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Kenmore 15/I649 Instructions Manual

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_ N S T R U C T I O N S
'_dODEL 15/I649
ZRG-ZAG
SEWING
MACHINE

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  • Page 1 _ N S T R U C T I O N S '_dODEL 15/I649 ZRG-ZAG SEWING MACHINE...
  • Page 2 Adjusting for Good Stitches Adjusting Pressure of Presser Foot Adjusting Tensions Applique Basting Blind Stitching Buttonholes Changing the Presser Foot Cleaning & Oiling Connecting Machine Darning Decorative Stitching Double Needfe ... Fastening a Seam Feed Dog Control Identification - Head Parts Inserting Bobbin into Bobbin Case Inserting...
  • Page 3 BACK VIEW Hand Wheel Clutch Knob Buttonhole Reverse Stitch Length Upper Thread Spool Pins 21• Pattern Disc Shaft Cover Bobbin Winder Tension Disc Upper 24., Presser Presser Control Needre Thread Needle Thread Guides Foot Knob Foot Lever Clamp Screw Cutter Plate...
  • Page 4: Connecting Machine

    INSTALLING AND CABINET Loosen the two hinge screws edge of the machine bed (1) cabinet cutout and tighten Lower machine head to front Screw spoor pins in place+ Lay the plastic discs over the spool accessory SEWING The sewing as shown, light switch switch...
  • Page 5 Heavy 4ercerized Medium Heavy drapery /tercerized heavy duty :otton 30- 50 Heaviest /tercerized heavy duty Heaviest NEEDLE SIZE KENMORE needles, The size of the needle size of the thread both material same size thread shoutd on the upper part of the...
  • Page 6 eedle at s highest osltiom Pull !'" i out latch. \_;.i Pull bobbin case straight REMOVING BOBBIN CASE FROM SHUTTLE...
  • Page 7 Place thread on spool post Draw thread shown m';,,s, Wind thread around bobbin a few times. Place bobbin onto bobbin winder shaft Push bobbin winder latch until it clicks WINDING BOBBIN Release clutch f_fF turning clutch zi,-_ toward machine, 7{!Z\O When bobbin winding...
  • Page 8: Inserting Bobbin Into Bobbin Case

    INSERTING BOBBIN INTO BOBBIN CASE Guide bobbin _1Pulf thread Pull thread Holding latch, CASE INTO SHUTTLE onto center of bobbin case, through slot under tension spring position case into shuttle, release latch_...
  • Page 9: Threading Upper Machine

    THREADING UPPER MACHINE Place thread as _ltustrated between discs of the Thread Tension Assembly Prevent the spool of thread from turning and by hotding the end Of the thread pull spring wire loop up and past the hook until the thread can be slipped into the hook...
  • Page 10 ! q _ti _ • _ _i_ _ !,:;,:_ • PICKING UP BOBBIN THREAD Raise presser foot lever Hold needle thread loosely left hand wheel toward one complete turn Bring bobbin thread up by pulting upper tration) Place threads back under presser foot...
  • Page 11: Basting

    Basting bottom thread if you prefer to use pins for basting, your KENMORE Be sure to keep the pins at right angles pin away from the presser foot. Also length Set lever...
  • Page 12: Adjusting Tensions

    Fig. 1 PROBLEM Upper thread too tight Upper thread too loose ADJUSTING TENSIONS A perfect stitch will have threads layers of fabric with (Refer to page 34) Decrease increase locked between no loops on top or bottom. REMEDY ¢%, ¸ ... Tension Tension...
  • Page 13 Whenstitchingis unsatisfactory as in figures 2 and3, adjust t heupper thread tension Lower thread tension requires adjustment less frequently than upper thread tension. When stitch is satisfactory, as in figure 1 and seam is badly puckered, the cause tight tensions and both upper and lower...
  • Page 14 INSERTING For all kinds of sewing, consult chart Before placing material on the see that : * The presser foot and needle clamp screws are both tight * The sizes of needle and thread suit the kind of work to be done, * The needle and take-up lever are at their h_ghest position...
  • Page 15: Changing The Presser Foot

    CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT The various attachment feet available fastened to the presser bar To attach the foot, raise the presser bar to its highest the presser foot lever Loosen the presser foot thumb proper foot, insert from the front Tighten driver and make sure...
  • Page 16: Setting Stitch Width

    ZIGZAG CONTROL SETTING STITCH WIDTH Insert disc # IA Turn stitch width setting between 0 and 4 on the knob increases from 1 to 4, Straight stitching width control on O setting and by remova| INSERTING PATTERN DISC 1 Turn hand wheel so that the needle is in its highest 2 Pull pattern disc shaft cover open 3 Push cam follower release lever _, to the right...
  • Page 17 This machine enables you to sew discs supplied with your machine. decorative stitches are made with plate The latter will vary slightly be changed if using any other length See page 25 it is necessary to reduce the upper width is increased, the tension should...
  • Page 18: Darning

    WITH PRESSER FOOT: Turn feed dog control to left, Press down outer ring of presser foot knob, see page 10 position, mending, darning, Stretch fabric tightly between Lower presser bar so thread will have some tension° back and forth to cover darning area., Then turn fabric to the previous stitching.
  • Page 19: Blind Stitching

    SEWING ON BUTTONS Use disc # 1A Align holes button with slot lower foot to hold securely. Drop feed wheel by hand until needle point is just above button, stitch width so that needle will align with Turn hand wheel again by hand so that...
  • Page 20: Buttonholes

    Use disc # 1A and special BUTTONHOLES Stitch length at red mark Buttonhole control Feed dog control Place the fabric, with the buttonhole tength marked buttonhole foot Without lowering the foot. at the beginning of the buttonhole red zone (ctosest to the needle) is at the mark buttonhole...
  • Page 21 Position Step Position Step...
  • Page 22: Applique

    ;ii _'_ _!;!_i! i_"_:_'_:'_'_' _'":t_ !_ii !i'_!_i! t _ APPLIQUE use disc#1A Baste cutout applique to fabric, stitch stitch length at the mark plate. Zigzag stitch around applique completely ing the raw edge SEWING ON LACE Use disc # 1A Set stitch width to 2,...
  • Page 23: Overcasting

    OVERCASTING Use disc # 1A stitch width to 4, stitch length Zigzag stitch around edge of fabric cover edge, WRITING AND MONOGRAMMING Free hand Stitch width 0 to 4 Feed dog control Right Draw initials or words to be sewn on fabric fabric into embroidery...
  • Page 24 NEEDLE )OUBLE SETTING THE DOUBLE NEEDLE Raise the needle to its highest position clamp screw Hold double needle assembly from you. Slip the needle as far as it will and tighten the screw THREADING THE DOUBLE NEEDLE Place a spool of thread on each spool pin through upper thread guides Pass a thread between...
  • Page 25 STITCHING decorative patterns are possible with Before starting any stitching operation, by turning the handwheel manually. fabric without touching presser foot and needie plate. The stitch width control must not be advanced beyond 2_ setting. TURNING A CORNER To turn a square corner when stitching stop stitching with...
  • Page 26: Synthetics

    SYNTHETICS Your KENMORE will sew the now fabrics of synthetic •Orlon, _*Daoron. rayon, acetate blends these, synthetic natural fibers When stitching a f_bric fibers, handle it as you would a material the fiber percentage For exampie, a fabric woven of 60¢.;- Orion...
  • Page 27 A,B&C Swing hinged face cover points indicated at end of machine Fig, and remove belt motor down gentty wheel Install procedure free from dust and efficient operation, a small brush KENMORE sewing indicated in figs plate open to oit head...
  • Page 28 emove arm cover plata to oi] points indicated aehine head To remove cover plate, take disc out from achine, remove top screws and lift cover _ay be necessary to clean the shuttie Raise the needle highest point and remove bobbin case Push levers sideways from...
  • Page 29 Tilt machine head back to oll underside of machine head Shulle Race Cover Shuttle Shuttle points indicated To reassemble, and fit shuttle place Occasionally, clean feed Race hold shuttle by center carefully into assembly opposite driver, Slip shuttle race cover into Snap the levers into position remove...
  • Page 30 3BLEM PROBABLE CAUSE Incorrect size needle Improper threading Loose upper thread _gular Pulling fabric tches Light pressure on presser foot Loose presser foot. Uneventy wound bobbin Pulling fabric _aking Incorrect size needle _edte Incorrect setting of needle Loose presser foot Upper and lower threads :hing of...
  • Page 31 PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSE Incorrect size needle Bent or blunt needle, Skipping Incorrect setting Stitches Tight upper thread Light pressure on presser Starting to stitch improper threading Breaking Upper Tight upper thread Thread Incorrect size needle Sharp eye in needle Improper bobbin Breaking Bobbin...
  • Page 32 PARTS LiST All parts listed here be ordered through your nearest Sears or Simpsons + Sears retail store, catalog sales office or mall order house...
  • Page 33 When ordering these parts, please be sure to mention the following references : Model & serial numbers of machine shown on the nomenclature Parts number(s) and description{s) When ordering by mail, prices will be furnished on request, or parts will be shipped at prevailing prices and you wil{ be biIled accordingly., Ref No.
  • Page 34 ADJUSTING YOUR SEWING When your sewing machine does not sew a properly Insert a new needle of the correct Consult chart on page 5 for needle size The upper and bobbin thread should be matched Check threading carefully., See page 9 Check the thread tension balance fabric...
  • Page 35 MEMO...
  • Page 36 SEWI_G _ACHtbJE SEARS, ROEBUCK CO., Chicago, IL 60884 U.S.A° SI_flPSONS-SEARS L_MITED, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Printed in ,Japan Parl No 69503...

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