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Kenmore 11682 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 SEWING MACHINE...
  • Page 2 This will help you service expense for conditions beyond our control. is always available at your nearest Sears Retail Store. machine or need parts and service, always mention the model number and serial number and serial number...
  • Page 3 Never operate the appliance with any air opening blocked. ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot controller free from accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
  • Page 4 If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any way." "Foot Controller Model YC-482P for use with Sewing Machine Models 385.1148x x x, 385.1158 x x x, 385.1168x x x, 385.1258x x x, 385.1268x x x, 385.12612x x x, 385.1278x x x, 385.11607x x x, 385.12710x x x, 385.12714x x x,...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    SECTION KNOW YOUR MACHINE A Portable Case or Cabinet is Available ... Locate and Identify the Parts ... Identify the Accessories ... SECTION PREPARE YOUR MACHINE FOR SEWING Set Up the Machine ... • Plug in the Machine and Switch on the Power •...
  • Page 6: Stitch

    SECTION KNOW YOUR MACHINE A Portable Case or Cabinet is Available A full line of sewing cabinets are available at your nearest Sears retail store or through our general catalog. Another option . . . buy a Carrying Case... then your Kenmore goes anywhere, can be stored any- where.
  • Page 7: Identify The Accessories

    Arm Cover Plate Hand Wheel Auto Clutch Knob Light and Power Switch Plug Connector Foot Control Needle Clamp Screw Presser Foot Identify the Accessories Carrying Handle Bobbin Presser Foot Lever Needle Free Arm Darning plate Nomenclature Plate Straight stitch foot Satin stitch foot SECTION...
  • Page 8: Prepare Your

    SECTION PREPARE YOUR MACHINE Set Up the Machine Plug in the Machine and Switch on the Power Power supply plug sPw°itwce_ _'_Power Plu_l connector Machine plug NOTE: Before inserting plug into your machine, be sure power switch OFF. Check your outlet to be sure it is a 110 to 120 Volt AC outlet.
  • Page 9: Setting Spool Pin

    • Adjust the Presser Foot Lever Setting Spool Pin Spool pin Normal position High position Presser The spool pin is used for holding the spool of thread in order to feed thread to the presser foot. machine. You can raise it about To use, pull up the spool pin.
  • Page 10: Set Up The Machine ......................... 4

    SECTION PREPARE YOUR MACHINE Set Up the Machine (Continued) • Free-ArmSewing: the Removable = Accessory StorageBox ExtensionTable To Remove the Extension Table box lifts open toward (for free-arm sewing) Grip the table with your index finger Sewing and thumb, as shown, ently located Pull gently...
  • Page 11: Check Your Needle

    Canvas r, , on a½ttyp_of fabric TS_GREEN these Stretch Fabric: 11-BLUE Polyester Double Knits, (STRETCH Nylon Tricot, Jersey, FABRIC Sears Stretch Terry, Spandex, NEEDLE) Cire Tricot PREPARE YOUR MACHINE FOR SEWING RECOMMENDED THREAD SIZE STITCH LENGTH SETTING Polyester Core/Cotton Wrap...
  • Page 12: Prepare The Bobbin

    SECTION PREPARE YOUR MACHINE FOR SEWING Prepare the Bobbin • To Remove the Bobbin Case from the Machine remove bobbin Remove the extension table from machine by pulling it to tle, pul! open latch left. Open shuttle cover Pull bobbin case straight pulling down...
  • Page 13: Insert The Bobbin Into The Bobbin Case

    Wind the Bobbin (Continued) Draw thread from spool through Pull end of thread through hole in bobbin as shown. bobbin winding tension disc as shown. • Insert the Bobbin into the Bobbin Case Place bobbin in bobbin case Pull thread through slot of case making sure thread feeds clock- as shown.
  • Page 14: Prepare Your Top Thread

    SECTION PREPARE YOUR MACHINE FOR SEWING Prepare Your Top Thread • Thread Your Needle The numbered steps above follow the numbers on the illustrations. Dotted lines show places where thread loops and then is pulled tight. Raise take-up lever to its highest position by turning hand wheel toward...
  • Page 15 Pick Up Your Bobbin Thread Raise presser foot lever. Hold top Bring thread loosely in left hand and rotate top thread, handwheel toward you one complete turn. If you cannot pick up bobbin thread by following steps given above, then check: Is needle threaded from front to back? Are 3 t-0-_'lTn-_nes of thread com;ng from the shuttle? Is thread from shuttle tangled?
  • Page 16: The Top T

    SECTION PREPARE YOUR MACHINE Adjust the Top Thread Tension Top side of fabric Setting Loosen ooI}! thread Tighten thread For Straight Stitch ideal straight stitch will have threads locked between fabric, as shown above, magnified to show detail. If you look at the stitch, front...
  • Page 17 For Zigzag Stitch In the correct zigzag stitch, the bobbin threads will not show on the top side of fabric and the top threads will show slightly on the bottom side. below for the correct appearance. To match this appearance, adjust your top tension.
  • Page 18 SECTION2. PREPARE YOUR MACHINE Stitch Selector Model 12781 Setting mark Stitch Se/lector "_* ch Select°r/ The stitch selector control not only determines the stitch you select, but also regulates the stitch width for regular zigzag and rick rack stretch stitches. The different types of stitches are designated...
  • Page 19: Adjusting Stretch Stitch Balance

    Adjusting Stretch Stitch Balance /Setting mark Stitch Length _oV,_ "_\ L___J oL,_ ,__2_,3_4_s I==, ___k' I I "_l • Stitch Length Cont_rol_ To select Stretch Stitches, set this control at • position. In stretch stitch sewing, Stitch Length Control should be in the detent position between S and L (•...
  • Page 20: Starting To Sew

    SECTION PREPARE YOUR MACHINE StartingTo Now that you are familiar with the controls on your Kenmore sewing machine. Below are some good habits Inspect the needle. It should be straight, properly afraid to change your needle frequently. Many of the new fabrics fibers.
  • Page 21: Straight Stitches

    Straight Stitches • Straight Stitch Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Top thread tension Stitch length control 2 to 6 control orange Raisethepresser foot. Raise the needle to its highest position. Place the edge of the fabric next to a stitching guide line on the Straight foot Zigzag foot...
  • Page 22: • Usethe Darningplate

    SECTION LEARN THE STITCHES Straight Stitches (Continued) • Usethe DarningPlate Topstitching Set the Machine Stitch Top thread tension control 2 to 6 Sor0etir_.t when ___v, you want to control the fabric youself. The Darning Plate covers the feed dogs so that they do not touch the fabric.
  • Page 23: Darning

    Darning Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Top thread tension Stitch length control1 to 4 controlany number Here's How Put the darning plate on the needle plate No presser (seep. 1_88). foot Remove presser foot Darning plate centered. between Draw the bobbin thread up through the Lower the presser bar and sew at a slow speed,...
  • Page 24: Basiczigzag

    SECTION LEARN THE STITCHES Zigzag Stitches • BasicZigzag Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Top thread tension Stitch length control 2 to 5 control orange Zigzag foot The Stitch and Its Uses The zigzag stitch is one of the most common and most versatile stitches on your machine.
  • Page 25: Satin Stitch

    Satin Stitch Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Top thread tension Stitch length control 1 to 4 control 0.5 to 1 Satin stitch foot The Satin stitch is a versatile and often used decorative stitch, but it can also be used to overcast a raw edge (for ex- ample, blankets, linens, tablecloths and napkins).
  • Page 26: Applique

    SECTION LEARN THE STITCHES Zigzag Stitches (Continued) Applique Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector thread tension Stitch length control 1 to 4 control 0.5 to 1 Baste fuse with joiner) applique pieces on the fabric. Stitch around the applique making sure the needle falls along the outer Satin stitch foot...
  • Page 27: Sew A Button

    Sew a Button Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector thread tension Stitch length control control 1 to 4 number (not Use the darning plate for button sewing (see p. 188), nec_adjust Set the stitch selector at " Align the both holes of the button with the slot of the foot and place the left Zigzag foot hole of the button just below the needle point.
  • Page 28: Overcasting Stitch

    SECTION LEARN THE STITCHES Zigzag Stitches (Continued) Overcasting Stitch Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Top thread tension Stitch length control 1 to 4 control 1 to 2 Helpful Hints Start overcasting about 1/8" inside the raw corner of your seam. If you start right at the edge, the fabric will bunch Zigzag foot up and...
  • Page 29: Overcast Stretch Stitching

    Overcast Stretch Stitching (Models 12781, 12681 and 12581) Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Top thread tension Stitch length control 1 to 4 control yellow position stretch stitch Here's How L__J Place the raw edge of the fabric to the LEFT of the needle as shown. Stitch so the needle pierces the fabric Zigzag foot just short of the outside edge.
  • Page 30: Three-Step Zigzag

    SECTION LEARN STITCHES Zigzag Stitches (Continued) Three-Step Zigzag Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector thread tension Stitch length control 1 to 4 control 0,5 to 1 Seam Finishing Place the fabric under the presser foot so that the edge will be slightly inside the right hand side of the presserfoot.
  • Page 31: Blind Hemming (Models 12781,12681 And 12581)

    Blind Hemming (Models 12781, 12681 and 12581) Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Light (Regular) Fabric Top thread tension Stitch length control 1 to 4 control 1 to 3 There are two blind hem stitches on your machine. The regular blind hem is used for woven fabrics. Zigzag foot wider and will "give"...
  • Page 32 SECTION LEARN THE STITCHES Buttonholes Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Top thread tension Stitch length contro control 1 to5 1. a. Carefully length on your b. Change foot. Sliding buttonhole foot c. Insert foot with ing running toward Adjusting the Stitch Density Depending...
  • Page 33 4. a. Set the stitch selector at 51 al Set the Stitch _iect0r b. Sew 4 to 6 stitches. b. Sew until marking of the buttonhole. c. Stop sewing at the right stitch. c. Stop sewing at the right stitch. sliding buttonhole foot...
  • Page 34 SECTION LEARN THE STITCHES Sew in a Zipper Fabric Preparation Set the Machine right sides the fabric Stitch gether and sew to the end of the zip- opening. the reverse to lock the stitches. zipper opening with stitch length at "4" and top thread tension...
  • Page 35 ZIPPER FOOT" zipper" "cording", at any Sears retail store, SECTION LEARN THE STITCHES Stop about 2" from of the on the zipper, Lower...
  • Page 36: Shell Stitching (Model 12781 And 12681)

    SECTION LEARN THE STITCHES Shell Stitching (Models 12781 and 12681) Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Top thread tension Stitch length control 3 to 9 control 1to 2 Here's How For best effect: set the stitch length as you desire. you may need to tighten the Zigzag foot top thread...
  • Page 37: Elastic Stretch Stitch (Model 12781 Only)

    Elastic Stretch Stitch (Model 12781 only) Set the Machine Stitch Stitch selector Top thread tension Stitch length control 1 to 4 control yellow position stretch stitch L__J Zigzag foot Choose this stitch to attach elastic to garments. Mark the elastic into quarters and match these to the center front, center back and side seams.
  • Page 38 SECTION PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS What to Do When PROBLEM Incorrect Improper Loose upper Irregular Stitches Pulling Loose presser foot. Unevenly Nicks or burrs at hole of needle plate. Pulling fabric. Incorrect Breaking Needle Incorrect Loose presser foot. Upper Bunching of Thread under Incorrect Using two different...
  • Page 39 What to Do When (Continued) PROBLEM Incorrect size needle. Bent or blunt needle. Skipping Stitches Incorrect setting of needle. Tight upper thread tension. Starting Improper Tight upper thread Breaking Upper Thread Incorrect _Sha_ eye in_. Nicks or burrs on shuttle. Nicks or burrs at hole of needle plate.
  • Page 40: Replacing The Light Bulb

    SECTION CARE FOR YOUR MACHINE Replacing the Light Bulb Cleaning the Machine To insure that your The feed dogs and shuttle is caught. Check and clean those areas about If you sew frequently, Clean the Feed Dogs Unplug the machine and open the face cover.
  • Page 41: Clean The Shuttle Race

    " • Clean the Shuttle Race This area must be kept free of dust, lint and occasional • about every three months. Center pin of the shuttle Lever CevGr Shuttle Lever Bobbin case . To Clean the Shuttle Area: To Replace Shuttle Assembly: Raise needle highest...
  • Page 42: Oiling The Machine

    In case machine is not used for an extended time, oil it before sewing. Use good quality sewing machine oil. One or two drops of oil is sufficient. Remove excess oil, otherwise it may stain fabric.
  • Page 43 ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, INFORMATION: 1. PART NUMBER 3. MODEL NUMBER If the parts you need are not stocked locally, your order will be electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Ref. No. Part No. 6st0 1939 813404013 6551 6552...
  • Page 44: 28_29

    Accessory storage box ... 2, 6 Adjusting stretch stitch balance ... Applique ... Arm cover plate ... 3, 38 Bar tacking ... Basic zigzag ... Blind hemming ... Bobbin ... 3, 8 "_ 9, 39 Bobbin case ... 8"9, 37, 39 Bobbin thread ...
  • Page 45 MEMO...
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  • Page 47 CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED This warranty gives you specific legal rights, ._-; SEARS, ROEBUCK WARRANTY MACHINE HEAD Sears will, free of charge, repair defects in material head. EQUIPMENT OF SEWING MACHINE Sears will, free of charge, repair defects in material...

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