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Changing stitches Hi guys No manual with this machine of my sisters - I just wan to know if there is a trick to changing from a straight stitch to a zigzag - when I move the nob to switch, it still sews straight - width and length have been adjusted appropriately - please advise? It is a Janome Mystyle 16 model 652 - no option below

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You probably have not adjusted you stitch width and length.
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Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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