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Singer 7464 I just bought a low shang zipper piping foot. I see that I need to change the needle position to one side, but how? My manual just tells me to use the control on the front panel but nothing moves. Help!

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    Joanna Oct 17, 2013

    I have the low shank zipper foot from Singer for my machine. It is quite unusual looking. I have played with the needle settings, but when the needle comes down, when I use the foot presser, the needle hits the back of the foot -- and breaks. When I use the hand wheel it is OK though. I'm not sure I am fitting it correctly as there is a back plate with an extra screw. I've not seen a foot like this one. I can't go to a Singer store here as I am in France.

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I don't have that machine but my needle moves when I touch the needle sign and use the + or - to move the needle to the left or right. Presser foot and needle must both be up.

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

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SOURCE: I can't figure out how to shift the needle to the left

When topstitching using straight stitch the needle position can be adjusted in steps. The stitch width button(+), 0 is the center position, width 6 isleft needle position,width6 mirror image(diamond half clear and half black)is right needle position.
hope this helps, it is from the manual.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: needle position

perhaps the needle is not in straight or is bent.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Moving needle from left to right with the zipper foot

Here is a link to download your instruction manual for free if that helps?

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Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle hitting metal casing .. Singer Futura CE 200

It happend to me aswell , not getting the source of the problem!
Then I noticed that the bobbin casing was out of the original position, take the whole casing out and make sure that when you put it back that the small metal tension loop at the front side on the right is correct, this image you can see in your handbook, (placement of the bobbin casing)

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Why is needle hitting zipper foot on left side only?


When the needle is set on the center position, is it centered or is it slightly off center? If so, then the mechanism needs to be adjusted so that the needle is perfectly centered. When it is off-center, you will get the problem you are experiencing with hitting one side of the zipper foot. May want to take it in for service.

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When trying to use the zipper foot the needle will not stay positioned to the side and keeps returning to center hitting the center of the zipper foot and machine stops


set the machine to straight stitching which should keep the needle in the center position
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It it still wanders , take it in for a service

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Change needle position


http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/438_3116.pdf see p. 52. You change the position of the zipper foot, not the position of the needle, with this machine.

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Move needle to the right


It doesn't look like you can change needle position on this machine. Even the zipper foot for this machine is made so the foot itself moves to the right or left rather than having to change the needle position.

Here's a copy of your manual.
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/438_3116.pdf

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Would you please advise how I put a zipper foot on my brother bm-3600, the needle will not align with the foot when I put the foot down! Thank you.


Did a google image search, this looks like a newish machine so I'd assume clip on feet?

Put the foot on the pressure plate, lower the foot on and align so it clicks into place.

Couldn't get an image of the foot but many zipper feet are designed to mount either left or right side of the foot so you can sew both edges of the zip in the same direction, ie pressure foot to left of the needle for one side, and to the right of the needle for the other side of the zip, you want to stitch in the same direction to avoid creeping.

Some machines you change the change the needle position to the left or right in order to get up close to the zipper foot.

Probably a manual would assist explaining this better, if you don't have one for the machine, I'd suggest that you obtain one.

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I tried to change the position of the zipper foot and ended up breaking the needle and now the bobbin thread keeps snapping when I try to sew. What should I do to fix this problem?


There could be a couple of general reasons for this to happen.
First, the tension in the bobbin holder could have tightened when you were trying to fix the needle. I don't explain them, I just know strange things happen when you try to fix one thing.
Secondly, I can't tell how old your machine it, but I know that the mechanism that holds the bobbin holder can become jammed and the thread wound around it. That too will cause the bobbin to not feed properly. You need to be sure the area around the bobbin holder is clear of all threads.
How did you try to change the position of the zipper foot? Did you just change the needle position and move the foot to the other side or did you do something else? I'd need to have more information to tell you anything more specific.

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I have a singer 4552 (portable) and I am having a prblem getting the zipper foot attached. Also I am having a problem getting the design stiching to work. I can get the red design stiches to work but not...


Hi. Here's how to attached the zipper foot.

To Attach the Zipper Foot
1. Loosen the large screw at the left of the presser bar and remove presser foot (You do not need to remove the screw).
2. Hook the prongs of the Zipper Foot around the presser bar from the back, and tighten the presser-bar screw.
3. If the raised edge (zipper or cording) is to the right of the needle, adjust the Zipper Foot by loosening the thumb screw at the back of the foot and sliding foot to the left of the needle. If the raised edge is to the left, slide foot to right.
4. With presser foot down, check its position by lowering needle into side notch, making sure it just clears the foot.
5. Tighten thumb screw to lock foot into position.
When raised edge is placed to right -- adjust foot to left of needle.
When raised edge is placed to left -- adjust foot to right of needle.

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The bobbin case and shuttle need to be cleaned and the machine oiled.

When you thread the machine, always have the presser foot up.

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When the presser foot is up, the tension opens and does not control the flow of the thread and you get a messy stitch or a jam.

Refer to page 84 of the manual for your machine. If you do not have a manual, download one free at the Singer Co. website. It is important to

follow the instructions in the manual.

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