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Sewing forward my machine is pushing the fabric, insead of pulling. is there any way of fixing this.

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Re: sewing forward

Sounds like the timing has been adjusted to be 180 degrees out of sync if fabric moves towards you while sewing, rather than away.

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Singer model 518....the material won't feed through.It wants to sew but won't feed cloth through. Thks

Be sure you have the stitch length set high enough that the fabric will actually move instead of sewing mostly in one spot.

One other thing to check is the presser foot applying enough pressure to the fabric so that the feed dogs can grab the fabric? On the top left side of the machine, there is probably either a dial or a push-type button. That would most likely be the pressure adjustment. The tighter that is set, the harder the pressure the presser foot will apply and the more the feed dogs will grab the fabric.

Check that the feed dogs are in the "up" position so they will pull the fabric through the machine. Are the feed dogs actually moving forward, raising above the needle plate, pulling toward the back of the machine, and then dropping below the needleplate before moving forward again? If not, then the problem could be with the feed dogs.

Your machine appears to be a mechanical model. If so, it could be the machine needs a good over-all cleaning and oiling--a couple drops of fresh, good quality sewing machine oil every place that metal rubs on metal (no plastic parts, belts...). Feed dogs are frequently affected when the sewing machine does not receive regular maintenance.



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I don't know about your Bernina but mine you have to manually set the button hole size every time you do a new button hole size. Practice on a scrap bit of fabric. I think you push the buttonhole button - sew which I think does an end, push the button again, sew for the distance forward you need and push the button again, and sew the other end and push the button again and it should go back to the beginning. That's off the top of my head, I could be wrong but try it on scrap. I think it might then have set the size until you change stitch types and it should continue to do the same amount of forward and back stitches with each button press to tell it to go forward, end, back, end etc. But practice! My machine has trouble feeding the fabric evenly.

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Raise the feed dogs, a manual may be helpful if you don't have one.

Fix Machines here is a link to a manual you could purchase. Also, remove needle and clean out the groves of the feeddogs.

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  1. Loosen needle screw & insert needle with shank's flat side facing front of machine. Push needle in all the way, then tighten screw to hold needle in place.
  2. Install a fully wound bobbin by loosening bobbin nut & placing bobbin on top. Re-attach bobbin nut & tighten. If standard thread spool will be used, then attach spool pin to bobbin shaft & place thread spool onto shaft. Attach white spool cap on end of thread spool, then tighten. Bobbin/spool should unwind facing forward toward needle.
  3. Bring end of thread through thread guides & over tension control. Pass end of thread through needle eye, from back to front, & pull it out about two inches.
  4. A spring pushes pressor foot onto fabric that is being sewn, so lift pressor foot & place fabric underneath.
  5. Turn large handwheel on side of machine (handwheel can be turned in either direction) to raise needle arm to its highest position.
  6. Holding the Handy Stitch in place with your right hand, press on power switch & begin sewing. Guide fabric (being sewn) with your left hand.
  7. To end this sewing session, turn off power. Turn handwheel to raise needle to its highest position. Carefully pull out about three inches of thread through needle & snip, then lift pressor foot to remove fabric. Turn fabric over & loop needle threader through last stitch. Place end of thread from underside through eye of needle threader, & pull to loop through. Pull to tighten and snip end of thread.

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Is it in the button hole setting? If so that could explain it.

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