Sears KENMORE 12781 Instruction manual

SEWING
MACHINE
SEARS, ROEBUCK
AND CO.
Dear Customer:
You
have just
invested
in a very fine
please pause for a moment
and care for your
Specific
instructions
zigzag sewing
and carefully
machine.
read this booklet
Before
which
using your
contains
new Kenmore
instructions
machine,
on how to operate
machine.
are given
obtain
the best sewing
Advice
on the operation
results
on threading,
and avoid
and care of your
Please remember,
if you
have questions
the model number
and serial number
tension
adjustments,
unnecessary
machine
about
when
you
your
cleaning,
service expense
is always
machine
available
oiling,
etc. This will
for conditions
at your
or need parts
beyond
nearest
and
help you
our control.
Sears Retail
service, always
Store.
mention
inquire.
Kenmore Sewing Machine
Record in space provided below the model number and serial
numbe_ of _his appHerrce;The mode! number and ser_! number
are located on the nomenclature plate, as identified on Page 3 of
this booklet.
Model No. 385.
Serial No.
Retain these numbers for future reference.
THIS MODEL IS A CENTER
NEEDLE,
LOW BAR SEWING MACHINE.
....
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
4.
Never
use.
not
Always unplug before relamping.
15 Watts.
Do
not
reach
for
the
appliance
Do not
or sink.
place or store appliance
Do not place
10.
Replace bulb with same type rated
that
has fallen
into
water.
where
it can fall
in or drop into water
or be pulled
into a tub
reduce
fire,
electric
Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when this
appliance is used by or near children.
2.
Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual.
Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer as contained in
this manual.
3.
Never operate
working
water.
this appliance
properly,
Return
if it has a damaged
if it has been dropped
the appliance
center for examination,
repair,
to the nearest
electrical
cord or plug, if it is not
or damaged,
authorized
or mechanical
or dropped
dealer
into
or service
adjustment.
products
blocked.
controller
Keep
free from
are being
used or where
turn
all controls
to the off
("0")
position,
then
remove
grasp the
plug,
not
outlet.
unplug
by pulling
Keept
fingers
around
the sewing machine
away
on cord.
from
proper
all
moving
To unplug,
parts.
Special
care
the
is required
needle.
Do not use bent needles.
Do not pull or push fabric while stitching.
It may deflect the needle causing it to break.
needle
plate.
The
wrong
plate
can cause the
Switch the sewing machine off ("O") when making any adjustment in
the needle area, such as threading needle, changing needle, threading
bobbin, or changing presser foot, and the like.
15.
1.
(spray)
13.
shock,
or injury to persons.
aerosol
12.
or other liquid.
the risk of burns,
where
Always
use the
needle to break.
14.
WAR N I N G- To
To disconnect,
Do not
cord.
opening
and foot
into any opening.
11.
Unplug
immediately.
4.
9.
air
is being administered.
plug from
2.
3.
operate
any
machine
dust, and loose cloth.
Do not use outdoors.
8.
An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. Always
unplug this appliance from the electric outlet immediately after using
and before cleaning.
of lint,
6.
Do
with
of the sewing
Never drop or insert any object
oxigen
1.
appliance
5.
7.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
the
openings
accumulation
Your sewing machine is designed and constructed only for HOUSEHOLD
Read all instruction before using this sewing machine.
DAN GER-
operate
ventilation
Always unplug the sewing machine from the electrical outlet when
removing covers, lubricating, or when marking any other user servicing
adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
"For appliances with a polarized plug (one blade wider than the other).
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit in a
polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet,
reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install
the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any way."
"Foot Controller Model YC-482P for use with Sewing Machine Models
385.1148x x x, 385.1158x x x, 385.1168x x x, 385.1258x x x, 385.1268x x x,
385.12612x x x , 385.1278x x x, 385.11607x x x, 385.12710x x x, 385.12714x x x,
385,!2712x×x,
385.17'622xx×, 385.t_)8×xx,
385,12814xx x and 385,12014xxx.
(For U.S.A. market only)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
KNOW YOUR MACHINE
1.
A Portable Case or Cabinet is Available ..............
Locate and Identify the Parts ..................
Identify the Accessories ........................
SECTION
PREPARE
2.
YOUR
MACHINE
FOR
SEWING
Set Up the Machine .........................
• Plug in the Machine and Switch on the Power
• Foot Control
Use ..........................
•
•
•
SECTION
4
4
5
5
5
• Free Arm Sewing:
the Removable
Extension
• Accessory
Storage Box
......................
• Change the Presser Foot ......................
Choose Your Needle and Thread
................
•
•
To Change Your Needle ......................
Check Your Needle .........................
•
Fabric,
•
•
4_6
.......
Setting Spool Pin ..........................
Adjust the Presser Foot Lever ..................
Thread Cutter
............................
Needle,
Thread
and Stitch
Prepare the Bobbin
.........................
= To Remove the Bobbin Case from
Wind the Bobbin
Insert the Bobbin
........................
into the Bobbin
Length
Table ....
6_7
......
7
8_9
the Machine
Case ............
......
8
8_9
9
10_11
10
• Pick Up Your Bobbin Thread
.................
Adjust the Top Thread Tension ................
Stitch Selector .............................
11
12_13
14
Stitch Length Control
........................
Adjusting
Stretch Stitch Balance .................
Reverse Stitch Control ........................
14
15
15
Starting
16
3.
............................
Overcast Stretch Stitching
(Models 12781, 12681 and 12581)
.............
• Serging or Pine Leaf Stretch Stitching
(Model 12781 and 12681 ) ...................
• Three-Step
Zigzag .........................
Lace Work (Models 12781,12681
and 12581)
........
Blind Hemming
(Models 12781, 12681 and 12581 ) .....
Buttonholes
.............................
Sew in a Zipper
..........................
Shell Stitching
(Model 12781 and 12681 ) ...........
Smocking
................................
6
7
Chart
Elastic Stretch Stitch
Box Stitching
(Model
SECTION
4.
•
•
•
Turn a Square Corner
......................
Use the Darning Plate
......................
Topstitching
............................
SECTION
5.
25
25
26
26
27
28_29
30_31
32
32
33
33
PROBLEMS CHART
34_35
CARE FOR YOUR MACHINE
Replacing the Light Bulb ......................
Cleaning the Machine
......................
• Clean the Feed Dogs .......................
• Clean the Shuttle
Race .....................
Oiling the Machine
..........................
• Oil behind the Face Cover Plate and under
Arm Cover Plate ..........................
• Oil the Underside
.........................
17_18
17
17
17
18
18
PERFORMANCE
(Model 12781 only) ...........
12781 only) ................
What to Do When .........................
LEARN THE STITCHES
Straight Stitches ..........................
• Straight Stitch
...........................
•
Use the Seam Guides .......................
18
19
19
20_26
20
21
22
22
23
24
24
•
6
6
6
Prepare Your Top Thread ....................
• Thread Your Needle
.......................
To Sew
•
Left Needle Position
.......................
Darning
.................................
Straight Stretch
............................
Zigzag Stitches ...........................
• Basic Zigzag .............................
• Satin Stitch .............................
• Applique
...............................
• Bar Tacking .............................
• Sew a Button
............................
• Overcasting
Stitch .........................
• Rick-Rack
Stretch
........................
2
2_3
3
PARTS
LIST
........................................
INDEX
............................................
36
36_37
36
37
38
the
38
38
39
40
SECTION
1.
KNOW YOUR MACHINE
A Portable Case or Cabinet is Available
A full
line of sewing
nearest
Sears
retail
Locate and Identify the Parts
cabinets
are available
at your
store or
through
general
our
catalog.
Another
your
where.
Take-up
option
Kenmore
. . . buy a Carrying
goes anywhere,
Upper
Lever
Thread
Guide
Thread
Spool
Pin
Case . . . then
can be stored
anyBobbin
Winding
Top Thread
Tension
Tension
Disc
Bobbin
Winding
Spindle
\
Control
Stitch
Length
Control
Face Cover Plate
Thread
Cutter
Needle
Plate
Reverse Stitch
Control
_Selector
Shuttle
Extension
(Accessory
Table
storage
box)
Cover
SECTION
Arm
Cover Plate
Carrying
1.
KNOWYOURMACHINE
Identify the Accessories
Handle
Hand Wheel
Presser Foot
Auto
Clutch
Lever
Bobbin
Lint brush
Knob
Needle set
Light and
Power Switch
Free Arm
Large screw driver
Plug Connector
Darning
Nomenclature
plate
Plate
all screw driver
Straight
stitch foot
Foot Control
Satin
foot
Needle Clamp
Presser Foot
stitch
/_
Sliding
buttonhole
Screw
Zipper
foot
foot
SECTION
2.
PREPARE
YOUR
MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Set Up the Machine
•
•
Plug in the Machine and Switch on the Power
Power
supply
Foot Control Use
plug
Power
switch
\
supply
light
Foot
Plug
connectol
4.
Machine
plug
NOTE:
t;
2.
Insert
Before inserting the plug into your
machine, be sure the power switch is
OFF.
the
machine
connector,
is a tlOto
plug into
as shown.
the
It will
Insert the power
supply
plug into
120
three-prong
only
fit
way.
3.
The
the outlet.
one
Your
FEATURE:
machine
switch
interrupted
or
light/power
switch
€_hffdreni
control
regulates
the
speed
at
increase
speed, gently
press down
with
the ball of your foot.
will
light/power
foot
which you sew.
To
SAFETY
,Ct_,,ek your outer _besufeit
Volt AC outlet,
plug
Push the light and power switch to turn
on the power and sewing light.
control
not
operate
is turned
stop
sewing,
to
unless
on.
turn
prevent
the
If you are
off
the
injury
to
To
decrease
speed,
release your
foot
pres-
su re slightly.
NOTE:
The foot control is sensitive and
w41| _
or _
your
sewing
speed
imrfiediately.
Practice on a scrap of fabric to
regulate your sewing speed to
your taste and needs.
SECTION
•
Setting Spool Pin
Adjust
•
the Presser Foot Lever
Normal
position
2.
PREPARE
YOUR MACHINE
Thread Cutter
up
cutter
positior
High
position
Jp
position
Presser foot
lever
/
The spool
pin
of
in
thread
is used for holding
order
to
feed
the spool
thread
to
the
machine.
To use, pull
for storage.
The
Presser
Foot
Lever
spool
pin.
Push down
and
lowers
your
presser foot.
You can raise it about
up the
raises
up position
to help
foot.
you
for
1/4"
easy removal
place
higher
than
the normal
of the presser foot
heavy fabrics
under
or
the presser
J
You
don't
need a pair of scissors to cut the
thread
after
handy
thread
Pull
before
the
you finish
threads
starting
sewing.
Just
use the
cutter.
to
lengthen
the next seam.
several
inches
FOR SEWING
SECTION
2.
PREPARE
Set Up the Machine
•
YOUR MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Choose Your
(Continued)
•
Free-Arm Sewing: the Removable
Extension Table
Accessory
Storage Box
•
Change the Presser Foot
•
Needle and Thread
To Change Your Needle
Ne_'_e
clamp screw
\
Flat
side
away
from
you
To Remove the Extension Table
The lid of the accessory storage
Use the correct presser foot for
(for free-arm sewing)
box lifts open toward you.
the stitch you wish to sew.
1.
Grip the table with your index finger
Sewing accessories are conveni-
2.
and thumb, as shown,
Puttgently to theleft.
table Will snap outl
ently located in the box.
...........
To Attach
the Extension
(for flat-bed
1.
Insert
The_e_
Table
sewing)
the
tab
and the
pin
into
their
catches.
2.
With
your
thumb
gently snap in.
and
index
finger,
NOTE:
To change the various presser
:_t, raise the presser bar to its
........................
hi_est posi{t6n b¥li_Jng
the ....
presser foot lever.
Loosen the presser foot thumb
screw, choose the proper foot,
insert from the bottom.
Tighten the screw using the
large screw driver to make
certain the foot is secure.
Raise the needle bar to its highest
position by turning the hand wheel
toward you.
1.
Loosen
the needle clamp===_ew
turning it toward you.
2.
Remove the needle by pulling it downward.
3.
Insert the new needle into the needle
4.
clamp with the flat side away from you.
Push the needle up as far as it will go.
5.
by
Tighten the needle clamp screw firmly
with the large screwdriver from your
accessory box.
SECTION
Fabric,
Needle,
Thread and Stitch
2.
Lightweight:
Batiste,
Dimity,
Chiffon,
Silks,
Fine
Lace, Organza,
Crepe,
Taffeta,
Medium
choice
of needle and thread
depends
on the fabric
you are
sewing.
Voire,
In your
needle envelope,
you will
find
the following
color-coded
Blue (11 )
Orange
.........
for stretch
(11 ) ........
Red (14)
for
Purple
(16)
........
fabrics.
medium
weight
for
or
medium-heavy
fabrics.
medium-heavy
and decorative
fabrics.
hole
weight
needle
for thicker
on these
has a larger
topstitching
thread.)
Green (18)
........
for
heavy
decorative
weight
top-stitching
fabrics
and
on
these
fabrics.
Replacement
Kenmore
needles
Cotton
2
(12 stitches per
inch)
Cotton
Percale,
Gingham,
Blends,
Seersucker,
Satin,
Vinyl
Suitlngs,
Wool
Crepe,
50
14-RED
Pique,
Mercerized
Polyester
Cotton
Core]Cotton
Wrap
Silk A
K nits,
Linen,
2--2.5
(10-12 stitches
per inch)
Leather
are avialable
at your
Medium Heavy Weight:
Corduroy,
Denim, Wool,
Sailcloth,
Wool Flannel,
Gabardine,
Velvets,
Leather
14-RED
or
16-PURPLE
50 Mercerized Cotton
Mercerized
Heavy-Duty
Polyester Core/Cotton
Wrap
Silk A
2--3
(8-10 stitches
per inch}
Heavy Duty Mercerized
Cotton
Polyester Core/Cotton
Wrap
Silk A
3
(8 stitches
inch)
fabrics
topstitching
(This
thread
Core!Cotton
Wrap
Fine Mercerized
Silk
A
RECOMMENDED
STITCH
LENGTH
SETTING
fabrics.
for lightweight
..........
SIZE
Weight:
Cotton,
Shantung,
needles:
THREAD
Polyester
11-ORANGE
Organdy
Your
FOR SEWING
Length Chart
NEEDLE
SIZE AND
COLOR
FABRIC
S
PREPARE YOUR MACHINE
nearest Sears
Heavy Weight:
Coatings, Upholstery
Cotton Duck, Heavy
Twills, Canvas
Decorative top-stitching
on al! types of fabric
Stretch Fabric:
Polyester Double Knits,
Nylon Tricot, Jersey,
Stretch
Terry,
Cire Tricot
stores.
Spandex,
18-GREEN
16-PURPLE
18-GREEN
Buttonhole
Twist
(Use as top thread
11-BLUE
(STRETCH
FABRIC
NEEDLE)
Polyester Core/Cotton
Wrap
50 Mercerized
Cotton
only)
per
3--4
(6-8 stitches
per inch)
2--2,5
(10-12 stitches
per inch)
= Check Your Needle
1.
Look for barbed or blunt point.
2.
A damaged needle can cause permanent snags or runs in
knits, fine silks and silk-like fabrics.
Always
I
buy a good quality
be strong, smooth
thread.
and consistent
It should resist tangling
and
in thickness.
7
SECTION
2.
PREPARE YOUR MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Prepare the Bobbin
•
To Remove the Bobbin Case from
•
the Machine
Wind the Bobbin
Release
clutch
toward
moving
Remove
the
the
machine
left.
Open
extension
by
the
table
from
pulling
it to
the
shuttle
cover
by
pulling down the embossed
the left side of the cover.
part on
To remove
tie, pull
Pull
bobbin
open
bobbin
case from
shut-
latch
of
case.
case
straight
bobbin
out
clutch
knob
by
inside
turning
the
the hand
wheel
you to stop the needle from
while
you
winding
bobbin.
of
shuttle.
Raise needle to its highest position
_ta_imghand
wheel toward you.
7: ¸
the
SECTION
•
2.
PREPARE
YOUR MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Wind the Bobbin (Continued)
7
Draw
thread
from
spool
through
bobbin winding tension disc as shown.
Pull
end
of
thread
through
hole
in
bobbin as shown.
Place
bobbin
spindle
with
from
the
bobbin
until
•
onto
top
winding
it clicks.
thread,
start
slightly
filled,
bobbin
end
of
of
the
thread
winding
bobbin.
spindle
Holding
machine.
to
the
onto
Wind thread
coming
Push
bobbin
until
winder stops.
winding
left
right
Turn
clutch
knob
away
while
holding
hand
wheel
end
of
When bobbin
is
and clip thread.
spindle
Push
sewing
Remove
to
the
bobbin.
from
for
you
normal
operation.
snip off end of thread.
Insert the Bobbin into the Bobbin Case
K
)
Place
making
wise
bobbin
bobbin
in
bobbin
sure thread
and
is
as shown.
case
feeds clock-
coming
from
Pull thread
as shown.
through slot of case
Pull
spring
thread
under
and through
as shown above.
inches of thread
tension
the opening
Pull 3 to 4
from
bobbin.
Holding
case
latch.
into
latch
open,
shuttle
and
position
release
Case
should
when
latch
lock
into
is released.
place
SECTION
2.
PREPARE YOUR MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Prepare Your Top Thread
•
Thread Your
Needle
Raise take-up
lever to its highest
Raise presser foot
Place spool
on spool
1.
Draw
thread
2.
While
holding
position
by turning hand
wheel toward
you.
lever.
pin as shown,
into
thread
thread
with
thread
guide using both
near spool,
draw
coming
from
the back of the spool.
hands.
thread
down
into
the
tension
area and
then
around
check spring holder.
:_mbered
steps above follow
0{1 theJflustrations.
Dotted
lines
show
the numbers
......
places
loops and then is pulled
tight.
where
the
.... .--;=;.....
4.
Draw thread
5.
Thread
and slip it into needle bar thread guide.
thread
NOTE:
10
down
needle from
You may want
front to back.
to cut the end of thread
with
sharp scissors for easier needle threading.
the
SECTION
2.
PREPARE YOUR MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Pick Up Your Bobbin Thread
Raise
presser foot
thread
loosely
handwheel
lever.
Hold
top
2.
in left hand and rotate
toward
Bring
bobbin
thread
up
top thread.
you one complete
by
pulling
3,
Pull
both
back
of
threads
the
under
presser
to 6 inches of thread
foot,
and
to
leaving
the
4
clear.
turn.
If you cannot
pick up bobbin
thread
by following
steps given above, then check:
1.
Is needle threaded from front to back?
2.
Is threadtang!ed around needle?
3.
Are 3 to 4 inches of thread coming from the shuttle?
4.
Is thread from shuttle tangled?
5.
Is bobbin properly installed in the bobbin case?
6.
Is the machine threaded according to the instructions?
11
SECTION
2.
PREPARE YOUR MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Adjust the Top Thread Tension
Choose the Correct
Top
The best tension
side of fabric
Setting
mark
Tension:
will depend
on;
the stiffness
and thickness
the number
of fabric
Loosen
of the fabric
layers
the type of stitch
f
Top
thread
The top thread
is too loose.
The top thread
is too tight
Tighten
thread
Top side
of fabric
For Straight
The
ideal
fabric,
If you
Stitch
straight
as shown
look
gaps, that
stitch
will
have threads
above, magnified
at the
each stitch
_i_hen adjusting
stitch,
front
is smooth
top thread
locked
between
the
two
layers
of
The top thread
appears on the
underside
of the
fabric.
to show detail.
and back, you
will
notice
that
there
are no
The bobbin thread
appears on the
upper surface of the
fabric.
and even.
tension,
the higher
the number,
the tighter
the top
Tension
The
bottom
top
is too
loose:
thread
will
Tension
shows
of the fabric.
of the stitch
12
Top side
of fabric
through
the
The
The bottom
side
the
feel bumpy,
is too tight:
bobbin
top
the stitch
thread
of the
will
will
fabric.
come
The top
feel bumpy.
through
side of
SECTION2.
PREPAREYOURMACHINEFORSEWING
For Zigzag Stitch
In the correct
zigzag stitch,
of
the
fabric
below
and
top
for the correct
the bobbin
threads
will
appearance.
threads
show
will
slightly
To match
not show on the top side
on
the
bottom
this appearance,
adjust
side.
your
See
top
tension.
Top
tension
Top
tension
Too
Too Tight
Loose
Just Right
J
Top side of Fabric
Bottom
side of Fabric
Top side of Fabric
Bottom
side of Fabric
Top side of Fabric
Bottom
side of Fabric
Too Tight:
Too Loose:
Just Right:
--
--
Minimize
the amount
of top thread visible on
the
bottom
side
of
fabric
without
causing
excessive
puckering
or
causing
the
bobbin
thread to show on the
top side.
Results vary
with fabric,
thread and
sewing conditions.
Corner
of
each
zigzag
will
pull
together
on
the
top side of fabrics.
The
top
thread
will loop through
bottom
side of
fabric and will be
pulled
almost
together.
13
SECTION
2.
PREPARE YOUR MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Stitch Selector
Stitch Length Control
f
Model 12781
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Setting mark
Setting mark
0
4
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Stitch Selector
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Stitch Lerlgth
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Stitch Selector /
Stitch
_tting
mark
Length Control
J
The
stitch
stitch
you
regular
selector
zigzag and rick
The different
Straight,
control
not
only
select, but also regulates
rack stretch
types of stitches
Zigzag and Utility
determines
the stitch
width
the
The
for
stitches
stitches.
by color.
"0"
NOTE:
your
avoid
needle
needle
adjusting
or fabric
is up
and
damage,
out
of
be sure
fabric
when
Model 12581
Model
11682
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l
14
the
length
of
stitch,
and
also
has a stretch
the number,
the longer
the stitch.
means no feed,
this control.
Model 12681
regulates
upon your _
or your own _e
+n buttonholes, _
alter
the bu_Qnh0J_iS_h
d_[!;_JtY within the 51_ _0rl_oTe
range on the_length
control.
Settings are blue.
To
control
are orange.
Stretch Stitches are yellow.
Buttonhole
length
setting.
The higher
ere designated
Stitches
stitch
SECTION
Stitch
Length
,_° "'_"
L J
PREPARE
YOUR
MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Reverse Stitch Control
Adjusting Stretch Stitch Balance
fSetting
2.
mark
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TI
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t
Stitch
To
Length
select
Control
Stretch
-'-_
Stitches,
set this control
at •
position.
In stretch stitch sewing, Stitch Length Control should
be in the detent position between Sand L (vposition)
for most materials. Depending upon the type of fabric
used, you may need to adjust this control to match
forward stitches of stretch sewing with reverse motion
stitches.
To reverse stitch, hold down this control during
sewing.
Release to sew forward again.
To shorten stretch stitches, turn the control slightly
toward "S". To lengthen, turn toward "L".
L
• •
Smocking
Rickrack
•
S
stretch
stretch
15
SECTION
2.
PREPARE YOUR MACHINE
FOR SEWING
Starting To Sew
Now that you are familiar with the controls on your machine and with the accessoriesprovided for the machine, you are ready to start to sew with your new
Kenmore sewing machine, Below are some good habits to follow each time you sit down to sew:
1.
Inspect the needle.
afraid
It should
to change your
be straight,
needle frequently.
properly
Many
set and sharp on the point.
of the new fabrics
It should
made of synthetic
be the correct
blends
tend to dull
size for the fabric
the needles more
and thread
easily than
being used. Do not be
fabrics
made of natural
fibers.
2.
3.
Before
placing
during
the sewing
Test the machine
suitable
4.
the material
Fabric
to your
should
seam marking
on the machine,
of the first
stitch
3 or 4 stitches
on a scrap of fabric
the ends of the threads
have been drawn
about
4 inches to the rear of the machine.
Hold on to threads
you plan to use. The fabric
should be double
thickness.
Adjust
the machine
for the length
of stitch and tension
fabric.
be placed
under
the presser
on the needle plate when
5.
Run the machine
6.
Fasten each seam by back tacking
7.
Always finish
8.
Guide
9.
When turning
16
see that
of the seam.
at a slow
gently
making
with
with
the hand wheel
your
the bulk
pressure
at the beginning
you put on the foot
manually,
always
to the left of the needle and the right edge of the material
placed
control,
the faster the machine
will
sew.
and end of the seam.
the needle at its highest
hand in front
of the material
a simple seam.
even speed. The more
sewing each seam with
the fabric
foot
point.
of the needle.
Never
turn
you.
it toward
pull or hold
the fabric
in such a way that the normal
feeding
is altered.
on the 5/8"
SECTION
3.
LEARN THE STITCHES
Straight Stitches
•
Straight
• Use the Seam Guides
Stitch
Set the Machine
Stitch
!
Stitch selector
,1
Cornering
Top thread tension
control 2 to 6
The
1,
2.
Raise the presser foot.
Raise
the
needle
7.
to
its
3.
Place the
to
Zigzag foot
edge of
a stitching
needle
plate
the fabric
guide
line
(5/8"
the end
of the
to reverse to
seam, you
may
lock the stitch.
8.
Raise the presser foot
the fabric.
9.
Cut the threads.
are
seam guides on
there
width.
to
help
the
you
needle
The lines are 1/8"
the 5/8"
and 7/8"
•
a
and remove
Turn
plate
measure
seam
apart,
with
lines marked.
Square
Corner
next
on
is
At
want
highest
position.
Straight foot
Guide
Stitch length
control orange
the
most
common).
4.
Draw
the
threads
towards
the
back and lower the presser foot.
5.
6.
Press the foot
Hold
the fabric
guide
it
along
control;
loosely
the
and gently
guide
line,
so
that it feeds naturally.
Do
not
force
the fabric
To turn
fabric
or try
to
1.
pull it tight.
a square
Stop
stitching
by
turning
toward
you
when
facing
you
Raise
the
from
the
Lower
lower
hand
the fabric
lines
up
with
the
wheel
edge
the
guide, as shown.
the
fabric
the 5/8"
3.
5/8"
and
needle
cornering
2.
corner
edge:
presser
foot
and
turn
to
the
edge
with
foot
and begin
line
seam guide.
the
stitching
presser
in the new direction.
17
SECTION
Straight
•
3.
LEARN THE STITCHES
Stitches
(Continued)
•
Use the Darning Plate
Left Needle Position
"ropstitching
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch
Stitch selector
selector
I
Top thread tension
control 2 to 6
Sometimes
when
to control
the fabric
The Darning
so that
you
sew, you
Here's How
want
youself.
1,
Plate covers the feed dogs
they do not touch
To put on the Darning
2.
the fabric.
The rectangular
holes in the
Darning
match
in the needle plate.
the
darning
plate,
Position
the
Fit the darning
will
show
through
plate
with
ways:
Darning
Button
18
the
next
presser
produce
3/8"
from
©
along this
an even row
of
the edge.
J
The feed dogs
the
darning
plate in the following
(P. 19)
{P. 23)
Use
and Its Uses
Topstitching
emphasizes
garment
and
keeps
the
lines of
seams
and
edges flat and crisp.
Accent
two
outer
Sewing
of
guide the fabric
topstitching
or
your
plate holes.
Use the darning
of the fabric
edge
to the left
plate pins into the
needle plate holes.
Evenly
edge to
In
the 3 pins on the bottom.
2.
edge
right
Zigzag foot
3.
The Stitch
darning
the
these
of center.
1.
foot
the
holes
holes are slightly
Keep the
foot.
Plate:
Plate
Lower the presser foot.
to
Straight
NOTE:
Stitch length
control orange
zone
suits
rows
of
or
blouses
topstitching
edges of cuffs,
with
one
around
lapels or collars.
or
the
Left
Needle
Position
control
while
stitching
difficult
topstitching
NOTE:
Use
only
foot
for
Sewing.
for
more
or
edge
fabrics.
zigzag
presser
Left
Needle
SECTION
Darning
3.
LEARN THE STITCHES
Straight Stretch
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch
Set the Machine
selector
Stitch
Stitch
selector
III
Ul
III
t
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
Stitch length
control any number
threadtension
control 2 to 6
Top
adjust)
Stitch length
control yellow
stretch stitch
position
Here's How
1.
Put the darning
(see p. 18).
2.
Remove presser foot
between embroidery
centered.
3.
Draw the bobbin thread up through the
fabric by holding the top thread and taking
No presser
foot
Darning
plate
plate on the needle plate
and stretch fabric
hoops
with
hole
Straight
foot
Zigzag foot
Stretch
stitching
l_rli_
It can be used on other
fabrics as well,
start darning.
This stitch is the stretch variation of
seams
the straight stitch, especially developed for knits and stretch fabrics.
garments
that will receive a great
deal
strain
Lower the presser bar and sew at a slow
speed.
5.
Move the fabric back and forth slowly until
you have covered the darning area.
6.
Turn the fabric half turn and sew another
actually
layer of stitching over the first layer.
sewn,
If your fabric is thin or badly
damaged, use a separate piece of fabric
under the hole to reinforce it.
This stitch can also be used for
topstitching on all fabrics.
of
When you finish darning, remove the darning
plate.
and
on
(ie.
any
children's
clothes).
The
stretch
but
forward
instead
is
and
(sometimes
action"
stitch
stretch
as
the
does
not
it is being
stitched
back
called
stitch),
give when
7.
It works well on
curved
4.
NOTE:
was developed
to be used on stretch fabrics and
a
so that
fabric
in
a
motion
"reverseit will
stretches
of breaking.
19
SECTION
3.
LEARN THE STITCHES
Zigzag Stitches
Basic Zigzag
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch
Top thread tension
control 2 to 5
selector
Stitch length
control orange
Here's How
There are many ways to sew a zigzag stitch.
Consult
Zigzag foot
Satin
the specific
Stitch
Applique
p. 21
Work
Bar Tacking
Button
Sewing
Rick-rack
TJ_e_d
ItsUses
p. 22
p. 22
Overcasting
Overcast
variations for detailed
p, 23
p. 24
stretch
p, 24
stretch p. 25
Serging p. 25
The zigzag stitch is one of the most
common and most versatile stitches on
your machine. It can be a utility stitch
for sewing buttons, buttonholes, hemming, overcasting, mending and darning. It can also be used to decorate
with trims, appliques and cut-out work
or as a decorative stitch.
2O
Three-step
zigzag p. 26
directions.
SECTION
•
3.
LEARN
THE STITCHES
Satin Stitch
Zigzag w dth:
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch
Stitch selector
length :
1
2
3
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
Stitch length
control 0.5 to 1
4
Close to 0
Satin stitch foot
The Stitch
and Its Uses
The Satin stitch is a versatile and often
used decorative
stitch,
but it can also
Here's How
Once
your
be used to overcast a raw edge (for ex-
of the fabric
ample,
weight
blankets,
linens,
tablecloths
machine
is set up to stitch,
you are planning
you may want
to use. Too tight
to experiment
a satin stitch
on a fragment
may pucker
some light
fabrics.
and napkins).
The Satin stitch
is especially attractive
in applique.
21
SECTION
3.
Zigzag Stitches
•
LEARN
THE STITCHES
(Continued)
Applique
Bar Tacking
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
Set the Machine
selector
Stitch
Stitch length
control 0.5 to 1
Satin stitch foot
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
Baste (or fuse with iron-on fabric
joiner) applique pieces on the fabric.
Stitch around the applique making
sure the needle falls along the outer
edge of the applique.
When sewing corners, lower the needle
down into the fabric. Raise the presser
foot and pivot the fabric to the right
or left.
22
Stitch
selector
Stitch length
control 0.5 to t
This stitch is similar to a very short
satin stitch and is used to reinforce
points of strain such as corners or
pockets and straps on lingerie.
Zigzagfoot
Sew 4 to 6 zigzag stitches.
SECTION
3.
LEARN
THE STITCHES
Sew a Button
Set the Machine
Stitch
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
Stitch selector
Stitch length
any number
control
(not
Usethe darning plate for button sewing (see p. 18).
To
1.
Set the stitch selector at"
threads
2.
Align the both holes of the button with the slot of the foot and place the left
hole of the button just below the needle point.
hole
3.
Lower the foot and turn the stitch selector to zigzag until the needle point
comes just above the right hole of the button.
Draw
¢i_
".
the
Zigzag foot
Darning
strengthen
the
shank,
cut
the
leaving a 20 cm (8"') tail. Bring
needle
thread
in the button
down
through
and wind
the
it around
the shank.
plate
4.
Sew about five stitches and raise needle.
5.
Set the stitch selector at "
the
thread
to
the
bottom
side
and knot.
" "a gain
" and sew a few stitches to lock thread.
€_=
23
SECTION
3.
Zigzag Stitches
LEARN THE STITCHES
(Continued)
OvercastingStitch
Rick-Rack Stretch
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
Set the Machine
selector
Stitch
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
Stitch length
control 1 to 2
Helpful Hints
Zigzag foot
The Stitch and Its Uses
This zigzag variation is very useful in
garment construction and in finishing
raw edges of any sewing project.
24
Stitch
Start overcasting about 1/8" inside the
raw corner of your seam. If you start
right at the edge, the fabric will bunch
up and the stitches will become
tangled.
selector
Stitch length
control yellow
stretch stitch
position
The Stitch and Its Uses
Sew on stretch fabrics in any area that
you might use a zigzag stitch.
Zigzag foot
This stitch can be used as a decorative
top stitch aswell.
SECTION
•
Overcast Stretch Stitching (Models 12781, 12681 and 12581)
Serging or Pine Leaf Stretch
Stitchinc
3.
(Models
LEARN
12781
THE STITCHES
and 12681)
F
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
__
Set the Machine
selector
Stitch
Stitch length
control yellow
stretch stitch
position
t___J
Zigzag foot
Stitch
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
selector
Stitch length
control yellow
stretch stitch
position
Here's How
Here's How
Place the raw edge of the fabric to
the LEFT of the needle as shown.
Place the fabric under the presser
foot so that the stitches are made
Stitch
so the needle pierces the fabric
Zigzagfoot
just short of the outside edge.
Or, place your
seam,
then
fabric
trim
to allow
seam
a 5/8"
allowance
after.
The Stite,hand4t_
Raw or worn e_
o_armen_
can be overcast to prevent further
_
.............
TheStitch and ttsUses
This stitch can be used for sewing a
raveling.
seam with an overcast finish.
NOTE:
Use this stitch
narrow seam that
press open flat.
seams on knits
The seam is formed and finished in
one operation. It can be used when
you are making swimwear, ski pant_
and other garments that require
stretch.
Use a blue stretch fabric
needle, which effectively
prevents skipped stitches.
when you want a
you do not need to
It is ideal for 1/4"
or on medium to
over the edge.
Or, place your fabric to allow a 5/8"
seam, then trim seam allowance
after.
NOTE:
When using stretch knit
fabric, use a blue_Ltch
fabric_= needle
which
effectively
skipped stitches.
prevents
heavyweight woven fabrics where you
want a narrow seam. It is also great
for making elastic swim wear.
25
SECTION
3.
Zigzag Stitches
LEARN THE STITCHES
Lace Work (Models 12781, 12681 and 12581)
(Continued)
Three-Step Zigzag
Set the Machine
Stitch
Set the Machine
Stitch selector
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
\
Stitch
Stitchlength
control 0.5 to 1
Stitch
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
selector
Stitch length
control 1
Seam Finishing
Zigzag foot
Place the fabric under the presser foot
so that the edge will be slightly inside
the right hand side of the presser foot.
Guide the work so the right hand
stitches fall at the edge of the fabric.
Zigzag foot
Lace
to
and
pillows
a fanciful,
and
feminine
lingerie.
become
Table
more
touch
linens
elegant
w-hen -trimrrmd with lace.
The Stitch and Its Uses
Turn raw edge of fabric under at least
"l'bethree.step Zigzag is a Combination
zigzag and straight stitch. You may use
the three-step zigzag everywhere you
would use the basic zigzag stitch. It
has more strength, elasticity, and is
'flatter than a regular zigzag.
The three-step zigzag stitch is especial.
ly useful for:
mending
sewing patches smoothly and
securely.
repairing straight tears.
finishing seams.
26
adds
blouses
1/2". Place lace underneath and topstitch usingstretch blind hem stitch.
Trim excessfabric close to stitching.
Mending
Position the tear under the needle so
that the stitching will catch both sides.
SECTION
3.
LEARN
THE STITCHES
Blind Hemming (Models 12781, 12681 and 12581)
1/4"
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch
selector
Light
Weight
Fabric
(Regular)
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
114"
Stitch length
control 1 to 3
Heavy
Weight
Fabric
_.,
Zigzag foot
1.
Finish the raw edge of your hem any way you desired. (See Overcasting, p. 2__4)
2.
Measure, turn up your hem and pin.
NOTE:
3.
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch
selector
)
For light weight fabrics, you may need a double fold.
Fold the material (wrong side out) on the edge to be stitched, as shown, leaving 1/4" of the finished hem edge showing.
4. Place garment under presserfoot in such a manner that straight stitches will be sewn on extended edge. The zigzag stitch,
....... should just catch the fold of the garment .....
5.
(Stretch)
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
-
There are two blind hem stitches on your machine. The regular blind hem is used for woven fabrics. The stretch blind hem is
wider and will "give" and is used for knit and stretch fabrics.
After hemming, pressboth Sidesof the finished hem: The top Side of the garment will show only the blind Stitches__
NOTE:
The stretch blind hem stitch also can be used for Lace Work. (See p. 2.66)
Stitch length
control 1 to 3
_Zigzagfoot
27
SECTION
3.
LEARN THE STITCHES
Buttonholes
Set the Machine
Stitch
Stitch selector
Top thread tension
control 1 to 5
Stitch length contro
1. a. Carefully
length
Sliding buttonhole foot
mark
on your
the
buttonhole
buttonhole
c.
under
foot
the
with
ing running
garment
the
slider
foot
the
(A)
up
with
the
c.
NOTE:
the top
Depending
own
upon
your
preference
may
alter
density
in
the
within
fabric
or your
buttonholes,
buttonhole
the
blue
you
stitch
buttonhole
Q
range on the stitch length dial.
(_
For more density,
toward "0".
(_
For
less density,
toward
NOTE:
make
tonhole
28
the
dial
the
dial
plan
a practice
but-
on a scrap of fabric
to
Fine
stitches
turn
"1 ".
Always
you
turn
use to find
more suitable stitch
length.
the
for light
faorics
Coarse
stitches
for heavy
fabrics
you
(C) on the
mark
markings
Lower
mark
(B).
on
the
on your
the presser foot.
The
markings
are engraved
Adjusting the Stitch D_nsJty
toward
mark
garment.
mark-
you.
slider
the top
meets the start
b. Line
buttonhole
toward
the
so that
b. Change to the sliding
foot.
Insert
2. a. Move
garment.
on
the
slider
in centimeters.
3. a. Set the stitch selector
b. Sew forward
front
marking
until
of
at
I'I
you reach the
your
button-
hole.
c. Stop
sewing at the left stitch.
SECTION
3.
LEARN
THE STITCHES
F1
4. a. Set the stitch
selector
at
5. a. Set the stitch
I
b. Sew 4 to 6 stitches.
c. Stop sewing
b. Sew
at the right
until
marking
stitch.
selector
you
at
reach
!31
the
l
back
of the buttonhole.
c. Stop sewing
at the right
6. a. Set the stitch
selector
at
l:l
b. Sew 4 to 6 stitches.
c.
7.
Remove
open with
the fabric
and cut the hole
the buttonhole
opener,
Stop sewing at the left stitch.
stitch.
NOTE:
Wllen
sliding
sewin
buttonhole
and sew in reverse(
foot
as illustrated
_-_r_l-_r"_
Li
_J u
).
_
29
SECTION
3.
LEARN THE STITCHES
Sew in a Zipper
Fabric Preparation
Put
the
gether
right
:
sides
Set the Machine
of
the
fabric
to-
Stitch
and sew to the end of the zip-
per opening.
Use
the
reverse
to
length
the
at
zipper
"4"
opening
and
top
with
thread
Zipper
1/8")
t
lock
the stitches.
Sew
Stitch selector
teeth
Zipper
tape
stitch
tension
at "3",
Top thread tension
control 3 to 6
Stitch length
control 2
To Sew:
of opening
Zipper foot
Right side
of fabric
4.
1.
Fold back the left seam allowance
as shown.
2.
Turn
under
ance to form
3.
the
right
a I/8"
seam allow-
zipper
1/8"fold
and pin in place.
teeth
next
5.
Lower
so that
to the
bottom
the needle
and the zipper
\
the fold
point
and the zipwhere
the
begins.
the
needle to hold the fab-
ric and raise the presser foot.
30
zipper
tape.
the
Lower
the
pierces the fold
per tape
to
on the right
of
Sew through
slider
7.
on the left side
the zipper foot
side at the
6.
Top edge of fabric
left side of the zipper,
set the zipper foot
of the needle.
fold.
Place the
To sew the
SECTION
8.
Open thezipper.
9,
Lower
the presser foot
10. Close
the
zipper
fabric
right
side up,
and stitch
and
turn
the
the rest of the seam.
To sew the
right
set
right
side of the needle.
12. Stitch
the
side of
per,
across
zipper
and
the zip-
foot
on
the
bot-
INVISIBLE
ZIPPER
AND
CORDING
INVISIBLE
ZIPPER
Adjust the foo_ so the needle is sewing through
the _e_ter ho!=_of the foot er_d __r_e_roe,._ ef
.
.L
-
the
corner
and continue
to
guide
the
teeth,
as shown.
Stitch
through
Ltppttr
foot
the
zipper
Stop about
2" from
the top of the
Lower
the
needle
into
the
fabric
and raise the presser foot.
16.
along
LEARN THE STITCHES
zipper.
15.
below
tom of the zipper.
13. Turn
i4.
the
3.
Remove
the
basting
stitches
and
open the zipper.
17.
Lower
the foot
and stitch
the rest
of the seam. Make sure the fold
the
fabric
and
is
even.
[_lpft.
shown. Follow the zipper manufacturer's instructions. After zipper has been inserted, finish
sewing seam by shifting foot to side position
sewing through side notch.
CORDING
Foot can also be used to make cording for slipcovers etc. Cover a cord with
a strip of bias
fabric and sew as shown,
NOTE:
Use "Low
Bar Sewing Machine
(6757)
for "invisible
which can be obtained
ZIPPER
FOOT"
zipper"
and "cording",
at any Sears retail store.
31
SECTION
3.
LEARN THE STITCHES
Shell Stitching (Models 12781 and 12681)
Smocking
Set the Machine
Stitch
Set the Machine
Stitch selector
Top thread tension
control 3 to 9
Stitch
Stitch length
control 1to 2
Stitch selector
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
Stitch length control
yellow stretch stitch
position
Here's How
I.
For best effect:
-
set the
stitch
length
L__J
as you
desire.
-
Zigzag foot
you may need to tighten
top thread
-
allow
tension
the
needle
clear the folded
fabric
2.
The Stitch
and Its Uses
The Shell
Stitch
is formed
by sewing
hem over folded
fabric.
rows
of
are called
a
Several
shell
tucks.
Shell
stitching
can be used
to finish
hems, sleeve and neck openings.
Shell
tucking
scalloped
lingerie.
32
can
tucks
be used
on
sew rows
to
blouses
create
and
You
can sew Shell
Zigzag
foot
to
just
edge of the
it zigzags.
of shell stitches,
space the rows 1/2"
blind
shell stitching
If you
when
the
slightly.
apart.
Stitch
on knits or
soft silky wovens in any direction.
With the stitch length at "4", sew
straight stitching lines 3/8"
apart
across the area to be smocked.
Knot the threads along one edge. Pull
the bobbin threads and distribute the
gathers evenly. Secure the threads at
the other end.
Sew the decorative
stitch between the gathering stitches.
Pull out the gathering stitches.
NOTE:
Loosen
tension
easier.
the
top
thread
to make gathering
SECTION
Elastic Stretch Stitch (Model 12781 only)
Stitch
Top thread tension
control 1 to 4
LEARN
THE STITCHES
Box Stitching (Model 12781 only)
Set the Machine
Stitch
3,
Set tha Machine
selector
Stitch
Stitch length
control yellow
Stitch
Top thread tension
_tro!
I to 4
selector
Stitch length
control I
position
\_
Use this stitch to join heavy weight
interlining.
stretch stitch
k__J
Zigzag foot
Zigzag foot
Overlap two raw edges together and
use this stitch to join them.
Choose this stitch to attach elastic to
garments.
1.
2,
Mark the elastic into quarters and
match these to the center front,
center back and side seams.
Place the middle of the elastic
under the center of the presser
foot and stitch into place, making
sure the fabric is evenly distributed.
33
SECTION
4.
PERFORMANCE
PROBLEMS
CHART
What to Do When
PROBLEM
PROBABLE
Incorrect
Irregular Stitches
Breaking
Needle
Bunching
of Thread
Puckering
34
CAUSE
size needle.
Improper
threading.
Loose upper thread tension.
Pulling fabric.
Loose presser foot.
Unevenly
wound bobbin,
Nicks or burrs at hole of needle plate.
Pulling fabric.
Incorrect
size needle.
Incorrect setting of needle.
Loose presser foot.
CORRECTION
Choose correct size needle for thread
Rethread machine,
and fabric.
Tighten
upper thread tension,
Do not pull fabric; guide it gently.
Reset presser foot.
Rewind bobbin.
Replace
needle plate,
or polish
off
burrs completely.
Do not pull fabric; guide it gently.
Choose correct size needle for thread
Reset needle.
Reset presser foot.
and fabric.
Upper and lower threads not drawn back
under presser foot before starting seam.
When starting a seam be sure to draw both threads under and
back of presser foot about 4" and hold until a few stitchs are
formed.
Incorrect
Using two different
sizes or kinds of thread.
Bent or blunt needle.
Reset thread tension(s).
Upper thread and bobbin
Insert new needle.
Loose presser foot.
Fabric very sheer or very soft,
Reset presser foot.
Use underlay of tissue paper.
thread
tension(s).
thread
should
be same size and kind.
SECTION
4.
PERFORMANCE
PROBLEMS
CHART
What to Do When (Continued)
PROBLEM
Skipping Stitches
Breaking
Upper Thread
PROBABLE CAUSE
Incorrect size needle.
Bent or blunt needle.
Incorrect setting of needle.
Tight upper thread tension.
Choose correct size needle for thread and fabric.
Insert new needle.
Reset needle.
Loosen upper thread tension.
Starting to stitch too fast.
Improper threading,
Tight upper thread tension:
Incorrect
size needle.
Start to stitch at a medium
Rethread machine.
Sharp eye in needle.
Nicks or burrs on shuttle.
Nicks or burrs
Breaking
Bobbin
Thread
not Moving
at hole of needle plate.
Improper
bobbin case threading.
Lint in bobbin case or shuttle.
Darning
Fabric
CORRECTION
plate
in place.
speed.
Loosen upper thread tension_
Choose correct size needle for thread
Insert new needle.
Replace
shuttle,
Replace
needle plate,
or polish
off
or polish
Remove
darning
"I'L
r_ •
.....
L = =, _
_L=_._I--
case or shuttie_
off
burrs
completely.
plate.
Adjust Stitch Length Control.
Place both threads back under
to stitch.
.. - -- J
burrs completely.
Check bobbin case threading.
Clean bobbin case and shuttle.
Stitch Length set at 0.
Thread knotted
under fabric.
_lL.un_n_Tnbobbin
and fabric.
, I
Ciean bobbin
_1
s
J
presser foot
before
beginning
•.,
case ands_
35
SECTION
5.
CARE FOR YOUR MACHINE
Replacing the Light Bulb
Cleaning the Machine
To insure that your
machine
The feed dogs and shuttle
operates at its best, you need to keep the essential
race areas can attract
dust and lint.
Your
machine
parts clean at atl times.
can become
sluggish
or knock
loudly
if a thread
is caught.
Check
and clean those areas about
If you sew frequently,
i
p
The
light
bulb
will
normal
use.
I
be
HOT.
Protect
your
fingers
when
you
handle
%
Follow
Push
bulb
the
bulb
up and
counter-clockwise
turn
to
the
remove
it.
Put the new bulb
up and turning
these directions:
it.
1.
36
under
Unplug the machine and open the
face cover.
CAUTION!
3,
months
Clean the Feed Dogs
f
2.
every three
often.
i
I
•
I.
clean more
in by pushing
it clockwise.
it
Unplug the machine.
presserfoot and needle,
Remove
Using a screw
needle plate.
remove
driver,
2.
Use a lint brush and clean the feed
dogs.
3.
Replace needle plate intoposition.
SECTION5.
CAREFORYOURMACHINE
• Clean the Shuttle Race
This area must be kept free of dust, lint and occasional tangled thread,
about every three months.
Center pin of
the shuttle
Shuttle
Clean the shuttle race area
driver
Lever
Shuttle
Lever
Bob_
Race
L
_
(Oil hare)
Shuttle
Cover
case
To Clean the Shuttle
1.
Raise
point
2;
the
Area:
needle
and remove
Prush:shui&_e
bar
To Replace
to
the bobbin
its
highest
_a,l_ tevers aside;
4.
Clean the
brush.
shuttle race with
Position
driver
Lift
shuttle ra_ cover and take Shu_ie out.
3.
1.
case.
Assembly:
shuttle
race
is forming
as illustrated
half moon
so that
on the
shuttle
left side of the
machine.
2.
Hn!d
_huttl_- hy P_ntpr pin _nd P_r_itJtm Chu_tl_ SO_lS
tO form a half moon
a lint
Put a drop of oil on the center pin of
the shuttle and shuttle race. Do not
over-oil.
Shuttle
Race
on the right side.
Pointed
cover
over
hook
will be on the bottom.
3.
Place
shuttle
race
into
place
shuttle
assembly.
4.
Snap the levers back into
the original
position.
37
SECTION
5.
CARE FOR YOUR MACHINE
Oiling the Machine
Oil the
frequently,
machine
sewing machine
Kenmore
NOTE:
•
in all areas shown
oil the machine
sewing
Unplug
oil.
under
One or two
machine
on this page at least once a year; otherwise
the top cover about
drops of oil is sufficient.
oil is available
the machine
before
at your
oiling.
nearest
Remove
every three
months.
Remove
excess oil,
Sears retail
the machine
In case machine
otherwise
it may stain
down
or will knock
time,
loudly.
oil it before
If you
sewing.
use the machine
Use good quality
fabric.
position.
Cover Plate
cover
sluggish
store.
needle and put needle bar in full
Oil behind the Face Cover Plate and under the Arm
can become
is not used for an extended
•
Oil the Underside
plate
///Arm
Face cover plate
I
Shuttle cover
Open face cover plate
and/or
remove
in illustration.
Use only
38
a drop
arm cover
plate
by loosening
up top
screw
to
oil
points
Open
the
of oil; do not over-oil.
the
left
remove
shuttle
side of
bottom
cover by pulling
the
cover.
cover.
Tilt
Oil points
down
the
the embossed
machine
in illustration.
head
part
back
on
and
PARTS LIST
All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Searsstore or service center.
WHEN
1
2
3
4
5
6
ORDERING
REPAIR
1. PART
NUMBER
3. MODEL
If the
parts
transmitted
8
13
17
9
14
18
10
11
15
19
12
16
20
21
ALWAYS
you
t
2
3
4
5
2. PART
NUMBER
need are not
to a Sears Repair
Ref. No.
7
PARTS,
GIVE
THE
FOLLOWING
INFORMATION:
DESCRIPTION
4. NAME
stocked
locally,
OF ITEM
your
Parts Distribution
order
Part No.
Shuttle
Bobbin case
Bobbin box with
6
7
8
9
10
"675_
135
*6864
6797
6830
802424004
820832005
41669
*6889
735801008
-Jr: ____
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
2O
21
are not furnished
above.
be electronically
handling.
Description
47
6510
*6862
1939
813404013
6551
6552
6553
6554
652508002
648801108
650802003
735503007
6870
*These items
instructions
will
Center for expedited
Bobbin winder
No. 11 Stretch
10 bobbins
rubber ring
fabric needles
(BLU)
No. 11 Single needles (ORG)
No. 14 Single needles (RED)
No. 16 Single needles (PUR)
No. 18 Single needles (GRN)
Needle clamp with screw
Sliding buttonhole
foot
Straight stitch foot
Standard zigzag foot
Satin stitch fo_t
L_
Thumb screw
Needle threader
Light bulb
Buttonhole
Lint brush
opener
Large screw driver
Small screw driver
Oil and lint brush
Darning
with
plate
the machine,
but may be ordered
per
39
INDEX
A
Accessory
Adjusting
Applique
Arm cover
storage box ...............
stretch stitch balance .........
........................
plate ..................
2, 6
15
22
3, 38
Feed dogs .......................
Foot control
....................
Free arm sewing
36
3_4
....................
6
H
Hand wheel .....................
3, 16
B
Bar tacking
......................
Basic zigzag ......................
Blind hemming ....................
Bobbin
...................
Bobbin case ................
Bobbin thread
..................
Bobbin winding
..................
Bobbin winding tension disc ...........
Bobbin winding spindle
..............
Box stitching .....................
Buttonhole
....................
22
20
27
3, 8 _ 9, 39
8_9, 37, 39
11_12
8_'9
2, 9
2, 9
33
28_29
Buttonhole
opener
.............
Button sewing ....................
3, 29, 39
23
C
Cabinet ..........................
Carrying handle ....................
Changing needle ....................
Changing presser foot ................
Cleaning feed dogs and shuttle race ....
Clutch knob ...................
Cording ........................
Cornering guide ...................
D
Darning ........................
Darning plate ...........
2
3
6
6
36_37
3, 8, 9
3t
17
19
3, 18 ~ 19, 23, 39
E
Elastic stretch stitch
................
Extension table
...................
33
2, 6
I
Invisible zipper ....................
31
L
Lace work
.......................
26
Large screw driver .................
Light and power switch
.............
Light bulb ...................
Lint brush ...................
3, 39
3_4
4, 36, 39
3, 36, 39
N
Needle ...................
Needle clamp screw ..............
Needle plate ....................
Needle, thread and fabric chart
3, 6 _ 7, 39
3, 6, 39
2, 36
..........
7
O
Oiling ..........................
Overcasting stitch ..................
Overcast stretch stitching .............
38
24
25
P
Parts list ........................
Performance
problems chart
........
Pine leaf stretch stitching
.............
Plug connector ...................
Portable case ......................
Power switch ......................
Presser foot .......................
Presser foot lever
..................
39
34_35
25
3"-4
2
4
3
3, 5
R
F
Fabric, needle, thread and stitch
length chart .......................
Face cover plate ..................
4O
7
2, 38
Replacing bobbin case ..............
Reverse stitch control ..............
Rick rack stretch ..................
8"9
2, 15
24
S
Satin stitch foot ...........
Satin stitch ......................
Seam guides ......................
Serging .........................
Sewing light .......................
Shell stitching ....................
Shuttle .......................
Shuttle cover .....................
Shuttle race ......................
Sliding buttonhole foot ......
Small screw driver .................
Smocking .......................
Spool pin .......................
Stitch length control ...............
Stitch selector ...................
Straight stitch ..................
Straight stitch foot ..........
Straight stretch ....................
3, 21 _ 22, 39
21
17
25
4
32
37, 39
2, 8
37
3, 28 _ 29, 39
3, 39
32
2, 5
2, 14
2, 14
17_18
3, 17_19, 39
19
T
Thread cutter .....................
Thread guide .......................
Thread take-up lever ...............
Thread tensions .................
Three-step zigzag ..................
Topstitching
.....................
Top thread ....................
Top thread tension ...............
Top thread tension control .............
Turn a square corner ................
2, 5
2
2, 10
12_13
26
18
10_13
12_13
2
17
z
Zigzag foot ......
i7_20, 22_27, 32_33, 39
Zigzag stitches ..................
20_26
Zipper application ...............
30_31
Zipper foot ...............
3, 30_31, 39
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WARRANTY
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MACHINE
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machine
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t
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