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Singer The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer

For quick repairs and small projects, the Vivo 23-Stitch Portable Sewing Machine, 1004 is a smart choice. This zippy machine was designed with versatility in mind. The compact size and portable design comes complete with a carrying handle. It is also a solid choice for small living spaces where a larger machine might be hard to accommodate. Whether you are a beginner or an expert sewer, this Singer portable sewing machine can easily meet your needs. All of its stitch settings are pre-set, and it features a drop-in bobbin, a sewing light, a thread cutter, an easy bobbin winding and reverse stitching capabilities for added convenience. In addition, the Create and Repair Singer Vivo sewing machine's high/low speed selector allows you to adjust stitch the speed to fit your needs. The straight-stitch needle positions help even the most novice users to line up their stitching with ease.
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Questions & Answers for Singer The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer

Question

Bought this for my 11 year old granddaughter for christmas to learn to sew. Is this one good for beginners?

asked 10 months ago
By
Nanacarr
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would say no. I am a beginner and I was getting aggravated with the thread continuing to break over and over. There is no way to control the speeds. I would spend the extra $20 and get a Brothers.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Cutelittlefrog
answer 2
NO!!! SHE WON'T BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH IT. SPEND ANOTHER $20 AND GET THE BROTHER XJ2517 INSTEAD
answered 7 months ago
By
jamjdm928
answer 3
Nanacarr, I am sure your granddaughter will love this machine. It is simple to use and lightweight to carry.
answered 9 months ago
By
snuffy123
answer 4
I would not recommend this machine to anyone, especially a beginner. If I had used this machine as a beginner, I would have gotten discouraged and given up on sewing. The Vivo has gotten mixed reviews with about 50% of users having difficulty. I would suggest that you read reviews on other models you are considering and purchase one with more consistant positive reviews.
answered 9 months ago
By
2centsw0rth
answer 5
The Vivo is not designed for use by children but it is certainly a great option for kids to learn to sew if they have the appropriate adult supervision.
Basic stitch selections make it easy to pick a stitch and go.
Two sewing speeds allow a controlled, slower speed then many machines provide by forcing the machine to go slower allowing the child to focus on technique and watching where little fingers are.
A Blind Hem stitch and presser foot is included so one can master the fold required for this useful technique. A Buttonhole and Zipper Foot are not included but with practice these could be learned the ‘traditional’ way – how we did it before machines became ‘smart’.
answered 9 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
answer 6
I would be a bit concerned with only 2 speeds. Learning the sewing techniques requires snail pace for some things and I would be worried that there is no varying the speed other than what it is set to do. May be worth spending a bit more, or looking at a nice used machine so you don't have any set speeds - it all depends on how much pressure you put on the pedal.
answered 9 months ago
By
GrammaK2004
Question

Is this a battery or electric machine?

asked 9 months ago
By
LindaLou
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Electric. It has 2 speeds slow and fast and that's it.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Cutelittlefrog
answer 2
electric
answered 7 months ago
By
bonbon388
answer 3
eLECTRIC
answered 7 months ago
By
jamjdm928
answer 4
Electric
answered 8 months ago
By
roysatx
answer 5
It is a electric machine that plugs into the wall
answered 8 months ago
By
Agloverforever
answer 6
The Vivo is an electric machine.
answered 9 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
Question

are the bobbins metal?

asked 10 months ago
By
leodis
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes and they are interchangeable with my other machines.
answered 9 months ago
By
snuffy123
answer 2
yes
answered 9 months ago
By
2centsw0rth
answer 3
Yes, you must use only metal Singer Class 15 bobbins. The bobbin thread tension depends on a magnet on the bobbin for its tension.
answered 9 months ago
By
GrammaK2004
answer 4
Yes and you can only use metal bobbins. This machine has a magnet.
answered 10 months ago
By
shopnmom43
answer 5
Yes. You will need to use the metal class 15 bobbins in this machine to obtain proper stitch tension.
answered 10 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
answer 6
Yes.
answered 10 months ago
By
BW0312
Question

Will this machine make button holes??

asked 10 months ago
By
Kate
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does not have a button-hole setting.
answered 8 months ago
By
roysatx
answer 2
yes
answered 9 months ago
By
snuffy123
answer 3
no
answered 9 months ago
By
2centsw0rth
answer 4
Only if you can vary the width of the zig-zag satin stitch. You will have to manually create the wide stitch at both ends of the buttonhole as well as the narrower satin stitch on the sides of the buttonhole.
answered 9 months ago
By
GrammaK2004
answer 5
It does not make button holes for you. Read the whole instruction book.
Tells how to sew on buttons, but not how to make a button wholes. I assume you would use zigzag stitch and need to know what you are doing. Hope this helps.
answered 10 months ago
By
shopnmom43
answer 6
The Vivo does not have a built-in buttonhole stitch. You could make a manual buttonhole using the zigzag stitch just like our grandmothers did with the machines they had back then.
answered 10 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
Question

Is this sewing machine has a carrying case?

asked 10 months ago
By
taky
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
iT DOESN'T COME WITH ONE. MAY BE ABLE TO PURCHASE SEPARATELY
answered 7 months ago
By
jamjdm928
answer 2
no
answered 9 months ago
By
snuffy123
answer 3
No carrying case but it so lightweight and not too big to carry in a tote bag.
answered 9 months ago
By
snuffy123
answer 4
no
answered 9 months ago
By
2centsw0rth
answer 5
The box has a handle, it serves as a carrying case. But this sewing machine did not come with a case.
answered 10 months ago
By
shopnmom43
answer 6
No, it doesn't come with a case.
answered 10 months ago
By
BW0312
Question

how does this do lith havey fabrics and thicknesses

asked 10 months ago
By
Irm
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Don't bother sewing thick materials with this machine.
answered 2 weeks ago
By
MaryJolene
answer 2
I haven't had mine very long but I have tested it on everything from denim to silk and it works very well.
answered 9 months ago
By
snuffy123
answer 3
The only thick material I sewed on was a heavy woven blanket I cut in half for my pet. I sewed the edges so it would not unravel, did't have any problems doing that. I don't know anything else about jean material or anything.
answered 10 months ago
By
shopnmom43
answer 4
The Vivo is designed for basic mending and quick projects. It will handle thicker fabrics.
It is not designed to be able to withstand something like sewing a flat felled seam on denim or to be able to go over the seam area as you try to hem a pair of jeans.
answered 10 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
answer 5
Won't even sew thin Satin!
answered 10 months ago
By
DolphinHeart
Question

Is it operated by battery or electricity ? Is it 110 V or 220 V?

asked 10 months ago
By
Bella
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Electric 110v
answered 9 months ago
By
snuffy123
answer 2
Electricity 110
answered 10 months ago
By
shopnmom43
answer 3
Electric, 110V But does not sew properly!
answered 10 months ago
By
DolphinHeart
answer 4
The Singer Vivo is a 12 volt machine and comes with a power cord/adaptor and foot control and is designed for use in North America with 110 volts.
answered 10 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
Question

Do I need to reset the tension or something else when I'm hemming pants?

The needle is bending beyond repair. I'm trying to hem some track pants (sweat pants, but nicer). When I get to the sides of the pants, the needle isn't going through and is bending! What do I need to do? Reset the tension, use a different part? what?
asked 7 months ago
By
Diane
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This machine does not sew thick seams well at all.
answered 2 weeks ago
By
MaryJolene
answer 2
I was having this problem try the tension but it did not work for me. I ended up taking the machine back because the thread kept breaking
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Cutelittlefrog
answer 3
I wonder if you are using the correct needle type & size.
Why don't you give us a call and describe exactly what you are experancing and what type of needle you are using to that we can figure out what is going on: Singer’s Consumer Affairs Dept. at 1800-4SINGER (1800-474-6437), M-F, 8:00 – 4:00 CST.
answered 7 months ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
Question

does this machine have buttonhole maker

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
lilly
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is a buttonhole attachment in the packet of extra things that comes with the machine.
answered 2 weeks ago
By
MaryJolene
answer 2
No it does not
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Cutelittlefrog
answer 3
The Vivo does not have a built-in buttonhole, but it does have a zig zag stitch that you can use to manually build a buttonhole.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
Question

Did anyone ever have a problem with the thread snapping constantly?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
mrsm93
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
your tension is to tight 3 is best
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Talkingangel
answer 2
If your thread is breaking frequently we need to review some of the common causes. Is the thread a good quality (some lower end threads have very short fibers that ‘ball up’ and can cause sticking within the tension of the machine); is the machine correctly threaded; is the bobbin smoothly wound or is the thread overlapping and ‘catching’ itself as it comes off of the bobbin (this can happen on the spool also, especially on the little slit some thread spools have to hold the tail of the thread when not in use); is there a build-up of lint within the tension discs of the machine.
If you review the above possibilities and are still having problems, please reach out to the Singer Consumer Affairs Dept. at 1800-4SINGER (1800-474-6437), M-F, 8:00 – 4:00 CST or email at talktous@svpworldwide.com for more assistance.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
SINGERSewingCompany
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