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My sewing machine don't want to work the elastic tread that you use for smocking. I put it on the bobbin. Also, were can I download a free service/ repair manual?


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Be sure you hand-wind the bobbin with the elastic thread. You may also need to loosen the bobbin tension a bit if the elastic thread is stretching too much while stitching.

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I was just reading in the manual for my antique Montgomery Ward Model 30. It described shirring using a ruffle foot. If we can extrapolate from this info you may be able to do shirring with yours. You'll need similar material scraps to practice.

It describes a "shirring plate" that essentially goes over the feed dog area and eliminates their pulling the fabric through. So to emulate this you'll need to lower the feed dogs. Look for a slide type switch either on the front or back of the machine near the needle area.

Attach your ruffler foot. The instructions say to remove the separator blade... that's the very bottom part of the attachment. On mine there's a screw that allows you to take that part off which only leaves the blade that tucks the fabric to make the ruffle. (hopefully modern machines have this ability) Make sure you place your screw and blade in a safe place. (I like to use masking tape... and tape it to a safe place)

Place the material between the feed dog area and the ruffler blade. Longer stitches mean bigger and more loose ruffles. So lets start with big ruffles.... set your stitch really long. Set your ruffler setting for the desired type of ruffle or Plait. Shirring is done with a single stitch plait or "gathering"

Ok here is where it gets a bit confusing because modern seamstresses don't have the variety of threads we used to (or can afford anyway) It says. "Thread bobbin with mercerized DMC floss No.3 keeping the bobbin tension loose, long stitches and thread top with stitching silk that contrasts strongly with the color of the DMC sot that the stitch of the bobbin thread will stand out clearly as a trim" It also suggests the use of the quilting guide to make your stitch rows evenly spaced.

So practice this technique on some scrap or similar materials. Good luck. ;)

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you are doing it wrong, thread the machine top and bottom as normal, shirring elastic on your lap, select a small zig zag or pattern, sew and as you sew pull the shirring elastic taught, mif you wind the shirring elastic on the bobbin you will mess the tensions up.

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