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Thread: Singer 99

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    Can you drop the feed dogs on a Singer 99. I have one but I don't think you can. Thanks for any advise.

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    Not that I'm aware of...I know you can't on the older 99 models.

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    you'd have to cover the feed dogs

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    I've heard someone say that you can put like masking tape over feed dogs etc. I have a 99 that I just LOVE LOVE LOVE and I ask the same question. I have 5 machines and NONE will drop the feed dogs, 2 are Brothers, 2 are vintage Singers and one a vintage Kenmore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngieS
    I've heard someone say that you can put like masking tape over feed dogs etc. I have a 99 that I just LOVE LOVE LOVE and I ask the same question. I have 5 machines and NONE will drop the feed dogs, 2 are Brothers, 2 are vintage Singers and one a vintage Kenmore.
    Oh thank you all so much for replying. I never thought of the masking tape. Thanks for the advise. :thumbup:

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    I hope that works. I've not tried it but that's what my lady at the shop told me. ;)

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    I haven't heard of masking tape. But you can use an old credit card or piece of slick plastic taped over the feed dogs. Just make a hole for the needle to go through.

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    Thanks, I'm from Kentucky also. Don't you love this message board. I learn something new everyday. :thumbup:

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    Find an old buttonholer, they almost always come with a cover for the feeddogs that screws down over it, I can usually find them at thrift stores or antique malls for pretty cheap.

    You can also tape a 3 x 5 filing card over them, I've heard, but not tied it myself.

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    masking tape probably wont work that well-because the feed dogs move back and forth---and it will just tear- work off-
    you could tape a file card- or credit card (one of those free-b's that come in the mail ---over them- or you can purchase a silicone slider to use over them- but i would think a file box card would work fairly well- much better than just tape-

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