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Singer 132q sewing machine

I have a singer 132q but no manual. I have been trying to hem my daughters jeans, however, the thread keeps breaking. I am not sure if I have it threaded properly or if the tension is correct. I would really like to have a manual. If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.

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  • mmsavage Aug 21, 2008

    We have exactly the same problem...

    New needle and rethreaded properly

  • tortugafeliz Sep 03, 2008

    I have the same problem...no manual for this machine.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    singer 2404 thread keeps breaking

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I wanted to turn my daughters old jeans into shorts since they still fit, but were too short. I was having the same problem, but I was able to make some progress. I switched the thread from a poly/cotton blend to 100% polyester and it was a big improvement. I still was unable to stitch through seams. I am going to try a more heavy duty polyester thread and an upholstery needle (18/110).

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Try this. it's a online manual.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2384747/Singer-Sewing-Machine-Manual

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