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  • Page 1 OWNER'S MANUAL SEWING MACHINE...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Be sure to keep machine authorized dealer or service sunlight, adjustment. operate appliance with opening openings of the sewing machine and foot controller of lint, dust, and loose cloth. or insert any object into any opening. where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where is being administered.
  • Page 3: Sears, Roebuck

    SEARS, ROEBUCK Dear Customer: You have just invested in a very fine zigzag sewing machine. please pause for a moment and carefully read this booklet and care for your machine. Specific instructions are given on threading, tension obtain the best sewing...
  • Page 4 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 m the Machine and Switch Set the Foot Control •...
  • Page 5 • Gathering ..Straight Stretch[] Lock-a-Matic Seam [] Outline Stretch[] ... Saddle Stitch[] Zigzag Stitches [] _[], , [] and_], • Basic Zigzae • Satin Stitch Overcasting Stitch • Mending • OveredgeSeam • KnitStitch Double Edge Zigzag • Rick-RackStretch Automatic Darning •...
  • Page 6 Afulllineofsewing cabEnets isavailable atyournearest Sears retail s tore orthrough o urgeneral catalog. Another option.., buyaCarrying Case,, • thenyourKenmore goes a nywhere, canbestored anywhere. Fig. 2 Fig. 1...
  • Page 7: Locate And Identify The Parts

    Locate and Identify the Parts Thread Spool Upper Th read Gu ide Take-up Lever Top Thread Tension Control Face Cover Plate Thread Cotter Extension Table {Acc'esso ry storage b ox) Display sharpness adiosting knob Liquid Crystal Display _St_t Key board ch Pattern Chart Foot...
  • Page 8: Locate And Identify The Parts .............. 5

    Locate and Identify the Parts (Continued) Carrying Handle winder spmdfe Bobbin Bobbin w_ nder stopper Hand Wheel Light and Power Switch Machine sockets Power supply cord,,,/ Bobbin Hole for additional spoo] pin Large screw Prasser Foot Lever Small screw Free Arm Drop teed lever Additional...
  • Page 9: Set Up The Machine

    Set Up the Machine Plug in the Machine and Switch on the Power Power Power switch Machine sockets Foot plug Foot control Before connecting the power cord, make sure the voltage and frequency on the machine conform to your electrica_ power.
  • Page 10: Foot Controller

    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 21371 or YC-542 for use with Sewing Machine Models 385. 19150000 through 385. 19150999 and 385. 19153690." (For U.S.A. market only)
  • Page 11: For Sewing

    • Adjust the Presser Foot Lever posit_on position :OOt lever The Presser Foot Lever ra+ses and lowers your presser foot+ can raise it about 1/4" h}gher than the normal up posit+on easy removal of the presser foot or to help you place heavy fabr+cs under the presser foot, don't need a pair...
  • Page 12 Accessory Storage The iid of the accessory storage box lifts open toward you. Sewing accessones are conveniently located in the box. • Free-Arm Sewing: the Removab|e Extension Table The extenston table provides added sewing surface easily removed for free arm sewing. For free arm sewing, Pull the end of the extension table...
  • Page 13 Stitching sfeeves, waistbands, pants legs, or any circular garment area. Darning socks mending knees, elbows, or areas of wear in children's clothes, Sewing buttons on sJeeves, waistbands, etc.
  • Page 14: Foot Storage Compartment

    The Presser feet are an important feature of this machine. what each foot does in order to use them effective|% The Foot Storage Compartment with most of the presser feet is located accessory storage box. (See page 10), Automatic other sewing accessories wifl be found under...
  • Page 15: A. Zigzag Foot

    • Presser Foot Types Zigzag Foot Overedge Foot C; Overedge toot Zigzag foot Use this foot both straight This foot is especially cted stitching and zigzag stitching. casting seams. The smell black button on the right wire guides stde of the foot sets the foot the fabric, hold...
  • Page 16: G, Blind Hem Stitch Foot

    • Presser Foot Types (Continued) Blind Hem Stitch Foot Straight Stitch G:' B_ind hem H: Straight stitch foot stitch foot Use this foot perfect blind this foot exclusively hemming topstltching. straight stitching. foot ridges Stitch Patterns: bottom to keep the fabric from (Center needle...
  • Page 17: Check Presser Foot

    Check the Presser Foot Your presser foot _s held m place by a Foot Holder. merely snaps on the foot holder, which is seldom removed. If you need to remove or attach the foot hoJder, here is what you do: To Remove: To Attach: Presser bor_...
  • Page 18: Check The Needle

    • Black ,,,_r The choice of needle and thread depends on the fabric In your needle case, you will find the following color-coded Blue (1 1) for stretch fabrics Orange (11} _ for Iightweight fabrics Red (14) for medium or meElium-heavy Purpie (16) medium-heavy...
  • Page 19: Fabric, Needle, Thread And Stitch Length Chart

    Fabric, Needle, Thread and Stitch Length Chart NEEDLE FABRIC SIZE COLOR Lightweight: Battste, Dimity, Chiffon, 1 !_O RANG Silks, Fine Lace, Organza, Crepe, Taffeta, Voile, Organdy Medium Weight: Cotton, Cotton Blends, Percale, Gingham, Shantung, Pique, !4-RED Seersucker, Satin, Kmts, Su_tings, Linen, Woo] Crepe,...
  • Page 20: Horizontal Spool Pin

    • To Remove the Bobbin from the Machine (_) Remove cover plate (_)Takeoutthebobbin. sliding hook cover plate release button to the right. • Horizontal Spool Pin Ordinary Spool Small Spool Lift up the spool pin, Place the spool thread spool with thread extra...
  • Page 21 Wind the Bobbin Guide the thread around the thread guide. (_) Thread through the hole in the bobbin from the inside to the outstde. (_) Put the bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle, and push _t to the right. Stop the machine when it has made a few turns, (&) Depress the foot controt...
  • Page 22: Insert The Bobbin Into The Bobbin Holder

    • Insert the Bobbin into the Bobbin Holder (_ Put the bobbin into the bobbin (_) Pull holder so that the thread feeds toward counter-clockwise (left). slot (_), about inches thread (_ Then pull through the tension toward the back of the machine through the slot (_, thread clockwise...
  • Page 23: Prepare The Top Thread

    ¸ -- i ¸ ! Prepare the Top Thread e Thread the Needle Raise the presser foot lifter, Press the Up/Down needle position button twice to rinse the needle. (&) Draw thread into thread guide using both hands. Then down around the check spring holder.
  • Page 24: Pick Up The Bobbin Thread

    Prepare theTop Thread (Continued) • Pick Up the Bobbin Thread t_) Hold thread _ightly with Press your left hand. Twice. Bring thread. n_dle posit ion ... i_._/ button Up/Down Needle Position Button Pull both back to 6 inches of thread the bobbin thread up by pulling...
  • Page 25 ® Adjust the Top Thread Tension Top s_de ot fabric Setting thread Tighten thread For Straight Sotch _deal stratght stitch will have threads locked between fabric, as shown above, magnified to show detail. If you look at the stitch, front and back, you will gaps, that each stitch...
  • Page 26: For Zigzag Stitch

    : PreparetheT0pThrea d (Continued) • Adjust Thread Tension (Continued) For Zigzag Stitch tn the correct zigzag stitch, the bobbin threads will correct appearance. To match this appearance, adjust your Top tension Too Tight Top side of Fabric Bottom side of Fabric Tight: Corner of each z_gzag will...
  • Page 27: Main Function

    Main Function of Buttons Reverse Stitch Up/Down needle _" POsition 11 ,o,,oo Reverse stitch button Use th_s button secure seams. --reinforce edges of pockets: At Straight -_ )and Press button. machine you release the button. At Utility Stitching Press this will sew auto-lock and stops automatically,...
  • Page 28: Control Panel

    Control Panel Display sharpness adjusting knob Mode Button Twin Need}e Button Mirror Image Button Pattern Selection Button Memory Button Buttons Stitch Pattern Chart Liquid Crystal D_splay Stitch Width Control Button Stitch Length Control Button Message Button Editmg Button Direct Entry Stitch Buttons (#10...
  • Page 29: Mode Button

    e Mode Button When power switch Is turned on, the utility mode is set automatically. Press mode button, change block alphabet or script alphabet, The LED indicates the mode selected. Pattern Selection Buttons Pattern 30 Utility mode i'_ ® {-T_÷ F looh Ftashed ( :3 0 "e"...
  • Page 30: Memory Button

    Memory Button Memory Button, with Light, wilt "memorize" your pattern selection. Press Memory Button after select your stitch pattern. light wlll go on to show that the machine has recorded your selection. NOTE: are selecting a series different stitch patterns, must press the memory button...
  • Page 31: Twin Needle Button

    e Twin Needle Button • Editing 3ust press this button and the machine Use this button automatically reduces maximum check w_dth for twin needle sewing, nations Press button again single needle press again when sewing, and the light wiil go out, For detailed instruction, see page 80.
  • Page 32: Message Button

    e Message Button (Example) pattern [lo --0 root ^ I ISTRA!GHT STITCH'] _iVCH.,FooT:k I:E. When press message button, the message on the Hquid crystat scrofl to the left after 2 seconds. Suitable presser foot, Thread tension, Pressure shown on the liquid crystal display.
  • Page 33: Use The Seam Guides

    Use the Seam Guides Cornen ng gutcle The seam guides on the needle plate are engraved hefp measure seam width. lines are 1/8" apart, with the 5/8" and 7/8" lines marked. Turn a Square Corner To turn a square corner 5/8"...
  • Page 34: Dropping The Feed Dogs

    : Sewing on Heavy:Fabrics When sewing from 3 to 12 layers of fabric, such as sewing when hemming jeans. Use Foot A (Zigzag foot} with the black spring NOTE; This black button locks the foot so it does not give with Sew as usual.
  • Page 35: Basting

    • Basting Sat the Machine Foot ] Thread lension 0 to 2.5 Pressure Adiusting Lever: 0 Drop Drop teed lever Press the foot The machine automattcaUy. Zigzag foot Blue needle No. 1_ Hold place where Press the foot When adjusting and raise the feed dog.
  • Page 36: Darning

    Set the M;_chine + [io---O root A t Thread tension 2to 6 Pressure Adjusting Lever: F" Satin stitch foot Drop teed lever NOTE: NOTE: Drop the feed dogs. (see p. 32). Stretch fabric with hole center between embroidery hoops, as shown. Lower the presser bar and sew at a slow speed.
  • Page 37: Sew A Button

    Sew a Button Thread tension 3_o6 Drop the feed dogs. Satin stlteh Drop teed lever foot (see p. 32). Match the button holes to the horizontal slot on the presser foot. Lower the toot to hold the button in place. Turn the hand wheel...
  • Page 38 It's as easy at A -- B -- C Set the Machine Foot AJ $ [lo Thread tension 2to 6 Z_pper foot The Pin on the left hand side Attach the zipper foot, as shown, left side zipper, attach the foot holder to the right pins on...
  • Page 39 :Put in a Zipper (Continued) Zipper teeth (t/8") Sew In the zipper. FoJd back left seam allowance shown. Turn under ,the right seam allowance form a 1/8" _old. Place zipper teeth next 1/8"" fold and pmm place. NOTE: sure zipper (the slider) is at the top of the garment.
  • Page 40 10. Close the zipper andturnthefabrictop side up. Spread flat. Remove zipper foot attach foot holder to the left pros on the z_pper foot. Stitch across and below the bottom of the z_pper. Turn the corner and continue to gulde the foot along the zrpper teeth, as shown.
  • Page 41: Chart Of Sewing Functions

    W!:!"/ :i_?_i:_-_ Y!_ ! Z : ?_:" _?:_w Chart of Sewing F, u nctions Now that you are familiar with your machine and ready this machine performs and directs you to the proper FUNCTION STITCH PATTERN(S) APPLIQUE 30,31 BARTACK 13,14 BASTE 10,19 BATHING...
  • Page 42: Stitch Pattern Chart

    Stitch Pattern Chart Stitch Foot Pattern STRAIGHT Straight Zigzag LOCK-A- MATIC SEAM Zigzag STRAIGHT STRETCH Straight Zigzag ZIGZAG tregu|ar) Zigzag Overedge MENDING Zigzag Other Needle Thread Adjusting Tension Lever Attach. Quilter Check Regutar Cha_ Zipper foot topstitching, Blind on p. 17 gathering, stitch foot...
  • Page 43 Stitch Foot pattern OVEREDGE SEAM BLIND STITCH 8lind Stitch OUTLINE STRETCH Zigzag SADDLE STITCH Zigzag Blind Stitch BASTING Zigzag Other Attach. for overcesung0 fabrics needing seams on knits seams, tricot, seem. outfits. Basting, =;efer to Page Uses for knits and woven extra strength, for narrow...
  • Page 44 Stitch Pattern Chart (continued): Stitch Foot Pattern KNIT STITCH Zigzag TWIN NEEDLE STITCHES Zigzag Satin SCALLOP STITCH Zigzag FEATHER STITCH Zigzag DOUBLE EDGE ZIGZAG Overedge Other Adjusting Needle Thread Attach, Tension Lever Blue t11) 3 - 6 Use for swlmwear Twin Needle Use for sewing...
  • Page 45 Stitch Foot Pattern BLIND STITCH Stitch Blind SHELL STITCH Sattn IF) AUTOMATIC DARNING Buttonhole Sliding CUT-OUT WORK APPLIQUE Sat,n IF} Thread Other Adjusting Needle Tension Lever Attach. Use tot Check Chart overcasting. on p. 1_77 Check Fimsh hems, Chart Use on nylon overcast on p.
  • Page 46 Stitch Pattern Chart (Continued) Stitch Foot Pattern RICK*RACK STRETCH Zigzag Satin ELASTIC CASING FAGOTING Satin CROSS STITCHING Satin ELASTIC STR ETCH Zigzag Satin SMOCKING STITCHES Zigzag Satin Thread Adjusting Other Needle Attach. Tension Lever Decorate Check 2 _ 6 Chert on p.
  • Page 47 Stitch Foot Pattern SAND STITCHING Satin DECORATIVE GEOMETRIES Satin SHADING STITCH Satin STRETCH STITCH DECORATIVE I 67 Satin Thread Other Adjusting Needle Tension Lever Attach. 1 or2 Check Fill in designs Chart or Other on p. 17 Decorate Check _ne stitch Chart on p, 17 1 or2...
  • Page 48 Stitch Foot Pattern MONOGRAM Numbers, Letters, Period, Satin Space BUTTONHOLE Slidlng Buttonhole Bartack Rounded Keyhole Automatic buttonhole Other Thread Adjusting Needle Attach. Tension Lever Check Numbers Chart programmed on p. 17 Check Buttonholes Chart buttonholes. on p. 1j Bartaek Uses I Refer to Page 91 ~ 93 letters...
  • Page 49: Straight Stitches

    Straight Stitches When turn on your machine, it is auto- matJcally straight stitch Straight Stitch Set the Machine [io---e FDoT A ] Th read te nsio n 2to5 H: Straight stitch foot The Stitch and its Uses use your basic straight stitch many...
  • Page 50: Topstitching

    Topstitchlng Set the Machine --e root Thread tension 2to6 A: Zigzag foot G. BHnd hem stitch foot Stttch and Its Uses Topstitching emphasizes lines your garment and keeps seams and edges fiat and crisp, Accent suits or b_ouses with one or two rows topstitching around...
  • Page 51: Position The Needle For Topstitching

    :I?_C: f_ :i_! : :,:: , ::, : ,,: ... __ i(!i:!i::i:i?ii! ® Position the Needle for Topstitching needle can be positioned to the left, center right. i _o-_ wo.o t2.23 To position the needle to the left: can move the needle to any position desired...
  • Page 52: Pintucking

    Pintucking Sat the Machine + [Io--- ooT Thread tension ]'he Stitch and Its Uses Pintucks narrow tucks spaced close together to add design interest on such items as blouses and pillowcases, One pintuck form a permanent front crease on knit pants.
  • Page 53: Lea Rnth E Stitches

    • Quilting SettheMachine + (!0-4 F00 A ] Thread tension 2to 6 Quilter Zigzag toot Straight stitch toot The Stitch and Its Uses Quilting is stitching layers fabric together with batting between dimension and warmth. can use quilting on entire garments parts garments,...
  • Page 54: Gathering

    • Gathering Set the Machine Foot A ] Thread tension 1 to4 Zigzag foot [ lo w35L40) The Stitch and Its Uses Use this stitch to gather trim skirts, sleeves at the top, want more fullness. Use two rows of stitches. Here's (for medium weight...
  • Page 55: Straight Stretch[]

    straight stretch _] Thread tension 2_-0 6 Zigzag foot H: Straight stitch foot The Stitch and lts Uses This stitch is the stretch variation straight stitch, especially deveJoped for knits and stretch fabrics. This stitch can also be used for topstitching, A NOTE ON STRETCH STITCHING Stretch stitching...
  • Page 56 Locl_*_Matic Seam I _ Set the Machine " I [il z- 0oT Thread tenslon ,2to6 For general sewing, the tock-a-matic stitch the fastest way _o sew and secure a seam. programmed automatically reverse stitches at the beginning and when reverse stitch button is pressed at the...
  • Page 57: Outline Stretch[]

    OutlineStretch [_ Set the Machine FOOT Thread tension 3to6 Zigzag foot Blue needle No. 11 The Stitch and Its Uses This stitch pattern, a variation of the straight stitch, is a narrow stretch stitch designed eliminate puckering on knit fabrics and bias seams.
  • Page 58: Saddle Stitch[]

    Set the Machine root Thread tension 2 to 6 Zigzag foot G: Blind hem stitch foot The Stitch and Its Uses The saddle stitch is formed with one stitch foward, stitches backward, fourth stitch forward. can achieve a lovely hand-worked Iook when topstitching...
  • Page 59 i3NWr00T A 1 Thread tension 3to 8 Zigzag toot The St=tch and its Uses The zigzag stitch is one of the most common and most versatile stitches on your machine. it can be a utility stitch for sewir_g buttons. buttonholes, hemming, overcasting mending...
  • Page 60 Satin Stitch set the Machine t j3/vv_ FOOT Thread tension 3to8 Pressure Adjusting Lever: 1 or2 Satin stitch foot Zigzag foot Defeutt Stitch w_dth Stitch Length: as desired 02 to 1.0 {or as desired) The Stitch and Its Uses The Satin stitch is a versatile and often...
  • Page 61 • Overcasting Stitch set the Machine FootA Thread tension 3to 6 C: Overedge foot The Stitch and its Uses Thts zigzag variation very useful garment construction in finishing edges of any sewing proiect. Here's How The black ridge and brush and the guide wires overedge...
  • Page 62: Mending

    • Mending Set the Machine FOOT Thread tension Zigzag foot The Stitch and its Uses mending multiple zigzag is a comb- nation zigzag straight stitch. Use the mending everywhere would basic zigzag stitch. It has more strength, elasticity, and is flatter than a regular ztgzag.
  • Page 63: Overedgeseam

    • Overedge Seam Sat the Machine _5 _ FO0_ Thread _ens_on 3_o 7 C: Overedge foot The Stitch and its Uses This stitch pattern combines the straight and zigzag stitches, using the overedge foot, stitch overcast seams one step. It also is a stretch stitch _o provide elastictty knits...
  • Page 64: Knitstitch

    Knit Stitch Set the Machine ,00, Thread tension 3to 6 Zigzag toot The Stitch Set the pressure adjusting lever to "1 ", so that knit wilt retain its shape as This knit you are sewing. swimwear because amount of elasticity Here's How Place 5/8"...
  • Page 65: F Satin Stitch Foot

    ® Rick-Rack Stretch set the Machine Foot Thread tension 2to 6 Zigzag foot Satin stitch foot The Stitch and its Uses Sew on stretch fabrics in any area that might use a zigzag stitch. This stitch be used as a decorative stitch as welf.
  • Page 66 A_tomatic D ar_ing Set the Machine FOOT j ] Thread tension Start 2to6 mark Sliding buttonhole foot machine automatically darns rips Push foot Press down holes. Large and smatl holes can be mended quickly and easily with this unique stitch. machine t6 rows of darning, lock the stitches Buttonhole...
  • Page 67: Darning Small Rips

    e Darning Small Rips U_ULi Small rips can be repaired by programming the machine to sew a shorter darn. Begin the first of the darn stopping machine when you reach the bottom edge of the rtp. For example, you may on|y need to sew 5 stitches.
  • Page 68 Set the Machine [_ B,t Foot,. j_ Thread tension 2to6 Automatic buttonhole foot _ULLLj =rE:> B,2 FOOT N Rounded =L=0B,3Foot,! machine sews three different types buttonhole to meet every sewing need. three buttonholes are made in the same way. automatic buttonhole foot will...
  • Page 69 3. Depress the foot control and keep depressed until machine stops by itself, The buttonhole will be automatically sewn: the front bartack and left first, then the right row and back bartack. The machine will stop automatically. ]-L_ STEP !-[ ca sTEP ; RAISE FOOT PRESS BHI KEY 4.
  • Page 70: Adjust The Stitch Width And Density

    Adjust the Stitch Width and Density Stitch Width: [r'-i ws. o LO.41 stitch width button controls the stitch width, it is pre-set at "5.0" Press "+" or "--" to adjust the stitch width of the entire buttonhole. Stitch Density in Entire Buttonhole: 11-"1 WS.0 LO.4] ____I...
  • Page 71 Manual Bu_Onhoii:ng _ Set the Machine Thread tension 2to6 Sliding buttonhole to at Sen_or_ NOTE: not put finger, screw driver other object near or under sensor when sewJrlg buttonholes us{n0 sliding buttonhole foot Otherwise the sewing procedure the pattern indicator advance to the next steps.
  • Page 72: Stitch Density On One Side

    SIEP2 (_) Press the memory button. (_) Press the memory machine will bartack and sew The machine down the right side. of the Stop machine when the machine directly opposite first stitch on the left hand side. Stitch Density sTEp button, will autoqock...
  • Page 73 Setthe Machine Th rood ten,ion 2to6 this procedure when want achieve a taifored, more attraetwe raised buttonhole. Use fitler cord (at least 75 inches of heavy thread). Try a practice buttonhole first. NOTE: With the buttonho{e foot raised, hook the filler cord on the cord Bring the ends toward you under the buttonhole...
  • Page 74 H_imingla_d E_ging Stitches Set the Machine Foot Thread tension 2to6 Gt 8]imd hem stitch foot [ 28 WS, 0 L2.0] Stitch width: and [] YI :Z Hemming Edging garments, tablecloths, napkins craft items often required careful hand sewing to produce a professional, finished look.
  • Page 75: Blind Hem Stitch (Stretch

    Blind Hem Stitch (stretch) • Set the Machine Foot a Thread tenspon 2to 6 Blind stitch foot The Stitches and Their Uses Here's How The stretch Blind Hem Stitch is to be used stretch fabrics because It is the stronger and more elastic of the blind...
  • Page 76: Shell Stitch

    e Shell Stitch Set the Machine FOOT Thread tension 6to9 Satin stitch foot [ 28 w5.0 L2.0 j Stitch width: 4.0 to 6,0 The Stitch and its Uses The Shell Stitch is formed by sewing a blind hem over folded fabric, Several rows of shell...
  • Page 77 Scallop Stitch Set the Machine Foot^ Thread tension 3to 6 Z_gzag foot The St=tch and Its Uses Use this attractive scaltop stitch create scaf!op edges decorate your sewing projects, such as collars, pockets or place- mats, can create a delicate appearance thin fabrics,...
  • Page 78 • Cut-Out Work Edging and Applique Set the Machine Foot } Thread tension Pressure Adjusting Lever: Satin stitch foot The Stitch and Its Uses Cut-Out Work and Applique are the major uses for this stitch, but it can also be used to provide edging many...
  • Page 79: Reinforcing Stitches

    Reinforcing stitches • Feather Stitch Set the Machine FOOT A Thread tension 2to 6 A: Zigzag foot The Stitch and its Uses This stitch is strong, useful and decorative. can reinforce stretch and woven fabrics. use it sew spandex undergar- ments decoratively elastic...
  • Page 80: Fagoting Stitch

    Fagoting Stitch Sat the Machine Fo0T Thread tension Satin stJlch toot The Stitch and Its Uses Use this stitch to join two pieces of fabric create open work appearance design interest. other stitches that be used fagoting, see stitch patterns (p.
  • Page 81: Elastic Stretch Stitch

    Elastic Casing Stitch Set the Machine toot F] Thread tension 3to 8 Here's How Slide Satin stitch foot under through (sa'cm stitch). The Stitch and Its Uses Sew the Use this stitch to replace bias tape casings side _n such areas as wrists waists.
  • Page 82 Machine FO01 Thread te ns_on 3to7 Zigzag foot Satin stitch toot ===8=========== Twin needte Turn and unplug the machine Additional twin needle, Insert additional spool spool on it with the thread comming Press the twin needle button, Spool When threading the machine making sure you separete...
  • Page 83: Decorate With Geometric Patterns

    Decorate with Geometric Patterns Set the Machine FootF I Thread tension 2to 8 Satin stitch toot The Stitches and Their Uses These stttches ere purely decorative. can sew one row or several or vary the stitch width and length special effects.
  • Page 84 The Stitches and Their Uses Decorative stretch patterns be used for adding creative and personalized touch to the items you sew for your home and family.
  • Page 85: Cross Stitch

    Cross Stitch Set the Machine Foot l Thread tension 2to6 Satin stitch toot The Stitch and its Uses can make beautiful designs with th_s embroidery stitch pattern, in half the time it would take if embroidered bV hand. also combine cross stitches with...
  • Page 86 _ is_cki_ !i ! i__ii _i_!_i: ¸; _ ii_!i i i ¸ _ 'iiii_ _ i _ _:_i_i _._ _i _ Sat the Machine 2to6Thread tension Zigzag toot F" Satin stitch foot The Stitches and Their Uses Smocking is a delicate decorative treatment or children's...
  • Page 87: Sand Stitch

    Set the Mach ine FOOT Thread tension 2to 6 Pressure Adjusting Lever: I or2 Satin stitch foot The Stitch and Its Uses sand stitch fTIIs in outlined embroidery designs, Here's How Outilne the pattern with a Satin Stitch Set stitch width at "1.5", stitch...
  • Page 88 Set the Machine Thread tensio n 2to8 Pressure Adiust]ng Lever: 1 or2 Satin stitch toot The Stitches and Their Uses These stitches be used to quickly neat|y outline designs. Use them to enhance apptiques create your machine embroidered motifs. Pattern Here°s How Draw'the destgn...
  • Page 89: One Cycle Stitching

    • One Cycle Stitching ® _ Thread tension 2to6 Sad n stitch foot See the Pattern You will sew one flower. NOTE: Pro,sMomo_. [ o Press the stitch pattern. L--Cursor Single Unit Chart. The machine will sew a single pattern each time the foot control is depressed, Do not release the foot control until the machine stops automatically.
  • Page 90 Two Cycle Stitching ®® Prosstho Auto-Lock. Press t hestitch pattern. G, 5 9 Press t he next stitch pattern. (_) 5/ [ ® ® [_ Press Momory. [ _, 5_{51 DO _f,ash .___ Press the stitch pattern. Press Memory. Press the stitch pattern.
  • Page 91 Cycle Stitching by Pressing Mirror image Button Step Press the Auto-Lock. ®® Press Memory. ® Press the stitch pattern. @ ¥ Press Memory. ®® Press Memory, Press Mirror image, Press Mirror image, Press the Auto-Lock, ® Press Memory, After selecting patterns and pressing the _°_C_ 1...
  • Page 92 • Pattern Single Umts (Aid to Programming) > Jt 28--" The autoqock stitch is not programmed on above patterns, 26-- H 78 )°X::))° 55 Up to 31 patterns can be programmed in the memory. 11 BH1 BH2 BH3 The f°H°wmg patterns cannot be used in programmed...
  • Page 93: Memory Lock Alphabet And Numbers

    Memory Lock Alphabet and Numbers Your machine will sew the 26 letters of the alphabet (letters, numbers, punctuation marks end spaces) can be programmed. Each letter and number is automatically locked at the beginning threads. The chart below shows where to clip the extra threads, and numbers in block...
  • Page 94: Combining Letters In Block Style

    • Combining Letters in Block Style Step _'_--,* ---- FOOT ® ® ® ® 7" "Lflash ( T "*" _ ) ® ---[. SMITO _ flash S 14 1 TH +-flash (H_) S 14_1 THE] -_ flash • Combining Large and Small Letters Step ®...
  • Page 95 e Combining Letters in Script Style. Step FOOT F 0 LqT____. _" ® [_ ---I P E] _ flash ® ---[ "_ flash ® _---[ P • [3_ flash ® 2B ---[ S -_ flash ® S [3 *- flash ®...
  • Page 96 e Checking and Editing You r Program (Example) Check pattern combination before sewing. SI_'B *- flash ® I:I-'_KB RI_CDEFGH'÷] Press EDIT button, flash alphabet A and cursor alternately. (" -* "means more memorized patterns exist off screen after the ietter Move the cursor to right by pressing...
  • Page 97 _r To De|ere and Add Patterns: |Replace D with Z) L_ ! CDEFGH4 _flash ABC_.E,, _" flash {_D +_ 0 ) _flash _flash [ABCZEFGHI Press EDIT buttom Move the cursor to alphabet D by pressing width control Press pattern Press MEM button.
  • Page 98: To Adjust Distorted Patterns

    balance dial If decorative stitch patterns, letters/numbers manuel buttonholes are uneven when Vou sew on a particular fabric, adjust them with the feed balancing dial, * After sewing with an altered dial setting, you must reset the dial to" !> " e To Adjust Distorted Patterns Comperssed Patterns;...
  • Page 99: What To Do, When

    What to do When Condition The needle thread The needle thread The needle is bent The needle thread The needte is _ncorrectlv breaks, The needle thread rear of) the presser foot The fabrtc ]s not drawn The thread is too heavy for the needle. The bobbin thread Lint...
  • Page 100 Condition The needle The needle The needle _stoo heavy for the fabric Seam puckering. The stitch length The presser foot The feed dog is packed The presser foot The cloth is not feeding The stitches smoothly, The feed dog was not raised after "drop The needle Gathering.
  • Page 101: Cleaning The Machine

    Cleaning the Machine To insure that your machine operates at _ts best, you need to keep the essentlar Unplug the machine and remove the presser foot and needle, Remove the cover plate by sliding the hook cover plate release button to the right.
  • Page 102: Oiling The Machine

    Remove excess oil; otherwise it may stain fabrics. In case machine is not used for an extended time, oil it before Use Kenmore sewing machine oil. No other oiling is required. at least once a year. sewing.
  • Page 103: Parts List

    PARTS LIST ®...
  • Page 104 1. PART NUMBER 2. PART DESCRIPTION 3. MODEL NUMBER 4. NAME OF ITEM it the parts you need are not stocked locally, electronically transmitted to a Sears Repair Center expedited handing. Ret. No. Ref. No. *102869107 Bobbin box with 10 bobbins 802422002 •...
  • Page 105: Corded Buttonholes

    Accessories Accessory storage box ... 5, 10 Alphabet & numbers ... Appliqueing 43, 76 "Auto-Lock" pattern Automatic buttonholing 66_68 Automatic buttonhole foot 12, 14, 46, 66_68, 101_102 Automatic darning 43, 64_65 Additional spoo! pin ... Auto-Lock button Basting ... 33, 41 Blind hemming ...
  • Page 106: Thread Cutter

    Oiling ... Outline stretch stitching Overcasting stitching Overedge foot 12, 13, 41"42, 101 _102 Overedge seam ... Parts list 101_102 Pattern chart Pattern memory Pattern select_on Pattern selection button 26"-27 Performance problems 97"_98 Pintucking Portable case ... Power supply Power supply plug Power switch...
  • Page 107: Warranty

    IN THE Th_s warranty g_ves you specific _egat r_ghts, and you may also have other SEARS, ± WAR RANTY ON SEWING MACHINE HEAD Sears will, free of charge, repair defects head. ON ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT OF SEWING of purchase, Sears wiII, tree...
  • Page 108: Sewing Machine

    Machine, should _ need ever exist for repmr parts Be sure to provide aH pertinent facts when be shown on your nomenclature plate on th_= back of FQLLOWING INFORMATION: NUMBER "NAME OFITEM order will be electromcatly transmitted to a Sears...

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