Singer 6699 Review In Detail

Singer 6699 Review In Detail

Singer 6699 is a machine aimed at beginners and intermediate sewers. It is placed in the same category of the ever popular Singer 7258.

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Singer 6699 is a very recently launched sewing machine. This is a machine aimed at beginners and intermediate sewers. It is placed in the same category of the ever popular Singer 7258. So 6699 has its expectations set pretty high. In comparison with 7258, 6699 is just an electronic sewing machine not a computerized one. 7258 on the other hand is a fully computerized sewing machine equipped with features like sewing start/stop, speed control slider and programmable needle up/down.

6699 comes with 100 built-in stitches which include 9 Basic, 76 Decorative, 8 Stretch and 7 Buttonholes. Buttonholes include 6 one-step buttonholes and an endless buttonhole. It is great from Singer that they decided to add an endless buttonhole, now you can sew buttonholes of different sizes than regular ones. The automatic needle threader aids in quick threading. Stitches are selected with the help of buttons. You can view the stitch settings through the LCD screen, but the screen size is on the smaller side.

The stitch width and length are automatically set, however you can easily override them. The maximum stitch width is 6.5mm (this provides great flexibility). Tension is automatic. Presser foot pressure is also automatic. The extra high presser foot lifter offers more clearance to work on multiple layers of fabric. The reverse sewing button, though small is conveniently located. 13 needle positions are available on the machine. The motor is powerful and can deliver 750 stitches/min.

Singer 6699 comes with a hard cover and an extension table. The extension table is really handy while working on large projects. There is a built-in storage compartment to store your accessories. You can access the free arm, once you remove the storage compartment.

Ease of Use

The build quality of Singer 6699 is good. The stitch quality is good.

Drawbacks

The LCD screen is not backlit.

There is no top drop-in bobbin.

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeElectronic
Built-in Stitches100
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles6 One-step and an endless buttonhole
Top Drop-in BobbinNo, Front Loading
Stitch SelectionLCD and Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Stitch Width6.5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureAutomatic
Free ArmYes
Motor Speed750 Stitches/min
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Included FeetAll-Purpose Foot, Zipper Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Blind Hem Foot, Button Sewing Foot, Overcasting Foot, Invisible Zipper Foot, Roller Foot
Extra High Presser Foot LifterYes
Needle Positions13
Snap-on Presser FootYes
TensionAutomatic Tension
Included Wide Extension TableYes