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Singer 288 Singer 288 Instruction Manual Dear Customer: We recommend that for future reference you record the serial number of your Sewing Machine in the space provided. Refer to illustration below for location of serial number on your machine. Serial No. A Trademark of THE SINGER COMPANY Copyright e 1978 The Singer Company All Rights Reserved Throughout The World
  Singer288 Singer 288InstructionManual Dear Customer:We recommend that for future reference you recordthe serial number of your Sewing Machine in thespace provided.Refer to illustration below for location of serial numberon your machine. ATrademark of THE SINGER COMPANYCopyright e 1978 The Singer CompanyAll Rights Reserved Throughout The World Serial No.  Singer288 Table of Contents 1. Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine Principal Parts--What They Are CalledAccessories 2. Getting Ready to Sew Preliminary StepsThreading the MachineSetting Selectors 3. Straight Stitching Sewing a SeamPin Basting, Starting a Seam, Guiding andSupporting Fabric, Ending a Seam, CurvedSeams 4. Zig-Zag Stitching How Patterns Are ProducedAdjusting Width of Design Adjusting StitchPlacement Adjusting Stitch Length andNeedle-Thread TensionSatin Stitching 5. Twin-Needle Stitching Inserting the Twin NeedleThreading the NeedleMachine Settings 6. Free Motion Stitching PreparationScript LetteringFloral Designs 7. Sewing the Professional Way Construction DetailsScams, Darts, Hems, ZippersSewing Knit and Stretch FabricsButtonsButtonholesDecorative TouchesTopstitching, Shell Edging, Monograms and Motifs, AppliquéKeeping Up AppearancesMending, Blanket Binding, Darning 8. Caring for Your Sewing Machine Cleaning and LubricatingHome Service Hints  Singer288 3 Principal Parts -- what they are called 6. Bobbin Winder Spindle let you fill the bobbin withthread quickly and easily. 7. Hand Wheel manually positions needle. Always turnit toward you. 8. Needle-Thread Tension Dial lets you select theright tension for your stitch, thread, and fabric. 9. Electric Motor drives the machine through a belt tothe hand wheel. APower and Light Switch locatedon the motor turns on machine and sewing lightsimultaneously. 10. Built-in Sewing Light illuminates sewing area. 11. Thread Cutter is built into presser bar for safetyand convenience. 12. Presser Foot holds fabric against feed. (See item21.) 13. Needle Plate provides working surface around thefeed. 14. Slide Plate opens for easy removal and replace-ment of bobbin 15. Needle Clamp holds single and twin needles. It isdesigned to eliminate the possibility of insertingneedle backwards. 16. Stitch Width Selector controls the width of zig-zag stitching and sets the machine for straightstitching. 17. Needle Position Selector places the needle ineither (left), (center) or (right) stitching position. 1. Pressure Dia l regulates presser-foot pressure onfabric. 2. Take-up Lever controls flow of needle thread. 3. Bobbin-Winder Tension Discs supply just the rightamount of thread tension for uniformly wound bob-bins. 4. Disc Holder holds any one of the interchangeablestitch pattern discs. 5. Stitch Chart shows the stitches which the patterndiscs produce.  Singer288 4 Principal Parts continued... 18. Spool Holder with horizontal pin holds spools ofvarious sizes and lets thread unwind smoothlywithout the spool turning. 19. Stitch Length Selector and Built-In Four-StepButtonhole Dial has two separate functions. Thenumbered settings on the stitch length side of thedial allow for a variety of stitch lengths. The foursettings for the buttonhole sequence are on theopposite side of the dial. 20. Reverse-Stitch Push Button and StitchBalancing Control allows you to stitch backwards,and tobalance stitching in four-step buttonholes. Pushingthe button reverses stitching direction; rotating thebutton balances side stitching of buttonhole. 21. Feed moves fabric as it is being stitched. 22. Transparent Bobbin shows thread supply; is easily removed for winding. 23. Presser Foot Lifter raises and lowers the presserfoot. 24. Electrical Connections and Speed Controller are designed for safety and convenience. To runthe machine, press speed controller.The harderyou press, the faster the machine will sew. 25. Hand Wheel Knob engages hand wheel to sewingmechanism. Loosen knob for bobbin winding.
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