- posted 16 years ago
I've posted some questions here before and you've all been very helpful. I still don't have much of a clue about how to sew :) I don't know what all the feet do, when to use a certain stitch, which needle to use with certain fabrics and so on. Just so you know exactly how clueless I am lol. I'd purchased a $300 Brother machine with a gazillion stitches but haven't used it much. I've read many recommendations here about purchasing a used, older, machine as the newer, cheaper, models tend to turn people off sewing. I'm hoping the saying that a cheapy machine will turn a person off sewing is true because I've not found it to be very enjoyable. Now to my question. I've purchased a like-new (well-preserved) Singer 401 with all original attachments and having been recently serviced. I'd like to know if there's a pretty good online source on how to maintain your machine. I know it needs to be done but I'm also pretty ignorant about the working parts of the machine outside of those that are easily seen.