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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Threading a Singer 66

The most common Singer I run across is the 66, from treadle to case to cabinet.  I think when they were new they were cheaper than the 15's...   But let me tell you they can be a work horse.  Not only do I piece quilts on mine but use for all my utility sewing. The best thing I like about her is the ability to go tick tick tick... she will sew just as slow as can be which is great when teaching a child how to sew. It will let them sew as slow as needed till they master the machine a bit more. 

I especially love mine because not only does it sound like a rain stick when running but the cabinet it's in is just great, it has a built in pedal, makes me feel like I am playing an organ instead of running a sewing machine. 

Another great thing is how darn easy they are to thread!

10 comments:

  1. Is that threading of the needle going left to right or right to left?

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    1. It is going in through the left hand side. You can always tell what side the thread goes in by the placement of the last thread guide, if on the left thread goes in on the left, right is right and many new machines thread through the front. Thanks for the interest! Gwen

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  2. Re #4, I'm wondering why that "hook" has a hole in it, even though the thread wraps under the hook (as opposed to through the hole). Any idea? I have a 66 treadle and really like it.

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    1. The hook has a hole in it for darning.

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  3. I have the same question...regarding the small hole in that hook.I tried to thread the machine using the small hole in the hook,but it's not sewing well.I think it's just for decorative purpose. :)

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  4. I thought it was for cutting the thread after sewing, works for me

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  7. How do I use the thread cutter to cut the thread?

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