How do you set the dials on a Kenmore sewing machine?

What year is my Kenmore sewing machine?

The best way to find out when your Kenmore sewing machine was made, is to find the model number. For example, if your version says 117.101 then it was made in 1934. If it says 117.123 then it was made in 1939.

What width should my sewing machine be on?

A straight stitch has no width so it makes sense to set the dial at “0”. However, each machine varies so you will want to set the Stitch Width dial at the position where the needle is centered over the stitch plate. This will give you the most accurate seam allowance.

What turns the sewing machine on and off?

Power switch– turns the sewing machine on or off. Always turn it off when you finish sewing or when changing the needle. Presser foot- holds fabric in place while you sew.

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