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How do I get hold of a bobbin case for a Singer 257?

I've inherited a Singer 257 Fashion mate, but it looks like it needs a bobbin case, which one does fit? the manual doesn't show it very well at all. hate to buy the wrong thing.

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Singer 257 Parts

try this link for parts that fit the model 257

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SOURCE: bobbin winding on a 603e Singer

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SOURCE: bobbin rewind problems

Either the winder rubber is worn down one side, or the spindle has seized, take the top off and check and see if you can turn the winder by hand, if not then it has seized and the only way to free it is to put a couple of drops of WD40 on the spindle, put an electric drill on the end of the spindle and start the drill very slowly.

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SOURCE: Singer 4562 t bobbin case won't fit properly, what am I doing wro

Make sure the bobbin case sets sort of on top and not under the ridge of the metal ring. There is a small latch on the upper left of the bobbin case. It is metal. rotate the latch to cover the bobbin case and this should stabilize the case without making it immobile

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SOURCE: Looking for Free Singer Fashion Mate 360 Manual

You can download a manual free from the Singer site
Just type in 360 and click on search.
On the next page choose the free download option for the Fashion Mate 360 from the list of options.
Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

SOURCE: singer fashion mate 288 manual

They have a free instruction manual download on singer website
On the homepage at the bottom look for instruction manual & click on it
It will take you to a page where there's a box put in the model number 288
Then click search
The third one & the fifth is a free download

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The needle is hitting the bobbin casing in the back. I have re-inserted the needle to make sure it is in properly. I have a Singer 248

Hello Beth
Check the following:
1. Make sure that the needle being used is the correct needle for this machine, refer to page 6 of manual.
2. Yes, insert all the way up ... with flat to the back.
3. Make sure that correct bobbin is being used for this machine. Bobbins not specific for this machine may/will cause problems.
4. Make sure that the bobbin is correctly inserted in the bobbin case. Refer to page 26 of manual.
A free downloadable manual is available at Singer Fashion Mate 248 Instructions Manual Page 31
Please give me a thumbs up if this is helpful, otherwise please send me more information.
Happy stitching

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How do I set the bobbin on the singer featherweight so it does not hit he upper plate

Go to the Singer Sewing Machine Site, select Support, and there is an option to download your user's manual free. On page 7, it shows you how to insert both the bobbin and bobbin case.

I have seen many of these cases, and here is how they work. You'll notice a lever on the front of the case. When that lever is in, you can't remove the bobbin. When you need to insert the case, you have to lift the lever, making sure that the protrusion in the case is on top.

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Does the Singer Fashion Mate 252 use a bobbin case?

yes, it does. if you don't have a bobbin case or need a replacement
check with these sites
if you need a manual check with singer
Go to the singer website
Go to the home page
Go to customer service--click on it--it will show a small menu--click on instruction manual
In the box put the model number (example 252) & click search

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My singer model 237 makes a stitch that doesn't look right. The bottom thread is just goes through the top thread loops under the material

Hi, if stitches are off, there is a problem with balance between the upper and lower stitch adjustments. You have to tweak these. Also, make sure there is no lint in the bobbin case area or under the feeddogs. Here is an excellent blog for 237 Fashion Mate owners. You are lucky to have one of these from the 1960's.
Happy Sewing!

Jul 17, 2011 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I have an old singer fashion mate my mother gave me years ago and it seems the bobbin holder will not stay in place any longer ???????

I don't know if you have the 237 or the 257 model but I think that they are very similar. You can download the manual for the 237 for free at, under the customer support tab. Enter 237 in the box for instruction model #, Look at page 14 and you can see if you are doing it right, because it looks like it will snap in place once you put it in correctly. If, you are, you may have to replace some parts, hopefully not. But, they can be had a and other places. A hard ciopy for the 257 is $15 from Singer. Good luck

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Was given an old model Singer 237 Fashion Mate with no manual. cannot get the bobbin to thread properly.

We'll here is a picture of what I need help on I need to know how to put the needle back along with the needle clamp screw

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