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Topic: Singer Merritt 2404 More sewing room? Less thread?  (Read 406 times)
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« on: January 01, 2014 01:39:56 PM »

I'm using a Singer Merritt 2404 right now. It has a pretty strong stitch and I'm pretty happy with it. I don't think I need to get an industrial sewing machine, it works well enough.

Three things I'm wondering are:

1. When you start sewing, it requires you to leave a long tail of loose thread or it pulls it through the needle. This is wasting a lot of thread. Is there anything I can do about this?

2. It allows allows for you to fit a pretty standard size thickness of fabric under the foot. But I'm wondering if the machine can be altered to allow for even greater thickness? I don't know what the metal rods are called that connect to the foot, but does anyone know if there's a way to shorten them or buy shorter ones?

3. It takes some kind of special bobbin reels. They're shorter and shaped differently than the regular ones I usually see. Does anyone know what these special ones are called so I can buy more?
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014 06:34:42 PM »

What an interesting machine!

Do you have the manual? It will tell you a lot about the use of your machine. You can find a manual heree that will answer your other questions more in detail.

The wheels for stitches are called stitch cams.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014 02:23:57 PM »

What do you mean by "bobbin reels"?  Can you give a better explanation? BTW-this machine was sold in the 1980's-1990s.  I got my machine about 1963; it still runs fine; but I don't have any special bobbin reels.  I do have the decorative stitch cams. 
If you lost the manual, you can download one on-line on the Singer site. 
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