Singer Zigzag A2202 Instructions

The child-friendly Singer A2202 creates straight and zigzag lines.
The child-friendly Singer A2202 creates straight and zigzag lines. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

The Singer ZigZag A2202 is a battery-operated, chainstitch sewing machine designed for children ages 6 and up. This child-friendly sewing machine is sized perfectly for little ones. It allows children to design and create their own crafts easily. The sewing machine can create either straight or zigzag stitches, and includes a tension dial, spool winder and needle threader. It also features a measuring tape, two spools of thread and working foot pedal. The Singer ZigZag comes pre-threaded and ready to use.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 D batteries
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • Fabric and desired materials

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Preparing To Sew

Use a Philips-head screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws on the battery compartment door. Lift and remove the battery door. Install two D batteries according to the polarity guide inside the compartment. Replace the cover and tighten the screws.

Push the "On/Off" button to turn the sewer "On."

Lift the presser foot up by raising the presser foot lever. The thread from the presser foot should extend towards the back of the sewer.

Place the fabric underneath the presser foot. Close the protective cover, then use the lever to lower the presser foot onto the material. Gently tug the fabric to test for adequate tension on the material's surface to ensure proper stitching.


Turn the handwheel counter-clockwise to begin sewing the first few stitches. Use your fingers to slowly feed the material under the needle, then guide the direction of the stitches.

Press the foot pedal to begin continuously sewing. Continue to feed the material in the desired direction.

Stop sewing once you have finished your project. Release the foot pedal before you reach the end of the fabric.

Pull one to three inches of thread through the tension dial to release the tension on the needle. Then lift the presser foot lever and turn the handwheel counterclockwise to remove the needle from the fabric.

Grasp the material and gently pull it towards yourself. The stitch will lock automatically. Cut the thread with scissors.

Finishing the Stitches and Threading the Sewer

Turn the finished material over to finish the stitching, and to prevent your work from unraveling.

Pass a plastic needle through the second-to-last threaded loop. Create a new loop using your needle and finish the loop with a tight knot.

Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws at the top of the protective cover, then open the cover. Push the presser foot lever down to lower the presser foot.

Lift the spool compartment cover, located on the upper right-hand side of the sewer. Place a spool of thread onto the spool holder then pull one inch of thread from the spool. Guide the end of the thread in between the two discs in the tension dial, then pull the thread up. Insert the thread through the takeup lever to the left. Pull the thread straight down and insert it through the tiny hole at the top of the needle.

Turn the handwheel clockwise and lift the needle up to its highest position. Insert the needle threader wire through the eye of the needle from the right. Pull the thread through the loop of the needle threader wire. Pull the threader--with the thread attached--through the eye of the needle. Guide the thread under the presser foot and in between the presser foot's forks. Continue to pass the thread towards the back of the sewer. Close the protective cover then tighten the screw.

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