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How do I get a continuous hem on slacks with my blindstitch hemmer? It skips stitches after going over serged seams.

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See if your pressure foot is touching the machine tightly to move the hemmer more steadily. There is a release button on top of the machine push it down if it is up. Hope this helps.

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Testimonial: "I do not see a release button. The only thing on top of the machine is the thread tension guide. Could you be more specific as to where the button is?"

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