Help me not sew my own finger by mistake
June 9, 2007 4:11 PM Subscribe
Help me not sew my own finger to the machine! I recently bought a Singer 99 model from the 30s (I think) and can't get it to work for the life of me.
posted by Sijeka to sports, hobbies, & recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I bought a Singer 99 sewing machine on ebay - electric, has a light, probably made in the 30s as far as I can tell.
It came with a manual, but alas I am afraid I'm not getting the instructions at all. Do any of you know where I could get clear instructions as to how to thread the bobbin properly and start sewing? Or maybe do any of you know how to do it and could help me out? I am putting the thread through all the rights holes, but I start sewing in only makes holes in the fabric, and the thread doesn't go in. Should there be two bobbins working at the time?
I am so sorry about the vagueness of my explanations, I am an absolute novice, currently confused and frustrated. As far as I can tell, not a piece is missing and the machine *should* work....
I googled for 30 mns and didn't find anything to help me :(