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Singer Model 324

I've recently come across this nice little sewing machine but I know nothing about it. I'm not even sure how to thread it. Would greatly appreciate any help provided.

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    dont no how to thread this machine

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Go to this site. it is the singer sewing machine company. they have the instruction manual for your 324 featherweight Plus - they charge $15 for the manual. http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

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