Free Necchi Manual Links

I hate it when people charge money for a scan of a sewing machine manual. I’m not sure about the legalities of the matter, since it’s utterly rampant all over the web, but as I find and scan manuals I hope to post many of them for free. Because screw opportunism. And because vintage sewing machine fanatics seem to give so freely of their knowledge and experience on the web that being tightfisted about manual scans seems like a really dickish thing to me. So…more of this as I find it! If this is helpful to you, please leave a comment and feel free to tell me all about your beloved Necchis. It is so very good to talk about obsessive interests with friendlies.

99 Ideas for Creative Sewing (1956) Came with Necchi Supernovas. Download it from this page (bless you, original poster. Bless you!)

Necchi Lelia 513 Manual, found on Tammy’s Craft Emporium, which is a delightful blog of all things vintage sewing. May Crom bless Tammy too for posting this to her blog:

And all of the following come from the person who created the page. We have similar views on how sewing machine manuals should be out there for all to enjoy and cuss over our repairs as one happy collective well armed with information, and typically I wouldn’t direct link, but s/he wants the info spread to anyone who needs it. I love the way s/he thinks. That page has:

Necchi BU Nova Manual: ,

Necchi BU Nova Instructions:

Necchi BU Mira Manual:,,

Necchi WonderWheel information:

Necchi Service Manual (which made me almost incontinent with joy when I downloaded it!):

Necchi Model List:

5 thoughts on “Free Necchi Manual Links”

    1. Hmm, I’m not familiar with the model that you’re using, but in my experience usually if the bobbin isn’t filling at all, it’s one of three things. A thread problem, where maybe the tension isn’t correct or is threaded wrong. Another possibility is that if the machine is vintage and uses a bobbin winder that has a rubber tire, sometimes they become hard and brittle and don’t grip enough on the handwheel to actually turn and wind the thread. A final possibility I’ve seen is where the bobbin isn’t stable on the little metal bobbin winder rod piece that it sits on. If the bobbin can move or spin on the bobbin winder, it won’t get any traction and can’t pick up the thread or will do so very unevenly. Because contemporary bobbins are usually not machined as well as vintage ones, the hole in your bobbin may be a fraction of a millimeter too large. I have worked around this problem in the past by using a tiny piece of a rubber band or tape jammed in between the bobbin winder metal rod and the actual bobbin so that it sits tightly on the rod and spins. You may want to check that the bobbin is the correct one for your machine, too, since there are so many types and even though they look the same a few millimeters makes all the difference. I hope this helps!

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