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It is actually the foot of the machine that I would like to raise in order to sew bulkier items

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If the fabric is too thick to fit under the presser foot of your machine, then you need to find an industrial machine. Most likely, even if you could get the fabric under the presser foot, very thick fabric places undue stress on your machine and could burn up the motor or break some gears.

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Sorry that can not be done . buy a bigger heavier duty machine

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Please expand your explanation of what exactly the machine is or is not doing. We can't begin to help without more information.

HINT: remove the top thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4302/understanding-thread-tension/page/all

http://ohyoucraftygal.blogspot.com/2013/10/sewing-lesson-10-how-to-fix-tension-on.html

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Are the feed dogs actually raising, moving, and dropping (raise the presser foot and hand-rotate the handwheel and watch how the feed dogs are moving)? If not, check to see if the stitch length is set well above the zero (which means it sews in place)? Perhaps the presser foot pressure is set too firm and is preventing the fabric from moving under the foot.

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Are you talking about presser foot pressure--the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and feed dogs?

Some machines have a dial that can raise or lower the pressure.

Some machines have a screw located at the top of the presser foot bar that can be tightened or loosened. (Unfortunately, manufacturers usually did not include this information in the user's manual.)

Even older machines sometimes have a spring-loaded push-button on the top left of the machine. When pushed in, it collapses the spring that applies less or more pressure to the presser foot. The inner button actually applies the pressure in "degrees" which is regulated by how far the button is pushed in. To release this pressure button, press on the outside ring to release the spring. (Incidentally, it is a good practice to release this spring when you are finished sewing. Storing it with the spring compressed may eventually cause the spring to lose its effectiveness.)

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Perhaps the manual would help:

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With the issues you are experiencing, it may be wise to take it for service.

Even though the feed dogs are raised, are they actually moving forward and back as you stitch (remove the thread, raise the presser foot, rotate the handwheel, and watch the feed dog action)? Check that the stitch length is set long enough that the feed dogs will be moving the fabric rather than sewing in place. Another thing to check is whether there is a pressure adjustment for the presser foot. If you are sewing light weight fabric, sometimes the pressure needs to be increased so the feed dogs are able to grab the fabric.

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Hmm. Raise the foot with the presser foot lever. You have to raise the foot up to get the fabric under the foot in order to see.

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Yes indeed, it is possible--sounds to me like a screw worked itself loose. However, I would purchase the service manual for your machine. As a bonus, it tells you how to make all kinds of useful adjustments.

Go to Sewing Parts Online and do a search under Singer Service Manuals; if they don't have it in stock, call or email them and they will be happy to order it for you. Generally takes two weeks to get it in stock.

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