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Singer 514

krulli | Posted in General Sewing Info on


I was given a Singer 514. It still works, but needs some TLC. And I think I am not threading it right. The thread throws big loops on the underside of the fabric.

Anybody out there has a manual I could copy. Or instructions how to thread it correctly



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    ThreadKoe | | #1

    Try this site to see if they have threading instructions for your machine. http://www.sewusa.com Cathy

    Edited 8/18/2008 7:31 am ET by ThreadKoe

    1. krulli | | #2


      Thanks for that

      That site is just amazing. It hasn't got the 514 but the 518 looks exactly like it



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        ThreadKoe | | #4

        I hope you found it helpful. Some machines have similar enough threading paths to figure it out. Cathy

  2. Ckbklady | | #3


    Yeah, sewusa.com is terrific, eh? I'm glad you found them.

    If you want more info, you can order a manual from Singer for $15.00:

    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html - just type in the model number to get the exact manual.

    Enjoy your older machine - they're so solidly built. You'll get a lot of good times out of that machine!

    Happy sewing!

    :) Mary

  3. Teaf5 | | #5

    Check out the Sears Manage My Home site.  If they sold that model, you may be able to get a downloadable manual for free.  (I spent an hour trying to find one to buy before I discovered that it was there just for the finding!)

    1. krulli | | #6

      Thanks for that. Have you got a web site address. Or could you send me the link please


      1. Teaf5 | | #7

        It's http://www.managemyhome.com.  There's a registration required, but you can request not to be on any emailing or promotional lists.  Within the site, you do a search for Sewing Machine manual plus your machine name and model number.

        1. krulli | | #8

          Thanks very much for the info


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