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Singer 160 Anniversary
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83.1 Built to commemorate Singer’s 160th anniversary, the Singer 160 Anniversary Limited Edition sewing machine takes design cues from traditional, classic Singer machines.  Owners report that it is a great looking sewing machine but is wider than expected.  It is also good for free motion quilting and has 24 built-in stitches.

Consumer Ratings
Several sources of owner ratings were found and they are recorded in the table below.  They indicate an overall average score of 83.1 out of 100.  This figure is about average for a Singer sewing machine but is not as high as the ratings we have seen for the Singer Fashion Mate 7256 or the Singer Stylist 7258.

 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  4.3 stars out of 5  17
 HSN  4.2 stars out of 5  123
 Joann  4 stars out of 5  13
 Costco  3.2 stars out of 5  6

Singer 160 Side View
Singer 160 Side View

Consumer Insights
Consumer comments are a great source of owner likes and dislikes and we have recorded the common ones below:

PROS
- Feed dogs drop for free motion quilting
- Attractive sewing machine
- Has many needle positions
- Makes nice stitches
- Long power cord
- Has large sewing area

CONS
- Machine is much wider than it appears in photos
- A bit heavy
- Small foot pedal
- Lots of plastic used in the machine construction
- No up/down button

The Singer 160 Anniversary has been designed after an older Singer sewing machine but it is actually a computerized sewing machine with one-touch stitch selection, automatic tension control and an LED display.  Owners report that it is a great looking machine - see short video below - but some feel that too much plastic is used in the construction.  It is also quite a bit wider than it appears in most photos.  You can see the width of the machine in the side view image of the machine above.

There are reports that the machine is loud but there are also owner comments alluding to the fact that the machine is fairly quiet.  It appears to be mostly a matter of what one is used to.  Most owners do agree that the 160 Anniversary produces great stitches but several folks indicated they were disappointed that the machine has no up/down button.  Also, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $599 but we’ve seen this machine available between about $350 and $400.

You may wish to read more Singer 160 Anniversary customer reviews on Amazon.

Key Sewing Machine Features
- Looks like and classic Singer but has new technology
- One-touch stitch selection
- 24 built in stitches – 12 decorative stitches, 4 stretch stitches, 6 essential stitches, 2 fully automated 1-step buttonholes
- Automatic needle threader
- Drop and sew bobbin system
- Adjustable stitch length and width
- Extra long 14.7 inch arm
- Drop feed capable
- LED display
- 13 needle positions
- Maximum speed of 750 stitches per minute
- Automatic reverse
- Automatic tension control
- Built-in thread cutter
- LED lighting to illuminate the sewing area.  Uses 3 LED lights that have a lifetime of 100,000 hours
- Extra-high presser foot lifter
- Snap on presser feet
- UL listed
- Weighs 18.6 lbs.
- Twin needle capable
- Foot control

Singer 160 Stitches
Singer 160 Stitches

Like many sewing machines today the 160 comes with quite a few accessories.  Accessories include a number of presser feet (zipper, all-purpose, blind-hem, satin stitch, buttonhole), needles, bobbins, spool caps, screwdriver, lint brush, seam ripper, and auxiliary spool pin.  The Singer 160 also includes a soft cover, an introduction DVD, a sewing machine instruction manual and a quick start guide.  The accessories are stored in the machine’s removable storage compartment and owners report that the storage area is quite large. 

The Singer 160 Anniversary Limited Edition carries a 25 year limited warranty.  However it is important to understand that this warranty does not cover all areas of the machine for 25 years.  You can read more about the warranty coverage for Singer electronic sewing machines here.

Singer 160 Video
Following is a lengthy HSN video discussing the machine in great detail.  Remember this is a commercial but it is still a great opportunity to see the machine at work and view the features.

Singer 160 Manual
The sewing machine manual is quite long and it is a fairly large file but it has lots of detail.  You can view it here.


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