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INSTRUCTION MANUAL9960
 
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
This sewing machine is intended for household use.This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons withoutsupervision.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using a sewing machine, basic safety precautions should always be followed,including the following.Read all instructions before using.
DANGER
- To reduce the risk of electric shock:
Never leave unattended when plugged in. Always unplug this machine from the electricoutlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
- To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock,or injury to persons:
WARNING
1.Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when this sewingmachine is used by or near children.2.Use this sewing machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use onlyattachments recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.3.Never operate this sewing machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not workingproperly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the sewingmachine to the nearest authorized dealer or service center for examination, repair,electrical or mechanical adjustment.4.Never operate the sewing machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilationopenings of the sewing machine and foot controller free from the accumulation of lint,dust, and loose cloth.5.Never drop or insert any object into any opening.6.Do not use outdoors.7.Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is beingadministered.8.To disconnect, turn the power switch to the off position (symbol
O
”), then remove plugfrom outlet.9.Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.10.Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the sewingmachine needle.11.Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.12.Do not use bent needles.13.Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.14.Switch the sewing machine off (symbol “
O
”) when making any adjustments in theneedle area, such as threading needle, changing needle, threading bobbin, or changingpresser foot.15.Always unplug sewing machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers,lubricating, or when making any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in theinstruction manual.16.Handle the foot controller with care and avoid dropping it on the floor. Be sure not toplace anything on top of it.17.Use only the handle to lift and move the machine.18.Do not expose the machine or machine case to sunlight directly. Also, do not keep it in avery warm or damp place.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative.
SINGER is a registered Trademark of The Singer Company Ltd.
 
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CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS............2MODEL 9960......................................................4
FOR EUROPEAN AND SIMILAR TERRITORIES:......4
MAIN PARTS......................................................5 ACCESSORIES..................................................6DUST COVER....................................................6EXTENSION TABLE...........................................7
a.REMOVING THE EXTENSION TABLE..................................7b.OPENING THE ACCESSORY CASE.....................................7
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT...................7
 A.Changing the presser foot.......................................................7B.Removing the presser foot holder...........................................7
INSERTING THE NEEDLE.................................8FABRIC, THREAD AND NEEDLE TABLE..........8CONNECTING THE MACHINE..........................9FOOT CONTROLLER........................................9FUNCTION OF EACH PART............................10
 A.START/STOP BUTTON........................................................10B.REVERSE STITCH BUTTON...............................................10C.NEEDLE UP-DOWN / SLOW BUTTON...............................10D.SPEED CONTROL BUTTON...............................................10E.PRESSER FOOT LIFTER....................................................10F.THREAD CUTTER BUTTON................................................11G.DROP FEED LEVER............................................................11H.THREAD CUTTER................................................................11I.TOP COVER.........................................................................11J.HAND WHEEL......................................................................11
EXTRA WIDE TABLE.......................................13CONTROL PANEL............................................12
 A.L.C.D. DISPLAY....................................................................12B.L.C.D. CONTRAST CONTROL............................................12C.PATTERN CHART................................................................12D.DIRECT STITCH SELECTION BUTTONS...........................12E.UTILITY STITCH BUTTON...................................................12F.DECORATIVE & LETTER STITCH BUTTON.......................12G.FUNCTION BUTTONS.........................................................12H.EDIT BUTTON......................................................................12I.CLEAR BUTTON..................................................................13J.SCROLL BUTTONS.............................................................13K.CURSOR BUTTONS............................................................13L.TACK BUTTON.....................................................................13M.TWIN NEEDLE BUTTON......................................................13
TO TURN OFF THE AUDIBLE BEEP...............13BOBBIN SETTING............................................14
 A.REMOVING THE BOBBIN....................................................14B.SETTING SPOOL OF THREAD ON SPOOL PIN................14C.WINDING THE BOBBIN.......................................................14D.INSERTING THE BOBBIN....................................................15
THREADING THE MACHINE...........................16
 A.PREPARING TO THREAD MACHINE.................................16B.SETTING SPOOL OF THREAD ON SPOOL PIN................16C.THREADING THE UPPER THREAD...................................16D.THREADING THE NEEDLE EYE.........................................17E.DRAWING UP THE BOBBIN THREAD................................17
STARTING TO SEW.........................................18
 A.START AND END OF SEAM................................................18B.REVERSE STITCHING........................................................19C.AUTO TACK STITCH...........................................................19D.TURNING CORNERS...........................................................20E.SEWING HEAVY FABRIC....................................................20F.SEWING OVER OVERLAPPED AREAS..............................20G.WIDTH OF SEAM ALLOWANCE.........................................20
THREAD TENSION..........................................21SELECTING UTILITY STITCH PATTERN.......22
 A.DIRECT STITCH PATTERN.................................................22B.SELECTING OTHER UTILITY STITCH PATTERNS...........22C.MIRROR/REVERSE STITCH...............................................22D.ELONGATION......................................................................23E.SETTING STITCH WIDTH AND LENGTH...........................23
WHERE TO USE EACH STITCH.....................24STRAIGHT STITCH SEWING..........................25
 A.Straight Stitch........................................................................25B.Straight Stitch With Auto-lock Stitch (Pattern No. 3, 4).........25
BASTING..........................................................26
 A.ATTACHING THE DARING/ EMBROIDERY FOOT.............26B.BASTING..............................................................................26
ELASTIC STITCH SEWING.............................27QUILTING.........................................................27
 A.Joining the pieces of fabric...................................................27B.Quilting..................................................................................27C.Hand Look Quilting Stitch (No. 8).........................................27
ZIGZAG STITCH SEWING...............................28MULTI-STITCH ZIGZAG...................................28FREE ARM SEWING........................................28OVERCASTING-OVERLOCKING....................29
 A.USING THE OVERCASTING FOOT....................................29B.USING THE GENERAL PURPOSE FOOT...........................29C. NOTE:....................................................................................29
BLIND HEM STITCHING..................................30PATCH WORK..................................................31 APPLIQUE........................................................31INSERTING ZIPPERSCENTERED INSERTION..................................32LAPPED INSERTION.......................................33
To stitch around the zipper tab: (Diagram A)..............................33
BUTTONHOLE SEWING..................................34BOUND BUTTONHOLE...................................36EYELET............................................................37 AUTOMATIC BAR-TACK AND DARNING.......38SEWING ON BUTTONS...................................39
 A.Thread Shank.......................................................................39
NARROW HEMMING.......................................40CORDING.........................................................40
 A.SINGLE CORDING...............................................................40B.TRIPLE CORDING...............................................................40
CONTINUOUS DECORATIVE PATTERN........41
 A.SEWING THIN FABRICS.....................................................41
USING THE EVEN-FEED FOOT......................41
 A.ATTACHING THE EVEN-FEED FOOT................................41B.SEWING...............................................................................41
DARNING/FREE-HAND EMBROIDERY..........42
 A.ATTACHING THE DARING/ EMBROIDERY FOOT.............42B.DARING................................................................................42C.FREE-HAND EMBROIDERY................................................42D.After darning or free-hand embroidery..................................42
TWIN NEEDLE SEWING..................................43DECORATIVE & LETTER STITCH SEWING...44
 A.SELECTING DECORATIVE & LETTER STITCH (selectingmode)....................................................................................44B.SHIFTING THE CURSOR....................................................44C.TO CHECK SELECTED PATTERNS...................................45D.INSERTING PATTERN.........................................................45E.TO DELETE PATTERN........................................................45F.EDITING OF EACH PATTERN.............................................46G.TO RECALL THE SELECTED PATTERNS..........................47H.SEWING THE SELECTED PATTERNS...............................48I.TO SEW PATTERN FROM BEGINNING.............................48
DECORATIVE AND LETTER STITCH CHART49
 ADJUSTING THE FORWARD AND REVERSE STITCHES
49MAINTENANCE................................................50CLEANING........................................................50HELPFUL HINTS..............................................51Messages on LCD............................................52

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