So far, you’ve heard our review of the Opal 690 and hopefully you’ve checked out our Complete Guide To The Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine. Today we will discuss another family of Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines, which is deemed the Sapphire 930. With the word ‘Sapphire’ and higher model number (930 vs 690), we can expect that the Sapphire 930 is a higher-end model. And it’s true! The Sapphire 930 is also comparatively more expensive than the Opal 690.
In this review, we’ll have an in-depth discussion of the Sapphire 930 Husqvarna Viking sewing machine. We’ll also discuss the differences when compared to the 690 Q.
First, let us begin by discussing the key features of the Sapphire 930.
Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine Sapphire 930 Key Features:
- 574 Total Stitches with 215 Utility and Decorative Stitches:
This is a significant difference compared to the Opal 690, which only have a meager 208 stitch selections. As a result, the Sapphire 930 provides more options and versatility. This is important for sewing practitioners to keep up with the modern demands. The adjustable stitch length and width found on the Opal 690 is intact and paired with the wide stitch options provided, the Sapphire 930 offers very nice versatility.
- Eyelets and 7 Perfect Balance Buttonholes:
Another feature not found on the Opal 690 and is a nice upgrade for efficiency and versatility. It also comes with a Sensor One-Step buttonhole also found on the Opal 690.
- Stop Function, Fix Function, and Needle Up/Down:
We have discussed how we really liked the Stop function on the Opal 690, and we were really glad to find it in the Sapphire 930. Paired with the fix function and needle up/down feature, the Husqvarna Viking sewing machine Sapphire 930 is an absolute timesaver.
- Sensor System:
The Sapphire 930 can automatically detect the thickness of any fabric and will adjust the thread tension automatically. Again, a major timesaver.
Other features you can also find on the Opal 690 include:
- Mirror edge to edge or side to side function
- Automatic bobbin pickup
- Stitch restart functionality
- The Sewing Advisor feature
- Start/Stop Button
Performance and Versatility:
The Sapphire 930 delivers outstanding performance across a wide range of sewing tasks. Whether you’re working with delicate fabrics, heavy materials like denim, or engaging in intricate embroidery, this machine excels in every category. The precision and consistency of its stitches are a testament to its top-tier performance.
In addition to the key features mentioned earlier, the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 930 also includes features such as a built-in needle threader, a needle up/down setting, and a selection of specialty presser feet to expand your creative possibilities.
- Utility Foot A: This is the all-purpose foot that is used for most sewing tasks, such as straight stitching, zigzag stitching, and button sewing.
- Utility Foot B: This foot is similar to Utility Foot A, but it has a wider sole for sewing thicker fabrics.
- Buttonhole Foot C: This foot makes it easy to create professional-looking buttonholes in just one step.
- Blind Hem Foot D: This foot is used for creating blind hems, which are invisible from the right side of the fabric.
- Zipper Foot E: This foot makes it easy to sew zippers into garments and other projects.
- Non-Stick Glide Foot H: This foot is used for sewing on slippery fabrics, such as vinyl and leather.
- Edging Foot J: This foot is used for sewing decorative edges on fabric.
- Embroidery/Darning Foot R: This foot is used for embroidery and darning.
- Sensor One-Step Buttonhole Foot: This foot makes it even easier to create buttonholes, as it senses the thickness of the fabric and adjusts the stitch settings accordingly.
- PICTORAMA™ Pen: This pen is used for free-motion embroidery and quilting.
- Non-Stick glide plates (2): These plates help to prevent the fabric from sticking to the needle plate.
- Seam ripper: This tool is used for removing stitches.
- Brush: This brush is used for cleaning the machine.
- Screwdriver: This screwdriver is used for changing the needle and performing other basic maintenance tasks on the machine.
- Edge/quilting guide: This guide helps to keep your fabric straight while you are sewing.
- Felt pad (2): These felt pads are used to protect the fabric from being scratched by the needle.
- Bobbins (5): The machine comes with five bobbins, so you’ll have plenty on hand for your next project.
- Extra spool caps: These spool caps are used to hold the thread spools in place.
- Multipurpose tool/button reed: This tool is used for a variety of tasks, including threading the needle, inserting bobbins, and opening buttonholes.
- Thread nets: These thread nets help to keep your thread organized.
The Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 930 sewing machine is generally well-regarded by the public, with many users praising its ease of use, durability, and stitch quality.
Here are some excerpts from customer reviews:
- “I love my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 930! It’s so easy to use and produces high-quality stitches. I’ve made everything from quilts to clothes to home décor projects with this machine, and it’s handled everything with ease.”
- “This is my first sewing machine, and I’m so glad I chose the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 930. It’s very user-friendly, and I’ve been able to learn how to use it quickly and easily.”
- “I’ve been sewing for many years, and I’ve owned a number of different sewing machines. The Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 930 is by far the best machine I’ve ever owned. It’s durable, reliable, and produces beautiful stitches.”
The Final Thoughts/Verdict:
The Husqvarna Viking sewing machine Sapphire 930 is a very decent, computerized sewing machine with LCD touch screen control (monochrome). In our opinion, the major highlight of its features is the stitch quality, which is excellent even when compared to more expensive competitors.
Compared to other computerized Husqvarna Viking sewing machine products, we felt that the Sapphire 930 is relatively easier to use and is more user-friendly. The stitch selection process, especially, is very easy to use, although it can still improve in future products.
For those reasons, we feel that the Husqvarna Viking sewing machine Sapphire 930 can especially appeal to beginners, although with the overall stitching quality, it can also cater veterans and even commercial use. However, it might be a little complicated for young children, so we wouldn’t recommend it for educational use with children in elementary or middle school.
However, anyone with basic knowledge of sewing machine operations and a little bit of computer knowledge will find the Husqvarna Viking sewing machine Sapphire 930 extremely easy to use.
Overall, a very user-friendly Husqvarna Viking sewing machine with rich features and excellent stitching quality.