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sewing question…

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    aegean17 @aegean17

    what should I do when the fabric stops feeding when the needle meets a thick, perpendicular seam? for example, this sometimes happens when I’m sewing a hem and there are french side seams. thanks!

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    What I do is that I stop, lift the presser foot, pull back the fabric manually a stitch’s worth, lower it again and do the next stitch, and repeat until I’m over the hump. If I’m not being lazy, I’ll take out the little gadget that looks like a tiny plastic tuning fork which came with my machine and is specifically for going over fat seams. Be careful when you’re past the thick part, sometimes the back end of the presser for is still tilted up a bit and sometimes the needle can ding it and break. This happened to me once and made me quite glad I’m four-eyed.

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    JohannaO @JohannaO

    I have a mechanical machine (not electronic) and so I just lift the presser foot a bit, sometimes lighten the pressure to a “2” and then I use the wheel on the side to get over, and past the hump.

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    aegean17 @aegean17

    thanks for the tips! katie

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