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Thread: Need some info on Child's Singer Machine

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    Super Member Nanamoms's Avatar
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    I purchased the cutest little Child's Singer on eBay. There was no manual with it but I figure "I" could guess how to work it. NOT...well I can thread it but I don't know how to get into the bobbin case. There seems to be a plate right under the pressure foot but I can't get it to move.

    It has the tinest foot pedal and runs off batteries. I bought her for my DGD but wanted to "play" with her myself. I can't wait until my DGD sees her!! :)

    Any info is appreciated. There is no model # on the machine...Just the Singer word. It is pink and light beige.

    Thanks!

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    Is this an older vintage type machine or a new one? Do you have a picture or maybe the ebay auction number so we can see what it looks like?

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    I recently bought a child's vintage machine and it doesn't have a bottom thread. It makes a chain stitch with only the top thread. I wonder if yours is the same?
    Pippa

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    you can visit the singer web site- and request a manual for it. there is a little book to go with that machine....was it used?
    my granddaughter had one a few years ago- it did not last long- i bought her an $89 brother from wallyworld very soon after that little singer (she was 4 at the time)

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    It nice to here a four year old is interested in sewing. What a great way to start.

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    Mine too :-) It only does a chain stitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippa
    I recently bought a child's vintage machine and it doesn't have a bottom thread. It makes a chain stitch with only the top thread. I wonder if yours is the same?
    Pippa
    i agree most childrens machines do a chain stitch no bobbin

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    I used to have an old Singer when I was a kid and it only did chain stitch, but it was manual. Funny to think of it as Vintage... Does that mean I am getting old??? Lol

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

    Here is the eBay listing. I never thought about it just doing the chain stich but makes sense because the needle is protected from little fingers.

    I'll check out the manual!!

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    I've got the little toy Singer all threaded and ready to go. But when I sew the Chain Stitch, the thread will pull out easily. The Chain Stitch itself is pretty. I threaded the needle from left to right because that seemed to be how the last thread guide feed it. Boy is it hard to thread!! All the manuals I've found are expensive compared to the fact that I paid very little for the machine.

    Any suggestions?

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    Chain stitches need to be tied off at the end of the seam. Think of them as being like chain crochet...
    :)

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    So do you sew past the fabric edge and manually tie it off? I feel so dumb.

    I did realize that it threads from right to left. My DGD was here and kept saying "Nana, when can "I" sew?" I felt so unworthy!! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Chain stitches need to be tied off at the end of the seam. Think of them as being like chain crochet...
    :)

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