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Old 07-14-2007, 04:16 AM
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Drag on top sewing

I am working with a vinyl type material that feels a lot like leather but it binds up when I top sew. I can blind stitch or sew from the back side just fine. I was thinking about putting a little vasoline under the foot. any ideas?

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What make and model sewing machine do you have? You should be able to adjust the downward pressure of the walking feet on your machine for different thicknesses of material. Check your owner's manual. This is a very basic adjustment which you should be familiar with.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:04 AM
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I have a 1959 Singer 201-2 which is not a commercial machine but it has metal gears and seems to be able to handle the material. I know where the downward drag is, maybe I just need to keep adjusting so thanks.
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If your machine is at the limits of its lift, you may not be able to adjust it further.
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