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I am considering purchasing this machine. I want to know how wide the ornamental quilt stitches can reach.
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Does this machine come with the a Value added accessory package of presser feet, in addition to the standard set of presser feet and accessorie?
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Does this machine have a 1/4" quilting foot?
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Does this machine have a basting stitch?
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I am considering purchasing this machine. I want to know how wide the ornamental quilt stitches can reach.
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what is the input voltage for this machine?. Will it work on 230 v/50hz?

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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, 8 months ago
By
grammie
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ccurb
answer 2
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, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

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

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Deena22
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
MostHappyMommy
 - Nashville, TN
answer 2
yes the light is right over the needle
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
muslimahdiva
answer 3
Yes, it does.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
nyfreedombelle
 - Beaver Falls, PA
Question

Is 138 the correct weigtht? Would be hard to lift

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Honey
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you look at the shipping weight of 17.1, I guess that makes it a terrible typo.
answered 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 2 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 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Pat001
Question

Does the 5400 model have a handle on top and does it come with a hard cover case for carrying to a class?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Dot
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
3 answers
Answers
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 10 months 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, 10 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 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Debbie1959
Question

hi, I want to buy this machine, I want new machine. is this used or new or factory serviced?

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
sai
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
3 answers
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answer 1
This listing is for a new unit. If it was a factory serviced machine it would clearly state that in the description.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
answer 2
new
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
dappyswife
answer 3
Yes
Used
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
ccurb
Question

Does it really weigh 138 pounds ??????

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Chuk
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, this product weighs 17.1 lbs
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
lol, no. Maybe 13.8 :)
answered 1 year ago
By
OkSusan
answer 3
No it weighs approximately 18 lbs.
answered 1 year ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

Can you sew leather with this machine

I sew a ton of patches to leather coates - vests just need to know if this will do the job. I also sew heavy fabrics
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
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answer 1
No, it absolutely will not. You may want to look into a heavy duty machine of some sort.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Audacity82
answer 2
I don't know if this will help you but I sew 10 0z duck canvas mostly and it runs great. I haven't even changed the needle to a denim needle yet, what comes with it has worked perfectly for me.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
MostHappyMommy
 - Nashville, TN
Question

dose it have a Extension Table

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Mam
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
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answer 1
No, this machine doesn't come with an extension table.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Audacity82
answer 2
No, this machine does not have an extension table.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Debbie1959
Question

Does it have a drop in bobbin

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
R
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 2 years ago
By
Mich36
answer 2
No, this one doesn't have a drop-in bobbin.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Debbie1959
Question

While using the machine, My thread keeps on continuously breaking? What quality thread do I need to use?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Emily
on Singer 5400 Sew Mate 60-Stitch Sewing Machine, 5400
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
polyester is what you need to use gutterman is the best brand
answered 6 months ago
By
carebear1911
answer 2
Normally when thread keeps breaking while using a sewing machine, the thread tension is too tight. Check you instruction manual for proper thread tension settings and adjust accordingly.

If thread tension isn't the problem, are you sewing very thick fabric (e.g., denim)? Check for thread, needle, and settings needed for thicker fabrics.

In my experience, most standard thread (cotton, cotton/poly blends, rayon) works fine in the machine.
answered 2 years ago
By
MrsChan
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