MANUAL
MODEL 1
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DP69537
TAB
OF NTENTS
1. KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE
identlflca_
_art ........ , .....................................
Setting up your machine ........ ._.. .............................
Foot 0ontrol, Power/light switch,
2 -3
4
Needles, Needle, thread and fabric chart,,.,., ............ ..
Changing needle, Pmeserfoot lever,
Pin.ration for threading .... , .... ,........... '., .................
Wlnd"Ing'the bobbin, ..............................................
T_d[ng
the _bln
_se ........ ,..... ,....... . ..... , .........
Threading top thrud,, ............ , ............. , .................
Piddng up bobbin thread ......... ,. ........ ,......... _..........
Presserfeet, Changing p_r
feet, F_ €_er plate.....
StlWh _,
StJ_h length control ..........................
Stitch width/_le
position controt, Reveresstitch
lever, Buttonhole control ............ ,...........................
2. STARTING
TO SEW ............................................
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9
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11
12
13
14
15
16
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Machine letting chart ...........................................
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Stratgh't stitching ... .........................................
21 24
Thiee needle _tions,
Starting to sew and back
tacking, Turning a _usm corner, Rsmovinglabric,
Top-stitching, Darning, Temporary sewingby
machine, Zipper application-cording
Zigzag lititahing.. ........ , ....................................
25- 28
Ove_ng,
Satin stitching, Bar tackin_i,
AppUqustr_, Embroidery, Monogramming,
Button _ng
Adjusting iitltcl_length, Stmtght stretch stitch,
Rick_-,,;;rit_
stretch stitch, Smocking s_toh stitch,
Elastiostm_ stitch, Over©ut stretch stltch_
i_h
stitch, Patching s_tch wtitch,
Overio_ stretch stitch, Elasticedge stretch stitch
.
Wham t_ use which stretch stitch: A check-chart ......... 40
Hints on sewing different fsbdcs, ...........................
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Buttonhole roaring.., .......................................
Decorative embroidery designs ...........................
3, CARING FORTHE MACHINE
42: 47
48 50
4. CHECKING
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PER_RMANCE
PROBLEMS,
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1. KNOWING YOUR _NG
IDE_RCATION
MACHINE
CHART
T_
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temion
c_trol
Bobbin winder tenon
disc
)lever
channel
Facecover
Thread
A_
Thud
extension
cutter
Preset foot thumb screw
lever
box/
table
Needle
) screw
Thread guide
Needle
Thread cutter
foot
Needle plate
Bobbin window
Bobbin cover plate
2
Built-in button_
control *
* Available _ndtng
upon model.
Bobbin wl_
Bobbin wl_r
ehaft
latch
Stitch width control
Stitch selector
Reverse stitch lever
Stitch length control
S_
ra_
_tch
*
Power/llght switch
Stitch length
indicator
Foldaway carryinghandle
Rear thread guide
RKr threed guide
Hand wheel/push-pull
clutch
Swing-sway_
P_r
foot lever
_n
Nomenclature plate
Fool control plug
receptacle
Buttonhole attachment
Foot control
Owner's marlua|
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S_NG
UP YOUR MACHINE
1, Install your Kenmore sewing machi_ in s
Kenmore .blnet
Or OP.,e_or set the
2_
Your K_e
sewing _chine has been
thoroughlycited at the factory. Be sum to
wipe off the _ie
p_W e_ endbed
_ie ur_tlv I_ore uwl_:e garment,
It i_ wise to practice on a mrap of fabric
so any lurplul oil is a_.
FOOT CONTROL
Make wre power/light
switch le off. Plug
foot control plug into machine receptacle,
Then oon_t
cord into any i10-120
volt
A, C, wall outlet.
Foot control
POWER/LIGHT
SWITCH
Your machine will not operate un_
the
power/light switch is turned on, Turning on
the _r
sute_tically
illuminates
the
stitching sru. if you're interrupted or stop
sewing and leave the machine, turn off the
power/light switch.
SPEED RANGE SWITCH
Power/light
switch
4
S_ran_
switch
Your machine has two ranges of speed-a
low range for slower, intricate work and a
high one for faster, general work, On the low
setting the machine will sew no faster then
approximately one-half the speed of the high
one, even when the foot control is fully
depre_d.
CONVERTING
SEWING
TO FREE-ARM
This machine can be used either as e flatbed
or H a freearm model. With the accessory
box in place, the machine is a flatbed model
With e ierge, working liut_ece, which slopes
og_ntly toward you to help the smooth flow
fabric.
By removing the accessory box, the machine
converts into free-arm machine for sewing
children's
clothes,
cuffs,
trouser
legs,
armholes and other awkward places,
1. To remove the accessory box, grip It
firmly between fingers end thumb at the
left end and lift it. To replace, slide the
accessory box back Into place until it
clicks,
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2. With the accessory box removed the
machine is ready for freeerm sewing.
ACCE_ORY
BOX
Open accessory box by lifting) the tid up and
fo_rd
as shown end you'll find a vadety of
aecessories inside,
Turn next page for
components.
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SNAP.ON
FEET
Straight ititch
Stllnda_ zlgztlg Satin stitch
Built-in buttonh¢_ Zlpt_
Prmmerfoot
foot t_lo, E6483) foot |No, ET_IE) foot (No_ 57998) guidefoot
(No. E6484) holder
(No, b_NI4l
(No. 56481)
ONE.PIECE FEET
(No. 45W6)
(No. 46727)
INo. 46729)
largeS_-ptn|No._Pl_) (No,__)c°verplate Butt_e
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small - (No. _)
INO. _)
(No, 43820|
guide Buttonhole _es
1 _ iNo. _)
2
(No, _1)
3 -- (No, _)
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Buttonhole
Buttonhole Screw drivers
foot
opener
large - (No. _1i)
(No. 67979) iNo. 41040) (No. _)
roll
- tNo. _12)
6
{No. 6784)
Presser foot
thumb screw
(No. 135)
Butl_
covw_
(No. 607"_3)
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Lint brush
(No. _)
B_n
winder Light bulb
rubber ring
(No. 6797)
(No. 1_)
OPTIONAL
ACCESSORIES
Even-feedingfoot tNo. 6888)
-F_
both fabric leyeNi_lts_dy
to help_t
bundCtXlOfUltra Su_
fabric,matin,tricot oroth_ sltckfabrics,
Blind hem foot (No, _1
- Holds fa_
folded f_
blind _
_ng.
Roller foot INo. 6765)
srd _ther
mtke behind h.
RKO_
tot i_n
k_ttm or vinyl.
S_
g-Brown INo. _1
Size 11-0_
INo. _1)
Size 14:Red
iNo. 6662)
SLm1_
S_ l_O_
(N_.6553)
INo._)
10 _s.
|No.
Sire
Size
Size
' 2 pcs.
5 r_.
Ball point color-coded
6747)
9-S_tB_
x 4 IX,i.
11-S_/O_
x 4 _.
14-StlvertRed x 2 pcs.
Double _
(No. _49)
Q,N_Blue (No. 6746)
Ac_
- e_r_
set(No._),
.
your_ct_ne _oum ._
Needle threader
iNo, 43780)
10 plastic bobbins (No. _)
OII/O,er
(Com_nm:_cc Oil)
(No, 6890)
_mpte _lng
to deatilecl gathor_,
quitting, _ntng
and more_
I_ludu
_mem,
guides amJ
O $_. Presser feet let you attac_
b_td, i_
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and cording.
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.if you do not have a Kenmore needle, please
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Use KENMORE needles. The size of the
needle should conf_
with the size of the
thud
and both should be suitable to the
fabric. Ken_
_les
ere colcx.©oded by
size for your €onvenle_
(See chert below).
ruing,
*Available at most Seam retail stores and
Never use a bent needle or one with a dull
point.
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Satin, Knlts, Vinyl SUltlngs,
Linen, Wool Crepe, Lelnher
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potyntw Dou4b4eKnit., Nylon
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SZreil_ Terry,
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Butlonhole Twill
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P_ter
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1 tO1:) Stretch
Stitches
CHANGING
NEEDLE
Raise _is
bar to its highest p_itlon by
turning the hand w_l
toward you. Loosen
the _e
clamp screw, Holding the _le
with _ _
__
_
_o
dip the
needle into the _tebar.
When It is in as far
as tt will go, tighten the needle €l_p
screw,
PREUER
UVER
PruNr
foot lever _
a two _itlon
lift.
In order to place haaw fabric under the
presser foot or to cha_
the _
foot
raise _
_
foot lever to its maximum
upward _tl_
as shown.
EPARATION
R DiNG
Swing away spool pin fully to the back of
machine. Place spool of thread on the e_
pin and cover with cap for smith
supply of
thread;_
Extra spool pin , is provided on top of
machine. This is used only when winding
bobbin and sewing with double needle.
Pull it up when using.
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WINDING
THE BOBBIN
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Pull out retractable spool pin and place
thread spool on the pin. To windbobbin,
draw thread from spool through bobbin
winder tension disc as indicated, and pull
end of thread toward bobbin winder.
2.
Wind thread around bobbin aev,oral times
in direction of arrow; place bobbin on
bobbirl winder shaft,
(see diagram below), Start machine
pressing down on foot control,
4.
by
When bobbin is fuN, winding
stops
automatically.
Push in Hand Wheel.
Remove bobbin from shaft and trim
thread end.
3, Push bobbin winder latch against bobbin
until it €lk_kl. Then pull Hand Wheel
away from machine to disengage clutch
_'_/_I
_ outto
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Treat hand wheel as a "clutch"
It controls the needle drive mechanism so
that when pulled out (disengaged), the
machine will not operate while the bobbin
is being wound.
THR_DING
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THE BOBBIN CASE
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1, Raise needle to its highut
position by
rotating hand wheel toward you.
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2, Rmove bobbin cover plate by lifting up
the front,
,
3. I_rt
bobbin into bobbin case making
sure bobbin rotates counter clockwise,
4.
Pull thread through slot (B) toward the
rear of machine and leave _out 4 inches
of thread,
Replace bobbin cover plats allowing
thread to emerge through slot in needle
plate,
Pull thread through slot (A) and then to
the left,
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THR DiNG
TOP READ
1, Rain thread take,up lever to its highest
position by turning hand wheel toward you,
Raise preuer foot lever,
Place thread' Wool on _
pin. Piece
appropriate spool cap over the _.
See
Fig. 1.
Holding thread taut with right hand, draw
thread through rear thread guides (A and B)
and Into threading channel (C) toward you,
(Fig, 1)
2, Draw thread down channel (C) end up
channel (O). Thread take-up lever IE) by
guiding thread through the slot and lead
thread down through channel (D) again.
Pass thread through lower thread guide (F)
and needle bar thread guide (G) and thread
n_le
from front to back, (Fig. 2 and 3)
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THMADING
DOUBLE NEEDLE*
Place second spool of thread on _ond
spool
pin, end thread machine as you would for a
single needle except double thread _idee are
provided at (F) and (G) in Fig. 2 end 3. Draw one
thread through each of these and through each
side of _ie
from front to beck. Make certain
threeds are not crossed.
*Available at most Sears retail stores and
catalog,
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PICKING UP BOBBIN
READ
1. Raise pr_
foot lever. Hold n_ie
threed I_y
in left hand and rotate
he,heel
toward you _
complete
turn. (Fig. 1)
2.
Bring bobbin thread up by pulling upper
thread. (Fig. 2)
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3.
Pull both threads under and to the back
of the presser foot, leaving 3 to 4 inches
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of thread clear, (Fig, 3)
Fig. 3
If you can no1: pick up bottom thread by
following chore steps, then check:
1, is needle threaded ?
2, Is thread tangled around needle ?
3,
Is bobbin case threaded correctly with
thread going through slots A and Ber
shown on page 11, Fig. 4 end 5 ?
4, Is there 4 inches of thread coming from
bobbin case and through slot of needle
plate as shown on _ge 11, Fig. 6?
5. Is thread from bobbin case tangled ?
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PREUER
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FE_
/'hismachineis fitted wlzha zigzagP_r
1. Straight stitch foot
2, Satin stitch foot
3, Buttonhole foot
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4.
6.
Built.in buttonhole guide foot
Zipper foot
CHANGING
_EUER
FEn
Make sure needle is tn the up position, Raise
presser foot lever.
_.on
miser f_
. Raise foot _
foot, {Fig, 1)
Fig. 2
2,
leVer 1o remove
Place desired foot on the needle plate
aligning _te
holes, Lower the p_r
foot le_ so that foot holder snaps on the
foot, (Fig. 2)
One.pkN:e presser feet (Fig, 3)
1, L_n
IXesser foot thumb
remove the foQt holder,
2,
Insert _red
foot from
the presser foot lever
screw using the large
make certain the foot is
For m_lnas
FIo. 4
zne
scxew and
the left, Lower
and tighten the
screw ddver to
secure.
with prestJey foot lock (Fig, 4).
To change presser feet, simply drop Pr_r
Foot L_k
and slip foot away from the
Presser Bar. Raise Pr_r
Foot L_r
_ond
the normal up position and place _
foot on
presser bar, To lock foot securely, raise
presser foot lock es high as possible,
FEED COVER PLATE
There are a few ti_
when you want to
control the feeding of the fabric yourself.
Raise needle to its highest position and raise
presser foot, Place feed cover plate over
needle plate aligning two pins of feed cover
plate with ho_
of _e
plate. Yo_ may
then determine the movement
of the fabrk_
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STITCH 8ELECTOR
All of the stitches t_t
are made by your
Kenm_
_chine
ere illustrated on the stitch
sel_tor, You can obtain your desired stitch
by imply turning the dial.
Stitch patternsare color-coded to recommnd
setting ranges on stitch length end width
dials,
Orange pattm
Yellow
Hue _4n
STITCH UNG_
CO_ROL
NUMBER- THE SHORTER THE STITCH.
The nu_
on stitch lert_ contro! IndP,,ates
the _xirnate
nu_
of stitc_
Per inch,
The Itit_h _
you ues win be de_Ined
by
the thickness of the fabrl© you am _,
A _
_h
es_
_ld
be ulmd for
thicket fe_
or _
layem of fabric,
Yemow
buttonhole
The middle range of the control is the i2 stitch
per inch range which is the most commonly
u_.
Recom_ed
seffing ranges are color-coded
In four colors to stitch patterns on the selector
dkd.
The orange marking m
between 0 and 24 is
_e _t_ng u_ for the _est
_tchn
_¢h as
m satin _tchi_,
_
pauern_
buttonhole range
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8TITCH WIDTH/NEEDLE
PosrrloN CONTROL
The width of all the Stitche_ produced on this
machine, with the obvious exception of
To decrease or increase the width of s stitch,
turn the stitch width control dial from .!.. 4,
The-higher the number the wider the atltch.
Recommended
settingrenges
are color.
coded to patterns on the stitch selector dial.
When _ng
with a double needle*, control
the stitch Width within white zone on the dial.
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NOTE: Doubleneedle
will hit needle plate
and break if stitch width la set out of
white zone on the dial,
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Some models enable you to straight stitch
with the needle in any of threepoeitiorw
left, right or center, These positions are
designated as L, R or C on the stitch width
dial. Details for sewing in these positions are
given on page 2!1 and 36.
_Available at most Sears retail stores and
catalog,
R ERSE
L ER
It is best to begin and finish seams with
stitches taken tn reve_ about _ Inch. This
is called 'BACK TACKING.
Back tacki_
fastens the ends of the seams firmly and
prevents raveling.
When reverse stitching is needed, push down
the lever end hold there dud_ ironing. The
fabric will im_iately
start feeding back.
war= and seam will be fastened. See page tg
and 21 for details.
Revere stitch _er
NOTE: When you operate the lever while
ruing
straight stretch stitch: the
machine sews only straight stitches
and does not uw straight stitch in
reverse.
Do not use the lever while sewing
zigzag stretch stitches. The machine
sews only zigzag stitches in reverse.
BUTTONHOLE
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CONTROL
This control iS used in making bar tacked
buttonholes
with
two con_
settings.
Detailed instructions are given on page 43,
(This feature is built into the stitch selector
on some models,)
PRESSURE
REGU_TOR
Presser foot pressure is vital for strsight
seame, uniform etitch length and even
handling of both isyml of hlbdo, To adjust
pressure; use pressure regulator whk:h Is
located inside the face cover, To Incremm
p_ure,
turn the dial d6ckwlse, To decrease
pressure,turn thedlal €ounterclockwise.
8_M
GUIDE8
Seam guides ate engraved in needle plate at
both s_
of feed dog holes to help you line
up the febHo and keep it atrsighL The
standard seam width is 5/8", So these li_
are emphasized, easy to follow.
Each dimension on _le
plate indicates
seam width from needle al Center position.
If using either Right or Left _le
position,
add or subtract 1/8" to the marking.
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CorneringGuide
Also the crosslinesere "cornering guides" to
h_ when turning n square €omer 5/8" from
the fabric _e.
tFo¢details on €_erlng, see
page _.)
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STRAIGHT
STITCHING
For molt febdu the top thread tlm_on control
_o,ld be ut inthewhitezonebetwwn3 endS.
If, when you start to sew. you find that the
ztJtchlng
isIrr_ulK, youwill needto adjustthe
tension_,
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Make any adjustrnlmtl with ptess_ foot 'down.
Decrease
temllotl
1, If the lhrsadl ore kx_king on the top iu_face
ktereue
tensioh
withthetopthrsadlytngftat,the lop_
is
tOO tioht. Timeton can be _
by
turning the tension centre4 to the teh (lower
n, ml_rs).
2,
If the m/area is heppenin9 with the threads
onthe undemideof the fe_o, the tonzlonis
too loeb, This can be oorreCt_
by tumtn9
the tensioncontrol to the right (higl_
numberz),
ZIGZAG STITCHING
Top stitch
too lOOse
too tight
ZIGZAG STITCHING
zigzag setting, the more chem_e there Is of
puckering, If this occurs decrease the top
tar.don ilightly and/or reduce the zl_ag width.
BOBBIN THREAD TENSION
In the cm of zigzag stitching, the wider the
The bobbin thread tension has been correctly
set at the factory, so you do not need to adjust
it,
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BALANCE
A perfect stitch is obtained when the tension
is well balanced, but the tension balance may
vary according to the type end size of _le,
thread and fabric, The fabdc determines size of
thread and needle, The presser foot pressure
and the thread tension control should also be
adjusted properly,
Heaw fabrics, soft - Decrease
tension. Use longer stitch length,
FABRICS:
Poiyester and silk, Decrease top thread tension.
Nylon- Increase top thread tension,
Heavy fabric,
stiff . increase top thread
tension, Use larger size needle, heavier thread
and longer stitch length,
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top
thread
Light, sheer fabdcs - Oecrease top thread
tension and presser foot prate.
Use shorter
stitch length, Sew slowly,
THREADS:
2. STARTING TO SEW
Now that you m faunmw with the eontrols on your machine and with the accessories provided
for the machine, you sireready to start to low with your sewing meohine, Below am some good
habits to follow eaK:h time you sit down to low:
1. Check the needkl-lt should be straight,
properly set and sharp on the point.
it should be the correct size for the fad_tc
5. Run the machine at • slow even speed.
The more prelate
you put on the foot
control, the falter the machine will sew.
and thmzdbeingused. Do not be afraid
_o changeyour needlefrequently.Many
of the new fabrics made of synthetic
blends, tend to dull the needles more
easily than fabdcs made of natural fibers.
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Before placing the rnaterbl on the
machine, see that the ends of the threads
have been drawn about 3-4 inches to the
rear of the machine. Hold on to threads
dudng the sewing of the first 3 or 4
stitches of the seam.
6. Fasten each seam by back tacking tit the
beginning arid end of the seam,
,t
7.
3. Test the _hlne
stitch on 8 scrap of
fabric you plan to use, The fsb_ _ld
be double thtcknm. Adjust t_ _hi_
for the length of stitch and tension
sultabte to your fabric.
4.
Feb_ should be placed under the presser
foot with the bulk of the mterkd
to the
left of the needle end the _ht
mat_i_d_
on the _
seem,
Finish sewing _h
seam with tim needle
izt Its highest point exr_lq)t turning
a
square€or_. (Seepage_.)
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Guide the fabdc gentP,/with
your hand.
N_
pull or hold the fa_
in such o way
that the n_i
feeding is altered.
9, W_
turning the hand wheel manually,
always turn it toward you.
edge of the
on the5/8' seammarking
plate when making a simple
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MACHINE
S_iNG
CHART
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Machine settings ere graphically shown in
this section for your quick reference, Simply
following illustrated charts, select and _
variety of stitches shown below,..
Blind slttr,h
Two-point _1
stiWh
Box stt_h
StitGh
Db_
Stitch paekap is differentdepe_i_
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Buttonl_e
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the model.
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STRAIGHT
STITCHING
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THREE NEEDLE POSITIONS
I
I
i
I
Stmlght etiteh foot gl_ optimum stitching,
but _et be used at center It) setting. You
may stitch in tl left (L) or right qR) setting, but
be sure to use the zigzag foot.
STARTING TO SEW AND BACK
TACKING
Make z_m both threads am drawn back
under the presser foot. Lower needle into
fabric about P_ ir_h from beginning of seam.
Depress the,reverse stitch lever and stitch in
reverse until needle reaches the point where
yOU should start forward stitches. Release
the revenm stitch lever ond complete seam,
When you reach the end, depress the reverse
stitch lever and sew beck (backtack) over
½ Inch of completed seem.
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TURNING A SQUARE CORNER
Cornering
Guide
To rum a square corner 518" from the fabdc
edge_ stop stitching with :the_nndle piercing
the fabdc, when reaahlng the comertng gu_
as shown. Raise the presser foot, turn fabn¢.
(Fig. 1)
Fig, I
New stitching line will align with 5/8" seam
guide on side of needle plate. Lower the
presser foot and begin atitching in new
direction.' (Fig. 21
Fig. 2
REMOVING FABRIC
First turn the handwhecl toward you until the
needle is at its highest _ition,
then raiu the
p_r
foot, draw fabrt¢ to the mar and bring
it around to the left aide of needle bar, and
cut the threadswith the thread cutter located
on the presserbar as shown.
TOP- STITCHING
This is a seam you may want to show off I it's
on the front aide of the garment. _
at
the top of a "kick pleat" or on a _.
both
functional and decorative. Usually, it's a
simple, forwnrd stitch-with
• i_
stitch
length, or with spec_l thread, _tch_
o€
contrasting.
DARNING
SETTINGS
Pressure Regulator. 0 (DARN)
Zigzag foot or square automatt© buttonholo
f_t
S_tch fabric be_n
.embFol_
with _
centered. L_
p_
Mr end
sew at a slow _
moving fabdc back and
f_
with a study rhythm to cover dern_
area. When it is c_md,
turn hibfio i/4 a
turn and sew layer of stitching a©_
first
layer,
If fabric is thin or My damaged in hole area,
you may want to put o seato
_
u_
the hole for relnforcament.
TEMPORARY SWING
MACHINE
BY
longer doyou need to kite
by hmndi
BeslJng by machi_ is easy-slmply use
_t
ettt_
with longest available
I_
setting.
Set top thread tension at 1 to 2 to facilitate
pulling out bobbin thread.
PIN BASTING
You can _
over pins easily (if done
_)
_use
your p_
feet are
hinged, Pins must be i_
at fight angles
to seam Itne. Tip of pin should just touch
seam Xne, Sew over tip of pins. Pins must not
come in _tact
with feed d_:
_
pin on
the _
side of the fabflc, Sew slowly, if in,
d_t
about sewing over pins, remove each
pin as you approach it.
STAY. STITCHING
"Stiy-ll]t_"
is e fo_
of t_ary
seaming that prevents stretching of curved
of ge_nta.
Usually this is on a single
layer of fabric, so reduce top thread ter_on
sightly to prevent puckering, Baste about
'/4' _ey fr_
intended seamllne.
ZIPPER APPLICATION!CORDING
Needle P_tion/Stitch
Width. C
Uu zipper foot whioh ali_
the right _ left of the zlp_
cord.
you to m to
or €I_
to the
ZIPPER APPUCATION
To sew down the fight side, attach left ldde ofi
zipper foot toper
foot holder so that the
needle pal_
through the opening on the left
side of the foot.
To sew d_
the left side, attach dght side of
foot to foot ho4der.
CORDING
To make cording for slipcovers etc,0 cove_ e
cord with a strip of Uue bias,
Attach right side of zipper foot to foot
so that needle passes through the _
the right side of the foot.
on
ONE-PIECE ZIPPER FOOT
The foot is adjustable for use on the right or
left side of needle when sewing regular type
of zipper, Adjust the foot so the needle cleam
the side notch on the foot. Carefully follow
directions given on the zipper package.
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ZiG_G
_iTCHING
0
See_
1--4
10.
e012_
|1
Simple zigzag stitching nblu
you to do
many exciting things with your Kenmore
sewing machine, Beyond basics, you'H use
zigzag stitching to applique, embroider end
monogram. Unlike straight stttc_,
zigzag
stitches have a trials-to-side width as well as a
stitch length. You'll find "recipes"
for
ztg_
operations on followi_
paw.
can create on exciting variety of
stit_
by adjusting stitch width end
controls {see chart below).
m
many
. You
zigzag
length
Extra wide zigzag for heavy fabrics cr th_
that fray,,v- set width at 4.
i_l-
z_
for double layers,like hemmmt at 3.
z_g
for
seems_ set at 2.
Namn_
zigzag for
shows-- set at 1.
most
light
construction
fabrics,
barely
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OVERCASTING
This is one. of the more frequently used
zigzag stizches on garnmnt construction,
YOU may want to overcast along the raw
edge of uch mm allowance or fold the raw
edge toward the garment end stitch.
SATIN STITCHING
SETTINGS
Stitch Selector Stitch Length
- | between 0 end 24
Use Satin stitch foot which is _
to
permit der_ stitching to pass under it easily,
Whenever you eta u_ng this stitch, it is well
to rememb_ to lOOSenthe' tension of the top
thread _dightiy, The wider tim stitch you
make, the toosw the tension should be.
If yOU are stitchir_g on a very wft fabric, use e
backing of _
paper or interfacing for a
well formed stiteh, Puckering of the matmisl
will be elkntrmted and the bobbin thread will
not be visible on the dght side of the fa_ic.
As with eli special stitches, it is best to make
a sample design on your fabric before starting
the desert on the garment,
BAR TACKING
e
1i
Settings same as Satin Stitching
Choose this stitch to reinforce points of strain
such as corners of pockets and straps on
lingerie,
Sew 4 to 6 stitches using a medium-width
zigzag,
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APPLIQUEING
Settings same as Satin Stitching
Select an applique design to be appl_
to
y ow garment and baste it in place. Satin
stitch Mou_
the raw _
of the applique
€ p te!v €ovedng
the
Youmaywant
tO do this with a contrasting' colOr of thread,
EMBROIDERY
Settings same as Satin Stitching
Satin stitch can be used to produce many
different _s
end patterns. To m
the
fl_
illustrated, back the fabric with
interfacing or paper end draw on the design
with tailor's chalk+ Turn stitch width control
from 1 to4 to 1, tofo_
each petal and leaf.
Join the flowers and leaves with straight
stretch
stitch,
If using paper, carefully
re_
it when you have finished sewing.
MONOGRAMMING
Settings same as Satin Stitching
To sew initials, first back the fnbdc with
interfacing or paper, Draw the initials on to
the fabric with tailor's chalk, Satin stitch,
adjusti_
the width from 1 -4 as you begin
and end the. stroke of s latter. Or the same
stitch width can be used throughout. If using
paper carefully remove it when you have
finished sewing.
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SUTTON S ING
_TTINGS
Stitch Selector
Uu feed coverplate
1. Fix' the bqtton
posittoCJWith _r
on febdc
tape,
at
desired
2
Align two holes of button with StOl of
presser foot and lower foo! to hold the
button securely.
3,
Turn hand wheel manually until needle
_proachu
just above button.
4,
A_u_Jt stitch width _ontrol so _le
enter one hole of t_ button.
5,
Turn hand wheel apln by ha_ so
enters _d
hole. Resdjust stit©h width
If r_lmary.
Stitch e number of tl_,
6,
Finish sewing with an extra two inches of
thread remaining. Draw thm
threads to
reverse side of _rment and tie
When sewing a flat button, place _le
pm between holes of button as shown
provide flexibility for buttoning.
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will
or
to
6UNO HEMMING
0
page18.
1H- 4
12 -8
_foot
Blir_l hemming is a good technique to use on
_ts,
and esp_laliy
on curtains and
rapery hen sO that stitches need not show
on the front of the fabric. Because your
Kenmore has two types of bli_titches
built
in, blind hemming Is easier than you'd
exit,
It's just O matter of folding.,
give it
avyi
PROCEDURE
Stitch LengthStil_h Width -
-Regular
blind
normal flbri_
stitch
for
- Elastic blindstitch for soft,
stretchable
fabrics
®
12- 8
1½ - 4
Finish raw edge of fabric approp_lateh/. You
may want to use seam tape on woven fabrics,
With knits use a lace seam tapo or just use
decorative stretch stltch_
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Working on _,g
side _of fabric, foJd hem
up. Prm and pin in place. T_n fold _m
allowan_ under.., lea_ng _'° of hem edge
extending,
®
Place _rment under p_r
foot tn much a
manner that straight stitchu wilt be a_
on
extended edge, The zlgz_ stitch should just
catch the fold of the garment.
+
®
Now the right side of your garment will show
only the blind stitches i Be sure to press both
sides of the finished hem I
3O
MENDING
AND OVERCA_
Seemoole_
_ITCHING
(THREE.STEP
ZIGZAG)
S- 4
\
MENDING A TEAR
Stitch _thStitchWldth.
To _Iraa
24- 12
3- 4
straight or
_cornered
tear,
_tion thetearundershe_
_ sucha
waythatthestkchl.9catc_ both_tdH of
the reef, When mending a th_cornered
tear, stitch _
each end to the center, it is
well to _se a p_
of fabricu_
the tNr for
reinfor_t,
OVERCASTING
Sdtch LengthStitch W'Ktth-
WITH MENDING STITCH
12- 8
3,4
Three-step zlg.zag is e strong stitch because,
as its na_
implies, it takes three
stitches where nom_al zlg*zag takes one.
For this r_
it is _hly recommended for
_castin_,
!. e. finishi_ a raw edge, on all
ty_ of fabric.
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8HE_
_TCHING
0
2--4
m
.........
=
i
,i ¸
12
_foot
PROCEDURE
Stitch LeithSlltch Width-
12
2- 4
This shell.stitched edge is a _lar
finish for
li_
and nightgowns,
To achieve t_
mui_
_
affect, a#ow _
to
clear just the rlgh! edge of the fabric when it
z_z_.
Regular shetl stitch
Regular shell stitch pr_uces a tiny shel! hem
on iingeim and other fins garments.
Two-point shell stitch
_'
if bigger size of shell pattern is desired, use
two-point shell stitch.
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BOX STITCH
0
2--4
24 -- 12
Stitch Length Stitch Width-
24.12
2.4
OVERLAPPED SEAM
Box
stitch
is
ideal
for
producing
flat
overla_
sear
_
almost any _
of
fabric and e bolder effect wig ruult from
sewingwithe contrasting thread.
Overlap the raw ediles of two pieces of fabric
1/4 and pin or tack, Place the fabdc right
side up with the middle of the overlap under
the center of the pr_
foot, so that the
stitch sews just over the top end bottom raw
edges,
DECORATIVE EDGING
Place the fabric right _e up with the middle
' of the turnover under the center of the
presser foot, so that the stitch _
on to the
fold and just over the mw edge underneath.
Turn the rain _
under 1/4"
and press,
,,,"
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FAGOTING STITCH
0
Seepage IlL
m
24-- 12
_foot
PROCEDURE
Sfltoh LengthStltchWidth.
24.12
4
This is a popular decorative stitch (used In
or fronts of bloum end d_).
To attach two separate IdeCes of fab_
together, leave a little apace between,
To prepare the fabric, fold under the seam
allowances on the cut edges, and press.
Bests folded edges to tissue paper with about
118" spacebetween,
Tissuepa_
34
Stitch over the 1/8" allowance, just catching
the fabric fold on both sides with needle.
Remove basti_ and paper; prm.
STRETCH STITCHES
1,-4
I
_/
mmmO
_l
4
tow zn
The stitches shown at right are all for use
with stretch and knit fabrics,
t,
2,
3,
4,
5,
6.
7,
8,
9,
S_ioht
Stretch
Rick-Rack Stretch
ElasUc Edge Stretch
_r_st
Stretch
Ovedock Stretch
Elasttc S_toh
Sergtng Stretch
Patching Stretch
Smocking Stretch
ADJUSTING
STITCH
®®®®
LENGTH
Depending upon your preference in stitch
_tte_,
y_
my
make stretch stitches.
cl_r
together without changing the balance
of stitches by turning stitch length control
wtthin yellow zone,
RECOMMENDATION
1. It is recommended to use the Q set for
sewing knit end woven synthatlc fabrics
to prevent irregular stitches or skipped
stitches,
2, !1 is nece-_o,.aryto use an interfacing or
backing when sewing very soft and thin
knits or woven synthetic fabrlcs to have
better stitch formation,
NOTE: If the reverse stitch lever is operated
while sewing any of the above stretch
stitches, the _chine
sews only
straight or plain zigzag stitch,
STRAIGHT
STRETCH
STITCH
SETTINGS
Stitch Selector. |
StitCh_ngthYellow Zone
Needle Pot_lontStltch Width - c- L- R
You may use any of the three nee(fit
positlont.
(See page 21 for directions.
Straight stitch foot Is reoommended
fo
optimum stitching.
Use this stretch stitch with knit or synthetlt
fabdQ, Sew as you do with regular straigh
stitch.
This Is also s good stitch to use or, _:urve(
rams regardleu of the type of fabriC. An_
seam that wig receive a great deal of strait
when worn should be sewn with the stretct
stitch. Use in children's sham end slacks a_
well as adult lports clothu.
RICK- RACK STRETCH STITCH
Stitch Selector,
Stitch _th
• Yellow Zone
Stitch Width*
1- 4
Sew on stretch fabrics in any area that yoz
might use a zig zig stitch. This ttitch can b
used as e decorative top $t|tch as well,
It is useful also on lapp_ _ abutted seam_
where you lap one edge of amm
ave
another with seamllnes meeting in the center
QI
*i
il
tl
,I
.........
36
i...........
_
ir I HII
SMOCKING STRETCH STITCH
. Stitch Selector,
Stitch Length Stitch Width.
Yellow Zone
2 -4
1. Sew rows of s_Ight stitches 3/8" apart,
Draw Up the bobbin thread to wither the
fid_ricto _ _uired length. If requtr_l,
_k the ptherlng with a stdp of fabric ot
bias binding.
2. Sow smockingstitch between the r_
of
gathering, When ¢ompiste, remove the
gathering stitches.
Note: When smocking a garment, the stitching should be doM _
the pleoe is
sewn into the gaunt.
ELASTIC STR_CH
STITCH
Stitch Selector - I_
Stitch Length.
Stitch Width-
Yellow Zone
2- 4
Use this VWlallill stitch to insert elastic in
garments, Simply stitch elastic into _,
making sure it ts evenly _.
To do this,
mark the correct length _e
into q_,
then match these markings with center front .
and side rams.
37
OVERCASTSTR_CH STITCH
Stitch Selector _
Stitch Length.
Yellow J'one
Stitch Width 4
This hi' _
lame
_
sWi3h _
by
older gaits.
Note: To tmw overcast stretch stitch in the
opposite direction, use Nrging
or
ovedoek stretch stitch.
SERGING (OR PINE LEAF)
STR_CH STITCH
1t
Stitch Selector - P
Stitch LengthYellow Zone
StttchWldthh. 2.4
Great in _klng
elastic swtmwear-u
welt
as for overcasting a neat edge on turns.
It's equally useful with woven end knitted
fabdca. Tension may need to be tighte_
to
echJeve desired look.
PATCHING STRETCH STITCH
Stitch Selector.
Stitch Length * Yellow Zone
Stitch Width • ._
If the Idd= keep "busting
knees.,, if someone burns a
knits,,, thb recipe will save
It can be decorative, too patches to showl
38
out" elbows or
hole in expensive
you big moneyl
When you wan1
OVERLOCK STRETCH STITCH
n
Stitch Selector - 15
Stitch LengthYellow Zone
Stitch Width4
durability,
_f
0
ir
ELASTIC EDGE STR_CH
Stitch Selector.
:_
Stitch Length StltchWidth.
Yellow Zone
4
STITCH
Use this stitch in preforence to overcast
Watch for _r_ting
ltmtch or knit febd=
where strength and flexibility are required.
el,
o
/e
y!
_t
WHERE TO USE WHICH 81rRETCH 8TrrCH:
8oma _relchy _mggeNions,..
Loosely GonstmcttKI knits sometimeo catch
over toeJ of IXU_r
foot. To remedy this,
wrap ehort strip of transparent tape around
the foot encasing both tow,
It is always a good Idea tD test thread tendon
and mtitches on a scrap of the fabric being
used.
KniW contain more yam than woven fabrics.
so you wlH need to take greater cam to keep
your machine (dean speolally tn feed dog Ind
bobbin can area,
To avoid tangled threads when working with
knJm, start mrrt
can)fully,
Position fabric
and lower needle before lowering presser
foot.
i
11
r
iiI
........
A CHECK-CHART
"L
-
111111]I .............
SUITABLEFORSTI_Ts¢_FAINt8
Useon stretchand knitf_)d_ ,nd to ropJr ready made
gaits
at m
points. Ba_
iti_h
for ell gnmnent
=earn=mquldng"dvo" 11,e, armholes.¢rotchm.
STRAIGHT
....
rl
iinl
Uu robe to NW canter m
cut on the Idal,
STRETCH
_,1.
of mm'e nedk tin rand amrnz
iii
A _
RICK-RACK
multi-purpme
ttitch, _
etretch stitch with lame umKle N
for _lhtwldght
etmtch febdal,
STRETCH
....
J
J
r_r
,I
"
r-
ii
r 1
I
....
Ad_x_ttv, ztltch foruu oncMdmn'e clothing,Hwcede,
_N of bloum, drwe bodice.
SMOCKING
STR_CH
uu toer_,y_
to _ of #_
orto _
re_J_
ELASTIC STR_CH
V W
VV-
OVERCAST OR ELASTIC
• EDQE STR_CH
.............
U_
,.
. Ji ,,
OVERL_TCK_THRETCH
..............................
,,,,, ,,5ERG!NG STR_C
40
on _r
end _
i
H ........,,
where _"
turn= mtm
m
tlme,
ere _lmd,
Makel
HINTS ON 8_ING
DtFFERE_
The ©hmrt below pr_ee
_ny
FABRICS
details but
*When working on tweed- or other: multicolored bulky fabrics - use one color thread
on bobbin, another
on top. (Great for
repairsthe
"patch"
practically
dis.
ap_ml)
you', also want to remmben,.
*Soft fabd_ need backingstitches are close together.
especially where
*in sewing knits, if you can't match f_dc
and thread exactly, _
the strut
fi_
thread available and uzea Q NEEDLE,
FAIIRtCS
:l
USEFUL STITCImS TO USE
...................................................................
;--';
..........................
iri
s_ng_
Overcast_h
Ovedo_ retch
NYLON TRICOT
"Q NEEDLE".,
P_,
_
or
dao_ _
EIMttc emltoh (for iewino
Blind
Thn_mp
ii
ill
_RRY CLOTH OR
REGULARCORDUROY
.........................................
i,
]r
rl
ilrlrl
Iirrl
ill
i
111
i
,11 irl
irllrlH-,ll
r-iHi
i
Mer,_m_Ki _
Size 14 needle
zigzag
11
i
_1,
i
rill
TII.Ilrrlil
i-¸1111
_r_rl ¸
Morc_
_RRY CLOTH
STR_
*
"JOzeO
rn r lrll
_ree_eW
"O FOOT".
th_
Th_dg_O
Overcast mnt_h
thj
PCymter.
_or
d_ron oom thread
S_.1]lng
_tch
"O FOOT" _*
Mercerized or silk th_
LEATHER
Straight or simple_g,
Even feed foot'
.......
F i
iii
,J
i. ii
ii
i
SmETCH KNITS FOR
SWIMWEAR AND SKI
_n
OR OiRD_S
,, i ill
P_,
EiNt_ _
atmtch
seretch
Eleet_ sb'otch
Three-step
_g
............
11,,
nylonor
dacron core mined
"O NEEDLE" ,"O FOOT" ,. *
i_ce seam tspa
"See the optional ec_orias
on page 7.
41
B_ONHOLE
MAKING
Your Ken_
bdngs you two buttonhole
syste_
along with several _iel
acc_
s_
that enab_ you to me
all your
clothes "€i_lng" proteins.
Your built-in _tsm
enables you to sew
button_
with flni_
ends tbar-tncked)
by limply moving the canvas. Only two
€entral Nttlnga am _uired.
An I_rtan!
aid Ii the buttonhole guide foot iin your
ac_
box),
Suit.in S_
Your _
Automatic Buttonhole System
isa Kenmore "Exclusive". It repeats identical
butt_
quickly and easily with no
to touch control.
®
You
acc_
will
find
following
parts
in
your
box:
1, BuUonhole guide plate.
®
2.
Three templates which _
you a choice
of butt_hole styles end lengths.
3.
Cover r4ats with pinion gear,
4,
Butlonhole foot.
TIPS ON BUTTONHOLING
®
®
Always make a practice buttonhole on a
scrap of fabric you plan to use, Try the
buttonhole with the button you will use,
ANvoyI use on interfacing in area of
go.ant
whore buttonholes ere pieced,
Tissue paper or regular interf_ing
can
be u_,
Tear paper away sfter stitchIng.
For heavier weight fabrics,
top thread tension slightly,
S_p-in
42
Aut_ittc
System
loosen your
BU_ONHOLE
MAKING
- BUiLT-iN
SY_EM
0
SNp_
11t,
m
$
©
PREPARATION
Carefully mark the buttonholo length _ your
gaunt.
Place tfle fabric with tho buttonhole
marked under the buttonhole foot. PuB the
guide foot (A) all the way forward so that the
irndexmark (B| is eltgnedwlth the grlidual_n
(C), with th_
to rear. (Repreduc_ton of trm
identical size buttonholes is facilitated with
the aid of the graduations on both iddes of
the buttonhole guide foot, T_
graduations
are 1/8" (left eide) or 2.!5 mm |dght side)
apart. Graduations act as reference mark,)
footl
PROCEDURE
i,
Switch the control to left. (If it is elready
at left, ut it at right, sew severel stitches
and switch to left again before you etart
to m
buttonh_.}
Step on foot control
to form first bartack end left side of
buttonhole,
®
2. When you reach end of left _dde0 switch
the control to the right end complete the
buttonhole.
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I' T III
......
ADJUSTING STITCH DENSITY
i[ll¸¸ I I i _ I I
M_e _W
Depa_r_ uponthe_abrtcs
onwhichyouare
®
.........
..............
sir..........
_
ill
1, For more density, turn
"12",
l_
2.
the dial
For tess der_Jity, turn
dial toward
toward
®
I¸
I
Lm _f
ADJUSTING STITCH WIDTH
You _y adjust the width of the a_
end the
space in the center within blue buttonhole
zone on the stitch width control as shown,
depending upon your fabric and buttonhole
length.
CORDED BUTTONHOLES
H_
filler cord (crotchet thread or button.
hole twist) to the tpur (A), pull both ends of
cord forward under foot end tie to the spur
(El), Sew buttonhole In such e wW thal
zt_o
stitches cover the cord, (Fig+ 11
When stitching is completed,
release cord
from foot, pull ends of cord and snip off extra
length, (Fig. 2)
Fig. 2
44
BU_ONHOLE
MAKING
- USING B_NH_
ATTACHME_
0
| OO 12--
1!.
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m
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PROCEDURE
Stitoh
S_tor -_!;
_
s,=,w th-"l
utuber
Sttt¢h Length-
r_l covwplate
Buttonhole foot
Ra_ needle to its h_t
ralw prouer foot, Re_e
end bobbin oover plate,
_tion
ec_
end
box
Insert buttonhole cover plate at 411,_
e_
end snap it down Into place
pmsino _tzSak_stthe _
2_
plate,
Select correct template for type buttonhole you went. insert template into slot of
guide plate.'Tum tempkbte advance knob
until desired size appears in window
the top side of guide plate,
plate
Window
Template
knob
FIg. 2
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Place guide plate onto machine so it fits i,
place with plnlengeer tn the center of arc
h_de of the tmmp_ete. Make sure guide
blocks are inserted In guide slotsl
3_
,
Carefully mark the buttonhole
your garment.
length on
Pick up bobbin thread through guide pla!e
by turning hand wheel. Piece feb_
between presser foot and guide plate,
Align marked buttonhole
with ¢entw
marking 0n foot, Line up edge of fabric
with greduatlone on both eddm of the
guide plate, If you wish elt buttonho4es to
be 1/2" from edge of fabric, for example,
line up fabdc with 1/2" markings each
time you start e buttonhole,
Now you are ready to sew the buttonhole
you ulected,
Your buttonhoter d_
all
vor you.
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ADJUSTING STITCH DENSIW
0ependtngupon the fabrics on which you are
sewing, at your own preference in buttonholes,you may alter buttonhole stitch density
by turning stitch density control knob,
I, For more denalty,
turn the knob toward
you,
®
2. For less density, turn the knob away from
you,
CHOOSING BUTTONHOLE STYLE AND SIZE
Eachbuttonholing
situation will be difforent
so you will want to experiment with your
gait,
considering fabric and pta_t
of
buttOn, Here are some _ic
applications:
_t
buttonholes are m_t popular for
ever_y
_ng-for
_
of buttor_ on
dreu, bloum, vest, _mt
ot coat.
Built.in button.s
(_ri_
previously)
are ideal for one or two buttons uixKI on
waistband or cuff, or for "_lt slots."
above, with mnenla_
_ing
to allow _
r_
for bu_
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STRAIGHT
BUTTONH_
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ere I variation
are nor_
coats.
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of the
at one _d
shank. These
in tailored vests, _ets,
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B_ONHOLE
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DECORATIVE
EMBROIDERY
DESIGNS
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YOU may get the look and feel of hen
embr_
Infinitely faster and easier by yo=
machine,
+pVR_,.__
Scallop
Domino
Just ch_
which of the duigna you wsl
to sew alone or in combination
with ea¢
other,
TIPS ON DESIGN STITCHING
1, Always make 8 practice design on a scrt
of the fabric you plan to use,
++_,_
Diamond
2, 8tart with e full bobbin and plenty
thread on the spool to avoid running o
of thread tn the middle of your design.
3.
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Arrowhead
wvv_
Pyramid
Reduce the top thread tension slightly.
4, On a very soft fabric you may want to u
a tissue paper backing or organdy th
can be cut away,
5,
Decoretive designs are very ettracti'
sewn with e double needle end two cole
or shades of a color of thread.
APPLICATIONS
Createthe loveliestof custom designs-your own personal touch. There is much you can do by
adjustingstitch width or length. Below you see some applications end vartatin. You*il find
manymore design _s
as you _
mote expert,
SCALLOP PA_ERN
A speedy and decorative way of handling a
raw edge is by udng the k_dlop pattern.
Simply sew along the raw _eof
t_ _bri¢
and trim close to the outside of the Stitching,
Thispattern is al_ atUactive when decorating
a collar or down the front of e blouse, around
a cuff or finish on the edge of n cockmll
apron,
Scall_ edge finish
Scallop pattern on collar
DIAMOND PA_ERN
This is n series of diam_
pettema end is
used to add professional touch to your
sewing, such as blouses and d_,
Ve_tion of width of
dia_
pattem
Diamond on narrow hem
Scallop end dtam_
c_ir,ation
in
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ARROWHEAD PATTERN
A aeries of arrow _htide can ba UUd te_
accent your sewing, Indtylduel plttemunit IsI
sloe tit good etltOh to retnforoe the point M
atre!jl, Oae It onthe poQketearner,
DOMINO PATTERN
This pattern Is suitable for decorative edge
and border,
Dominoonbin tai_
PYRAMID PA_ERN
This la an attractive embroidery =tltoh to be
used alone ot to sew on bias tape or ribbon
trims,
DOUBLE-NEEDLE
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DESIGNS
Vary attreotlve designs can be produced
using a double needle*, Use different colored
threadsIn each needle, or tones of the Hme
color, to make yet further designs.
*Available at most Sears retell stores end
catalog.
3, CARINGFORTHE MACHINE
CLEANING THE FEED DOGII
ITH A BRUOH
To insure the belt poulble operation of your
machine, It il neceaury to keep the essential
parle clean at all tJnlo|,
I,
Removebobbin cover plate,
2. Remove needle plata.'
3, Using the brush provided, remove the lint
that accumulate In and around the feed
dogs and shuttle area,
CLEANING AND OILING
SHUTTLE AREA
On occasions, you wil! need to clean the
shuttle area, Just follow these simple steps,
doge
Turn hand wheel toward you until needle
is above feed dogs,
2, Remove bobbin case by lifting it out from
front,
3. Clean the shuttle with the brush end put e
drop of oil to the points Indicated by
arrows. Don't over.oil. (Reminder: don't
use household oll..,Kenmora
sewing
machine oli,)
NOTE: Kenmore Oil/Oiler No, 6890 is available at most Seers retail stores and
catalog,
REPLACING BOBBIN CAEE
_d 1, Make sure needle is above feed dogs,
insert bobbin case into shuttle until its
Jd
10
groOve fits on shuttle
raceway
as
illustrated, and then snap down into
position,
Replace both needle plate end bobbin
cover plate to their originalpositions,
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! TOp OOVlit'ptltl
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OILING UNDER TOP COVER
PLATE
Remove top €ove r,plafe by Iooleelng two _screws (A end B)!II
ShOwn at left, T_
place one or two drops of Kenmore sewtng
re|chine oil at each point_
OILING UNDERilDE
Tilt back machine end remove two bottom
€over1 by loosening five Icmwe (A_ B, C, D
and E),
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OILING IN FACE COVER PLATE
_wlng face cover plate open end oli points
ndlaated by arrows In illustration,
!©HANGING
LIGHT BUL B
I
The eewlng light II located Ineide thin faae
¢0verplate as shown, To replace the bulb,
puth switch to off, unplug machine and
iwtng the face cover plate open, Push up on
the bulb slightly and turn bulb to the left,
Withdraw bulb from socket, Push in new
bulband turn tq the right,
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4. C
_our KenmOresewing machine ime pr_lelon
mltrurneht,
designed
giveminimum
you mall9
years
of
troublefree
sewing towith
malnte
nence. If YoUhave any Performance probe
shack the/lit
below and you'll _ ikl,
solve the'problem_ourielf.
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Itltohel Me Irregular
1, Needle size Is notoorrect for thrUd
fabric,. See page 8.
2, Meohine Ii not threaded correotly,
page 11 end 12,
3, Top thread tension Je too loose.
4, Fibrtc is beirig pu!ted or pushed age
mechlne feeding action,. Guide It gently,
8, Premier foot preuups te too light.
page 17,
6, Bobbin hue not been wound evenl_
Rewind bobbin (tee page 10),
7. There are nlcki or burrs It needlep
opantng, . fleplece needleplete or sac
burpswith extra fine Emery cloth,
Needle breaks
1, Fabric Is being pu!led or pushed egl
machine feeding action, Guido It gently,
2, Needle size Is not correct for thread
fabric,. See page 8.
3, Needle Is not nil the way up into nt
clamp,. See page 9,
4. Premr foot holder is not fastened eecul
, See page 14,
Bun©hing of thread
1, TOp end bobbin threads are not drawn t
u_der premr foot before starting N
Draw both threads back under prelMr _
abount 4" and hold until a few stltohu
formed,
Fabrlo pu©kere
1: Top thread tension is too ttght,. Decrl
top thread teneioM,
2. Proses|' foot pressure le too light,
p_ge 17,
3, Two different _=es or types of thread
used,. UH same size end type of threac
top and in the bobbin,
4, Needle t, bent or blunt,. RoptaGe nero:lie,
5, Presser foot holder is not futened eecut
, See page 14,
.
6, Fabric i too sheer or too soft . Use u_t
of tiSSUepaper,-
_chino skips ititchH
Needle size Is not correct for thread and
fabric,. See page 8,
Fabric is certain knit or synthetic, • Use
"0 NEEI)L£",,
end "O FOOT",..
Needle la bent or blunt. • Replace needle,
Needle le not |ll the way up into needle
clamp.- See NOLO,
Top thread ten lion Is too tight. • Decrease
top thread tension,
Pellet foot prenure is tOo light, - See
pag117,
4d{e |breed b!lekl
Machine il Itlrtad too flit, • Slam to itttch
it i rrldtum Iplad.
Machine la not threaded correctly,
See
_ga 12,
Op thread tension Is too tight. - See
page 18,
Needle size is' not correct for thread and
fabric,, See page 8,
Eye Of neadla him iharp id_.
- Replace
needle,
There ere nicks or burrs tt needleplete
opening,. Replace needlaplate or amooth
burrswith eMtra fine Emery cloth,
bbin thread trellis
Bobbin _se kl not threaded correctly,- See
page !1.
Lint accumulates In bobbin case or lhuttle,
• See page 61,
• hln, does rm! fined fabric
Presser foot preHure la too light, - See
page 17.
Thread Is kn_ltd under fabric,
Feed cover plata Is attached on rleodle plate,
• Remove feed cover plate,
chine Jams
Thread Is caught in !hurtle, Remove bobbin
case end clean ihUtlla {lee page 51),
Needle Is damugl!_d.. Replace rvledlo,
Needle plate ti b_flt, Replace needle plate,
_chine will not operlta
Hand wheel ti t_ot returned to stitching
position,- Push in clutch,
Power cord la not connected,. Check plug,
Power/light switch II turned off, - Turn on
the awitch,
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SLEWING MACHINE
Now that you havre puraha_
your Kanmore Sewing Meohlne,
ehould a rt_ ever exit for repair parts or urvloe, almply oontaot
any Sum Service Cent_ and most 8earn, Roebuok and Co,
Stores, Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you .11 or
vlelt,
The model number of your Bewlng Machine wlll be shown on
your nomenoleture plata on the back of your Sewlng Mechlne.
See page 3 for location,
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
"MODEL NUMBER
PARTS, ALWAYS
"NAME OF ITEM
GIVE THE
'PART DESCRIPTION
If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be
electronically tranemltted to a Sears Repair Parte Distribution
Center for handling.
BEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO,, Chicago, IL 60684 U,S.A.
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Part No. 69637