The Computerized Spiegel Sewing Machine will truly amaze you. Whether you are a newbie/novice or an expert seamstress, you are going to fall in love very quickly with new computerized limited edition Spiegel Sewing Machine. I grew up in Chicago land and Spiegel was a number one shopping arena for our household. I relay this simply because the younger generation may not be familiar with Spiegel's 150 year history. Spiegel has truly been a household name for generations. Today, Spiegel is at the forefront of modern sewing machines with the Computerized WiFi Model 60609 Spiegel Sewing Machine.
The list of what you receive with this machine is listed in Walmart description/details. What this machine can do, is more than amazing. There's a lot but I will list some of the innovative features and features that I found to be more than helpful/useful.
HANDY HOOK: An adjustable arm that you can use to secure your tablet. You can use it to hold your SmartPhone, Tablet, or another device.
USB CHARGING STATION: What a smart idea! You can charge up your table or another USB device. This is smart because there are tutorials and you'll find you don't have to worry about your device running down since it has an onboard charger. So cool!
STITCH CAM: A camera at the sewing needle area so that you can see on your Tablet Device what you are sewing instead of having to scrunch down. What's more, you can snap images of the sewing area too for uploading to your computer which is handy for bloggers, sharing with friends, etc.
FREE APP: Oh YES this is very useful and I just love it! There are video tutorials that walk you through using your new Spiegel Sewing Machine. Some of the Category Headings for the tutorials are Intro, Understanding Your Spiegel 60609, Essential Tools, Upper Threading, Using Spiegel Social Sharing, How to Use the Automatic Threader, Lower Threading, Winding a Bobbin, Bobbin Installation and Drop Feed, Stitch Cam Demo, Monogramming, Basic Hems, Ruffles & Pleats, Buttons & Buttonholes, and more…..and some very cool tutorials including too are How to Sew a Neoprene Tablet or Phone Sleeve, How to Sew a Dog Coat-Pattern & Assembly, and more! If you are new to sewing, you'll love these tutorials and I highly suggest watching them.
APPENDIX STITCH TABLES: All you need do is press the folder key to choose the stitch you want. The stitches are also listed in the Operation Manual. Just press the OK button after you select the stitch you want. Couldn't be easier. There's hundreds to choose from! Straight Stitches, Basic Stitches, Buttonhole Stitches, Darning Stitches, Alphabet Stitches, Number Stitches, Thick Sewing Stitches, ZigZag Stitches, Twin Needle Stitches, Lace Sewing Stitches, and Decorative Sewing Stitches. Also, if you wish, there are downloadable stitches you can purchase through the Spiegel sewing app. I find the stitches that come with the machine to be an enormous selection/variety.
OPERATION MANUAL: It's got you covered, really! I'm about as nearsighted as one can get and now with my aging eyes, I don't see so well close up either. This operation manual makes it EASY to SEE the diagrams. The diagrams are LARGE and easy to see what is what. This is VERY IMPORTANT in my opinion because what if you don't have a Smart Phone or Tablet? What if you don't have internet service for whatever reason...traveling, remote area, internet outage….whatever the case may be, no problem because you have a very useful easy to see and read, in hand, Operation Manual.
WARRANTY: There is a 25 year limited warranty. A full Warranty Sheet comes with the machine that explains in detail what is covered and included a USA 800 telephone number.
LIMITED EDITION: Inside the included Operation Manual is a page that signifies the 150th Spiegel Anniversary and is your Certificate of Authenticity with number. So don't throw out the operation manual!
STORAGE AREA: Kind of a secret hideaway if you don't tell anyone. Mums the word! lol The bottom front left side detaches and is a great area to hold all your sewing accessories that come with the machine, and more.
APPEARANCE: Beautiful. It really was designed with ease of use in mind but they did not leave out the sleek design with the golden lines. It's such an attractive machine that it's almost difficult to pull yourself away from it.
CONS: I tried really hard to find negatives of this machine. I am nick picking but I will say firstly, the POWER CORD. For most everyone, I am sure the power cord is going to be plenty long for them. That's why I said I am nick picking and doing my best to find a con. The power cord is approximately 5 foot in length. The other con I nick picked to find is the SIZE. This machine may be a tad longer than many other sewing machines. It's 20.5 inches long. If you are someone that intends on purchasing a carry accessory bag for this machine, I believe Spiegel does have one you can purchase (although pricey). However, most of the sewing machine carrying bags I have found to be less than 20.5 inches.
I've only touched on relaying the features and all that this machine is equipped to do. I find it so amazing that today, with this machine, it doesn't matter if you've ever had a thread in your hand or not. It doesn't matter because the machine truly does most the work for you and it's so easy to learn quickly with the instruction operation manual and also with the various tutorials. I believe you will enjoy this machine and have a life time of fun and memories made with it. I am happy that I could bring my honest opinion of it, to you.