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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 that the little cleats on the bottom should clamp against the main foot while the smaller foot lifts up and goes forward.

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    bought a used singer 5825. bobbin winder doesn't work. and can't find a way to increase downward pressure on presser foot..material "floats" too much

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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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