Consumers Digest Awards a Best Buy Rating to Six Sewing Machines From SVP Worldwide Brands

HUSQVARNA VIKING(R) OPAL(TM) 650 and OPAL(TM)670 Computerized Sewing Machines, HUSQVARNA VIKING(R) DESIGNER TOPAZ(TM) 30 and DESIGNER TOPAZ(TM) 20 Sewing and Embroidery Machines, PFAFF(R) Creative Performance(TM) Computerized Sewing Machine and SINGER(R) STYLIST(TM) 7258 Non-Computerized Sewing Machine Earn Recognition for Delivering Exceptional Value in Today's Marketplace

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) - SVP Worldwide, the world's largest consumer sewing company, has announced that a total of six sewing machines from the SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING®, and PFAFF® brands have received the distinguished Consumers Digest Best Buy rating. According to the publication, products receiving the Best Buy designation merit special attention from consumers based on their combination of eight criteria: performance, ease of use, features, quality of construction, warranty, efficiency, styling, and maintenance and service requirements.

"Earning a Best Buy rating from Consumers Digest represents the pinnacle of excellence in consumer products, so we're thrilled that six of our machines have received this renowned distinction," said Katrina Helmkamp, CEO of SVP Worldwide, source of SINGER®,
HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® sewing machine brands. "This recognition highlights our commitment to bringing products of exceptional quality and performance to the sewing community."

Each machine comes equipped with a variety of consumer-friendly features, a selection of which are highlighted below:

  • The HUSQVARNA VIKING® OPAL™ 670 and 650 sewing machines come equipped with built-in assistance and modern features like the Exclusive SEWING ADVISOR™ feature, a large Graphic Display screen and touch panel and Graphic Monochrome Touch Screen, plenty of programming possibilities and memories, and hundreds of high quality stitches.
  • The HUSQVARNA VIKING® DESIGNER TOPAZ™ 30 and HUSQVARNA VIKING® DESIGNER TOPAZ™ 20 sewing and embroidery machines feature a large extended sewing surface and embroidery area, as well as the Exclusive SENSOR SYSTEM™ technology for perfect, even feeding and the Exclusive SEWING ADVISOR™ feature for expert guidance. Both machines are two-time Consumers Digest award winners.
  • The PFAFF® creative performance™ sewing machine with optional Embroidery Unit boasts original PFAFF® features, including the renowned PFAFF® original IDT™ System for perfect, even fabric feeding even on challenging fabrics, as well as LED lights that eliminate eye strain, exclusive stacking stitches and a generous sewing and embroidery surface.
  • The SINGER® STYLIST™ 7258 sewing machine features 100 built-in stitches with stitch guide, a top drop-in bobbin, an automatic needle threader and a programmable needle for easier quilting and applique. The SINGER® STYLIST™ 7258 is a two time Consumers Digest award winner.

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About SVP Worldwide
SVP Worldwide is the world's largest consumer sewing machine company and source of the SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® sewing machine collections. As a global leader doing business through its affiliated companies in over 190 countries, SVP Worldwide specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of high quality consumer and artisan sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, software, accessories and notions.

Contact Information:

Kathy Gardner
Seigenthaler Public Relations