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From: MaryW
Date: 09-27-2004, 05:38 PM (1 of 7)
Please post here if you can help, thanks.

I have a 1963 singer "touch and sew" sewing machine
with special discs that goes on top .I have got the
sewing machine with no mannual. so can you help me
figure out how to use the special discs?

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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: Chrysantha
Date: 09-27-2004, 07:04 PM (2 of 7) you just need the # on your machine...I saw one on the site that used cams, but you didn't have a machine number on your post.
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: sonatamom
Date: 10-05-2004, 04:51 PM (3 of 7)
I have misplaced the manual for my Brothers LS1217. Somehow the setting got switched to zig-zag. I need to reset it to straight stitch. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

User: sonatamom
Member since: 10-04-2004
Total posts: 2
From: dmoses
Date: 10-05-2004, 05:35 PM (4 of 7)
Hi Sonatamom,

If there is no dial or switch to change from one stitch to another, then perhaps you have to set the width to 0 in order to sew a straight stitch. Hope this helps.
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: sonatamom
Date: 10-06-2004, 11:54 AM (5 of 7)
Donna, thank you so much. It worked. I don't know why I changed the setting. I need to find my manual and learn how to use the machine. I haven't used it very much since I got it.

User: sonatamom
Member since: 10-04-2004
Total posts: 2
From: Matthewsgrandma
Date: 11-04-2004, 07:41 PM (6 of 7)
Sonatamom, there is a Brother LS-1217 Sewing Machine Owner's Manual at
User: Matthewsgrandma
Member since: 11-04-2004
Total posts: 1
From: marl
Date: 01-04-2005, 09:12 AM (7 of 7)
I have a Singer Golden Touch and Sew 750 that has been going strong since 1971. There are various sources around for manuals but lists them all along with availability and price. Just another option.
User: marl
Member since: 12-03-2004
Total posts: 16
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