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5500 | FASHION MATE™

Automatic features to make sewing easy

The SINGER® FASHION MATE™ sewing machine has automatic features such as automatic needle threader, automatic stitch length & width. automatic tension and 6 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes that will make sewing easy. It also includes a heavy duty metal frame, hard-sided cover and extension table!

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  • 100 Built-In Stitch Patterns
  • 9 basic, 76 decorative, 8 stretch, 6 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes and 1 endless buttonhole
  • Automatic Needle Threader
  • Sewing’s biggest timesaver! Easily threads the needle without frustration or eye strain.
  • Automatic Tension
  • Automatically keeps stitches balanced and even regardless of fabric type
  • Automatic Stitch Length & Width
  • Automatic settings for stitch length & width can be overridden to personalize projects
  • Push Button Stitch Selection
  • Easily select your desired stitch with a push of a button
  • 6 Fully Automatic 1-step Buttonholes
  • Professional, perfectly balanced buttonholes at the touch of a button
  • Variable Needle Positions
  • Allows for precise top stitching and more control of stitch placement
  • Automatic Reverse
  • Push the conveniently located Automatic Reverse Button to sew in reverse and reinforce the stitch
  • Automatic Presser Foot Pressure
  • Easily sew the lightest weight tricots to the heaviest denim without the need for presser foot pressure adjustments
  • Sewing Speed
  • With a maximum sewing speed of 750 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly.
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • Offers more clearance when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot
  • Free Arm
  • Provides easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other smaller or difficult-to-reach areas
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • This rigid support holds all the mechanisms in perfect alignment for precise sewing and durability.
  • Automatic Bobbin Winding Clutch
  • The needle bar automatically disengages when winding the bobbin. This keeps the needle from moving up and down while winding the bobbin making bobbin winding safer.
  • Up to 6.5 mm Stitch Width
  • Select stitches can be set for a maximum width of 6.5 mm creating attractive satin and decorative stitches.
  • Horizontal Threading
  • Placing the thread spool in the horizontal position allows for the thread to feed more evenly, reducing poor stitch formation and thread breakage.
  • Extension Table
  • Easily manage large projects including quilting and fashion sewing
  • Hard-Sided Cover
  • Carry your machine safely and keep it dust-free in storage
  • Snap-On Presser Feet
  • Easily change presser feet without use of a screwdriver
  • Included Accessories
  • All-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Pack of Needles, Bobbins, Thread Spool Cap, Auxiliary Spool Pin, Spool Pin Felt, Darning Plate, Needle Plate Screwdriver, Seam Ripper / Lint Brush, Extension Table and Hard-Sided Cover
  • On-Board Storage
  • The accessories are conveniently stored in the removable sewing table providing easy access to accessories.
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What others are saying.
Response to Review Request
Helen Friend | November 19, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Love it.... All those stitches I've wanted to get are now available at the touch of a button.

Thanks...

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Fashion Mate 5500
Kathy Wilson | November 11, 2015
Overall Rating

I have had this machine for about 2 years. I've been able to use it about 6 months out of the 2 years. It has a terrible tension problem. Getting ready to buy a new machine that works....... Repairman told me he has worked on this model constantly. Will not maintain tension settings.

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awesome machine
Mary Lambert | September 28, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I was such an easy machine to use and it comes with more accessories than my last machine and the threader is a plus but with the accessories was supposed to be a seam ripper but it was missing

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Unuseable
Robert Gerten | February 17, 2015
Overall Rating
Cons:
Poor Quality, Features Won't Work

I apparently bought a piece of junk. It will sew a simple straight stitch, hence, the one star. Ruined a shirt trying to sew buttonholes with a BRAND NEW MACHINE. Told to take it to a dealer to have it fixed.

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5500 Fashion Mate
Judy Friesen | February 01, 2015
Overall Rating
Pros:
Great Features
Cons:
Poor Quality, Complicated, Expensive

I like the features on the machine but have difficult with the bobbin going in sometimes. My machine does not like to back stitch and the stitches are not even when you use other than the basic straight stitch.

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Watch and learn.

SINGER® FASHION MATE™ 5500 Sewing Machine Stitches

This SINGER sewing machine features 100 built-in stitches.

SINGER® FASHION MATE™ 5500 Sewing Machine Buttonhole

Create buttonholes for your projects in one easy step.

SINGER® FASHION MATE™ 5500 Sewing Machine Needle Threader

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

SINGER® FASHION MATE™ 5500 Sewing Machine Automatic Tension

This SINGER sewing machine features auto tension.

SINGER® FASHION MATE™ 5500 Sewing Machine Stitch Length & Width

When you choose a stitch on this SINGER sewing machine, the optimum stitch length and width is set for you.

SINGER® FASHION MATE™ 5500 Sewing Machine HD Metal Frame

This machine's inner frame is constructed of heavy duty metal.

SINGER® FASHION MATE™ 5500 Sewing Machine Extension Table

The additional extension table for this SINGER sewing machine provides a more stable surface when sewing.

SINGER® FASHION MATE™ 5500 Sewing Machine Hard-Sided Cover

A hard-side dust cover comes with this SINGER sewing machine.

SINGER® FASHION MATE™ 5500 Sewing Machine Accessories

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

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