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Fabric not feeding on simplicity serge pro. Seems like the feed dogs are not high enough. I've changed the differential speed settings and the foot tension setting.


You mean after you change the setting and then it doesn't
pull any more.?
-If so the foot tension need to be re adjust. (More tight or loose)
-Here try this:
1. If thick fabric then need more tension.
2. If thin fabric then need less tension.
*After try the above if still not work then:
4. Lift the foot up and spin the machine by hands and observe the dog feed. It should swing pass above the surface about 1/32 (+/-)
-If it swing but stay below the surface then the
internal part that spin the dog feet is worn out.


Good luck

Mai

Feb 14, 2017 | Simplicity Sewing Machines

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The pressure foot pressure is not feeding the fabric. I have adjusted the tension but still not feeding the fabric. What else can I do?


Tension does not affect the ability of the machine to feed fabric, except in extreme cases perhaps when tension is too tight.

You probably need to adjust the presser foot pressure of your machine. Lighter weight fabric is more difficult to feed, therefore the pressure needs to be increased. (Heavy weight fabric will sometimes push the upper layer of fabric in front of the presser foot, therefore less pressure is required.) Even so, very fine slick fabric (silk, satin, chiffon) sometimes still needs additional help. In such cases, a roller foot, teflon foot, or walking foot may be beneficial. There is also the possibility that the feed dog teeth have been worn so they do not grip the fabric like they should. (Avoid running the machine without fabric between the presser foot and feed dogs to protect the feed dogs from unnecessary wear.) If they are worn, usually they can be replaced.

Another possibility is that the feed dogs do not raise as high as they should. This would most likely require a technician's assistance.

Um, as an additional thought, make sure the presser foot surface is smooth. Any rough surface (nicks, rust, etc) will restrict the fabric's ability to move.

Jan 30, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Fabric won't move doing straight stitch.


Be sure that the stitch length is set to a higher number. The closer to zero it is set, the closer the stitches will be until zero when it will actually be sewing in one place.

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Nov 10, 2015 | Juki America, Inc Juki HZL-27Z 22-Stitch...

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The feed is not pushing the fabric through right. It gets stopped at the very least thickness


-Need more tension. (More pressure) Any adjustment on the foot?
If so. tight it more.

Good Luck


Mai Lor

Jul 08, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Difficulty achieving a consistent 1/4 inch seam allowance


Using a straight stitch needle plate helps a lot. The end of the fabric doesn't get drawn down into the zig zag needle hole. The needle plate will cost around $50 but for me it is worth it for accurate piecing.

Aug 14, 2014 | Elna Quilter's Dream 6003Q

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Someone gave me a Life style Pfaff sewing machine and I don't have the manual. I would like to know how to use the rolled hem foot and need to purchase a pipping foot. A foot to make pipping, 1/4 -...


I would suggest you contact Pfaff firstly to see if you can obtain a manual, its always worth having the one for your machine. I presume you are in the USA? if yes, go to www.pfaffusa.com or ring toll free 1-800-446-2333 Monday-Friday 8:00a - 4:00p CST or email info@pfaff.com
or go to www.pfaff.com then choose your own country then go to "contact us". and find the details.

Using a rolled hem foot is the same on all sewing machines, you are introducing the cut edge of the fabric into the front of the foot and it rolls the cut edge twice, as you seam over it. Its fiddly, you need a straight trimmed edge, and you have to keep the same amount going into the foot for it to work. You can either straight stitch or do a small zigzag over the fabric. Getting it started is the hardest bit because you need something through the foot to stitch on so it doesn't just get pulled into the hole on the needle plate.

try this link http://sewing.about.com/library/sewnews/library/aatech0803.htm for a bit more info on this, some machine makes sell a 2mm, 4mm or 6mm foot for different weights of fabric and finishes. You can buy accessories for your pfaff from www.sewingpartsonline.com or from Pfaff. Pfaff website even has free projects and a newsletter for customers.

Just put the foot on, lower the pressure foot onto the edge of the fabric, do a couple of straight stitches, then raise the pressure foot and pull the fabric back an inch, so you have something to hang onto at the back, then put 1/4 of fabric into the open part of the foot, hold it there, lower the pressure foot and start stitching, keep a bit of fabric turned in in front of the foot so you help it go into the foot and try to keep it a constant width, trial and error, you'll soon get the hang of it.

Piping can often be done with your zipper foot, you just want to encase the piping cord with a bias cut fabric strip and stitch as close to the edge of the cord as you can to hold it nice and tight. Then put the piping strip between two pieces of fabric and again stitch close to the cord so the first line of stitching doesn't show. Some machines, the zipper foot will have a guide so you can squeeze the cord up against the foot. Here is a link for piping techniques http://sewing.about.com/od/techniques/a/covercording.htm and covering cord http://sewing.about.com/od/techniques/ss/cordingpiping.htm

Just cut the bias strip width to suit your cord width, join the bias strips together if you want lots of length, then wrap fabric around the cord, right side out, put it under the zipper foot and stitch through the fabric as close to the cord as you can, on some machines you can adjust the needle position to get close but check your manual for help on this, you don't want to strike the foot, just sew up close to it.

I haven't done double piping, but I presume you would sew two layers of piping on top of each other?

I've got a old "Sewing Soft Furnishings" text book that I found at the op shop for $2, the images are daggy but the techniques don't change, most furnishing stuff is just taking measurements, adding seam allowances, and sewing straight seams, so the machine doesn't have to be fancy, or need lots of accessories, just know-how. What you do need is a strong machine to sew upholstery fabric, many domestic machines just won't handle heavy weight fabrics too well. Large sized needles 110 size will be important too.

I'd suggest you try one of Debbie's free pillow guides as a start http://sewing.about.com/lr/free_pillow_projects/271734/4/ , go for something without a zipper at first, and once you've made a couple of easy pillows, your confidence will grow.

Good luck with your Pfaff and enjoy your sewing.

May 20, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Hello. I hope u can help me. I cannot get my stitching tight? If I pull the thread it comes right out. Thanks Jodie


You need to backstitch over the beginning and end of your stitching, Jodie. When you start out, manually turn the wheel to put the needle into the fabric. Push the foot pedal to stitch forward a little. Now, reverse over those stitches to nearly where you started stitching. Use the foot pedal to go forward again, stitch to where you want to end. Reverse again, just a 1/4 inch or so. Then take the fabric out and cut your stitching.

This backstitching keeps your thread from pulling straight out. You should always use it with straight stitches and general zigzag stitches. Don't use it with decorative or embroidery stitches, though, as it mars the appearance of them. But if you're doing any type of topstitching that uses straight stitches, backstitch in the area that will be in the seam allowance, ever so slightly, or your top stitching will pull out, too.

Hope that helps!

May 19, 2011 | Kenmore 16622 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bottom tension to tight


I found that sewing this type of fabric you should not have any pressure on the presser foot. and the top tension should be looser but note the tension before you adjust. and remember to make sure the needle is the right size for the fabric. and since wer are not to change the bottom tension because it always right?? then you may have to make the seam stitch longer good luck

Feb 23, 2009 | Consew 226R-1

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IDT foot bunching up fabric


Hi Gramma Rosie,

The bunching up of fabric is due to either:

1. Obstruction in front where the fabric has to move forward (in which case you should tug a bit on the front end of the fabric as it goes ahead.)

2. The pressure foot (that pinches the fabric between the advancer teeth and itself), is either too loose or too tight. (It depends on how thick is the fabric and how many layers of fabric are you trying to pas between the IDT foot and advancer teeth) For that you need to tighten or loosen the rotary bolt on top. Its generally connected to the foot like a shock absorber having a high tension spring.

3. The fabric advancer teeth are not moving sufficiently. This you need to rectify by adjusting the up-down lever at the right that is rsponsible for fast & slow advancing of the cloth & accordingly the stitches will be longer or shorter.

I don't think it should be too much of a task for you to solve.

Good luck Rosie.

May 06, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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How do you fit and use a quilters foot


The 1600-DB requires a special Walking or Even Feed Foot due to the high sewing speed, so ensure that you have the correct foot, as the "normal" top loading machine foot will not fit.

I hope these images will assist in showing how the fitting should look.


This is the Normal - WRONG - foot to compare:

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This is the CORRECT Foot:


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From the Janome Accessories Guide:


"The even feed foot walks over fabric to assist with smooth feeding. Fabric can be sewn without puckering as the fabric is gripped and fed by both the upper and lower feed dogs. This foot has been specially designed for durability and to work at the high speeds of the 1600 series.


Part Number - 767-403-016"


If you need a larger image or you want any more help with this, just drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at

www.bargainbox.com.au

Apr 29, 2008 | Janome 1600P-DB Mechanical Sewing Machine

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