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9970

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  • 600 Built-In Stitches
  • Fulfill your creative dreams with a large selection of stitches including basic, decorative and stretch stitches for clothing construction, quilting, home décor and crafting.
  • 13 Fully Automatic 1-Step Buttonholes
  • Buttonhole sewing is a simple 1-step process providing reliable results every time. The sides of the buttonholes are sewn in the same direction to prevent gaps in stitching or fabric distortion.
  • Exclusive Buttonhole Foot with Underplate
  • The buttonhole foot with underplate sandwiches fabric between a lower plate and the foot to ensure perfect buttonholes on multiple layers of fabric. Effectively, this is like a mini-embroidery hoop in which the machine feeds the attachment, rather than the fabric. It makes creating buttonholes possible in places that conventional buttonhole devices cannot reach.
  • Sewer Assistance
  • The Sewer Assistance LCD Screen provides clear and easy viewing of stitch functions including stitch length, stitch width, tension settings, recommended presser foot, needle up/down position and more!
  • Large Back-Lit LCD Screen with Brightness Control
  • The back-lit screen measures 7 millimeters in length by 3.75 millimeters in height. Easily adjust the screen brightness according to personal preference and lightning conditions.
  • Automatic Thread Trimmer
  • Press the thread trimmer button and the machine automatically trims threads when you are done sewing.
  • Easy Threading System with Automatic Needle Threader
  • Threading the machine is so easy that you can have the entire machine threaded, from the spool to the needle’s eye, in just six seconds. Threading instructions are even printed on the sewing machine! The automatic needle threader is sewing’s biggest timesaver.
  • Automatic Stitch Length & Width
  • Optimal settings for stitch length and width are automatically set, but can be overridden for more personalized sewing.
  • Needle Up / Down & Slow Sewing Button
  • Pressing this button when the machine is stopped will change the needle position from down to up or from up to down. While sewing, this button ensures that the machine sews in slow speed.
  • Extra-Wide Extension Table
  • The included removable extension table provides a larger working area, an essential for quilting or when working with a larger project.
  • Hard-Sided Dust Cover Included
  • Keep your machine protected and dust-free when not in use. The back opening allows you to use the machine’s built-in carry handle to move your machine short distances. The front compartment allows you to easily access and store the manual.
  • Easy-to-Load Drop-In Bobbin System with Clear Cover
  • Bobbin threading instructions are printed on the sewing machine! The bobbin loads from the top, so it is easy to insert the bobbin. The clear cover makes it easy to monitor the bobbin thread supply.
  • 5 Built-In Alphabets
  • Personalize projects by adding a monogram, name or phrase with the built-in block or script style numbers and alphabets, both available in upper and lower case, stitched at 5mm stitch width. Choose from Block, Script, Italics, Block Outline and Greek alphabets!
  • Mirror Imaging and Elongation Functions
  • With just a touch of a button, selected stitches can be mirrored imaged, adding even more stitch variety. Press the Elongation button and selected stitches can be made up to 5 times longer.
  • Electronic Auto Pilot
  • Unplug the foot control, press the Start button and the machine sews. You are still in complete control over the speed - just slide the Speed Lever to the desired speed.
  • Presser Foot Sensor
  • Ensures the presser foot is in the proper position for an easy start. The machine will not begin to sew if presser foot is raised, reducing the chance of thread bunching.
  • Up to 7mm Stitch Width
  • Most stitches can be set for a maximum width of 7mm creating attractive satin and decorative stitches.
  • StayBright™ LED Lights
  • A lamp illuminates the sewing surface for optimal viewing. The long-lasting bulbs (100,000 hours) are always cool to the touch.
  • Electronic Twin Needle Settings
  • Stitches are automatically adjusted for twin needle sewing with just the touch of a button.
  • Drop Feed
  • A conveniently located lever lowers the feed dogs for free-motion embroidery, monograms and button sewing.
  • 7-Segment Feeding System
  • This is a specially designed feed system that ensures that the fabric is picked up and supported from the front of the presser foot to the rear. This provides for much more accurate feeding of the fabric.
  • Box Feed
  • This is a function that moves the feed dogs in a box motion, rather than the historic arc motion. Box motion assures perfect feeding throughout the entire feed process, as the feed dogs are always in perfect and equal contact with the fabric and presser foot.
  • Six Second Threading
  • Threading the machine is so easy that you can have the entire machine threaded, from the spool to the needle’s eye, in just six seconds.
  • Automatic Locking Stitch Function
  • Tie-off decorative and utility stitches with just a push of a button. This feature ensures quality stitching and prevents unraveling.
  • Automatic Reverse
  • Push the conveniently located Automatic Reverse Button to sew in reverse and reinforce the stitch.
  • Horizontal Threading
  • Allows for the thread to feed more evenly reducing poor stitch formation and thread breakage. An auxiliary spool pin is included for vertical threading, if desired.
  • High Sewing Speed
  • With a maximum sewing speed of 850 stitches-per-minute, projects can be sewn quickly. Benefit
  • Automatic Bobbin Winding
  • Follow the numbered diagram printed on the sewing machine and your bobbin is full in no time! The needle bar automatically disengages when winding the bobbin, making bobbin winding safer because the needle won’t move up and down. The bobbin will automatically stop turning when the bobbin is completely filled. Never worry about overfilling a bobbin again.
  • Direct Button Stitch Selection
  • Provides direct access to eight of the most popular stitches including straight, zigzag, blind hem and buttonhole
  • Automatic Tension
  • This system ensures stable stitch quality, regardless of fabric type. The tension can be adjusted using the tension adjustment buttons, if desired.
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • The Presser Foot Lifter has two heights. The second offers more clearance, which is needed when placing multiple layers of bulky fabric under the presser foot.
  • 25 Needle Positions
  • Needle position can be changed for individual projects like inserting zippers, cords and topstitching.
  • Center Zigzag Taper
  • When tapering with the zigzag stitch, the stitch tapers to the center, not the left or right. This feature is especially valuable when appliquéing, because it provides a more attractive look when tapering into or out from a point.
  • Automatic Presser Foot Pressure Control
  • The amount of pressure exerted on the fabric by the presser foot against the feed dogs is adjusted automatically. Sew from the lightest weight tricots to the heaviest denim, without making adjustments.
  • Error Warning
  • An audible warning alerts the sewer if something is incorrect. The audible warning can be deactivated, if desired. A picture appears on the LCD screen illustrating the probable error.
  • Free Arm
  • The removable free arm provides easy access to cuffs, collars, pant hems and other difficult-to-reach areas.
  • Convenient Ruler
  • A ruler that extends to 5 inches or 13 centimeters is conveniently located on the front of the sewing machine.
  • Optimum Power Control
  • A control system that senses when additional power is required to maintain speed through thick or changing fabric conditions. This feature is most useful when sewing through multiple (6-8) layers of fabric.
  • Standard Accessories
  • General Purpose Foot, Overcasting Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Zipper Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Satin Foot, Quilting Bar, Open Toe Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch Foot, Darning / Embroidery Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Even Feed / Walking Foot, Extra-Wide Extension Table, Hard-Sided Dust Cover, Thread Spool Cap, Bobbins (Class 15), Needle Pack, Seam Ripper, Lint Brush, Auxiliary Spool Pin with Washer, Screwdrivers, Seam Guide and Screw
  • 13 Presser Feet Included
  • General Purpose Foot, Overcasting Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Zipper Foot, Rolled Hem Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Satin Foot, Open Toe Foot, Cording Foot, Straight Stitch Foot, Darning / Embroidery Foot, Buttonhole Foot with Underplate, Even Feed / Walking Foot, Quilting Bar
  • Bonus Accessories
  • Adjustable Bias Binder, Braiding Foot, Braiding Guide, Chenille Stitching Foot, Clearance Plate, Edge Joining Foot, Fancy Trim Foot, Gathering Foot, Non-Stick Foot, Parallel Sewing Foot, Seam Guide Foot, Presser Foot Shank, Side Cutter (Lock Cutter), Stitch in the Ditch Foot
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What others are saying.
Unbelievable Value
Michelle Porter | August 14, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality, Quiet Other Than Start Up

Singer's reputation has taken a hit over the last years, so I was leery of this purchase. However HSN made it irresistible and I thought I'd take a risk. Am I glad I did! I have an Elna and had just returned from my local sewing shop, looking at high end machines. Now this one won't embroider Donald Duck like the $5,000 Brother I tried but I could go to Disney World with the money I saved. The lettering for which I got this machine is lovely and I can't wait to sew my grandson a new blanket for his big boy bed. I am considering getting one for my daughter as well. Great job Singer! Here's to your return to the top.

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Singer 9970
Inez Jorgensen | November 11, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons:
Wish It Had The Auto Bobbin Rewind My 1970's Machine Had.

I purchased my machine last month on HSN. Researched for several months and decided to take the plunge. I sewed for many years until my children, job, etc. kept me too busy. I had a singer machine that my husband purchased for me when we were first married in 1975. It was wonderful but wore out after many hours of use. I'm nearing retirement and really wanted to pursue sewing once again. Love, love, love it. Just finished my first project, a quilt for my granddaughter. My machine is so easy to use and it was like riding a bike, everything came back. I do like all the easy stitches, the feet, and can't wait to explore more as I own my machine longer.

All I have to do is get on utube to watch videos when I feel a little rusty or unsure of myself.

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nice stitch selection for the price
gail rivas | January 01, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality

I love my Singer embroidery machines and this 9970 is also a favorite. I am still learning to sew clothing and this machine is great with the extension table and large selection of feet. It also has nice stitch quality.

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What a Machine
Leslie & Kathy Bryant | January 07, 2014
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Great Features, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons:
None

Love this machine can't stop sewing!

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having trouble with this machine
Carol Baker | December 15, 2013
Overall Rating
Pros:
Good Value, Easy To Use
Cons:
Poor Quality, Poor Workmanship

I also purchased this model from HSN. I have had trouble with it for the past two months, and it is only five months old! The plastic door on the bobbin cover will not stay closed, and the bobbin housing itself will not stay in place, meaning that when I am sewing along, the bobbin housing shifts and moves and the needle breaks time and time again. Now it was so jammed this evening that the bobbin housing was way further up than it has been and I have broken three needles just today. The bobbin housing is supposed to come out to clean under it, but it will not stay where it is supposed. to. Of course, I cannot return it, as it is out of the 30 day return from HSN, and the nearest service center is 2 hours from my home, and it is 9 days before Christmas and I cannot get my grandchildren's pajamas sewn, really disappointed. I feel stuck with this machine.

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