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6180 | BRILLIANCE™

The features you need to express your creativity.

See your creativity become a reality with the new SINGER® BRILLIANCE™ sewing machine line. Got an idea? Create fun projects like clothing, handbags and much more with this machine. Style is easy to achieve with numerous built-in stitches and multiple snap-on presser feet. If you’re inspired, you can make it!

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  • 80 Built-In Stitches
  • The right stitch: easier sewing with better results. Includes: 8 Basic, 58 Decorative, 8 Stretch and 6 Buttonholes
  • Automatic Needle Threader
  • Threading the needle is quick and easy.
  • 6 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes
  • Buttonhole sewing is a one-step simple process, providing reliable results every time. Each side of the buttonhole is sewn in the same direction creating beautifully balanced buttonholes.
  • Push Button Stitch Selection
  • Easily select your desired stitch with the push of a button.
  • Automatic Stitch Width & Length
  • The right stitch setting every time. Automatic settings for width and length may be overridden to personalize stitch size.
  • Up to 6.5 mm Stitch Width
  • Many stitches can be set for a maximum width of 6.5 mm creating attractive satin and decorative stitches.
  • Automatic Tension
  • Automatically keeps stitches balanced and even.
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • This rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for precise sewing and durability.
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • Offers more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot
  • Automatic Presser Foot Pressure
  • Easily sew the lightest weight tricots to the heaviest denim without the need for presser foot pressure adjustments.
  • 13 Needle Positions
  • Needle position can be changed for individual projects, such as inserting zippers or cording and topstitching.
  • Automatic Reverse
  • Push the conveniently located automatic reverse button to sew in reverse and reinforce the stitch.
  • Sewing Speed
  • With a maximum sewing speed of 750 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly.
  • Free Arm
  • Provides easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other smaller or difficult-to-reach areas
  • 3 Snap-on Presser Feet
  • Expands your creative sewing possibilities. Quick release for easy on and off!
  • Included Accessories
  • All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Pack of Needles, Bobbins, Thread Spool Caps, Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Darning Plate, Needle Plate Screwdriver, Seam Ripper / Lint Brush and Soft-Sided Dust Cover.
  • On Board Storage
  • The accessories are conveniently stored in the removable storage compartment providing easy access.
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What others are saying.
Better than expected !
James Webb | November 30, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I bought this machine to replace the CONFIDENCE machine I gave to my grandson's wife for Christmas. Now retired I use this machine for the making of small quilts as a hobby. I'm also teaching my wife to sew.

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not too good
L Woltman | November 22, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Poor Quality
Cons:
Poor Quality

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very happy sewer
angela beckett | October 31, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I purchased the Brilliance 6180 about two weeks ago and am very pleased with this little machine. Having read some of the other reviews where people have bee experiencing problems with bobbin jamming and "bird nesting" of threads, perhaps the following tips may be of some help.

Please make sure that when you thread up the machine the presser foot lever is in the UP position.If you thread the machine with the presser foot down the thread will not locate in the tension spring and the machine will not be able to function correctly and the thread will not be being held in tension. Also make sure that the thread is securely located in the take up lever, as if it is not, when the needle takes the thread into the fabric, the take up lever will not be able to pull it out again and the thread will create a "birds nest" mess in the bobbin area which will jam the bobbin. When starting to sew, please pull the threads to the rear of the presser foot and GENTLY hold them as you begin to sew to prevent the threads being pulled into the bobbin area and causing it to jam. These points apply to all sewing machines whether front or top loading bobbins.

I have been sewing for over 50 years!! and have various sewing machines. I got the Brilliance 6180 to take to quilting group as my very expensive machine is too heavy for me to haul about! The stitch quality on this little Brilliance is every bit as good as on my machine that cost almost £1,000 and it has plenty decorative stitches to keep me happy when not using my big machine. It has coped very well with all types of fabric. Plwase maake sure that you use the correct type of needle for the fabric and don't use cheap ones or cheap thread. It is false economy as cheap needles will shred even a good thread and cheap threads will snap and create a lot of dust and fluff. Hope these few tips help. Happy sewing!

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Owesome
María Verónica Mari | October 29, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Easy To Use, High Quality

I love it. It's easy to use.

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Brilliance 6160
angela beckett | October 27, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Having read some of the other reviews I would like to say that the "jammimg" and "bird nesting" of the threads in the bobbin case is most likely operator error. With any machine whether computerised or not, top loading bobbin or front loading bobbin, it is most importatnt that the threads are pulled to the rear of the presser foot before commencing to sew, and that you GENTLY hold the top thread as you begin to sew to avoid it being pulled under into the bobbin as this will cause the "jamming". It is also helpful to begin sewing with the needle placed down into the fabric.

Another cause of problems is if the machine is threaded up with the presser foot down. Threading MUST be done with the presser foot UP to allow the thread to pass betweeen the tension discs. If this is not done, the thread is not held under tension whilst sewing, and the machine will not be able to function correctly. Also please ensure that the thread has been located properly into the take up lever when threading the machine, as if the thread is NOT in the take up lever, the thread will bunch up in the bobbin area and make a horrible mess! I have been extremely pleased with this little machine. I purchased it to take to quilting group as my very expensive large computerised machine is far too heavy to carry about. The stitches arer well formed and have performed well on various types of fabrics. The decorative stitches have stitched out just as well as on my VERY expensive machine. If you have this machine and have encountered problems, please try the above tips but above all, please read the instruction manual.

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SINGER® BRILLIANCE™ 6180 Sewing Machine Stitches

This SINGER sewing machine features 80 built-in stitches.

SINGER® BRILLIANCE™ 6180 Sewing Machine Decorative Stitches

Decorative stitches allow you to add that special touch to your sewing projects.

SINGER® BRILLIANCE™ 6180 Sewing Machine Buttonholes

Create buttonholes for your projects in one easy step.

SINGER® BRILLIANCE™ 6180 Sewing Machine Needle Threader

Threading the needle is a breeze with the automatic needle threader on this SINGER sewing machine.

SINGER® BRILLIANCE™ 6180 Sewing Machine Automatic Tension

This SINGER sewing machine features auto tension.

SINGER® BRILLIANCE™ 6180 Sewing Machine Needle Positions

Variable needle positions provide more control of stitch placement with this SINGER sewing machine.

SINGER® BRILLIANCE™ 6180 Sewing Machine Stitch Length & Width

When you choose a stitch on this SINGER sewing machine, the optimum stitch length & width are automatically set for you.

SINGER® BRILLIANCE™ 6180 Sewing Machine Accessories

This SINGER sewing machine comes with a variety of presser feet and accessories.

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