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Singer Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400

The Singer 5400 Sew Mate sewing machine packs a punch! With features including 60 built-in stitches, variable needle positions and 4 fully automatic 1-step buttonholes, project possibilities are endless. The heavy-duty metal frame provides for overall durability and skip-free sewing. Push button stitch selection makes choosing your desired stitch foolproof, also assisted by the Stitch Guide included in your owner's manual. Easily reinforce stitches and sew in reverse with the Automatic Reverse button found on the front of the machine. The handy Quick Start Guide and Machine Intro DVD, included, will help you get started in no time!
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Questions & Answers for Singer Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400

Question

Is the thread take up arm supposed to be completely straight?

I have a singer sew mate model #5400 I bought at a Walmart 11 months ago. The needle would jam when I did the zig zag stich and the thread take arm was knocking. I just got the machine back from being repaired and the thread up take arm is still not straight. When I bought the machine the thread up take arm was at a slant .
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
grammie
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
1 answer
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answer 1
Grammie,
You and your machine have been struggling and the best way to get through a difficulty like this is to contact us. We would be glad to walk you through any difficulties.
Please give us a call at 1-800-4-SINGER (800-474-6437) on M-F at 8-4 CST or email us directly at talktous@singerco.com.
answered 1 year ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
Question

Is 138 the correct weigtht? Would be hard to lift

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Honey
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
3 answers
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answer 1
If you look at the shipping weight of 17.1, I guess that makes it a terrible typo.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
hgrlmts
answer 2
I think that is a type o. I have this machine and it's not that heavy or any heavier than any other sewing machine.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Debbie1959
answer 3
It is obviously a typo. I just got back from WalMart, and was able to lift it easily with one hand. I'd estimate the weight to be less than 20 lbs.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Pat001
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Does the 5400 model have a handle on top and does it come with a hard cover case for carrying to a class?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Dot
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
3 answers
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answer 1
It does not come with a hard cover, but they do sell a "universal" hard case at Wal Mart.

It has a slot that your hand goes into to lift the machine, not a lift up or separate handle.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
SewPat
answer 2
It doesn't come with a regular handle that you lift up the handle is a molded inside of the machine located at the top for carrying it. It does not come with a carrying case but it does come with a white plastic cover. Hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Malanie
answer 3
It doesn't have a handle on top, but it has a place where your hands grip it in the middle. There is a soft cover for the machine.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Debbie1959
Question

does the sewing machine come with an ovrerhead light? Thank You.

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Deena22
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 2 years ago
By
MostHappyMommy
 - Nashville, TN
answer 2
yes the light is right over the needle
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
muslimahdiva
answer 3
Yes, it does.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
nyfreedombelle
 - Beaver Falls, PA
Question

Are there any accessories included.

What foot are included beside the regular foot with it thank you.
asked 1 year ago
By
Lita
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it comes with a zipper foot, and a buttonhole foot, 2 needles, 2 bobbins, spool pin and felts, seam ripper and screwdriver.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
SewPat
answer 2
As listed above:
•Accessories with on-board storage: All-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot
answered 1 year ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
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Does this sewing machine have speed control (other than the foot pedal)?

asked 11 months ago
By
Momma
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
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answer 1
No. The only way to control speed is just the foot pedal.
answered 3 weeks, 5 days ago
By
Gamer84
answer 2
NO
answered 11 months ago
By
ATGA
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Does this machine do twin needle sewing?

asked 9 months ago
By
sunshine
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 9 months ago
By
montanna1948
answer 2
Twin needle sewing is possible on almost all sewing machines.
Use caution though – you need to make sure that the needles will clear the hole where they lower into the bobbin case area. If your stitch width is set too wide the needles will hit the bobbin plate. This can cause the needle to break and could cause damage to the machine.
You will also need another spool holder for the second thread. The Sew Mate comes with a secondary spool pin for this purpose.
Twin needles are fun to play with because they open up such creative possibilities. Have fun!
answered 9 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
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How do you stop the foot controller? It won't stop. I have to turn off machine.

asked 6 months ago
By
sewingbeginner
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
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answer 1
If it does not stop when you remove your foot its broken. Return it..
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
montanna1948
answer 2
You need to contact the manufacturer's toll free number or contact them via email in order to get this issue resolved. These numbers and addresses appear on the box that the machine was packaged in.
answered 6 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
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Will this model be able to hem denim jeans?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
clyone
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
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answer 1
I haven't used it for that purpose, but I used 2 thicknesses of denim to test some of the decorative stitches and it had no problem. No missed stitches or straining and no looping on the bottom.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
SewPat
answer 2
If you plan on mending or sewing denim items, the Singer 5400 will be glad to assist you with your project. Please remember though that denim needs some special handling. Things like the correct thread type, stitch settings and needle size can help your project sew smoothly.
If you plan on doing a lot of sewing on denim though, you may want to look into the new Singer 44S Classic or some of the other heaver duty machines we have available. They have stronger motors and a stainless steel work areas that will help make your sewing time go smoothly.
answered 11 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
Question

your site says it weighs 138#. Really?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Marilyn
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
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answer 1
Yeah, I saw that!

I think they intended ounces. Mine weights about 14 lbs.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
SewPat
answer 2
definitely not
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
FemaleinMissouri
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