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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Does this come with a "table", the extended plastic table like other sewing machines?
Recent Question:
Can you use this machine for quilting, and are there special feet available to use with this machine?
Recent Question:
Can the feed dogs be lowered or covered?
Recent Question:
Does it have needle up/down positioning
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
Does this come with a "table", the extended plastic table like other sewing machines?
Question:
CAN THIS THREAD BE USED FOR CROSS STITCH?
Question:
does this machine have buttonhole maker
Question:
can this machine use a quilting foot

Customer Questions & Answers for
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

Is this sewing machine has a carrying case?

asked 1 year, 1 month 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 10 months ago
By
jamjdm928
answer 2
no
answered 1 year ago
By
snuffy123
answer 3
No carrying case but it so lightweight and not too big to carry in a tote bag.
answered 1 year ago
By
snuffy123
answer 4
no
answered 1 year 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
shopnmom43
answer 6
No, it doesn't come with a case.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
BW0312
Question

Is this a battery or electric machine?

asked 1 year 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 7 months ago
By
Cutelittlefrog
answer 2
electric
answered 10 months ago
By
bonbon388
answer 3
eLECTRIC
answered 10 months ago
By
jamjdm928
answer 4
Electric
answered 11 months ago
By
roysatx
answer 5
It is a electric machine that plugs into the wall
answered 11 months ago
By
Agloverforever
answer 6
The Vivo is an electric machine.
answered 1 year ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

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

asked 1 year, 1 month 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 7 months 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 10 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
an anonymous customer
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 1 year ago
By
GrammaK2004
Question

Will this machine make button holes??

asked 1 year, 1 month 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 11 months ago
By
roysatx
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year ago
By
snuffy123
answer 3
no
answered 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

are the bobbins metal?

asked 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year ago
By
snuffy123
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
GrammaK2004
answer 4
Yes and you can only use metal bobbins. This machine has a magnet.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 6
Yes.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
BW0312
Question

how does this do lith havey fabrics and thicknesses

asked 1 year, 1 month 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 3 months, 1 week 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 1 year 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 5
Won't even sew thin Satin!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
DolphinHeart
Question

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

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Bella
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Electric 110v
answered 1 year ago
By
snuffy123
answer 2
Electricity 110
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
shopnmom43
answer 3
Electric, 110V But does not sew properly!
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

does this machine have buttonhole maker

asked 7 months ago
By
lilly
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
it hardly turns on properly.. so no. not that sophisticated
answered 16 hours ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
There is a buttonhole attachment in the packet of extra things that comes with the machine.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
MaryJolene
answer 3
No it does not
answered 7 months ago
By
Cutelittlefrog
answer 4
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 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

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

asked 7 months ago
By
mrsm93
on The Vivo Create Repair Sewing Machine by Singer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
basically
answered 2 months ago
By
youstolemycookie
answer 2
your tension is to tight 3 is best
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Talkingangel
answer 3
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 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
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 10 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 3 months, 1 week 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 7 months 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 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
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