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Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

Posted by christysloved (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 13, 05 at 7:42

Hi all,
I'm new. I have temperarily borrowed my neighbors Sears/Kenmore sewing machine. It is an older model. Model # 158. Anyhow, it is set up differently than my Brother machine. I have no clue where to start on threading it, and getting it going! It seems like its really in good condition for how old it may be.I have searched the web endlessly. All I have found was sites selling the instruction manuals. All I want to do is thread it and sew some p.j. pants for my kids. :-(
Thanks to anyone that can and is willing to help!!!!
XoXoXo
Christysloved


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

Here's a site with threading diagrams.

Here is a link that might be useful: SewUSA


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

Wow, and I searched for hours the other day!
Thanks so much for your concern and response!
It helped me alot!
XoXoXo
Christy


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

Anyone,
We just got at a tag sale the Kenmore model #158.1255180 and can't get the bobbin to work. I've never seen the drop in style and need help with it!!! If anyone can help...I have a 12 year old that can't wait to learn to sew!!!
Many Thanks,
Lisa


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

On drop in bobbins you usually hold the thread end in your right hand. Drop the bobbin in and pull the thread towards you and then to the left. It should then catch behind the little clasp on the bobbin case. Colleen


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Kenmore 158 Sewing Machine Owners Manual

Here is a link that might be useful: Kenmore Sewing Machine Instruction Manual


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

I would refer to the Sew in USA site. The last site is probably selling illegal copies on e-bay.

I would have tag sale machine checked out thoroughly before letting the 12 year old near it.

If you tell her it's being checked for proper operation and her safety, I think she will understand she has to wait...if she doesn't understand the wait, she doesn't get near the machine until she matures more as sewing machines are not toys with a lot of technical items and skills to learn.

If the machine checks out with minor repairs/tuneup, order a manual and extra bobbins from Sears Parts if the machine checks out. I don't think they cost that much and have good instructions when reading and practicing the manual.


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RE: I have

I HAVE AN OLD SEARS KENMORE SEWING MACHINE IN A CABNET THAT LEFTS UP AND YOU PUT A BOARD UNDER IT TO KEEP IT UP ....
MODEL # 158 . 17300
SERIAL # 0032552

COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW OLD IT IS AND WHAT IT IS WORTH ?
IT STILL RUNS AND SEWS LIKE NEW .....


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

From what I can find, it's from 1975. Unfortunately, Kenmore's don't hold much value, except to their owners. I'd say about $10. However, some collectors may pay more, especially if there's accessories that come with it.


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

Have kenmore how do you set the stitch


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

Kenmore Model #158. 17820 Serial # 0024658 Looking for a manual. Given the machine with no manual-would like to acquire a manual. Beth


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RE: Old Kenmore model# 158. need to learn how to thread it!!!

I have been happy with most Kenmore appliances that I have owned, but hated the only Kenmore sewing machine I ever owned. I bought it as a new maching but thought it was totally worthless and gave it away.


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