Collectibles-General (Antiques)/KAYanEE sew master


1940s manual child's machine...makes a chain stitch but will not catch the loop of thread underneath unless tilted on side and manually caught by holding the loop maker with free hand. Of course no little girl can sew like that! I can see that it works, I just don't know how to adjust it underneath to make it catch the loop each time it comes down. It makes a fine chain stitch if I hold it down each time.....thanks for amy help you have to give. My great Aunt gave me the machine, it's in pristine condition and I am keen to teach my little granddaughter if only I can get it to catch! Thank you so much! Also I may need threading instructions...I have not removed the original thread in case I mess up.

Hello Pam,
I do have the threading instructions for the KAYandEE machine and am always happy to share them.  Perhaps these will help re: stitching problems.

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Irene Schwall


I have been a collector of antique sewing tools and thimbles for over 30 years. I am also a dealer in this field and sell on eBay under the name -- serengeti2. I am NOT, and I repeat NOT an expert on antique or vintage domestic household sewing machines used for everyday home sewing. I can offer help when it comes to Toy or miniature collectible sewing machines ONLY.


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