How to use a Singer Special Disc
7/14/2013 01:24:32 am
Thanks. I have had my machine a long time but haven't tried the cams. I don't do much sewing but am fascinated by this machine. Now retired I am ready to learn more about it. Your instructions are great!
7/14/2013 03:33:27 am
Thanks for your kind comments!
2/26/2014 02:42:47 pm
Hi, I have a 600e and I also have a box of cams for the 603. They are tophats too. Can I use these in my machine? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'd hate to break it!
2/27/2014 11:47:26 am
Yes, absolutely you can use the 603 cams in your 600. Any Special Discs labeled for 401, 403, 500, 503, or 600-series Touch & Sew model will work in your 600.
8/20/2014 03:51:39 pm
The number 23 cam will only work on the # 640 Golden Touch and Sew
11/27/2014 11:04:47 pm
Thank you for this info Richard! Will the 503 Special do a basting stitch?
7/25/2018 09:34:44 am
The only Singer machines that can use the "#23 Basting cam" are the "Touch and Sew" models 640 and 645. Later Singer machines that had "speed basting" were the Futura, Creative Touch and the Touchtronic machines.. If you attempt to use the # 23 cam in any other slant-needle Singer machine, the needle will strike the needle plate and break, possibly damaging your machine.
11/25/2014 04:31:58 pm
can you teach me how to use the stitch pattern disc of my singer sewing machine model 2430. I tried several times but it does not reveal the correct stitch pattern.
8/3/2016 03:21:11 pm
Did you ever resolve this problem? I am having the same problem.
1/27/2015 10:49:00 pm
manuel très bien rendu à l'imprimante merci
8/3/2016 02:30:11 pm
Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? I can't get my cams to stitch the correct pattern. I have Singer 338. Thank you for any help.
8/7/2016 09:19:20 am
Doris, I don't have any firsthand knowledge of the Singer 338, but here are some basic trouble-shooting tips:
11/22/2016 01:36:25 pm
8/28/2017 12:33:18 pm
Hi, I have a slantomatic 500 and need discs and foot, any suggestions?
10/19/2018 11:54:36 pm
I find many slantomatic 400 500 600 discs and feet on ebay. You just watch for who has the best prices.
12/11/2018 10:04:50 am
Im so glad i found your website on 401a Singer sewing machines. I have found i think almost every part for my mothers machine. I tried using the cam following the BS settings and mine keeps popping up for some reason. Any advice you may have on this? Thanks a million.
12/17/2018 03:53:18 pm
6/21/2020 01:24:16 am
I am so glad I found your blog! It has been very helpful. I have a Singer 401a and have checked that I am using the proper top hat cams. The cams snap down into place with some force but are extremely hard to remove. Would you know what might be causing this problem? Thanks.
12/15/2021 11:23:01 pm
Make sure it's not on "S" when you put in cam, put back on "S" when ready to sew. When changing to new cam take off of "S" and change cam. I also put stitch width selector on zero when I move selector off of "S", maybe this will help?
6/30/2020 06:08:27 pm
I keep breaking needles using cam #22 and the overcast foot. Help!
9/19/2020 05:04:44 pm
I just got my 401a and I think something is wrong. I tried to change stitches and put cams in and all I am getting is a straight stitch. No change in pattern. What could I be doing wrong? The machine was frozen when I got it and my husband greased and oiled it. Please help and Thank you!
12/15/2021 11:15:49 pm
Open the door on the end of the machine. Push on the plunger bar, it makes the needle bar swing side to side. If it's not oiled it gets stuck and won't swing. You also can unscrew the top of the machine cover and oil the pillars ( when you push and pull on knob/selectors the followers should ride up and down on pillars stopping in slots once you release the knob. Oil the pillar and select each slot up and down, making sure it moves freely. May have to wait a day for oil to sink in. If really stuck, warm with hair dryer.. When using cam. I put selector knob on "B",put other selector on anything but "S" and stitch width to Zero. Then click in cam, put on "S" and stitch width to 3. Stitch length on 20 and experiment with that freely. Hope this helps
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