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Thread: Please help

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    Please help

    Can Jim or anyone help me. I have a Domestic Delux sewing Machine from the 50's
    with no manual with it. It is a model 1366 (KAB_M). Sews great, but I cannot figure how to
    make it zig zag. Any suggestions please. Thanks and love this site. Will post a picture of the 1935 Singer we salvaged soon as I can figure out how to post it. I love the way it sews!
    Going to go look at the sewing machine I grew up sewing on soon. It is an old Singer treadle
    that was in the house when it burned down and I just found out it is sitting in my nieces's basement
    HMMM wonder what it will look like?

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    Oh sorry on above--it does zigzag, it is the embroidery stitches that I cannot make it do.
    It just stays in one spot and does not move. I do not know how to adjust the knobs.

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    I can try to help but I'll need a clear set of pics of the front, top and back of the machine. Especially the controls.

    But first I'd suggest popping the top off and oiling anything that remotely looks like it should move, then gently turn and move every control while you watch what it does.
    I still don't have a manual for my Alden machine and that's pretty much how I figured out how it works.

    If the old Singer treadle is fixable I'll try to help on that if I can. I'm a sentimental old fuddy duddy and family artifacts mean a lot to me.

    Joe

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    Does it require cams to make the embroidery stitches? You may need to adjust the stitch width. and, yes, post pictures...we love pictures! I have a DeLuxe Emporium, no cams, just the zig-zag stitches

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    I found this & hope it helps!!:
    http://homeappliance.manualsonline.c...g_machine.html

    Quote Originally Posted by new-quilterRN View Post
    Can Jim or anyone help me. I have a Domestic Delux sewing Machine from the 50's
    with no manual with it. It is a model 1366 (KAB_M). Sews great, but I cannot figure how to
    make it zig zag. Any suggestions please. Thanks and love this site. Will post a picture of the 1935 Singer we salvaged soon as I can figure out how to post it. I love the way it sews!
    Going to go look at the sewing machine I grew up sewing on soon. It is an old Singer treadle
    that was in the house when it burned down and I just found out it is sitting in my nieces's basement
    HMMM wonder what it will look like?
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