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How do I correct stitching on a Jones z-690

My Jones z-690 (foreign) sewing machine is not stitching correctly. Every 20 or so straight stitches it then does about 6 zig zag stitches! I have the instruction book but there is no solution to this problem in it. Can you help?

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Mine did the same thing. The needle is probably to high. Do not insert the needle all the way to the top. Lower it a bit and it should zig zag!

Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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If your using a stretch fabric, youll need to sew in a stiffner tape. if the fabric "flags" i.e moves up and down with the needle it spoils the loop needed to form a stitch. If your having problems with a stiffer fabric it could be just a bad or too thin a needle. Check threading, needle condition and setting.

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SOURCE: how do you set the zig zag stitch on a Jones

I have been gifted a Jones ym260g. Does it do straight stitch and if so, how?

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