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« on: August 30, 2010 12:59:48 PM »

I have an old Kenmore 158.1600 that my mom gave me. I know that it works (she took it in and had it serviced and tested it before she gave it to me). The problem is I can't seem to figure out how to thread the darn thing.

I have the instructions on how to do it, but even my mom (who has been sewing for decades) warned me that she even had trouble getting it threaded. Unfortunately she is not local, so I can't have her show me how to do it. I also don't know anyone else in the area that sews that would be able to help.

All of that said, any ideas as to where I could find someone to help me learn how to do it?
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010 06:46:53 PM »

Have you considered looking in a local newspaper or online for craft or sewing circles/classes? Sometimes even hobby stores (such as Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc.) offer them in-store throughout the month. Surely someone at one of these would be able to help.

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010 09:40:40 PM »

Also maybe a local quilt shop, somewhere around you, even if you have to go to the next town over? I know my local quilt shop does a free quilt group thing once a month where people bring in their own machines and they all just hang out sew, help each other out ect.

Also maybe try to google it or search on youtube for it, you never know maybe someone out there made a video of tips and tricks.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010 11:16:39 PM »

I just looked to see what my old Kenmore model number was and mine was 158.161.  Maybe it's close enough to help.  If you send me a picture of yours I will see what I can do.
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