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How do I get my brothers pacesetter XL703 to come off the stretch material stitch

The needle goes forward and back and I want a straight stitch

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Marilyn, get your manual and read... That is a simple stitch selection change.

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Posted on Nov 30, 2014

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SOURCE: Can't get a neat straight and stretch stitch underneath

Sounds like a bottom tension problem, to be sure I would have to have a look, I would suggest you have it looked at. Not sure about the materials you are sewing and have serious doubts as to whether the machine you are using is up for the job and will give you a satisfactory finish. It is possible a "walking foot" machine is what you need.

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on my industrial machine this was caused by the wrong size needle. the length was off just a fraction. just an idea, in case you bought generic needles or something.

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SOURCE: Needle stuck in the material while sewing a straight stitch.

See if you can release the bobbin from the case.

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SOURCE: Elna Stella TX - stretch stitches missing on stretch material

Oh yes, a ballpoint needle would indeed help.

Good luck and let me know if this solves the problem.

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It sounds like the feed mechanism needs oil.

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Here is the stitch selection page from your manual

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I would suggest that you use the stitch called "elastic overlock" using a stretch needle, you need a ball point tip on the needle to press between the elastane fibres in lycra. A stretch needle is blue, coated with a substance that makes it easier to stitch these types of man made stretch fibres, often size 75. If you can't get one of those, then use a ball point needle, size 70 or 80.

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