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Why do my feed dogs grap my material at the beginning of a stitch

The feed dogs grab the material and gathers the cloth at the beginning of sewing , they will not let the material move to sew a automatic button hole.

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Some sewing machines have what is called a buttonhole lever that
is to the left of the needle that has to be pulled down before the
machine will make a buttonhole,here is a link for a free manual
if you dont' have one
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/430_8280_es.pdf

Posted on Mar 18, 2013

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RickE1

Rick

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SOURCE: backward stitching

Knowing which kind of machine you have helps alot. Just guessing but maybe the reverse mechanism is stuck and needs some oil in it to free it up. Or the buttonhole mechanism is stuck in reverse part of it.
Probably you should have it looked at.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: singer stylist sewing machine 534 is not stitching

Feed dog drive gear(2) are plastic and are probably stripped. Always replace them in pairs. While you are at it replace both hook drive gears as well. It will run as good as new.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: How do you sew button holes?

I am assuming that you have marked where you want the button hole to be. Here is the link to the manual for the 5050.
446_5040_5050[1].pdf The instructions for making a buttonhole are on page 36

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

SOURCE: Frozen feed gears singer sewing

the machine needs to be checked when the feeddogs don't move
but first check to see if the feeddogs are in the up position & if the
feeddogs are up, then the machine needs to be checked

Posted on Apr 30, 2012

sylviaivie

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SOURCE: Stitching keeps gathering while I'm sewing

#1 cause of puckering is a tension/threading problem. Make sure the thread/needle matches the fabric type too.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012

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