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Thread: JCPenney 7064 sewing machine

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    I have this sewing machine, it was my first sewing machine. I bought it back in the early 90s i think. Do you know if this was made by another company? I have googled and googled but have found nothing on it.

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    Can you post a picture? I'm wondering if this is like the older Montgomery Wards machines. The one I worked on for my aunt was white plastic and a pretty basic machine.

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    Sure, here are couple pics. This machine gave me fits but i think alot of it was me :) It has been used very little so still is in good shape.
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    That's a little more advanced than my aunt's machine; has a variety of stitches which hers did not have.

    I'm not sure the manufacturer is important. Is there a specific reason why you are looking for more information about this machine? It's a good basic machine that I personally would keep for a backup machine. It's the type of machine I love to find in thrift shops for the non-profit I donate machines to. If it were dirty and kind of wrecked looking, I would be happy to get it for $30 or so. In mint condition such as yours, not sure what its value might be -- maybe $45-50? It's not old enough to be vintage or collectible, so most of its value lies in how it works and how it looks.

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    Yes, i am planning to keep as a back up but was wondering because i thought about maybe getting some different feet/foot for it. Are there universal feet?

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    just sent you a pm on your machine. In looking for feet, you might try universal or Brother products.

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    Thanks so much for you guys help. I didn't have a clue :)

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    It looks like your machine takes a short shank foot. These are widely available and fit all short shank machines. Here are websites with a little more info:

    http://www.clotilde.com/pages/which_foot.html

    http://sewing-machines.blogspot.com/...sser-feet.html

    http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/sew...sser-feet.aspx

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    Most store machines are built by another company. For example Maytag used to make Kenmore appliances, I believe that there is another company making Kenmore appliances now but I don't remember who the repair man told me it was. So, my guess would be that another larger company made the JcPenney's machine. You might ask a sewing machine repair person they might be able to shed light on who.

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    I was wondering if any of you could assist me on how to thread this machine. I got it from my step dad and it doesn't have a manual. Any suggestions on how to get a manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcey_amin
    I was wondering if any of you could assist me on how to thread this machine. I got it from my step dad and it doesn't have a manual. Any suggestions on how to get a manual.
    Here's a source for machine manuals and threading diagrams:
    http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...on_Manuals.htm
    http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...g_Diagrams.htm

    All of the old machines thread about the same and require oil in the same places (wherever two moving metal parts touch, except for gears which require lubricant instead of oil). I buy thrift shop machines to fix up for a non-profit and rarely need to look for a thread diagram or oiling diagram; they are all so similar. Here is a link to a diagram that works for many machines:
    http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diag...ng_Diagram.htm

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    Thank you so much for your advise. I really don't know how to sew very good. I kind of just fake it. But the last time I tried to thread it, it didn't work. I don't see this model on the websites that you have sent and I can't really make out what they are telling me to do. I know, what a goof, huh? HA! HA! I will just keep on trying till I figure it out I suppose. Thanks for your help though.

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    Experiment. That's how I've figured out some machines. Be aware that the bobbin thread is supposed to go in a specific direction; one thing you might not think to try is turning the bobbin over so the thread comes off from the opposite direction.

    Also, if you can post specifically what goes wrong when you thread it, we may be able to help. If it doesn't form a stitch at all, sometimes that means that the timing is off and needs to be adjusted by a technician; the problem may not be the threading.

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    Oh, that is interesting! So, it may not be me at all! I like that! I will keep working at it! Thank you!

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    Lisa,
    I have this exact machine but I don't have a manual. Do you have one?

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    I have the same exact machine, JC Penny 7064 but don't have the manual either. Right now I need the right way to thread the machine - I can find every model except the 7064. Can anyone help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monahudgins
    I have the same exact machine, JC Penny 7064 but don't have the manual either. Right now I need the right way to thread the machine - I can find every model except the 7064. Can anyone help?
    It probably threads the same as this one:
    http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diag...ng_Diagram.htm

    Most models from the same manufacturer thread the same, especially if they are close in model #.

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    I have this machine. I just bought it at a tag sale and it came with a manual.
    IF you have not yet figured out how to work it as this is a very late post to yours, I would be happy to copy this and send you a copy either via Email or regular mail. Which ever would be easier for any of you.
    Please just drop me an Email and put Manual, sewing machine in the subject line.

    Thank you and I really hope I can help those of you who do not have the manual.

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    I just bought this machine for $3 at a yard sale. yes that says three dollars. but i think the bobbin filler is broken. when i turn turn the knob to disconnect the needle from going up and down, you know so i can fill up a bobbin on top, neither part moves. the engine just revs. any suggestions. I too would just LOVE to have the manual? you can email me at [email protected] I am a grandma and mother to 5 myself. i've always just faked it off the littlr bit i learned in 7th grade, back when all little girls took home ec! funny. but I love to make culottes for my darlings. Thx in advance for any help. you have a great site here.mamak

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    plx see my message, sew4saura, on this same thread? yes i wld love to have a copy!

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    I was just wondering if you still have this manual? My grandma is giving my son his first sewing machine and it is a JC Penney 7064. I can't find a manual anywhere online grrrrr... I would be very happy if you could share the manual.

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    Definitely made by another company. Penneys, Sears, etc. never were in the business of manufacturing machines. They just had them 'badged' with their name by the manufacturer.
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    What does your manual say about the machine? Most manuals have a trouble shooting section. Last time you had it looked at? I probably give my machine fits.

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    Ladies don't forget a few drops of sewing machine oil in the right places too!

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    Searching for JCP7064 manual

    I just just bought this machine off of craigslist for $25, in great shape but no manual. I haven't sewn since home ec middle school, and I'm at a loss on how to thread. I know your post was old, but if you can still help I would greatly appreciate it!





    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggerdoo View Post
    I have this machine. I just bought it at a tag sale and it came with a manual.
    IF you have not yet figured out how to work it as this is a very late post to yours, I would be happy to copy this and send you a copy either via Email or regular mail. Which ever would be easier for any of you.
    Please just drop me an Email and put Manual, sewing machine in the subject line.

    Thank you and I really hope I can help those of you who do not have the manual.

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