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Trying to gather tulling

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

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Here's a manual for your machine:

ELNA eXcellence 730 Instruction Manual

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same as any other dress .most would use an overlocker . but perhaps a sales person at a fabrics store would know better .I have never used tulle nor sewn a dress .

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Are your feed dogs down? If not check your stitch length or possibly it is set to tack stitch. What material are you trying to sew? If it is lightweight like tulle you will have to set your feed dogs. Check your manual on how to do this.

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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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Sounds like your machine is off timing, When the machine is properly timed, you should see the hook passing behind the eye of the needle when the needle is on it's upward stroke. If this is not correct the machine will not pick up the bobbin thread. You may have to take it in for adjusting, unless your a bit machnical.

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Yes, if there is an iron-on adhesive being stitched over.

A bead of Sewer's aid along the seam line in advance of stitching will keep the needle clean - but, with tulle, it may not adhere.

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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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