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#110966 - 02/09/09 02:01 PM Sewing Machine Problem
Brennan Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
Posts: 5
Edit: Problem resolved.

I am trying to resurrect my mom's old Singer (Model 758), but I'm having a problem. It seems like the fabric is not feeding through the machine very well, so I end up with bunched up fabric around the stitches. If I pull the fabric taut with my hands at the front and back and sort of pull it through the machine, I can get nice stitches, but this is not an easy way to sew. I tried adjusting the pressure dial for the presser foot, but this did not help. I am new to sewing, so maybe there is something I a missing. Any advice would be appreciated.


Edited by Brennan (02/09/09 03:24 PM)

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#110975 - 02/09/09 03:22 PM Re: Sewing Machine Problem [Re: Brennan]
Brennan Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
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Update: After some further fiddling with the machine, it appears I've gotten it to work.

So, onto the next question: Any suggestions for an easy sewing project for a beginner? Stuff sack maybe?

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#110983 - 02/09/09 06:17 PM Re: Sewing Machine Problem [Re: Brennan]
Rick Offline
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Registered: 05/10/04
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By Brennan
Update: After some further fiddling with the machine, it appears I've gotten it to work.


What was the problem?

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#110985 - 02/09/09 06:38 PM Re: Sewing Machine Problem [Re: Brennan]
Dryer Offline
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Oil the thing top and bottom, every moving part with a drop or two of sewing machine oil. Run it threadless at high speed for a few seconds and oil again. Wipe of access.
Gunked up machines run out of sync and behave like you describe.
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#110989 - 02/09/09 07:58 PM Re: Sewing Machine Problem [Re: Rick]
Brennan Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
Posts: 5
Originally Posted By Rick
What was the problem?

Not sure exactly. I fiddled with the tension settings and the bobbin casing. Not sure if it was one or the other or both, but it works now.

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#111183 - 02/13/09 10:07 AM Re: Sewing Machine Problem [Re: Brennan]
ShadeDog Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 40
Loc: Minnesota
Stuff Sacks are first. Introduce your self to the people at the fabric stores and investigate all the that they sell. Practice a variety of seams with cheaper nylon. Practice seam pulling.

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#111322 - 02/15/09 12:38 PM Re: Sewing Machine Problem [Re: ShadeDog]
frenchie Offline
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Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 461
Loc: Lyon, France
The feeding "teeth" can be worn out if it's a very (very) old machine. Clean it thoroughly. There may be some amount of lint under these teeth, and in the feeding mecanism. Most parts can be unscrewed and inspected.

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