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Need help identifying damaged part on my White 955 sewing machine. Learned not to belive retail fabric store clerk who said it could hem blue jeans with Jean needle. Sure enough the seam was too thic

Only item I can see that might be rubbing anything is the forked half moon piece in bobbin well. As it nears bottom of well, doesn't want to go further. Don't see how that makes sense though. Took left cover off on top portion of machine, but see nothing obvious.

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Try ironing the hem in place first and then loosen the bottom plate tension. Does sound like a tension issue though

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My top tension is off. It was factory set for 5. I checked needle size, bobbin tension, thread, and for any build up of fuzz. I have a White Jeans machine. If I turn the top tension dial to 7, the bot


Sandra,
If the needle jams when sewing over thick items, it may be you have a dull needle? Not all machines can hem blue jean material without a hand to help the flywheel around, through the doubled over seams.

Additionally, when sewing the basic two pieces into one piece, start with the presser foot ON the fabric about a half inch sewing in reverse first, backing up to the fabrics edge and then proceeding forward through your fabric.

Fabrics too heavy or too light, are the common issues with home and commercial sewing machines.Knowing your machine and how to operate it; will get you through these "issues" when sewing.

Cheers, Happy New Year!
Kelly
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San Diego, CA

Jan 01, 2015 | White Sewing Sewing Machines

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Sewing jeans hems


You need a couple of things. One is to flatten the seams before you try to sew them. One of the best is to spread the hems on a wooden cutting board or simiilar smooth surface and beat the hems flat with a flat faced hammer. This is an official sewing hammer: http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/tools_and_supplies/ and it will compress the fabric so it doesn't lift your presser foot up and let the tension off the top thread (which is what's causing your looping problem).

For crossing thick seams, you need a shim to keep the presser foot flat while sewing. These are usually called hump jumpers or jean-a-majigs, and are a couple of bucks. Or you can use a fold of fabric in the same way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbYenXIDaDk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKdW_vIZLBo

Alternatively, you can do the jeans hem alteration that pros will charge you more for (because it's "fashionable"), and it's also faster and easier. Often called Euro-hemming: http://www.sewmuchado.com/2011/06/tutorial-how-to-hem-jeans-and-keep-the-original-hem.html

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How to fix your needle assembly on your sewing machine


Sounds a bit serious, jeans fabric is dense and thick. Many machines struggle especially sewing hem over side seam with 6+ layers. You need jeans needle size 90, 100 or 110. Maybe take in for a service as the needle assembly could be out if time too 10_23_2013_1_43_35_pm.png

Aug 01, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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I have a Singer Quantum model 9240. Whenever I sew hems on jeans and go over the thickest part of the hem (where the vertical seam of the leg meets) the thread jams underneath, making a jumbled mess. I...


The problem happens when the thickness of the fabric being sewn is uneven. You need to raise the rear of the presser foot so it is even with the front of the foot. There is a little tool called a "hump jumper" or "jean-a-ma-jig" that makes it easy to do. When you get to the hump place the tool at the back of the presser foot and sew slowly. The machine should do the rest and the tool will fall away when it's no longer needed.

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I have been sewing denim, and the top thread keeps breaking at the needle. What adjustments do I need to make. It also bunches from the bobbin.


Are you trying to use a heavy thread like buttonhole twist through the needle like the yellow thread on store bought jeans? Most domestic machines will not cope with this heavy thread and it will be too large for the eye of the needle too.

If you are using regular weight 50 polyester thread and its breaking then it could be because the top tension is too tight. Just loosen off 1/2 a number on top tension dial and see if this helps.

If possible, buy a pack of jeans needles size 100 too, these are blue coated with teflon I think, and makes it easier to slip through denim which is a very dense fabric.

Hemming denim jeans is probably one of the toughest jobs for a domestic sewing machine so if you are trying to do this, its a good idea to take it slowly and use a "humpjumper" which helps to maneouvre over the thick side seams.

However, even with all the above, many machines won't sew more than one layer of heavy dense weave denim.

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I am having a terrible time sewing through several layers on trim on pockets that I attach to the front of tote bags. I sell these totes and need a polished, professional look. When I bought this...


try a
Jean-a-ma-jig or Hump-jumper
trying to sew over a bump of fabric, such as a thick jean hem, try using this tool
local fabric store should carry it
It keeps your pressure foot level as you sew over the
bump
you said your needle plate has many strike marks on it,,make sure you can't feel the strike marks so the fabric won't hang on them,,because marks on a needle plate can pulled the fabric

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How to use a blind hem stitch foot on the White overlock 2000


The blind hem stitch foot is actually just a guide to keep the folded edge of the fabric away from the cutters, and close enough to the needle, to catch a snippit of fabric to actually hem the item you are feeding thru the machine.
The trick is in the folding, and this vid clip is a good guide for the folding technique. Keep in mind that the 'lip' of fabric she is talking about will be overlocked, and your hem will have alot more 'give', providing a stretch that would be helpful for a stretch fabric.
http://www.ehow.com/video_4407404_machine-sew-blind-hem.html

Mar 16, 2010 | White Sewing Speedylock 1600 Mechanical...

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Machine does not feed properly. It sewed fine for


Hello,
Here are a few solutions to check.

* Check your fabric to make sure it isn't caught on something.

* Check your pressure foot to make sure it's screwed tightly in place.

* Adjust the pressure of your pressure foot as it may be too light or too heavy for your fabric.

* Check your feed dogs for lint. If your feed dogs are clogged with lint, they're not gripping your fabric properly. Remove your pressure foot and clean out any lint with an old toothbrush.

* Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this function. They may have been inadvertently lowered.

* Check your stitch length regulator, If its set at “0” or a very small number, try switching to a longer stitch length.

* Change your needle, it may be damaged.

* Check your needle plate and make sure it's securely in place.

* Use a “Jean-a-ma-jig” or a “Hump-jumper”. If you've been trying to sew over a bump of fabric, such as a thick jean hem, try using this tool (your local fabric store should carry it). It keeps your pressure foot level as you sew over the bump and gives your feed dogs something to grip.

I hope this helps

Mar 13, 2010 | New Home L-372 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Will not feed the fabric


Hello,
Here are a few solutions to check.

* Check your fabric to make sure it isn’t caught on something.

* Check your pressure foot to make sure it’s screwed tightly in place.

* Adjust the pressure of your pressure foot as it may be too light or too heavy for your fabric.

* Check your feed dogs for lint. If your feed dogs are clogged with lint, they're not gripping your fabric properly. Remove your pressure foot and clean out any lint with an old toothbrush.

* Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this function. They may have been inadvertently lowered.

* Check your stitch length regulator, If it’s set at “0” or a very small number, try switching to a longer stitch length.

* Change your needle, it may be damaged.

* Check your needle plate and make sure it’s securely in place.

* Use a “Jean-a-ma-jig” or a “Hump-jumper”. If you’ve been trying to sew over a bump of fabric, such as a thick jean hem, try using this tool (your local fabric store should carry it). It keeps your pressure foot level as you sew over the bump and gives your feed dogs something to grip.

I hope this helps


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