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Im buying a 2nd hand machine. Is 222 hours of work a lot for a Ruby Royale?

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Have the Ruby Royale, the bobbin thread is coming to the top side of fabric, not getting full color. Have retreaded, new bobbin, no luck. It's a new machine and worked beautifully this morning.


Tension is probably the problem. Sewing heats up the machine and the tension discs may not like it. Also be sure that your thread, fabric and needle are correct. The wrong needle ( too big?) may draw too much thread from the bobbin.

Jan 22, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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What does everyone think of Empisal machines?


hard to find instruction manuals for them,,if you can find one with the manual then that is very helpful. and some sewing machine shop may not work on them.

Nov 23, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Looking for a second hand sewing macine i want to buy second hand sewing machine


Not sure what your question is; are you looking for a Juki second hand machine? If so, you should try Ebay, Gum Tree Craig's list or join a Yahoo group where owners may list their machines for sale.

If you are looking for recommendation of a second hand machine to buy, then I would suggest that you go test drive some machines at dealerships and also write down a list of key features you are looking for. Most new sewers will look for a machine that gives them a range of practical stitches and a buttonhole but is easy to operate. But pricepoint is often the key purchase driver and sometimes paying a little more to get a stronger machine is worth the investment if you are going to be using this machine for the next 10-20 years.

If you buy a second hand machine you need to know that it is in good order, serviced recently and that parts and accessories are available for it. Try it out through all the stitches and have a good look at the stitch it makes; does the tension look even, is it sewing the widest zig zag or is it skipping stitches.

If I was to buy a 2nd hand machine I'd look for a Swiss made mechanical machine such as a Elna Star Series SU, or a mechanical Bernina 830, 1003 or something similar. I see these come up on ebay from time to time, just hunt for a local one and go look at it rather than take a risk and bid without trying it.

But everyone has a preference; often based on what they used or saw their mum or nan sewing on and there are lots of other good brands out there. However, if you want lots of stitches, alphabet and 6 buttonholes, you are going to have to go computerised; not so easy to fix yourself obviously and can be expensive for electronic components if they go. So look for a model that isn't too old so parts will still be around for it.

Oct 09, 2011 | Juki HLZ 35Z Sewing Machine

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Having trouble with reading usb sticks hour glass comes on for a second then nothing


Make sure that the stick that you are attempting to use it 2 GB or smaller.
Which machine do you have? Designer 1, SE, Ruby, Topaz or Diamond all use usb sticks and I may have a different answer depending on which one you have.

Dec 13, 2010 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Elna sewing machine manual


Www.ifixmachine.com has lots of manuals and parts for a cheaper price

Dec 19, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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