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Kenmore 385 1284180

How can I thread the needle to sew? My Sewing Machine is a kenmore 385 1284180, 12 Stitch. Please if you can tell me about a link or page to obtain the user's manual in Spanish, I'll thank you.

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Try going to the sears website and contact their customer service and see if they can help you, and if they can't ask them who can.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Sewing Machine model # c877.15

I have an old Kenmore and here are the directions from my manual: 1. Draw thread from spool through bobbin winder tension discs. 2. Wind thread around an empty bobbin several times. 3. Place bobbin onto bobbin winder shaft with thread coming from rear of bobbin. Push bobbin winder latch against bobbin until it clicks. 4. Release clutch by turning clutch knob toward you. Start machine.

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SOURCE: stitching loose. won't thread the fabric

try to rethread the machine all the way back to the spool of thread and check the top and bottom tensions on scrap of same fabric

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SOURCE: how to thread & what needles for singer 660 A2 sewing machine

You can download a manual here:

http://parts.singerco.com/IPsvcManuals/

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SOURCE: Manual for older kenmore sewing machine

Manual Here: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/1006108L.pdf

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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White XL1760 cant find the setting for the straight stitch.....a, b, c????


You can download a manual for your White machine from the Singer website, link is
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1111_white-1760-xl-x.pdf

Here are the relevant pages from the manual:

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Straight stitch settings as follows:
stitch length on 2.5 (selector marked with blue arrow)
stitch width on zero (no swinging of the needle) selector marked with red arrow
stitch selector on A - selector marked with green arrow

Generally all sewing machines will have a similar three controls, because all stitches are a combination of moving the fabric forward a certain amount between the needle going through the fabric - the stitch length; and moving the needle from side to side - the stitch width.

And then a stitch selector for different stitch forms such as a blind hem or shell stitch where the needle is going through a series of different moves in sequence to form a special stitch. You still have the width and length controls to vary this formation.

For general sewing machine information www.sewing.about.com is excellent, there is lots of pages on general tips, cleaning, threading up and sewing machine know how. Try this page to start http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machines.--9k/

If you are a beginner, then I'd recommend printing out the instruction manual for your machine and putting into a binder, placing beside the machine, and carefully read from the beginning going through all the instructions to wind a bobbin, thread up, three or four times until you can do it without reading the manual, then practice stitching out each of the stitches your machine does. Buy a cheap exercise book and on each page, write the name of the stitch, staple the stitch sample in and either write down the settings used or glue in a photo taken of the machine controls you used. This way you can quickly flick through and refer to your settings next time. ADjusting the top tension dial will also adjust the stitch formation so read the manual and set the tension dial to the setting it suggests but sometimes you'll need to adjust it slightly to get the stitch looking even (balanced between top and bottom thread), especially for zigzags.

Practice a bit and you'll soon feel much more confident using the machine. Also, refer to the cleaning and oiling instructions and do it regularly, along with changing the needle for each new sewing project, about 4-6 hours sewing time. The needle is the most important part of a sewing machine, always use the right sized needle for the fabric. Refer here for info http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/

I hope this helps you with your White sewing machine, there are lots of great sewing machine books on the market too or in your public library to refer to. Also taking beginner sewing classes will really help you learn how best to use your machine. I've been sewing for over 38 years but still enjoy going to a class and learning a new technique from another enthusiast - life long learner!!


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Sounds like you need to retime the machine, if you email me I can attach instructions drivewithken@blueyonder.co.uk

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Most of the time the reson the thread "thins out" is because the hook is spliting the thread. This can be caused by the wrong needle but the planets rarelly align for that to happen. it is probably just a fuzz out of time.

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Make sure the needle is properly placed - usually with the flat side toward the back of the machine.

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I have an old kenmore 12 stitch sewing machine that the needle sometimes looks like it wants to more and other times it just sits there. the shaft that runs across the inside under the top cover will not...


Sounds like your machine is in need of a good cleaning and oiling. If you aren't handy with taking apart things and getting them back together I suggest taking it to a sewing machine repair place. In the meantime you can try oiling any spots you can access. Use sewing machine oil, found at any sewing/fabric store and even most Wal-Marts.

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I agree about the needle, took me forever to learn that one. I have a Kenmore Sewing Machine that would not pick up the bobbin thread every time I tried it after having it for a while. I would go to my other machine and use it. Then my daughter in law put in a new needle and it worked perfect until I tried to stitch a different type of material. It was then it clicked and I started researching needles for machines. You have to use the correct size needle for the material you are sewing or it will not work right. Also if your needle is dull or bent you will also have problems. Here is a site that may be helpful http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00185.asp You can find more info by searching for "sewing machine needle information" Hope this helps.
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