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Thread: First Time Sewing Machine Owner

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    First Time Sewing Machine Owner

    Well I don't know if this is the right forum for this. If not, move it if so desired. I received my very first sewing machine. An old Singer Sonata 6610 10 stitch machine. I have no owners manual for it, and the one I downloaded from Singer doesn't list a bobbin size for it. I did what I thought was right, and bought just some random bobbin from walmart. It's a size 15. But I think it is the wrong size, as the machine jams up within the first 3 or 4 stitches. Can someone please tell me what size bobbin I need for my machine?

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    You can always check the back of the bobbin package. They list the machines the bobbin will fit.

    Your machine appears to take class 66 plastic bobbins. Here is a link to what you need, although this bobbin is probably available at Walmart too:
    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/se...66-plastic.php
    Note that the Sonata 6610 is listed as one of the machines this bobbin fits ("Fits Singer models.........Sonata 6610.......").

    Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS on your first sewing machine!!!

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    Congratulations with your new machine. Yes, they had your bobbins in Wal-Mart. I picked these up (no.66), instead of the #15, which my machine uses.I use the incorrect ones to take with me, if I have some handsewing and I am not at home. I wind some thread on the bobbin and leave the large spools at home. I just have to make sure, that I keep them separated from the other bobbins, when I come back. Enjoy and before you know it, you'll be cruising.

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    How exciting, a new sewing enthusiast. I hope you find all the info you need here with these nice people and stay to chat with us.

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    TY for all the help. I'll go out and get the right size bobbin. Does 66 only come in plastic?

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    No, the 66 comes in metal also. You should get metal if the machine comes with a metal bobbin, plastic if it comes with a plastic bobbin. The newer machines are made in such a way that metal bobbins will wear out the casing. I don't know how vintage your machine is. If it's really vintage, then it was designed for metal bobbins. If it's a newer more plastic type Singer, then it may have been made for plastic bobbins. I'm not sure how you tell the difference with a used machine. With a new one, you always know because of the bobbins that come with the machine.

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    I'm not expert, I've read that if the bobbin case is plastic, it needs plastic bobbins. If the bobbin case is metal, either is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandish View Post
    I'm not expert, I've read that if the bobbin case is plastic, it needs plastic bobbins. If the bobbin case is metal, either is fine.

    Ooooo, I hadn't heard that before, but it makes sense. MyViking has a drop in plastic bobbin and the part is sits in is plastic. My Juki and Voyager have those metal bobbin case things and came with metal bobbins. You would have thought I could have connected those dots!

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    I'm thinking my machine was made around 1987. I bought a 66 plastic bobbin and the machine sews like a champ now. It more than likely needs to go in for a servicing because when I got it, I got it for free from the side of the road, and it looked like it had been stored in a barn for several years. Even had a mouse nest in it. I cleaned it as best as I could, and it sews great, sounds smooth as silk. The stitch selectors move with ease, and all the different stitches do appear to work. The bobbin winder at first didn't do anything, but I was able to work it lose, and now it winds the bobbin to the correct amount, then kicks the bobbin out.

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    Most older machines need to be oiled. You were lucky to find such a great running machine!
    Got fabric?

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    Here is a pic of my machine, and I need to figure out what presser foot I need for just every day sewing. The one that's on it now looks like it's been "modified" Will also post a pic of that.Name:  DSC01231.jpg
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    It looks like you have done a great job in cleaning it up. Congratulations on your success in getting it going!
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    hey that's really really cool that you were able to save the machine! and even better that it sews! Good luck sewing with her---and looking forward to seeing what you make!

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    I would definitely take her in for a well deserved cleaning/oiling/adjustments. Check around for good pricing first as there can be a big difference. They will also be able to help you with any questions you have about machine "how do I...." things. Have fun with your machine and remember that we will always be here to help you with whatever questions may pop up!

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    I am so happy for you - your first sewing machine! That foot looks like a standard zig-zag foot to me. It would be a general purpose foot and is a good one to have come with the machine. You should be able to find the feet you want to add to your collection without a problem. Congratulations - I hope you have lots of fun!

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