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Message Board > Sewing Machines > kenmore 158.13572 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 11/7/13 9:40 AM

Hello,
I was at the goodwill yesterday and bought a 158.13572 Kenmore for $19.99. It is awesome! When we got home the bobbin case and bobbin had fell out in the store and I had to call and ask them to find it. My husband is picking it up today. The good news was, I had a bobbin case and bobbin from some stash my mom had bought before she passed away. I tried it out and it worked great. Sooo last night I hemmed some jeans with it. As I said..awesome. I love love this machine. It looks really clean. The outside is scratched up on the flat bed and it is out of the box casing that held it. Other than that it was really taken care of. I can't seem to find any info on this machine. I guess I'm not looking in the right place. I was hoping someone here could shed some light on it ...:) It didn't have any attachments with it. It looks to be low shank to me. I'd like to know how it makes buttonholes. It has 12 stitches and no cams which is ok with me. Anyway, if anyone can add to this please do. Thanks. Marie

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Date: 11/7/13 10:16 AM

Kenmore 1357

Is that your machine? The 158 numbers usually went with the first four as a model number. :)

If this is yours - here's the manual:

Manual

And a link to a manula you can actually see:

Kenmore 1357

Have fun!!! :)

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Date: 11/7/13 2:14 PM

Yes! Thank you. I had already bought a manual for 5.95 from Sewing Educational Warehouse ( I thought the site was called consult but this is what it printed out as the name. Thanks for the video too. I'd like to find out about the buttonholes.

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Date: 11/7/13 2:42 PM

Your manual has quite a lot in it about the buttonhole making, what was it you were interested in knowing? :)

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Date: 11/7/13 3:25 PM

My mother has one ,much like that, hers might not be the exact same # though. They do have a really nice buttonhole attachment, so it might well worth it for you, to even be driving back there to personally look for it all over the place in that store, in case they actually got it there someplace and just don't know about it. It comes in a light green case. It's light green too. It's plastic and geared, and has a big dial on it to choose your buttonhole. You put on the machine a new and separate metal plate (so you do need that part also to make it work) that has a metal gear sticking out of the top of it. That little metal gear there, on the top of it, that is sticking up, fits into the plastic buttonholer. Not a super lot of button holes in it, in tons of sizes or anything like that, but the ones that are there, with all their rounded edges on them, are real nice. And hers came with the machine when it was brand new, so that one probably had it at one time too. So if you want to drive back there and search the whole store for it, that is what I think you would be looking for. Good Luck, maybe it's still in there someplace else and just got separated out.
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Date: 11/7/13 8:14 PM

They only had the machine and nothing else. I was curious about the buttonholes..how they turned out and where I can find the buttonholer. I appreciate everyone's help. Can an adapter be bought for this machine so I can use snap on feet?

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Date: 11/7/13 10:15 PM

This video shows a nice overview of using your machine...

YouTube...

Another one different details...

Oops mufffet already posted one of the three different machine demos from niftythriftygirl! The others may be different anyway... ;)


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Date: 11/8/13 7:17 AM

I have a very similar Kenmore 1410 which I picked out as my college graduation present in 1973 The buttonhole attachment is the best, bar none, so if you can find one on eBay or somewhere, go for it. I thought that I was going to prefer the vintage Singer buttonholer because everyone seems to love that, but for ease of use and a great buttonhole, I prefer the Kenmore. It is the same one beauturbo describes. Enjoy your great machine! I think it was manufactured in the days that Jaguar/Maruzen made them for Sears.

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Date: 11/8/13 8:33 AM

I have the same machine - picked it up off kijiji about two years ago. Everything is metal and it will last a lifetime. You can get attachments on Ebay. ANd I have two machine so I may be mixing this up - but I think it is a super high shank and I just bought a converter for $5 for it and use all the regular snap on feet. I do have the cams and buttonholer (I think these buttonholes are the best on the market). If you need anyother information, pics, etc, email me nothylane100@gmail.com

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Date: 11/8/13 11:21 AM

Well, the 1357 is a low shank machine so an adapter is readily available online and many feet. I am betting generic feet sets from Nancy's Notions or a few other places will fit this machine.

The manual like I gave above is to the whole thing in PDF from Sears parts. You can read an awful lot about it there, as those manuals were actually much better than most today.
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