How to use flexi stitch

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Hi,
I have an old singer machine that uses "flexi-stitch" discs. Yet... I
don't know how to use it.
I found that the discs are set in a "holl" for this on the top of the
machine, but besides that I know nothing. Even when changing discs from
the standard (straigh line and zig-zag) it still stitches straigh lines
/ zig-zag.
What else do I need to do? (I don't know the machine exact type).

Thanks
Anat


Re: How to use flexi stitch
It's been awhile since I had a Singer with cams, but if I remember right,
you might need to adjust the stitch length down to a "1" or even closer,
depending on how you want the pattern to look.  HTH
Barbara in SC
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Re: How to use flexi stitch
Bobbie Sews Moore wrote:
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Also set the width.  There should be a lever to do that, also.  There
are manuals available.  Finding one and reading it should help.
http://www.sewwhat.net/millie/H.sm_manualsCOPIES.htm
http://www.tias.com/stores/relics /
These are some places to start looking.

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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Do the discs stack up, in different combinations? My new old machine has
a system like that. It is a Singer clone, but perhaps if I scan and post
the pages from the manual yours might work in a similiar manner?

A

Re: How to use flexi stitch
Hi,
I would appreciate it. I need only the "flexi-stitch" part. If it's
small enough it can be send even by an email.
Thanks ALOT


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Re: How to use flexi stitch
There will be a position on your stitch length dial with a red dot/line you
need to turn the dial to that position in order to use the flexi stitch
feature. That set the machine in for the reverse cycle stitches. Also
depending on the model there may be a dial along the top that needs setting
to the flexi stitch position again it will have the red line.dot. A model
number would be very beneficial when asking questions like this.


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Ron Anderson
A1 Sewing Machine
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Re: How to use flexi stitch
On the 503-A  1961 Singer machine I have, the "Fashion Discs" are put in the
top of the machine, and they must click(snap) into place in order to work.
The stitch width controls the width of the pattern while the stitch length
controls the length of the stitch.
HTH,
Emily



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THose models don't use the felxi-stitch cams, though.  They're
different; made for later Touch and Sew models with stretch stitch
capability.

-Irene


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Re: How to use flexi stitch
Hi,

Actually there are two different type of Singer flexi-stitch cams; those
that were made for the later Singer Touch & Sew series, and a later
style that were made for, I believe, the "Futura" models.  The Touch &
Sew type have a little 'collar' to hold them while installing/removing
them from the machine, and the later models are more flat.  They are not
interchangeable.

Guess the main this is to be sure you have the right discs for your
machine, and to make sure your machine has the 'flexi-stitch' setting.

I've got a SInger 758 that uses them (the earlier 600 models do not).

The directions are, once you have inserted the machine, you set the
stitch control dial to the flexi-stitch setting (it looks like a little
fashion disc icon) and that engages the cam mechanism.

-Irene


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