Anyone out there know how to keep the needle down on a Singer Fashion Mate 5500?
My sis sent me a new machine for Christmas. It has fancy stitches and an automatic threader...holy cow...I've been sewing on a 90$ Singer for 18 years and am not familiar with these new diva machines.
It took me 3 hours to find the bobbin case. I had to search for a video on Youtube to find this out.
Now when I am stitching and want to leave the needle in the down position to lift the presser foot to turn or "pivot" the fabric on a curve or corner, the needle won't stay down! I know there has to be a way to do this, but I have searched Singer's support FAQ's, sent them the question with no response yet, Googled it, read the manual 10 times, blah blah blah.
Feel kind of stupid asking, but am so frustrated at this point I don't care!
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated - thanks!