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Bobbin thread/feed dog eating fabric

I have a Euro Pro 8260 and when I sew with any fabric that is light weight, the bottom thread bunches and gathers and the fabric puckers. At this point, the needle is jamming up and the fabric is getting "eaten" from the bottom. This does not happen when I am working with heavier/thicker fabrics. I've tried cleaning out the bobbin case, changing needle sizes, thread type, tension, stitch length...I'm at a loss.

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    When I start to sew on my Euro Pro 8260 it starts out fine,but if I stop in the middle of sewing something the bobbin thread gets stuck and starts to bunch up..and i don't have an owner's manual,am I not threading it right?

  • ccloonan Feb 09, 2009

    My problems is near the same. Sews fine for a while, then needle seems to get stuck in the bobbin/ feeder. Binds up the machine and the manual advance. I cant see what is going wrong but thread gets all bunched in the bobbin area. (sorry im not good with terms) Has actually broken two needles. (cleaned everything out, checked thread tension, foot, rethreaded bobbin with new thread, changed needle strength?) Im at a loss?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Is there a way of testing thread tensioner to make sure it is functioning properly while the top is removed?Recently had the tensioner rebuilt(so they said)and I am having stitch issues.The top and bottom are timed properly and am trying to work backwards to find problem.Machine is very clean,oiled lightly,etc.right thread,needle,bobbin case etc.Thank you

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This is a very common problem with really lightweight fabric and can often be cured (if doing straight stitching) by using a straight stitch needle plate and foot. The wider needle plate and foot openings on newer machines give the machine/thread a wider area to pull the fabric into the machine. By using a straight stitch plate/foot you remove the wide opening, eliminating the majority of the problem.

Also - try using a specially coated needle (Teflon or other non-stick finish). The thread feeds more smoothly through the needle and the needle more smoothly through the fabric, causing less drag into the needle plate opening.

Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to respond to this if you have further specific questions. We're always happy to help

Happy stitching,
Kim & Linnette
www.sewingexpressions.com

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