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A sewing machine manual is THE most important accessory you can have for your sewing machine. It is an essential in order to get the most out of your machine.
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Sewing Machine Manuals

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Description: The sewing machine manual for your sewing machine is not the same as the manual for your friends sewing machine... unless they happen to own the same make and model sewing machine as you. All sewing machines may be similar but to use everything your sewing machine is capable of doing, you will need the manual for your sewing machine.

Sewing machines companies would prefer you love your sewing machine so that if you do look at buying a new sewing machine, you would want that brand again. Sewing machine manuals are considered a "part" when you are trying to locate one. Always have your machine make and model at hand when your trying to locate a manual. Contacting the company that manufactured your machine will get you started to obtaining a manual.

Use: The manual for your sewing machine will guide you through every step of operating your model. It will give you the details you need to use any built in stitches or features your sewing machine has to offer. It will help when the machine malfunctions by offering troubleshooting details.

Care & Maintenance: Always try to keep the machine manual with the sewing machine. I like to keep the manual in a zip type plastic bag that is taped to the machine case so that the manual is with the machine whether I am at home or at a class.

Available Options: If the original manual is not available, most companies offer photocopies of the original manual.

Expense: The cost of a replacement manual can range from free to around twenty-five dollars.

Online Sources for Sewing Machine Manuals

  • If you're searching for a Singer Manual, Replacement Instruction Manuals for SINGER® products offers Singer manuals at various prices. Click on Consumer Products for home machine manuals.

  • Shoppers Rule sells instruction manuals for more than 15 sewing machine brands. If the manual is still in print, you'll receive an original. For out-of-print manuals, the company will make a copy; if the manual isn't readily available, they'll try to locate one.

  • This site has a Singer 15-30 Treadle Machine Manual. All of the pages are included, scanned and on line, waiting for your printer. Some of the pages, such as the threading guide and the descriptions of pressure feet will help you on most sewing machines.
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