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CG-590 I cannot seem to get enough pressure from the foot when sewing. I am sewing denim, so thin fabric is not the problem. I have gone through the manual several times, but have been unable to resolve this problem. The machine sews a nice stitch, but the pressure foot does not pull the fabric in very straight and if I put the slightest tension on the fabric it sews in one place. Uhgggg.........plase help!

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Time for a semi-industrial or Singer has the Empress Jean Sewing Machine - have not read reviews yet about it OVER time durability.

The Reliable 2000 is a mini monster - but the price also becomes a monster - there are many high dollar machines that will handle denium....

Since I didn't have that type of money for many years I would "hand walk" the machine throgu as much as possible - and ALWAYS have a very sharp fresh needle on - when it just got to be too much for my machine - I would hand sew pulling through with pliers - pushing up with one of my son's welding projects from school. Several machines I ruined because I ended up BENDING the internal drive arm. :( Ooopppsss

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It may be that your needle is striking the presser foot if you are applying some "pull" to the fabric at the back of the foot.

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