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Where Can I Get New Belts 
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Transformer- 
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Zipper Foot 
Where Can I Obtain a Manual? 
Foot Pedal Needed 
Cording/Zipper Foot for Singer 237 
140Q Zipper Foot 
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237 Singer 
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Necchi Bobbin 
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Brother Foot Control 
Bernina Electronic Foot Pedal 
Kenmore Zipper Foot 
JC Penny 6930 Manual 
Kenmore Zipper Foot 
Which Feet Fit My Machine? 
Montgomery Ward Manual 
Mitsubishi DU-105 Manual 
Singer 401 Slide Plate 
Walking Foot For My Pfaff 917 
Flexi-Stitch Pattern Discs 
Instruction Manual for Singer Creative Stitch 1036 
Walking Foot for Super De Luxe 
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Help with Antique Sewing Machine 
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Mini Lock FR850 Belt 
Stitch Condenser 
Janome Bobbins 
Where Can I Get This Foot Control #619494-132 (replaces #618776-007)? 
Multiple Machines - Need Info and Parts For All 
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Best Built Deluxe 
Buttnhole Attatchement for 401a? 
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Juki Bobbins 
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Singer Featherweight 221 
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QuestionSinger Feed Dogs 
I have a model 755 Singer sewing machine that needs new feed dogs. (the old ones are rubber but metal will do.) Will part no. M181843 or 181843 work?
10/2/2006
AnswerBoth will work- M181843 is metal, 181843 is rubber. Both are available at www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor




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QuestionSinger Darning Foot 
Is a darning foot available for the Singer 57825?
(There is a plastic cover for the feed dogs for darning but I can see I need a darning foot in order to free motion stipple. Without one, the tension is awful - the thread on the back is loose and balls up.)
Thanks
10/2/2006
AnswerDear Alice,

Yes, one is available. It is part # 4021-L on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionFoot Pedal 
We just purchased a Singer 9410 sewing machine from a local school. Unfortunately it does not have the air pedal with it. Do you know where I can find one?

Thank you


9/23/2006
AnswerYou can order it on our website. Part #988667

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionParts for Singer 29-4 
Hello- I'm looking for parts for a Singer 29-4, sometimes called a patcher. I just wanted to check if you might have parts for these old machines. I need quite a few (presser spring, stitich regulator, foot, cover plates for needle and suttle, etc) , so I am looking for someone that might have an old one around. Thank you for taking the time to reply.

9/23/2006
AnswerWe can get several parts for that machine. Please request specifics.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionMotor Help 
where can I find the part number for motor brushes in a singer 5050 ? I cannot find any numbers on the motor,but there are numbers on the switch. Thanks for any help.
8/22/2006
AnswerThose motors are so inexpensive that they don't break them down for parts. You could send me your motor and I could make them for you for $19.95 + shipping. In my opinion, if the carbon brushes are gone that quickly, the motor is no good. You could a new motor for about $40-$45. Let me know.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBrother Innovis Bobbin Winding.... 
Have just got a new machine but am having trouble winding the bobbin. Half way through it winds erratically and loosely. Any ideas? You have an excellent range of books - just need to decide which one!
8/21/2006
AnswerI can special order that book for you. It would be $24.95 + $6.95 shipping and would take anywhere from 4-8 weeks. Let me know if you would be interested.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionHinges for Cabinet 
I have a Singer model 348 sewing machine w/o cabinet. I have a cabinet of unknown brand I would like to put the machine into. The problem is that the hinges in the cabinet have smaller diameter pins than the holes in the machine. The hinge pins are 5mm. in diameter and the holes in the machine are 7mm. In diameter . Otherwise the machine and cabinet are compatible. Can you supply hinges or offer advice?

Thank you
Peter

PS. Your advice to free up a reverse switch using a hairdryer worked for me.

8/16/2006
AnswerDear Peter,

I could supply you with round hinges with the proper diameter- now the question is, can you install the different hinge into the cabinet. Overall, if you tighten the set screw or acquire longer set screws (if necessary), it should work. The difference in size is not that great.

Glad the old hair dryer trick worked for you!

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionDiscs? 
I have a singer 401A, with has several built in sitches, are there more discs available for this model? IF so what models series does this machine take and how much do they cost.?

8/16/2006
AnswerYes there are. They are $3.00 each and can be ordered by calling 1-800-544-5858. What do you mean when you say what models series does this machine take?

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionIs This the Correct Fit? 
....Control has 'Type 347' on it. Is the following the correct replacement?

Part No. 325.347.04 Bernina Foot Controls - Model(s): 1020, 910, 920 - Foot control

Thanks!

Janene

8/16/2006
AnswerDear Janene,

That is the correct foot pedal for your machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWill This Work? 
Hi, I have a viking machine "500" and I was wondering if I can put feet from newer machines. I would like to purchase the "stitch in the ditch" foot and the 1/4" quilt foot with self guide. Is it possible to use these on my machine? Thanks.
8/16/2006
AnswerYes. They will work with your machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionKenmore Foot Control- 
My wife has an old Kenmore Sewing Machine model 385 .12812690 (it is circa 1994-ish and this is the complete model number on the ID plate)

She needs the foot pedal and power cord. It is a 3-prong attachment with two of the prongs closer together and the plug is rectangular.

Do you know where we can purchase a foot pedal/control and power attachment? And, what part number does she need?

8/16/2006
AnswerI would need to see a picture of the receptacle on the machine to be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionKenmore Manual 
I HAVE MACHINE THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME. I NEED A MANUAL TO HELP ME OUR, THE MODEL IS 158.18030 . IT IS AKENMORE THAT HAS ALL THESE ATTACHMENTS,MONOGRAMMER, TEMPLATES. BOTTONHOLES AND CAMS. I NEED SOME TYPE OF INSTRUCTIONS, CAN YOU HELP ME?
8/16/2006
AnswerSorry, I am unable to get that one for you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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Question185J Manual 
I am looking for a manual on how to use my 185J Singer.

8/16/2006
AnswerI can special order you one for $16.95 + $6.95 shipping. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to order.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger 648 Manual 
Looking for Vintage Singer Touch & Sew Special Zig Zag Sewing Machine Manual, Model 648
8/4/2006
AnswerPart number SR-648 for $16.95 + $6.95 shipping is available on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhat Kind of Oil? 
I just bought an old Singer straight stitcher Model # 281-1. It needs oil. Can I use any kind of oil for it? Thanks, Pat
8/4/2006
AnswerDear Pat,

Use Lily white oil available on www.sewingandvac.com for $19.95 for the gallon.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWalking Foot 
Where can I get a walking pressure foot for an old Kenmore sewing machine model 1430 bought in 1974? Thank you! Leslie
8/4/2006
AnswerDear Leslie,

We have walking feet available, however, I would need to know what type shank your machine is before ordering.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionStretched Old Belt Replacement 
Hi,
My new sewing machine was wiped out by Katrina(New Orleans). I used it in my commercial embroidery business. After the storm, a church was offering free clothes and furniture instead of selling it in a rummage sale as usual. I walked in and found this old Brother Precision DeLuxe. It's green and old, but the darn thing runs and sews beautifully. I guess you can't kill it, huh? Anyway, I noticed today that the belt is very stretched and loose and no longer is effective. Do you know of a source for these belts?
Desiree'
8/4/2006
AnswerDear Desiree,

E-mail me back with the circumference of the belt and I will be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
It measures 13 3/4", however, it is loose. I imagine that it should be 13 1/2". It's just a little loose. It is a cord like belt(rounded) and rubber.
Thanks,
Desiree'

RE:
Dear Desiree,

E-mail me back with the circumference of the belt and I will be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhere Can I Get New Belts 
I recently bought a singer model 15-88 at a second hand store for $10.00. it came with a green manuel. is there a repair or parts book that i can buy. and where can i get new belts for it. it has a treadel and electric moter.

thanks,
karen


8/4/2006
AnswerDear Karen,

Unfortunately, the only manual available is the one that you have. All parts and accessories are available on www.sewingandvac.com.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Dear doc,
Do you think this machine would be able to handle sewing things like horse blankets and nylon horse halters with a heavy needle?

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QuestionFlip Panel Needed 
I have a Singer Futura 920 II that I want to mount into a large Ahtena 2000/Touch Tronic cabinet. The hardware that attaches the machine to the flip down panel is what I need. The Futura and the cabinet have holes for this but I don't know what size, type or configuration of nuts and bolts to get. The manual that came with the Futura describes a different style cabinet which is no help.

Any guidance deeply appreciated!

Thanks,
Tita


7/26/2006
AnswerDear Tita,

Sorry, that is not available to us. Try 1-800-4-SINGER.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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Question401A Power Cord 
Hi,

I have lucked up on your site, after many hours
of hunting..lol

I have a singer sewing machine model 401A beleive its a 1957 - inherited from my mother. we cannot locate the power cord (two holes) and wonder if you might have one for sale?

please let me know, thanks mary

7/26/2006
AnswerDear Mary,

Part number 780M and is available on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionTransformer- 
do you have a transformer for this machine and what would be the price?

7/26/2006
AnswerI can order you one. It is a special order and costs $149.00. Let me know if you would be interested.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionNuts & Bolts 
I have a Singer Futura 920 II that I want to mount into a large Ahtena 2000/Touch Tronic cabinet. The hardware that attaches the machine to the flip down panel is what I need. The Futura and the cabinet have holes for this but I don't know what size, type or configuration of nuts and bolts to get. The manual that came with the Futura describes a different style cabinet which is no help.

Any guidance deeply appreciated!

Thanks,
Tita


7/26/2006
AnswerDear Tita,

Sorry, that is not available to us. Try 1-800-4-SINGER.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionPfaff 1473CD 
I have a Pfaff 1473cd I purchased about 10 years ago and am considering a trade-up what is my machine worth?
7/26/2006
AnswerAccording to the sewing machine bluebook, your machine, in perfect condition is worth $473.75.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionZipper Foot 
I have a Kenmore sewing machine model 385.12712090 that I am looking for a zipper foot and hem foot. Please help. I don't know too much about sewing machine.
7/26/2006
AnswerI need to see a picture of any presser foot that you do have for that particular model. I need to determine what type shank your machine is to be able to direct you to the proper fitting accessories.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhere Can I Obtain a Manual? 
i just bought one in new cond where can i get a manual and when this mod was made and what country?

thank you

7/26/2006
AnswerYour machine was made in Japan. I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to locate you a manual.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionFoot Pedal Needed 
Hello,
I have a simplicity denim star sewing machine (my kenmore is out of comission for now) and it has a cheap plastic foot pedal which is a piece of junk. It is impossible to make it keep a level feed. Most of the time it either won't go, even if I push it all the way down, or it goes way too fast no matter how gently I touch it. Is it possible to get a metal foot pedal with a plug that will fit this machine or can I get a metal foot pedal and cut the plug off of this plastic piece of junk and wire it onto the new one? I am sewing for a living at the moment and it is driving me nuts! Thank you for your help.
Tamara
pendraco@texas.net


7/25/2006
AnswerDear Tamara,

Part number 204 on www.sewingandvac is a metal foot pedal that you could purchase and rewire with your current cord.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionCording/Zipper Foot for Singer 237 
I am looking for a cording / zipper pressure foot that will work with my Singer Fashion Mate 237. Measurement from bottom of foot to top of attachment is 7/8". Would appreciate any help.

Thanks!
Jan
7/25/2006
AnswerDear Jan,

Part number 1805 available on www.sewingandvac.com is for your machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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Question140Q Zipper Foot 
Dear Dr. SewVac Dr.

I have a 140 Q Singer and I lost the zipper foot. I do not know if it is a low or slanted shank. Also I do not know where to get a zipper foot.

Sincerely,
Beatriz
7/24/2006
AnswerDear Beatriz,

Your machine is low shank. The zipper foot part number for your machine is part number 1805 and is available on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhich Controls Are Compatible? 
To whom it concerns,

What foot controls are compatable with the Singer 404? Please include solid state as applicable. Thanks for the time and attention as this machine I am about to fix, needs both a motor and control.

Jeff
7/21/2006
AnswerDear Jeff,

The motor has to be a 404 motor to fit, however, any carbon press foot pedal will work with that machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBobbin Case for Kenmore 
I have a 24 stitch Kenmore sewing machine, mmodel 385, and the bobbin case has been misplaced. I ordered from sears a kenmore bobbin case 6811, and this won't fit , it says it's for a vertical bobbin machine, This one loads from the front, drops in..can you please advise me which bobbin case I need, Thanks
7/21/2006
AnswerSend me a picture of the machine and bobbin case area and I will advise you on the correct bobbin case for your machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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Question401A Power Cord 
Hi,

I have lucked up on your site, after many hours
of hunting..lol

I have a singer sewing machine model 401A beleive its a 1957 - inherited from my mother. we cannot locate the power cord (two holes) and wonder if you might have one for sale?

please let me know,
thanks mary

7/12/2006
AnswerDear Mary,

Part number 780M and is available on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionPower Cord for Sensor Sew 70 
Hello,

I have a portable Kenmore Sensor Sew 70 (it's old). I'm missing the power cord to plug it in. Any ideas where I could get another one? Do they still make this type of sewing machine? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Athelyn

7/12/2006
AnswerDear Atelyn,

Send me a picture of the receptacle where the cord plugs into the machine and I will be able to determine whether or not I can get you a replacement. They do not make that machine anymore.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionNelco Machine 
I am looking for additional bobbins, double needle, etc. Can you tell me who to contact. Thanks Joan

7/12/2006
AnswerDear Joan,

Try here for the double needle:
http://sewingandvac.com/resultspart.asp?keywrd=double+needle&pagesize=25

For the bobbins, I would need to know the model number of the Nelco.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionA Few Q's 
hi. Boy! Was I glad to find your website. What a wealth of great info! Thanks so much. I am a tailor in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, and have among others, a Bernette MO234. I am desperately seeking a special purpose foot and needle plate for it. My Bernina tech is somewhat of a dunce and so I cant trust that he's exhausted all avenues. Any ideas? I'd even be willing to buy another parts machine if you could tell me where to find one.
Also, I have several 930's. Some have the needle down function in the foot control, some don't. Is there a way to make those that done, turn into machines that can have this feature? thanks.

Elizabeth

7/12/2006
AnswerDear Elizabeth,

What do you mean by special purpose foot? I have this one available:
Part # 50109904 which is used for blindstitching. I have the plate available, Part # 50101303. Both are available on www.sewingandvac.com

As for your question about the 930's, sorry, you cannot turn those machines into ones with the feature.

Let me know if I could help you any further.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionPiping Foot for Kenmore 
Have been looking for a cording (piping) foot for this machine-Kenmore model 1914. Are they available?

Appreciate your help. tj
7/12/2006
AnswerDear TJ,

Do you know what type shank your machine has? If not, I will need to see a picture of the machine or another foot to be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Have been doing some more research.....discovered it's called a high shank. Can't find any mention of a piping or cording foot in Kenmore's parts list so assume it would have to be some other brand. Any other suggestions for a
source? tj

RE:
Any high shank accessory will fit your machine, as long as you are positive that it has a high shank. You can find a multitude of high shank accessories on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionManual on How to Use Accessories?? 
Hi Sew Doctor,
I have recently been given my mothers NECCHI model sw432 with lots of accessories that I do not know what 1/2 of them are used for much less how to use them. Do you have a manuel or instrctions on how to use accessories or were I might beable to find this information out.

Thanks Brenda
7/12/2006
AnswerDear Brenda,

We are currently in the process of culminating accessory instructions into one portfolio. It is not ready yet, but if you e-mail me back in a few weeks and I'll let you know where we're at with it.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhat Walking Foot Should I Order? 
I have a Necchi Lydia 3 sewing machine, Type 544. I need to purchase a quilters walking foot. What brand will work with my machine?
Thank you!
Sheila

7/12/2006
AnswerDear Sheila,

Part number 10449 will work with your machine and is available on www.sewingandvac.com. Any low shank attachment will fit your machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Thank you! I'm confused, though, because I thought my machine took high-shank feet since it measures 1 inch from the bottom of the presser foot to the screw.

RE:
Dear Shelia,
I don't remember ever seeing a high shank Necchi sewing machine, however, I could be wrong. If you want to order the low shank attachment that I told you would fit your machine and it for some reason does not fit, I will gladly exchange it for the correct one. Let me know.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionParts Availability? 
Hi,
I'm looking for a Manual for a Singer Stylist Zig-Zag Model 476 Machine. Also if there is any attachments available for it? I purchased at a auction and it sewed fine, but no extras with it. Hope you can help me out thank you.
Deb

7/12/2006
AnswerDear Deb,

Almost everything for that machine is still available. Let me know what you would be interested in, and I'll let you know the part numbers. The manual is available on www.sewingandvac.com part number SR-476.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionManual 
Hello
I have an old electric sewing machine I am trying to locate a manual on so I will know how to thread it. No, I am not much of a seamstress!! There is nothing on the machine that indicates the brand however, the foot pedal does say Singer. When I tilt the machine up I see: C 1 6 1 6 1. On the front of the machine is a gold colored plate that says: Precision Built Made in Japan. There is an ornate silver moveable circle/mediallion on the back and on the side of the machine where the needle is there is an ornate silver plate there. That is pretty much all the markings on this machine. I purchased it at an auction and would like to use it. It seems to run good. It moves freely and quietly. It probably needs a new belt and a good cleaning. I just do not know how to get it threaded and would like to see if I can find a manual--just do not know what to look for.
Thank you. Donna
7/12/2006
AnswerDear Donna,

I need to know whether the tension dial is on the side of the machine or the front of the machine. I also need to know whether the bobbin is inserted in the side or the front. A picture would be very helpful. The manual is $16.95. I do believe from your description that it is a 15-class machine. I have those manuals in stock.


Thank you,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionBobbin Case & Bobbins for My Sewmore 
I have a Sewmore that is probably around a 1957 vintage and need a bobbin
case for it as well as a couple of bobbins. Do you think I stand a chance
of locating these items? Would these be a standard item or would they just
fit that particular brand of machine. It has a mfg in Japan tag on it.
Thanks



7/12/2006
AnswerPart # 2518 for the bobbin and part # JO1313Z3 for the bobbin case. Both of these items can be found on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionChainstitch Tool 
Hi Dr,
I am looking for a tool that fits in to replace bobbion case /bobbion to create chain sitich. I don't know what it calls or where to buy. I will really appriciate your help. This was seen with kenmore 158.18130. It helps to create chain stitch with just with uper thread and does not require bottom thread. Your help will be highly appriciated.
Thanks in advance
Narinder
7/12/2006
AnswerSorry, that part is not available to me.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionEuro Pro Bobbin Case 
Hello - We have a Euro Pro 420 Fast & Easy that needs a new bobbin case - we lost the other one. We don't know the part number to replace it. Can you help? Thanks Ann
7/12/2006
AnswerDear Ann,

If it is a push in type bobbin, it is part number JO1313Z3 available on www.sewingandvac.com. If it is not a push-in type, I would need to see a picture of the machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionManual for a Montgomery Wards 
DEAR DOCTOR,
PLEASE CAN YOU TELL WERE I CAN GET MANUAL BOOK FOR A MONTGOMERY WARD SEWING MACHINE.MODEL NO.UHT J1960 OR VHT 1960 SERIAL NO.9702508.THE MACHINE GIVING TO ME AND NO BOOK WERE WITH IT.SIR IF YOU CAN FIND ME ONE I WILL BE SO HAPPY TO PAY FOR IT OLD OR NEW.
THANK YOU,
MRS.HOLLEY
7/12/2006
AnswerDear Mrs. Holley,

I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger Izek 
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUY REPLACEMENT SEW CARTRIDGE FOR THIS MACHINE? ALSO THE GANE BOY THAT GOES WITH IT?

THANK YOU,
JERRY

7/12/2006
AnswerDear Jerry,

You could get the gameboy anywhere, but the sew cartridge is much more difficult to obtain. I would have to research it for you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionDouble Needles 
I am looking for replacement double needles for my Montgomery Ward machine.
The current needles I have are Montgomery Ward part # 9285. Would you know where I could purchase replacement needles?

Thanks,

Lisa

7/10/2006
AnswerDear Lisa,

Any household sewing double needle will work. Part No. DBL-sz-B on www.sewingandvac.com.


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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionTT600 Tiny Tailor Manual 
I am a beginner ,and the manual to my Singer TT600 tiny tailor mending machine is missing
so I need instructions on what steps to take to thread the machine using a bobbin.
and should the bobbin be used every-time I sew something.
7/10/2006
AnswerI have a manual available for $6.95 + $6.95 shipping. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to order.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionRemington Manual 
Dear sewvac doc. Where could I find a owners manual for a older model 30 made by Remington. This machine belonged to my grand mother and it still sews great but I have no manual to see just what it can do i.e. button holes etc.

Thanks Wesley

6/30/2006
AnswerI would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSpecial Purpose Foot 
hi. Boy! Was I glad to find your website. What a wealth of great info! Thanks so much. I am a tailor in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, and have among others, a Bernette MO234. I am desperately seeking a multi purpose foot and needle plate for it. My Bernina tech is somewhat of a dunce and so I cant trust that he's exhausted all avenues. Any ideas? I'd even be willing to buy another parts machine if you could tell me where to find one. > > Also, I have several 930's. Some have the needle down function in the foot control, some don't. Is there a way to make those that done, turn into machines that can have this feature? thanks. > > Elizabeth
6/29/2006
AnswerDear Elizabeth,

What do you mean by special purpose foot? I have this one available:
Part # 50109904 which is used for blindstitching. I have the plate available, Part # 50101303. Both are available on www.sewingandvac.com

As for your question about the 930's, sorry, you cannot turn those machines into ones with the feature.

Let me know if I could help you any further.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionInstructions for Accessories? 
Hi Sew Doctor,
I have recently been given my mothers NECCHI model sw432 with lots of accessories that I do not know what 1/2 of them are used for much less how to use them. Do you have a manuel or instrctions on how to use accessories or were I might beable to find this information out.
Thanks Brenda
6/29/2006
AnswerDear Brenda,

We are currently in the process of culminating accessory instructions into one portfolio. It is not ready yet, but if you e-mail me back in a few weeks and I'll let you know where we're at with it.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhich Ruffler Goes with the Necchi Lydia 3?? 
I have a Necchi Lydia 3 sewing machine, Type 544. I need to purchase a quilters walking foot. What brand will work with my machine?

Thank you!
Sheila

6/29/2006
AnswerPart number 10449 will work with your machine and is available on www.sewingandvac.com. Any low shank attachment will fit your machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Thank you! I'm confused, though, because I thought my machine took high-shank feet since it measures 1 inch from the bottom of the presser foot to the screw.

Dear Shelia,
I don't remember ever seeing a high shank Necchi sewing machine, however, I could be wrong. If you want to order the low shank attachment that I told you would fit your machine and it for some reason does not fit, I will gladly exchange it for the correct one. Let me know.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionAnything Available?? 
Hi,
I'm looking for a Manual for a Singer Stylist Zig-Zag Model 476 Machine. Also if there is any attachments available for it? I purchased at a auction and it sewed fine, but no extras with it. Hope you can help me out thank you.
Deb

6/29/2006
AnswerDear Deb,

Almost everything for that machine is still available. Let me know what you would be interested in, and I'll let you know the part numbers. The manual is available on www.sewingandvac.com part number SR-476.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhat Size Needle Do I Need? 
I have a Brother VX780 machine that is about 25 years old. When I cleaned it up, I found the needle is broken. The instruction book is long gone. What size needle do I need to buy?

6/29/2006
Answer2020 15x1.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionInstruction Manual 
I have acquired an old necci--the only info I can find on it says supernova julia--how old is it? there is a box of cams etc--I'd like to know how to use them and how to take care of the machine--can you help?
6/29/2006
AnswerPart # IB534N and is available on www.sewingandvac.com

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionI Purchased a Tailor- 
I have read four Q & A's on your website on a 'Tailor Sewing Machine' sold by a guy in NJ. I too went to a hotel to buy 'overstock of commercial grade & classroom use school machines' and bought what was represented to me as a Tailor TM Professional Model 986. It was represented as a commercial grade machine by an American company. And guess what, the company- Tailor Sewing Machine Company, is out of 25 Church St., KeyportNJ07735. (Phone #'s 732.739.9595 or 1-800-486-8343 just incase any one else did this.) Your website says it's made in Poland, the box it came in says Taiwan. Ever heard of this machine? It seems ok, having trouble with the buttonholer, won't complete the last side, maybe it's me but I'm an experienced sewer. Also. because no one has ever heard of this machine, is there a comparable, usable cording/welting foot available? Would Singer 834 parts fit? (Your site says the Polish machines were a take off on the Singer 834). I've only had the Tailor for one day but now I'm nervous & wonder if I should contact American Express, stop the charge & return it. Please...advise on quality if you know of it or other problems from naÔve buyers like me! I'm going to call the company in NJ on Monday (today's Saturday) and ask some frank questions. God, I hope it's a real phone number!!!

Thank You!

Linda

4/4/2006
AnswerDear Linda,

I am not familiar with that model Tailor- send me a picture and I will let you know which machine it is comparable to.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Hi,

I have attached a few photos of this machine. I saw a picture of a Simplicity SA2400L that looked pretty similar. We were told it was compatible with all Singer feet. Also, I paid $275.00 for the machine. Thanks for any help you can give me. I did work out the buttonhole feature and have become pretty familiar with it. Bobbin loading is still somewhat uneven, not pleased totally but working on it.

Thanks again. I look forward to hearing from you. Also, when you determine what this is comparable to in another machine, can you tell me if you also sell specialty feet. i.e. welting foot, ruffle foot, etc. that would fit this machine. Thanks!

Linda

RE:
Dear Linda,

Unfortunately, I am unable to open attachments. Please copy and paste the pictures onto the e-mail itself. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Sorry about that. Hope this works. Thanks again for all the time you've taken to help me.

Linda

RE:
Dear Linda,

It looks like it is either a Euro Pro or a Simplicity. We have all of the specialty feet available at www.sewingandvac.com Any low shank accessory will fit your machine.

If you need anything else, or have any other questions, please feel free to e-mail me or call 1-800-544-5858.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionWe Bought a Baycrest and... 
We bought a baycrest sewing machine at a second hand shop! big mistake, it has no manual, it only sews zig zag, l dont know how to get it to sew straight, also l need to know what kind of bulb it uses and were l can get a manual, lknow its alot to ask from you but please if you can help it would be great!!! thank you Marina
4/4/2006
AnswerDear Marina,

I would need to see a picture of the machine and the light fixture to be able determine whether or not I can obtain a manual and replacement bulb.

If you send the picture through e-mail, please do not send it as an attachment- I am unable to open them. Just copy and paste it to the e-mail itself.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionNeedles for 20-19? 
Please help me I am searching for a specific machine. It is a singer and the model number is 20-19. The number on the machine is U80235994. I need to know what size needle to get for the machine.
Thank You,
Dorothy
4/4/2006
AnswerDear Dorothy,

I am very sorry, but I don't have a listing of that model number machine, however, the 20U Singer sewing machines usually take a 1955 needle. They are available on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionNecchi Manual for Winding the Bobbin 
I have a Omega Necchi Model #6018 and need to know how to thread it and wind the bobbin?

Thank you Michele Parsons
3/28/2006
AnswerDear Michele,

There is a manual available for $16.95 + $6.95. Let me know if you would be interested.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionManual for Adjusting 
Hi,
I just got a used white sewing machine and cannot get it to sew. The thread just bunches in the bobbin. I know it is probably a tension issue or a how I threaded the machine, but I do not know how to adjust either, NO BOOK with machine of coarse.

Thanks for the help
It is a model 3077 Serial # 6923

Pam
3/28/2006
AnswerDear Pam,

Part # IB3077 available on www.sewingandvac.com will show you how to properly thread the machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionRepair Manuals 
Good Day,

I am hoping you can tell me where I can locate a service/repair manual for a White Super Lock 734DW Serger, and a Janome Memory Craft 5700. We are retiring to the country, and my husband will be servicing my machines. As a lead tech for electronics repairs, he feels confident he can service these machines, but will need a service manual. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Cheryl
3/28/2006
AnswerDear Cheryl,

Unfortunately, I am not available to those, however, if you contact New Home for your Janome and VWS for your White, they may be able to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionAir Foot Control Issues 
Dear SewVac Doctor,

I have a Singer Model 9134 sewing machine that hesitates as I sew. It stops sewing and I have to take my foot of the foot control and put it back on to get it going again...then it only sews about 2 inches and stops again. I think it may be the transducer. If it is the foot control
(air control) Singer offers 2 different ones...one is called "heavy duty". I took the foot control apart and can feel air leaking out of the bladder part when I blow into it.
I am sure you can figure this problem out anf let me know if you have the part I need.

Thank You, Rhonda
3/8/2006
AnswerDear Rhonda,

It sounds like you need a new air control- part # 988667 for $24.95 + $6.95 shipping and is available on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionInstruction Manual 
Hello, I came across your site on the internet and am looking for instructions or manual on 185J singer sewing machine. I don't even know how to thread it properly. Could you help me? Thank you so much, Cheryl from Canada
3/8/2006
AnswerDear Cheryl,

That book is unavailable to us. I do have a book for a Singer 66-16 which is very similar to the 185J- the threading instructions are exact (actually, the two machines were the same, but just different colors). That manual is $16.95 + $6.95 shipping available on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSpring for Necchi 3205FA 
Hello,

I have a Necchi heavy duty sewing machine 3205FA. And I am looking for a spring inside the upper tension dial. Do you know where can I get it?

Sara


3/8/2006
AnswerDear Sara,

There are more than one spring in that upper tension dial- I will need more information to be able to know which one you are in need of. A picture of the spring's location would be great.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWhat Size Needle For Nelco 
Good morning Herr Doctor: my inquery is: what needle do I need for a Nelco Model #SZ 217? and are they hard to come by, or are they plentyful?
Thank you
R. Crespin
3/8/2006
AnswerYour machine takes a 15x1 which is a very common needle. We have them on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWhich Needle for My Singer 31-15 
I have need of fixing the electronic part of my Athena 2000 machine, the last 4 "embrodery" section doesn't work. Can it be repaired?

Also I just purchased 2 singer 31-15 machines, and need to know what type of sewing machine needles do they require?

3/7/2006
AnswerI need more information on the Athena to be able to help you. How is the rest of the machine running? What happens when you go to those stitches, etc?

For the industrial machines, the needle is system 16x257.

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SewVac Doctor



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Question20-19 Needles 
Please help me I am searching for a specific machine. It is a singer and the model number is 20-19. The number on the machine is U80235994. I need to know what size needle to get for the machine.

Thank You,
Dorothy

2/24/2006
AnswerDear Dorothy,

I am very sorry, but I don't have a listing of that model number machine, however, the 20U Singer sewing machines usually take a 1955 needle. They are available on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionMontgomery Manual 
Montgomery Ward UHT-J10332

Can't seem to thread the needle. Can you help? Is there a manual availlable for sale?
2/16/2006
AnswerMontgomery Ward never manufuctured any of their own machines. They had other large sewing machine companies produce the machines for them and they slapped their name on it. Because of this, I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionNelco Manual 
I need help with a couple of things. First of all... When my Mom passed away she left me her sewing Machine. It is a Nelco LaBelle... the owners manual was not included with the machine. I have been trying to find a copy of the manual online for two days now with no luck. Most sites do not even have any Nelco Brand machines. My second problem is when i am sewing with it the thread from the bobbin does not stay in the material. It pulls right back out of the material. Please, can you help me? I greatly appreciate your time.
Andrea

2/16/2006
AnswerDear Andrea,

I would need to see a picture of the machine in order for me to determine whether or not I can get you a comparable manual for your machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionDarning Foot Availability 
Is a darning foot available for the Singer 57825C?
(There is a plastic cover for the feed dogs for darning but I can see I need a darning foot in order to free motion stipple. Without one, the tension is awful - the thread on the back is loose and balls up.)
Thanks, Alice
And where might I buy one?
2/16/2006
AnswerDear Alice,

Yes, one is available. It is part # 4021-L on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 401A Parts and Accessories 
Hi,
I was wondering if you could help me. I have a singer 401a it sews great but I would like to find accessories and cams for it....possibly a manual too. I have a number of other machines but I really like using the 401a...it sews through anything beautifully...but I would like to add to the accessories to make my job a little easier..

Thanks

Dorrie
2/16/2006
AnswerDear Dorrie,

I have all accessories available for that machine on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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Question241 Manual 
Doc,

I noticed in the question/answer portion of your site that the 241-12 was NOT designed for leather. The reason I bought the machine is that the owner (a former boot maker) demonstrated the machine by sewing 3 pieces of leather together. The total thickness of all the leather combined was about a quarter of an inch. Are you saying the machine will not hold up as far as sewing leather is concerned?

Also, do you know where I can get an ownerís manual/instruction guide?



Thanks,
John

2/10/2006
AnswerDear John,

I can get you a manual. They are $16.95 + $6.95 shipping. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to order.

I stated that the 241 was not produced to sew leather, rather, it was produced to sew long lengths at high speeds. This is not to say that it will not sew leather, but its capabilities are limited.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionOwner's Manual for Universal 
I am looking for an owners manual for a universal sewing machine: model # 302L, serial # 61340.

Do you know where I could find a manual?

Thank you,

Mel
2/10/2006
AnswerDear Mel,

I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionThreading Diagram? 
Good morning. I cannot believe I found this sit called the Sew Vac Doctor. I have a Singer sewing machine that I have not used in a while which is still new. I got it out the other day and I cannot locate my Manuel. I forgot how to thread the bobbin. I need to thread the bobbin with the same color of thread I need to use. Do you have any illustrations or diagrams showing how to fill the bobbin? I feel so stupid for asking this question.
2/10/2006
AnswerDear Margaret,

What brand and model machine do you have?

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Singer. I don't remember the number. Sorry.

Thanks

RE:
Unfortunately, I cannot help you without the model number. If you cannot find the model number anywhere, e-mail me a picture of it and I will be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionFoot Pedal Cord 
My dog chewed thru the cord of my foot peddle for my Necchi 3205FA. Where can I find a replacement?

Toni
2/10/2006
AnswerDear Toni,

If you send me a picture of the receptacle, I can get you the cord. It is $12.95-$22.95.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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Question206x13 Needles 
Dear Dr.:

Do you know of a good source for 206x13 needles for my machine?
thanks.. Joe.



Joseph
2/10/2006
AnswerDear Joe,

We have them. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to order.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBrother SE270D Manual 
We bought this little machine for our daughter to learn on last year but we never got around to working on it much. We're wanting to get started into doing something with it but we can't find the instruction book. The little book was kind of vague and not very helpful from what I can remember but it's all we had. Do you know where we can get an instruction book for using this machine?

Thanks,
Lana
2/10/2006
AnswerI can get you the manual for your machine for $16.95. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to order.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWalking Foot for Singer 6217 
I have a Singer 6217 machine which works fine still. I would like to buy a quilters walking foot for it. Where would this be sold and what would an approximate price range be?
Thank you
Mariah
2/8/2006
AnswerDear Mariah,

Part # 10449 is available on www.sewingandvac.com for $21.95 + $6.95 shipping.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionEuroPro Pics 
why won't my bobbin thread get picked up by the needle? i have a new shark euro pro. can you send me step-by-step pictures of how the bobbin is supposed to be?

thankyou.
leslie
2/8/2006
AnswerDear Leslie,

Unfortunately, EuroPro is a very difficult company to obtain information from. If you e-mail me a picture of the machine I may be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionCan You Help? 
My mother has always sewn and made sure that each of my sisters and I had a sewing machine. These are 2nd hand machines and of course do not have instruction manuals. Can you help find the manuals and parts?

Machine #1 - Kenmore Model 49
(Model 120-49 Volt 110-120 AC/DC Serial Number 83291)**I believe that this is missing a wire-like tension or thread holder and need replacing.

Machine #2 - Dressmaker 965 Serial Number 18968 Made in Japan

This machine had a set of disks that locked into an area on top of the machine for different stitches. I believe they were like locking type caps. Have you ever seen this??
2/8/2006
AnswerI would need to see a picture of each of the machines in order for me to help you.

Please do not send attachments, as I am unable to open them. Please just copy and paste the picture onto the e-mail iteself.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWalking Foot for Viking 6020 
I have a Viking Husqvarna 6020. Do you have a walking foot for this machine?

Thanks,
Deeann
2/8/2006
AnswerDear Deann,

Part # RWA6-Q on www.sewingandvac.com for $34.00 + $6.95 shipping. I also have the original walking foot available for $89.00 available on special order by calling 1-800-544-5858.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
What is the difference in the RWa6-Q and the original one?

Thanks,
Deeann

RE:
Dear Deeann,

The difference is one is original and the other is not. Originals always work better. They are made specifically for that machine, whereas the generic ones are made to fit a number of machine. If you are looking for perfection, I would always suggest going with the genuine product. Let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Is it the snap-on kind? Do you have a picture? Just want to make sure I don't
already have it.

Thanks,
Deeann

RE:
It is not a snap-on. This is a picture on our website of what it looks like:

http://sewingandvac.com/resultspart.asp?keywrd=rwa6&pagesize=25

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionDo You Have Any Idea? 
I have a Brother model LS 2125, in the bobbin compartment there two little springs, the larger (fatter) springs is hooked up but the smaller(slimmer) is unhooked at the bottom, could you tell me where or what the bottom hook goes to. I checked the manual but there is nothing in it about the springs. I was taking it apart to clean and oil and found it. I noticed it hadn't been pulling the fabric through as it should.

Thanks so much
Karen
2/2/2006
AnswerI would need to see a picture of the spring and the location of where it goes.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWere Other Cams Made for the Singer Monogrammer? 
Do you know if other cams were made for the Singer Deluxe Monogrammer besides the Alphabetic letter cams A-Z, and the flower cam? Also, this
monogrammer fit on my Singer Athena 2000 which needs to be repaired. Will it fit on a Singer CG-590?

Thank you so much for your help!
Janis

2/2/2006
AnswerNo, they did not make any others, and no, it will not fit your Singer CG-590.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionToyota Manual 
Please help i have just been given a Toyota precision sewing machine model no 603 and i am not able to find a manual or any information at all about it on-line. There is also an other no on it 388765 any info would be much appreciated.The machine is about 30 yrs old i think? and is cream in colour with 20 sewing stitches on it.

Many Thanks
Marie
2/2/2006
AnswerDear Marie,

I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

If you choose to send me a picture of the machine through e-mail, please just copy and paste the picture onto the e-mail rather then sending it as an attachment. I am unable to open any attachments.

If you would like to mail it to me through the USPS, our mailing address is:

Hazlet Sewing & Vacuum
3021 Route 35 & Poole Avenue
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Attn: SewVac Doctor

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionUniversal Bobbin Case... 
I recently acquired a UNIVERSAL MODEL 100 sewing machine and cannot find any information about it. I thought maybe you might enlighten me.
Thanks
2/2/2006
AnswerWhat would you like to know about it?

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
I have recently acquired the machine and was trying to find out some history about it. Are parts for the Singer interchangeable. Thge bobin case is missing.

RE:
It is a common sewing machine. It's title is an HA-1 Japanese Head. Most parts are interchangeable, such as bobbin cases, tension units, etc. The bobbin case for your machine is part # JO1313Z3 and is available on www.sewingandvac.com.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionThreading Manual for Kenmore 
I have my Mother's older Kenmore Ultra Stitch 6. I'm not sure what year, the foot petal is the only item that has a model #. It's model # is 6812. I do not know how to thread it correctly, fill my bobbing, etc. Is there a place I can log onto to download direction, etc?
2/2/2006
AnswerI don't know where you can get a manual, however, if you send me a picture of the machine I can e-mail you back instructions on the threading and bobbin winding.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionAutomatic Needle Threader for My Juki? 
Do you know if it is possible to buy the automatic threader that now comes standard on the Juki TL98Q? I have the Juki TL 98 and find it very difficult to thread and would like to purchase the automatic threader if available.

Thank you,
Nancy
1/31/2006
AnswerDear Nancy,

Sorry, the automatic needle theader for your model Juki is not available.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSears Manual 
I have a Sears Kenmore Sewing Machine, Model No. 158.14001, Serial No. 0073446 - 712 (etched into the metal are the numbers M2354282 - perhaps a similar model?); and I am looking for a manual for this machine? Can you help?

Thanks.

Sue
1/31/2006
AnswerDear Sue,

I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionEuroPro Bobbin Case 
Need to purchase a bobbin case for my machine. The computer part works but the bobbin case will not feed thread to the upper thread. The part that the bobbin case sets in revolves around the bobbin case but there is not way it will pick up the bobbin thread and feed it through to the top of the machine. HELP. wANDa
1/31/2006
AnswerDear Wanda,

Unfortunately, I am unable to get EuroPro parts. You may have a hard time trying to locate parts for your machine. Good Luck!

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionDressmaker Manual 
Hi,

I am looking for a manual for the machine mentioned in the subject line. Also, do you know where I could get presserfeet for that machine and for a Dressmaker model J-A38/ serial 3731.

Thank you,
Kendra
1/31/2006
AnswerDear Kendra,

I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionNecchi 521FB Manual 
Hi ... I have a Necchi model 521FB that i picked up at a yard sale and it didn't come with a manual so i have no clue how to thread it or how to oil it (if it even needs oil). Any advice you could give me will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Tiffany

1/31/2006
AnswerWe have manuals for your machine on www.sewingandvac.com Part # IB-521 for $16.95 + $6.95 shipping.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionBobbins for My Singer? 
My singer sewing machine has a number on it that is as follows:

PL 923169

There is also another number on the front: 99KK

The machine was made in Great Britain.

This is all the information I have on it. It was given to me by my husband on our first wedding anniversary, 49 years ago.

Thanks for your help.

Can you tell me what the cost is for the bobbins and if they are stainless steel. The problem I have been having trying to use any new type bobbin is that they are not weighty enough.
1/31/2006
AnswerYour machine takes 66 class bobbins and takes either a stainless steel or plastic bobbin. Part # 172222 is the metal one and Part # 172222P is the plastic one. Both can be found and ordered on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionJuki MO-104 Needle System Question 
Hi I have a juki mo-104
she use the needles jlx1 and blx1.

I need information about this needles in other scales for example blx1 is in other scales 16x231 or 16x257, but i dont know if this its correct.

Please, send me any information.

sorry my english not is my default lenguaje.
teanks
1/31/2006
AnswerJLX1 and BLX1 = System: 81x1, 82x1, 1886-SY1225, SCx1, DMx1

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger Featherweight Manual 
I recently purchased this machine at a resale shop. Is there any access to Singer archives to obtain a manual? The bobbin is inserted umder the fold down ledge on left side. I hestitate to try to remove for fear of damaging the unit. The carrying case for the machine is slightly ruffed up BUT the machine looks like new.
Thanks,
Pat
1/31/2006
AnswerPart # SR-221 is available on www.sewingandvac.com

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionIndustrial Belt 
Hi Sewvac Doctor

I have an industrial machine that I purchased about 14 years ago. The belt is starting to fray and snap. The machine number is 251-12. Can you tell me what the part number is to order a new one and where I can purchase one? I was told a car belt would work?

Thank you for any information that you can give.
Edie
1/31/2006
AnswerDear Edie,

Look on www.sewingandvac.com for industrial leather belting. We have it there.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSame Machine 
I HAVE THE SAME SEWING MASHINE AS RON IF YOU COULD HELP ME FIND A MANUAL IT WOULD HELP ALOT THANKS ---SHIRLEY
AnswerDear Shirley,

Who is Ron?

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionDarning Foot 
Is a darning foot available for the Singer 57825C?
(There is a plastic cover for the feed dogs for darning but I can see I need a darning foot in order to free motion stipple. Without one, the tension is awful - the thread on the back is loose and balls up.)

Thanks, Alice
And where might I buy one?
AnswerDear Alice,

Yes, one is available. It is part # 4021-L on www.sewingandvac.com

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionPosition Finger Screw 
I have a Singer 2010 touch tronic sewing machine that I need a position fingrer screw for.I have tried in vain to find one . I do not need the complete position finger, only a correct fitting screw. It seems at some point in time my mother had taken this machine to the shop and they must have lost the original screw for the machine and replaced it with an ill fitting screw and even tried to super glue an incorrect screw into the finger .I kept having a problem with my thread bunching up inside the bobbin case.Everything would be going fine then all at once ,Wham !Jam! I had a good friend and neighbor look at it He used to work on machines and after much checking found this problem,but did not have a correct screw and did not know if or where I might find one.Can you help me?
AnswerIf someone already put an offsize screw in there, the original one is not going to fit because the machine is made out of aluminum and cuts its own threads. What you need to do is position the position finger at the correct position- whether you secure it with apoxy or crazy glue, there is no way around it.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionViking 6020 Walking Foot 
I have a Viking Husqvarna 6020. Do you have a walking foot for this machine?

Thanks,
Deeann
AnswerDear Deann,

Part # RWA6-Q on www.sewingandvac.com for $34.00 + $6.95 shipping. I also have the original walking foot available for $89.00 available on special order by calling 1-800-544-5858.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
What is the difference in the RWa6-Q and the original one?

Thanks,
Deeann

RE:
Dear Deeann,

The difference is one is original and the other is not. Originals always work better. They are made specifically for that machine, whereas the generic ones are made to fit a number of machine. If you are looking for perfection, I would always suggest going with the genuine product. Let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 756 Part 
Hello Dr. Sew, Yes i need help My bobbin winder lever broke when i pushed back it cracked and broke It is a singer touch & sew model 756. Can i replace it myself I have replaced some parts in the past. Thank you for being her for us all . Laurolle
AnswerDear Laurolle,

Part # 163786 is available on www.sewingandvac.com for $9.95 + $6.95 shipping.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionDressmaker Manual 
Hello,

I have been searching for information on an old, used sewing machine I have. It is a portable Dressmaker S-2402 sewing machine in the carrying case that hooks on both ends, it has a foot pedal and is extremely heavy. I'm attaching pictures of it in hopes you will have information on it.

I'm interested in getting a copy of the manual for it so I can see exactly how to thread it, set the tension, make the stitches shown on the side, etc. I'd also like to know how to clean it and get it in top working condition. I plugged it in last night and the light works, the pedal works and I was able to sew a small piece of fabric but it did have a "warm" smell to it. Is that normal?

I would greatly appreciate any information you could give me on it.

Thank you,
Ruthie
AnswerDear Ruthie,

Unfortunately, I am unable to open attachments. I can help you however, if you copy and paste the picture of the machine onto the e-mail itself.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionBobbins to Fit My Singer 
I have a 1957 Singer Sewing Machine and I have only one bobbin for it. It is still is good working condition and fine for the sewing I do; however, it makes it difficult having only one bobbin. The bobbins I have found do not fit right in this machine--they are mostly plastic (mine looks like it is probably stainless steel and has some weight to it).


Do you have bobbins that will fit my machine or do you know where I might find them to buy.
Thanks for your help.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Jeanette
AnswerI have the bobbins for your machine, however, in order for me to steer you in the right direction, I would need the exact model number of your machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionBrother PE270D Parts 
Hi, is there any way you can tell me where I can get Parts for my Brother PE270D machine. Iíve used this machine for about 5 hours, and the next thing you knew the metal piece that keeps the bobbin from spinning in circles busted in two. Iíve tried to get Brother to fix it, but they refuse to touch it since I did not purchase it from a Authorized Brother Dealer.

Thank you

Carol

AnswerDear Carol,

I can get you parts for your machine. I would need a better description of the part that you need to be able to help you though. Let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionTailor Bobbin Case 
I have a tailor sewing machines(not the singer tiny tailor, the kind you get at a hotel sale). The bobbin shuttle is catching intermittently. Can I get a replacement case/shuttle?

Thanks, Leslie
AnswerIf it is catching intermittenly, it means that your machine is out of time.

The part number for the bobbin case #421326 and is available on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionJanome 7500 Wiring Diagram 
Dear Sir,
I am the owner of Janome/New Home 7500 and have some problem with foot control. Do you have the wiring diagram (power cord) and how work of foot control? Would you please,send to me if you have.

Thanks in advance.

AnswerI can repair it for you if I saw the machine, wiring, and pedal, however New Home does not supply me with any diagrams. You could either call New Home or send your machine to me. Let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionNeedles for My Sears Machine 
Hi:

I recently purchased a Kenmore 18595 serger (Canada). Can I purchase serger needles from Ultimate Sew and Vac, or do i have to purchase the needles from Sears?

Thank you very much,
Sam
AnswerYou can purchase the needles from us. Whay size needles does your manual say that it takes?

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Some pages of the manual says "HA-1, SP, #11, #14"
some other page says "HA-1 SP, #11, #14"
It seems that I can buy needles that are in your home sewing machines section (not the serger section)?
And I can buy any specialty needles ( like denim, ballpoint... ) ?

Thank you very much,
Sam
-----

RE:
You can order HA-1 SP needles on our website or by calling 1-800-544-5859

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionQuantum 9240.... 
I have a Singer Quantum 9240 sewing machine. It was bought used and it doesn't seem to work properly. I kind of suspect it is the foot pedal. When I press on the pedal, the machine makes a couple of stitches from me pressing on the foot pedal and then stops. The foot pedal is an air pedal I believe. When the pedal is disconnected from the machine and I press on the pedal I can feel a bit of air coming out of the cord end which hooks into the machine.

I guess what I am wondering is why doesn't the pedal make the machine sew continuously like an old machine I had but it had a metal pedal and metal parts? Is there a problem with this plastic foot pedal? I also don't understand how the foot pedal would make the machine sew continously since there' no metal connection and only my foot to pump the air to make the machine sew. Was I given the wrong foot pedal?



Gail

Answer

Dear Gail,

Remove the foot pedal from the stem, hold your finger over the hole, press the foot pedal and wait about 4-5 seconds. Quickly remove your finger from the hole. If you hear a puff of air, the pedal is good. If you don't hear a puff of air, you need a new foot pedal (part # 988677-001).

If you do hear the air, you need to replace the part that the foot pedal plugs into. Its called a transducer. (Part # 988549-002 on www.sewingandvac.com )

Your machine is run by air pressure and the air pressure from the foot pedal moves the feed control which is why you have no metal pieces.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionRewiring Motors- 
Hi!
How are ya?
I have 2 sewing machines.
ROYAL DELUXE.
MODERN DEUXE.
Both need to be rewired {wires are very old }
Where in NEW YORK CITY can i bring them??
Can i get manuals for them?
Do you know of any good books on beginners learning to sew on a sewing
machine?

THANK YOU!!!!!
KIM
AnswerIt is easier and more cost efficient to replace the motors rather than repair them. I have the motor, foot pedal and wire available for $39.95 and I have light fixtures available for $14.00. As far as manuals are concerned, I would need to see a picture of the machines to be able to help.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBernina Coverstitch Plate 
I am in need of a Bernina coverstitch plate for a 2500DCET Serger. Do you have a used one or new? Price?

Thank you

Larry

AnswerDear Larry,

Sorry I am unable to get that part for you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionMontgomery Wards Manual 
Hello, I need an instruction manual for a Montgomery Ward sewing machine model UHT J 1944

Thanks!!
Joanie
AnswerI would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to help you.

Montgomery Ward never actually manufactured any sewing machines, rather, they had other sewing machine companies such as Singer and Brother manufacture machines for them. Then they just put their name and a number on the machine. The model numbers on the machines are not traceable which is why I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to determine which sewing machine company manufactured yours in order to locate a manual.

If you are going to send a picture through e-mail, please do not send it as an attachment. I am unable to open them. Please copy and paste the picture onto the e-mail itself.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 726 Hook Gear 
Dear SewVac Doctor,

My fiance has a Singer 726 machine that has recently broken. After investigating, we determined that gear that turns the bobbin broke. I've looked on the internet for an exact part, but the closest I've come is a Singer Hook Gear #163329 for a 724 model. However, in our machine, it appears that this gear's orientation is the reverse (upside-down) of the schematics I've found. Would this still be the same part?

Thanks for any help,
Andrew
AnswerThat is the correct part.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionManual For An Old White Sewing Machine 
I inherited an old white sewing machine. I do not have a manual and it is working when pluged in but I do not know how to thread it. I have looked all over to find a model and all I have found is a silver plate on the bottom with the numbers 658-33801. It is green in color and the tension dial is on the back left side of the machine. Can you help with this. I would greatly appreciate it. It also said it was made in Japan especially for White Sewing Machine Corp.
Thanks,
Tammy
AnswerDear Tammy,

Send me a picture of the machine and I will be able to get you a manual.

If you decide to send the picture through e-mail, please do not send it as an attachment- I am unable to open them. Please just copy and paste the picture onto the e-mail itself.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBernina 930 Foot Control 
I have a Bernina Record 930 Electronic with a Type 347 Foot Control. One of the carbon pins broke, so I ordered 2 new pins. I was able to successfully get the pins installed in the little assembly that holds them inside the foot control. However, I was not able to get the foot control back together without breaking the pins again. What is the secret to getting the foot control back together without breaking the pins?



Also, will any ordinary 2-wire foot control work with my Bernina if I splice in the 347 wire?



Thank you, Shirley

AnswerA carbon press foot control will not work on your machine.

The easiest way to correct your problem would be for your to send me your foot control and I will re-assemble and test it for you before shipping it back to you.

Replacing the pins is easy for me to do because I have been doing it for over 30 years, however, it is difficult to explain exact motions in an e-mail.

The cost of you sending me your pedal would be the cost of shipping both ways and $10.00 for me to do the work. Let me know if you would be interested.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWhat Feet Are Available for My Machine? 
Hi, Can you tell me how many feet are available for this serger, and how much .also do you ship to the uk. Many thanks Teresa
AnswerDear Teresa,

The only two feet available for your machine are:
Rolled Hem Foot- part #340540 $19.00
Shirring Foot- part # P60902 $34.95

Both parts are available on www.sewingandvac.com

We do ship to the UK, however shipping is costly.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionEuro-Pro Foot Pedal 
Hi,

I need to replace my foot pedal for a Euro-Pro sewing machine, model 420. I have made numerous searches, but to no success. Please help:)

Thanks,

Jennifer

AnswerDear Jennifer,

I would need to see a picture of the receptacle on the machine to be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionParts for My Viking #1 
Where can I get parts for a Viking #1 sewing machine?

AnswerI can get you parts and parts are available on www.sewingandvac.com what do you need for your machine?

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
I have a Viking #1. What I am looking for is the round part of the race with the spindle to hold the bobbin. There is a front, almost rectangular, piece with four screws that holds this piece into place. I need only the round piece. The spindle to hold the bobbin broke off. Also, how much is a bobbin case, as well?

Thank you.

RE:
The hook is part # 4120849-01 and is $49.95
The bobbin case is part #4120972-01 and is $45.00
Both items can be ordered on www.sewingandvac.com

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SewVac Doctor




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QuestionPfaff 1475 CD Mother Board 
I have a Pfaff 1475 CD and the mother board died. Can it be repaired?



Thank you.



Janie

AnswerI would contact a Pfaff dealer to replace the board.

Sorry for the delay in responding. We were on vacation and failed to post the notice.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBrother XL2600 Manual 
I rec'd this as a gift but it did not come with a manual and a search of the Brother websites was not helpful in obtaining one. I have never had one with a drop in bobbin and cannot figure out how to get the bobbin threaded out......HHHEELLLP
AnswerI have manuals for your machine available for $16.95 + $6.95 shipping. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to order.

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QuestionSinger 401a Manual & Power Cord 
My mother just purchased a singer 401a at an auction, however it came with no manual or power cord. Can you help with how we can go about finding these items?

Thank you!
Sherry
AnswerDear Sherry,

I have the manual and the power cord available. The manual is $16.95 and the power cord is $12.95. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to order.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionDiagram for Tension Unit 
Hi there

Do you have a diagram for a tension unit (upper thread)? Ideally for a singer 4522 but anything will do. Mine slipped out and came apart, all I need to do is slot it together, but I donít know how. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Heather

AnswerSend me a picture of all of the parts with each part numbered. I will e-mail you back with the order in which to put the pieces back together.

Please do not send the picture as an attachment, I am unable to open them. Please just copy and paste a picture onto the e-mail itself.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionNot Sure What it's Called..... 
Dear SewVac Doctor,

I recently purchased a lovely Lydia which arrived in great condition, only there is an outer plastic piece with a broken end. I need to replace it, but I'm afraid I don't know what it's called. The Lydia's thread spool is at the back of the machine, and the plastic part above it is the first thing that the thread goes in to. I'm not an experienced sewer, and I can't find the name of this item anywhere, so am not sure if I need a specific type or if there is a generic one that will do. It screws on to the sewing machine itself.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you so much for your time!
AnswerI would need to see a picture of your machine with the missing part to be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionRemington Manual 
What can you tell me about a Remington Sewing Machine? This is a very heavy machine. I would like to get a manual for it.
thanks,
Sewingcloth
AnswerDear Sewingcloth,

I would need to see a picture of the machine to determine whether or not a manual is available.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionCan I Get a Repair Manual Somewhere?? 
Hi, I am new to sergers and this week I have been learning to use my Brother Pacesetter PL-1050 (it's about 9 years old but had been sitting in its box) but now I've broken it. I forgot to push in the "lowerlooper threading lever" and then ran the machine and the piece got all mashed up. It looks like I should be able to replace this piece, but I have not been able to find it online. Can I get a repair manual somewhere? I have the "Handbook for Compact Overlook Machine" that it came with, although obviously I wasn't paying careful enough attention to the part of it that said always to push in the lever before sewing!

thanks,

Lizzie
AnswerDear Lizzie,

Unfortunately, I cannot get you a repair manual, however, I can get the part for you. If you are still interested in getting the part without the repair manual, let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
The part would be good.

Is this it? ==>

Part No. X77137001
Brother Loopers -Household Sergers - Model(s): 900D, 920D, 934D, PC950, PC1050 - Lower looper thread guide slide
Bin:19N-X

And then I just replace the whole assembly via the Phillips-head screw there? Or what?

I have a handy spouse who can help me, but myself I'm not terribly handy.

thanks!

Lizzie

RE:
Yes, that is the correct part. It is only one screw- I'm sure your spouse could do it. Either place your order online at www.sewingandvac.com or call 1-800-544-5858.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionAfter Market Accessory Kit 
I am looking for an after market accessory kit for buttonholes for a Singer 9410. Can you tell me where I can get it and the price?

Thanks,
Teresa
AnswerWe have what you are looking for. Price $39.95 + $6.95 shipping. The kit includes buttonhole attachment and three eyelets. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to place your order.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionCustom-Made Cabinet? 
According to Brother customer support, my new XR65T is not made to be installed into a sewing cabinet? Is there any way that you know of to adapt the machine so that it can be installed?

Thanks.
BarbT

AnswerDear Barb,

You will have to have a custom-made cabinet made specifically for your machine. Unfortunately, I do not know of anyone that makes custom sewing machine cabinets.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionAmbassador Manual 
Hi. I was given an Ambassador sewing machine. I have asked around, and no one has ever heard of the make. It looks like it's pretty old, and I was wondering if you've ever heard of the make, and if it's possible to get an owner's manual for it. Thanks. Judy
AnswerDear Judy,

Ambassador was not a manufcaturer of sewing machines, they simply put their name on a machine that was more than likely produced by Singer. I would need more information, such as a picture, I will be able to determine exactly what make and model machine it is and then try to locate you a manual.

If you are going to send me a picture through e-mail, please do not send it as an attachment. I am unable to open them. Please just copy and paste the picture onto the e-mail itself.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionBrother XL2027 Bobbins 
I have a Brother XL2027 and no bobbins, what kind does it take, metal or plastic and part #. Thank you, Linda

AnswerPart number 2518
Cost $0.75 each

You could use plastic or metal. Either will work. The above referenced part number is the metal type bobbin. The part number for the plastic bobbins is 2518P.

Available on www.sewingandvac.com

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger 600 
My sewing machine is a Singer Touch & Sew, Model 600. 1963. Is the Model 600 Deluxe Zigzag the same model? I am trying to find an origianl manual. Any suggestions?

Cindy
AnswerYes, they are one in the same.

I have only copies of the manual available for $16.95.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionPfaff Schematics 
Is there any source to obtain schematics for the Pfaff 1473 machines and the Pfaff hobby lock 1171? We are in need of these to help repair the 1171 and would like to have those for the other one also?
AnswerSorry, that is not available. At least to my knowledge.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSewMore Tip Top Motor 
Please tell me that you've heard of my machine! I've been trying to find a new motor (mine is about to burn out) as well as other replacement parts (belts, for example). I love this machine - it was given to me by a friend who never used it, and perhaps that is why it isn't holding up. I just used it for the first time today and suddenly, the motor started "spinning," but the machine wasn't sewing. Soon, I saw a little puff of smoke from the motor.
No one seems to have heard of this machine and it has the most wonderful stitch! It sews like a hot knife going through melted butter! I'd hate to put this thing in the closet!
Do you know where I can find the needed parts? The motor says: General Motors Corporation, Volts: 115, Amps: 9, HP 1/15, Svc. No.: 5047431, and the machine is called a Sewmore Tip Top (looks like my ancient Singer)
Thanks a million!
Pam
AnswerDear Pam,

I have heard of your machine. Send me a picture of the machine and how the motor is attached to it so that I can get you a new motor. I will also be able to locate parts for you once I see a picture of it. Please paste the picture onto the e-mail itself rather then sending it as an attachment. I am unable to open attachments. Please respond so that I can enable you to "Sewmore" : )

RE:
Tom-

I had to send them as a word document. I couldn't figure out how to send them inside of an email message.

I hope you are able to see them well enough. I also need a couple of replacement belts - and if you have a new cord!!

I am still in shock that you HEARD of my machine! What ever happend to this company, anyway? They look so much like my old singer.............

Thanks again-

Pam

RE:
Dear Pam,

I have the motor which comes with a belt and the cord for $39.95 + $6.95 shipping. Please call 1-800-544-5858 to order. Sewmore never actually produced machines, they just distributed the machines and slapped their name on them. Distributors come and go. Your machine was most likely produced by Singer.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:

Tom-

I just wanted to let you know that the motor came yesterday and now the machine runs wonderfully! Thank you for all your help. I've put you in my "favorites" list so I'll know where to find you the next time.

By the way.......I have the Singer anniversary edition machine (awesome machine!). The front of the machine says: 1851 to 1951, so I guess mine is the 1951 model. Anyway, this machine came with the most handy attachments (hemmer, binder, and so on). The one I like the best is the hemmer that folds the material as it sews....... Anyway, do they still sell these attachments anywhere?

Pam

RE:
Tom-

I just wanted to let you know that the motor came yesterday and now the machine runs wonderfully! Thank you for all your help. I've put you in my "favorites" list so I'll know where to find you the next time.

By the way.......I have the Singer anniversary edition machine (awesome machine!). The front of the machine says: 1851 to 1951, so I guess mine is the 1951 model. Anyway, this machine came with the most handy attachments (hemmer, binder, and so on). The one I like the best is the hemmer that folds the material as it sews....... Anyway, do they still sell these attachments anywhere?

Pam



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QuestionSinger 755 Feed Dogs 
I have a model 755 Singer sewing machine that needs new feed dogs. (the old ones are rubber but metal will do.) Will part no. M181843 or 181843 work?
AnswerBoth will work- M181843 is metal, 181843 is rubber. Both are available at www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWill This Work? 
Will any of your portable Cases fit Alpha sew PW400 W 9" instead of 7"
bed?______
Thomas
AnswerDear Thomas,

Sorry, no they will not.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWhich Bobbin Fits My Singer Merritt 3130 
Hi,
I just came back from a garage sale with an old Singer Merritt 3130. There is not a bobbin in the machine. I tried my class 15 bobbins, and some from an old kenmore I used to have. They both seem too tall, as the top thread keeps getting caught on the bobbin as it tries to make it's circle around the bobbin. Do you know the size bobbin that fits this model? I'm eager to
get sewing! Thanks sew much:)
Terry

AnswerDear Terry,

Your machine takes bobbin part number 17222P and I have them available on www.sewingandvac.com.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 348 Manual 
I am looking for an instruction manual for a Singer, model 348. Can you help?
AnswerThey are available on www.sewingandvac.com Part number SR-348 and the cost is $16.95 + $6.95 shipping.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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Question237 Singer 
Where can I get a manual for Singer Fashionmate 237?
AnswerI have one available at www.sewingandvac.com the part number is SR-237 and the cost is $16.95 + $6.95 shipping.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionKenmore 38512912 Foot Pedal 
Hi,

Do you if the Kenmore Ultra Stitch 6 foot pedal/ cord will fit a Kenmore model 385 12912 please? I'm trying to find info online but not being successful.

Thanks
Lois
Answer

Dear Lois,

If you send me a picture of the receptacle for the cord on your machine I will be able to locate a foot pedal/cord for you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionMaintainence Manual 
Sew Doctor
You had said you could send directions for threading the machine. Also do you have the maintenance and repair Manuel for this machine, and what kind of attachments are available?
Again thanks
Jack
AnswerDear Jack,

The instruction manual will give you a sense of maintenance on the machine.

If you go to www.sewingandvac.com and look at any of our attachments- the ones that have "low shank" in the description will all fit your machine. The instruction manual is $16.95. If you would like to order anything, or need any futher assistance, please call 1-800-544-5858.

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SewVac Doctor


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QuestionPfaff 230 Threading Diagram & Bobbin Winding Instructions 
I need Pfaff model 230 threading diagram and bobin winding instruction

How old is this machine?
AnswerI can special order you an instruction manual for $16.95 + $6.95 shipping. It would take about 3-4 weeks for delivery. Let me know if you would be interested.

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionNecchi Bobbin 
i got a necchi machine from a friend and it has no bobbin were can i find one the model# is535FA but also has model #535FB ON THE MANUAL ITS AN OLDIE but works . im just learning about them so dont know much about it yet thanks anna.
AnswerI have the bobbin case and the bobbin available at www.sewingandvac.com Part # JO1313Z3 and part # 2518

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SewVac Doctor

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QuestionReplacement Buttonholer 
I have a Sears Kenmore sewing machine. It is Model 92. I somehow lost the buttonhole guide plate. The part # is 13530. On Sears.com they said this part was no longer available. I've tried different websites but I'm not getting anywhere. Help! I have 2 fleece coats that need buttonholes to be finished.
Thank you
Marilyn
AnswerDear Marilyn,

I most likely have one here, however, I would need to see a picture of your machine first. I am unable to open attachments, so if you send the picture through e-mail, paste the picture onto the e-mail itself.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBrother Foot Control 
I found a bargain on this machine which I like but it is missing the foot pedal controller. The manual named it as "Foot Controller Model N" Parts code: J00360-051
Do you have one of these foot controllers and if so, what is the price and shipping to 29485 zip.
Thanks,
Dale
AnswerWe do. The price is $39.95 + $6.95 shipping. Please call to order. 1-800-544-5858.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Why is it so high? I only paid $100 for the machine. Are there used ones?

RE:
The price of foot pedals are not denoted by the price of the machine. You'll pay anywhere between $35-$60 (for the foot pedal and cord) and then a much higher price for electronic machine pedals. I can possibly find you a used one for $20-$25.00. Let me know if you would like me to look for you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBernina Electronic Foot Pedal 
Hello, my Bernina 802 Sport with Electronic fool controller is having speed control problems. It only starts the machine when depressed about 2/3 of the way, and then the machine runs close to full speed. It will not run slow speeds any more. Is there any way to trouble shoot if I just need new carbon tracer pins, or what else can I do? I do not want to spend $200 for a new control.

Thanks



Phil

AnswerDear Phil,

Without seeing the control I am unable to determine the condition of the tracer pins and/or the pc that it runs against. I don't like to give out "guess" information, so without seeing it I am unable to help. I do have those pedals available for $175.00 shipping included- they are normally $189.00 on our website, but with a sewvac doctor discount $169.95. If you would be interested, let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionKenmore Zipper Foot 
I am looking for a zipper foot for my kenmore machine model #158433 ser#0034361. Can you help me please?
AnswerI need to know the length of the foot from the top to the bottom of the
foot to determine what type shank your machine has. From there, I can get
you a zipper foot for your machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Thank you for your response, the pressure foot measures one and a quarter inches and attaches to the machine with a thumb screw on the left

RE:
Your machine is high shank. Any accessory on www.sewingandvac.com with "high shank" in the description will fit your machine. The zipper foot part # is 1841 and is $4.95.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionJC Penny 6930 Manual 
thank you for your time...i recently purchased 2nd hand a jcpenny model 6930 sewing machine.i'm trying to locate an operating manual. do you have any idea where i can locate one or even who made that sewing machine for jcpenney? thank you for your time and any help you can give me......roxanna
AnswerDear Roxanna,

If you send me a picture of your machine I will be able to determine which sewing machine company manufactured your machine. From there I will be able to get you a manual.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionKenmore Zipper Foot 
I am looking for a zipper foot for my kenmore machine model #158433 ser
#0034361. can you help me please

AnswerI need to know the length of the foot from the top to the bottom of the foot to determine what type shank your machine has. From there, I can get you a zipper foot for your machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhich Feet Fit My Machine? 
Tom,

I sent you this morning the 7/8 inch measurement for my kenmore machine foot. I also would like a snap on shank/foot for my singer model #603E. The foot measurement sitting flat from the back of the foot to the top of the shank is 1 1/4 inch. Thanks again.

Janet



AnswerDear Janet,

Your Singer 603E is slant. You will need to purchase a Singer snap on ankle, part # 5012-ss on www.sewingandvac.com

After that, you are limited to Singer snap on feet which consists of beading foot, buttonhole foot, couching foot, hemmer, overedge, satin, straight, and zig zag, as well as even feed. All of this is available on our website.

For your low shank Kenmore sewing machine, you can buy a complete set of snap-matic feet with the ankle, part # 5011LC on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionMontgomery Ward Manual 
Hi Doc,

I have been given a Montgomery Ward model UHT J1932 Sewing Machine in good condition Unfortunately it didn't come with a users manual and I'm not smart enough to figure out how it works.. Can you tell me where I can buy a manual for this machine ?? Thanks, RON
AnswerDear Ron,

If you e-mail me a picture of your machine I might be able to locate you a manual. Because Montgomery Wards never manufactured any of their own machines, their model numbers are meaningless. By seeing a picture of your machine, I will be able to determine which sewing machine company manufactured your machine and from there try to locate you a manual. Please paste the picture of the machine onto the e-mail itself, I am unable to open attachments.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionMitsubishi DU-105 Manual 
Hi Sew Vac Doctor,
I have a mitsubishi DU-105. I bought it used and do not have a manual for it. Do you know
where I might find one? thanks for your time.
Sincerely,
Manualess
AnswerDear Manualess,

Sorry, that is not available to me.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 401 Slide Plate 
My nabor has a singer model number 401a and I think it needs two parts but im not sure one parti is there a bobbin holder on top of were you put the bobbin in and the secound part is the little metal part the covers the bobbine area she doesnt have the manual so I cant realy see whats missing I just know that she has a bobbin the pops in the that area but theres not top part and theres no cover for the bobbin top so the fabric will not get caught in the bobbin if you could anser those questions I would be most gratful???
pabboo redfeather
AnswerDear Pabboo,

The slide plate is part number 172015 which is available at www.sewingandvac.com The slide plate is the only part that you need, from what I can tell from your e-mail.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWalking Foot For My Pfaff 917 
Dear Sir,

I am in need of a walking foot in order to quilt with my Pfaff. Would you have one for sale or could you advise me where I may purchase one please.

Again I have a Pfaff Hobbymatic 917.
Thank you.
Lynne
AnswerDear Lynne,

I have a walking foot for your machine available at www.sewingandvac.com It is part number 10449 and is $21.95.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionFlexi-Stitch Pattern Discs 
My husband just purchased a singer model 750. After looking it over we found that there are Flexi-Stitch pattern discs for it. I know it is a 1970 model, are the discs still available? We did not get a manual for it. Thanks.

AnswerI have all of the disks available as well as manuals for that machine. Let me know what you would like and I'd be happy to get it for you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionInstruction Manual for Singer Creative Stitch 1036 
I am trying to locate instruction manual for a Singer Creative Stitch 1036. Can you help.

Thanks,

Regina
AnswerDear Regina,

Part No. SR-1036: Singer Instruction Books - Model(s): 1036 - Price: $ 16.95
This part is available at www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWalking Foot for Super De Luxe 
Hello,

I have a Super De Luxe 925 sewing machine and amd trying to find a walking foot for it to do quilting. Do you have a walking foot that I can use on this machine? Also, do you know the real make of this machine? is it a White? there is a "W" on the machine. I think the machine is from the 1960's as my grandmother gave it to me.

Thank you.

Barbara
AnswerDear Barbara,

I can tell you the make of the machine by looking at a picture of it, however, I am unable to open attachments. If you re-send the pictures pasted onto an e-mail, I will be able to answer that question.

As for the walking foot for your machine, I have it available on www.sewingandvac.com with the part # 10449 ($21.95).

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionWhat Type of Shank? 
I have a kenmore 1757 machine that I purchased in 1974. I would like to put different feet on it besides the ones that came with it. I am looking for a shank that will fit it to hold new pressure feet. One that would snap on.

thanks
AnswerMeasure the distance of the foot from the bottom of the foot to the top of the shank. E-mail me back with this information, and I will be able to help you.


Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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Question14U13 Needles? 
I have a model 14-U13 Singer Serger. The needle catalog number is 2053. I am unable to find anyone with this needle number in their stock (including this site) Is there another needle that may be used as a replacement? Thank you,
Marie
AnswerDear Marie,

We have that needle in stock. They are the same as style JLX1-1 on our website www.sewingandvac.com. They are $7.00 for 10 needles.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionKenmore Manual 
Hi,
I am looking for a manual for Kenmore sewing machine model 158 12310.If you have any info on it plzzzzz mail me back.thanks

Nithya
AnswerI would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to helo you.

Sorry for the delay in responding. We were on vacation and failed to post the notice.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionSinger 237 Manual? 
Where can I get a manual for Singer Fashionmate 237?

AnswerI have one available at www.sewingandvac.com the part number is SR-237 and the cost is $16.95 + $6.95 shipping.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionKenmore Parts 
SewVac Doctor

I recently bought a Kenmore Serger, (Cdn) model # 385.16622. My problem is where can I find feet for this machine? The manual that came with it gives me a telephone number to call, for both Us & Canada, I called it, the part numbers listed in the manual are not what customer service has listed.

I e-mailed customer service a week ago, and have not heard back. I havenít used the serger that much yet and really havenít learned to much about it. Iím thinking that it is an older serger and that Sears is looking to get rid of them or that it is a newer model, and the parts havenít been updated.

Can you help?

Thank you

Sandra

AnswerDear Sandra,

The reason Sears was not able to help is because Sears never manufactured any of their own sewing machines. It could be any sewing machine company. If you send me a picture of your machine I will be able to get you parts.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionManuals 
Hello,

I am so (or should I say sew) happy to find your site. My dear mother-in-law passed away and among the many items she left me are a brother computerized sewing machine. I say computerized because it looks like touch stitch. Also a brother four spool serger. I can't find booklets for the life of me. The only writing on the sewing machine is a serial number and not a model number.

If this helps, all that is written on the sewing machine is: e41111306, 120v, 60hz, ac, 90w. It reads pattern stitch on there and the spool of thread is laying down on top as opposed to standing up.

If you are able to help me find the correct source for booklets, I would be most grateful.


Thanks for your time,

Marie
AnswerDear Marie,

If you send me a picture of the two machines I will be able to identify their models and locate manuals for them.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionCrank Connecting Rod for New Home 
Dear sir:

I have a New Home Model # 556. And I need Part # 53-84, Crank Connecting rod. It connects the upper shaft with the lower shaft. I would like to price it. And maybe order it.



Thank you for your time and trouble,



dennis
AnswerDear Dennis,

Unfortunately, that part is not available to me. You will have to contact a New Home dealer.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionZipper Foot? 
I have Brother XR-31 and need to buy a new zipperfoot and buttonhole foot. Which I am having trouble finding. Can you tell me where to buy them?

My question is what is my shank size? I am confused.
Thank you!
AnswerDear JoAnn,

Your machine is low shank. I have both the zipper foot and buttonhole foot on www.sewingandvac.com

Zipper foot Part # X59370-051
Buttonhole foot Part # 5011-8

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBobbin Case for a Juki 
Can I order a replacment bobbins case for the Juki 98 E. Not the bobbin, but the case that goes into the bobbin. Thanks!

AnswerDear Deborah,

We have the bobbin case for your machine at www.sewingandvac.com

Part #55237TOWA
Price $19.95 + $6.95 shipping.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionHelp with Antique Sewing Machine 
I have an old Singer, high speed lock stitch machine, Model 96-10. I do believe I am in need of replacing the belt, which seems to be a V-shape, 3/8" across on the flat side and measures about 45 1/2" in length the way it is now. There doesn't appear to be enough tension from the belt the way it is now. Do you sell these belts? I also am looking for any manuals that might be available for this machine. I have a basic, "instructions for use" booklet, but it doesn't explain how to use the different accessories.

Anne
AnswerDear Anne,

The belt for your machine is available on www.sewingandvac.com Just order the belt according to the size of the one that you currently have. Unfortunately, I am unable to get a manual for that machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionKenmore Owners Manual 
Dear Sewing Doctor,
My Sister just gave me a kenmore marchine model # 1789181, It was very dirty
from not having a cover on it and being her her garage for years. Here is
the problem, I have no owner's manual and was wondering where we might
possibley get one?, 2nd question when we sew on it, it bunches up on the
bottom side of the material,?, I am a beginner sewer so you may here from me
often.
We took it in to have it serviced I live in sac, Ca, and he is charging me
$69.00 for servicing does that sound reasonable?

thank you
Theresa
AnswerDear Theresa,

I would need to see a picture of the machine to be able to locate a manual for you. In my opionion, $69.00 sounds like a reasonable price. If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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Question401A Manual 
Dear Sew Vac Doctor,

I have a Singer 401A. I'm just starting to learn to sew and am very excited, however, I can't figure out how to thread the bobbin and it's sewing backwards. This machine came from a friend and I asked her if she did anything to it to make it go in reverse and she said no. It's never been in reverse before and all of a sudden it is!

Please help! Where can I find a manual or instructions?
Thank you,
Madeyline

AnswerDear Madeyline,

If the stitch length bar, which is located on the right side of the machine, is in the up position move it down to where the numbers are. Those numbers are referring to how many stitches the machine will sew in an inch. Therefore, if you put it on 10, your machine will sew 10 stitches per
inch. It being up will cause your machine to go in reverse.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
You are so wonderful! Thank you for providing this
information. Do you know where I may locate a manual,
as I still don't know how to thread the machine!
Please help.

Thanks,
Madeyline

RE:
I have them available on www.sewingandvac.com The exact link to the manual is:

http://sewingandvac.com/resultspart.asp?keywrd=sr-401&pagesize=25


Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionSinger 401A Cams 
Hi I just recieved a Singer 401A. However all I have is the machine and the cabinet it came with. i have no manual, or Cams for the fancy stiching. where can I purchase these items? Do you sell them and how much. the machine does work but all I can get was a beautiful straight stitch. After research I found out you need the cams to do fancy stiches.
Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
Judith

AnswerDear Judith,

We can supply you with the manual for $16.95 as well as the cams for fancy stitching for your machine for $2.50 each. I would double check the model number on your machine, however, because the 401A had at least 15-20 built in stitches which means that you would be able to get more than just a nice straight stitch.

To order the manual and cams for your machine, please call 1-800-544-5858.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionKenmore Sewing Machine Manual 
Hello!

I am looking to purchase a beginning manual for a Kenmore portable
sewing machine Model# 158.14001.

It runs well and I just acquired it and I need beginning help!

Thank you

Dr. Lippincott
AnswerDear Dr. Lippincott,

I would need to see a picture of your machine in order to get you a manual. Kenmore never actually produced any sewing machines- they had other sewing machine companies manufacture machines for them and Kenmore just slapped their name on the machines. In order to determine which sewing machine company manufactured your machine and which model it is, I would need to see it.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionGenuine Viking/Husky Walking Foot 
Hi,

Do you know where I can find a walking foot for the Viking model # 1, please?

I prefer a genuine Viking/Husky part. Used is fine.

Thank You,
Mary
AnswerDear Mary,

We have the original ones available for $65.00. Please call 1-800-544-5858 and ask for Joe to order.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionPfaff 917 Zipper Foot 
Where can I purchase a zipper foot for a pfaff hobbymatic 917?
AnswerPart # 9869440400 on www.sewingandvac.com

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionGenuine Parts vs. Generic 
Dear Sew vac doctor,
I have a Pfaff 1222 sew machine, i am having problem with the foot, and I am 100% sure that the foot has gone bad. Can I use any other foot for this machine just changing the adopter which connect the machine to run or I have to get the Pfaff foot control. what do you suggest? Please let me know. Thank you.
Champa
AnswerDear Champa,

It is always in the machine's best interest to put original parts as well as the foot control into the machine for upkeep, however, a carbon press foot control will do the job. It eliminates some speed control, but not all.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:

Dear Sir,
Thank you for your letter, I bought a foot control as you advice me, it is electronic
and it is working well. Now my 1222 Pfaff machine is working very well.
Again, thank you for your advice.
Champa


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QuestionMini Lock FR850 Belt 
Dear Doc.

I own a Heavy Mini Lock FR 850 Serger and need a belt for the motor; The present belt has slack in it and needs to be replaced. Please provide me the name of a universal/generic belt and size that can be used. Also some direction in where to locate the belt needed and the approximate cost.

Thank You...

Danetta

AnswerDear Danetta,

The motor on that mini-lock should be adjustable to take up the slack that you describe. If the belt does need to be replaced, supply me with the circumference of the belt that is on the machine now, or look on www.sewingandvac.com for a belt that is close in size. Let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionStitch Condenser 
Sew Doctor

Have you ever seen a stitch condenser for industrial sewing machine, and how do I find one?

Designer


AnswerNo, I have never heard of that term. What does a "stitch condenser" do?

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:

A stitch is a device added to a sewing machine where when you come to the end of a seam the size of the stitches Become very small so that you do not have to trim the threads.

Designer

RE:

Dear Designer,

I am very sorry, but there is not such a device that you could put onto a sewing machine to accomplish that task. It can only be done with electronic control system on your industrial machine, for example the Juki DDL8700-7. Hope this helps.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor







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QuestionJanome Bobbins 
I own a Janome 6500 and am trying to get new bobbins for it? I live in northern New Jersey; but I am willing to purchase them online through a dealerÖany suggestions where I might find them???



Sue

AnswerDear Susan,

We can ship you the bobbins for your machine, however, we are in Hazlet, New Jersey, exit 117 on the parkway. If you would like us to ship them to you, it is Part# 102261103 on our website. Shipping is $6.95 for all orders under $40.00 (over $40.00 and it is free), and you will have to pay sales tax since you are in NJ as well. Let us know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhere Can I Get This Foot Control #619494-132 (replaces #618776-007)? 
I need some help with the type/style/size of foot control of the above number. I have a health problem with my foot.

My machine presently has a bakelite clam shape controller, but it will only sew fast and becomes very hot quickly. I have only found narrow metal controllers to replace it. I don't think I could use that shape. Could you send me an email picture or tell me which picture is the correct one where they are listed.

My machine is a Singer 348 and the present controller has the numbers on the above subject line.

Thank you for your help.
Anita

AnswerDear Anita,

Unfortunately, that foot pedal is no longer available new, however, I do have used ones available for $25.00 + $6.95 shipping. This is a special order, let me know if you would be interested.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor

RE:
Is there a waranty with the used controller? I know I have an old machine, probably 1960s?, if my controller has worn out, wouldn't the ones that you have for sale be likely to quit working too? Also can you tell me the material that the new one is fabricated from and the size of the foot area? Thank you for all the answers,
Anita

RE:
We will give you a 90-day warranty on the foot pedal. Yes, your machine is old, however that is not why your foot pedal expired. The reason that your foot pedal is not working is due to the metal contacts inside which have become pitted.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


RE:
I'd like to order the used foot pedal. I have another machine, but have always wished I had this one back to use. We were told by someone here in the city a few years ago that it was impossible to get any type of foot pedal for this machine--too too old. I am happy that my husband found your company on the Web. Please tell me how to make the buy.
Thank you,
Anita

RE:
Please call 1-800-544-5858 to place your order.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor





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QuestionMultiple Machines - Need Info and Parts For All 
Sir,

My uncle just purchased the following machines:

three Singer Industrial sewing machines, model # 241-12 (I believe
they're all the same model)

one Merrow model A-3DW machine. At first, we were told this was an
embroidery machine, but after looking at your website, it is now clear
that this is a serger of some type.

It seems that ALL of these machines need parts and supplies. All three
Singers need belts and presser feet. One needs the plate that goes under
the presser foot (unsure of the term for it). All need bobbins, and one
needs a bobbin "hook"(?). Also, we are in need of appropriate needles,
presser foot screws, etc. Lastly, only one "oil pan" and table came with
these machines - is there a way we can obtain two oil pans, gaskets &
etc. parts to get them running? I'm sure we'll need other parts as well,
once they're checked out.

The Merrow needs needles for certain, but we're unsure of what else we
might need, should we decide to keep it (unsure if we need a serger).

For ALL four machines, we are in desperate need of information. Neither
one of us has a clue how they work, how to thread them, the direction
the belts go, how to wind a bobbin on these, basically everything. I
cannot find any books or on-line instructions on these yet. We are
willing to pay for a user and repair manual for both machine types.

My uncle plans to use at least one of the Singers to sew upholstery
fabric for seats for his boat, and possibly other duties (probably
vinyl, maybe canvas on occasion). I would like to use one of the Singers
to sew vegetable tanned leather, with the proper needles, up to 14 oz.
thickness (two layers of 6-7 oz. leather), to make belts and other small
leather items. We will need the proper presser feet, needles, bobbins,
and other parts for this.

Any and all information you can help us with (either provide directly,
or give us a pointer or two where to find it) would be greatly
appreciated. We are willing to pay for this information if necessary,
but as we have a lot of parts to replace to get all of the machines
working, we just cannot afford to have a professional repair shop
refurbish all of them & provide instruction.

We are VERY competent mechanics - my uncle has built cars, boats, and
many other vehicles of different types, and I have built cars, do
professional gunsmithing & holster making, and many, many other things.
With a little information, I believe we are up to the task of repairing
and refurbishing these machines.

We both thank you for any and all assistance you may provide.

Michael
AnswerDear Michael,

The Singer 241-12 was made right after WWII. These are very old machines and we can obtain the major parts for them, such as needles, bobbins, needle plates, feeders, etc. It is not possible to obtain new oil pans for them. The Merrow machine that you have is also very vintage, however, we can supply any parts that you need for it.

Now the bad news. These machines were designed to make dresses not to sew leather, leatherette, vinyl, canvas material. You will need a walking foot machine of some kind to do your job. Cheapest good one being a Reliable with a cost of $825.00.

I do not want you to believe that I am trying to push something onto you, but you should undertsand that if you were to replace that 241-12 with a brand new unit including table stand and motor, it would only cost you $450.00.

Please contact me if I can help you any further and I hope this answers all of your questions.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger Athena 2000 Parts List? 
The belt needs to be replaced but I can't get the front cover off to do this. All screws are removed but it still won't come apart. Also the foot peddle seems to be stuck and stays on. Do you have parts lists and repairs for this particular machine ?


Thanks

Bob

AnswerDear Bob,

Part # SM-2000 is the service manual for your machine. It can be found on www.sewingandvac.com. It sounds as if there is a spring that is broken in your foot pedal. If you need further assistance, let me know.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionDressmaker Parts? 
Hello,
I have an old machine that someone just gave me, it is a Dressmaker Model 1305,w/serial#10374. It has no bobbin, and I think it is missing the case that the bobbin goes into to put in the machine. Do you know where I can get this? Also, the person who gave it to me said it was a Singer.
That singer made Dressmaker, true?
Thanks
AnswerDear Rossana,

The bobbin case that you need is part# JO1313Z3 on www.sewingandvac.com and the bobbin is part # 2518. Singer may have manufactured your Dressmaker, as they had several sewing machine companies make machines for them, however, it is difficult to determine exactly which company manufactured your machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionTailor Machine Accessories? 
Dear SewVac Doctor,

I was given an old Tailor machine by a friend's
mother. After doing internet research, I found that the company was a scam. I assume I will not be able to get the blindstich hem guide from them, but I was wondering whether there would be a comprable accessory produced by another company which would fit on my
machine?

Thanks,
Lindsay

AnswerDear Lindsay,

Any low shank accessory will fit your machine.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionBest Built Deluxe 
I have an old, "Best Built Deluxe" sewing machine with a 1 amp motor on it. It needs several parts but I can't seem to find any information on this particular machine. Can you direct me somewhere that I can find information, parts, etc?

Thanks!
Jodie

AnswerDear Jodie,

If you e-mail me a picture of your machine and some questions that you want answered or parts that you want, I will be able to help you.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionButtnhole Attatchement for 401a? 
I hope that you can help me. I have a Singer 401a that belonged to my mother -I have used other machines over the years and always wind up using this machine (and my White Serger). I have bought inexpensive machines just to make buttonholes and attach buttons - they never last long. So, I am searching for a buttonhole attachment for my 401a - I know they are out there. I bought - from Ultimate Sew and Vac a RB-S attachment but it will not work. It holds the fabric way too securely and I cannot move it under the presser foot.

What I need to know is which buttonhole attachment should I buy? I cannot go trial and error as I am already $50 in the hole with the one I ordered since it does not work. Can you help me?

I am desperate to figure this out as my sewing is a parttime job and I have to be able to do these buttonholes.

Thanks so very much!!

--gay hilemn
AnswerDear Gay,

The slant buttonhole attachment that you purchased does work with your Singer 401a, however, since it is an after-market part, it needs to be adjusted accordingly. Since you said that the attachment holds onto the fabric too tightly, loosen your presser foot lifter. Turn the thumb screw in the upper right hand top of your machine counter-clockwise to loosen the pressure. This should fix that problem. You could also go another route- I have an original buttonhole attachment for your Singer 401a that will work with no adjustments. That part, however, since it is the original one from 40 years ago, is $65.00. Let me know if you need any further assistance.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


Tom Williams--
I will try that - if it works and is not to much trouble, then that will be great. If it does not work or is too much trouble - I will be back in touch for the original. I do not mind spending the money if it works - that is a lot less than buying another machine just to do buttonholes! Do you, by chance, also have any cams for a 401a? I had them, but have been unable to locate them when looking recently - do not know if they got thrown out - anyway, just curious. Thank you so very much for your help!!
--gay


Sure! We have a large variety of cams for your machine. Let me know which ones you want.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor



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QuestionDo You Have.... 
Do you sell a zig-zag and/or appliquť presser foot for the Brother XL5340 sewing machine? If so, what would be the cost for each or both plus tax and shipping and handling?

Thank you. V L Gailey
AnswerDear V L Gailey,

Yes we do sell that. The cost of the foot $6.95, shipping is $6.95, and there is no tax. Please call our 800 number to order.
1-800-544-5858.


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SewVac Doctor



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QuestionJuki Bobbins 
Do you carry bobbins for Juki TL 98E? I've been
unsuccessful locally. My most recent purchase
looked just like the one that came with machine
but when I got it home, it didn't fit in the
bobbin case. Also how many bobbins are in a
package? I'd like to get about 10.

Thanks!
Barbara Kerwin
AnswerDear Barbara,

We do have those bobbins in stock, Part # 55236NS, $1.85 per bobbin. Feel free to call us to order or you can use that part number in our parts database online.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionNeedles & Thread for Industrial Machine 
Dear sir, I have a yamata FY 8500 industrial sewing machine. i would like to sew canvas for my boat. I am looking for needles that are compatable with that machine. I would also like to find thread that has uv protection to use with sunbrella material for outside canvas work. if you can supply me with these items I would appreciate it. my concern is the needle that has a groove near the eye and I think that s ince it needs to be positioned a certain way it is different than a regular home sewing needle. commercial needles have a round shaft so they would fit the machine. thank you for your help. john ingram
AnswerDear John,

I am sorry, but we do not supply thread. I would recommend that you contact an upholstery supply house and inform them that you need a 69 core thread that is anti-rot and anti-sun. The needles for your machine should be an industrial needle 135x17 and most probably size 22 or 23 if you are using a 69 core thread. We do have the needles in stock, and if you would call us on our 800 number, we would be happy to take your order. Hope this helps.

Thank You,
SewVac Doctor


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QuestionWhich Type of Feet? 
Hello,

I bought the JUKI DDL-8700 , which foot for sewing welt can I use.......I noticed most were for compound walkers and brother industrial straight stitch....can I go with the brother?

Thanks
Kelly Roman

AnswerDear Kelly,

The DDL-8700 is a standard drop feed machine, so you will need to order a left or right piping foot part-# 36069L or 36069R. You also have to know what size you need. They come from 1/16" to 1/2". These parts are listed in our parts database, or feel free to call me at my 800 number and I can help you further. 1-800-544-5858

-SewVac Doctor


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QuestionSinger Featherweight 221 
Dear SewVac Doctor,

I have a small Singer Featherweight model 221. It is about 60 years old and has been in my family since I was a little girl. It has recently been giving me problems. My local dealer told me that it needs parts that are no longer avaialble, however, he wanted to buy the machine from me. I took the machine home and decided to contact you to see if there is any whay that I can find parts for my beloved machine.

Please help,
Francine Edmunds
AnswerDear Ms. Edmunds,

Your Singer Featherweight model 221 is a well sought after sewing machine. Chances are, the parts that you need are available through someone like me who has a large selection of used parts. If you would contact me with further information as to which specific parts you might need, I would be more than happy to help you.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionNeed Parts for Montgomery Ward Machine 
I have owned a Montgomery Ward machine for over 35 years. It was purchased in New York City. I have tried to get several attachments for this machine, but everyone tells me that it is not possible because the Montgomery Ward Co. is out of business. Is this true? If so, can I still get any attachments for my machine?

Sue Patel
AnswerDear Mrs. Patel,

Sorry to say that the Montgomery Ward Corporation is out of business, but feet and bobbins are still obtainable for the machine. I would first need to know if the machine is a low or high shank machine. If you put the foot in the down position and measure it from the the thumb screw to the plate, that will tell me whether you have a low or high shank machine and we could possibly get you the attachments that you want for your machine.

Thank you,
SewVac Doctor

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QuestionPurchased A School Machine... 
Dear SewVac Doctor:

Recently in our local newspaper I saw an ad for a School Machine that was overstock. I went to the demonstration and the man showed me a Tailor Sewing Machine. He told me that this was made by the Singer Company and that I could get parts anywhere. I have tried in vain to get simple parts for the machine, but all the stores that I have been to have told me that they have never even heard of a Tailor machine. Can you please help me get parts for this machine?

Thanks,
Debbie


AnswerDear Debbie,

I am sorry to say that you may have been taken advantage of. There is no such company as the Tailor Company, per say. There is a company in Poland who produces sewing machines. They are very inexpensive machines. There is a fellow in NJ who has bought up a large quantity of these machines and put on his own name: Tailor. The only way he sells these is by going across the country and advertising in hotel locations that these machines are worth well over $600.00. If you let us know what parts you need for the machine, we could possibly cross-reference it and try to get it for you. Please let me know I can help you any further.

-SewVac Doctor

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new - less than a week old.