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Trying to understand v-neck step in top-down cardigan figheadh #F14. I have 264 stitches right or wrong? Don't understand how to get to the upper body step.

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SOURCE: Machine not sewing

Make sure you have threaded the machine from right to left, it sounds like the needle thread is trapped under the lower looper thread and cannot form a stitch.........start the threading over from scratch like this:

  1. Lower Looper
  2. Upper Looper
  3. Left Needle
  4. Right Needle
Is there a diagram for how to thread on the inside of the door ?

Follow that slowly and carefully to make sure you have not missed any thread guides on the way, as each one needs to be followed through to ensure correct tension and thread progression.

If you are certain that all threaded correctly, did you have a fabric jam and pulled it loose ? If so, the timing may well be affected.

Post an update and we'll get this right.

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SOURCE: I have a Singer Stylist 533. When trying to sew

out of time but may have broken gear under the bottom.

Posted on Aug 18, 2010

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SOURCE: I bought Brother sewing machine

The foot is on the side. Make sure it is clean. Take off the plate and remove the bobbin cleaning all the lint and thread out with q-tips. Oil if needed. Make sure you are using the same thread in the bobbin as on top. Rethread the machine making sure you do it correctly. Change needles using Schmetz as it is shorter and I have found Singer and white label needles are too long and cause problems and well as break easily as they hit the bobbin and cause looping. Not sure what you need to know about the foot. It should have a handle on it so you can put it up or down. Google Brother model XL 2230 and download a manual to find lots of info about your machine.

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SOURCE: My zig-zag stitch tension is off. It pulls down too much of the upper thread on the right side of the stitch, and pulls up bobbin thread on the left side of the stitch. It is a kenmore 385.16221301

For this issue, you may want to take it for service. Something may be out of adjustment causing the uneven tension.

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I have an XN1700 sewing machine and I can't get a straight stitch underneath no matter how I adjust the tension what am I doing wrong? I've checked the spool and top threading .


Not sure I understand your question, but be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread. This allows the thread to seat completely in the tension disk. Then, you may need to tighten the upper tension so the top thread will pull the bobbin thread up higher in the fabric.

FWIW, there are some machines that just naturally do not have a perfectly straight stitch. I have an old Nelco that creates a slight zag in its stitch. But, the machine makes up for this deficiency in other ways!

Mar 24, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Hi I have threaded the needle but when I stitch the cotten comes out of the needle can you help please


When you thread and then start up your machine to sew, for instance, a seam, there's one more step you have to take. After you have threaded, placed your fabric under the foot, and put your presser foot down, pull a length of thread--enough so you can grab, maybe 3" or 4"--pull the thread to the back of the machine and then hold it down for the first stitch or two. You see, when it starts to take the first stitch the upper thread pulls towards the machine, and if there's not enough left over, it will pull it right back though the needle! All you have to do to get around that is to make sure the end of the upper thread is being held down with your hand long enough to take the first stitch or two--then you can let it go.

Apr 15, 2015 | Singer 1120 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Why stitches on top are great but bottom are loose and loopy?


Check your upper threading. Make sure it's between your tension discs. Remember loops on bottom, something is wrong with upper threading/tension. Loops on top something is wrong in the bobbin area (like the bobbin being in upside down or a loose bobbin tension spring)

start by rethreading the top thread with the presser foot UP.

Jun 11, 2014 | Singer Quantum 9910 Computerized Sewing...

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Viking 6360 buttonhole procedure


you start with the broad zig zag stitch bar across the top
then you go down the left side using a smaller zig zag stitch
then you make the the broad zig zag stitch at the bottom
then you make the smaller zig zag stitch on the right side
all the way to the top broad zig zag stitch & your done
the right side zig zag does not go beyond the top broad zig zag
stitch

Aug 01, 2012 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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How do I set up my babylock serger for a rolled hem? What is the tension to be set at?


I don't know your babylock well, some of these have automatic tensions and electronic stitch selection. But a rolled hem is achieved on any overlocker in the following way; the actual dials and knobs might vary a bit.

Firstly there is a stitch finger that you need to change or retract so that the thread can roll the fabric rather than staying flat. For a normal seam this finger sticks out in the area where the loopers and needle form the stitch holding the cut edge flat until the seam is made over it. But for rolled hems you want to retract this finger so it does roll.

On the Bernettes this is a little lever in front of the stitching area that you pull back to retract the finger. Have a look around where the stitch forms and you should see the finger. Some machines, its a part you change on the needle plate with a screw driver, or just move a switch or lever.

You want the right hand needle in place, remove the left hand needle.

Thread upper looper with wooly overlock thread, this is a fluffy nylon that pulls flat under tension but relaxes and "fills" out once its stitched into place. Gives that lovely covered look you see on shop bought tablecloth edges. Your regular thread in needle and lower looper. Usually cutting blade to the right side as you want it to cut more fabric than in the seam so it rolls under. Now loosen off the tension on the top looper, (I use 2 on mine but this is something you need to finesse with each machine), and tighten up the tension on lower looper, (about 7). Leave needle tension alone.

Now test stitch on your fabric, and finess the upper and lower looper tensions until you get the lower looper thread almost not showing, it should be right up against the needle on the underside with the upper looper thread completely wrapping around top and bottom, pulling the fabric under.a seam like this.
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Test stitch and adjust upper and lower looper until this is happening.

Now, turn stitch length down to close up the stitching, probably 1 or 0.8 if you want a real satin stitch look to the hem.

Because of the stitch density this uses thread so do the finessing first, then turn the length down.

That's it! Now right down the tension settings you used and keep handy for next time.

Sep 24, 2011 | Baby Lock Eclipse Serger

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I can't seem to find the correct bobbin tension for any projects.


Hello

What did you do differently to gather? Did you change the upper or bobbin tension? If you changed the upper tension, set it back to 4. If you changed the bobbin tension (don't!), set the upper tension to 4 and fiddle with the bobbin tension screw (1/8 of a turn at a time, no more!) until you've got balanced tensions again.

Cure is usually take ALL the thread off of/out of the machine, give it a good cleaning (vacuum and brush only, no compressed air), oil if it is required, a new needle right way around, and then carefully rethread, following each step in the manual, and making sure you thread the top with the presser foot raised (which opens the upper tension and allows the thread to enter it.) Don't forget to put the presser foot down to sew, and hold on to the thread ends for the first couple of stitches in a seam.

Jul 11, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Model # 64 60 viking sewing machine looking for manual for sewing leather or canvas which cam to use in it


As to your question about leather, the 6460 has a special stitch for sewing leather. Select Colormatic cam C and install in the cam hole at the back of the machine. To remove/add a cam turn the upper left hand dial on the front of the machine to the small dot. This disengages the cam. Gently remove the cam by pulling straight out from the back of the machine. Install cam C straight in, ever so slightly twisting it back and forth into the hole to find the sweet spot. You'll hear a click when it's all the way in.

To use Viking's leather stitch, turn the upper left dial to the color yellow. (Note: The slash line on the upper left dial is a stop. You can't turn past that point. Go in the other direction to get to the icon or color you want.) Turn the upper right and bottom right dial to yellow also. The upper left dial is what selects the particular stitch on the cam, the leather stitch in this case. The upper right dial selects stitch length, and the lower right dial selects stitch width. You can move the right dials within the color range. Experiment on a scrap of cloth to get the stitch size the way you want it. The leather stitch looks like a straight stitch with a block style edging to the right of the straight stitch. This is supposed to give a stronger stitch to the leather rather than a straight stitch by itself.
If you don't have the manual for your machine: Select which of the eight cams you want to use. All the cams are removed/installed by turning the upper left dial on machine front to the small dot. At the rear of the machine, pull/insert cam straight in or out and twist slightly as you push in or remove to find the sweet spot. Move the dial away from the small dot to lock the cam in.
Turn upper left dial to stitch type you want and match the other dials to that same color. Upper right controls stitch length, lower right controls width. Bobbin tension is controlled by the dial at front left of the machine, above the needle.
Cams A-C are the workhorse cams and the rest are embroidery stitches.Straight stitch, button and stitched zig-zag will work on any cam. These stitches do not rely on matching a color code. To use those three: To select straight stitch, on the upper left dial, choose the icon that looks like a buttonhole with a zig that trails off to the right. Select stitch length on upper right dial and turn the lower right dial to zero, going by number rather than color.
To select stitched zig zag, turn upper left dial to the broken zig zag icon (to the right of the straight stitch icon). Select stitch length and width.
To move the needle to the side for buttonhole stitching or other times when you want the needle off center, turn the upper left dial to the button icon. If stitching a button hole, set stitch length to zero and lower right dial to desired stitch width. Push in the small white button that's beneath the lower right dial in order to prevent the feed dogs from moving the fabric forward. Pushing that button in is also handy for putting cloth under the foot before sewing as it prevents snagging and is used for tacking.

Jun 06, 2011 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Upper thread getting tangled in the bobbin


Always remember T-N-T. Thread, Needle, Tension. Assuming its threaded properly, is the needle all the way in and facing the right direction? These symptoms also suggest the bobbin may be in the bobbincase upside down thus turning in the wrong direction. Hope this helps.

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