Tip & How-To about Sewing Machines
If you've bought cones of thread on sale only to discover that they break too easily when used for the needle, save them for this. Often thread that is not strong enough for the needle, can use them as "looper threads."
If you serge the edge of fabric prior to washing, then the edges do not fray. This is a great use of those thread cones which break too easily when used for the needle thread.
If you cannot even use them for "looper-thread" then either your looper tension is way too tight, you may have a burr somewhere snagging your thread, or that on-sale thread was not such a deal after all.
N.B.: Never put your hands in any machine with the power cord plugged in. If you are checking for burrs along moving parts along the thread path (with your fingertips) be safe, and unplug it.
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