Great value for the price
wonderful to have needle threader, have used lots and the choice of stitches are great, seems to handle most fabrics, liked it so much i have just bought a heavy duty singer on sale at spotlight as they are great value for the price
Purchased in August 2018 at Spotlight for $300.00.
Ok For an Inexpensive Machine. Light is Terrible
Bought this machine a couple of years ago when my trusty forty year old Elna could no longer be serviced. Due to time constraints I was not doing a lot of sewing at the time so went for economy which I now know was a bit of a mistake. I am now doing much more sewing and find this machine very light weight wise which makes it move or bounce around if I get a bit of speed going and it also skips stiches. The light is absolutely abysmal so I have to use a lamp on my sewing table and it is quite noisy. It has lots of stiches which I must admit attr...acted me but I only use a handful of them. It is hard to do free quilting as the feed dogs do not lower. An ok basic machine if you just make repairs, perhaps for a beginner who does not know if they really enjoy sewing and does not want to spend a lot or someone who does not do much sewing. I am now shopping for a new machine. I will be looking at quality and will not be dazzled by lots of fancy stitches and a cheap price.
Purchased for $399.00.
Good beginner to intermediate machine
I've had my 6160 for about 3 years now. Started with it as an absolute novice and now and intermediate.
It's been great for me. I've used a couple of the decorative stitches to great effect and generally it's performed well. I have it regularly serviced as I use it a lot. Yes you do need yo use quality thread with it but this is what's available in most haberdashers anyway.
Now I'm starting to outgrow it and am looking at a better machine but I I'd recommend to any friend who asked.
Questions & Answers
I have checked the bobbin thread and needle thread and all seems good however when I try to stitch the upper thread is sowing but the bobbin thread, although up is not connecting with the needle thread. Any thoughts?
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