16 Jan Singer 9985 Quantum Stylist Touch Computerized Sewing Machine Review
The feature-rich Singer 9985 Quantum Stylist Touch will give you great results at less the effort. It boasts a whopping 960 built-in stitches to handle the most demanding projects, and comes with a large LCD touch display that acts as your personal sewing assistant.
As one of the company’s top-of-the-line offerings, this 9985 model is also packed with a number of useful extras like the automatic needle threader, automatic thread trimmer, one-step stitch locking, stitch editing capabilities, needle up/down button, and drop feeding for free-motion embroidery.
Key features of the Singer 9985
960 stitches onboard
If you want to have the most stitch patterns possible, then you’re in for a real treat with the Singer 9985. A total of 960 stitches is onboard the machine, which includes 919 decorative stitches, 6 styles of numbers, letters, and characters with memory function, 21 stretch stitches, 10 essential stitches, and 13 automatic buttonhole styles.
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You may also fully customize projects by adding monograms, phrases, and names in a Cyrillic style or any of the 5 standard styles. To help you sort through the various stitch patterns available, the machine has a reference chart on its upper lid that displays all of the pre-programmed stitches.
LCD touch screen
The Singer 9985’s LCD touch screen not only display stitch settings, it also serves as your very own sewing secretary. It offers recommendations depending on the stitch you select and assists through voice and text, which comes very handy for beginners.
Once a stitch pattern is selected, the machine will give you the option of adjusting the width and length, along with the presser foot to be used. The touch screen is ultra-responsive too, so you can make changes on-the-fly and get real-time results. Plus, the machine will let you know if there’s any error in the settings via the LCD display.
As a high-end machine, it’s no surprise that the Singer 9985 is loaded with several nifty features. The bobbin now loads from the top for easy insertion, and is topped with a clear cover for keeping the thread supply in check.
At the side of the unit is the presser foot pressure adjustment that will let you fine-tune the pressure as you sew. The detachable free arm allows quick work on cuffs and hems while an automatic thread trimmer eliminates the need to grab the scissors every so often. Not to be missed is the automatic locking stitch function that creates instant locks with a push of a button.
Singer has been known for bundling their machines with a slew of useful accessories that makes sewing fun and easy. The 9985 Quantum Stylist Touch comes with 13 presser feet including zipper foot and buttonhole foot.
The manufacturers also threw in a pair of screwdrivers (big and small) for removing and installing the various presser feet. There’s even a seam ripper for garment making and a soft-sided dust cover to keep your machine looking good in the years to come. And if you ever need any help with using or caring for the machine, there’s an operation manual and quick reference guide included in the package.
The Singer 9985 Quantum Stylist Touch Sewing Machine measures 17.25 by 8.5 by 12.5 (L x W x H) and weighs a solid 20 pounds. It is covered by the manufacturer’s 25-year limited warranty on parts and service.
Final thoughts on the Singer 9985
A massive range of 960 built-in stitches will ensure users of any level can get a lot out of the 9985 sewing machine from Singer. The computerized functionality makes it very easy to use, and the sleek design allows for a diverse range of work to be done on this machine. The Singer 9985 runs extremely smoothly and delivers a fast and accurate stich every time.