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How to do make my Singer 5160 stitch backward (to back tack). Thank you

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Press the round button in the middle of the large round dial on the front of the m achine

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Singer Simple 3116 only sews backward.Looking for answer I saw earlier that involved several steps including buttonholer


You are stuck in buttonhole. The selector knob does not spin round and around. It is moved from Stitch 1 to stitch 14 and back. Try selecting buttonhole and then running the knob in the other direction to straight stitch. If that does not work, (1) drop the lever that senses the button hole attachment, (2) sew a few stitches backward, (3) push the button hole lever rearward, once, hard, (4) rotate the stitch selector to straight stitch.

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Have you pulled down the buttonhole trigger lever at the back of the sewing area? most modern machines have one of these - when you use it with the button hole foot, you'll see the foot has a little piece that sticks out and triggers the lever to begin stitching the reverse bead and bar tack of the buttonhole.

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Hi fmrpsale,

This is the link to singer 5160 Manual, There website can provide a copy but need to pay. i got his one for free,

Singer 5160 Sewing Manual

Hope thats helps ^ ^ Happy Sewing

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