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On a sewing machine, it would be the stitch design selector in conjunction with the stitch length and stitch width selections. For a zig-zag stitch, a stitch width selection higher than zero will give a wide stitch.

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When you say they change size, what are you referring to? If you change the type of fabric on the sewing advisor the stitches will change in relationship to the type of fabric selected which can cause them to change size. The other issue may be in feeding the fabric to the machine. If the fabric gets caught on something and is not feeding freely, it can cause the stitches to elongate.

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Do you mean the size of stitch or the type of stitch ?. Size is usually controlled by a dial with numbers on it, or a lever with numbers on it. Metric machines will have stitch sizes in millimetres, or 'mm', so maybe 0, 2,2.5, and so on. Others will have stitch sizes ranging from 0 to 20 per inch, with increments including 8, 10, and 12.

If it is the type of stitch, again, usually a dial controls this. It may have symbols on it, that resemble the stitch. Zig zag for example, nearly always indicated by Z shapes. If you have a pic of the machines front, fairly close up , I could tell you more. Some dials need to be pushed in to work, some need to be pulled out.

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Have you selected the proper stitch. Look at the decorative stitch line 1,2,3,or 4, then the number above the stitch. Your screen should say 1:24 for line one, stitch 24. Make sure you are using the recommended foot. Embroidery unit is disengaged. Then makes sure you have selected the proper weave or thickness of material button. If it still won't sew, try a different type of fabric button and try that. This will change the tension. The tension could be too tight or too loose for that stitch.

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On my Elna SU ,The front white top selector is jammed


Have you turned the stitch width and stitch length selectors back to zero each before trying to change the stitch selector wheel? Really important to always do this.

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Almost jammed


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It is most likely because you have it on a type of stitch but did not switch the didstance that you want the zig zag to be. Just change you stitch or your distance.

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Skipping stitches and knotting up underneath.


Hello,
Here are a few things to try.

* Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this feature.

* When you start to sew a seam, hold the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting caught in your machine.



* Your fabric may require a different needle. Generally, heavier fabrics require larger needles and thinner fabrics, smaller needles. You may also need a larger needle if you’re sewing through many layers of fabric. And make sure to use a ballpoint needle for knit fabrics and a sharp needle for woven (or a universal needle for either). And make sure your needle is appropriate for the type of thread you’re using.


* Adjust the pressure of your pressure foot, it may be too light for your fabric.


* If your upper thread and bobbin threads are different types, try using the same thread for both. And use a good quality, brand name thread.



* Change your needle plate. Try switching to a needle plate with a smaller hole (a straight stitch needle plate).


Important Note: If you change your needle plate, check to make sure your needle aligns perfectly with this smaller hole before starting to sew. A misaligned needle could hit the plate and break, which could be dangerous. And make sure to change your needle plate back for zigzag and other wide stitches.

Hope this helps.

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