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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!

Get started sewing faster.
  • 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.
Get started sewing faster.
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Download the product sheet for a printable list of all of the features and accessories
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What others are saying.
beginner sewer
Jaime Huddleston | October 25, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

I bought this as a sewing machine to teach myself on. It's easy to learn to work. I've had it set up for about 2 weeks now and just finished my first project of pajamas for my 7 year old who is thrilled with them

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Wonderful Machine
Patricia Blasius | October 20, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons:
Bobbin Tension Is A Little Tricky

I'm a new sewer, but I do have a good understanding of how to sew. I struggled a little with this machine's tension on the bobbin, but once I figured that out, I'm all set. I really love this machine. The quality of stitches is great. I highly recommend reading through the instruction manual prior to use. It offers easy-to-understand directions and good information.

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sewing like the wind
Lori Neault | June 08, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Extra Lift On The Presser Foot For Thick Items.
Cons:
Threader Is Annoying.

My family bought me this machine for mother's day. I LOVE it. It is very versatile for the types of things I like to sew and operates so smoothly. The choice of stitches and lengths make it fun to sew crafty items. I could do without the automatic threader it just gets in my way. My only other complaint is I'd love to buy the extension arm and am having difficulty locating one. Overall this machine is sewing like a breeze for me and for the money is a great value and great quality.

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What a headache!
June Sweet | November 19, 2013
Overall Rating
Cons:
Poor Quality

I have had to buy 2 of these 5500's, the first one didn't even sew down one side of a pillow case I tried to mend. It fell apart in behind the bobbin case. Exchanged it for another one and actually got one western shirt finished with it before it gave up too! I guess it is not made for denim? I have been sewing on a Singer for 50 years, (I learned on a treadle) and was verrry disappointed in the cheapness of this machine. It just sounds tinny. Now my machine is in the warranty shop for Singer and it has been since the 9th of October. Every time I call on it they tell me they are still waiting on parts. I will never buy another Singer.

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5500 sewing machine
Urvashi Mehta | November 12, 2013
Overall Rating
Cons:
Poor Quality

This was a refurbished machine. It was great to start with. I stitched for two three days and within a week of purchase it started puckering. Then it gave a c4 error. Then it's needle wouldn't move although I tried to clean the bobbin area after opening the whole thing under the machine I.e. The bobbin and it's attachments. There was nothing else I could do as everything was sealed and with electronics you can't do much as you can do in manual sewing machine. The handle did move and the motor did start but the error wouldn't go and machine wouldn't stich. So I tried calling the servicing guys but they were far placed so I returned the machine. Now I am missing the stitching pleasure and don't know if all electronic machines would stop working all of a sudden? The problem although cleared, wouldn't reset the machine to start back again? I am confused and upset.

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