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Can you tell me how to select the correctly set my machine? I am trying gather for a wedding veil.

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What are the correct settings for basteing on an elna excellence 730

Here's a manual for your machine:

ELNA eXcellence 730 Instruction Manual

If your machine does not have a "basting" stitch selection, you make your own basting stitch by:

* Setting the stitch length to the maximum
* Loosen the upper tension so the bobbin thread lies flat under the fabric

Then to gather or remove the basting stitch, it is easy to pull on the bobbin thread.

Mar 12, 2017 | Elna Sewing Machines

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How do I get a good running stitch?

Not specific to your machine - a secret to easier gathering is to drop the tension on the upper thread by 1 or 2 numbers before sewing that gathering line. Then, you pull the bobbin thread when you gather. It will gather MUCH easier. Just don't forget to put the tension back to normal before you start regular sewing again! Temporarily switch to another color bobbin if you're afraid you might forget which is which - you'll be pulling it out anyway. I think most people gather with a stitch that is just .5 mm longer than they're using for construction.

Mar 24, 2015 | Janome Harmony 2041

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Machine sews fine until I use reverse and then the bottom stitching gathers up. Very annoying. I have adjusted bobbin tension and thread tension. What should I try next? Thank you.

Since you seem to have done everything possible to make it "happy", it is not likely that tension is the issue. With the problem becoming more aggravated, sounds like the feeding mechanism is not responding correctly in the reverse mode. Even refurbished machines come with a warrantty, so try that route before submitting it for an inspection by your local qualified technician.

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Designer 1 my gathering stitch is not working properly

if you have the machine set for the gathering stitch & it's not working, then you might think about having the machine checked

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I have a pfaff 1525 and My bobbin thread forms a loop every 2-3 inches and I am trying to make a veil. I am using a ball point needle size 9 and adjusted the tension wheel to a 6 since the lower the number...

check to make sure that around the tension dial there is no lint or dust
the upper tension spring could be bad
a sewing machine repair shop could tell about the tension spring

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I borrowed a friend's serger (Europro 534 DX)for a

Try setting the differential feed to it's lowest setting.

Test with scraps of what you will actually be stitching.

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Gathering foot Not Gathering.

check the amount of pressure on foot, it might be too much for the type of material, that sometimes makes it gather

Jan 20, 2008 | Brother 1034D Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Janome 184D - thread tension

You may need to purchase a Gathering Attachment
Part No. 200 217 101

BUT be sure it is suitable for your model first
(I am unsure which one you have)

Thread tensions are set at manufacture to all = 3 for standard work, your manual is generally helpful for many answers.

The "Janome Overlocker Sewing Guide" is a very detailed publication and has this to say about Gathering without any additional attachment.


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