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Zigzag knob slips - Bernina 1008

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It may have come loose in side & needs to be serviced

Posted on Feb 25, 2012

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The zigzag stitch will adjust width but not length


If it's a mechanical Bernina, it could be some of the lever mechanics have seized from old, dry oil. You can try liquid Tri-Flow Synthetic Oil--a couple drops where metal rubs on metal to see if it loosens things up. Applying hot air from a handheld hairdryer will help speed it up. The other possible alternative is that something is no longer attached to the knob/lever.

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What's the model? Do you have the stitch selector set on straight stitch, or on a stitch with a width component, like a blind hem stitch?
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Thw slider should be at the white dot not the red dot. Red dot does forward only.
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This is the setting for straight and zigzag stitching

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Changing stitches on a White 1418 sewing machine...


I have a White 1418. Here's how you do it:

1. Attach the buttonhole presser foot (should have come with your machine) and place the fabric underneath.
2. Set the stitch length knob to 0, the zigzag width knob to 5, and set the needle position to center. Sew 3-5 stitches.
3.Change the stitch length to 0.5, the zigzag width to 2, and the needle position to left. Sew to the entire length of your buttonhole.
4.Set stitch length knob to 0, zigzag width knob to 5, and needle position to center and sew about 3-5 stitches
5. Set the stitch length knob to 0.5, zigzag width to 2, and set needle position to the right. Pressing the R button (reverse button), sew up to the top stitches.
6. Remove the fabric and open the button hole with a button hole cutter.

Sounds complicated, but it's really easy. I love this machine, you just have to know how to use it!

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