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Need new regular stitch pressure foot for New Home HF1012

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New Home is made by Janome. Check their site.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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I am using the walking foot for a quilting project that I am working on, however, the bottom stitching is just looping and can just be pulled away from the fabric.


Be sure you are using a brand new needle.

Remove the thread from the machine.

ALWAYS RAISE THE PRESSER FOOT and rethread the upper thread from the beginning. Make sure the thread path is correct.

Verify the bobbin is installed and turning the correct direction in the bobbin case and that the bobbin thread is threaded through the bobbin tension mechanism.

Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low number--this may require some adjustment for your particular machine.

Pull the bobbin thread to the top of your sewing project before beginning to stitch.
How and Why to Bring up the Bobbin Thread

Re-test your machine on a scrap quilt sandwich (make sure the walking foot is installed correctly and that the presser foot is lowered when beginning to stitch).

Consult the owner's manual for instructions for presser foot pressure. The pressure may need to be adjusted because you are dealing with a sandwich that is thicker than regular fabric.

You may also try changing the type and size sewing machine needle you are using. Using a Top Stitch or Microtext needle will help the needle to penetrate the fabric sandwich easier. A Top Stitch needle has a larger groove to protect the thread as it pierces the fabric which helps prevent looping.

Also, verify the thread is not too small for the needle's eye.

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Oct 02, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Singer ce100 is skipping stitches when needle is in center position


You don't say what you are sewing so I'm going to give you general answers in hopes it helps.

1. Needles: There is no such thing as a universal needle. Make sure you are using the proper needle for your fabric. This goes for thread too... make sure it's sized for the needle.

2. Make sure the bobbin is threaded correctly (poorly wound bobbins will cause problems too)

3 Improperly threaded machine. Make sure you area threading it correctly with the foot in the UP position.

4. If you are a material puller... shop it. It is never good to pull your fabric through the machine as you sew.

5. Stitch length. simple rule: Fat fabric.. long stitch, fine/thin fabric short stitch.

I'm not familiar with your futura abut I've noticed new home machines take a way presser foot pressure adjustments... which can cause issues too.

Mar 13, 2013 | Singer CE-100 Futura Computerized Sewing...

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How to stich embroidery


That would depend on if you have a regular home sewing machine or a embroidery machine. I'm going to assume that you have a regular machine.

There is something called free hand embroidery. you lower or disengage the feed dogs, take off the presser foot. Some use a darning foot and others just leave the foot off. Hopefully your design is already marked on the fabric. Place fabric in a regular hand embroidery so they fabric is right side up but the hoop makes it sit down in the rings. (make sense) Fit your hoop on the bed of the sewing machine, under the presser foot/presser foot bar. Lower the presser foot lever. (important for tension) and select stitch style and length. you may need to adjust tensions too.

Begin stitching, take a couple stitches... then reverse a couple... then snip the loose ends. Continue to stitch, guiding the hoop so that the needle follows the design. Start slowly and as you discover how your hand movements effect the length of the stitches... you can speed up and slow down as you need to create your design.

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Nov 03, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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How do you adjust pressure foot tension


you probably can't adjust the pressure on the foot, most models it is preset with no ability to adjust the pressure. Take a look at the top of the machine, left side above the needle area. If your machine has adjustable foot pressure, there will be a thumb screw of some sort on the top of the machine in this area, possible with a + and - symbol to indicate which way to turn to adjust the pressure.

I have owned Elnas, Janomes and Singers and only one of them had adjusted foot pressure.

Nov 02, 2012 | New Home HF-2022

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Can you sew leather or vinyl on Husqvarna 415? If so, what tension, needle and foot should I use?


Ok. Depending on the thickness... garment weight leathers can be sewn with a domestic machine... Most often an even feed foot (the home version of a walking foot) is needed. You will likely need a larger leather needle and somewhat longer stitches than you would normally sew.

As for stitches looking messy on the back that is a top tension problem... you'll need to tighten the tension until that goes away. AFTER you have made sure you have your machine threaded correctly with the presser foot in the up position.

Aug 19, 2012 | Husqvarna Freesia 415

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Does the Stitch in the Ditch foot have slot for the needle, the one have has a central hole, I need to be able to move the needle positinn slightly to the right. many thanks. Yvonne Kneubuhler ...


I always stitch in the ditch with my regular clear plastic pressure foot so I can see where I am stitching and keep the stitches falling into the seam gap (the ditch).

Sewingpartsonline.com have a "stitch in the Ditch" foot and it looks like it has a wide slot. It seems to have a nice metal rudder to line up in the seam line and that looks central so you'd still be stitching right in the middle of the foot I'd say if you used this one.

link is http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/stitch-in-ditch-foot-low-shank-p60706.aspx

But you'd need to get the correct foot for your machine, that one is a low shank so it may well fit if your machine is a low shank type.

Sep 21, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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I am sewing a knit fabric on my Lily 540 and it is skipping stitches like crazy. I have tried adjusting the tension and the stitch length with no success. seem to always have a hard time with getting even...


It sounds like you may be using the wrong needle. For knit fabric you need a ball point needle in order for it to sew correctly. A regular sharp type needle can cause the stitches to skip. Also make sure you have the right size for the type of fabric. Lighter weight fabric needs smaller size needle and thicker types need bigger sized needles.

Also make sure you have the right presser foot and the right pressure on the presser foot to get nice even stitches. A roller foot helps when sewing knit fabrics.

May 18, 2011 | Husqvarna Lily 540 and 550

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My stitch length varies whilst I'm sewing. Why does this happen and what can I do to prevent this from happening?


Is the stitch selector set to a straight stitch or is it possibily in another stitch pattern but with the width turned down to zero?

If machine is set on a straight stitch but is giving varying stitch length for no reason then it could be that the feed dogs are not functioning correctly, could be out of time with the needle or very worn. Or are you pulling the fabric through rather than letting it feed through. Also check the pressure being delivered by the foot pressure if the machine has a variable adjustment for this. It may have just been turned down for very heavy fabric feeding and needs to be turned up to normal setting again.

Feed dogs can wear - replacement parts may be available. Just remember to search under either Janome or New Home as I believe New Home was bought out by Janome some years ago. Certainly New Home was a common brand in UK in the 80's.

You might find parts on www.sewingpartsonline.com or http://www.sewingparts.co.uk/

I hope that this helps you out.

Apr 25, 2011 | New Home Sewing Machines

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