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What is the best needle size for flannellette

Using universal needle and top stitch is intermittently skipping while sewing on flannelette what is the best needle to use

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Flannel is a woven fabric... check your manual for needles for wovens.

Also make sure the tip of your currently needle isn't bent or blunted.

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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 ;-)

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What makes stitches skip?


Skipping stitches is usually the needle choice. OR if could be blunt (needles are supposed to be changed every 8 - 10 hours of sewing) There are needles to be only used for sewing stretch fabrics, these are the "blue needles" of ball point needles, then there are the Universal needles for sewing woven fabrics cotton etc. then there are needles only for sewing denim.
You will need to identify which fabric you are sewing and use the appropriate needle.
Then there are the sizes #12 #14 #16 or 75 80 or 90 I'm not sure which numbering system you are using the smaller the number the finer the fabric is the usual way to go..
Also check that the needle is in the correct way. The scarf (the flat side of the needle is to be facing the back of the machine) also check the bobbin as it too can be put in the wrong way and will even try to sew..
Check that your threads are suitable for the fabric If possible try and match the thread in the bobbin with the top thread type.
If all else fails go and have a cuppa and come back to the machine change the needle change the bobbin change the threads and most times it will be ok. cheers Dot

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Skipping stitches


Skipped stitches
1. A bent or dull needle
2. The wrong needle for your fabric
knit fabrics require a jersey or ballpoint tip. Most wovens do well with a universal tip, and specialty fibers, like leather or metallic, usually require specific needles.
3. Incorrect machine threading
4. Unbalanced needle thread tension
Start by making relatively small changes and run a test stitch to evaluate the impact. If you need to adjust the tension dial using woven cotton fabric with good quality all-purpose thread and a new needle
5.check the needle is inserted correctly. The needle needs to be pushed as far up the needle shaft as possible. It's easy to insert the needle half way, clamp it down and think it is inserted correctly.
the flat part of the needle should be positioned towards the back. If the needle is not inserted correctly, it will not be able to pull up the bobbin thread and will cause skipped stitches.
6. If the suggestions don't help then it is time for a tune-up.

Nov 19, 2013 | Singer 7256 Fashion Mate Sewing Machine

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My New Home skips stitches. I have cleaned it, changed needles, adjusted the tension and tried different bobbins .



Skipped stitches

1. The needle is not inserted correctly

Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)

2. The needle is damaged

replace with new needle

3. The wrong size needle is being used

Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric

4. The foot not attached correctly

Check & attach correctly

it's also possible that the machine could be slightly out of time

Aug 29, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Can lint get up inside the shaft that raises and lowers the needle?


the needle bar is not hollow,
Skipped stitches
1. The needle is not inserted correctly
Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)
2. The needle is damaged
replace with new needle
3. The wrong size needle is being used
Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric
4. The foot not attached correctly
Check & attach correctly

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Need to locate a source of blue tipped sewing machine needles. the manual in euro-pro denim machine states needles are best for mending and other fabrics.


Schmetz make a blue coated needle, usually best for denim fabrics as the coating aids the needle in slipping between tightly woven fibres such as denim. It may also be called a Denim needle.

But you shouldn't need to use that needle for most fabrics, just the most appropriate sized needle and either sharp point for wovens or ball point for knits. Perhaps get a mixed pack of both sharps and ball points to start with.

Try this website if you want to shop for needles on line, http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/sewing-machine-needles.aspx they carry a wide range of types, sizes and brands. Klasse and Schmetz are both high quality needle brands. You want the 130/705H system of needles for your domestic sewing machine. These are the norm for 99% of domestic sewing machines.

There are other needle systems for industrial machines (round tops) and EL705 for overlockers, these are extra long but identical shank design at the top. So just make sure you get the regular needles 130/705H.

In terms of what size to use, here is good reference guide on sewing machine needles.
http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/Needle-Sizes.--94.htm
The important thing is to change the needle for each new project, ie about 4-6 sewing hours, as a blunt needle will never give good results. If you always start with a new one, and its the right sized needle for the fabric you are sewing, then you should ensure best possible stitching results from your machine.
If the needle is too big, it will leave holes in the fabric, too small and it will break. If you use a sharp point on stretch fabrics, you'll get skipped stitches. If you sew a lycra knit with a ballpoint and it still skips, then change to a "Stretch" needle, this will also be blue coated ballpoint and helps with skipping and needle deflection.

Then there is twin needles, twin stretch needles, winged needles and leather needles, all for special techniques. Never worth trying to scrimp on needles, I have probably have in excess of 40 packs of different sizes and types in my sewing cabinet.

Hope this helps you out.

and they sho

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Skipping stitches


Change the needle; it could be blunt, burred, or a ballpoint on a woven fabric would all cause skipped stitches. If you hand wind the machine through a stitch and can hear popping, or squeaking, its blunt, change it.

A sewing machine needle needs to be replaced after 4-6 hours of sewing, so a new one for each project is a good rule of thumb.

This means that you are putting in the right sized needle for the project too, not just using what was in there from last project.

Invest in a packet of needles in every size, ball point and sharps, microtex, leather, and denim.

there is good information on needles on http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/Needle-Sizes.--94.htm too.

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I have a Kenmore #385.17624 sewing maching and all of a sudden I have a problem with it skipping stitches or else not bringing the bobin thread up to make a stitch every so often. It does not do it all...


Does it skipp on all fabric types or just certain ones.Many times useing the wrong size or type of needle will make it skipp especially if the needle is a universal and you are sewing on a stretch fabric.The proper needle to match the fabric quite often is the problem if it is intermittent skipping.You should have ballpoint or stretch needles for knit fabrics and universal needles for woven fabrics.Also check the bobbin and bobbincase for rough edges or needlemarks if you find any replace the bobbin and smooth any needle marks with an emory board.One last thing is make sure the needle is in all the way .If it is not then it changes the relationship with the hook and could possibly cause skipping.If it persists after ruling these things out you could have a possible needle bar height adjustment or timing adjustment slightly out of whack.You may need professional repairs if that is the case.

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Does it make a difference whether I use a 14 or 16 in my Kenmore sewing machine, basic 12 stitch. I had a 16 needle in it but after my friend cleaned it, in trying it, the needle hit the presser foot>...


Hi. You use different size needles for different fabrics and fabric weights. Size 16 needles are used for heavy fabric, like canvas, duck, or blue jeans. Size 14 needles are still on the heavy/thick fabric size. Size 10 needles are for very light-weight fabrics and size 12 needles are for medium-weight fabrics. Also, you need to pay attention to the type of fabric--if sewing on knits, you need ballpoint needles. If sewing on woven fabrics, you need sharps or universals. Universals are supposed to be for knits, too....but ballpoint needles are SO much better!
Use the right size and type of needle for your fabric, don't sew over any pins (they can bend or even break the needle), and make sure you don't pull or push the fabric while you're sewing on it. Let the feed dogs do the work of moving the fabric--you just gently guide it.
Hope this helps!

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How do i stop juki ddl from top skipping stitches?


Hi. Skipped stitches are usually caused by a mismatch in your thread and needle. Wrong thread type, wrong needle size, or even old thread can cause skipped stitches. If all else fails, change the needle. If that doesn't work, clean the machine. Sometimes just getting rid of all the lint and giving her a good oiling does a world of good.

Let me know if this works.

Robbie

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Skipped stitches


You will need to take your machine to a dealer and have it adjusted. Machines should be cleaned and serviced at least once a year. Needles should be replaced when dull. Skipping stitches can also be from using the wrong kind of needle. When quilting on cotton, use sharp needles, when sewing on knits use a ball needle. You can use a universal needle but they aren't perfect and will cause skipping on some fabrics.

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