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Can I loosen the presser foot so knits will not stretch

Knit fabrics look stretched out at the hem. I read on an internet page that the presser foot can be loosed to minimize this. I have a Singer machine. Thanks

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    I'm trying to replace a zipper on my son's knit parka, but the knit is stretching when I sew. I have a Kenmore.

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Pressure on the pressure foot can be adjusted on some machines by turning the knob on the top leftside of the machine directly above the needle assembly. Look for a knob that has fabric types on it and adjust accordingly. Also check your thread tensions.

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Hi, you would have to remove the side cover (a T20 torx screwdriver) and you will see at the top of the presser bar you can adjust it. But Though I beleive your problem could also be the feeddogs may not be rising to the occasion. More than likely a clean, oil and adjust by a tech is in order.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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