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I just got a singer 1525 and i have no idea how to use it. There are two knobs at eye level, and then different stitches.. how do i do jsut a basic straight stitch. what number should the right and left knob be on and what stitch?

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First if you have a manual then fine you can read it but if you don't try threading it and try it out. see what it does at the setting it is at. then change one thing at a time and note the positon everything is at now. probably easier than you think and remember you can't break metal?? can you?? don't be afaid to try it. not being mean or anything but until you see what it does you really can't figure anything out. YOu maight try cleaning out the old lint with canned air and change the needle if you find it burred on end or even bent slightly. good luck

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