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The SINGER® 6160 electronic sewing machine boasts features to make sewing a breeze at an affordable price.

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Love this machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

This is the first sewing machine I have ever brought and I love it. Most of my sewing machine were given to me so I never had to buy one, then the time came. The features on the 6160 are awesome, this machine sew like a dream for me. Easy to set up and use, stich selections is awesome and most of all it was at the right price. I was going back and forth between brands and decided Singer was the best for me. My sister had a chance to sew on it and she loved it so I know it was the right machine.

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Best machine I've ever owned and this the 5 machine I have owned in my life time.

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1 out of 1 people found this helpful.

This machine is fantastic, So many said it was not a good machine. I find that not true. Treat is like a sewing machine and follow directions and it works great. No complaints here.

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I love this machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Everything

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.

This is the best machine I have every owned. It is very simple to use and by far the best. I will never need another machine again. This machine will last me a lifetime. I am in love with this machine. I can't go one day without using this machine. I have to find something to sew just so I can use my machine. I get a lot of my sewing projects done with this machine.

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Taught Myself To Sew With This Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

This machine was so easy to learn on and begin using for a complete novice. I had no idea how to do anything, but after a quick read of the manual and a couple of YouTube videos, I was off and going. I've made 2 quilts and repaired countless rips and tears.

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VERY Disappointed

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5 out of 12 people found this helpful.

I was thrilled to purchase this machine to add to my collection. However, it worked horribly from the get go. The bobbin thread bird nests from the very first stitch. I am using the correct type bobbin, have checked tension, and am using good quality thread but this makes no difference. I unfortunately purchased this machine refurbished from an online seller who will not take it back. After being on hold with Singer for quite some time, a very lovely girl on the other end of the phone could hear that the machine was clearly not working correctly. To my disappointment, the best that SInger will do is fix it, because it is under warranty, but I have to pay to ship the dumb machine out of state. Not sure why I have to pay for shipping twice (once from the seller and again to have it fixed) when it should work in the first place. Why would Singer send out a factory refurbished machine (like new) have it not work, and not even send me a shipping label to get it to a certified Singer Service Center? This is poor customer service. Not going to buy a Singer EVER again! Especially if I have to ship it out of state every time I want it serviced. Ridiculous.

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Brilliant machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Always Reliable

3 out of 4 people found this helpful.

This is a machine that performs brilliantly .Easy to use,precise and even stitching,good range of stitching patterns ,threading up straightforward and the needle threader is great and easy to use.Singer machines are of a high quality and are very good value

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Best One

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5 out of 6 people found this helpful.

I had a mother and grandmother that the only machine they would have was a Singer. This makes my third. I love it. I'm not a everyday sewer but when I do sew this is wonderful. I am so glad I picked this one.

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Handle Wheel Help

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4 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I'm a former Singer machine owner & although this model is a little different than prior thought it would operate the same. Read manual....the handle wheel is suppose to turn counter clockwise but doesn't move anywhere. Any I not doing something correctly?

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nice but frustrating

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Pros: Great Features

Cons: Poor Quality

5 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I like the machine, but it hasn't worked very well since the day I opened it. About every 3rd time I use it, it will either jam really badly or the pedal doesn't work. Not sure what to do about it, but I need my machine to make crafts to sell for my livelihood. Not awesome!

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picky machine but great value

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Cons: Thread Tension Must Be Exact To Sew, Didn't Come W/any Screwdrivers For Maintenance

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I've been sewing for almost 20yrs. I owned a Brother 3100? for the past 13. Wanted an upgrade for Christmas this past year. Has tons of wonderful stitches, BUT...if the thread tension on the bobbin is not extremely tight or exactly perfect, the stitches all come out wrong. Otherwise, it's been a great improvement over my last sewing machine for amount of stitches and styles/types of them. Easy to adjust w/the electronic keypad (my last was manual).

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Best Ever

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

9 out of 11 people found this helpful.

this machine was a birthday gift for me. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. easy to use it fit my needs and thanks for the dvd that comes with it

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My First Singer Sewing Machine.

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Portable

8 out of 9 people found this helpful.

This is my very first sewing machine period. I have sewn on my mothers and sister's singers. Never thought that much about sewing machines in my earlier years. how much they have change.Love all of the new features.getting to know my machine is a great experience. I'm learning something new about it every time I sew. I love the sticthing features. It's great to be sewing again.I glad I'm becoming interested in sewing again. it's a great hobbie for me.

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Machine Review

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Pros: Easy To Use

Cons: Thread Feeders On Top And Bottom Get Caught Constantly, Very Frustrating.

9 out of 10 people found this helpful.

Lightweight and nice stitching. The thread gets caught on the top feeder piece and also in the bobbin feeder and breaks often. I had to put a piece of tape on the top of feeder to prevent breakage. I love the built in storage area and auto threader/cutter.

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I love it!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

8 out of 9 people found this helpful.

I've had this machine for a few months now and it works great for all of my projects. It is somewhat basic, should be easy for beginners or also has enought features for people who have been sewing for a while. I was a bit taken back with the metal bobbin since I only had machines with plastic that threaded themself, but it was simple to learn with the book. I didn't like the main foot that came on the machine b/c it kept catching my edges when top stitching, but I just put one from my old machine and it works great.

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Great one

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

6 out of 9 people found this helpful.

I try three model before this one and sent all back this one is the best

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Love it

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6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

Love it, simple but still does everything I need it for. :)

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Great Machine!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.

Love the ease of this machine. The automatic needle threader has been a lifesaver for me. It has sewn everything I've tried to sew and no problems at all. GREAT investment!!

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Nice Starter Machine

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

10 out of 11 people found this helpful.

I've sewn off and on over the years but have never owned my own machine until now. This machine was very easy to set up and begin using. Sews smoothly and quickly. It has many more stiches than I even know what to do with. I can't wait to get more use out of it.

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frustrating

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22 out of 24 people found this helpful.

I was excited to purchase this machine, but had problems with it from the start. The bobbin does not really snap in place, so you have to cross your fingers that it got inserted properly. When sewing layers of fabric, such as corduroy, the needle jams and thread breaks and it's loud! It also seems to auto-correct or something when using different stitches and that is as annoying as auto-correct anywhere else. I do love Singer, but hate this machine.

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Love this Machine!!!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

15 out of 17 people found this helpful.

This is my first sewing machine and I have to say that I love this machine! The features are great, I was dreading making button holes & sewing on buttons but with this machine it was a breeze. If you're just starting out like me this is definitely a great machine to have.

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outstanding value

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Dvd Instructions Included, Quick Start Guide Included, Mechanical Needle Threader Is Awesome, Mechanical Hand Wheel Picks Up Bobbin Thread Or, Touch&release Reverse Switch Pick Up Bobbin Thread

31 out of 32 people found this helpful.

This was a Xmas gift so I used the quick start guide and read the "STOP before returning your Singer sewing machine" warning page before I started to sew. This is a quiet lightweight machine that performs as a flexible heavyweight. no problems with birdsnesting in bobbin area - just use a metal class 15 bobbin, also you need to raise the presser foot when threading the machine - then you lower the presser foot just before you get to the needle.

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A wonderful Christmas Gift!

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Pros: Great Features, Easy To Use

11 out of 12 people found this helpful.

I was given this machine for Christmas after mentioning that I would like to improve upon my childhood sewing. As a kid, I sewed a lot (not very well) and when I was pregnant, I got the opportunity to help make the baby quilt. I want to get into more quilting and other projects.

This machine was not intimidating, especially after reading the materials it came with. I have yet to check out the DVD but I was able to complete a dress for my 3 year old with no issues. Using the machine for sewing the buttons was interesting. I am not sure how much time I saved by using the machine.

I really felt it was easy to set up, easy to use, and made me feel in control of the project. I'm still a little slow but I think that's my own learning curve.

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Won't stay threaded

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Pros: Good Value

Cons: Poor Quality

22 out of 25 people found this helpful.

I recieved this machine for Christmas and was very excited. I followed all the directions exactly for set up and used all the correct stuff, but it kept unthreading amd birdsnesting in the bobbin area. My grandmother recieved the same machine for christmas and had the same problem. I haven't been able to do one project

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Great

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use

Cons: Complicated

11 out of 12 people found this helpful.

This is a great product overall. I have recently purchased it and it's pretty easy to use. I had some difficulty at the beginning with all the features it has but you get used to it. I'd recommend it to all my friends.

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Very good Buy!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

Cons: Buttonholer Could Be A Little Easier To Use

14 out of 15 people found this helpful.

Very good machine for the money. Sews better & better made than a machine I paid 2-1/2 times the money for. Buttonholer a little tricky to use, hard to see what you're doing but went okay after the first couuple. Tried hemming jeans first thing and went through all thicknesses without problem, just have to use the correct needle and go slowly at the seams. Very pleased with this machine.

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My BFF

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.

I wanted an embroidery machine, faster, stronger. When I saw the store I fell in love. It is quiet, soft. I regret that the needle threader only worked three days. Here in Brazil it is new. The price is high, but it has many functions. But got a very good price.One detail,here at Brazil it's color is blue, not lavander.

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Brilliant!

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Pros: Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

8 out of 9 people found this helpful.

I am a beginner but this machine has made me improve immensely. Easy to set up and use, it is dependable and has all the versatility I need for my flag projects. I can't blame the machine for my shortcomings but it is a great starter machine for an affordable price.

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