For years I have bemoaned the fact that the sewing machine wouldn’t feed (or one of them anyway, the other one loops threads).
So, I Googled, again, and found all the same advice. “Feed dogs are too low” “clean lint” “change needle” all being said. But them I found a post that said the ‘backwards’ thingy was half locked, and the fabric wouldn’t feed. I flicked mine, just in case. Squirted all the likely looking places with WD40, and pulled the plate and arm cover off to ‘see’.
I found this post on Yahoo. My machine doesn’t have the option to lower the feed dogs, so it wasn’t that. The part where it mentions “the presser foot pressure is set too lightly” didn’t make sense (how can you adjust that??), and even this page says ‘presser foot is up’ – I know how to work that, until I watched this little clip on YouTube.
Then I’m like “…um…maybe I only put the foot back on when it is RAISED.” So, I put the bits back together, DROP the foot shaft and see if the foot itself goes back on. Nope, out of line, the hole is lower than the slot on the foot. I raise the shaft a fraction, and screw the foot on.
Fabric that fed through ALL BY ITSELF – which is why it is crooked. I was playing with the stitch selector, so its not straight stitch, but, you get the idea.
Guess who feels a bit stupid?
So, if your fabric isn’t feeding and nothing else works, remove the foot. Lower the foot shaft and re-attach the foot it the lowest possible position.