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52850
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
! Knowing Your Sewing Machine
Identifying Parts .........................................
2, 3
Installing and Connecting
Machine ....................
4
Coverting
to Free-arm Sewing ..........................
5
Removing Bobbin Case from Shuttle .................
6
Winding the Bobbin .......................................
7
Threading the Bobbin Case .............................
8
Threading of Top Thread ................................
9
Using the Controls ...................................
10 - 17
Adjusting Top Tensions, Adjusting Bobbin
Tensions, Checking Tensions, Stitch Length
Control,
Stitch Width Control, Reverse Stitch
Control, Special Stitch Variegator,
Special Stitch
Dial, Pressure Regulator,
Feed Dog Control,
Sewing Light, Seam Guides, Presser Foot Lever
Accessories ............................................
18 - 20
Presser Feet, Needles, Needle, Thread and
Fabric Chart
Section
[[ Starting to Sew
Garment Construction
Stitches ......................
2 -' 4
Straight
Stitching,
Zigzag Stitching
Stretch Stitching
Special Finishing
Stitches
...........................
5- 18
Blind Hemming,
Mending,
Shell Stitching,
Buttonholing,
Button Sewing,
Bar Tacking,
Sating Stitching,
Appliqueing,
Writing
and
Monogramming,
Darning,
Zipper Application,
Box Stitching,
Decorative
Stitches,
Scallop
Stitch,
Arrow
Head Stitch,
Diamond Stitch,
Domino
Stitch,
Free-arm Sewing
Section ]][
Guidance for sewing on Stretch Fabrics ............
1, 2
Checking
Performance
Problems ....................
3, 4
Section _ Caring For the Machine
Cleaning
Feed Dogs and Shuttle
.......................
1
Oiling Under Top Cover Plate ...........................
2
Oiling Underside ................
; ..........................
3
Oiling in Face Cove Plate .................................
4
Parts List ...................................................
5, 6
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  • Page 1 52850 TABLE OF CONTENTS Section ! Knowing Your Sewing Machine Identifying Parts ......... 2, 3 Installing and Connecting Machine ....Coverting to Free-arm Sewing ......Removing Bobbin Case from Shuttle ....Winding the Bobbin ........Threading the Bobbin Case ......Threading of Top Thread ........
  • Page 2 _ { Needle Plate Stitch Width Control Feed Dogs Special Stitch Variegator Presser Foot Screw (Models 19370, 1560, 1521 only) 4_ Seam Guide Lines Reverse Stitch Control Thread Guide Stitch Length Control Needle Clamp Screw Light and Power Switch...
  • Page 3 31, FaceCoverPlate 25, ClutchKnob 32. Presser F oot Lever 26, HandWheel 33. ThreadCutter 27, BobbinWinder 34, PresserFoot 2,8, ThreadSpool Pins 35, Nomenclature Plate 29, Presser R egulator (locatedon the bottom of machine 30. BobbinWinderTensionDisc Model 19370)
  • Page 4 install machine cabinet, "Sears" handle facing you. position machine head cabinet case slopes in the same direction of the platform so that holes on bottom machine. (Fig. 3) machine match those on boards. Push speed control plug onto Insert washers and screws and tighten three-prong...
  • Page 5 CICi_'_ __'_"_' _ _ _ _ _ Remove the extension table from To replace the table, simply slide it along the free to its original machine by folding support position and place supporting leg in pulling table left, down position. (Fig, 1) (Fig.
  • Page 6 Pull bobbin case straigl_ shuttle_ See: page bobbin: See page 8 for re bobbin in case.
  • Page 7 Start machine. Wind thread until 1, Release clutch by turning clutch knob bobbin winder latch releases, toward you, Tighten clutch knob remove Draw thread from spool through bobbin, bobbin winder tension discs as shown, spool pins have been included with Putt end thread through...
  • Page 8 1, Insert bobbin into bobbin case its highest position, Holding latch making sure thread is coming from open, position case into shuttle, and bobbin as shown, release latch, Case should lock into place when latch is released, Pull thread through slot of case as shown, Hold needle thread...
  • Page 9 Fig. 4 Fig 5 Place thread on spool pin as shown, After the thread has slipped into with threading coming from hook. allow the spring wire to return back spool (Fig. 1.-a). Draw position by releasing the thread spool. thread through rear thread guide...
  • Page 10 Probably the most important control on,your machine is this one that regulates your top thread tension, It consists of discs between which the thread passes. The pressure on these discs is regulated by _urning the dial. The higher the number, tighter the tension, There are many reasOns for having to reset your tension.
  • Page 11 Bobbin tension requires adjusting less frequently than the upper thread tension, necessary to loosen the stitch is satisfactory but the seam puckered, it may Lhe tension on both the top and bottom threads. Be sure to balance them as !ndicated on page 10, When adjusting the tension on the bobbin case, make slight adjustments...
  • Page 12 The easiestway to check tensions is to sew a medium zig zag stitch on the fabric you will be using. Use the appropriate type of thread and needle, Use different colors of thread on the bobbin and upper spool, Sew a line of zig zag stitches. The bobbin thread should not show on the top of the fabric, Adjust...
  • Page 13 (Models 19370, !560) (Model 1521)
  • Page 14 (Models 1937, 1560) (Model !52!)
  • Page 17 Model 152I Model 1560...
  • Page 19 G __ _-_,_: _ _ _ _" __ _' _ _ _ _ _ __+_ _ i_ !i_i _ _7_ _ _ .._ _ _ __ _ __ __ _,.,_,_.,_ _,_ .._. _:_, _ _'_ __ _'__ _ __'_ in addition to the obvious controls o(your...
  • Page 20 ii i_¸ J_!
  • Page 21 The light and power switch shown left provides the electric current for the motor as well as the light, in or r to _erate the machine, this switch must be on, To turn on the light, depress tile switch, If you are interrupted while sewing must leave...
  • Page 22 9" _ ,'_ :__.i._ _ Z '_,. _ _ _:_ i_._ _ _ _.... The various presser feet that come with your Kenmore Sewing Machine designed to help you to do every kind of sewing easily and perfectly. To change the presser foot:...
  • Page 23 Use KENMORE needles, Th_ size of the needle should conform with the size of the thread and both should be suitable to the fabric (See next page]. Never use a bent needle or one with a blunt point. Fig, 1, shows you the exact length of your needle.
  • Page 25 Check the needle-it should be straight, properly set and sharp on the point, It should be the correct size for the fabric and thread being used. Change your needle frequently, Many of the new fabrics made of synthetic blends tend to dull the needles more easily than fabrics made of natural fibers, Before placing the material on the machine, see that the ends of the threads have...
  • Page 26 19372) _,_ (Models 19370, 152t, 1560) Special StitCh Variegator- Redmark on top (Models 19370, 1521, t560) Stitch Width Control --Red Dot Stitch Length Control - 8 to 12 Straight Stitch Foot You will find in garment construction that you are doing two types of sewing-...
  • Page 27 SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial- ,_ (Models 19371_ 19372) |,_ (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Special Stitch Variegator-Red mark on top (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Stitch Width Control - 2 to 5 S,titch Length Control ° Any setting except Black Zigzag Stitch...
  • Page 28 The stitches shown below are all for us_with stretch and knit fabrics, These are special stitches built in to the machine for your quick selection. " 1, Straight Stretch 2. Rick=Rack Stretch 3. Smocking Stretch (Model 1521 only) Elastic Stretch (Model 1521 only) 5, Overcast Stretch Serging or Pine Leaf Stretch...
  • Page 29 SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial- _ (Models 19371, 19372) |,,} (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Special Stitch Variegator- Black mark on (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Stitch Width Control - Any number 2 to 5 Stitch Length Control Zigzag Stitch Foot -Use this special stitch for_.o_.-pu--r_ose...
  • Page 30 •iiii•_ii ,_ _.__,,__i !i!:_ '_, This is the same type of stitch used by the garment industry in making sports - wear, It is used for seam_ of 3/8" 1/4"_ The seam is formed and finished in one operation, tt must be used when you are making swimwear, ski pants and other garments...
  • Page 31 _i_, _,_< _i!i "SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial - _ Special Stitch Variegator- Black mark on Stitch Width Control - 3 to 5 Stitch Length Control Zigzag Stitch Foot The serging or pine leaf stretch stitch is equally useful with woven and knitted fabrics.
  • Page 32 After the basic ,onstruct!on of your garment is finished, there are still many finishing touches to be done, To aid your completior_ of your garment, the Kenmore has been designed to do the following tasks that formedy had to be done by hand,...
  • Page 33 MENDING SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dia! _ _! (Model 1521) _;: (Model 1560) Special Stitch Variegator-Red mark on top Stitch Width Control - 4 to 5 Stitch Length Control - Any setting except Black Zigzag Stitch Foot To repair a straight...
  • Page 34 BUTTONHOLING SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial- "5 (Models 19371, 19372) _*_ (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Special Stitch Variegator-Red mark on top (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Stitch Width Control - Stitch Length Control - B Buttonhole Foot Mark your buttonholes on garment are sewing.
  • Page 35 t, Let the needlepterce the fabric at the marked top end of the buttonhole, Sl_de presser foot so arrow po nts to desired length (1,i/8" buttonhole set in illustration foot above,) Lower the buttonhoie presser foot, Start with Stitch Width:Buttonhole Control set as pictured in Fig, 1, 2.
  • Page 36 SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial- ,_ (Models 19371, 19372) (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Special Stitch Variegator-Red mark on top (Models 19370, !521, 1560) Feed Dog + Down Zigzag Stitch Foot Align two holes of button with slot of presser foot and lower...
  • Page 37 SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial _ o_ (Models 19371, 19372) |*_ (Medels 19370, 1521, 1560) Special Stitch Variegator_ Red mark on top (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Stitch Width Control - Any number 2 to 5 Stitch Length Control - Zigzag Stitch Foot Closely spaced zigzag stitches are called satin stitches.
  • Page 38 APPLIQUEING SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial- o_ (Models 19371, 19372) |,_ (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Special Stitch Variegator- Red mark on top (Models 19370, 152i, 1560) Stitch Width Control - Any number 2 to 5 Stitch Length Control,- Foot Zigzag Stitch Select an applique design to be applied to your garment and baste it in place.
  • Page 39 DARNING SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial- *_ (Models 19371, 19372) |'_ (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Special Stitch Variegator-Red mark on top (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Stitch Width Control - Red Dot Feed Dog - Down No Presser Foot Remove presser foot,...
  • Page 40 ZIPPER APPLICATION SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial- ,_ (Models 19371, 19372) (Models 19370, 1521, 1560) Special Stitch Variegator-Red mark on top (Modesl i9370,, 1521, 1560) Stitch Width Control - Red Dot Stitch Length Corftf'_r lO"tb 12 Zipper Foot REGULAR ZIPPER The foot is adjustable...
  • Page 41 BOX STITCHING (Model 1521 only) SETTINGS: Special Stitch Dial- Special Stitch Variegator-Red Mark on top Stitch Width Control - 3 to 5 Stitch Length Control _ !2 Zigzag Stitch Foot This is a good stitch to use in attaching or binding...
  • Page 42 The stitches shown below are decorative stitch p&ttern, useful to decorate your garments, These stitches are special stitches built in to machine your quick selection, Set each control at required settings. Reduce top thread tension slightly, To start decorative pattern at its beginning, stitch until...
  • Page 43 SCALLOP STITCH SETTINGS: (Model 15_ only) Special Stitch Dial - Special Stitch Variegator-Red mark on top Stitch Width Control _ Any number 3 to 5 Stitch Length Control, Zigzag Stitch Foot speedy decorative handling a raw edge is by using Scallop Stitch.
  • Page 44 DIAMOND STITCH SETTINGS: °, (Model 1560 only) Special Stitch Dial - Special Stitch Variegator-Red mark on top Stitch Width Control - Any number 3 to 5 Stitch Length Control- Zigzag Stitch Foot This is a series of diamond patterns is used to add professional touch to your sewing, such as blouses and dresses,...
  • Page 45 ii _ ¸_ ii:_i i_ii!!!!i! _ ¸_'_¸_ __,,_ _,_ C _i_ _:: _ _'_' :_ iiii _''_I!I iii_i This sewing machine can be used like a flat bed machine, but easily converts free machine removing exten'sion table. The free arm enables to sew tubular types of pieces...
  • Page 46 FEATHER STRETCH appliques, insert panels and lace (Model 1560 only) on lingerie and girdles. ELASTIC STRETCH Use to apply elastic. (Model 1521 only) Use on children's wear, baby clothes SMOCKING ._ ,.,,,'v >,,,,,v,,.,', (Model 1521 only) ,,,C'O0,.*XXX and lingerie, SERGING...
  • Page 47 Skiwear, Girdles Lace seam tape Zig zag stretch Pre-shrunk zippers Scallop stitch (Model 15601 Mending Stitch (Models 1521, 1560) Feather Stitch (Model 1560) New fabrics are coming on the market all the time. Remember that soft fabrics need stabilized little.
  • Page 50 CL_A_H_G O_L_i _G Fig, 1 Cleaning the feed dogs with a brush, To insure the best possible operation of your machine, it is necessary to keep the essent=a parts clean at all times, Usina_,.. small brush, remove lint that accumulates in the shuttle area and...
  • Page 51 Remove the top cover plate to oil points indicated. To remove the cover plate, unscrew two bolts on the top cover plate and lift cover plate.
  • Page 52 Tilt machine head back and remove base cover and free arm cover to oil points indicated on underside of machine, To remove base cover and free arm cover, remove screws (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) as shown below.
  • Page 53 Swing hinged face cover plate open and oil points indicated, iili_ _ ,_. _ I ¸...
  • Page 55 _ _:_ "_ All parts listed herein may be ordered from any Sears, Roebuck Co. or Simpsons-Sears Limited store or service center, WHEN .ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: PART NUMBER PART DESCRIPTION 3. MODEL NUMBER shown on the nomenclature NAME OF ITEM plate, (See Section 1, page 3 for location.) If the parts...
  • Page 56 r • SEWING MACHINE Now that you have purchased your Sewing Machine, should need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply contact Sears Service Center and most Sears, Roebuck Simpsons-Sears Limited Stores. Be sure to provide all pertinent facts when you call or visit, The model number of your Sewing...

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  • Diane Belzile Sep 23, 2015 10:28:
    Is it possible to have the manuel for kenmore sewing machine in french. The model is 158.17810.
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  • farida Sep 23, 2014 11:59:
    i was using the reverse button and it does not work now and the machine just goes backwards, what shall i do send directions