! For me, this isn't a problem. I have a sewing studio and the sewing machine will be stationary, But it did also take up a lot of space! Almost half a meter wide (44cms or 17,2")!

The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 is easy to thread and operate when you understand it. As a professional seamstress and a sewing machine tester, this was easier than expected. But I can see why this isn't the best starter sewing machine for beginners.

The singer Company has released a Beginners guide on the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960. You can watch the video here

The performance is quite good and it's easy to feel in control of the machine.

The Needle threader was easy to understand and operate and the thread cutter was just amazing.

The quilting capabilities and the buttonhole options are also good. The Freehand embroidery was hard to review as I have never done this before. But it was fun and I can't wait to learn how to do it properly.

Made for quilters, but.

Looking at the specifications of the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 it's clear that this sewing machine is made for experienced sewers/quilters or beginners with higher technical understanding or patience. You can do almost any type of sewing on this machine, but it's very clear that freehand embroidery and quilters are the main target group for this machine. But it is also a good all-around machine.

Older technology

In 2010, just 2 years after the release of the first iPhone, the Quantum Stylist 9960 was without a doubt a small technical revolution. In 2022 however, the technology can feel a bit over the top. The Quantum Stylist is not a technical marvel but the Quantum Stylist 9960s technology holds up good and it's doing an ok job in improving the sewing experience.


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Build Quality