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Thread: Necchi Lydia 544, anyone have one?

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    Wow so beautiful on top and what a mess on the bottom!! Yup every single one of my cams are broken. Looks like yours faired better. Good luck with it. I'm still having an eternal debate over mine. Since she's missing the foot pedal I haven't a clue as to whether she will even stitch a straight stitch. So good luck taming the tension beast. :P
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    Hello --- sorry I am late to your Necchi Lydia party

    I just opened my mom's sewing machine (she passed away in the 90's and I am just now getting the nerve to open it) and lo and behold it is a Necchi Lydia 544, complete with all the parts and the manual! If you are still in search of the manual, I would be glad to get a copy to you. It looks like a wonderfully solid machine. Can't wait to play a bit with it! I'm a weaver and sewing handwoven fabrics is tricky unless the machine is sturdy! I'm so delighted to find my new little gem!



    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I purchased a Necchi Lydia 544 at GW on Tuesday. The price was $29.99 but with I had a 10% off coupon and it was senior citizens 10% off day so she cost me $24.00. She does not have the cover, or any other attachments. But she came with the foot controller and I was able to plug her in to test the motor. She runs.

    I had to think long and hard about adding another girl to the hoard/herd but I could not leave her there to an unknown fate. I will have to find a manual because this sewing machine is not intuitive. I don't think I would have ever figured out how to thread her without finding a Youtube video. She is one grimy, dirty girl and will be today's cleaning project. I am fascinated by this sewing machine because she is so different in every way from any of my other sewing machines. I will be posting pictures of her later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artsymatilda View Post
    I just opened my mom's sewing machine (she passed away in the 90's and I am just now getting the nerve to open it) and lo and behold it is a Necchi Lydia 544, complete with all the parts and the manual! If you are still in search of the manual, I would be glad to get a copy to you. It looks like a wonderfully solid machine. Can't wait to play a bit with it! I'm a weaver and sewing handwoven fabrics is tricky unless the machine is sturdy! I'm so delighted to find my new little gem!
    Thanks for your offer. I did acquire a manual for Naughty Lydia. Naughty because I never could figure out the tension problem as she still managed a straight stitch. Naughty Lydia is still sitting in the closet for "time out". When you have a chance, remove the case and check if the plastic cam stack has fractures. If it doesn't you have a double treasure, your mother's sewing machine and intact camshaft.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Dear Caroline,
    my mother has not manual for her "NECCHI Lydia3 Type 544". Please, can you provide to me User's Manual for "NECCHI Lydia3 Type 544"? (the simplest is PDF file by email)


    Thank you for answer in advance.


    With kind regards


    Petr Hladik
    Czech Republic

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    Dear Proflex1,
    my mother has not manual for her "NECCHI Lydia3 Type 544". Please, can you provide to me User's Manual for "NECCHI Lydia3 Type 544"? (the simplest is PDF file by email)


    Thank you for answer in advance.


    With kind regards


    Petr

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    Quote Originally Posted by PECIK View Post
    Dear Caroline, my mother has not manual for her "NECCHI Lydia3 Type 544". Please, can you provide to me User's Manual for "NECCHI Lydia3 Type 544"? (the simplest is PDF file by email)Thank you for answer in advance. With kind regards Petr Hladik Czech Republic
    Petr, here is a link for the Lydia 544 threading diagram. http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diag...ng_Diagram.htm . The website also sells a copy of the manual, that is where I bought mine. The Necchi Lydia is notorious for having cracked camstacks. There is also a Yahoo group online for vintage Necchi sewing machines. You may consider joining that group as they may have a downloadable manual. Good luck.


    Sweet Caroline

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    Last edited by Caroline S; 10-26-2014 at 01:49 PM.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Petr, the link to order the manual, either hard copy or PDF
    http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/ins...4-lydia-3.aspx
    Sweet Caroline

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    Hi everyone! Yesterday I was given my Nana's Necchi Lydia 544, it appears to be in excellent condition aesthetically, has all the original attachments and its original user manual (woohoo!) but I haven't yet opened it up to see if the camshaft is still intact...
    Anyway, the machine seems like it wants go, however we have only been able to get it to spin and thread the bobbin and it won't actually sew.. Does anyone have any idea why that would be?

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