24 Jan Singer 9340 Signature Computerized Sewing Machine Review
If your heart is set on becoming a successful designer with tons of stylish clothes to your credit, then the Singer 9340 Signature Series will be a great fit for you. This computerized sewing machine has 340 pre-programmed stitches, programmable needle up/down for quilting, drop feed for free-motion sewing, stitch elongation and mirror imaging for total customization freedom. It also comes with a slew of presser feet and accessories for easier sewing with amazing results.
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A closer look at the Singer 9340
340 built-in stitches
The Singer 9340 has 340 stitches built into the machine, which is more than enough to make you well-rounded in the tools of the trade. These include 319 decorative stitches, 10 one-step buttonholes, 7 essential stitches, 4 stretch stitches, and 2 styles of letters, numbers, and characters.
As a computerized model, it offers easy ways to change from stitch to stitch on the fly. A large backlit LCD screen presents all the essential stitch information while you work, including the stitch tension, width and length, needle up/down, recommended presser feet, and more.
This machine allows one-touch mirror imaging and stitch elongation (up to 5 times longer) for creativity. Featuring a stitch editing function, you can control and sew a particular stitch pattern any way you want to. It also gives the ability to do monogramming in two styles while free-motion sewing is made easier than ever with the drop feed dog lever.
Singer also equipped the 9340 with four built-in memory modules that can hold up to 20 entries each. This will let you save alphabets, custom stitch sequences, and more. You may even edit the stored patterns to customize them further.
Threading is a breeze with the Signature 9340’s automatic needle threader. According to Singer, this machine can thread in as little as 6 seconds. They also provided an automatic thread cutter along included a programmable needle up/down feature, which is a must have for quilting enthusiasts. This also comes in handy when removing or pivoting the fabric.
The top drop-in bobbin now has a clear cover so you can keep a close watch on your thread supply. Other welcome additions include the automatic lock function for reinforcing stitches, automatic twin needle adjustment button, and 13 needle positions for taking on different work pieces and multiple layers of fabric.
Variable speed setting
This advanced machine offers a maximum sewing speed of 750 stitches per minute, which is decent for its price point. It has an electronic auto pilot function for sewing without the foot pedal at varying speed settings. An extra-high presser foot lifter is also added, which gives more clearance when working with thicker stacks of fabrics.
Taking on large-scale projects won’t be a problem either as it comes with an extension table that provides the extra leg room. Plus, this signature-series model is free-arm capable as well, so you can get professional results on hard to reach areas like hems, cuffs, and necks.
The Singer 9340 Signature Computerized Sewing Machine measures 16 by 6.5 by 12.5 inches (L x W x H) and weighs in at 13.2 pounds. It comes complete with 8 presser feet, 3 bobbins, 2 screwdrivers, pack of needles, spool pin felt, seam ripper, auxiliary spool pin, spool holders, stitch pattern plate, quilting guide, canvas dust cover, and instruction manual. Singer has the 9340 sewing machine covered with a 25-year limited warranty on parts and service.
Last thoughts on the Singer 9340
Even previous owners of Singer sewing machines; that are used to the quality that Singer provides, are loving the 9340. It is packed full of functionality, but is still very easy to use. With 340 built in stitch patterns, you have plenty of range to work on a lot of different items. The Singer 9340 is suitable for sewists of all levels, and offers good value for money.