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My Embroidery machine is skipping stitches. Also when I changed the light bulb for the under the pressure foot a piece of steel which looks like it should hook in somewhere and I don't know where.

The hook came out when I changed the light bulb for the presser foot and I don't know how or where it fits in. there is nothing in the manual. I need to sort my machine out urgently. It's also skipping stitches and I can't find a dealership in Johannesburg - South Africa. Please help.

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Hi emnsam....please update your post with the complete Model Number in it's entirety and I will be able to advise you.

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I had that same problem and it was due to the thread being too tight. Put the thread net on your thread and it should be ok.

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Does the presser foot move at all when the machine is first turned on?
Do the needle and feed teeth calibrate when the machine is first turned on?
You probably need to locate your nearest authorized repair center.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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Turn power switch to "0"
raise the needle to highest position by turning the wheel toward you(counterclockwise) and raise the presser foot lever
release the foot by raising the lever located at the back of the presser foot assembly
place a different presser foot on the needle plate so that the bar on the presser foot is in line with the slot on the shank
lower the presser foot lever and fix the presser foot onto the shank. If the p foot is in the correct location the bar will snap in you should hear a click or snapping sound let me know if this helped thanks! amy

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SOURCE: Top stitch looks good, bottom stitch is loopy

this is a common problem, don't worry it's easy to fix.  take the spool of thread off, remove the bobbin.  look for any stray thread pieces in or around the bobbin case, rethread the top of the machine and when you do, follow the threading guide precisely and ---here's the trick---make certain that the thread goes between the tension discs.

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Bobbin thread picks up when there is no fabric in machine,as soon as i put fabric under the foot it skips stitches or doesn't catch at all. have changed needles, re threaded and adjusted timing.


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I have run into this problem on newer light weight machines.
Remove the nose cover and look for thread wrap in the upper tension control, even a small piece of fluff can keep the discs from closing when you drop the presser foot.
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How do you set the sewing machine to the correct settings to embroider using an embroidery foot for the brother XL2310? The machine seems to skip some stitches.


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Can someone tell me what the letters on the presser feet that come with the machine correspond to? Which one is for what?


A is the standard stitch foot
B is for a wider stitch such as a zigzag stitch
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R is for Embroidery
H is a non-stick glide foot (use for vinyl)
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That would depend on if you have a regular home sewing machine or a embroidery machine. I'm going to assume that you have a regular machine.

There is something called free hand embroidery. you lower or disengage the feed dogs, take off the presser foot. Some use a darning foot and others just leave the foot off. Hopefully your design is already marked on the fabric. Place fabric in a regular hand embroidery so they fabric is right side up but the hoop makes it sit down in the rings. (make sense) Fit your hoop on the bed of the sewing machine, under the presser foot/presser foot bar. Lower the presser foot lever. (important for tension) and select stitch style and length. you may need to adjust tensions too.

Begin stitching, take a couple stitches... then reverse a couple... then snip the loose ends. Continue to stitch, guiding the hoop so that the needle follows the design. Start slowly and as you discover how your hand movements effect the length of the stitches... you can speed up and slow down as you need to create your design.

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How do you adjust pressure foot tension


you probably can't adjust the pressure on the foot, most models it is preset with no ability to adjust the pressure. Take a look at the top of the machine, left side above the needle area. If your machine has adjustable foot pressure, there will be a thumb screw of some sort on the top of the machine in this area, possible with a + and - symbol to indicate which way to turn to adjust the pressure.

I have owned Elnas, Janomes and Singers and only one of them had adjusted foot pressure.

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Cant embroider on toyota quiltmaster 50


The Quiltmaster 50 can only do free-hand embroidery. Use the darning foot. Set the machine for a satin stitch with a stitch length of 0 and lower the feed dogs. Manually move the hoop to stitch your design. (Trace the design on the fabric and place on a stabilizer if needed. Center the design in an embroidery hoop and move the hoop under the needle. In my limited experience, all fabrics need stabilizers. Some require multiple sheets of stabilizer.)

Personally, I have trouble moving any fabric under the pressure foot. This is mostly a matter of practice. You have to make a lot of scrap piece trials.

This site has the manual for the Quiltmaster 50 (European version): http://www.home-sewing.com/WebRoot/Store/Shops/homesewing/4AAF/95FA/5ED9/1505/56BA/4D44/240A/754B/QUILT50_0020_EFNI_0020__0020_679111-CEA10.pdf . See page 37 (49 of the PDF).

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Hello, I have a kenmore sewing machine model #385.19233 . It is not broken, what i need is someone who can tell me how to get this machine to do free motion sewing. I hope you can help me.


If your machine has an embroidery foot, this will allow you to free motion embroidery. The embroidery foot will be positioned close to the fabric but will not hold the fabric in place.The presser foot must be down so that you will have the correct tension. Once the foot is on, the presser foot lifter is in the down position, then it's up to you to guide the fabric under the machine in the pattern you want. I advise a regular straight stitch with about 6-8 stitches to the inch. Move the fabric at a medium speed under the foot. If you move too slowly the stitches will be too close. If you move too quickly you'll have HUGE skips in your stitches. The main thing to know is that you can't use a regular foot because it will hold the fabric in place, even if you lower the feed dogs. When I free motion, I use the embroidery foot and keep the feed dogs up just to give a little resistance but NOT to hold the fabric in place. I love doing the free motion and I hope this helps you get started. If it helps you, please come back and rate my advice. Thanks!

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Skipping stitches and sometime the thread breaks.


Sounds like a tension problem maybe. Too tight tension will bend, and break the needle, especially if sewing fast in free machine embroidery, in this mode, the tensions have to be looser anyway. I can't explain why the wheel flagged and stopped, but experiment with tensions first.

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