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miriam 03-30-2015 02:47 AM

Did you need to drop the serger needles a hair to get them in time with the hook or did they not fit in the needle bar because they are round? I haven't tried regular needles to see if they straight stitch but the 206 I have was sold because it had the wrong needle in it and wouldn't even straight stitch.

Ellpea 03-30-2015 08:12 PM

Miriam, my issue with the serger needles was that they were round and wouldn't stay seated in the proper direction. I had just taken that machine apart and put the needle clamp back on (with that weird little jig inside), and had a horrible time anyway even finding my way up through the clamp. (I wound up using a mirror and a flashlight with the machine tilted back so I could finally SEE). So getting that round needle organized just didn't work. I was just a *little* annoyed with the local sewing machine store... I had asked for the "DX-something F" needles, and they gave me the package without the "F", which I now guess means "flat" sided. But it's a family business, they'd just lost a daughter-in-law to cancer, and getting the wrong package just didn't seem worth complaining about right then. I still need to order the proper needles so we can do special stitches though!

miriam 03-31-2015 02:39 AM

I have wondered if you can put a different clamp on it but never experimented.

miriam 03-21-2017 04:07 AM

I have a 201 with the same needle clamp. Any others?

twinkie 03-21-2017 04:32 AM

Looking much better.

QM 03-21-2017 04:40 AM

You are very fortunate to have a DH who shares your passion. Good luck with the new baby.

miriam 09-04-2018 06:21 PM

This info should work for the SINGER 206 and 306 as well as the 319.
To clean the crinkle finish I’ve done well with Dawn and a toothbrush. Rinse carefully and get everything dry so nothing rusts.

soozieQ 09-05-2018 05:26 AM

That is just amazing ! I recently cleaned up my grandmas Singer that she bought when I was born. Because everyone smoked in the house back then it was totally gummed up with nicotine ,it is really sticky! I wonder if thats what was on your machine.

miriam 09-05-2018 05:50 AM

Very likely from smoking or an oil stove....

Sallybear6 09-05-2018 07:43 AM

Amazing before and afters! I hope she's humming along for you real soon!

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