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Stitch pattern is wrong

I have a Singer Simple & it's been working fine, but suddenly the crescent stitch is coming out more like a zig zag stitch. I used it before & it was a crescent, but now it looks completely different. I've tried adjusting every dial on the machine. Any suggestions? Do I need to return the machine?

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Here's the manual,

http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/SINGER/3116-_M

Lets see if we can do some troubleshooting.

Have you checked your needle (size, for thread your using, material)
It sounds like a tension/settings issue, but could be as simple as poor thread quality. try changing the thread, and rewinding the bobbin. If using a silky material remember you need to back that up and make it stiff.
If this and a resetting of tension doesnt work,

Check your left side right side balance (pg 57)
Check page 84 on trouble shooting

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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