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My sewing machine will not perform the zig-zag sewing function.

I am in the process of sewing cushion covers made from scotchguard fabric and I am tidying the edges by performing the zig-zag function. I changed the necessary controls etc but it still stitches straight. What should be done to rectify this problem??

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  • albranch Jul 23, 2009

    Thanks for your prompt response, I will get on it this evening and let you know the results.
    God Bless You Too!!!



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Thnx for contacting Fixya.
plz try these steps to perform zig-zag stiches in your sewing machine..

Choose the type or width of zigzag stitch you want to use. Fairly wide zigzag stitches are useful for finishing the edges of seams, while narrow zigzag stitches work better for small pieces of fabric and for appliqués.

  • Turn the hand wheel of the sewing machine toward you until the needle is in the fully raised position. If you try to change stitch types with the needle lowered, the needle may break.
  • Set the sewing machine stitch to the type and width of zigzag stitch you want. Some sewing machines have a manual dial for the stitch types, while others use electronic stitch controls.
  • Adjust the stitch length to match the type of zigzag stitching you need. A regular stitch length works fine for finishing the edges of fabric to keep them from raveling. But for appliqués, you may want to use an extra short stitch length to make the zigzag stitches closer together.
  • Set your sewing machine speed to slow for zigzag stitching appliqués and small pieces, or leave it on normal or fast for long, straight seams.
  • Test the zigzag stitch on a scrap of fabric. You may want to use a contrasting thread color for the test so you can see the stitches more easily. Once you have a zigzag stitch width and length that’s appropriate for your project, you can stitch your real fabric using matching thread.
  • Raise the needle and adjust the type or width and length of the zigzag stitch if needed.
  • Zigzag stitch along the cut edge of a piece of fabric so that the edges of the zigzag stitch come as close to the edge of the fabric as possible, without going off the edge. If the zigzag stitches are too far from the edge, the fabric with ravel up to the zigzag stitching.
  • Zigzag stitch appliqués or layers of fabric so that the zigzag stitches overlap the edge of the upper layer. About half the width of the zigzag stitch should be on the appliqué or trim, and half of the zigzag stitch should be on the fabric below.

  • OR
    here are a few more tips..
    check to see at what width you've set the overlock - if it is at the very extreme, bring it back a notch. sometimes, the extreme settings cause errors/untidiness.
    have you changed fabrics? does the error occur in any/all types of fabric? if it works fine on some fabrics but not on others, here's a very handy tip :
    place strips of newspaper or kitchen roll under the stitching line under the fabric. this enables the smooth movement of fabric & neat, even stitches. after you've finished, just rip off the paper .
    check to see whether all the parts of the machine are intact, no breakage inside. oil your machine.
    and check the tension.

    hope i ve tried to give a satisfactory answer.
    If u ve further quearies and confusion plzz do let me kno,we will b happy to help you.
    all the best
    God bless

    Posted on Jul 23, 2009


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