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Date: 9/3/12 4:18 PM



See - there it is. 385.81530
Still no luck on searches for any info about it though.

More photos here :
Mystery Machine photos

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Subject: Photos of the machine that doesnt exist ! Date: 9/3/12 5:14 PM

Looks like a Janome (385 is the manufacture #), made for Sears in Canada. Sears is getting out of sewing machines weren't overly helpful even when they sold them. It's a top loading machine, will be 7mm wide stitch and any Janome top load feet will work. What other infomation are you looking for?

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Subject: Photos of the machine that doesnt exist ! Date: 9/3/12 7:30 PM

Literally any and all !

I figured out how to work the "1 step" buttonhole thing the other day finally.

Accidentally figured out how to drop the feed dogs too.

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Date: 9/3/12 7:37 PM

Looks like the 385.17828 sold in the US. I see a few differences, but it is the same line. About late 199s, early 2000s? I have seen several like this here on the second hand market - should be a winner!
Threading Diagram

Possible manual link Manual in this line

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Date: 9/3/12 7:58 PM

That would likely be the proper time frame.

The machine belonged to my Mom.
Mom passed away in 2007.
She had another fancy new machine between this one and her passing.

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Date: 9/3/12 8:16 PM

Maybe check on line at the Relics site under the Kenmore name and the model. They do show pictures of the models by number and they also sell manuals for the machines.

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Date: 9/6/12 12:12 PM

Relics site?

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Date: 11/1/12 11:15 AM

Kathleen,

I believe this is the site Betakin is referring you to:

http://www.sewing-machine-manuals.com/?bc=1

Good luck! :)

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Date: 11/1/12 2:07 PM

Oh my! When I saw the pictures of your Kenmore sm, it brought back memories. My friend had the same sm when she first started sewing. I believe it was the late 80's, early 90's. She loved that thing. She learned to sew on that sm and used it until it didn't work anymore.
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