|Saturday, 30 June 2012|
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.
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
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
Singer 160 Manual
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