Monday, December 31, 2007

singer stylist 534

note: PLEASE COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW IF THIS WAS HELPFUL! :)

so, i get a lot of hits on my blog by people looking for 'singer stylist 534'. i thought it might be useful for me to publish the websites i used to become an expert on ALL things stylist, how to replace gears, where to get them, how to thread it, how to fix the hook timing, how to fix the feed dogs, how to oil and maintain it, etc. etc.

here are some good online resources:

threading diagram:
http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Singer_Sewing_Machine_Threading/singer_534_stylist_threading_diagram.htm

general info on trouble shooting a sewing machine:
http://sewandserge.com/tshoot.asp

maintenance for the stylist line:
http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Singer_Sewing_Machine_maintenance/Singer_538.htm

timing adjustments for the stylist line:
http://www.vacsew.com/repair/singer-600-timing.html

info on singer parts (gears, feed dogs, etc. etc.)
http://www.tandtrepair.com/StylistLine.html

i think that's all right now. but please, don't hesitate to contact me for more info... i MIGHT be able to help.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a Stylist 534. Why does everyone want one???

punchanella said...

you know, I really don't know. i inherited it and it was all i had, and i have to say that it did it's job (when it wasn't broken), but i don't know why it's so popular...

ottoblotto said...

I got mine in December of 1978. It recently broke a couple of gears. I have put MILES of sewing on this machine, using it almost continually for all these years. I am so grateful to you for the parts links. I could never part with this machine.

punchanella said...

i seriously saw one on SALE at my local sewing shop for over $400! he is SUCH a crook. they're nice little machines, but i got my VIKING for that much and it's brand new.

Monicahmiss said...

$400! I have a singer Stylist 534 that my mom gave me when I was 12. I still have it and I am a 25 year old freelance pattern maker and seamstress. I don't think I'll ever give it up although it is just a backup machine these days. It doesn't seam all that special but it has taken a beating and still runs strong. I just thought most old singers were built that tough.

Quilter Emily said...

I just was given a singer stylist, it is broken and I'm going to fix it, so thanks for the links! It is strange, but my singer 8606 that my aunt gave me a few years ago has the exact pedal and cord, go figure!

Tina said...

I inherited a singer stylist 534 from my mother who just passed away two months ago. this machine she used daily til her death and i did not receive a manual. any suggestions where I can get one?

punchanella said...

Hi Tina,

I'm really very sorry to hear about your Mom... I'm glad you're going to take care of her machine from here on out.

I looked everywhere for a free manual, but there just isn't one out there.

There a couple of places you can get one. You can get a hard copy sent to you from this website:

http://www.tandtrepair.com/StylistLine.html

Or you can order a PDF copy from ebay here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SINGER-Stylist-zig-zag-513-514-533-534-538-PDF-MANUAL-_W0QQitemZ160364108213QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090922?IMSfp=TL090922143006r20597

It's really up to you.

I hope things run smoothly with your machine!

Sarah

FlourGirl said...

Sarah, thanks so much for posting this information. Based on the diagrams you scanned, I was able to fix my machine myself and thus save a $60 repair fee. :)

tammy

Jen said...

sooo glad i found your website! haven't read it yet or tried anything out but think it should be a great resource for figure out how to get this darn thing working

vagramma said...

Everyone wants one (I just bought two and am looking for presser feet - if you know where to get them email me) because they are marvelous faithful workhorses (whatelse comes with a 30 year warranty?). I just had mine totally rebuilt after 32 years. They are simple and straightforward to operate. As long as you don't touch the tension and have it oiled and cleaned every few years, you are golden.

Diana Davis said...

For the person who was looking for a manual, they have one on this site: http://www.tandtrepair.com/StylistLine.html
you just have to scroll down to find it. the cost is $11.95 US

Hope this helps; I know these posts are rather old. I found your site while looking online to find a place to buy a feed dog gear for one I picked up at a yard sale. It looks like a pretty nice machine but the feed dogs don't work. Upon further inspection I found the broken gear inside. Am considering changing it (he has them available) but am not sure how big of a job that would be!

Molly said...

Another new post on an old thread to say thank you for the links! I have now successfully repaired a Singer 347 with help from the threading and timing diagrams over at Sew USA. Its another lovely old machine in baby blue but the bobbin thread wasn't catching along with a few other issues. She's now up and running beautifully!

scott said...

Singer has the manual online as a pdf.

http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/9b70a04fb6af538b67df664f5874b3fa4bf37d6c.pdf

scott said...

Singer has the manual online as a pdf.

http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/9b70a04fb6af538b67df664f5874b3fa4bf37d6c.pdf

Barbara said...

My daughter was given one recently only to find that the gear that turns the bobbin mechanism is broken. Any ideas on where to get the gear? It looks easy enough to install.

Anonymous said...

mother give me this stylish 534 and the first it work in the 2nd time i try to usde it does moving in one place coz i press the button for reverse but now it does not only sew in one place not running. what will i do so it will run but it start but in that place only. by the way i am Maggie. thank you so much.