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Needle will not move

I was sewing a double thickness of fabric and the needle broke.  It was very difficult to get the needle back up and it was caught in the casing on the bottom.  I was able to loosen the inner knob on the hand wheel to get it up, but now the hand wheel turns when I push the pedal, but the needle will not go up and down.  Do you have any idea what could be the matter? I really appreciate any advice you can give.  Thank you.

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Tighten the inner knob on hand wheel to make the needle move up and down.

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It sounds as though you have a timing problem. The lower looper is not catching the needle thread. You might try lowering the needle about 1/16 inch to see if the looper will catch the thread. If that works, you can put the needle back and adjust the needle bar. If it doesn't, then you need to take it to a technician.
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SOURCE: my needle broke all of a sudden

The needle might not have been fully seated and tightened down - or vibrated loose and dropped down a bit and got hit by the bobbin shuttle. My mom used to soap or wax her needles (lower by hand into a candle or bar of Ivory) to sew stuff like DUCK, Burlap or thick denim.
Try thisusing a new needle (they're cheap) but be SURE that needle is all the way up into the carrier ;-)

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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Can you sew leather with the Hobbylock 786? Also is a price of $190 good for this machine? Thank you


Difficult to say since we don't know anything about the leather. Generally, a soft, thin leather can be sewn on a domestic machine. However, a thick leather will cause problems. A domestic machine does not do well stitching thick leathers/fabrics. Usually, leather stitching will require a heavier needle, ie a leather/denim needle, which is a size 16. Frequently, manufacturer recommendations limit serger needles to no larger than a 90/12 needle. Using a needle that is too large could strike resulting in broken parts or knocking the machine out of time. Also, sewing thick fabrics places undue stress on the machine. It can cause gears to break or the motor to overheat and burn out. Be aware that a serger trims the fabric as it stitches, so there could be issues with the knives trying to cut the leather.

Guess I am somewhat confused why you would want to use a serger to stitch leather. Normally, a sewing machine that stitches one single line of thread is sufficient for leather. Overlocking uses multiple threads which increases the thickness of the seam.

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Iam sewing seats. but the threed stared braking at the needle & it want saw.


Most likely, it has to do with incompatibility of the needle, thread, and fabric. The force of the needle penetrating the fabric multiple times is actually causing the thread to (wear &) fray and eventually break. There are needles with larger grooves that tend to protect the thread during stitching. Some may recommend a Top Stitch Needle (Home Machine Needles Superior Threads Why Topstitch? The Topstitch needle is the most common needle type used and recommended by professionals and educators. We recommend the Topstitch for piecing, quilting, embroidery, appliqu?, and construction. These needles are available in four sizes to accommodate all thread types, including metallic threads. The Topstitch needle has a larger eye and deeper groove. It is often referred as the MAGIC NEEDLE. It really does make a difference in your sewing experience.)
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Also, if the thread is a tight fit through the needle eye, it will also tear the thread. Make sure that the thread will slip easily through the eye. Go to a larger needle, instead of 90, try a 100.

Be sure to use a brand-new needle.

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You may also consider changing the type of thread you are using. Go with a stronger thread, ie polyester, rather than cotton. Cotton will shred and break easier.

You will probably need to re-adjust the thread tension. If it is too tight, it will also break the thread. If you are using a heavier weight of thread, you will need to adjust both the upper and bobbin tension to accommodate the heavier thread.
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If you sewing fabric that is sticky, ie vinyl, oilcloth, you should try to use a roller presser foot, a teflon presser foot, or a walking foot to help the fabric move with the feed dogs.

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The scarf is on the needle itself. It is an indentation on the back of the needle above the needle eye where the thread can sit as the needle penetrates the fabric. As the needle penetrates the fabric, the thread sinks into the indentation thereby resisting fraying or pulling on the thread.

The needle attaches to the bottom of the needle bar. The needle bar is the mechanism that moves up and down to drive the needle through the fabric.

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How to change sewing for different thicknesses


First, you will need to select a brand new needle of the type suitable for your fabric. Select a proper thread weight and type for your needle and fabric.

Select the proper presser foot for your project/fabric. On some fabrics, you may even want to use a straight stitch needle plate to prevent the fabric from going down the needle hole.

You will want to adjust the upper tension so that the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

Also, probably want to adjust the presser foot pressure so that the presser foot presses harder or lighter (depending on the fabric) so the fabric will feed through evenly, ie both the top and bottom fabrics move together at the same rate. Hint: if it is really thick, like sewing a quilt with batting, a walking foot may be helpful.

Be sure to test on scrap fabric from your project before beginning sewing your project together.

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Why is there an extra needle plate supplied with my machine Brother straight stitch plate and presser foot cannot be used with zig-zag or decorative stitch or you will surely break your needle and possible knock the machine out of time!

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My top tension is off. It was factory set for 5. I checked needle size, bobbin tension, thread, and for any build up of fuzz. I have a White Jeans machine. If I turn the top tension dial to 7, the bot


Sandra,
If the needle jams when sewing over thick items, it may be you have a dull needle? Not all machines can hem blue jean material without a hand to help the flywheel around, through the doubled over seams.

Additionally, when sewing the basic two pieces into one piece, start with the presser foot ON the fabric about a half inch sewing in reverse first, backing up to the fabrics edge and then proceeding forward through your fabric.

Fabrics too heavy or too light, are the common issues with home and commercial sewing machines.Knowing your machine and how to operate it; will get you through these "issues" when sewing.

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Keeps breaking needles


Slow down and watch what you sew over.
No needle is going to sew through the metal part of a zipper.
With many layers of fabric you have to slow down. If you have multiple layers of a thick fabric you may have to resort to using the hand wheel to get through the layers.
Another tip would be to not pull on the fabric. The machine is capable of "feeding" the fabric at the rate it requires. When sewing with many yards of fabric the weight of the fabric may create a pull on the needle. If the needle is pulled so that it no longer goes through the need plate properly it will hit the metal of the needle plate and break. Instead rest your hands on either side of the fabric and gently steer the fabric. Do not pull it out of the back of the machine or shove it into the needle. With large yardages wad up the fabric around the machine so that the weight of the fabric isn't causing strain around the needle.
One other tip. If you have a needle plate in your machine that only supports straight stiching, that is one with a needle hole that is just big enough for the needle to move up and down, and you switch to a zig-zag stitch, you will break the needle. Most factory installed needle plates have a needle hole large enough to support the largest zig-zag that the machine can support. But some machines have custom needle plates (for quilting) that only support a straight stitch.

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Skipped stitches. Also, won't transition


have you checked the needle to make sure it's in correctly--flat side of needle goes to the back of the machine

correct needle insertion is mandatory for the proper use in your sewing machine. Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the needle clamp screw to remove the old needle.
place the new needle in the needle clamp with the flat side of the needle facing the back (or if using a round needle the groove in the needle should be facing away from the shaft.
push the needle all the way up to the stop, or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw.

how to decide which needle is correct to sew with, it depends on the fabric & thread being used for the project.
like for example, I've been sewing for over 30 years, I'm sewing a stretchy fabric & regular needles won't work because they skip stitches & will pull the fabric thus damaging the fabric, the needle I have to use is a singer universal ball point needles, & I have no problem with the stitches they come out fine.

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My needle broke all of a sudden


The needle might not have been fully seated and tightened down - or vibrated loose and dropped down a bit and got hit by the bobbin shuttle. My mom used to soap or wax her needles (lower by hand into a candle or bar of Ivory) to sew stuff like DUCK, Burlap or thick denim.
Try thisusing a new needle (they're cheap) but be SURE that needle is all the way up into the carrier ;-)

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