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I am looking for an empisal 406e overlocker user manual, indicating the settings for the types of stitching.

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I haven't been able to locate a manual for this machine at first look. The only Empisal manual I did find was called "Expandamatic" at this site there is an image of the model. Or you could try or and see if they have something available to buy.

However, this website gives lots of general information on sewing machines, how to use, basic threading up in a general way and other tips and tricks.

In general terms most sewing machines will have the following controls:
stitch length selector/dial - to choose length of stitch, usually goes from zero to 4, normal straight stitch would be 2.5.

Stitch width selector - early models only did straight and zigzag, so by adjusting this knob you would set how wide the zig zag stitch is. If your machine does other stitch combinations, then you would use this to set the width for those too. Again, probably ranges from zero (straight stitch would be zero) up to 4.

A tension dial setting to adjust the tension on the top thread, usually set to 5, but would range from zero to 10.

If your machine does anything more than straight and zigzag, then it would have some other dial or stitch selector or even a cam that you insert to get these other stitches.

I hope this helps you get started with your machine.

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I have gone and uploaded the Instruction user manual for the dress maker 270d Please use the link provided to download the Instruction Manual. Have Fun :)

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I have gone and uploaded the Instruction user manual for the dress maker 270d Please use the link provided to download the Instruction Manual. Have Fun :)

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I'm new to sewing. It did not come with an operating guide and I find the stitch settings really confusing I would like to know how to set it to do a basic straight stitch for a simple dress pattern....

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