12/7/2014 09:45:56 pm
Great blog post Barbara! So to make sure I'm understanding, if I use the built-in zigzag on my 401, I can't control the stitch width, but if I buy the zero cam zigzag, I can? This is a great post, thank you!
12/7/2014 11:22:44 pm
12/7/2014 11:33:59 pm
I've revised the text of the article to (hopefully) make that clearer. Thanks!
12/8/2014 01:34:24 am
Thanks for clarifying Barbara! I finally understand!
10/25/2015 09:45:27 pm
Hi I have a 401A and I am looking for accessory kit for it. It didnt come with any accessories. So I was wondering can I use other accessories for like the 500 series and the 600 series? Or what all accessories from Singer can I purchase that will work on the 401A? Also where is the best place to order the accessory kits? And will any of the 700 series singer sewing machine accessories work on my 401a. I guess what I am asking can you give me a list of all singer models where the accessories will work on my 401A. Thank you if you can help me out.
10/31/2015 09:27:02 am
2/2/2016 01:32:08 pm
When I couldn't find them online, your post inspired me to collect the fashion discs for my Singer 401 and stitch out all the variations. I found out that each disc or primary stitch gives you 2-8 additional usable stitches so the machine has a lot more stitches than it looks. I made my stith-outs into a pdf so other people can download them and save themselves the insanity of stitching all those variations :-) (it's a free download, no signup or anything).
4/5/2016 07:31:57 am
9/10/2016 05:04:43 pm
9/24/2016 01:06:25 pm
Can you please post a link to your pdf with the stitches? Thank you for sharing!
10/11/2021 02:35:31 pm
SARAH BRADBERRY: You offer the patterns in pdf but you don't share the link? Blah, blah, blah.
3/21/2022 10:02:10 pm
Simply click on her name and it takes you right to her website and the free download. You don’t need to be rude.
12/18/2017 05:51:39 am
Thanks for explaining this! I recently acquired a 401, and I do have the manual and the complete set of discs. Even with my experience with Slant-o-Matics, I have found the 401 stitch selection baffling. Ingenious - yes - but not simple. It finally made sense the way you explained it. I'll keep working on the 401, and hopefully I'll begin to bond with it.
12/2/2021 04:57:49 am
Good Afternoon Barbara - Wonder if you would be kind enough to help. I have just purchased the 401g and am having a terrible time with the patterning. I just can't get to grips with the combination of stitch size, length, combination of letters etc etc, going crazy. Is there a chart of pattern combinations, stitch sizes etc, my old [dare I mention him] Husqvarna Viking 21e has a brilliant little card that gives all settings in the blink of any eye. Please, please help save my sanity, there is an empty shelf available in my spare room that is begging for an unloved sewing machine's company, please don't let it happen - after all, the 401g does look and sound astounding!
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