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Material pulling/shifting to one side

My 4 year old decided it would be fun to play with my sewing machine and moved all the dials on me. I'm not sure exactly what he's done but I have come across many problems. I've been fussing with the machine for 2 days doing a bit of research on the internet, etc. I've changed needles, tried different threads, cleaned the parts, played with the knobs, etc. My problems (mainly nesting underneath) seem to be working out except for the fact that when I try to sew, the material seems to want to pull to one side rather than just going straight while i gently guide it. Any ideas what how to correct this problem?

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  • 2cin Feb 13, 2009

    Thanks sooooo much for your help. Also it's good to know that the shifting is called drifting! I manage to find the manual for the machine that I never knew I actually had. Unfortunately it doesn't have a troubleshooting section nor does it mention what the "standard" settings should be at. I'll definately try adjusting the foot pressure now that I know which knob that is! : ) Again thanks for your response.

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Sounds like you're foot pressure is off, foot pressure and stitch length are the 2 main things that would cause "drifting" (they're also knobs that little hands could of moved) Also your little one quite possibly could of spun these knobs several times so keep that in mind while dialing your machine back to good health

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