Limited Edition Anniversary Model
The Singer 160 is a limited edition anniversary sewing machine, celebrating Singer’s 160th anniversary. The Singer 160, while it looks like the old Featherweight Singer sewing machines, has been completely modernized and is computerized with tons of great features.
While it is a collectible, this model is made of black plastic instead of the traditional metal. It is larger than many Singer machines, but it’s also portable, weighing less than 25 pounds.
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If you love the appearance of old time sewing machines you’ll love the nostalgic appeal of the Singer 160 anniversary model. Reflecting the rich history of the Singer sewing machine, it’s shaped and colored like your grandmother’s machine.
Don’t let that fool you, however. This is a computerized sewing machine, complete with some bells and whistles that experienced sewers will appreciate.
but modern computerized features.
Antique Look, Computerized Machine
While collectors and romantics love the look of the Singer 160 sewing machine, there’s a lot more to love when you realize what Singer has included:
- 24 built-in stitches, with the option to personalize them. You can easily select the stitch that you want, and with the push of a button, you’re set to sew.
- One step buttonholer
- Swiftsmart Threading System – This is unbelievably easy! You’ll appreciate this feature if you, like me, spent hours (over the years) threading and re-threading your machine. You just take the thread from the spool to the needle area by putting it in ONE groove and then you thread the needle by pressing a lever.
- Drop feed – You can disengage the feed so that you can freehand quilt, mend or embroider freehand.
- Large sewing area – While some may not like this feature because it makes the machine larger, quilters love the arm that reaches almost 15”. And it’s nice for general sewing of larger items, as well.
- 25 year warranty – a nice feature that gives you confidence in the product.
Is the Singer 160 a perfect sewing machine? No it isn’t. Some people object to the fact that it’s plastic. And others, who may have sewn on a more expensive machine, are disappointed that there is no Up/Down button for the needle.
All in all, the Singer 160 is more than just another pretty face. Despite its antique appearance, it has some very nice features that make it a fine machine for most sewers, no matter what it looks like. And it actually kind of fun to sew on a Singer sewing machine that looks like it was your great grandmother’s!
You can purchase a Singer 160 with confidence (and free shipping) from Amazon.
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