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Most likely the pants are a knit or stretchy fabric and you should be using a ballpoint needle especially for knits. Try poking the needles through your fabric and pull them back out just to see if there's a burr on one of them. If not, you can use them if you can't get the ballpoint ones. If the fabric is knit and it keeps getting caught, try putting a stabilizer under the fabric to get it to sew smoothly. You can try a light tearaway from Joanne Fabrics. If you can't get to a store, try waxed paper, tissue paper, an old pattern or anything that you have that can be torn away after you stitch. You only need a strip on the bottom of the hem. If the pattern is intricate and the paper sticks after the tearaway process, you can just dampen the paper so it will fall off. Hope this solves your problem.

Kenmore 19233... | Answered on Sep 18, 2019


Google (Kenmore)(14841500)(manual) without parens.

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Sep 17, 2019


are the feed dogs up? is the stitch length more than Zero? is it set on the button hole setting?

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Aug 10, 2019


Hi, pre threaded bobbins are a universal fit provide you make sure that your bobbin, whether it be plastic of metal has concave or flat sides This is most important. Just match
them to your bobbin and you will be OK. .

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Aug 10, 2019


your machine will have a flip type opening at the very front of your machine above the area where the needles are attached to the arm that moves up and down ( it usually has the light globe installed in there ) after opening that door you will see where the dog feed is attached to it should also have a spring that helps the dog feed return to the up position when not in use , make sure it is not stuck in any way and some lubrication oil should be used to prevent it from sticking , while using the dog feed release button push the spring in a up and down motion to help it to dislodge

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Jul 26, 2019


also try sewvacdoctor.com for parts

Kenmore 15218... | Answered on Jul 26, 2019


Sears Parts Direct has the manual available as a PDF here: https://www.searspartsdirect.com/manual/64fxv1waol-000582/kenmore-38515516000-mechanical-sewing-machine . ManualsLib also has the manual: https://www.manualslib.com/products/Kenmore-385-15516000-6021652.html . If you'd like a print copy without using your printer or going to a print shop, one source is https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/kenmore-385-15516-sewing-machine-parts.aspx?sort.ss_cat_sort=desc&index=44 .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Jul 17, 2019

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