Spiegel 60609 Review In Detail

Spiegel 60609 Review In Detail

Spiegel 60609 has lot of innovations that you won't see on other machines in the same segment. It is a class apart in features. Stitch cam is one of them.

Editor rating


This is a Spiegel 150th Anniversary Limited Edition machine. Spiegel 60609 is very unique and distinctive in the sense that the machine can connect to your tablet or cellphone by using Wi-Fi and Spiegel Social Sewing App (which can be downloaded for free). In this segment, no other sewing machine offers this feature, at least in US.

The stitch cam on Spiegel 60609 is a wonderful addition, which enables you to connect your device with Wi-Fi to the machine and you can get a magnified live video feed of sewing. You can share the same video on social media as well. It is a great blessing for sewing tutorial makers, no question about it. Stitch Cam is the best innovation we have seen in the sewing industry at least for the last 5 years, kudos to Spiegel for that. It has simply taken home sewing to another level.

Spiegel 60609 comes with 350 built-in stitches including 7 buttonhole styles. More premium stitches can be downloaded using the Spiegel Social Sewing App. Once you open the top lid of the machine, you will get access to the stitch chart containing all 350 standard stitches. 3 fonts are there for monogramming. Handy hook holds your tablet or cellphone safely, there is no issue of your device falling off. It is tightly secured in place.

Spiegel 60609 being a computerized sewing machine, features a sewing start/stop button and speed control slider for sewing without the foot pedal. Programmable needle up/down feature is really handy while quilting. The display on the machine shows all information about the selected stitch including the stitch number, stitch width, stitch length, sewing speed, recommended foot etc. Stitch selection is very simple, just hit the folder key, enter the stitch number and press ok, the machine will start sewing.

The maximum stitch width is 7mm and stitch length is 5mm. A work light LED illuminates the work space reasonably well. Twin needle mode is ideal for denim projects. The automatic needle threader makes threading easy. It is a common feature in all sewing machines nowadays. There is a built-in storage compartment for storing accessories. This compartment can be removed to access the free arm option. The presser foot pressure is adjustable using a dial. This is a key feature to ensure even and consistent stitches. There is an automatic bobbin winding motor as well.

You can drop the feed dogs, if you want to do free-motion quilting. Spiegel 60609 can sew fast, up to 950 stitches/min. There is a USB charging port for charging your device. Accessory feet include button fitting foot, overcast foot, buttonhole foot, blind hem foot, zigzag foot and monogramming foot. The machine comes with a soft cover as well. The machine comes with 25 year limited warranty.

Ease of Use

The machine is very user-friendly. Beginner may need to go through the user manual or app to understand how to thread the machine properly. Beginners will have to go through a learning curve. Because this machine is very unique and it has lot of innovations. The machine can absorb rough use to an extent. Experienced sewers will be more at ease with Spiegel 60609.

Once you install the Spiegel Social Sewing App and launch it for the first time, the app will help you to connect the device with your machine. The Stitch Cam provides a live magnified view of the sewing surface which literally works like a magnifying glass. It will be a boon to those with poor eyesight. All the videos and images you take using the app will be saved in the gallery, which you can directly share on social media. The app also contains sewing tutorials. The app literally works like a user manual and much more.

The variety of stitches are quite good, with a good number of  utility, decorative and embroidery stitches. The stitch quality is very good and the machine operates smoothly. Stitches are very consistent. This machine is very stable even at high speeds.

Drawbacks

No top drop-in bobbin which is pretty much the standard nowadays.

The foot controller cannot grip the floor tight.

Pros

•    Wi-Fi Connectivity
•    Stitch Cam
•    Variety of Stitches
•    Lot of Features
•    Good Stitch Quality

Cons

•    No top drop-in bobbin

Review Verdict

Overall we are very much satisfied with what Spiegel 60609 brings to the table. The machine stitches well, it has a variety of features and the build quality is also good. This is a machine for the younger generation. Old school sewers will need a little more time to get used to the advanced features. Spiegel 60609 is a must have for those making sewing tutorials. 

Specifications

FeatureType
TypeComputerized
Built-in Stitches350
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonYes
Speed Control SliderYes
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles7
Top Drop-in BobbinNo
USB ConnectivityYes
Stitch SelectionLCD Push Button
Adjustable Stitch Length/WidthYes
Stitch Width7mm
Stitch Length5mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownYes
Built-in Monogramming FontYes, 3
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureYes
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Power950 Stitches/min
On Board StorageYes
Work LightYes
Included FeetButton fitting foot, overcast foot, buttonhole foot, blind hem foot, zigzag foot and monogramming foot
Twin NeedleYes
Independent Bobbin Winding MotorYes

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