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My Evolve veers off the fabric when it comes to something thicker

It seemed to be stitiching perfectly well then started to veer off and not advance when it came to a thicker piece of fabric eg crossing a seam. I have tried new needles, new blade but it still does it and has become worse. It now wont really stitch well either. Still cover stitches well though. I was told that there were 2 sets of blades but one I shouldn't try to change myself.

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Sounds like you need new blade(s). You can probably change the upper blade which usually wears out first. The lower (fixed) one is more difficult.

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