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Problem with striaght stitch pressor foot

When using straight stitch pressor foot needle hits foot and breaks

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It's possible that the needle bar is out of alignment and needs to be fixed at a sewing machine shop

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When I use the graphic stitch display, say #7, it breaks my needle. Should I be using a different pressor foot?


Hard to say without knowing the make & model. You can certainly try a different presser foot--one that is made for zig-zag or similar. Perhaps the machine needs adjustment?

Jun 25, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Keep breaking needles when i put down presser foot to sew iwant to sew straight stich to hem a curtain


If the needle is hitting something, make sure you have the machine set for straight stitch and the needle is in the center position. If it is still hitting and breaking, then the machine is out of adjustment and needs to be repaired.

Mar 20, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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My needle keeps breaking because it's hitting the square part of the presser foot that it goes down into.


If your machine has multiple needle positions, make sure the needle is set in the center position. Also, make sure you are using a zig-zag presser foot where the opening is wide enough to accommodate an off-center needle or to make decorative stitching. If you are using a straight-stitch foot, then the foot will have only a small circular hole in the center and the machine must be set for straight-stitch only.

It the needle still hits, then the needle bar may be off-kilter. Take it for service.

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Mar 18, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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I inserted the twin needle and threaded it. However, I don't know what what stitch I should use.


we have no idea here either try someplace that gives sewing classes locally

Feb 16, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Can you use twin needles on bernina 1080


I have a Bernina 930 Record that will take twin (even triple) needles, so I don't know why your 1080 wouldn't. Just be sure your machine does not have the straight stitch plate on it, that your presser foot can accommodate zig-zag stitch, and that you carefully adjust any zig-zag stitch width so the needles do not hit the presser foot or stitch plate. I'd suggest installing the double needle and then carefully hand rotate the handwheel to see if the needles will hit anything. If you can make a full rotation of the handwheel without anything hitting, then slowly try it with the motor engaged.

Feb 23, 2015 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Needle hitting pressor foot


Presser foot not correctly mounted, or needle bent, or needle bar loose or bent are the most likely.

Mar 18, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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I have a Kenmore model 1690. The needle when it goes down does not hit the hole in the foot plate. It comes down too far to the left of the opening, making it impossible to use the machine. I have...


This machine, when you have it on straight stitch, will sew with the needle to the left. If it's hitting the pressure foot, you may have the wrong pressure foot on the machine. If it's hitting the needle plate when you have the pressure foot removed, it's possible you have set for zig zag and you have a straight stitch needle plate on the machine. I believe this machine came with 2 needle plates. One for straight stitch, and another for zig zag.

May 03, 2011 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Needle keeps hitting the plate and breaking. i used 5 needles yesterday!


That sounds bad, simple thing to check: does it have a straight stitch needle plate on it that is causing this to happen when you use a zig zag stitch?

Or is the foot on it the right one for the machine? It certainly should not be breaking needles like that so something is either out of alignment, timing is out or some item has been incorrectly fitted.

Mar 29, 2011 | Singer 5070 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do i thread my needle with the singer handy stitch?


  1. Loosen needle screw & insert needle with shank's flat side facing front of machine. Push needle in all the way, then tighten screw to hold needle in place.
  2. Install a fully wound bobbin by loosening bobbin nut & placing bobbin on top. Re-attach bobbin nut & tighten. If standard thread spool will be used, then attach spool pin to bobbin shaft & place thread spool onto shaft. Attach white spool cap on end of thread spool, then tighten. Bobbin/spool should unwind facing forward toward needle.
  3. Bring end of thread through thread guides & over tension control. Pass end of thread through needle eye, from back to front, & pull it out about two inches.
  4. A spring pushes pressor foot onto fabric that is being sewn, so lift pressor foot & place fabric underneath.
  5. Turn large handwheel on side of machine (handwheel can be turned in either direction) to raise needle arm to its highest position.
  6. Holding the Handy Stitch in place with your right hand, press on power switch & begin sewing. Guide fabric (being sewn) with your left hand.
  7. To end this sewing session, turn off power. Turn handwheel to raise needle to its highest position. Carefully pull out about three inches of thread through needle & snip, then lift pressor foot to remove fabric. Turn fabric over & loop needle threader through last stitch. Place end of thread from underside through eye of needle threader, & pull to loop through. Pull to tighten and snip end of thread.

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