How do you adjust the length of an old Kenmore sewing machine?

How old is Kenmore 385 sewing machine?

The sewing machines that have model numbers beginning with 385. . . were first manufactured in 1965. The model that you have was likely manufactured sometime between 1965 and 1987.

Why is my thread bunching underneath?

A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.

Which part of the sewing machine is used to adjust the stitch length?

For modern computerized machines look for a selection on a touch screen or a button to press for adjusting the stitch length. I think most sewing machines are programmed in 0.1mm increments – 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, etc. Some are set in 0.5mm increments – 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, etc.

What controls the length of a stitch on a sewing machine?

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regulates the width of zigzag stitching and positions the needle for straight stitching stitch width control
regulates the length of the stitch stitch length control
located directly under the needle; usually has guidelines to help keep stitching straight needle or throat plate
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How much is a Sears Kenmore sewing machine worth?

Antique and vintage Kenmore machines usually sell for $100-$500, depending on their collectability level. In general, antique and vintage sewing machines are not worth a lot of money. Some newer Kenmore machines, especially the ones made by Janome, may fetch around $400.

Are old Kenmore sewing machines good?

Singer isn’t the only sewing machine brand to consider. Old Kenmore sewing machines can also be great. If you need a sewing machine that can do a zigzag stitch, the Kenmore 30 is highly recommended by sewing blog Briansews. Produced in the 1980s, these are affordable, high quality machines.

When was the Kenmore 158 sewing machine made?

The Kenmore 158 series was an affordable, heavy-duty sewing machine produced in the 1970s. The Kenmore 158 series was manufactured by the Sears Corporations in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Where is the model number on a Kenmore sewing machine?

The model number will be on the machine either on a plate or engraved into the machine housing. Many older models the number is on the front bottom. If the machine is installed in a case you will have to tilt the machine back to see the model plate.