How to use Singer sewing mech. Adjustments

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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 11, 2017
    Hey Jeffrey- would love to help. What exactly are you looking to find help with sewing machine?

  • Liz Liz on Dec 12, 2017
    Singer has both commercial and residential type sewing machines. Also, they have various stitch types that may affect the method for repair. I suggest that you take it to a pro. Without knowing what the problems are, the model, and what led up to its issues, it would be difficult for anyone to assist you.

  • Liz Liz on Dec 12, 2017
    peacocks is apparently the closest repair shop

  • V Smith V Smith on Dec 12, 2017
    Hi, Jeffrey. I'm guessing that you want help on sewing adjustments. The feed dogs are the grippy teeth under the presser foot. You adjust them by raising or lowering. This adjustment is necessary when you want to free motion sew like quilting or when you sew leather or very fine fabrics like chiffon. On your bobbin's case there may be a small screw that is to adjust the tension on the bobbin thread. Above the needle there is a knob with single digit numbers, that is the adjustment for the upper thread tension. On the right side of the machine you can choose a stitch or pattern, the length or width of the stitch, and sometimes the needle position (left or right). If you are just beginning with this machine, make a few notes on what you do to the machine and what results that adjustment gives you. Always do practice stitches on a scrap of your fabric to make sure the machine is behaving as expected. Also of importance is knowing where to oil your machine. If your machine sits for months without use it needs to be oiled each time you fire it up. You do not need to oil it as often when you are using it regularly. Good Luck and if you need more specific info come back and ask. This is a large community with many talents.