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Rub dryer sheets on your skin and it will keep mosquitoes and other pests away! :)

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Keeping the thread in needle when you begin to sew

after threading the needle pull about 6" of thread out the back under the press foot
that way the thread is jammed under the foot and is held in place for the next thread
bobbin thread should also be out the back
when you have finished sewing then lift the foot and move the material sewed about 6"" away from the foot before cutting the threads

Nov 03, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I dont know.if I am doing it.wrong my thread keeps snapping from the needle my ? Is there a certain way to place the bottom bobbin? For a brother xl5130 sewing machine

If your bobbin was in wrong you would get the "crows nest" on the underside of the fabric. There can be several thing that can cause this: your tension is to tight, for normal sewing is usually around 3-5 (check your manual for proper setting). Your needle or throat plate can have a bur on it that is snagging the thread causing it to break. Needles should be thrown away after 50 hours of sewing to avoid problems. The needle can have a slight bend (from over use) and is rubbing on the throat plate causing it to break. and finally...your just not holding your mouth right! :) (...and sometimes this is really true!). Check your tension, pull the thread, change your needle, rub your finger over the throat plate be sure all is baby skin smooth, re thread you machine...deep breath, relax and start again. Hope this helps, Happy sewing.

Nov 30, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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why does my needle thread break

too much tension on top or a burr on needle. Whenever thread breaks its usually the needle is bad. also check hook with finger for burrs caused by the needle. burrs will cut the thread right away. use emery paper and rub in direction of hook till smooth.

Feb 05, 2013 | Juki Sewing Machines

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Static electricity in man-made fibres

you might try putting it in the dryer on air fluff with a dyer fabric
softner sheet and see if that help the static cling

Jan 21, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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where do you oil the sewing machine?

Normally there are a bunch of metal parts that rub together to make the up/down motions from the spinning motor. These are located on the top (near the red thread in your photo). The whole top of the case has to be removed with a few screws. Use very little oil so it doesn't splash/spray onto your fabric. Just touch the oiling bottle to the metal and squeeze slightly until you see some gloss appear on the metal. Move the parts by hand to work the oil in.

The bobbin area also has to be oiled. Remove the metal frame that holds the bobbin. Oil the outside curve (away from the thread). Wipe off excess so you don't get your thread oily. Keep your hands clean so you don't smear oil on any thread or fabric. I like to wash before putting it back together.

It should should very smooth. Oiling the bobbin frame (I don't know the real name) makes the biggest difference in sound - it should be much quieter.

Nov 19, 2009 | Singer 1120 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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