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Satin Stitch Problems - Designer SE (similar to the Designer 1)

When embroidering, occasionally a satin stitch won't sink/isn't being pulled down so when you look at the embroidery from the side, there are little loops of thread. I've tried replacing the needle, made sure my bobbin thread is the right weight (60 weight/top is 40), and have tried to match the weight of fabric with stabilizer... I'm not sure what to try next.

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Re: Satin Stitch Problems - Designer SE (similar to the...

You should take your machine to a Husqvarna authorized repairman. Suggest checking the grounding of the tension unit stepper motor. Earliest models weren't properly grounded and tension could vary. An authorized repairman should know where to go from there. I don't know of anything that you should attempt on your own.

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Re: Satin Stitch Problems - Designer SE (similar to the...

It sounds like to me you might have some thread stuck in the tension assembly. Possibly some thread "snubs". Also there is an internal service program on this machine that could also solve that problem. That is why you need to take it to a qualified Husqvarna service center to be fixed by a qualified technician.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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Use your ruler and measure your button. Then transfer those measurements to your garment.
Use chalk to mark the center cut line of your button hole. Mark the end or stop point of the button hole per the measurement.
Practice on a scrap of the same fabric before you begin on your garment.
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