Question about Euro-Pro 8260 Mechanical Sewing Machine
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.
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
Kim & Linnette
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
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