Singer W300 - English - User Manual

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Singer W300 - English - User Manual

WARNING —

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ead all instructions before using (this appliance).

DANGER

When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:

An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. Always unplug this appliance from the electric outlet immediately

after using and before cleaning.

2. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only attachments recommended by the manufactur

1. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when this appliance is used by or near children.

3. Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged. or

4. Never operate the appliance with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot controller

5 Never drop or insert any object into any opening.

6. Do not use outdoors.

7. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.

8. To disconnect, turn all controls to the off (“0’) position, then remove plug from outlet.

9. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.

2. Do not reach for an appliance that has fallen into water. Unplug immediately.

1. Always unplug before replacing light bulb. Replace the bulb with same type rated 15 watts.

3. Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink. Do not place or drop into water other liquid

er as contained in this manual.

mechanical adjustment.

free from the accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth.

— To reduce the risk of electric shock:

— To reduce the risk of burns, tire, electric shock, or injury to persons:

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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Do not use bent needles.

Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.

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Always unplug sewing machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or when making any other user ser

vicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.

dways use proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.


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1 Thread tension dial

2. Thread take-up lever

3. Bobbin winder thread guide

4. Carrying handle

5. Pattern selector dial

6. Bobbin winder spindle

7. Bobbin winder stop

8. Hand wheel

9. Stitch length dial

10. Reverse lever

11. Needle clamp and screw

12. Needle

13. Needle plate

14. Presser foot

15. Shuttle cover

16. Feed teeth

17. Presser foot thumb screw

18. Accessory box, extension table

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1. Felt pads

2. Bobbins

3. Oil

4, Screw driver (small)

5. Screw driver (large)

6. Needle case

7. Seam ripper

8. Buttonhole foot

9. Zipper foot

10. Brush

11. Spool pin

12. Sewing light holder (for replacing the bulb)

13, Quilting foot

14. Darning plate

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HOW TO CONNECT THE MACHINE TO THE POWER SUPPLY

1. Push the machine plug into the machine.

2. Plug the machine to the power supply.

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Note: Before plugging in the machine, ensure that the voltage and

number of cycles indicated, is conformed to your electrical

power supply.

HOW TO USE THE SPEED CONTROLLER (4C3 168 MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC)

Sewing speed can be varied by the foot control. The harder you press

on the foot control, the faster the machine runs.

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Note: By releasing the foot control, the machine stops running

automatically.

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Before using the machine, practice controlling the speed with

out threading.

switch

HOW TO REPLACE THE SEWING LIGHT BULB

Before replacing a bulb, disconnect the machine from the power

supply.

To replace the sewing light bulb, use the bulb holder which you

may find in the accessory storage.

Push the holder from bottom until the lug over the bulb and twist

the holder together with bulb counter-clockwise, until the bulb

is taken out.

To replace the new bulb, twist the holder together with bulb

clockwise.

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THREAD AND NEEDLE CHART

FABRICS THREADS NEEDLE SIZE

Fine Silk

LIGHT Crepe de Chine, Voile Fine Cotton

WEIGHT Lawn, Organdy, Georgette, Tricot Fine Synthetic

Fine Cotton Covered Polyester

50 Silk

MEDIUM Linens, Cotton, Pique 50 to 80 Cotton

WEIGHT Serge, Double Knits, Percale 50 to 60 Synthetic

Cotton Covered Polyester

9 or 11

11 or 14

Denim, Tweed, Gabardine,

50 Silk

HEAVY

Coating, Drapery and

40

Upholstery

Cotton

WEIGHT

14 or 16

Fabric

40 to 50 Synthetic

Cotton Covered Polyester

to50

Note:

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In general, fine threads and needles are used for sewing thin fabrics, and thicker threads-and needles are

used for sewing heavy fabrics. Always test thread and needle size on a small piece of fabric which will

be used for actual sewing.

Use the same thread for needle and bobbin.

When sewing stretch, very fine fabrics and synthetics, a stretch needle. The stretch needle prevents

skipped stitches.

When sewing very light weight fabric use stabilizer underneath as needed.

use

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CHANGING THE NEEDLE

1 Turn the hand wheel towards you until the needle is at the

2. Loosen the needle clamp screw by turning the screw towards

3. Place the new needle into the needle clamp with the flat side

4. Tighten the needle clamp screw firmly.

SELECT THE CORRECT NEEDLE

highest position.

you. Remove the needle from the clamp.

facing away from you. Push the needle up into needle clamp

as far as possible.

Blue tipped needle

Shank

A number indicating the size

RA BLUE TIPPED needle for

of needle is marked on the

shank. The higher the number,

the thicker the needle.

knits is supplied with the

machine.

bent or blunt. Always use a

Do not use any needle which is

good quality needle and change

the needle often.

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4. Sewing elastic casings in skirts or pants.

2. Sew in sleeves easily. This is especially true when sewing smaller

3. Applique, embroider or hem cuffs or pants legs.

garments.

1. Mend elbows and knees of garments easily.

You will find many uses for this free arm feature such as:

The free arm enables you to sew tubular projects more easily.

converts to free arm machine by removing the extension table.

This sewing machine can be used as a flat bed machine, or easily

FREE-ARM SEWING

Just slip the sleeve or pants leg on the free arm as shown.

As illustrated pull the accessory box foward you.

TAKE OFF THE ACCESSORY BOX (EXTENSION TABLE)


RAISING OR LOWERING THE PRESSER FOOT

2. For additional clearance, the presser foot lift can be raised higher

to place heavy or thick fabrices under the foot.

1 By raising or lowering the presser foot lift, the presser foot

SPOOL PIN

1. Take out spool pin from accessory box.

2. Insert the spool pin as illustafed in the direction of “arrow” intc

3. Put the thread on spool pin.

goes up and down respectively.

the spool pin base.

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Note:

the presser foot by lifting the presser foot lift.

1 Turn the hand wheel towards you until the needle is at the highest position. Raise

2. By lifting the lever on the back of the foot holder, the presser foot will drop off.

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1. Place the presser foot so that the pin on the foot lies just under the groove of the

2. When the presser foot lift is raised, you’ll find the presser foot is locked in place.

foot holder. Lower the foot holder.

To Attach:

Do not force the presser foot to remove it.

To Remove:

REMOVING AND ATTACHING THE PRESSER FOOT


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QUILTING FOOT

Machine Settings: Straight Stitch

Stitch Length 2

foot. Sew a 1,4 inch seam. To pivot at a corner stitch to the line, stop with the needle

down, and trun.

Place the fabric right sides together. Place the raw edges along the right side of the

Note:Do not sew with a zigzag stitch with this foot. The center of the foot does not have

room for the needle to swing.


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The bobbin

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THREAD TENSiON

Generally, thread tension should be controlled by the thread tension dial. Bobbin thread tension has been adjusted

at the factory and readjustment is rarely needed. Bobbin thread tension is just right when you can pull the thread

the thread tension dial, if necessary.

from bobbin case easily with a little resistance. Top thread tension may be adjusted by tightening or loosening

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The upper thread is too

tension for straight sewing

Properly adjusted thread

There are several reasons you might reset your tension. The best tension for one fabric may not be correct for

another. The required tension depends upon the stiffness of fabric, thickness of the fabric, numbers of layers

of fabric being sewn, as well as the type of stitch you are making.

It is better to test the stitching on a scrap of the fabric you are using before starting to make a garment.

the fabrics.

underside of

moving the dial to the lower number

moving the dial to the higher number.

Loosen the needle thread tension by

Tighten the needle thread tension by

needle thread The and the bobbin thread

center should interlock in the of two layers of fabric

of the fabrics.

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thread tension

How to adjust the bobbin


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THREADING THE BOBBIN CASE

Hold the bobbin between the thumb and forefinger of your right

2. Pull the thread into the slot in the edge of the bobbin case. Fig.2

hand and pull off about 15 cm (6 inches) of thread.

1 Hold the bobbin case in your left hand as shown and place the

3. Now pull the thread under the tension spring and into the thread

To insert the bobbin case and bobbin

out of bobbin case. Hold the bobbin case so that long

finger on the case points up. Open the latch of bobbin

Ensure that about 15 cm (6 inches) of thread extends

case. Slip the bobbin case over the center pin of hook

and press in place until long finger of the bobbin case

enters notch Release latch and press down 1//ziiatch

filled bobbin into the bobbin case. Fig.1

eyelet. Fig.3

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Take up lever

Thread following numbers - 0.

THREADING THE UPPER THREAD

A Raise presser foot lift.

B Raise takeup lever to the highest position by

turning hand wheel towards you.

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BRING UP THE BOBBIN THREAD

1. Hold the end of the needle thread with your left hand.

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2. Turn the hand wheel slowly towards you with your right hand

until the needle goes down and comes up. Then stop the hand

wheel when the take-up lever is at its highest position.

Lightly pull up the needle thread to pull up a loop of bobbin

thread

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3. Pull about 15 cm (6 inches) of both threads away from you

under the presser foot.

needle

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PATTERN SELECTOR

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Turn pattern selector dial until picture of desired stitch appears in

the pattern selecton window.

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straight stitch

zigzag stitch

triple zigzag (rick rack) stretch stitch

triple straight (elastic) stretch stitch

overlock stitch

smocking stitch

3-step zig zag

blind hem stitch

automatic buttonhole sewing

pattern selection wIndow

pattern selector dial


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STITCH LENGTH DIAL

To change the length of the stitches; turn the dial so that the

number for the required stitch length is at setting mark. The

numbers indicate the approximate stitch lengths in mm. The

lower the number, the shorter the stitch.

REVERSE STITCH:

Very useful for fastening ends of seams and darts without

having to tie threads, and for strengthening seams.

Press down reverse lever and hold for reverse stitching.

lev& and machine will resume normal forward sewing.

Fabric will immediately start feeding backwards. Release


STRAIGHT STITCH AND ZIGZAG STITCH

Presser foot

zigzag foot

Pattern selector ( ) (for straight stitch)

W ) (narrow zigzag)

(Mw’) (medium zigzag)

(A4W) (wide zigzag)

Stitch length dial 0.5-4

Begin Sewing

1 Be sure both the threads are drawn back under the presser foot.

2. Put the take up lever in the highest position and the threads under

the foot to the back and hold them with your left hand.

zigzag foot

3. Lower the presser foot, and press the speed controller gently,

then start sewing slowly.

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Sew a few reverse stitches by pushing reverse button for ren

forcing the end of seams.

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Raise the needle to its highest position before turning the

pattern selector dial and stitch width dial.

To remove fabric easily, stop sewing with the take up lever in

the highest position.

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Leave about 15 cm (6 inches) of thread through the needle.

a pair of scissors.

3. Cut threads on thread cutter at the rear of presser bar or with

away from you.

2. To remove the fabric, raise the presser foot and draw the fabric

and sew several reverse stitches.

1. For fastening the ends of seams, press down the reverse button

Fastening Seams

3. Lower the presser foot and continue the sewing.

2. Pivot the fabric around the needle to change direction as desired.

the needle down into the fabric. Raise the presser foot.

1. Stop the machine, and turn the hand wheel toward you to bring

Changing Sewing Directions


TRIPLE STRETCH STITCH

When sewing stretch fabrics, use this reinforcing stitch to avoid thread breakage. This is also very suitable for

seams that need great strength, e.g. crotch seams or pocket seams.

TRIPLE STRAIGHT STRETCH STITCH TRIPLE ZIGZAG STRETCH STITCH

Presser foot zigzag foot

Stitch length dial 4

Pattern selector (

Note: * Use a BLUE TIPPED needle.

The blue tipped needle prevents skipped

stitches, on knit fabrics.

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Presser foot zigzag foot

Pattern selector ( )

Stitch length dial 4 .


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stitches.

Note:

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Use a BLUE TIPPED needle on knift fabric.

The blue tipped needle prevents skipped

Stitch length dial 0.5-4

length dial 4

Pattern selector ( )

Pattern selector (

Presser foot zigzag foot

Presser foot zigzag foot

When smocking a garment, the stitching should be

overcasting seam allowances.

done before the piece is sewn into the garment.

be a series of small diamonds.

be used for reinforcing stretch materials and

of gathering, stitch over the gathers. The design will

This stitch is very suitable for darning tears. It can also

With a narrow strip of fabric directly under the line

3 STEP ZIGZAG STITCH SMOCKING STITCH


OVERLOCK STITCH

With this seam it is possible to sew seams and over cast the edges in one step. Perfect for knits and ribbing.

zigzag foot

Pattern selector ( ) I

Stitch length dial 4

Presser foot

Place the fabric under the presser foot so that the stitches are made

at the seam line.

Lower the presser foot and start sewing.

Guide the material lightly.

Sew on a piece of scrap fabric to check the machine setting.

Trim away excess seam allowance close to stitching.

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Note: Use a BLUE TIPPED needle for knits.

The blue tipped needle effectively prevents

skipped stitches.

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that zigzag stitch barely catches fold of fabric.

illustrated. Sew along edge of wrong side of hem so

Press hem in place Foid hem back to the right side as

Stitch length dial 3-4

Pattern selector (

Presser foot zigzag foo

BLIND HEM

affect.

increase your tension slightly to achieve the shell

NOTE: For tricot and soft knits--you may need to

right edge of the fabric when it zigzags.

When sewing this stitch, allow needle to just clear the

Stitch length dial 1 to 2.5

Pattern selector (

Presser foot zigzag foot

SHELL STITCH

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4 mm (1/6)

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SEWING BUTTONHOLES

The built-in buttonhole stitch makes it possible to sew buttonholes quickly and

easily without turning the material.

foot for sewing buttonholes.

Raise the foot and the needle to its highest position. Snap on the buttonhole

or tailor’s chalk.

Mark the location and the desired length of buttonhole on the fabric using a pencil

Stitch length dial 0.5 to 1

Pattern selector [ + + +

Presser foot buttonhole foot

Note: To find the most suitable stitch length, it is better

fabric.

When sewing very fine fabrics and synthetics, place

to sew a sample buttonhole on a piece of scrap

a piece of stabilizer under the fabric to prevent

Adjust the forward stitch lenght within the area of

the LI mark on stitch length dial.


Take

Sew

Note: For heavier satin stitched buttonholes, stitch the buttonhole twice.

Cut the buttonhole carefully with a seam ripper, taking care not to cut the stitching.

Raise the needle and set the pattern selector to2 .Sew 3 or 4 stitches to stitch the bar tack at the buttonhole

end,

Raise the needle. Set the pattern selector tQ .

3 or 4 stitches to bartack the end of the buttonhole.

on the fixed part lines up with the first line cn the left. (This is the end of the sliding of the foot.)

Raise the needle and set the pattern selector to .

the right side of the buttonhole until the red line

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up with the red line the button came to on the sliding part of the foot. 4

Set the pattern selector at 11 and sew the left side until the red mark on the fixed part of the foot lines 3

Remove the button, put the top thread under the foot and to the rear, and lower the presser foot.

beyond the button to allow room to get the button through the buttonhole.

button comes to. You will sew until the stitching reaches this line or in the case of thick buttons, to one line

Place the button on top of the foot against the needle and make a note of the red line on the left that the

Place your fabric under the foot and put the needle down into the fabric.

first red line on the sliding part.

Pull the sliding portion all the way toward you so the red line on the fixed part of the foot lines up with the

Snap on the buttonhole foot with the red markings to the left.

Always stitch a practice buttonhole on a scrap piece of your garment fabric then adjust stitch length as needed.

SEWING BUTTONHOLES (continued)


side of zipper.

Fig.2

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SEWING ZIPPERS

Raise the foot and the needle to its highest position by turning the

hand wheel towards you. Replace the foot with the zipper foot.

1. Pin or baste the zipper tape to the fabric and place it in

2. Sew on the right side of the zipper by guiding zipper teeth as

Presser foot. zipper loot

3. To sew the left side of zipper change position of the foot to the

Stitch length dial 2 to 4

Pattern selector

Attach snap on zipper foot so that the needle is on the left side.

position under the foot.

When starting to sew, both needle and bobbin threads ends

should be under the foot and toward the back.

close as possible to the needle. Before the foot reaches the slider

on the zipper tape, raise the foot and open the zipper while

keeping the needle in the fabric.

Lower the foot and sew of the the rest of the seam.

left side of the needle. Sew in the same way as on the right

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Zipper foot Needle

Fabric

Zipper teeth

Tape Zipper teeth


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See above for embroidery.

You may then determine the movement of the fabric yourself.

aligning two pins of darning plate with holes of needle plate.

There are a few times when you want to control the feeding of

raise presser foot. Place darning plate over needle plate

the fabric yourself. Raise needle to its highest position and

DARNING PLATE

on the right side of the fabric with a pencil or tailor’s chalk.

lt is recommended to mark the required embroidery pattern

(see page 15).

thread is not pulled through to the right side of fabric.

Set the needle thread tension a little looser so that the bobbin

While sewing the desired pattern, move the embroidery hoop

slowly and do not allow your fingers to get near the needle.

your hand.

Lower the presser foot lifter. Hold the embroidery hoop firmly with

machine.) Place darning plate over needle plate (see below).

Place the fabric in embroidery hoop. (Not included with the

zig zag

Pattern selector (cD ) or

Presser foot.

SEWING EMBROIDERY


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Replace the needle plate.

With a brush, clean out dust and lint clogged on the feed teeth.

the needle plate from the machine.

Unscrew the needle plate set screws with a screw driver to remove

Remove the needle and the presser foot.

It is important to keep the feed teeth clean for smooth sewing.

Unplug the machine from the power supply.

CLEANING THE FEED TEETH


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cloth.

To remove shuttle:

CLEANING THE SHUULE RACE (Bobbin Area)

Unplug the machine from the power supply.

Turn levers away from shuttle and lift out retaining ring and shuttle,

Raise needle to its highest position and remove bobbin case.

by grasping center pin.

Clean the under side of feed teeth with a small brush. Remove lint

and thread from all parts of shuttle and wipe with a lightly oiled

To reassemble.

Hold shuttle by center pin and place carefully back into the shuttle

race, forming perfect circle with shuttle driver.

position. Replace bobbin case with bobbin.

Replace retaining ring polished side out, making sure the bottom

pin fits into notch. Lock retaining ring by turning levers back into


TROUBLE SHOOTING: CAUSES AND REMEDIES

CAUSE

Needle not properly threaded

Thread tension too tight

Something wrong with the needle

Thread is too heavy for needle

Thread check spring is broken

Needle not properly inserted

Needle plate, shuttle or sewing foot damaged

NEEDLE THREAD BREAKS

Thread properly

Loosen tension

Replace needle

Change

Have a new spring fitted

Insert needle properly

Replace

BOBBIN THREAD BREAKS

REMEDY

Bobbin thread tangled because of incorrectly wound bobbin

Bobbin thread not under tension spring on bobbin case

Wind bobbin correctly

Thread bobbin case correctly

SKIPPED STITCHES

Needle not inserted properly into needle bar

Needle bent or blunt

Needle worn

Place needle properly

Replace

Replace

NEEDLE BREAKS

Needle bent

Needle not properly inserted

Fabric too heavy or too tightly woven

Pulling on the fabric

Replace

Insert needle properly

Use larger size needle

Do not pull

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TROUBLE SHOOTING: CAUSES AND REMEDIES

THREAD FORMS LOOPS

CAUSE

Thread tension not properly regulated

Upper thread not properly threaded and/or bobbin thread

properly wound

Thread size not suited to fabric

Thread check spring not working properly

REMEDY

Read instructions for regulating needle-and bobbin thread tension

Thread machine properly and/or wind bobbin thread correctly

See “Size of needle and thread”

Have spring replaced

SHRINKING OR PUCKERING OF THE SEAM

Tension too tight

Fabric too lightweight to support stitch

Needle and bobbin threads of poor quality

Bobbin thread unevenly wound

Read instructions for regulating needle-and bobbin thread tensions

Place stabilizer under fabric

IRREGULAR STITCHES

Use top quality threads

Re-wind bobbin

MACHINE DOES NOT RUN FREELY AND MAKES NOISE

Machine needs oiling

Dust and thread in shuttle

Drive belt tension too tight

Please contact local dealer

Read instructions on how to clean shuttle race

Contact local dealer

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