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Topic: Help!! Does anyone know about the Singer model 338?  (Read 7826 times)
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« on: December 31, 2008 02:45:22 AM »

 Huh  Okay so I just found this site and i am stoked b/c I want to start making all sorts of awesome things, so i bust out my old seafoam green Singer hand-me-down its a model 338, i think around late 50's early 60's . Anyway so i start to sew and my bobbin runs out of thread, not only do i have NO clue how to wind the bobbin on this thing, but i don't know how to thread it either, i looked all over the internet but all the new fangled machines are so simple it doesn't help me at all Sad Does anyone know how to do it?

Thanks much!

~Ashley
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008 03:51:36 AM »

Threading instructions for a similar model:

http://sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Singer_Sewing_Machine_Threading/singer_348_threading_diagram.htm
 
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008 02:07:45 PM »

thanks! i'm just having issues with where exactly the tension spring the notch and and the slot are. I have a vauge understanding of where the thread needs to go, but it isnt coming into contact with any of the moving parts so it cant get caught by the top thread.. sorry for being so utterly clueless.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008 03:16:31 PM »

Personally, I can't explain it to you any better than the pictures, diagrams and insturctions shown on the page that I linked to.  If you lived down the street, I'd tell to to come by for coffee and show you, but  that's not exactly an option here.  Perhaps you can find an experienced sewist in your are to show you how. Neighbor? Friend? Relative?  If push comes to shove, maybe the local sewing machne shop will show you if you buy some bobbins and needles from them or something??

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009 09:14:38 PM »

thanks for trying! i ended up calling my mom and she walked me through it- mom's are the best

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