Question about Elna Sewing Machines
I have difficulty getting the tension loose enough for the silk. I have patch pieces and find that the bottom thread seems to be tighter than the top. Should I be trying to sew the straight seems with paper to help with tension...trying to avoid that effort. I have loosened the bobbin thread and seem to have trouble loosening the top thread to feel the same as the bobbin. I would be grateful for any hints as to how to sew very fine silk. I am only doing straight sides so I am not working on the bias.
You can try adjusting your stitch length this may solve the problem right away.
It could be the thread your using, I have had to switch threads before. Rewind your bobin, sometimes issues can occur by a poorly wound bobin.
You can also try to use a different foot (my machine comes with a satin stitch foot)and or slow the speed of your feed dog.
Sometimes a very fabric does need some sort of backing, a tear away, or wash away might be your only answer.
I hope this helped.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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