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I dont know how to thread the machine or thread a bobbin. and i've really been wanting to use it! :D

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Download your manual for free at www.singerco.com. Just go under customer support and put in 1866 and voila, you can download it.

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

  • Mary Dunn Oct 01, 2010

    That drawing in your manual is really hard to figure out, I have been sewing for 50 years. How about going to www.sewusa.com and the threading diagrams, try Singer 1852, I think that is pretty close to yours. If that is close enough keep looking under that site to find one really close. I am shocked at how hard it is to see the parts. Good luck, feel free to contact me because I would be glad to help you for free.

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I've marked the disc in red on this image
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