This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine
Table of Contents
1. Getting To Know Your Machine Principal Parts Accessories Important Safety Instructions 2. Getting Ready To Sew Operating the Machine Choosing and Changing Needles Changing Presser Feet Changing the Needle Plate Attaching the Feed Cover Removing and Replacing the Extension Table Fabric Thread and Needle Table Winding a Bobbin Inserting a Bobbin Threading the Machine Raising the Bobbin Thread 3. Straight Stitching Stitch Width Selector Needle Position Selector Stitch Length Selector Reverse Stitch Button Adjusting Thread Tension Sewing a Seam Starting a seam Darning Quilting Inserting a Zipper 4. Zig-Zag Stitching Stitch Pattern Selector Needle Position Selector Stitch Width Selector Adjusting Stitch Length Needle Thread Tension Zig-Zag Zag Stitch Blindstitch Ladder Seams Multi Stitch Zig-Zag "M" Stitch 5. Four Step Buttonhole 6. Free-Arm Sewing 7. Twin Needle Sewing
8. Caring For Your Machine Removing and Replacing the Bobbin Case Changing the Light Bulb Cleaning the Machine Lubricating the Machine
Additional Accessories Attaching a Button Performance Checklist
5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine
As the owner of a new Singer sewing machine, you are about to begin an exciting adventure in creativity. From the moment you first use your machine, you will know you are sewing on one of the easiest to use sewing machines ever made. In addition to the many familiar SINGER exclusives, like a removable extension table and a horizontal spool pin, this machine offers you these features: * Zig-zag stitching for buttonholes, mending and decorative stitches. * Flexi stitch patterns for sewing knitted and other stretch fabrics. (only for machines with 6, 8 and 10 stitches) * Built-in 4-step buttonholer that takes the difficulty out of making a buttonhole. (only for machines with 5, 6, 8 and 10 stitches) * Blindsitching for invisible hems. (only for machines with 5, 6, 8 and 10 stitches) * Easy to find "Letter-Coded" Accessories. * Drop in front bobbin for easy, quick bobbin replacement. * Simple stitch length dial and push button reverse stitching. * Snap on presser feet that are quickly removed and easily replaced. * One-way needle insertion that makes it impossible to insert the needle incorrectly.
May we recommend that, before you start to use your sewing machine, you discover the many advantages and the ease of operation by going through this instruction book, step by step, seated at your machine.
To ensure that you are always provided with the most modern sewing capabilities, the manufacturer reserves the right to change the appearance, design or accessories of this sewing machine when considered necessary.
*A Trademark of The Singer Company Copyright (c) 1992 Singer Sewing Machine Company All rights reserved throughout the world.
5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine
Dear Customer, We recommend that for future reference you record the Serial Number of your Sewing Machine in the space provided. Refer to illustration at right for location of Serial Number on your machine.
Serial No. Serial No.
For European Territories: This Singer Sewing Machine was tested according to European norms and meets the requirements regarding electrical safety radio, interference and electromagnetic immunity.
The conformity is documented with the
Needle thread tension dial 13. Thread guide 10. 8 and 10 stitches) 20. Horizontal spool pin and holder 5. 6. Bobbin winding indent 5 . Pattern selector lever (only for machines with 5. 8 and 10 stitches) 22. Stitch length dial/ four-step buttonhole (only for machines with 5. 8. Stitch width lever 7. Face plate 12. Slide plate 25. Push button reverse 21. Snap-in thread guide 8. Stitch balance control (only for machines with 6. Snap on presser foot 15. Bobbin winder tension disc 9. One-way needle clamp 18. Foot control 26. 6. Thread cutter 24. Bobbin winder 3. Needle plate 17.5. Removable extension table 19. Thread guides 14. 6. Take up lever 11. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 1 Getting to know your machine Principal parts 1. Machine plug 28. Electrical lead 27. Hand wheel 2. Feed system 16. Presser foot lifter 23. Needle position selector 6. 8 and 10 stitches) 4. Power and light switch 29.
Friction free spool holder is used to hold various size spools and allows thread to unwind smoothly. 8. (only for machines with 5. Buttonhole presser foot (L) is used with the General Purpose Needle Plate to make four-step buttonholes. (only for machines with 5. 3. 6 . The spool does not turn. Needlepack includes an assortment for sewing various types of fabrics. 6. 6. General purpose needle plate (A) and presser foot (B) are on your machine when delivered. 8 and 10 stitches) 5. 1. The letter in a circle adjacent to the illustrated part is reproduced on the part itself to help you select the correct attachment for the type of work you are doing. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Accessories The following accessories furnished with your sewing machine are designed to simplify your sewing projects and increase the versatility of your machine.5. 8 and 10 stitches) 2. (only for machines with 5. 6. 6. Zipper foot (E) is used for inserting zippers and stitching corded seams. Special purpose presser foot (J) is used for decorative and zig-zag sewing. Use together for alternating between straight and zig-zag stitching. 6. 7. 8 and 10 stitches) 4. Small thread spool holder (Q) for use with small diameter spools of thread.
. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Accessories Continued.5. 8. 6. When using twin-needle for decorative stitching.. Blindstitch hem presser foot is used to position the hem for blindstitch hemming. 8. Transparent bobbins for easy viewing of thread supply 10. Twin needle and spool pin are used to stitch two parallel rows of decorative stitching simultaneously. 8 and 10 stitches) 11. Optional accessories are available for your machine from your local Singer retailer. set stitch width lever to zig-zag mid range. 9. 12. 7 . Felt for twin needle spool pin. Feed cover (F) is used to prevent the feed from moving the fabric when darning or free motion embroidery. (only for machines with 5. 6. (Optional for some markets). (Optional for some markets).
* Before removing the bobbin case. remove plug from the socket outlet. basic safety precautions should always be followed including the following: Read all instructions before using this machine. or mechanical adjustment. Return the machine to the nearest authorized dealer or Service Center for examination. * Never operate the machine if it has a damaged cord or plug. lubricating. Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer as contained in the Operator's Guide. keep fingers away from all moving parts. 8 . * Disconnect the power-line plug from the socket outlet or switch the machine off when making any adjustments in the needle area. * Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. * When sewing. when servicing use only identical replacement parts. electric shock or injury to persons: * Be sure that the electrical voltage of the socket outlet (wall receptacle) is the same as the rated voltage of the motor. turn all controls to the off ( "0" )position. * Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this Operator's Guide. 8. or dropped into the water. WARNING . electrical. then remove plug from outlet. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break. Be sure to replace the face plate which covers the light bulb before operating the machine. Special care is required around the sewing machine needle. changing needle. It may deflect the needle causing it to break. fire. DANGER . not the cord. repair.5. * Handle the foot controller with care and avoid dropping it on the floor. etc. When using this machine. grasp the plug. if it has been dropped or damage. * Always unplug before re-lamping. To unplug. if it is not working properly. * Do not use bent needles. Contact your nearest Service Center should any adjustment be required. or when making any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the Operator's Guide. such as threading needle. Be sure not to place anything on top of it. changing throat plate or changing presser foot. * For double insulated machines. * Do not attempt to adjust the motor belt. * To disconnect. Replace bulb with the same type rated 15 watts. Always unplug the machine from the electric outlet immediately after using and before cleaning. * Always use the proper throat plate. * Do not unplug by pulling on cord. 6. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS * Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers.To reduce the risk of burns.To reduce the risk of electric shock: * The machine should never be left unattended when plugged in.
* Do not allow to be used as a toy. 9 .. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative. * Do not use outdoors. Close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or near children.5. 6. 8. * Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked.. Keep ventilation openings of the machine and foot controller free from the accumulation of lint. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS continued. This product is intended for household use. dust. * Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered. and loose cloth. * Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. * Raise needle to its highest position. * Tighten needle clamp screw securely. Thread and Needle Table on page 16 for the correct needle and fabric combination. and the Fabric. If it still does not fit. press lower portion "0" of power switch. Note: Do not operate machine without fabric under the presser foot as this may damage the feed and the presser foot. Do not modify the plug in any way. the faster the machine will sew. * With flat side of needle to the back. Then connect plug (3) to your socket outlet. * Loosen needle clamp screw and remove needle. press upper portion "I" of power switch (4). To turn off machine and light. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet.5. this plug is intended to m in a polarized outlet only one way. Check the needle package. 6. To run the machine and control speed press the foot control (5) with your foot. remove foot from control. use only SINGER * needles. Running the machine To turn on machine and sewing light. insert new needle up into clamp as far as it will go. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 2 Getting ready to sew Operating the machine Connecting the machine Push plug (1) into the receptacle (2) at the right end of the machine. 10 . To stop machine. For North America This appliance has a polarized (one blade wider than the other). The harder you press. reverse the plug. To reduce the risk of electric shock. 8. Choosing and changing needles Important: For best results from your sewing machine.
(L) Your machine comes with the General Purpose Presser Foot (B) already attached. * Loosen presser hot screw (1) and remove presser foot with shank (2). 8.5. Changing screw-on presser feet (H) Some special presser feet with built-in shanks can be purchased at your SINGER dealer and can be replaced as follows: * Raise needle and presser foot. push presser foot screw (4) down. (J). * Push toe of presser foot (1) up. * Lower presser foot lifter. * Remove foot from machine. You can easily change to any one of the other presser feet which snap onto a common shank by following the directions below. * Raise presser foot using presser foot lifter at back of machine. (D). until it snaps off the shank (2). 11 . Instead. * Place new foot under center of shank. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Changing snap-on presser feet (B). guiding it toward you and to the right. * To replace presser foot with shank. fitting shank over presser foot pin (3). * Don't turn screw. hook shank around the presser bar and tighten presser foot screw with the use of a coin. firmly until foot snaps into place. * Raise needle to its highest position by turning hand wheel toward you. 6.
* To remove. darning or sewing free-motion embroidery. pull it away. slide it to the right keeping it even with the free arm. (C) Your machine comes with the General Purpose Needle Plate (A) attached. The Straight Stitch Needle Plate (C) may be purchased at your sewing center and can be attached as follows: * Raise needle and presser foot. pressing tabs (1) and (2) into holes. slide it to the left and off the machine. 12 . open slide plate and lift front edge of cover. To replace the extension table. 8. To change machine for free arm sewing. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Changing the needle plate (A). Attaching the feed cover (F) The feed cover is used to keep the feed from moving the fabric when attaching a button. lift right edge (1) of extension table. * Open slide plate. * To replace needle plate. * Close slide plate. Removing the extension table Free arm sewing makes it easier to sew hard-to-reach areas. follow the directions below: * Raise needle and presser foot. * Slide feed cover on top of needle plate. To attach it. * Lift up needle plate from right corner and slide out from under foot. until the tabs on the right lock into place.5. 6. slide it under pin (1) and push it firmly to the left * Press down until it snaps into place. * Open slide plate.
6.Coating Heavy Denim Duck Sailcloth Knits Bonded Knits Double Knit Jersey Tricot 2020 14/90 2020 2020 16/100 18/110 Ball-Point 2045 Size 11/80. Be sure to use the same size and type of thread in both needle and bobbin. 14/100. thread and needle table The needle and thread you choose will depend upon the fabric being sewn. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Fabric. Fabrics LightWeight Batiste Chiffon Crepe Thread Cotton-wrapped Polyester 100% Polyester *Mercerized Size 50 Nylon Cotton-wrapped Polyester 100% Polyester *Mercerized Size 50 Nylon Cotton-wrapped Polyester 100% Polyester *Mercerized Size 40 *"Heavy Duty" Cotton-wrapped Polyester Polyester Nylon Type NEEDLES Size 2020 11/80 Corduroy Flannel Gabardine MediumGingham Weight Linen Muslin Wool Crepe Bonded Wovens Canvas Medium. Always refer to it before beginning a sewing project. they are listed as examples of weight. The table below is a practical guide to needle and thread selection. rayon. wool. 16/110 *Not recommended on stretch fabrics 13 . 8. The fabrics can be of any fiber cotton. linen.5. silk. blends. synthetic.
* Return hand wheel disc to sewing position by pressing on side opposite indent. * Pass thread end. thread tangling. (Winding stops automatically once bobbin is full.5. Always wind the bobbin before threading the machine and needle. step on speed controller to run machine until desired amount of thread is wound. push bobbin to the left and remove it from spindle. * Place spool of thread on spool pin. 6. * Wind thread clockwise around front of bobbin winder tension disc (4). from inside. 8. through small hole in rim of bobbin. 14 . * Lead thread from spool and snap into thread guide post (3). 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Winding a bobbin Winding a bobbin is quick and easy when you follow the directions below.) * Slide spool cap (2) firmly over rim of spool to prevent * Cut thread. * Place bobbin on spindle and push it to the right * Holding thread end. * Push in indent (1) on hand wheel disc. * Trim thread end from top of bobbin. This will stop the needle from moving.
1. follow the instructions below: * Raise presser foot * Turn hand wheel toward you until needle is in its highest position. * Open slide plate and remove empty bobbin. Pull 4" (10cm) of thread from replacement bobbin and insert bobbin into case.5. 2. close the slide plate. 6. 4. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Inserting a bobbin To insert a bobbin. as shown. While holding thread on outside. 8. Holding bobbin in place. Draw several inches of thread diagonally across the bobbin toward the back of the machine. 3. guide thread into notch (1) and then down the slot to the left and guide around into notch (2). allowing thread to extend through the slot between the slide plate and needle plate. * Follow directions for "Raising Bobbin Thread" 15 .
* Thread needle from front to back. 6. * Thread the tension discs by leading the thread down and around the tension (5). and with only one hand pass the thread under the guide and through the slot. as illustrated (4). * Place spool of thread on spool pin (1). thread tangling. Hold the spool lightly and pull the thread up.5. * Slide spool cap (2) firmly over rim of spool to prevent * Pass thread through guides (7) and (8). pulling 4" (10 cm) of thread through eye. * Lead thread from spool and snap into thread guide (3) 16 . lifting the spring and allowing the thread to slip into thread guard. * Raise presser foot to release thread tension. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Threading the machine To thread your machine correctly. 8. follow the steps below: * Raise take-up lever (6) to highest position by turning hand wheel toward you. * Slip thread into take-up lever as illustrated (6).
Draw needle thread through left side opening in presser foot * Pull both threads to back of machine. 4. Hold needle thread loosely with left hand. 3. the bobbin thread must be brought up through the hole in the needle plate. 2. lowering needle into hole in plate. * Turn hand wheel slowly toward you. 17 . 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Raising the bobbin thread Once the needle has been threaded and the bobbin placed in the bobbin case. 6. 1. 8.5. Open loop with fingers to find end of bobbin thread. * Pull gently on needle thread and bring up bobbin thread in a loop. Continue to do this until needle rises above needle plate.
longer ones for heavy fabrics. the shorter the stitch. turn the dial so that desired stitch length is positioned under ( * ) symbol. is located in the center of the stitch length selector. stitch width lever must be set at only. push in the button and hold in place. turn the hand wheel toward you until needle is at its highest point. The lower the number. * To lengthen stitch length. Reverse stitch button The reverse stitch button with the (???) symbol. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines 3 Straight stitching Stitch width selector Before you move the selectors to set your machine for straight stitching. 18 . turn dial toward a lower number. 8. To adjust the length of your stitches. * For reverse stitching. * To shorten stitch length. Needle position selector Needle Position Selector positions the needle in left ( ) center ( ) or right ( ) needle positions. Shorter stitches are best for lightweight fabrics. 6. Straight stitching can be performed with pattern selector in any position.5. The machine will stitch in reverse only as long as you keep the button pushed in. Stitch length selector The stitch length indicator is numbered O to 5. turn dial toward a higher number.
will have the needle and bobbin threads locked between the two layers of fabric with no loops on top or bottom and no puckering. is produced. Correct tension is important because too much or too little will weaken your seams or cause your fabric to pucker. well balanced stitch (1). turn the dial to a lower number. * To decrease tension. turn the dial to a higher number.5. A perfect. Too much tension will produce a tight stitch (2) which will cause the fabric to pucker. * To increase tension. known as a balanced stitch. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Adjusting thread tension When an even amount of tension is exerted on both threads. Make a test sample with the fabric and thread you plan to use and examine it. Too little tension will produce a loose stitch (3) which will cause loops in your seam. 8. a smooth even stitch. 19 . 6.
use one of the guidelines on the needle plate. * To pin baste. pull them out as you stitch. * To hand baste. Keeping seams straight To keep seams straight. The most commonly used line (1). Placing fabric under foot Most fabrics can be placed under the foot by raising the presser foot lifter (1) to its normal "Up" position (2). 6. NEVER place pins on the underside of fabric in contact with the feed. thus increasing the space between the foot and the needle plate. make long stitches that can be easily removed. raise the lifter to the high rise position (3). 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Sewing a seam You can sew seams easily and accurately when you follow the suggestions below. the 5/8 inch (1. Do not sew over pins. insert pins at stitching line. 20 . When using bulky fabric.6 cm) seam allowance. where it locks in place. is extended onto the slide plate. Basting Pin basting and hand basting are easy ways to make temporary seams before machine sewing.5. multiple fabric layers or an embroidery hoop. 8. * Lower presser foot lifter all the way down and you are ready to sew.
and knits with an unusual amount of elasticity. Cut thread on thread cutter on presser bar. Hold button in until stitching reaches edge of fabric. Align the right edge with one of the seam guidelines on the throat plate. 8. Sewing in reverse To neaten the end of a seam. hold the fabric firmly in front and back of the presser foot to stretch the seam as the stitches are being placed. Some fabrics. Guiding and supporting fabric Most fabrics need only to be guided in front of the presser foot. Release push button for forward stitching. Lower the presser foot Backstitch to the edge of the fabric for reinforcement by pushing in the reverse button located in center of the stitch length dial. * For tricot. stretch lace. apply gentle tension by holding the fabric at the front and back of presser foot as you sew. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Starting a seam Place fabric under presser foot 1/2 inch (12 mm) from rear of fabric. Raise needle and presser foot and remove fabric by drawing it to the back and left.5. and other similar synthetic knits. 21 . require support while being stitched. * For elastisized fabric. push in the reverse button and backstitch 3-4 stitches. Do not pull fabric. however. 6.
alternately drawing the fabric toward you and pulling it gently away from you. an embroidery hoop and a special darning and embroidery foot. 8. * Place area to be darned.5. under presser foot: lower the foot and begin stitching. 22 . * If the area to be darned is open. right side up. 6. * Continue this forward and backward motion as you till the area in with parallel lines of stitching. When greater control is needed. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Darning Worn or torn spots on children's clothes and household linens can be darned effortlessly and quickly with lime practice. Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Straight Stitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 2-5 Foot: General Purpose (B) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) Attach feed cover plate (F). which may be purchased at your SINGER dealer should be used. baste a backing on the underside.
* Place fabrics under needle and carefully begin to stitch along your marked pattern on the fabric. A padding is used to produce a soft. * Baste together to prevent the layers from moving. 8. * It you are quilting a very large piece. Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Straight Stitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 2-5 Foot: General Purpose (B) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) * Mark the design or quilting lines with a tailors chalk or a washable marker on the right side of garment. work from the center of the fabric to the outside edge and guide fabric with both hands. 23 .5. over the underside of garment and cover it with a backing or lining fabric. puffed effect. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Quilting Quilting is the art of stitching two or more thicknesses of fabric together in a planned design. 6. or padding. * Place a wadding.
When the zipper teeth are to the right of the needle: * Slide the adjusting block.5. Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Straight Stitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 2-5 Foot: Zipper (E) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) When the zipper teeth are to the left of the needle: * Slide the adjusting block. (1) which slides on the pin. (See changing snap-on presser feet). * Check the position of the foot by lowering the needle into the notch on the side of the foot. 8. (1) across to the left. to ensure that it clears the foot. * Snap on the foot to the right side of the pin. across to the right. 6. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Inserting a zipper We recommend using the Zipper Foot to form an even line of stitching close to the zipper. 24 . * Snap-on the foot to the left side of the pin. to ensure that it clears the foot. * Check the position of the foot by lowering the needle into the notch on the side of the foot. (See changing snap-on presser feet).
Machine Pattern only for machine 1 to 7 with 6 stitches only for machine 1 to 9 with 8 stitches only for machine 1 to 11 with 10 stitches Needle position selector Before moving selector. make sure needle is fully raised. (This allows the pattern selector to be moved easily). 25 . * Most of your zig-zag stitching will be done with the needle in the center ( ) position. the stitch width selector is moved from its straight position to any of its other positions. * Set the stitch width selector to the straight position . make sure needle is fully raised.5. 8. 6. 6. the wider your stitch will be * Left ( ) and right ( ) settings are used for special stitch placement. 8 and 10 stitches) Raise the needle to its highest position. Stitch width selector Before moving selector. * To produce any of the zig-zag stitches. * Slide the pattern selector to the center of the desired pattern group. The further you move the selector lever toward the right. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines 4 Zigzag stitching Stitch pattern selector (only for machines with 5.
6. The area between O and 1 on the dial is used for satin stitching a series of closely spaced plain zig-zag stitches that form a smooth satin-like surface. Needle thread tension The needle-thread tension dial regulates the amount of tension on the needle thread and lets you select just the right setting for your fabric and thread. The higher the number. Too much tension will produce a tight stitch (2). causing fabric to pucker. 8.5. the more open. Tighten tension by turning dial to a higher number. Too little tension will produce a loose stitch (3). The correct tension setting will produce a smooth even stitch (1). 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Adjusting stitch length Any stitch length setting from 1 to 5 will give you an open zig-zag stitch. 26 . causing loops in your pattern. or further apart your stitches will be. Loosen tension by turning dial to a lower number.
trim and press open. 27 . 8.5. letting outer zig-zag fall over edge of fabric. * Stitch close to edge. appliqueing. monogramming or for decorative sewing. * Sew seams as desired. 6. as shown. * Place edge of seam allowance under foot. Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Zig-zag Stitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 2-5 Foot: General Purpose B) Needle Plate: General Purpose A) Seam finishing Use a zig-zag stitch to finish seam edges of fabrics that are likely to fray. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Zig-zag stitch The Zig-Zag Stitch can be used when sewing seams.
* Center tracing under needle.5. Satin stitch can be used for monograms. 6. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Satin stitching Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Zig-zag Stitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 0-2 Foot: Special Purpose (J) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) Satin stitching is a series of closely spaced zig-zag stitches. * Pull threads to wrong side of fabric. leaving needle in fabric when turning. embroidery and applique work to produce a smooth satin-like finish. Block monogramming * Lightly trace letters on right side of fabric. tie and trim. * Stitch entire outline. 28 . * Practice to get desired stitch appearance. 8.
be sure to place the basting at least 1/2 inch (12mm) below the top edge of the hem allowance. * If layers of fabric are pinned together. turn the hem under. Position the hem under the presser foot with the soft fold resting against wall of the guide.5. You may want to baste the hem to hold it in place. Pin or baste all three layers together in place. Blindstitching takes a little practice. 29 . 6. It so. Do not sew over pins. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Blindstitching Blindstitching provides a durable hem finish that can be used on a variety of different weight fabrics. however. as shown. creating a soft told from the top edge of hem. Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Blindstitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 Foot: Special for blindstitch Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) Prepare the hem by folding it and pressing it in the usual way. so make a test sample first. Adjust stitch width it necessary. * Lower the presser foot and begin sewing making certain the straight stitches fail on the edge of the hem and the zig-zag stitches just pierce the soft told of the work. With the wrong side of fabric uppermost. guide the hem edge in a straight line and feed the soft told evenly against the wall of the guide. remove pins as you come to them. as shown. 8. While stitching. as shown.
Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Blindstitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 Foot: General Purpose (B) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) * Make a test sample to adjust thread tension and stitch length to suit your fabric. towards the center of the garment. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Ladder seams A ladder seam. 6. allow 5/8 inch (16mm) seam allowance. * When stitching is completed. decoratively constructed seams and edge finishes for collars. * Position fabric so that the large zig-zag stitches tall on the stitching line. 8. Appropriate for stretch and knitted fabrics. pockets and necklines in sportwear and swimwear. 30 . Baste seam line. open the seam by pulling the fabric back on opposite sides of seam to produce a ladder effect and press seam allowances. Needle thread tension should be lighter than normal.5. it provides stretchable. * Cut and fit garment. made with blindstitching is functional and decorative at the same time.
Recommended settings Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: l-2 Foot: Special Purpose (J) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) Mending a tear * Trim ragged edges of tear. * Bring the edges of tear together and baste lining to wrong side of fabric. under foot. sew over tear again. joining or reinforcing can all be done using the Multi-Stitch Zig-Zag. * Place tear. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Multi-stitch zig-zag Mending. 31 . * Cut a lining for reinforcement. right side up. 6.5. * If necessary. 8. * Trim away lining close to stitching. overcasting.
32 . Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Multi-Stitch Zig-Zag Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 1-2 Foot: Special Purpose (J) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) * Mark start and finish lines of belt loop on fabric. * Stitch a bar tack about 1/8" (3mm) from the fold. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Bar tacks Strong multi-stitch bar tacks are effective for tacking belt loops on heavy fabrics such as denim. on beginning mark on fabric and straight stitch in place. * Trim raw end close to stitching and fold belt loop over. as shown. * Place one end of belt loop. wrong side up. 8. * Stitch second bar tack about 118" (3mm) from the fold. * Fold loose end of belt loop under and press it in place on finishing line. 6.5. right side up.
5. 6. 33 . * Divide elastic and garment into equal quarters. Now stretch elastic between the pins as you sew. using both hands to-hold elastic tight in front and back of presser foot. Lap the two ends and stitch. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines "M" Stitch This stitch can be used for stretch seams and decorative stitching. Elastic insertion Recommended Settings Stitch Selection: "M" Stitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 1-2 Foot: Special Purpose (J) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) * Fit elastic for snugness and allow 1 inch (25mm) for joining. * Anchor the elastic to the fabric with a few stitches. 8. Place elastic over the fabric and pin the two together at these points keeping top edges even.
5. as shown. but before it is sewn together. * Position lace on right side of fabric and pin in place. Recommended Settings Stitch Selection "M" Stitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 1/2-2 Foot: Special Purpose (J) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) * Cut lace to desired size. 34 . turn fabric over to the back side and cut the fabric on both sides close to the stitching lines and remove. 8. * Place the work under the presser foot so that the stitches fall over the lace edges. 10 Stitch Sewing Machines Lace insertion Lace is inserted after fabric is cut. 6. * After both sides of lace are sewn.
* Position needle in fabric at point (2) by turning the hand wheel towards you. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 5 Four-step buttonhole (only for machines with 5. 8. * Mark buttonhole position on fabric as indicated in pattern. 8 and 10 stitches) Your machine makes buttonholes to any size you choose in only four. 35 . Recommended settings Stitch Selection Stitch Width: Foot: Needle Plate: Buttonhole Stitch Pre-set Buttonhole (L) General Purpose (A) Step A * Raise presser foot. 6. * Stitch down to point 3. * You never need to move the fabric or reposition the needle. * When making buttonholes on hard-to-reach areas convert machine bed to free arm sewing. * Place fabric under foot. 6. * Always make a practice buttonhole on a sample of your fabric. * Turn buttonhole dial to the buttonhole symbol (A) for the first step. * Center 3 red guidelines (1) of foot around beginning line of buttonhole. * Be sure bobbin contains enough thread.5. easy steps.
36 .5. 8. 6. Step C * Raise needle out of fabric. Step D * Raise needle out of fabric. * Stitch up to point (5). * Raise presser foot and remove garment from machine. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Step B * Raise needle out of fabric. * Turn buttonhole dial to the buttonhole symbol (D) for the fourth step. * Turn buttonhole dial to the buttonhole symbol (B) for the second step. * Make at least four stitches. * Make at least four stitches. sharp scissors. * Carefully cut buttonhole opening with a seam ripper or small. Clip thread ends. ending at point (6). * Turn buttonhole to the buttonhole symbol (C) for the third step. ending at point (4).
until the density of the stitches increases. 6. After the buttonhole has been made and the balance has been altered. turn the balance slightly to the left. return the balance dial back to its neutral position after all the buttonholes on the garment have been sewn.5. until the density of the stitches increases. A very slight turn of the dial will produce a noticeable change. 37 . * If the stitches on the left side of the buttonhole (11) are too open. there may be a difference in the density of the stitches on the right or the left side of the buttonhole. turn the balance dial slightly to the right. This is easily adjusted by turning the balance knob (1) in the center of the stitch length dial to balance the density of the stitching. * If the stitches on the right side of the buttonhole (1) are too open. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Balancing the buttonhole On some kinds of fabrics. 8.
when sewing tubular and hard to reach garment areas. The sewing arm allows room for cuffs to slip onto without being stretched out of shape. around the arm. Sleeves * Free-arm sewing takes the difficulty out of topstitching. 38 . pleats and waistlines. as well as to those sewn at home. 8. is simplified and made easier when you use the free-arm sewing capability of your sewing machine. allowing you to place your stitching accurately. Bar tacks * Bar tacks reinforce areas of strain and can be applied to ready-made garments. finishing waistbands and trouser legs rotate smoothly under the needle. 6. Buttons * Sewing buttons on a cuff or neckband is easy win free-arm sewing.5. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 6 Free-arm sewing Fabric handling. and you can also see and handle the stitching area more easily. sleeves. Use the free-arm surface to avoid fabric bulk around the needle when you apply bar tacks to pockets.
6. These may be obtained from your local Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Overedged Seams Needle Position: Stitch Width: Stitch Length: 2-5 Foot: General.5. Your machine is not supplied with the twin needle or spool pin. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 7 Twin needle sewing Twin needle sewing produces two parallel lines of closely-spaced decorative stitching. Purpose (B) 39 . You can sew with either one or two thread colors. 8.
* Thread the machine as you normally would for single needle stitching. and pass the thread through the left eye of the twin needle.5. making certain to omit the thread guide just above the needle and pass thread through right eye of needle. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine * Turn the machine off. as illustrated. * Insert the twin needle with the flat side of the shank toward the rear of the machine. * Insert a second spool pin into the hole on the top cover of the machine. Caution: Make sure not to use a stitch width greater than that what is recommended when twin needle stitching 40 . 8. * Draw both threads under the foot and back along with the bobbin thread * Slowly lower the needle into the hole in the needle plate by turning the hand wheel toward you to make sure the needle clears the plate. * Thread the machine in the usual way. * Pass the thread through the remaining points. 6.
* Raise presser foot and needle. * Replace needle plate. * Turn bobbin case holder (1 ) forward as tar as it will go. 41 . 6. locking bobbin case in place. remove bobbin and remove needle plate. Note: Turn handwheel towards you to check to make sure it is properly replaced.5. 8. To replace bobbin case * Guide forked end (2) of bobbin case under feed (3). slide it out from machine. To remove bobbin case * With a small screwdriver. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 8 Caring for your machine Removing and replacing bobbin case Caution: Before cleaning or adjusting the machine. * Open slide plate. * Draw rim of bobbin case under position plate (4). remove plug from the socket outlet. Be sure bobbin case is freely seated on hook race. * Insert bobbin and close slide plate. turn bobbin case holder (1) to the rear as far as it will go. * Lifting the left side of the bobbin case.
* Do not attempt to unscrew light bulb. Push bottom of face plate up and back until it is aligned with top cover. * Loosen and remove screw (1) located on face plate. * Pull bulb down and out of socket. make sure you have removed plug from socket outlet and remove face plate which covers the light bulb. 6. * Insert screw and tighten. 8. Be sure to replace the face plate which covers the light bulb beforeoperating the machine. * Push new bulb up into socket and turn in the direction of arrows until pins lock into position. * Remove face plate by grasping it around the bottom edge and pulling toward the left. This machine is designed to use a 15-watt maximum light bulb with a bayonet fitting. 42 . * Making sure the presser foot litter is up.5. then down and away from machine. replace the face plate by guiding front top corner under and behind lowest front corner of top cover. * Push bulb up into socket and turn in the direction of arrows to unlock bulb pin. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Changing the light bulb Caution: Before changing light bulb.
soft cloth and a mild soap. 6. with a damp. 43 . The machine surfaces and covers can be cleaned when necessary. * Bobbin case and needle plate areas. Remove lint and fluff from exposed parts and. with a lint brush clean these parts: * Take-up lever and thread guides. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Cleaning the machine Your machine is designed to give you many years of dependable service. Your machine should be periodically checked by your local SINGER stockist for wear. 8. * Presser and needle bars. take a few minutes to keep the machine clean. To ensure this reliability.5.
lubricate it more often than the guidelines suggest. 6. But it you use your machine more frequently. to ensure freedom of movement and to protect metal parts from excessive wear. The following general guidelines assume that you will be sewing several times a week. Approximately once a year. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Lubricating the machine How often you need to lubricate the machine depends on how often you use it and where you keep it. apply only SINGER* oil at the points shown. turn the handwheel slowly. When lubricating. 8. To determine which connectors move and need lubrication. SlNGER*oil is specially prepared and does not contain harmful deposits that can interfere with the smooth action of precision parts. lubricate all moving connections as shown. 44 .5. while face plate is removed. by hand.
5. 1. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Additional accessories Additional Accessories for your sewing machine are available for purchase at your SINGER dealer. Lint brush is used for cleaning hard to reach areas on your sewing machine. 8. 3. Oil container for machine lubrication. 45 . Button sewing foot (H) is used to hold any twohole or four-hole button securely for stitching. 6. Straight stitch presser foot (D) and needle plate (C) are used together when straight stitching lightweight fabrics or when your fabric or sewing procedure requires close control. 4. 2.
Remove work. A special button sewing foot (H). 46 . 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Attaching a button Flat buttons can be sewn on quickly and easily using the plain zig-zag stitch. Turn hand wheel toward you until needle rises out of button and is above the foot. when you begin to stitch. To fasten stitching. Lower the foot. 1. Move stitch width selector until needle is over the other hole in the button Then.5. 6. adjust width to (???) and take three or four stitches. 8. the bobbin thread must be brought up through the hole in the feed cover. may be purchased at your sewing center. draw threads to underside. Recommended settings Stitch Selection: Zig-Zag Stitch Needle Position: Stitch Width: Foot: Button Sewing (H) Needle Plate: General Purpose (A) Attach Feed Cover (F) Before you can attach a button. fasten. the needle should enter into the right hole of the button Take six or more zig-zag stitches to attach button and finish with the needle on the left side. 2. and trim. Set stitch width at (???) and needle position selector at (??) Position button under foot and lower the needle into the center of the left hole. 3.
6. the reminders below may help you to correct it. 8. 10 Stitch Sewing Machine Performance checklist Upper Thread Breaks When sewing difficulties occur. If you still have a problem. look back through this manual to make sure you are correctly the instructions.5. Is machine properly threaded? Is thread freely unwinding from spool? Is proper spool cap being used? Is needle correct size for thread? Is upper thread tension too tight? Is bobbin case properly inserted? Is bobbin rim free of nicks? Needle Does Not Move Is machine connected to electrical supply? Is the power and light switch on? Is controller connected? Is the handwheel engaged for bobbin winding? Needle Moves But Stitch Is Not Formed Is needle defective? Is needle fully inserted into needle clamp? Are bobbin and needle correctly threaded? Is bobbin correctly inserted into bobbin case? Lower Thread Breaks Is bobbin correctly wound? Is bobbin correctly inserted into bobbin case? Is bobbin case correctly threaded? Is thread hanging up on the slit on the thread spool? Needle Breaks Is needle straight and sharp? Is needle correct size? Is needle fully inserted into needle clamp? Are controls properly set? Are accessories correct for application? Skipped Stitches Is machine properly threaded? Is fabric firmly held down? Is needle correct style and size? Is needle straight and sharp? Bobbin Winding Difficulties Is thread unwinding freely from spool? Is bobbin winder engaged? Fabric Does Not Move Properly Under Presser Foot Is presser foot correctly attached to machine? Is thread end securely held at start of wind? Is presser foot lowered? Is thread hanging up on the slit on the thread spool? Is stitch length correctly set? 47 .
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We've moved you to where you read on your other device.
Get the full title to continue reading from where you left off, or restart the preview.