Question about Sewing Machines
Hello Melanie, could you please tell me the machine make and model along with a little more information about the problem.
Posted on Nov 16, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My seams pull apart
Sounds like a tension issue.
Check your tension units and thread guides are clean and free of lint....a rag moistened with methylated spirit (denatured, surgical etc) run between the disks will help.
Normal factory tension setting = 3 for all dials although resetting this style of tension unit is, frankly, awkward, so if it ends up being other than 3, don't worry too much, just write it down somewhere handy.
Start with all at tension 3 and try using 4 different colours of thread and sew a scrap to see the balance of the tensions to more easily locate any that are loose.
Ideally, the 2 needle threads should appear as secure dots not at all "loopy", while the looper threads should meet neatly at the edge and be a firm join without pulling at the edge on one side or the other.
Get the needle threads right first, then small adjustments to balance the looper threads....after a few adjustments you will probably have it back to normal.
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Posted on Feb 18, 2008
SOURCE: Trouble starting a seam
I had this problem. The trouble I was having was that in order to begin serging with the needle in the fabric was very awkward, there was bunching and then lumping and chewing up. So, now I trim into the fashion fabric with scissors, ALONG the EXACT line I will be following with the knife for about 1/2 inch, so that when I place the fabric under the foot, I can sink the needle and turn the handwheel COUNTERCLOCKWISE (!) for two or three turns. This solves the problem. To explain it another way, begin the trimming you want the knife to do with scissors just a little bit, place your fabric with the cut edge butted right to the knife edge, lower the foot, sink the needle and hand-turn for two or three stitches before putting your foot on the pedal. I can HIGHLY recommend a repeat read of your manual, I read and re-read mine before I tried sewing. This is a very complex machine.
Posted on May 07, 2008
SOURCE: quilting seam allowance
When you turn your machine on it automatically sets up for a straight stitch with the needle centered. Just guide the right edge of your fabric along the line marked 15 on the throat plate and you'll have very close to a 5/8" seam. If you need more precision you can adjust your needle position to the left or the right by using the stitch width and mirror setting buttons.
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
Try adjusting the bobbin tension and see if that helps. If all else fails, why not contact the manufacturer or read your instruction manual for further details.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
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