Question about Baby Lock Sewing Machines
The needles keep breaking. I tried to use heavier needles (embroidering towels), but it didn't stop. Needles are now breaking when I embroider plain cotton fabric, and when I sew. I removed the race, and there are 2 solid needle holes in the shelf, of the race. I had it serviced, last year for this problem, and it was still breaking needles when I got it back, but not to this degree. I managed to monogram a dozen towels, and embroider 5 pcs. of cotton (for a quilt)...sewed together a quilt, and quilted some of it before the issue got so bad I had to switch to one of my other machines, for sewing ( I don't have another that will embroider)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a White 955
I know this is strange, but make sure the pressure foot is down. When I quilt sometimes, after getting the bulk under the needle, I forget to put the pressure foot down or it get's knocked back up by the quilt and causes the same problem. Good luck.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Hi, when your thread breaks or frays right before in goes through the eye of the needle:
The most common needles are size 80 and 90 universal needles, which are fine for most sewing projects. But if you are using a specialty thread, you need to use a needle that is designed to work with that particular thread. For example, top stitching needles have a larger eye than a universal needle, because top stitching thread is thicker than sewing thread. The same is true for metallic thread - needles made for metallic thread an eye designed to allow the thread to pass thru without fraying. Further, if you using fine thread, you need a small needle.
FYI - unfortunately, thread sizes do not correspond directly with needle sizes. Small needle numbers indicate a needle with a small eye. But the smaller the thread size, the larger the thread. For example, size 50 thread is very fine and would usually be used with a size 70 needle. Size 30 thread is fairly thick and would probably be used with a size 90 top stitch needle.
Hope this helps, and remember, you should always change your needle after about 10 hours of sewing, no matter what size needle you are using. If you have more questions, please post again. Thanks, Ginny
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
SOURCE: Babylock Ellure thread issues
I have the same machine and love it. Sometimes if the thread is old that will happen to me. And also I spray the thread with static guard before i thread the machine in dry cold weather. Since you said you are an embroiderer I assume you are using the same weight thread top and bottom. The other thing that causes that on my machine is if there is a nick on the spool of thread I am using and the thread catches just a little as it comes off the spool. I use a fine nail file and smooth off the edge where the little v is to reattach the thread when you are finish using it. I never use them. You do sew a little and cut off the tail off the top thread before you let it go through the rest of design. I hope you have found the solution but I learned these tricks while having the same problem as you.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
There is special thread for denim/jeans. It usually comes in shades of brown. It's a little heavier and might help with the breakage. You might also want to try a little less tension. I assume you already have a Schmetz denim needle?
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
What are you try to sew? If, it is heavy denim or something, sometimes the needle needs to be a heavier grade, like a 16 or 18 if that is not the problem, I think that it is your timing is causing the problem. You probably will need to take it in for service because if I am right, it is not a do it yourself job. You need the tools and expertise to fix it. Try to go to a shop that does Singer warranty work, I don't know if your machine is new but even if it isn't at least they know the machines. You can find them listed at www.singerco.com. If there isn't one near you, try to find a shop you can trust. Good luck
Posted on Nov 22, 2010
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