Singer Touch & Sew Instructions

Sewing machines allow stitches to be made at home.
Sewing machines allow stitches to be made at home. (Image: Hemera Technologies/ Images)

The Singer Touch and Sew is an electronic sewing machine model that was originally released in the 1970's and enables users to make a a variety of stitch patterns and stitch widths mechanically. The Touch and Sew comes with built-in fashion discs, which allow users to change between a wide range of decorative and practical stitch forms. Early models featured dials that gave the user precision control over the speed of sewing, pressure, tension and even stitch length and width. Later models come with push-button stitch selection, making choosing and changing between patterns even more accessible.

Things You'll Need

  • Thread
  • Fabric

Connect the machine plug into the plug receptacle on the lower part of the back of the machine, and the outlet plug into the wall socket.

Turn on the machine and the sewing light by switching on the power switch located on the upper right hand corner of the machine.

Thread the machine. Open the top of the machine to access the threading components. Slip the spool of thread onto the spool pin, located on the top of the machine on the right hand side, and hold it there while you unwind the thread. Turn the hand wheel, located on the upper back of the machine, to raise the take-up lever to its ultimate position. Lead the thread through the tension discs, located on the middle top of the machine, and thread the take-up lever from back to front, guiding the thread over the top of the lever and into the eyelet. Thread the needle through the eyelet from back to front, leaving about four inches of thread exposed.

Wind the bobbin, located just under the plate in the base of the machine, beneath the needle. Turn the buttonhole dial to the "off" position. Move the bobbin push button, located on the edge of the bobbin, to the left position to engage winding mode. Wrap the thread around the presser foot screw, located above the needle, and hold it tightly with your hand. Push down slightly on the speed controller with your foot or your knee, activating the motor, and slowly run the thread around the bobbin for three or four full turns.

Start Sewing. Select the stitch that you want to use using the dials or the push buttons, depending on your model of machine. Place the edge of fabric under the needle. Sew your stitch.

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