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When I try to sew the Presser Foot wont move, but the Hand Wheel does

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    The presser foot isn't meant to move. Are you meaning that the feed dogs won't move the fabric? If this is the case, you'll want to make sure that your feed dogs aren't lowered.

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Almost all home sewing machines are a fixed presser foot type - the cloth is fed by the serrated ratchets on the bed under it. Expensive walking-foot sewing machines do have a walking foot in addition to the lower serrations. Those usually start at $1000and up.

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