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How do I adjust the center foot for very thin material ?

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Look on the top of the machine .on the far side you will se round hole .deep in this hole is a screw .screw it to the right to put more tension on it .or to the left for less tension.

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    look on the top of the machine .on the far side you will se round hole .deep in this hole is a screw .screw it to the right to put more tension on it .or to the left for less tension.

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The amount of pressure on the pressure foot can cause real problems. If you lower the pressure on the foot it is likely to work better. If this doesn't work try using another type of material. Some materials have problems because of being slippery or too thin. If this doesn't work check to see if the pressure foot is directly on top of the feed dogs. If it is it will need to be adjusted so that it isn't directly on top of the feed dogs.

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The pressure foot is only made to push down on the material, not the feed dogs. If you put it too low it will destroy the feed dogs and the pressure foot as well as the material.
1. To adjust, lower the pressure of the pressure foot as much as you can.
2. Place a thick piece of material under the foot. Turn the hand wheel until the feed dogs are up.
3. The pressure foot rod has a screw that holds it into place. You will adjust the rod by moving it up and down until there is a small amount of pressure on the material. Tighten the screw and try your machine without a needle to see if the material will move. Now, try other thicknesses of material. The rod may need to be slightly adjusted a small amount to get it "just right".
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Be sure you are using a ball-point needle. Try setting the upper tension looser. You also may need to increase the presser foot pressure on your machine (consult your owner's manual if you don't know how to do this). Using a closed-toe presser foot (vs an open-toe embroidery foot) may help control the fabric and prevent it from puckering under the needle. Also, reducing the width of the zig-zag may be helpful.

Some sewing machines have an overlock presser foot. Effectively, there is a thin piece of metal in the center of the presser foot. The needle will straddle that piece of metal in a zig-zag so the upper thread has a little bit of slack in each stitch that will let the fabric lie flat. It is a very nice tool to have especially when zig-zag finishing raw edges too.
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Some sewists will increase the fabric's "body" by inserting a layer of wash-away or tear-away stabilizer. If it is only a small project, a piece of paper added to the seam (like adding machine paper) will help stabilize the fabric.

One last thing to try would be loosening the bobbin tension. However, there is a reason it is the last effort, because most sewists are uncertain about messing with the bobbin and it is also requires "minute" adjustments to effect a big change.

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If you change the number of your stitch length it will automatically adjust the feed dogs. If it is still a problem then you will need it adjusted. Insure that your pressure foot is placing enough pressure that causes the feed dogs to pull the material forward. To adjust the feed dogs there are different ways to be adjusted. I wouldn't suggest you try to adjust the height of the feed dogs.

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It sounds like you are trying to balance the top and bobbin thread so it locks perfectly. If so, this is accomplished by balancing the thread "tension". If you see loops on the underside of the fabric, tighten (increase) the tension. If loops for on the top, lower the tension.

If the fabric is puckering: reduce the stitch length AND you may need to use a finer needle along with finer thread in the bobbin and on top.

Presser foot pressure is rarely adjusted, unless sewing with extremely variable fabrics. For example, pressure is lowered when sewing with silk chiffon as it transports easily under the presser foot (and to prevent damage to the fragile fabric). Whereas pressure is increased when sewing with tent canvass to allow the feed dogs to be able to 'grip' and move the fabric.

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You don't say what you are sewing so I'm going to give you general answers in hopes it helps.

1. Needles: There is no such thing as a universal needle. Make sure you are using the proper needle for your fabric. This goes for thread too... make sure it's sized for the needle.

2. Make sure the bobbin is threaded correctly (poorly wound bobbins will cause problems too)

3 Improperly threaded machine. Make sure you area threading it correctly with the foot in the UP position.

4. If you are a material puller... shop it. It is never good to pull your fabric through the machine as you sew.

5. Stitch length. simple rule: Fat fabric.. long stitch, fine/thin fabric short stitch.

I'm not familiar with your futura abut I've noticed new home machines take a way presser foot pressure adjustments... which can cause issues too.

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When attempting to sew rather thin material the main presser foot has not enough downward pressure to keep the material from sliding around. This is on a Singer 111W. Works fine on leather etc. I thought...


This machine was not designed to sew THIN material. It is an upholstery machine and it will never sew thin fabric very well. You can try a smaller needle(size 16 or less) and shorter stitches. There is also an adjustment to raise and lower the walking foot located on the backside of the machine. It can be recognized by the wing nut holding it in place and that it slides up and down when it is loose.
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To adjust any sewing machine for thin material do the following.

1.Use a fine needle,
2.Use a fine thread,(upper & Lower)
3.Reduce the the thread tension, Upper& Lower)
4.Reduce the presser foot tension,
5.Reduce the stitch Lenght.
6.Help the machine by pushing the material towards the needle while sewing. (don't pull it back.)

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