How to use flexi stitch

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
Reply to
lala
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
Reply to
Bobbie Sews Moore
Also set the width. There should be a lever to do that, also. There are manuals available. Finding one and reading it should help.
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are some places to start looking.
Reply to
Pogonip
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
Reply to
CypSew
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
-------------- You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.=20 --Mae West=20 --------------
Reply to
IMS
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?
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Reply to
Angrie.Woman
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
-------------- You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.=20 --Mae West=20 --------------
Reply to
IMS
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
Reply to
lala
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

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