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Needle just falls out. Hemming some pants using the needle for Jeans/Denim 80/12. I can't even sew over a thick layer on these pants. I've never experienced anything like this. Help please?

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Steam the seam alot and pound it down with a hammer. This helps me.

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That sounds like the needle is not in straight or is bent.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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Generally when the needle does not pick up the bobbin thread, it means the needle is either too far in or just plain the wrong length. YOu might want to try lowering the needle just a hair and see if that helps.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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You do need an oiling and cleaning. Also, try adjusting on the bobbin cover by turning th little screw with a small screwdriver. Keep adjusting and testing until you get the loops just as you want them...

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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Typically loops are a tension problem. Have you tried resetting your tension? You may have to also adjust your bottom tension, but be sure you mark (with fingernail polish or a sharpie) the original position so that you can put it back if it doesn't solve the problem. Also, what type of needle are you using? Try a jeans needle, maybe a 90 or 100. And, what kind of bobbin thread are you using? If you're using the same jeans thread, it may be too heavy for the bobbin. Try regular cotton or poly in the bobbin.

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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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Don't pull your fabric as you seam as this is a sure fire way to break needles.

Also, make sure you have got the right foot on it for the stitch sequence it is sewing. For example, don't use a foot with a little hole in it when doing a zig zag as the needle will strike the foot. The general purpose clear plastic foot is usually a good one for most stitching.

If you are trying to sew something pretty heavy then this can cause breakages too as the machine may struggle to pierce through 6 layers of denim when you cross another seam. For example, hemming jeans, when you stitch over the side seams, your machine is trying to pierce probably 7 layers, the leg, plus the felled seam turned twice. It will struggle. You can help it by using a "Jeans-a-jig" a little plastic device you hold in front to get the foot up over the lump and give it grip. But take it really slow and sew one stitch at a time.

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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...


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local fabric store should carry it
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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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Bottom thread is loose and loopy


I would use a denim needle, these are blue coated to slide through the fibres, usually in size 100. But the looping is more about the weight of the seam, ie thickness. Also aremyou trying to use thick yellow jeans thread on the outside and normal thread inside? This is difficult to achieve as the thick yellow thread wont go through needle, you need to use it on the bobbin and sew right side down. I have never had much success with jeans hems on my Japanese machine and usually end up using my industrial Singer to do it. You can try usinf a seam jumper Sometimes called a jeans-a-ma-jig, this helps give leaverage to the feed dogs as you approach the side seams. Also, belt the seams flat with a hammer first.

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Loops on bobbin side


Typically loops are a tension problem. Have you tried resetting your tension? You may have to also adjust your bottom tension, but be sure you mark (with fingernail polish or a sharpie) the original position so that you can put it back if it doesn't solve the problem. Also, what type of needle are you using? Try a jeans needle, maybe a 90 or 100. And, what kind of bobbin thread are you using? If you're using the same jeans thread, it may be too heavy for the bobbin. Try regular cotton or poly in the bobbin.

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