Dating a kenmore sewing machine
The Singer was a mechanical machine, not an electronic one.
I specifically chose it for gutting because of that.
And think of all the things you could monogram - you could name the machine and then artfully label its cover!
You could embellish a scrap of fabric with random single letters and make a whimsical clutch purse!
When it's positioned where you want it, remove the plastic card and lower the foot.
Another tip- on a piece of doubled muslin, make a sampler of one of each size of all the buttonholes, at least 1 inch apart. Use the sampler to test the buttons, so you will know which size is the best fit.
I bought a low end Singer machine two years ago and have had a lot of trouble with it.I am searching for a users manual for an old Sears Kenmore sewing machine model number 158.18030.I need basic users instruction as how to thread the machine and wind the bobbin etc.. Simonsue Hi there, I noodled around on the Internet a bit and found a source for older manuals.Only had it serviced once, and it's still running like a dream but it had no bells and whistles and I wanted to have at least zig zag, so I bought the Singer, and passed the Universal on to someone else.Boy was I sorry I let it go, once I found out how much I did not like the new Singer ! That's great to save the machine from the landfill, and you're right - it's a sturdier machine than anything made today. " You should give the buttonholer and monogrammer a whirl - they're fun!