Using and Repair an Older Sewing Machine
In this post you find the manual of an old sewing machine like Singer. This universal instruction will learn you how to use and repair old sewing machine.
We have made this article also to give us a little more information about purchasing older machines.
Many of us have an older sewing machine whose age exceeds 50 years and more. These first models sewing machines were produced by Singer.
One hundred years ago The Singer Company was a leader of production sewing machines. By this reason many of old sewing machines have this name. In addition, many of other old brands have the same device that sewing machine Singer. For simplicity and with this in mind, we will be conditionally called these old machines - "Singer". Such sewing machine performs only one straight stitch.
Needle thread tension assemble.
You have tightened the thread tension with a control dial as far as it will go but the thread is still loose and bunching up on the bottom of the material. You have tried many ways to fix this problem but unsuccessfully. Try to remove the tensioner with the machine and disassemble it. Sometimes it needs to clean the tensioner from the dust, thread scraps etc.
If lift up the presser bar lifter the tension discs should move apart, the thread tension will weaken and vice versa.
Screw 1 holds thread tension assemble in the housing. If you loosen the screw 2 thread thread's tension assemble can be rotated in a clockwise direction and vice versa.
The parts of needle thread tension assemble an old sewing machine Singer.
Steps of installation sequence the parts marked with numbers.
Hand wheel (machine pulley) used to beginning of sewing. First stitches better to do manually, move the needle up and down using this hand wheel.
You also use the machine pulley to disengage moving of sewing machine during winding the thread on the bobbin.
If you need to remove the flywheel from the shaft you must abide by two rules. First, this washer has two positions; you can select the right position only empirically. Second, the "petals" have only one position - they should be aimed upward only.
If the thread on the bobbin wound poorly, loosen this screw and adjust the position bobbin winder.
These screws hold the bobbin winder on the housing an old sewing machine like Singer.
Check the tightening degree and to fix.
Old sewing machines are often for years without a work. Be sure to remove all covers and inspect all mechanisms and parts a sewing machine. You need to clean the surfaces and lubricate all mechanisms with a special oil.
Note: use oil designed for sewing equipment only!
This is the presser foot lever. This lever lowers the presser foot into fabric. When you need to move your garment forward or toward lifts it up.
Here is a fixing screw of the presser foot lever.
This is a fixing screw of the sewing needle. The needle an old Singer sewing machine is clamped with a screwdriver. Be careful, too much effort is bad.
If insert in this hole a short flathead screwdriver you can raise or lower a vertical needle bar. Its position need to be adjusted if the sewing line has many skipped stitches.
All rotating and sliding parts must be oiled in time.
Especially carefully and abundantly necessary need to lubricate internal mechanisms.
Tip: during oiling a sewing machine rotate the machine pulley slowly.
Feed dogs an older sewing machine. The metal strips with many little teeth that stick up from the needle plate and move your fabric along as you sew. They also need to be cleaned periodically. Depending on how often you use the sewing machine the feed dogs must be cleaned at least once a year.
Tip: for cleaning use a stiff brush.
The shuttle hook and bobbin case are considered to be the heart of any models the sewing machines.
The metal bobbin case has many models the sewing machines like Singer.
Old sewing machines Singer have the shuttle hook device that have a long service life.
Cleaning and oiling sewing machine Singer. Timely cleaning and oiling ensure the best quality of work your sewing machines.
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