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    							5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 
    Instruction Manual  
    							5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 
    Table of Contents 
    1. Getting To Know Your Machine
    Principal Parts
    Important Safety Instructions 
    2. Getting Ready To Sew
    Operating the Machine
    Choosing and Changing Needles
    Changing Presser Feet
    Changing the Needle Plate
    Attaching the Feed Cover
    Removing and Replacing the
    Extension Table
    Fabric Thread and Needle Table
    Winding a Bobbin
    Inserting a Bobbin
    Threading the Machine
    Raising the Bobbin Thread 
    3. Straight Stitching
    Stitch Width Selector
    Needle Position Selector
    Stitch Length Selector
    Reverse Stitch Button
    Adjusting Thread Tension
    Sewing a Seam
    Starting a seam
    Inserting a Zipper 
    4. Zig-Zag Stitching
    Stitch Pattern Selector
    Needle Position Selector
    Stitch Width Selector
    Adjusting Stitch Length
    Needle Thread Tension 
    Zig-Zag Zag Stitch
    Ladder Seams
    Multi Stitch Zig-Zag
    M Stitch 
    5. Four Step Buttonhole 
    6. Free-Arm Sewing 
    7. Twin Needle Sewing 
    8. Caring For Your Machine
    Removing and Replacing the Bobbin Case
    Changing the Light Bulb
    Cleaning the Machine
    Lubricating the Machine
    Additional Accessories 
    Attaching a Button 
    Performance Checklist  
    							5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 
    As the owner of a new Singer sewing 
    machine, you are about to begin an exciting 
    adventure in creativity. From the moment you 
    first use your machine, you will know you are 
    sewing on one of the easiest to use sewing 
    machines ever made. 
    In addition to the many familiar SINGER 
    exclusives, like a removable extension table 
    and a horizontal spool pin, this machine offers 
    you these features: 
    * Zig-zag stitching for buttonholes, mending 
    and decorative stitches. 
    * Flexi stitch patterns for sewing knitted and 
    other stretch fabrics. (only for machines with 
    6, 8 and 10 stitches) 
    * Built-in 4-step buttonholer that takes the 
    difficulty out of making a buttonhole. (only for 
    machines with 5, 6, 8 and 10 stitches) 
    * Blindsitching for invisible hems. (only for 
    machines with 5, 6, 8 and 10 stitches) 
    * Easy to find Letter-Coded Accessories. 
    * Drop in front bobbin for easy, quick bobbin 
    replacement.  * Simple stitch length dial and push button 
    reverse stitching. 
    * Snap on presser feet that are quickly 
    removed and easily replaced. 
    * One-way needle insertion that makes it 
    impossible to insert the needle incorrectly. 
    May we recommend that, before you start to 
    use your sewing machine, you discover the 
    many advantages and the ease of operation 
    by going through this instruction book, step by 
    step, seated at your machine. 
    To ensure that you are always provided with 
    the most modern sewing capabilities, the 
    manufacturer reserves the right to change the 
    appearance, design or accessories of this 
    sewing machine when considered necessary. 
    *A Trademark of The Singer Company 
    Copyright (c) 1992 Singer Sewing Machine Company 
    All rights reserved throughout the world. 
    							5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine
    Dear Customer,
    We recommend that for future reference you record the 
    Serial Number of your Sewing Machine in the space 
    Refer to illustration at right for location of Serial Number on 
    your machine.
    Serial No.
    Serial No.
    For European Territories:
    This Singer Sewing Machine was tested according to 
    European norms and meets the requirements regarding 
    electrical safety radio, interference and electromagnetic 
    The conformity is documented with the 
    							5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 
    1 Getting to know your machine 
    Principal parts 
    1. Hand wheel 
    2. Bobbin winder 
    3. Pattern selector lever (only for machines with 
    5, 6, 8 and 10 stitches)
    4. Horizontal spool pin and holder 
    5. Needle position selector 
    6. Stitch width lever 
    7. Snap-in thread guide 
    8. Bobbin winder tension disc 
    9. Thread guide 
    10. Take up lever 
    11. Face plate 
    12. Needle thread tension dial 
    13. Thread guides 
    14. Snap on presser foot 
    15. Feed system 
    16. Needle plate 
    17. One-way needle clamp 
    18. Removable extension table 
    19. Stitch length dial/ four-step buttonhole (only 
    for machines with 5, 6, 8 and 10 stitches)
    20. Push button reverse 
    21. Stitch balance control (only for machines with 
    6, 8 and 10 stitches)
    22. Presser foot lifter 
    23. Thread cutter 
    24. Slide plate 
    25. Foot control 
    26. Electrical lead 
    27. Machine plug 
    28. Power and light switch 
    29. Bobbin winding indent 
    							5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 
    The following accessories furnished with your sewing 
    machine are designed to simplify your sewing projects 
    and increase the versatility of your machine.
    The letter in a circle adjacent to the illustrated part is 
    reproduced on the part itself to help you select the 
    correct attachment for the type of work you are doing.
    1. Special purpose presser foot (J) is used for 
    decorative and zig-zag sewing. (only for machines 
    with 5, 6, 8 and 10 stitches)
    2. General purpose needle plate (A) and presser 
    foot (B) are on your machine when delivered. Use 
    together for alternating between straight and zig-zag 
    3. Buttonhole presser foot (L) is used with the 
    General Purpose Needle Plate to make four-step 
    buttonholes. (only for machines with 5, 6, 8 and 10 
    4. Zipper foot (E) is used for inserting zippers and 
    stitching corded seams. (only for machines with 5, 6, 8 
    and 10 stitches)
    5. Friction free spool holder is used to hold various 
    size spools and allows thread to unwind smoothly. 
    The spool does not turn.
    6. Small thread spool holder (Q) for use with small 
    diameter spools of thread.
    7. Needlepack includes an assortment for sewing 
    various types of fabrics.
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    Accessories Continued... 
    8. Feed cover (F) is used to prevent the feed from 
    moving the fabric when darning or free motion 
    9. Transparent bobbins for easy viewing of thread 
    10. Blindstitch hem presser foot is used to position 
    the hem for blindstitch hemming. (only for machines 
    with 5, 6, 8 and 10 stitches)
    11. Twin needle and spool pin are used to stitch two 
    parallel rows of decorative stitching simultaneously. 
    When using twin-needle for decorative stitching, set 
    stitch width lever to zig-zag mid range. (Optional for 
    some markets).
    12. Felt for twin needle spool pin. (Optional for some 
    Optional accessories are available for your 
    machine from your local Singer retailer.
    							5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machine 
    When using this machine, basic safety precautions 
    should always be followed including the following:
    Read all instructions before using this machine. 
    DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock: 
    * The machine should never be left unattended when 
    plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the 
    electric outlet immediately after using and before 
    * Always unplug before re-lamping. Replace bulb with 
    the same type rated 15 watts. Be sure to replace the 
    face plate which covers the light bulb before operating 
    the machine.
    WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric 
    shock or injury to persons:
    * Be sure that the electrical voltage of the socket 
    outlet (wall receptacle) is the same as the rated 
    voltage of the motor.
    * Use this machine only for its intended use as 
    described in this Operators Guide. Use only 
    attachments recommended by the manufacturer as 
    contained in the Operators Guide.
    * To disconnect, turn all controls to the off 
    ( 0 )position, then remove plug from outlet.
    * Disconnect the power-line plug from the socket 
    outlet or switch the machine off when making any 
    adjustments in the needle area, such as threading 
    needle, changing needle, changing throat plate or 
    changing presser foot, etc.
    * Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet 
    when removing covers, lubricating, or when making 
    any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the 
    Operators Guide.
    * Do not attempt to adjust the motor belt. Contact your 
    nearest Service Center should any adjustment be 
    * Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp 
    the plug, not the cord.
    * Handle the foot controller with care and avoid 
    dropping it on the floor. Be sure not to place anything 
    on top of it.
    * Always use the proper throat plate. The wrong plate 
    can cause the needle to break.
    * Do not use bent needles. 
    * When sewing, keep fingers away from all moving 
    parts. Special care is required around the sewing 
    machine needle.
    * Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may 
    deflect the needle causing it to break.
    * Before removing the bobbin case, remove plug from 
    the socket outlet.
    * For double insulated machines, when servicing use 
    only identical replacement parts.
    * Never operate the machine if it has a damaged cord 
    or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been 
    dropped or damage, or dropped into the water. Return 
    the machine to the nearest authorized dealer or 
    Service Center for examination, repair, electrical, or 
    mechanical adjustment.
    							5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machines 
    * Never operate the machine with any air openings 
    blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the machine 
    and foot controller free from the accumulation of lint, 
    dust, and loose cloth.
    * Never drop or insert any object into any opening. 
    * Do not use outdoors. 
    * Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are 
    being used or where oxygen is being administered.
    * Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is 
    necessary when the machine is used by or near 
    Servicing should be performed by an authorized 
    service representative.
    This product is intended for household 
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    2 Getting ready to sew 
    Operating the machine 
    Connecting the machine 
    Push plug (1) into the receptacle (2) at the right end of 
    the machine. Then connect plug (3) to your socket 
    For North America 
    This appliance has a polarized (one blade wider than 
    the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this 
    plug is intended to m in a polarized outlet only one 
    If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the 
    plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician 
    to install the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in 
    any way.
    Running the machine 
    To turn on machine and sewing light, press upper 
    portion I of power switch (4). To turn off machine and 
    light, press lower portion 0 of power switch.
    To run the machine and control speed press the foot 
    control (5) with your foot. The harder you press, the 
    faster the machine will sew. To stop machine, remove 
    foot from control.
    Note: Do not operate machine without fabric under the 
    presser foot as this may damage the feed and the 
    presser foot.
    Choosing and changing needles 
    Important: For best results from your sewing machine, 
    use only SINGER * needles. Check the needle 
    package, and the Fabric, Thread and Needle Table on 
    page 16 for the correct needle and fabric combination.
    * Raise needle to its highest position. 
    * Loosen needle clamp screw and remove needle. 
    * With flat side of needle to the back, insert new 
    needle up into clamp as far as it will go.
    * Tighten needle clamp screw securely. 
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