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Thread: Will the REAL 15 clone please stand up

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    I'm on dial up so youtube videos are a time consuming thing to watch. What is so complicated about these machines that you need to watch a video to understand them? Just curious really.

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    well, I don't know but she made a really good video threading a 15 for dummies - my computer friend watched it and said he could do it from that
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    I guess I've been around these machines for so long that even though I can sew too good yet, threading them comes fairly easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I guess I've been around these machines for so long that even though I can sew too good yet, threading them comes fairly easy.

    Joe
    I think getting around the tension and getting the needle in right and threaded the right direction can be a learning curve - some people aren't as mechanistically inclined as some. Some people have used machines that thread front to back and it can be a learning curve to get a clone strung up right. Someone on QB also posted that you put the needle in the same way the throat plate is shaped - not true. The video covers stuff like that. I wold have loved to have had something like that when I had 7 girls taking 4-H and none had ever seen a sewing machine. If you don't own a manual, Muv's video about covers it.
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    If you don't own a manual .................

    On a lot of these machines you're up a creek with out a manual. THAT I totally agree with. I didn't think that far ahead.

    Like I've said elsewhere I watched my mom use the HOTHER for decades. I threaded it for her for years, I'm near sighted she was far sighted, so I could do the needle in nothing flat, she'd have to fight with it. I watched her thread the top so many times when I first got the machine to run I did it without thinking.

    So, yeah, MUV's videos can be very helpful.

    Joe

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    If you need a printed manual - just print one out... http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...uals/15-91.pdf it takes a bit to load - it's at least a free one
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    I love this thread! I am totally on board the 15 clone bandwagon now.

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    I wanna blue one. Seriously, for the last three or four months that I've been collecting and using these machines I've tried two or three times to score on a blue one. Haven't gotten one yet.


    Question: Did they make any of the HA-1 15s in zig-zag?

    Joe

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    Wow, puts my lowly Featherweight to shame.

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    Hello Eveyone!
    I just picked up this beauty last night for 10$ off Kijiji. Wondering if anyone might know anything about it. I believe it is a 15K Clone as it is similar to some of the other's you have posted. The decals though say it was made in Edmonton Alberta, its a Comrie Sewing Machine CC The number on the plate by the post is S115908. The motor is Good Housekeeper by Eureka model E20 and the foot pedal is made in Toronto. I have been searching online non-stop and can't find anything about it.
    Hope you can help!








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