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I have a white model 365, made in 1967. Has worked great. But why will it not make a stitch. It will feed the fabric, but for some reason a stitch is not being made.

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  • marsha841 Sep 13, 2010

    The bottom thread is being picked up by the needle. It is just not making a stitch.

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Sometimes this happens when a lot of lint has accumulated in the feed dog area. That's what was wrong with our machine the last time this happened to us.

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Hi

It the bobbin thread is not picked up by the needle thread it wont stitch.

Check the bellow link:-

http://www.ehow.com/how_5306171_thread-bobbin-white-sewing-machine.html

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Um, just curious. If you are darning, you would manually maneuver the fabric to go forward and back and side to side. You probably wouldn't want to use a wide stitch for darning. Also, for darning, you would probably want to use a darning foot or free motion foot. They are both shorter than the standard presser foot so there would be no pressure applied to the fabric, especially when you drop the feed dogs. Technically, the feed dogs wouldn't be feeding the fabric, you would by hand.

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Here's a pdf of your manual Singer owns White's manuals now.
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/864_white-970,972,979-x-.pdf

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Is the pressure foot pressure turned up too high perhaps?
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If you take a look at this website you'll see the different feet for some makes
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/sewing-machine-presser-feet.aspx

I assume you mean what are the different feet used for?
General purpose foot will have room for the needle to swing through wide stitches, but enough foot to hold the fabric and move it through against the feed dogs. This is the one you use most.
A straight stitch foot will have a little hole so that the needle only goes through a small area and the fabric can't move to give a neat plain straight stitch.
Plastic wide toe foot is good when you need to see what you are sewing onto such as applique (sewing a piece of fabric onto another with a wide satin stitch).
Teflon coated foot is good for slippery fabrics, it grips well.
A roller foot is great for textiles like leather and vinyl which don't feed nicely.
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There is also similar info here http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2009/06/feet-feet-feet/ which may help you to see the different uses and feet available.
Most manufacturers will sell their machine with 4 or 5 of the most used feet but often have more to buy aftermarket. And many feet between companies look very alike so if you have a clip on foot from one brand it may work on another machine with a clip on foot.

I hope that this is what you were asking.

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