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« on: June 14, 2005 07:08:10 PM »

I am making a messenger bag and trying to sew in the flap but it is too thick. Is there anyway to raise the foot so I can put the material through and sew it? or am I just stuck.
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2005 08:31:37 AM »

ususally you can raise the foot more than normal so you can fit your fabirc under it. It's like an extra lift pull the lever up like normal and then lift a little more.

another idea is to graduate the fabrics involved so that it reduces bulk.

I am also great with my hammer. I use a rubber mallet and beat the crap out of the edges I'm using for the seams. Flatten them good then you should be able to see it no problem.
I use  a regular hammer when my son has my rubber mallet out of my reach but you do have to be careful here because it can cut you fanric and you don't want to do that after getting it this far.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2005 11:10:06 AM »

DITTO to the first reply.  You also want to sew V-E-R-Y slowly and use larger needles to help avoid breaking needles when sewing bulky seams.  Good Luck.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005 12:47:50 PM »

Use a leather needle too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2005 04:40:23 PM »

Sometimes you can "walk" the sewing machine through the thickest part.  Turn the wheel by hand and it may go through.

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