Instructions for Singer Automatic Zigzagger 160985 or 161102 or 161157


Well … I’m feeling rather chuffed with myself this fine Autumn afternoon.  Not only did I manage to retrieve the scanner lead from behind a couple of dead 401’s, but I also finally managed to master the technology and produce a reasonably-sized PDF of halfway-decent quality from a bunch of JPGs!

Whether or not I can remember exactly what I did this time when I next want to do something similar remains to be seen, but who cares?  Here, for the convenience and delight of anybody who acquires a Big Black Zigzagger with no instruction book is exactly what the interweb’s been waiting for …

Instruction book for Singer Automatic Zigzagger 160985 or 161102 or 161157

That’s actually the book for the 160985 (and the 160986 if you’ve got the slant-needle version for the 301), but the instructions are exactly the same for the 161102 and 161157.  The detail differences between the models have no bearing at all on how you use them.

So there you go. And if that PDF saves you a few pounds/dollars/rubles or whatever, may I just say that if you’d like to express your appreciation by making a small contribution to The Blog Fund by means of a PayPal gift to sidandelsie at, that would be much appreciated.  As Tesco says, every little helps!


3 responses

  1. Thank you for this, I haven’t found one of these zig zaggers yet, but I am looking, the instruction manual is the hardest thing to find, I did get lucky and find one of the little black ones that does plain zig zag stitches, actually two of them and two button hole makers, I bought all four of them, but only kept one of each. Okay I still have the other two, but they are in a bag until I decide what to do with them. I only need one of each. I’ve also found two or three sets of accessories, bought all three sets because some had different parts than others (and they were very cheap!), but now have at least two complete sets, and I found a darning foot that will work on my machine. I am finding more of these parts, but some things I didn’t really want, like the hemstitch-er, I suppose I should go back and get it just in case, but it came as a group of items and I don’t need a third buttonhole maker. I will keep looking for the fancy zig zagger though.

    I haven’t been able to look in on your blog in a long time, been ill, am better now.

  2. Aww…Sid – you little Angel you! That’s just what I need 🙂 Thank you kind Sir!