Sears 385.12814 Sewing Machine User Manual

Starting To Sew
Now that you are familiar with the controls on your machine and with the accessories provided for the machine, you are ready to start sewing with your new Kenmore sewing
machine. Below are some good habits to follow each time you sit down to sew:
!, inspect the needle, it should be straight, properly set and sharp on the point. Itshould be the correct size for the fabric and thread being used. Do not be atrald to change
your needle frequently. Many of the new fabrics made ot synthetic blends tend to dull needles more easily than fabrics made of natural fibers.
2. Before placing the material on the machine, see that the ends of the threads have been drawn about 4 inches to the rear of the machine. Hold onto threads during the
sewing of the first 3 or 4 stitches of the seam.
3. Test the machine stitch on a scrap of the fabric you plan to use. The fabric should be double thickness, Adjust the machine for the length ot stitch and tension suitable to
the fabric.
4. Fabric should be placed under the presser toot with the bufk of the material to the left of the needle and the right edge of the material placed on the 5/8" seam marking on
the needle plate when making a simple seam.
5. Run the machine at a slow even speed. The mere pressure you put on the toot control, the faster the machine will sew.
6. Fasten each seam by back tacking, sewing a few stitches in reverse.
7. Always finish sewing each seam with the needle at its highest point.
8. Guide the fabric gently with your hand intrent of the needle. Never pull or hold the tabric in such a way that the normal feeding is altered.
9, When turning the handwheel manually, always turn it toward you.